Director's Message | Fall 2022

Going Back to School

View of upper half of 1294 Balmoral

Values, as defined by the Oxford English dictionary, refer to "a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgement of what is important in life."

This definition was taken to heart by your Board of Directors when they set out to define the core values of the Alumni Association. After much discussion and deliberation, they came up with the following five values, which we hope will reflect each and every one of our alumni.

DIVERSITY: We honour the individuality of our alumni and recognize that our Lakehead family is strengthened by our differences.

CURIOSITY: Our sense of curiosity allows us to explore new paths and create new opportunities for alumni because we are always ready to question, challenge, and innovate.

LIFELONG LEARNING: We recognize the importance of lifelong learning and support our alumni in their pursuit of personal and professional development.

RELATIONSHIPS: We bring alumni together, bridging interests, geographies, and cultures, and we cherish the bonds that connect us.

PRIDE: We embrace Lakehead University's rich history by building upon the best of our traditions and celebrating the accomplishments of our alumni and the University.

Alumni Board Member Dr. Jounin Kraft poses with Nick the Niffler sculpture

As winter turned to spring and pandemic restrictions lifted, the Alumni Association was pleased to participate in several events. In March, we sponsored the Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and selected another piece to join our Alumni Art Collection—Nick the Niffler will be on display at Alumni House for the next year before moving to the Alumni Commons in 2023.


Board member Dr. Jouni Kraft poses with Nick the Niffler, a sculpture by visual arts student Isabelle Lamee that was purchased for the Alumni Art Collection.

Rounding out the “return to normal” was the resumption of the Bill Keeler Memorial Golf Classic in August, which raised over $28,000. Thanks to all our sponsors and participants.

Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Homecoming, running from October 21-23 in Thunder Bay and October 28-29 in Orillia, and the return of our Varsity Engagement Program this fall.


Karen Boz, BAdmin'92                                                                Mark Tilbury, HBCom'94
President, Alumni Association                                                  Executive Director, Alumni Association

 Mark Tilbury SignatureKaren Boz Signature

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