Lakehead invites alumni to “come home” for Homecoming Weekend

July 20, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University will welcome alumni and friends back to campus during our annual Homecoming Weekend, taking place from September 28-30, 2017. 

Returning alumni will enjoy events that bring together lifelong friends, celebrate alumni excellence, and provide a nostalgic return to the university community. Major events include the Alumni Awards Dinner, Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Speakers Series, Open Houses and reunions.

“Lakehead University has been the home for more than 52,000 alumni who continue to demonstrate exceptional leadership, across the country and around the world,” said Dr. Michel Beaulieu, Chair of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University (AALU).

“Each fall, Homecoming Weekend draws many of them back home to reconnect with their fellow classmates and honour their time at Lakehead. We welcome them to come home, visit campus, take in some of our events, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the community,” he said.

A full events listing can be viewed online at  The schedule continues to be updated, so be sure to check back often.


Alumni Awards Dinner 

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University has been honoring distinguished alumni since 1988 when the first Alumni Honour Award was given.  The ceremony will recognize individuals in the categories of Young Alumni, Alumni Honour and Legacy Award.  The event will be held on campus featuring a full awards program schedule and dinner.

If You Go:

What: Alumni Awards Dinner
When: Friday, September 29th – 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner 
Where: Thunder Bay Campus (location to be determined)

Award Recipients to be honoured
Alumni Honour Award
Ken Boshkoff (HBA ’72)  
Darren Lentz (HBOR, BSc. Bed ’96, Med ’07)

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Lloyed Lobo (BEng ’05)

Alumni Legacy Award:
David Heroux 
Rob Jamieson

Honourary Memberships:
Cam Clark
Cathy Trojan
Fred Gilbert

Wall of Fame Ceremony 

Since 1996, the Lakehead Athletics Wall of Fame has existed to acknowledge athletes, coaches, teams and administrators who have made outstanding contributions to Lakehead Athletics over the years. Celebrate the moments in our Lakehead sports history as part of this special ceremony. 


If You Go

What: Wall of Fame Ceremony
When: Saturday, September 29th – 1 p.m. 
Where: The Hangar

Wall of Fame Inductees:
Dr. Jack Remus
Bill Keeler (posthumously)

Male Athlete Inductees:
John LaPlante (Men’s Basketball)
Joel Scherban (Men’s Hockey)

Female Athlete Inductees:
Muriel Mortson (Women’s Basketball)
Katie Patroch (Women’s Wrestling)

Team Inductees:
1999-2000 Women’s Wrestling Team

Other Highlights:

Faculty of Business Reunion
Department of Languages – Foreign Film Screening
Alumni Party at The Outpost
Pre-game socials
Women’s and Men’s Basketball vs. Winnipeg
Men’s Hockey vs. UOIT
Wrestling reunion
Lakehead University Archives Open House
Zanatta Alumni Games

…and many more!




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Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. In 2016, for the second consecutive year, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada’s undergraduate universities. Visit

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