Lakehead University is Celebrating 2005

In September 1965, Lakehead University's inaugural students (all 833 of them) embarked on their post-secondary educational journey at a new, untried institution. Now, 40 years later, the University has over 7,400 students, more than 35,000 alumni working around the globe, and a bright future. Lakehead University has grown from its humble beginnings into a vibrant and dynamic institution of higher learning.

Throughout the year, Lakehead U will be hosting monthly events to commemorate 40 years of excellence in education and student services. However, the major event of the year is the 40th Anniversary Celebration Weekend taking place September 29 to October 2, when alumni and friends will visit the campus to take part in numerous activities such as BBQs, small group reunions, athletic events, faculty open houses, and a celebratory dinner.

"Lakehead University is proud of its achievements and its history -- and of the role it continues to play in the social and economic progress of Thunder Bay and the Northwestern region," says Dr. Fred Gilbert, President, Lakehead University. "Our 40th Anniversary is a time to reflect on our enormous success as an institution of higher learning -- and to celebrate the individual successes of our Alumni, whose achievements have helped raise the image and profile of Lakehead University."

"Alumni of Lakehead University are proud of the education they received, and have fond memories of their time here," says Ken Owen, President of the Lakehead University Alumni Association. "We want them to stay in touch and celebrate the tremendous growth this institution has experienced with their support."

Watch for the many exciting events and announcement about Lakehead University's 40th Anniversary Celebration. For more information, visit the website at


Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Office of Communications, 807-343-8177

Lakehead University Education Fair

Over 30 School Boards on Campus to Meet with Prospective Teachers

The Lakehead University Education Fair 2005 will be held on Friday, January 14 in the Agora. There will be 32 School Boards in attendance. Some will be conducting presentations and job interviews while on campus.

What: Lakehead University Education Fair 2005
When: Friday, January 14 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Lakehead University Agora

For a listing of attending boards and the presentation schedule, visit the Student Placement & Co-operative Education website at

Members of the Media are invited to drop by the Education Fair. Please call Marla Tomlinson at 343-8177 or 472-9113 to plan an interview with an organizer of the Fair.


Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Office of Communications, 807-343-8177 or 807-472-9113

Thunder Bay's Italian Community Supports Lakehead U

Thunder Bay's Italian Community Supports Lakehead U Through the Arthur Mauro Challenge

(Thunder Bay - Monday, January 10, 2005)Tuesday, January 11, Lakehead University will be receiving a special donation from the Italian community in Thunder Bay.

Recently, the Arthur Mauro Challenge was announced, in which Arthur Mauro will match any donation made to the ATAC ~ Future of the North Capital Campaign by members of the Italian community, up to $150,000.

What: Presentation to Lakehead University by members of Thunder Bay's Italian community
When: Tuesday, January 11 at 10 a.m.
Where: Avila Centre Foyer, Lakehead University (on Reaume St.)

"This donation is an example of the unique way people are working together to support ATAC," says Bonnie Moore, Director of Development at Lakehead University. "It also shows the pride and commitment the Italian Thunder Bay community has with respect to Lakehead University."

Arthur Mauro was born and raised in Thunder Bay and, although he has since left our community, he has never forgotten his roots. Mr. Mauro has fond memories of growing up on Secord Street in Port Arthur as well as his time at Port Arthur Collegiate Institute. He has since moved to Winnipeg, but because of his commitment to his hometown and the realization of the importance of Lakehead University to our community, he has committed up to $150,000 to the ATAC ~ Future of the North Capital Campaign. He is challenging the Thunder Bay Italian community to match this contribution.


Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Office of Communications, 807-343-8177