(Thunder Bay - October 6, 2005) Lakehead University is pleased to announce the new members of the Board of Governors for 2005/2006, as elected at the Annual Meeting on September 29. Joining the Board as new members are: Qinglai Dang, Russell Dudley, Angie Gollat, John K. Lagadin, Heather-Lea Peacock, and Kenneth Malcolm (Mac) Brown.
Qinglai Dang, Ph.D. (Senate Representative)
Qinglai was born and raised on a forestry farm in China. He received a Bachelor of Agriculture in Forestry degree from Jilin Forestry College in 1982. In 1988, Qinglai received his Master of Sciences in Forestry from the University of Alberta, and later his PhD in 1991.
Qinglai became part of the Lakehead University community in 1997 as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment. In 2000, Qinglai was promoted to Associate Professor, and to Full Professor in 2003. Within the University, Qinglai has served on the Senate Research Committee, the Senate Nominating Committee, and the Senate Academic Committee. Currently, Qinglai is Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, and is a member of the Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees, the Senate Academic Committee, and the Joint Senate Committee of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Prior to joining Lakehead, Qinglai worked as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia from 1992 through 1993, as a Research Associate in the Department of Forest Sciences at Laval University from 1994 through 1995, and as a visiting Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland in 1996.
Russell Dudley (LUSU Undergraduate Representative)
Russell is a third-year Honours Business Commerce student at Lakehead, majoring in Marketing. He comes to Lakehead University from a small town in rural mid-western Ontario. In addition to serving on the Board of Governors, Russell is an executive member of Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) Lakehead, a new LUSU club.
Angie Gollat (LUSU Undergraduate Representative)
Angie began her studies at Lakehead University in 1998. Since that time, she has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's Studies and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History/ Major Concentration in Women's Studies. Angie is currently a Master's student in History/ Specialization in Women's Studies.
Angie is also a member of the LUSU Board of Directors and is a student representative on the Senate Graduate Studies Committee. In the past, she has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Thunder Bay Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Centre, and at Lakehead University Athletics. She was the Director of the Lakehead University presentation of "The Vagina Monologues," which raised funds for the women's crisis centers in Thunder Bay. Angie was also involved with bringing "LUNAFEST" to Thunder Bay last year, and again this year - the proceeds of which go to support breast cancer research.
John K. Lagadin (Elected)
John, a Lakehead University graduate (B. Admin '90), has held senior positions in the Energy Marketing and Trading industry for over 15 years in both the United States and in Canada. John's areas of responsibility over the years have included natural gas trading and marketing, natural gas and power business development, and commodity risk management. Currently, John is employed with Energy Trust Marketing Ltd. (ETML) as Director, Merchant Services, based in Calgary, Alberta. Energy Trust Marketing is partially owned by five of the larger Energy Trusts in Canada.
Prior to joining ETML in 2003, John was employed with Williams Inc. based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He spent six years with Williams Inc. in various roles from managing the Canadian natural gas trading desk to gas and power origination. Prior to joining Williams in 1997, John was employed at various times in the marketing department for Sceptre Resources, Canadian Natural Resources and Direct Energy Marketing.
Heather-Lea Peacock (LUSU Graduate Representative)
During Heather's attendance at Lakehead University over the past 4 years, she has been active in the community while pursuing studies in English, History, and Political Science. It is Heather's belief that "you get out of an experience what you put in," thus during her term of study she has held employment at Lakehead University, and volunteered with both the Lakehead community and Thunder Bay at large. Heather has received a quality education both inside and outside of the classroom. Smaller classroom sizes have aided in an enriched education that has aided her in her jobs (as a tour guide, working with conference services, and as a Residence Assistant for three years standing) and volunteer work (most actively with the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association).
Kenneth Malcolm (Mac) Brown, Ph.D. (Senate Representative)
Dr. Kenneth M. Brown, who is also known as Mac, is Professor of Forestry and the Forest Environment and Coordinator of the Graduate Studies Program in Forestry. Mac received his undergraduate education in Forestry at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan and his graduate education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Mac came to Lakehead University in 1977 as an Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 1985. He served as Lakehead University's Instructional Development Advisor from 1990 to 1999. He teaches experimental design and data analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research methods at the graduate level and conflict resolution at the undergraduate level. In 1999, Mac was awarded the Lakehead University Distinguished Instructor Award for his classroom teaching and his instructional development work
Mac's professional interests include university teaching, statistical consulting, and continuing professional education. He served as a Module Leader in the Ontario Advanced Forestry Program from 1991 to 1995. More recently, he has helped design and has facilitated several scientific and professional conferences on topics including woodland caribou management and research, forest management decision-support tools, and forest regeneration standards.
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.
Media Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Office of Communications, Lakehead University, 343-8177