Class Notes

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

Norm Gale appointed city manager of Thunder Bay

Norm Gale, (HBA '08, MA '11) former chief of Superior North EMS took over the city's top administrative spot in an acting role in October following the retirement of Tim Commisso. On January 12, city council voted unanimously to make that decision permanent."I'm extraordinarily pleased and... more

Lakehead Orillia author inspired by life

As published in the Barrie Examiner, January 6, 2016 Life is good.Jessica Dawson (BASED '17) would likely say that regardless of what happens — good or bad — because she’s a very optimistic person. Nevertheless, it has been a good year.She became engaged to her childhood sweetheart,... more

Past Alumni Association president becomes OPP union boss

Rob Jamieson, (HBOR '94, BA '94) was elected as the new president of the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) in December 2015.  Rob joined the OPP in 1995, after graduation and soon became a detective sergeant based in Barrie, Ontario. Jamieson chose to do policing... more

Goldie Award Winner 2015 - Joan Crowe

Joan Crowe (HBSc. '70) has been awarded the 2015 John Goldie Award by the Field Botanists of Ontario to recognize her significant contribution to field botany in Ontario.Joan volunteered in the Claude Garton Herbarium. The Herbarium was built on the collections made by Claude Garton... more

Allison McDonald publishes new children's literacy book

Bachelor of Education grad, Allison McDonald (B.Ed '03) recently had her book published by Scholastic Books Inc., entitled "Raising A Rock-Star Reader : 75 Quick Tips For Helping Your Child Develop A Lifelong Love of Reading."  The book is written for parents,... more

Wrestling Program Welcomes BeauParlant as Assistant

Lakehead's wrestling program welcomes back one of their own, and one of their best ever, as an assistant coach this season. Head coach Francis Clayton announced today that Justin BeauParlant will serve as an assistant with the program this season."I am fired up to have Justin BeauParlant as a part... more

Outstanding Work in Advancing the Cause of Arboriculture

Richard W. Harper (HBEM '00) of Amherst, Massachusetts, is the 2015 recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) Award of Achievement. This Award of Distinction recognizes ISA members for outstanding work in advancing the cause of arboriculture.Harper works in the... more


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