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Lakehead’s Report to the Community celebrates important people, events

 

Lakehead University’s Report to the Community luncheon recognized the influential people and events from the last year and celebrated the University’s 50th anniversary.

People from across Simcoe County gathered at Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club on November 12 to celebrate the...

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Thunder Bay Homecoming Photo Gallery


What an amazing first-ever Homecoming Weekend!   Lakehead alumni from far and wide travelled to Thunder Bay to relive 50 years of memories.  It provided guests with an opportunity to reconnect, make new friends and celebrate Lakehead's exceptional history.

We hope you enjoyed your...

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Lakehead names new Legacy Society in honour of William G. Tamblyn


Lakehead University is naming its new Legacy Society in honour of William G. Tamblyn, the University’s founding President and Vice-Chancellor.

The William G. Tamblyn Legacy Society allows Lakehead to recognize its donors and stewards, and recruit and sustain donor commitment.

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Update on Aboriginal Initiatives at Lakehead’s Faculty of Law


Our program at Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is unique in that we have three mandatory courses dealing with Aboriginal legal issues :  

1.  Aboriginal Perspectives

Aboriginal Perspectives is an experiential learning course. It is mandatory...

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Legendary Basketball Team Reunites after 45 Years

On November 1, 2014, the 1969 men’s basketball team arrived at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to celebrate the team’s 45th anniversary and the 85th birthday of their coach - George Birger.

The starting five team members – Americans Jerry Hemmings, Joe Parks, Shelton Bellamy, Robert...

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The Next Step in Responsible Mineral Exploration

Susan, Bob, Jamey, Ian, and Mary Craig grew up skiing with their dad near the shores of Lake Superior. Their father John – affectionately known as “Big Johnny” to his countless colleagues and friends – loved the outdoors.

John Craig was a teacher at Thunder Bay’s Hillcrest High School and...

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Exploring Education, Activism, and the Outdoors

Gregory Lowan Trudeau backpacking


“My time at Lakehead was transformational,” says Gregory Lowan-Trudeau, the winner of the 2014 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research from the Canadian Education Association. “I immediately felt a strong cultural and geographical connection to Northwestern Ontario."

But for...

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Treks into the Wilderness - Darlene Upton

It was the first day of high school when Darlene Upton (HBOR/BSC’91) came across a poster that changed her life.

In the school guidance counselor’s office was an advertisement for the Junior Rangers Program – an initiative geared towards ambitious teenagers interested in working in the...

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Helping Stroke Survivors

After a stroke, damage to the brain can cause a loss of hand function – tasks that were taken for granted such as dressing, eating, grooming, and personal hygiene can become extremely difficult or impossible.

Many stroke survivors experience frustration at being unable to perform these...

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Hatch Inspires Aboriginal Students

Kathryn Bemben of Hatch Mott MacDonald and Professor  David Barnett, Lakehead’s Dean of Engineering, are excited   to be fostering Aboriginal students’ interest in science

Lakehead’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program (AMP) received a giant boost from our friends at Hatch – a leading engineering and consulting firm. Hatch has operations around the world and is recognized for giving back to the communities where it works.

On December 12, 2014, representatives...

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