Alumni Spotlight

 

A Passion for Politics

Monday, May 6, 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.

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Lakehead University a second home to the Carlinos

Monday, March 4, 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.

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Bolu Fabanwo Reaches Out to Lakehead Orillia Students

Monday, February 4, 2019 /

A few years ago, any international student arriving at Lakehead Orillia had a very different university experience than they do now. Their homesickness was intensified because there were almost no other overseas students on campus.

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Adventures of Titanic Proportions

Monday, January 7, 2019 /

In the unforgiving North Atlantic, the hulking wreckage of the Titanic rusts in gloomy silence on the ocean floor. Until 1991, no one – except a handful of scientists – had seen the ‘unsinkable’ ocean liner since it collided with an iceberg and disappeared into the frigid waters.

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Lakehead Orillia graduate credits his degree on college pathway program

Monday, November 5, 2018 /

Cody Avery is on the hunt. Cody (HBASc’18) grew up in Tottenham, a small town approximately one hour southwest of Orillia. He was part of Lakehead Orillia’s graduating class on Saturday, June 9, 2018. He majored in Criminology with a minor in Environmental Sustainability. Before that, he studied Police Foundations at Georgian College.

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Firefighting Trailblazer Stephanie Drost

Monday, September 3, 2018 /

Thunder Bay firefighter Stephanie Drost never lets the grass grow under her feet. “Even as a kid, I was very active,” she says. “I was a competitive cross-country skier from the age of seven.” Stephanie competed provincially and nationally and then as a member of Lakehead University’s cross-country ski team. She combined her studies in kinesiology, and later business, with a gruelling race schedule.

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Monday, April 9, 2018 /

Marina Rupcic (née Mesic) grew up watching the soap opera The Young and the Restless with her grandmother. Marina’s favourite character, the glamourous Ashley Abbott, worked in the lab of her family’s company – Jabot Cosmetics – creating luxury perfumes and makeup. The show sparked a lasting fascination in the young girl from Thunder Bay.

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Andrew Petras Gets Down to Business

Monday, April 9, 2018 /

It wasn’t long ago that Andrew Petras (HBCom’13) was sitting in a lecture theatre learning about the fundamentals of economics. In five short years, Andrew has made a name for himself in the financial world, becoming one of the youngest financial consultants in Canada to achieve the designations Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).

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A Man on a Mission

Monday, March 5, 2018 /

Combining careers in medicine and the military has allowed Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Nugent to chart his own course and help fellow Canadians. Nathan joined the City of Belleville’s military reserve 25 years ago as an eager 18-year-old and he’s never looked back. “I enjoyed the camaraderie and being outdoors – it was an adventure. I was paid to go out with my friends on training exercises.”

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Adventures in Forestry

Monday, February 5, 2018 /

Stephanie Seymour’s (MSCF'16) mother likes to tell her, “We gave you roots but we also gave you wings.” It’s advice that’s served Stephanie well. In July 2017, the Lakehead PhD student embarked on a career in natural resources. She now works for the Toronto branch of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) as a management and professional trainee in the Indigenous Relations Department.

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