Spring/Summer Issue of Alumni Magazine Focuses on Health Sciences
(May 12, 2009 --Thunder Bay, ON)
The Lakehead University Alumni Magazine is celebrating an important historical milestone by featuring the upcoming graduation of the Charter Class of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) on its cover. Lakehead University is granting 24 MD degrees out of a total of 56.
Adam Moir, representing graduates of the Charter Class, graces the front cover of the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of the Alumni Magazine, the focus of which is Health Sciences. Moir is one of the two inaugural year recipients of NOSM Making a Difference - Student Citizenship Award (2006) as well as the recipient of a Lakehead University Entrance Award (1996); and soon he will add "Medical Doctor" to his list of accomplishments.
The magazine was mailed out to alumni May 8, 2009. With growing numbers of health students, researchers, academic programs, and the graduation of NOSM's Charter Class, the "Health Sciences" theme is apt.
"The graduation of the Charter Class of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is a milestone in the history of this institution, as well as a very proud moment for the students, and the communities and partners who have given their support to the School, to work toward the larger goal of improving the health of the people in Northern Ontario. These graduates will bring with them the highest quality of medical practice and professionalism when they finally settle in the communities in which they will serve after their residencies," says University President Dr. Fred Gilbert.
"Lakehead recently undertook academic restructuring of the Faculty of Professional Schools, resulting in the creation of the new Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. With programs in Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, as well as the Faculty of Medicine, Lakehead offers an array of degree programs geared toward the health sector," says Gilbert. "Lakehead's friends and alumni can keep abreast of the progress in the health services area in the upcoming issue of the Alumni Magazine."
To read more about the Health Sciences and other stories, visit the Alumni Magazine online.
Media: Dr. Gilbert is available for media interviews. For more information contact Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or email@example.com
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca