Class Notes

Lakehead teacher Lisa Dampier wins ETFO Anti-Bias Award

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has presented Lakehead teacher Lisa Dampier (BA '92, B.Ed. '93) with its 2017 Anti-Bias Award for her work in teaching global citizenship and social justice to grades 7 and 8 students.The award is presented to an ETFO member or group of... more

Former lecturer and alum recognized by peak teacher education body

Former ORPT lecturer and Lakehead alum, Dr. Janet Dyment (PhD '05) is Australia's Teacher Educator of the Year, as awarded by the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) at a conference in Brisbane in July.The "judges were struck by Janet's fantastic work in online teacher education," said... more

ORPT alumnus Jackie Chan receives 3M National Student Fellowship

 Jacky WL Chan (HB OEd '16) is an outdoor educator and the co-founder and director of Zen’s Outdoor Leadership Camp for Youth (ZOLCY) – a volunteer driven Canadian NGO. ZOLCY’s mission is   to cultivate self-development, outdoor leadership, and the pursuit of continuous... more

2017 Parks and Recreation Ontario Award of Excellence winner

 The City of Thunder Bay announced that Kimberly Baskin (BA'11), Program Supervisor – Children & Youth, Recreation & Culture Division, was awarded the 2017 Parks and Recreation Ontario  Award of Excellence in the Emerging Leader category. This award recognizes the outstanding... more

Principal honoured by Catholic Principals Council of Ontario

Letizia Tremonti, Principal of St. Martin School in Thunder Bay, was named Principal of the Year by the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario and selected by her peers as Outstanding Principal in 2017.Letizia is a Faculty of Education BEd alumnus, who graduated with First Class Standing in... more

Thunder Bay teacher one of Canada's Outstanding Principals

Lakehead Public Schools is pleased to announce that Darren Lentz, Kingsway Park/Hyde Park Public School Principal has been named as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2017. Principal Lentz joins 39 other Principals from across the country, as announced today by the Learning Partnership’s... more

Lakehead Student & Faculty Member Win Innovation Awards

Congratulations to Lakehead student Shayna Parker (MHSc) and Dr. Pedram Fatehi who won innovation awards from the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (NOIC) at its recent awards ceremony.Shayna won the Young Innovator of the Year award.She was recognized for a video game she is developing for... more

Joseph N. Agostino enjoys retirement

Joseph N. Agostino (MA'80) is currently retired from his position as Psychometrist / Behaviour Consultant with the Cochrane Temiskaming Resource Centre in Timmins, ON.  He maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys walking excursions with his wife Donna, attending live theatre productions,... more

Four grads receive "Caring Canadian" Awards from Governor General

In separate ceremonies held during the last week of March, four Lakehead alumni received a Governor General's "Caring Canadian" award, in recognition of their significant, sustained, unpaid contributions to their community, in Canada or abroad.  The recipients were: Glen Sharp (... more

Proud Teacher: Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement

Alumnus John MacPhail's (HBA in History 1996, BEd 1997, MA in History 2000) Grade 7 class at St. Dominic Elementary School in Oakville has been awarded The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement. This award recognizes the most exceptional individuals and groups that have... more


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