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March 2016
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Message from Alumni and
Community Relations
The first day of spring is very near and the longer days are back. It’s a time of renewal and fresh starts.
In this issue you’ll meet Theresa Thibert, who has founded an exciting new opera company in Thunder Bay, and catch up on some recent events – including the Lakehead University Native Student Association’s 25th annual powwow and the establishment of an important scholarship for law students.
We also invite Alumni to join us for a brewery tour at the Red Line Brewhouse in Barrie, Ontario, on March 31. It’s a great way to sample excellent local craft beers that range from the light and refreshing to the smooth and full-bodied, as well as enjoy the company of fellow Alumni.

Happy Spring!



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Alumni Profiles 

Theresa Thibert Attracts the Attention of Opera Lovers

No longer will opera enthusiasts in Thunder Bay need to watch productions in the local movie theatre or out of town. They now have the opportunity to watch it live - thanks to Lakehead alumnus Theresa Thibert (HBA 2008, BEd 2013).
“People ask, Why opera in Thunder Bay?” says Theresa. “To me, it’s not a matter of why, but rather why not?”  

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Philanthropy Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright donates $125,000 to Lakehead University

The country’s third largest legal practice – Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP – has donated $125,000 to the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University to establish a new award.
The Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Law Award has a dual purpose. Every year, the award will be given to a second-year student on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.  
 Orillia Campus 
Lakehead University and Georgian College announce degree expansion

Lakehead University and Georgian College recently announced the launch of more than 20 new degree programs and transfer pathways at campuses in Barrie and Orillia over the next five years. The first of the new programs will begin as early as this September. 
Pictured above, Lakehead University President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson, Georgian College President and CEO Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes.  Read more here, including a link to a list of the 20 degree programs.

Aboriginal Initiatives

First Nations Culture Shines at LUNSA Powwow

People from across Northwestern Ontario gathered for the 28th Annual Powwow hosted by the Lakehead University Native Student Association. The event, held in the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse, revolved around the theme of Truth & Reconciliation and was a moving celebration of Aboriginal culture and dance.  Read more...

Coach's Corner

Lakehead's Kevin Tree top Canadian finisher at FISU World XC 

Lakehead student-athlete Kevin Tree competed in the FISU World University Cross-Country Championships this March in Cassino, Italy.
Find out more about these exciting championships and Kevin's impressive results in Canadian Running magazine.  
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 Alumni Awards


Help us recognize our EXCEPTIONAL and UNCONVENTIONAL graduates whose reputation, achievements or future potential will bring honour and prestige to the Alumni Association of Lakehead University.  Details and nominations forms can be found here.

 PDAC Convention 2016

Staff and faculty from Lakehead University attended the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention held in Toronto during March 6-9, 2016.  As always, Lakehead held its annual Alumni & Friends breakfast for over 100 guests and enjoyed connecting with colleagues and industry experts in the field of mining and exploration.  View our Photo Gallery here.

 Simcoe County Chapter

   Redline Brewery Tour


Connect with old friends (and make new ones!) while enjoying a night of touring and delicious fare.  Details here.

  Alumni Benefit Partners

Staff and Alumni of Lakehead University are eligible for preferred rates with CAA- offering you an incredible list of services and benefits that no other club anywhere can match.  Your CAA membership is a comprehensive package of travel insurance, financial and personal security benefits.  Details here.

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