Leah crosses stage to accept her degree

September 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

In her valedictory speech as this year's "Voice of the Class" at Lakehead Orillia's convocation ceremony, Leah Yari shared an important and, perhaps, personal lesson with her fellow graduates.

Photo of Ash Winters

June 2023

Monday, June 19, 2023

“Poetry has always come very naturally to me,” Ash Winters says. “It’s the primary way that my mind thinks—it’s my comfort zone.” 

Photo of Emmalee (Emm) Agnew, Terry Milne and their one-year-old son Cedar

April 2023

Monday, April 10, 2023

Last July, Emmalee (Emm) Agnew and Terry Milne took their one-year-old son Cedar on his first Yukon expedition—a voyage snaking along the Pelly River past mountains where wolf packs, moose, and grizzly bears roamed.

It was glorious, but it wasn’t easy.

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.