Alumni Association Honours

Alumni Association Honours

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University has been honouring distinguished alumni since 1989 when the first Alumni Honour Award was given. Each year, the Alumni Association presents a number of awards to alumni in recognition of significant personal accomplishments and contributions to the community.   

Please help us recognize our EXCEPTIONAL and UNCONVENTIONAL graduates whose reputation, achievements or future potential will bring honour and prestige to Lakehead University. 

Nominations are accepted beginning September 1st, through to March 31st each year.  Submissions are held for consideration for a period of three (3) years.

Award FAQs


The Awards:

Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Award is presented annually in recognition of a Lakehead University graduate, of the last ten (10) years, who has flourished since graduation.  The recipient will have shown exceptional and unconventional accomplishment in their professional career, community involvement, and/or philanthropic work in Canada or around the world. 

Guidelines & Nomination Form

Exceptional Alumni Award

The Exceptional Alumni Award is presented by the Alumni Association to an alumnus/a who has demonstrated distinction or outstanding achievement in a particular field, community service work, personal accomplishment, or significant local, national, or international recognition for a personal endeavour.

Guidelines & Nomination Form

Online Form

Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually in recognition of a seasoned Lakehead University alumnus/a well-established in their chosen career or field. The award recognizes significant lifetime contributions by an individual, whether through professional accomplishment, community involvement, or philanthropic dedication.
Ambassador Award
The Ambassador Award is presented annually in recognition of a champion of Lakehead University. This award is presented to an individual whose dedication and continuing support of Lakehead University has made a significant impact on students, alumni, faculty and staff. Presented to an internal or external champion, the award recognizes the exceptional and unconventional community of Lakehead University.
Legacy Award

The Legacy Award recipient has demonstrated exceptional commitment and contributions to the Alumni Association and the Lakehead University community through their actions.  The recipient exemplifies the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, civic responsibility, vision and leadership.  This award identifies the recipient as a valued member of the alumni community.

This award is presented at the discretion of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University Board of Directors.  Recommendations of deserving individuals may be made through the Office of Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement.

Honorary Members
An Honorary Membership is the highest honour the Association can bestow on a non-graduate, and recognizes a person’s exceptional service to, affinity for, or support of the University and Alumni Association.
Alumni Association Entrance Award
The Alumni Association of Lakehead University Entrance Award provides $2,500 per year for four years (total of $10,000) to the successful applicant. Eligible applicants must:
  • be an immediate family member of a Lakehead University Alumnus/a
  • have sound academic credentials
  • demonstrate strong leadership qualities and community involvement
  • plan to attend Lakehead University the following academic year on a full-time basis

Eligibility Criteria

Online Form