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.”

Matthew Chater headshot

November 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Being a kid isn't easy, and when everyday struggles are combined with challenging situations, a child's self-esteem can plummet. Matthew Chater, (BA’08, Psychology/BEd’08) the President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, believes that having a mentor can help turn things around for young people.

Ribbon cutting at the new Alumni House

October 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A great time was had by all at the Lakehead Thunder Bay and Lakehead Orillia Homecoming Weekends!  It kicked off with the official opening of the new Alumni House, and ended with a fun 9-Hole golf tournament. 

Matt Pascuzzo at G2 Argentina

May 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A high school co-op at a Thunder Bay radio station turned out to be the first step on a journey that's taken 24-year-old Matt Pascuzzo to the Prime Minister's Office and more!
The Carlino Siblings, cover story of our March 2019 E-zine

March 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

For the Carlino siblings, Lakehead University became a home away from home, a place to learn how to learn, to meet new people and grow and push their limits while obtaining the skills needed to work in their desired careers and more!