Class Notes

David Magee recognized for physical therapy work

Dr. David Magee (BA '68) was awarded the Order of Canada for his work in physical therapy. David, a professor with the University of Alberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, has a BA in History and Political Science from Lakehead. He is a world-renowned physical therapist who has helped... more

Dolores Wawia appointed to Order of Ontario

Dolores Wawia (B.Ed '85) is a leader, pioneer in native education and storyteller who has expanded educational opportunities for Aboriginal people. In February 2015, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, appointed Dolores to the Order of Ontario.She spent 15... more

Spencer Orr makes his mark at Canada Goose Clothing

Spencer Orr (HBOR’02) is making waves as the vice president of design and merchandising for Canada Goose Clothing – the company that makes the iconic parkas that can withstand frigid temperatures and harsh environments. Spencer began his career as a design and product manager with Sierra Designs... more

Frank Pullia receives award from Universum Academy of Switzerland

 Local businessman and municipal politician Frank Pullia (B. Admin 1984, MBA 2010) received a Cultural Ambassador of Universum Canada award in Pescara, Italy during the International Congress of the Universum Academy of Switzerland in February 2015.  Received in... more

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


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