Clifford Mushquash headshot

March 2023

Monday, March 20, 2023

A few months ago, Clifford Mushquash was on the edge of Red Sea in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Sandy Falcon headshot

January 2023

Monday, January 9, 2023

Mature student. Immigrant. Mother. Wife. These are all words Sandy Falcon has used to describe herself. The people around her also know her as a compassionate friend and selfless community leader.

Brian Adams in the lab

December 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Even as a child, Brian Adams felt a personal obligation to do whatever he could to protect the environment from the destruction caused by humans.

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.