Class Notes

Alumnus inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Assocation

Dave Simourd (nee Sliz; MA’86) a proud LU Alumni was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for his Distinguished Contribution to the discipline of Psychology. He also received the CPA Criminal Justice section Significant Contribution Award for his 2018 co-... more

A Hello Message from Glen Cybulski (B.Sc/Education '82/'84)

It has been 35 years since I graduated from LU (B.Sc/Education 1982, 1984). After a 31 year teaching career in many schools I am grateful for the retirement (2016) I now enjoy with my family in London Ontario. K-house toga parties seem like they happened yesterday. A big shoutout to anyone I... more

Lakehead grad named Top 50 Women in Fintech for 2019

Claudette McGowan (BA'17) was recently named by Digital Finance Institute (DFI) as one of Canada's Top 50 Women in Fintech for 2019. Over 400 women were recommended to the Digital Finance Institute by various stakeholders in the industry during the institute’s outreach phase. The women who... more

Thunder Bay teacher named 2019's Outstanding Indigenous Educator

Tesa Fiddler (BA'01, MEd.'12) a Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board teacher has been named the 2019 Outstanding Indigenous Educator by the Canadian Teachers' Federation. A member of Weagamow and Onigaming first nations, Tesa received the award in Ottawa on July 11th, 2019. The... more

Ontario Historical Society Names New President

The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu (HBA'01, MA'03) of Thunder Bay has been elected at the 131st Annual General Meeting of the as the new President of the Society.A member of the OHS Board of Directors since 2013, Beaulieu holds a BA (Honours... more

Dr. Joelle Thorgrimson honoured for contributions to aviation and aerospace

Northern Lights Aero Foundation announces 2019 award winnersTORONTO – The Northern Lights Aero Foundation today announced the 2019 winners of its annual “Elsie” award, honouring Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace.“Our goal is to bring more recognition... more

Canadian Geographic names Geography teacher of the month: Peter Cameron

Peter Cameron (BA/B.Ed 1994) is self-described “M.A.D.” man. In other words, he wants to “make a difference” and teach his students to do the same.Cameron, who’s been a teacher for 24 years, currently teaches Grade 5/6 at St. Elizabeth’s School in Thunder Bay, Ont. He is also the co-... more

Lakehead University student’s art featured on new coin

 A fourth-year visual arts student at Lakehead University says it feels incredible to have designed one side of a new coin for the Royal Canadian Mint.The Royal Canadian Mint asked Mary McPherson to participate in the design process for the new coin.       ... more

Board Announces Incoming President of Confederation College

Chairperson George Patterson announced that Kathleen Lynch (HBSW '83) as the successful candidate as incoming President of Confederation College. Lynch will succeed outgoing President Jim Madder, assuming official duties on September 4, 2018.  “We are very pleased... more

New Vice-Provost Students & Registrar at Lakehead University.

Andrea Tarsitano (HBComm '01) has permanently taken on the role of Vice-Provost Students & Registrar at Lakehead University.  Having served as the Acting Vice-Provost (Student Affairs), alongside her existing role as Associate Vice-Provost Enrolment & Registrar, the transition to... more


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