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April 2016
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This issue shines a light on the accomplishments of entrepreneur and kinesiology grad, Gina Huneau, who owns the Thunder Bay gym Synergee Fitness.
You can also enjoy highlights from our recent Success Through Giving luncheon which brought together students and donors and revealed the impact that scholarships and bursaries have on the futures of Lakehead students.
If you have a yearning for adventure, we encourage you to sign up for the Department of Anthropology's 13-day tour of Italy that will take you to Rome and Naples before travelling to Florence, Venice, and Verona and then all the way to the Alps in northernmost Italy. This once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore ancient archaeological sites and immerse yourself in Italian culture is being led by two renowned Lakehead professors.



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Alumni Profiles 

All in the Family

At age nine, Gina Huneau (HBK’06) knew she wanted to be a leader in the health and fitness industry. “This is when I started taking karate classes. By age 14, I was teaching them,” she says. “This childhood experience inspired my career.”

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Philanthropy Profile

Support Sustainable Mining in Northern Ontario

“Lakehead has played a leading role in Northern Ontario mining since before we were even a university – when we were known as the Lakehead Technical Institute. We are committed to furthering the economic prosperity of all our northern communities.”

Brian J.R. Stevenson, PhD
President and Vice-Chancellor, Lakehead University

Orillia Campus

Turtle Island Student Circle

A new student group launched the “Turtle Island Student Circle,” complete with logo unveiling and drop-in event with traditional food and ceremonies. The Circle is open to the entire Lakehead community and is an opportunity for Aboriginal students, and others, to come together to practice and learn about Aboriginal culture. 
Pictured above (l-r): Turtle Island Student Circle founding students Meghan Young, Starr Sandy, and Winston Boudreau, along with students Brittany McDougall and Rachel Murray.

Coach's Corner

Wrestlers For Life!

In March, the new Lakehead Alumni Wrestling Chapter hosted a hospitality room at the 2016 OFSAA Wrestling Championships held in Windsor, Ontario. Running our first-ever event as a Chapter during the OFSAA Wrestling Championships was an obvious choice. 
Randy Budner (HBPHE'80, BEd'81) organized the event with some help from Lakehead wrestling coach and Alumnus Francis Clayton. The event was a big success, with over 60 people in attendance! 
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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 Lakehead University.  Details and nomination forms can be found here.

 Success Through Giving luncheon

Pictured:  Ruth Orloci-Goodison recipient of the presidential scholarship, a $30,000 scholarship given to a student showing exemplary community involvement and good academic performance.

In late March, we celebrated with our donors during our annual "Success Through Giving" luncheon. Most special was the opportunity for our scholarship and bursary award-winning students to meet and chat with their supporters! Please enjoy our photo gallery!  View our Photo Gallery here.
 Italy 2016

If travelling to Italy is on your bucket list - here's your chance!

The Department of Anthropology invites you to enjoy this 13-day guided tour by itself or as a university credit by enrolling in the course.  The trip will focus on the archaeology, artifacts, architecture, technology, and social developments that characterized Ancient Italy. SPACE IS LIMITED!  For details click

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