Heather Mason posing for photo

February 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

“Right after I graduated from Lakehead with my Honours of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education, I moved to God’s Lake First Nation to teach,” says Heather Mason (née Martin) (HFA/BEd’08) “I didn’t want to be stuck substitute teaching in southern Ontario for years and years.”

Fatima Ahmed volunteering in Botswana

January 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

Fatima Ahmed knows firsthand how difficult life can be.
Despite her unique challenges, she has a jaw-dropping number of extraordinary accomplishments under her belt; impressive for someone not even in her mid-30s yet.
Fatima has travelled the world since 2006, helping non-profit organizations thrive while she gleaned new insights along the way.

Justis and Justin and their teammates with the Sopinka Cup

December 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020

Justis Danto-Clancy and Justin Blanco participated in the national trial advocacy competition held in Ottawa and were victorious against seven other law schools from across Canada.
A Bora Laskin Faculty of Law team took on the country’s best and brightest to take home the Sopinka Cup in March 2020.

Matthew Sloan playing the guitar

October 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Over the past few years, Mathew Sloan has been to Korea, England, Tennessee, and a remote island in Lake Superior. That’s because the Lakehead alumnus has wide-ranging passions. As well as being a virtuoso guitarist, a former lighthouse keeper, and a novice bonsai gardener, Mathew is proficient in several languages – French, Spanish, Korean, Hawaiian Creole, and Arabic (his mother is from Lebanon)
Carmen Pekkarinen dressed up as a T-Rex

September 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

As the Coronavirus emptied out the streets in the Finnish city of Espoo, sidewalk life became less vibrant.

But that changed in one neighbourhood in the city of nearly 300,000 when a red, six-foot-tall T-Rex dinosaur arrived on the scene.

Lakehead University ranked Top 100 Universities Worldwide

Special May Supplement

Monday, May 11, 2020

Lakehead University has placed 98th in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings of 766 universities from 85 countries around the world. The rankings are based on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and more than 220 measurements.
Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Principal of Lakehead Orillia, and Rebecca Heffernan, Research & Strategic Initiatives Facilitator, accepted more than 4,000 pairs of gloves that went to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.

Special April Supplement

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Representatives from Lakehead University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) have collected hundreds of boxes of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care providers in Thunder Bay, throughout Northern Ontario, and Orillia – to help alleviate a shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gia Spiropoulos basketball headshot

March 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Gia Spiropoulos is a natural born leader and a serious threat on the basketball court. “My dad got me hooked on the sport,” explains the Lakehead Orillia graduate student from Belleville, Ontario. “When I was a kid, we used to play together.”

January 2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Christopher Britt doesn’t consider himself a daredevil, but he jumps at the chance to go heli-skiing on in the mountains bordering Canada and Alaska and surfing in Bali. “My brain is always on, so skiing and surfing – or putting on my goalie gear – are meditative and peaceful for me,” he says. “Risk leads to increased focus.”

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