Alumni Spotlight


Clifford Mushquash Fosters Hope and Healing

Thursday, March 16, 2023 /

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

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Silas Young Embraces the North

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 / Online

Silas Young was a third-year commerce student when the COVID pandemic was at its darkest.

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Reaching out to Migrant Workers

Monday, January 23, 2023 / Online

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.

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Harnessing a New Source of Green Energy

Friday, December 16, 2022 / Online

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.

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Tragedy made Sharon Johnson a Powerful Community Activist

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 / Online

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.

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Giving the gift of a lifetime

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 / Online

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

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Bringing Clean Water to Communities

Friday, September 16, 2022 / Online

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

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Entrepreneur and Collector Cameron MacDonald

Thursday, June 23, 2022 / Online

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

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A Sculptor of the Uncanny: Katie Lemieux (HBFA’14) makes her mark

Monday, May 16, 2022 / Online

Katie Lemieux has been drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a Crayola. Today, the Thunder Bay artist is an internationally recognized sculptor who’s participated in group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe, and South Korea.

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Tamer Ibrahim Stands Up for Young People: From English Major to Youth Advocate

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 / Online

A love of Russian literature influenced Tamer Ibrahim’s (MA'10) life in an unexpected way. Tamer, who has a BA in English from York University and an MA in English from Lakehead, was especially fascinated by writer Leo Tolstoy’s explorations of the privileged world of the Russian aristocracy and the light he shed on the plight of the country’s peasant farmers, who barely eked out a living.

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