Former long-time Thunder Bay politician and Lakehead Alumna Lyn McLeod received a high honour at Queen's Park in January 2014.
Ms. McLeod has an MA in Psychology from Lakehead University. She has devoted her career to public service: former leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and the first woman to lead a major political party in Ontario. Ms. McLeod represented the riding of Fort William/Thunder Bay-Atikokan from 1987 to 2003. She has been Minister of Colleges and Universities, Minister of Energy, and Minister of Natural Resources.
She continues to be actively involved in community work around the issues of education and health care as [the former] Chair of Health Quality Ontario, Board member with both the Ontario Power Authority and the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute. She was the Founding Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and is a past Chair of the Board of Governors of Confederation College in Thunder Bay.
Lyn retired in October 2003.