In 1994, Liana Frenette (BEd.'88) and her husband were approached about purchasing a small materials testing lab with a three-person staff. Fast-forward to 2015, and Frenette’s company (TBT Engineering & Ozaanaman Engineering) now employs over 100 people full time and boasts an expanded roster of services catering to northwestern Ontario’s mining industry.
Dolores Wawia (BEd.'85) is a leader, pioneer in native education and storyteller who has expanded educational opportunities for Aboriginal people. In February 2015, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, appointed Dolores to the Order of Ontario.
Spencer Orr (HBOR’02) is making waves as the vice president of design and merchandising for Canada Goose Clothing – the company that makes the iconic parkas that can withstand frigid temperatures and harsh environments.
Local businessman and municipal politician Frank Pullia (BAdmin'84, MBA'10) received a Cultural Ambassador of Universum Canada award in Pescara, Italy during the International Congress of the Universum Academy of Switzerland in February 2015.
Gregory Lowan-Trudeau (BEd’06, MEd’08) was honoured by the Canadian Education Association with a 2014 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education for his work developing a critical understanding among current and future teachers of the link between Aboriginal ways of knowing, the historical basis for land claims and rights, and how this relates to contemporary resource development issues and associated activism.