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November 2015
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Message from the Alumni and Community Relations office
Happy November everyone!  The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, but somehow our office is still buzzing with activity, even AFTER hosting our first Homecoming Weekend.  

Our celebrations this fall have allowed us the opportunity to reconnect with Alumni around the world.  We are constantly reminded of how exceptional our grads truly are: they publish books, receive Governor General History Awards, have their debut music single reach Platinum in Canada, are recognized among the country's Top 100 Most Powerful Women, or become a federal cabinet minister -
we celebrate you!  

October brought us news of Lakehead's ranking as first in Canada for research in the undergraduate research category by Re$earch Infosource.  In the annual Maclean's University rankings, we placed among Canada's Top 10 of primarily undergraduate universities in Canada, and in second in the category of Scholarships & Bursaries.  We are proud to be one of the best places in the country to pursue postsecondary education, and we are most proud of what our graduates contribute to their communities and beyond.

As we draw closer to the end of 2015 we are taking the time to reflect on our achievements over the past year, culminating into our Report to the Community event.  We invite you to learn more about our achievements over the past 12 months and encourage you to keep sharing your unconventional stories with us.  Go Wolves Go!

 
Lakehead University:
An Historical Perspective
1965-2015
(Video)

 
Visit Thunder Bay's 50th Anniversary Photo Gallery!


Stay connected
We love to stay in touch with our Lakehead family.  Even more - we want to know what you're up to!  Please take some time to let us know where you are and what you're doing.  

 
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Alumni Profiles 

Hayden Gorman:  "What I did this Summer"

With the arrival of fall comes the arrival of new and returning students. Their books are bought, their supplies are packed, and the campus buzzes with activity once again. 
Returning to school also means sharing fun highlights of the past summer with friends. For Hayden Gorman – a second-year outdoor recreation/concurrent education student – this meant being surrounded by the best-of-the-best in international sport at the Toronto 2015 Pan-Am and ParaPan Am Games.
 
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Philanthropy Profiles 
Liane & Rob Frenette

TBT Engineering Creates a Brighter
Future for Engineering students

With the same spirit and drive that has made TBT Engineering a leading force in the business sector, Rob and Liana Frenette continue to demonstrate a commitment to Lakehead University through the establishment of a graduate level scholarship in civil engineering.  “Having 50 years of Lakehead University in Northwestern Ontario has allowed numerous students to attend university.  Without an engineering program in the region, TBT Engineering would not have been able to achieve all we have as a Northwestern Ontario business.”
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Student Scholarships 

Now your gifts can go twice as far!  

 
 Orillia Campus 
Welcome to our Fulbright Scholar! 


Lakehead University is hosting its first Fulbright scholar this fall with the arrival of Dr. James Hollenbeck.  Dr. Hollenbeck comes to Lakehead Orillia from Indiana University Southeast’s School of Education through Fulbright Canada's Visiting Research Chair Program, and will be working with the Department of Sustainability SciencesRead more 

Aboriginal Initiatives


Update on Aboriginal Initiatives at Lakehead's Faculty of Law


Our program at Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is unique in that we have three mandatory courses dealing with Aboriginal legal issues. They are:
 
1.  Aboriginal Perspectives
2.  Indigenous Legal Traditions
3.  Aboriginal Law


With these three courses, we at least touch on each aspect of Call to Action #28 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which states  Read More
 
 
Coach's Corner

RBC Athletes of the Month

We salute the exceptional achievements of our Thunderwolves for the month of October!  (From left to right:  Lucas Shewan, Alysson Marshall, Kailan Robinson, Marla Keyes, Jerika Baldin, Kevin Tree, Henry Tan and Emma Horner).  Read more:
 
  What's New with LUSU
    (Lakehead University Student Union)
       

Over the past four months, the Lakehead University Student Union offices have been an exceedingly busy place with everything from a new rebranding project to the asbestos problems on campus being tackled. Many students don’t realize that LUSU stays fully operational over the summer months and, as a result, all of the big events they may have been a party to get overlooked. 
The Argus recently sat down with LUSU President Roman Jakubowski to recap those missed events.  Read more
 
  Report to the Community

Our community is invited to learn more about Lakehead University's exceptional people and events from the past year during our 2015 Report to the Community!  President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson will host the event, which will highlight accomplishments of the past year, including conversations with guests representing Lakehead students, faculty, staff and supporters.  RSVP here:
 
NEW! Alumni Guided Travel Program


 
THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!  Come join the Lakehead University Alumni Group as we travel to Indonesia to explore its beauty, magic, and natural wonders.  highlight of your 14-day trip will be an exclusive tour of the archaeological site of Liang Bua - where the so-called 'hobbits' of human evolution were discovered - led by Canada Research Chair in Human Origins and Thunder Bay native, Dr. Matthew Tocheri!  
 
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