Awards and Honours

2010/2011 Lakehead University Awards

Lakehead University Distinguished Instructor

Dr. Mary Louise Hill, Geology

NSERC Distinguished Researcher Award

Dr. Nasir Uddin, Electrical Engineering

Lakehead University Award to Staff for Outstanding Performance and/or Contributions

Tim Rowe, Campus Technology Technician, Orillia

Contributions to Research Award

Dr. Michel Beaulieu, History

High Output and Publication Excellence Awards (HOPE)

2010 Spring/Summer Term: G. Coppola, M.Sc. Eng. (Control Engineering)
2010 Fall Term: Z.Y. Yuan, Ph.D. (Forest Sciences)
2011 Winter Term: Xiao Qu, M.Sc. Eng. (Environmental Engineering)

Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Dr. Zhiyou Yuan, Ph.D. (Forest Sciences)

Building Research Capacity Award 2010

Dr. Nandakumar Kanavillil, Interdisciplinary Studies, Orillia campus
Dr. Sreekumari Kurissery, Interdisciplinary Studies, Orillia campus
Dr. Peter Lee, Biology, Thunder Bay campus
Dr. Heidi Schraft, Biology, Thunder Bay campus

Aboriginal Partnership Research Award 2010

Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, Social Work
Holly Prince, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health
Joe Barnes, Executive Director, Kenora Chiefs Advisory
Tania Cameron, Long-Term Care Coordinator, Kenora Chiefs Advisory
Marcia Pedri, Director of Health, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

Lakehead University Innovation Award

Dr. Lionel Catalan, Chemical Engineering
Dr. Stephen Kinrade, Chemistry

Lakehead University Student Innovation Award

Kris Scott, MSEng (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Luke Docksteader, MSEng (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Lakehead University Contribution to Teaching Awards

Dr. Leonard Hutchison (Natural Resources Management)
Dr. David Richards (Business Administration)
Dr. Rupert Klein (Psychology)
Professor Randy Wilkie (Education)
Dr. Anthony Puddephatt (Sociology)

Convocation 2011

Honorary Degree Recipients

Dr.Tom Brzustowski, Former President of NSERC
The Honourable William G. Davis, former Premier of Ontario
Ron K. O' Dor, Respected Canadian Scientist
James A. "Pete" McGarvey, Broadcaster, Author, and Journalist

Fellow of Lakehead University

Dr. John Naysmith, Professor Emeritus of Forestry

Alumni Honour Awards

Steven Ashton, MPP, Province of Manitoba
David Shannon, Lawyer and Advocate for the Rights of the Disabled.

Young Alumni Awards

Michael Power, Hospital Administrator
Shy-Anne Hovorka, Singer/songwriter and Teacher

Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award

Vonnie Cheng, Investment Advisor, Sun Life Financial

Lakehead University Orillia Campus Civitas Award

Paul Weber, Entrepreneur, City of Orillia

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine received the 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Award, winning gold in the category of Education. Each year, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and Deloitte present awards designed to formally reward excellence in leadership within the public sector in Canada.

Award – Strasser

Dr. Roger Strasser, Founding Dean of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, was named a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia. The honour bestowed on Dr. Strasser is specifically for service to medicine as an educator, researcher, and practitioner by improving the health care of people living in rural and remote communities in developed and developing nations.