Chris Vaillant

Chris Vaillant Bachelor of Education 2011

Chris graduated in 2011 from the Orillia campus with a BASc/BEd. He now works as a teacher for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board in Sarnia, Ontario.

Chris began at Lakehead University in 2006, as part of the Charter Class of Orillia Campus. Throughout his time at Lakehead University, Chris was closely involved with the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU), becoming the first elected director from the Orillia campus, and serving in that position for the following 4 years. In 2010, Chris became the first member from the Orillia campus elected to the executive, becoming the LUSU Vice-President Finance. During his time with LUSU, Chris worked hard to eliminate much of the disconnect between the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses, and entirely re-wrote the corporation's governing documents in the corporation's effort to better operate and govern itself.

In 2010, Chris became the first alumnus of the Orillia campus elected to the Alumni Association of Lakehead University (AALU) Board of Directors as a Director at Large. With the experience he gained at LUSU, in 2011 he became the AALU Secretary/Treasurer, and in 2012 moved into the role of AALU Vice-President.