Class Notes

Gregory Lowan-Trudeau receives career award

Gregory Lowan-Trudeau (BEd’06, MEd’08) was honoured by the Canadian Education Association with a 2014 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education for his work developing a critical understanding among current and future teachers of the link between Aboriginal ways of knowing, the... more

Rob Zuback joins St. Lawrence College

Rob Zuback (HBCom’88) started off 2015 with a new job as director of development and alumni relations at St. Lawrence College, which offers online and continuing education at three campuses in eastern Ontario. Prior to joining St. Lawrence, Rob worked at the Canadian Red Cross Society. Earlier... more

Mark Tilbury earns his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation

Mark Tilbury, Lakehead University’s director of Alumni and Community Relations, earned his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in December 2014. The CFRE is a globally recognized credential for philanthropic fundraising professionals. In the spring of 2014, Mark was honoured for his... more

Robert Horton joins Lakehead Alumni Association

Robert Horton, (MA'11, BEd'12) has joined the alumni association of Lakehead University board of directors and is currently completing a Masters of Education at Lakehead.  more

Dave Mossman launches a book

Dave (B.Ed '09) has been involved in event planning and management for almost a decade. He has worked with individuals, not-for-profits, and corporations to execute hundreds of events, including the 2011 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games. He’s now taking his expertise to the national level... more

Shy-Anne Hovorka big winner at 2014 Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards

Thunder Bay area singer-songwriter Shy-Anne Hovorka (B.Ed '03) is bringing home a lot of hardware after winning four awards at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards (APCMAs) held in Winnipeg in September 2014.  Hovorka picked up Best Country CD, Best Entertainer, Best Single and... more

Conrad Koczorowski named 2014 Global Changemaker

Another exceptional Alumni!  The Ontario Council for International Cooperation named Conrad Koczorowski (HBA '08) their 2014 Global Changemaker.Koczorowski has a long history of community engagement, from rebuilding computers for families who couldn't afford one, to volunteering hundreds... more

Lyn McLeod receives Order of Ontario

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... more

Michael Coffey named CFO of Tbaytel

Tbaytel officially announced that Michael Coffey (HBComm '92) was the new CFO in January 2014. Coffey will be leading the company’s financial and accounting divisions, a responsibility previously held by Tbaytel president and CEO Dan Topatigh.“Michael’s demonstrated... more

Julie Pauletig new Head of Ontario Teachers Federation

Julie Pauletig (BEd '86) was elected the 70th president of the Ontario Teachers Federation (OTF) in August 2013. Julie was a daily occasional teacher with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board before becoming an elementary school teacher with the York Catholic District School Board in... more

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