Maureen Kershaw faced an unexpected dilemma in 2006. She was an established environmental and forestry consultant and a former lecturer in biology and conservation biology at Nipissing University. But if she wanted to keep a promise made over a decade earlier – and fulfil a lifelong goal – she would be returning to university as a student.
“My time at Lakehead was transformational,” says Gregory Lowan-Trudeau, the winner of the 2014 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research from the Canadian Education Association. “I immediately felt a strong cultural and geographical connection to Northwestern Ontario."