Sharon Johnson holding flag

November 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Today, Sharon Johnson (BA, Indigenous Learning, 2008) is known for her commitment to raising public awareness about missing and murdered Anishinaabe women in Northwestern Ontario.  

Sarah Kielek-Caster headshot

October 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022

In 2018, Lakehead alum Sarah Kielek-Caster (BASc’13) learned that she needed a kidney transplant after a workplace injury.

Doctors diagnosed Sarah with chronic kidney disease caused by accidentally inhaling organic solvent due to a malfunctioning fume hood at Sarah’s former workplace. 

Sean Petrus fishing in a boat

September 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022

Sean Petrus has helped lift more than 10 long-term drinking water advisories across Northwestern Ontario.


Cameron in his store, The Cave

June 2022

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Anything can be collectable, according to Cameron MacDonald (BAdm’17), the owner of The Cave Collectables in Orillia.

Tamer Ibrahim headshot

April 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

A love of Russian literature influenced Tamer Ibrahim’s (MA'10) life in an unexpected way.

Julia Johnston with her dog

March 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Singer, actor, dancer…destroyer of invasive weeds? 

Julia Johnston is not a typical university student, but that’s what makes her such a dynamic member of the Lakehead Orillia campus.

Marcus Khoo headshot

February 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022

People from all over the world dream of making it big in Silicon Valley – the headquarters of tech giants like Apple and Facebook. Lakehead alum Marcus Khoo is one of the select group who has thrived in its rarified atmosphere.

Megan Rafuse headshot

January 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022

When she was just a high school student, Megan Rafuse (HBSW'09) lost her mother to cancer. 

“Her death really drove my career choices,” Megan says. “It made me unafraid to take risks, because I learned that you don’t get a second chance to live your life.”

Paul Popo-Ola headshot

December 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Paul Popo-Ola (HBComm'10) has set his sights on helping Toronto inner-city kids escape the lives of poverty to which they are often condemned. In 2020, Paul and a group of friends set up the Black Health and Wealth Fund to provide university entrance scholarships to grade 12 students. It’s Paul’s latest advocacy project, and one close to his heart.