Hello Helsinki!


On May 17th a small reception co-hosted by the Department of History, the Lakehead University Alumni Association, and the Canadian Embassy was held in Helsinki to honour Dr. Keijo Virtanen, the former Rector of the University of Turku and expert historian on Finnish migration issues and history. He will be receiving an honorary doctorate at convocation in Thunder Bay on May 28. Michel S. Beaulieu and Jenna Kirker also presented Canada's Ambassador to Finland, Andree Cooligan, and AALU Finland Chapter President Carmen Pekkarinen with brand new alumni hockey jerseys!

Crowd gathered during Finland receptionCrowd gathered during Finland receptionDr. Michel Beaulieu begins presentation to Dr. Keijo VirtanenDr. Keijo Virtanen presentationDr. Keijo Virtanen is presented with a gift by Dr. Michel BeaulieuDr. Keijo Virtanen is presented with a gift by Dr. Michel BeaulieuAlumni hockey jersey presentationsFinland Chapter president, Carmen Pekkarinen wearing her new jerseyWolfie enjoying the festivitiesJenna Kirker,  Michel S. Beaulieu, AALU Finland Chapter President Carmen Pekkarinen and Canada's Ambassador to Finland, Andree Cooligan, wearing their brand new alumni hockey jerseys!