Donor Stories


North American Palladium Makes Gift to Superior Science

Monday, November 4, 2019 /

Many thanks to North American Palladium for their donation of $20,000 in support of Superior Science at Lakehead University. Their gift plays a significant role in expanding their outreach efforts throughout Northwestern Ontario and the enhancement of their summer science camps, girls club programming, community events and Indigenous outreach. Thank you for sparking our future leaders' interests in science, engineering and technology!

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Institute of Italian Studies Establishes a New Award for Lakehead University

Monday, November 13, 2017 /

The Institute of Italian Studies has graciously donated $15,000 to Lakehead University to establish the Institute of Italian Studies Graduate Award.

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Alumni Association provides support for Food Security on campus

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 /

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University recently provided a donation of $2,500 to support the LUSU Food Bank and Food Security programs at the Thunder Bay and Orillia Campuses.

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Lakehead Alum, Ray Stewart, reflects on life, love and purpose.

Monday, June 26, 2017 /

I first met Ray Stewart (HBComm '72) in the summer of 2015 in the halls of PACI. Born in Thunder Bay, Ray had travelled from his home in British Columbia to visit his mother and father’s grave and refresh the floral arrangement; an annual event, he acknowledged. Charming, intelligent and incredibly humble, Ray and I spoke for more than two hours of growing up in Thunder Bay, his time at PACI and at Lakehead University.

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Small Town Boy Makes a Big Difference

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 /

For three decades, David H. Gordon was committed to helping others. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, David dedicated his life to the legal profession, practicing as a senior partner at McCarthy Tétrault for over 35 years where he was also a tireless mentor to young attorneys.

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Engineering Scholarships and Awards Presented to Lakehead University Students

Monday, January 2, 2017 /

Student recipients of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) scholarships and awards were recently honoured at the Lakehead Chapter of the Professional Engineers Ontario, 55th Annual Engineering and Technology Conference held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Valhalla Inn.

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Canada and Ontario invest in post-secondary infrastructure at Lakehead University

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 /

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today’s $9.5-million investment in Lakehead University will do just that by fostering the training needed for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.

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County of Simcoe and Lakehead University celebrate 10 years with $1M gift

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 /

On behalf of the County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall presented a $1 million cheque to Lakehead University this morning during a special celebration event at the 500 University Avenue campus in Orillia. This brings the total amount of contributions to Lakehead by the County of Simcoe to approximately $6.5 million since 2009.

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Lakehead University President announces new scholarship in honour of Dr. John Naysmith

Monday, October 3, 2016 /

Lakehead President Dr. Brian Stevenson honoured Dr. John Naysmith on Friday, September 30 by announcing the creation of the Naysmith Scholar.

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Roy Coran Memorial Scholarship

Thursday, September 1, 2016 /

Lakehead University’s Music Department is pleased to announce a new scholarship. The “Roy Coran Memorial Scholarship” was established through funds accrued from three Roy Coran Big Band Concert events held at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium from 2013 to 2015.

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