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February 2016
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Message from Alumni and
Community Relations
It's the depths of winter, but our Alumni haven't been hibernating.  
There was an impressive turnout for the January Political Science Alumni Reception.  Grads past and present gathered in The Study on the Thunder Bay campus to socialize over drinks and snacks.  Guests included many Alumni who have gone on to become important community leaders in Northwestern Ontario.
Last month also marked the establishment of our Vancouver Alumni Chapter.  The launch was attended by Lakehead's president, Dr. Brian Stevenson, who met with Alumni eager to get the new chapter off to a good start.
In March, there will be two special events that offer a great way for our Alumni to reconnect.  
The Calgary Chapter invites Alumni to enjoy a fast-paced game of lacrosse on March 5 as the Calgary Roughnecks take on the Rochester Knighthawks.  On March 7 in Toronto, the 2016 Alumni and Friends Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) breakfast will be held at the Royal York Hotel.
Get the full details in the Events section of our website and remember to get out there and enjoy the snow!


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Class Notes
Alumni Profiles 

At Home in the Boreal Forest

Maureen Kershaw faced an unexpected dilemma in 2006.

She was an established environmental and forestry consultant and a former lecturer in biology and conservation biology at Nipissing University. But if she wanted to keep a promise made over a decade earlier – and fulfil a lifelong goal – she would be returning to university as a student.   
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$250,000 Scholarship Challenge

Dr. Arthur Mauro eases financial burden for future law students

Dr. Arthur Mauro, former Lakehead University Chancellor and long-time supporter of Lakehead University, through The Mauro Family Foundation, will match all donations in support of scholarships, bursaries and awards made to the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law between November 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016, up to a maximum of $250,000.  Read More
 Orillia Campus 
Exciting summer course opportunities 


Media and Environmental Justice in Ecuador - May 18 – 31, 2016
This course will be offered in Ecuador for the first time this spring, providing students with a fascinating opportunity to experience first-hand one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world.  Students will also learn from local experts about how media is used to protect the environment, while producing media out in the field.  Details here.
Splendours of Ancient Italy – May 17-30, 2016
Students will examine the archaeology, technology, and social developments that characterized Ancient Italy.  This hands-on course can be completed for a half-credit in Anthropology, and is also open to curious friends and family members. Contact for details.

Aboriginal Initiatives

New Dean of Lakehead's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Lakehead University's second Dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law will be Angelique EagleWoman.

EagleWoman is coming to Lakehead from the University of Idaho College of Law, where she is a law professor and a legal scholar. She has also served as a Tribal Judge in four Tribal Court systems.  Read more

Coach's Corner

Lakehead University Athletics and Wasaya Airways Recommit to Reach Up! 

Lakehead University Athletics is renewing its partnership with Wasaya Airways to continue the Reach Up! program with First Nation communities in the North.

Reach Up! brings coaches and athletes from Lakehead’s hockey, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, Nordic skiing, track and field, and cross country ski teams to Northern communities to hold sports clinics and provide mentorship to the local coaches and youth.  Read more: 


 Toronto Chapter


 Calgary Chapter

Calgary Roughnecks vs. the Rochester Knighthawks

March 5, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Scotiabank Saddledome

Register here

  Affinity Partners

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University (AALU) has partnered with AMJ Campbell Van Lines to offer our alumni significant discounts on their personal moving needs. The AALU is pleased to work with AMJ Campbell in bringing these services to our members. Details here:

In Memoriam

Adam Wood (1980-2016)

(HBOR '12)

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