Lakehead University is pleased to announce the new members of the Board of Governors, as elected at the Annual Meeting on September 22. Joining the Board as new members are: Colin Anderson, Kurt Dahl, Mike DeGagné, James Dennison, David Heroux, and Krystin Kempton. The Board also elected a new Chair, Don Campbell, and a new Vice-Chair, Harvey Cardwell.
Colin Anderson is a fourth-year student at Lakehead University studying Concurrent Education with specializations in Canadian Literature and History. For the past four years, Colin has volunteered with the Lakehead University Student Union, the Sustainable Lakehead Project, and the Sierra Youth Coalition Provincial Action Committee. He currently works as the Lakehead University Foot Patrol Coordinator.
Kurt Dahl was born and raised in Red Lake, Ontario. He came to Thunder Bay in 1976 to attend Lakehead University, and has been an active member of the city and University community since. Mr. Dahl has been employed at Lakehead as a grounds person since 1985.
Mr. Dahl's University involvement has included representing students as a Vice-President of Lakehead University Student Union for 3 years and sitting as a student representative on the Athletic Advisory Committee. One of Mr. Dahl's highlights with LUSU was presenting Harry Chapin in concert at the CJ Sanders Fieldhouse. He worked with the Lakehead University Alumni Association, becoming the first Associate Alumni to be recognized by the University. Mr. Dahl was an early member of the Lakehead University Booster Club and served as President of that organization for four years. Mr. Dahl worked on the Hosting Committee of the CIAU (CIS) Women's National Basketball Championship held at Lakehead for four years. He has volunteered with various community and high school sports organizations. Mr. Dahl has always been actively involved with his union, holding a variety of positions.
Mr. Dahl is currently an active volunteer with the Thunder Bay Blues Festival, an executive member of the Thunder Bay Ringette Association, a member of the Canadian Auto Workers Bargaining Committee at Lakehead University, and an avid outdoors person.
Mike DeGagné has been active nationally and internationally in the field of addictions and First Nations issues for the past twenty years. He is currently the Founding Executive Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, an organization that supports Aboriginal community healing projects that address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse arising from Canada's Aboriginal Residential School system. He has previously worked with provincial, federal, and non-governmental departments and organizations in the health field. Prior to his work with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, he held positions with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and with Health Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Dr. DeGagné served as Senior Negotiator for the Federal Government in its negotiations of the Labrador Inuit Association Comprehensive Claim.
Active in volunteer efforts, Dr. DeGagné is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ottawa's Queensway-Carleton Hospital and serves as a Board Director for the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Child Welfare League of Canada. Dr. DeGagné holds a Masters degree in Health Administration, and a PhD focusing on First Nations post-secondary education.
James Dennison is the Assistant Vice President, Risk Management & Portfolio Analysis, of CIBC Mellon. CIBC Mellon is a 50-50 joint venture between the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Mellon Financial Corporation, with approximately $800 billion of assets under administration. CIBC Mellon's two operating entities are CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company, a leading Canadian provider of custody services, and CIBC Mellon Trust Company, a leading provider of trust services in Canada. In his role at CIBC Mellon, Mr. Dennison is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining CIBC Mellon's risk management program and framework to ensure business risks are being measured and managed appropriately.
Mr. Dennison started his career with Canada Trust in 1997, and moved to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) in 1999, where he was responsible for regulating and supervising a portfolio of Canadian financial institutions. In addition, he acted as the lead examiner for OSFI concerning its review and approval of both the Manulife Financial/John Hancock Financial, and Great West Life/Canada Life acquisitions. He holds an MBA from York University and both a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Civil Engineering Technology Diploma from Lakehead University. He is also a CFA Charterholder and holds the professional designations of Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Professional Risk Manager (PRM).
Upon graduation in 1984, David Heroux obtained a position with the Toronto Dominion Bank where he has held a number of management positions throughout Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. In 2001, he and his family returned to Thunder Bay after a 15-year hiatus. He currently holds the position of Account Manager-Commercial Markets with the RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Northwestern Business Centre. David is married to a Lakehead University graduate Julie (nee Sato) (HBA 81/MA English 84) and they have a 10-year-old son, Jordan.
Mr. Heroux is active in several local organizations, currently holding the position of Treasurer for the Lakehead University Alumni Association and the Scandinavian Home Society since 2002. He was the Chair of the Business Improvement Association in Fort Frances. He was also Treasurer for the Brandon and District United Way, a Director with the Brandon Red Cross Society, and both a Director and Treasurer with the Brandon Kinsmen Club. In his spare time, Mr. Heroux coaches minor hockey and baseball and remains active playing recreational hockey, golf, tennis, and sailing.
Krystin Kempton is currently in her third year of Lakehead University's HBA Psychology program. She is also completing a minor in politics and law. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, Krystin will be attending law school. She aspires to practice corporate and commercial litigation, and possibly real estate law.
Krystin grew up in Kakabeka Falls, ON, but has since moved to Thunder Bay. Even though she will be required to move away while attending law school, she intends on moving back to Thunder Bay to work and start a family. Krystin works at Carrel+Partners LLP as an administrative and legal assistant, and volunteers at Grandview Lodge Nursing Home. She runs a LUSU club on campus called "Quit Together," which is a support group for smokers who want (or don't want) to quit. She has been a Student Ambassador in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. She is also involved in a number of Senate committees, including the External Committee, the Ombudsperson Committee, and the Senate Information Systems Committee.
Don Campbell - New Chair
As Vice President and Resident Manager of Bowater Canadian Forest Products, Inc.'s Thunder Bay Mill, Don Campbell is responsible for all aspects of the Thunder Bay pulp, paper and woodlands operations in the Thunder Bay region.
Prior to his present position, Don has held various positions of increasing responsibility within Bowater and its predecessor companies. These included serving as General Manager of Bowater's Gold River Pulp Mill, and providing overall management of Maintenance, Engineering and Recovery operations within the Thunder Bay Mill. In recent years, Don has served as Corporate Manager of Capital Projects and has participated in greenfield and production facility projects across Canada and in the U.S. in the electrical and control systems fields.
Don holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a member, in good standing, of the Professional Engineers Ontario, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and member of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC).
Don is located at Bowater's Thunder Bay, Ontario facility.
Harvey Cardwell - New Vice-Chair
Harvey Cardwell was born and educated in rural Southern Ontario, and has resided in Thunder Bay for the past 28 years. He and wife Darlene have two sons, Gregory and Michael.
· Harvey has advanced his career through the work force of the following companies:
· Metropolitan Stores - clothing and soft goods
· The Oshawa Group - grocery retail
· Zehr's Market - grocery retail
· Tim Horton Donuts - food service
· Robin's Foods Inc. (formerly Northco Foods Inc.) - food service franchising; Co-founder in 1975 and President until Company sale in 2000; Developing 247 fast food restaurants Canada wide
· Northco Group - real estate development and management, food service and lodging, and franchise consulting
Harvey's goals and objectives work towards the future growth of the economic environment of Northern Ontario, therein enhancing the quality of lifestyles of Northerners.
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.