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Message from Alumni and
Community Relations
The weather outside may be frightful - but the work of the Alumni and Community Relations team has been delightful!
Over the last few weeks, we have been travelling with our Varsity teams and taking the opportunity to invite alumni to join us in watching their games.  Meet and Greets have been held in Kingston, Waterloo, Ottawa and most recently Sudbury!  Our Basketball and Hockey players have enjoyed the added fans in the stands, and it has even boosted their wins!  Be sure to visit our website often, as we have a number of dates coming up in the new year.
The month of November began with the news that for the second year in a row, Lakehead University was ranked #1 for research in the Undergraduate category by Re$earch Infosource. Our  research will expand further with a funding announcement in which both the Provincial and Federal governments will be investing in the creation of
 a new state-of-the-art research complex to be known as the Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Sciences. The new centre will enable Lakehead to offer advanced training courses and will help local businesses and start-ups commercialize their products and services and help grow the region’s economy.  
Our annual Report to the Community was launched in both Thunder Bay and Orillia to great support and feedback.  Touching upon the great successes achieved by our alumni, it proved that once again, our grads are an exceptional and unconventional bunch.
The month ended on a very high note with the introduction of Lakehead's first-ever Giving Tuesday campaign in support of student scholarships, bursaries, athletics and enhanced experience.  Along with the generous match from the Alumni Association, the day-long event raised over $41,000- a truly fantastic result!
As we wrap up 2016, we'd like to take this time to offer our best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

With sincere appreciation for your continued support,

The Alumni and Community Relations Team

 
Georgian, Lakehead unveil two new degree-diploma programs for 2017.
Canada and Ontario invest in post-secondary infrastructure at Lakehead University.
Lakehead University Research Ranked Number One in Canada, again.


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#GivingTuesday

Lakehead University's first #GivingTuesday an exceptional success

On Tuesday, November 29th, Lakehead University initiated its first-ever Giving Tuesday event, which officially kicks-off the giving season. 

The University’s Social Media Champions did a tremendous job all day long sharing the message and encouraging others to support Lakehead’s students Read more...

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Alumni 
On a dark and drizzly evening, over 40 Lakehead University Alumni made it to Beerworks Pub to enjoy a light snack before heading to the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex to watch our Lakehead University Thunderwolves play the Laurier Golden Hawks.  After a disappointing two periods, and many loud cheers of support from our AMAZING Lakehead University grads, our Thunderwolves came back to win in second overtime 4-3!  The players and coaches credit the support of our alumni which helped the team focus and find their way to victory.
On November 18, 2016 a group of Lakehead University Alumni living in the Ottawa area gathered at 3 Brewers Pub to share laughs, food, and stories about their time at Lakehead.

We would like to thank everyone that was able to make it out to this event! The Alumni Association of Lakehead University – Ottawa Chapter is looking forward to hosting the next event prior to the Thunderwolves basketball game vs. Carleton University on Saturday January 21, 2017. Stay tuned for details on this event! 
Thanks to our Alumni living in Sudbury, ON for joining us for our Meet n' Greet held on Nov 14th!  Our conversations could have gone on all night long!  
Members of the Alumni Team will be back in the city on Friday, February 3rd to help cheer on the Thunderwolves Men's and Women's Basketball teams vs. the Laurentian Voyageurs- stay tuned for details on this event!
Lakehead alum, Coleman Hell, along with bandmates La+ch and Michah returned to their hometown to play a soldout show at The Outpost on November 19th, as part of their Summerland tour.
Philanthropy
Orillia Campus
Lakehead’s Report to the Community celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship

Lakehead University’s Report to the Community luncheon recognized the innovative people, programs and projects that are making a difference at the University and in its communities.

People from across Simcoe County gathered at Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club on November 17 to celebrate the release of the University’s 2015-16 Annual Report, which describes the accomplishments of the University and the 10th Anniversary of the Orillia campus.   Read more...

Coach's Corner

Lakehead University Varsity Athletics Continues Strong Partnership with Northern First Nations Communities

Prior to hosting the Algoma Thunderbirds in the Thunderdome on Saturday, November 5th, Coach Jon Kreiner and his varsity women's basketball team hosted a basketball clinic for the Pelican Falls First Nations High School from Sioux Lookout.  Read more...
 

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!

LEARN MORE: https://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/I

  Upcoming events


Continuing in 2017, 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 visit our
Events page in the coming weeks!


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

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

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

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






 
The ‘Wolves spent the night singing Christmas carols, handing out cookies and candy canes to the patients and nurses. They also helped decorate their rooms with Christmas decorations and overall enjoyed giving back and making people smile.  Read more...
Coming Soon...
Journey Magazine: Lakehead University's Alumni Mag:  Fall/Winter 2016

Community Coffee Breaks:  beginning January 2017

New and Improved Alumni website!  Winter 2017

New Crowdfunding campaigns!  Winter 2017

 
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