(Thunder Bay - October 1, 2004) Lakehead University is pleased to announce the new members of the Board of Governors for 2004/2005, as elected at the Annual Meeting on September 24. Joining the Board as new members are: Kevin Cleghorn, Ann Dumyn, Sean Hannaford, Ron Keenberg, Tim Pile, and Dennis Wallace. Sitting on the Board as the new Chair is Jackie Dojack and the new Vice-Chair is Don Campbell.
Kevin has been practicing law in Thunder Bay since 1984, leaving for a two-year interlude. Kevin earned his BA and LL.B. at the University of Manitoba, and was called to the bar of Ontario in 1984, the bar of Manitoba in 1993, and the bar of Saskatchewan in 1994. Further, Kevin is certified as a specialist in family law by the Law Society of Upper Canda. Currently, Kevin serves as the Director of the Family Law Office for Legal Aid Ontario. Aside from the Board of Governors, Kevin is involved in his community in many ways. Kevin is a director for the United Way and organizes an annual fundraising dinner for the the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Ann has 35 years experience in business development, relationship facilitation, project management, strategic planning, and financial services. For the past 10 years, she has worked extensively within Aboriginal communities throughout Canada, acquiring substantial knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of this unique business, political, and cultural environment. She has collaborated with Aboriginal governments and organizations to develop and implement mutually beneficial business opportunities involving federal, provincial, and territorial governments and corporate partners. Ann retired from the Bank of Montreal in 2000 after a 32-year career starting in Sioux Lookout, through progressive management positions, culminating as Director, Aboriginal Banking. Most recently, Ann was Vice-President, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs with SNC-Lavalin Inc., responsible for the development of new projects requiring her strong financial skills, experience in the engineering, procurement and construction management industry, and her well-established personal network.
Sean is from Brampton, Ontario. After spending the last academic year as the president of the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU), he has returned to Lakehead to complete his honours degree in English.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Manitoba. Since the founding of IKOY in 1968, Ron has demonstrated that dedication and a keen work ethic are key components of success. IKOY has consistently been at Canada's architectural leading edge, introducing innovative design, contract documents, and a unique architectural philosophy that has allowed both IKOY and Ron to receive awards and recognition. He knows Lakehead well, thanks to his architecture design of the Advanced Technology & Academic Centre (ATAC). Ron has succeeded in fundraising efforts, including work for the New Democratic Party and the Board of Canada's Contemporary Dancers. He has taught for over a decade at many universities, including Harvard, the University of Nanking in China, and the universities of Waterloo and Manitoba. Ron also served as the Commissioner of the Manitoba Horseracing Commission where his work resulted in the rewriting of rules of ownership for privately owned racing facilities for Manitoba. These rules were adopted by all other provincial horseracing organizations.
Dennis Wallace operates DWWALLACE consulting from Lake of the Woods, just west of Kenora, Ontario. Currently, he has several contracts under way with respect to natural resources and economic and regional development. Prior to this, Dennis was President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Cape Breton between 2001 and 2003 in Moncton, Sydney, and Ottawa. Between 1998 and 2001 he was Associate Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa. From 1995 to 1998 he was Assistant Deputy Minister of Veteran's Services at Veterans Affairs Canada, Charlottetown. From 1992 to 1995 he was Executive Director of the Canadian Grain Commission in Winnipeg. Also in Winnipeg, Mr. Wallace was Assistant Deputy Minister of Western Economic Diversification between 1988 and 1992. Dennis worked in the federal government for 28 years, having held positions in seven provinces from coast to coast. He has also served as a board member of the Canadian International Grains Institute; as a board member and executive of the Winnipeg Symphony; in the cabinet of the Winnipeg United Way; Chair of the Federal United Way Campaign; and board member of Winnipeg 2000. He has also served in other community groups across Canada.
Tim graduated with a BA in Photo Technology from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto Ontario, in May 1981. Since 2001, Tim has been the Secretary Treasurer of the Metis Nation of Ontario and the Provisional Council Metis Nation of Ontario. His main responsibility as Secretary Treasurer is to ensure the smooth running of administration and operations with an annual budget exceeding $11 million. Tim is also involved in two companies that promote environmental energy alternatives (Superior Green Power) and environmentally responsible wood products for North America (Interim President, Secretary Treasurer Superior Thermowood). Prior to this work, Tim was a marketing representative for a Fortune 500 Company. In Thunder Bay and surrounding communities, he worked directly with decision-makers in small businesses and large corporations. In addition to this work, Tim represents the Métis Nation of Ontario on the Aboriginal Management Council at Lakehead University, has served as a board member for three years with the First Presbyterian Church, and is a professional photographer.
Returning Board of Governors members are: Cheryl Balacko, Bill Bartley, Robert Baxter, Harvey Cardwell, Lori Chambers, George Davies, Ron Dysievick, James Gallant, David Heald, Vincent Isber, Bruce LaBelle, Tim MacInnes, Rebecca Maki, Ron Marostica, Moira McPherson, Pat Meredith, Bill Parker, Douglas Robson, Robert Tuchenhagen, Jackie Dojack (Chair), Seppo Paivalainen (Past-Chair), Don Campbell (Vice-Chair), Fred Gilbert (President), and Patti Merriman (Secretary).
For more information, or to speak with a member of Lakehead University's Board of Governors, please call Patti Merriman, Secretary of the Board of Governors, at 343-8614.
Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Office of Communications, Lakehead University, 343-8177