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October 2016
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Fresh off of our second annual Homecoming Weekend, we are once again thankful for the opportunity to engage with alumni from across the country and across the world. Our Alumni Awards reception was the feather in our weekend cap! We were honoured to celebrate the achievements of alumni like David Lod (HBComm'03), Liana Frenette (BA'88, BEd), Nathan Lawrence (HBComm'07), David Lau (BAdmin'86), Bill Keeler (BA'98) and Coleman Hell (BA'11).  All demonstrate exceptional leadership, strong community involvement, and unconventional paths to success.

This month, we celebrate the first graduates of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, who were recently called to the Bar.  Larissa Speak, a member of the charter class, reflects on her experiences and shares with us what she`s up to now.  
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry student, 
Julia Ieropoli is the inaugural recipient of the Naysmith Scholar award.  Lakehead University Fellow Dr. John Naysmith, was a former director of the School of Forestry, and founding dean of the Faculty of Forestry.

Now that fall is in full swing, be sure to take in some Thunderwolves action around town (or for our out-of-town alum, via webcast) featuring Wrestling, Women`s Volleyball, Men`s and Women`s Basketball, and of course, Hockey!  Our teams are ready and raring to give you a superb athletics season.

Be sure to pull out your toques and wooly socks and say hello to autumn! 


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Homecoming 2016

Lakehead University’s Homecoming Weekend
celebrates the exceptional

Lakehead University held its 2nd annual Homecoming celebrations at the end of September, hosting alumni and their families from across the country.

A welcome reception was held on Friday evening, hosted by the Thunder Bay Alumni Chapter. Read more....

2016 Homecoming Photo Gallery
Alumni Profile
Lakehead Law Grads Called To The Bar

Larissa Speak grew up in Thunder Bay, surrounded by friends and family in every neighbourhood. After a two-year stint away at graduate school, Larissa moved back to the north shore because she felt strongly that her professional life was one that would have to be carried out in her home community.  Read more...
 
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Philanthropy Profile

Lakehead Announces New Scholarship in Honour of
Dr. John Naysmith

 
Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, honoured Dr. John Naysmith on Friday, Sept. 30 by announcing the creation of the Naysmith Scholar. Read more....
 
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Orillia Campus
Orillia Student wins Prestigious Award

The Smith-Morrison family is pleased to announce the Joseph Morrison Legacy Fund 2016 Student Bursary Recipients, Meghan Young of Owen Sound, Ontario and Quinn Meawasige of Serpent River First Nation, Ontario.  Read more...

Coach's Corner

The 2016/2017 season is underway, and what better way to support your Thunderwolves than by watching them in action!  Check out the upcoming varsity schedules including:

Wrestling

Women's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Women's Volleyball

Men's Hockey

  Upcoming events

For more information, contact Lee-Ann Camlin, Philanthropy Associate.

 
Coming Soon...
Journey Magazine: Lakehead University's Alumni Mag:  Fall 2016

National Philanthropy Day: November 15

Giving Tuesday:  Tuesday, November 29

Community Coffee Breaks:  beginning January 2017

New and Improved Alumni website!  Winter 2017

New Crowdfunding campaigns!  Winter 2017

 
  Alumni Benefit Partners


 
 
The Ontario Science Centre has a brand-new exhibition launching on October 5 called Wild Weather! Experience what it's like to fly a research aircraft through a hurricane, view the destruction caused by a tornado, "dance up a storm" with motion detection technology, and more!  TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FALL PRICING.
 
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