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January 2017
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Message from Alumni and
Community Relations
The best of 2017 to you all!

We hope all of our alumni near and far had a happy and restful holiday break!  

The Alumni and Community Relations team is back at it with a jam-packed schedule of alumni events travelling alongside our varsity sports teams over the next few weeks.  Be sure to regularly visit our
Events Calendar for more information and to reserve your spots.

Our Nominations are open for our 30th annual Alumni Awards.  Know an exceptional grad who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in his or her profession, sport, business, or community service?
 Nomination packages are available now.

As always, we love to hear your feedback on how we can improve our communications with you.  If you have an idea for an alumni event you'd like to see?  Drop us a line at 

The Alumni and Community Relations Team
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Patty Hajdu new Minister of Labour

Congratulations to Lakehead alum, Patty Hajdu (BA'96/HBA'07) on her recent appointment as Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.  The Thunder Bay-Superior North MP was one of several Ministers shuffled by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in January. 
We recently interviewed Patty about the change and asked her to reflect on her time at Lakehead.  Read her interview

PEO Lakehead Chapter Chair Zack White, P. Eng,, WSP and PEO Lakehead Chapter Regional Councillor Michael Wesa, P. Eng., present Kevin Barber with his certificate as a 2015/2016 recipient of the OPEFE In-Course Scholarship (Photo courtesy of PEO Lakehead Chapter).
Student recipients of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) scholarships and awards were recently honoured at the Lakehead Chapter of the Professional Engineers Ontario, 55th Annual Engineering and Technology Conference held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Valhalla Inn.  Read more...
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Dr. Pete Hollings (CESME Director), Stephen Lindley (Vice-President of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs, SNC-Lavalin) and Dr. Brian Stevenson (Lakehead Vice-Chancellor and President)
Lakehead University will once again be hosting the annual PDAC Alumni & Friends Breakfast during the 2017 PDAC conference!
Last year, we were pleased to welcome a crowd of almost 100 attendees consisting of alum, current students, dignitaries, and Lakehead delegates.  We shared updates on Lakehead University, the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration, announced a new scholarship established by SNC-Lavalin and heard a presentation from Dr. Karl Skogstad- the Derek and Joan Burney Postdoctoral Fellow.

We invite you to join Dr. Brian J.R. Stevenson, President and Vice-Chancellor, for the PDAC Alumni & Friends Breakfast on March 6th at the InterContinental Toronto Centre.  Be sure to visit our booth in the MTCC South Building (Booth #946).


Orillia Campus
Coach's Corner

Members of the Alumni office will travelling with our varsity teams and 
co-hosting Meet & Greets for alumni living in the area!  If you're interested in watching some exciting Thunderwolves action in the cities listed below, be sure to RSVP your spots in the links below!

Lakehead at Carleton University (Basketball)
Saturday, January 21, 2017  6 pm/8 pm

Lakehead at Ryerson University (Hockey) 
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Lakehead at Laurentian University (Basketball) 
Friday, February 3, 2017  6 pm/8 pm

Lakehead at University of Waterloo (Hockey)
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lakehead at Nipissing University (Basketball) 
Saturday, February 4, 2017  6 pm/8 pm

Lakehead at Guelph University (Basketball)

Saturday, February 11, 2017 6 pm/8 pm

Aboriginal Initiatives

INDSPIRE PROGRAMS - Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Indspire helps thousands of Indigenous students complete their education through bursaries, scholarships, and awards.The next application deadline is February 1, 2017. Please help Indspire spread the word about this opportunity for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students!


  Upcoming events

The Lakehead University Thunder Bay Alumni Chapter invites you to a meet and greet evening with fellow Lakehead University grads. 

Enjoy an evening of socializing and camaraderie. Complimentary apps will be provided!

Numbers are limited. Please register HERE.
Photo Gallery
Approximately 90 Lakehead University Alumni, parents, and friends were in attendance at the Mattamy Centre on Friday January 6, 2017 to watch our Women's and Men's Thunderwolves Basketball teams play against the Ryerson Rams.  While they played hard and fought tirelessly, they fell short with a 88-64 loss.  Although they didn't win, the team coaches and athletes very much appreciated our large and cheerful fans!  To view more of our game, click on the Photo Gallery.
Over the holiday break, the Alumni office hosted a handful of international students in their private hockey box as we played host to the Nipissing Lakers on December 29 and 30 at the Fort William Gardens.  Crowds were treated to two straight 4-3 wins, and it gave students who weren't able to travel home for the break an opportunity to take in an exciting hockey game (with great views!)
  Alumni Benefit Partners

Family Funday: Fossil Fest
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Other Alumni Benefits
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