With over 55,000 alumni around the world and an employment rate of 94.4% within two years of graduation, Lakehead has proven that a student-centred focus fosters academic success and nurtures the unconventional learning paths that lead to exceptional experiences in university and beyond.
Exceptional Alumni: Where will your Lakehead degree take you?
Not all journeys lead to the destination you might expect. Check out just a few of the exceptional and unconventional voyages that Lakehead has launched for so many of its students.
All unique. All transformative. All far from ordinary.
Derek Buitenhuis – Video Encoding Engineer, Vimeo
Computer Science Graduate
A Video Encoding Engineer for Vimeo who finds himself jet-setting all over the world to Paris, Dublin, Brussels, Berlin, Seattle and New York for business and pleasure
Michael Rapino – CEO & President, LIVE Nation
CEO & President of LIVE Nation leading the company's transformation into becoming the #1 live music brand in the world.
Coleman Hell – Recording Artist, Columbia Records
Singled out by Spotify as one of a few Canadian artists "poised to hit it big" in 2015. His song "2 Heads" has over 20 million streams worldwide on Spotify
Shandor Alphonso – Linesman, National Hockey League (NHL)
From the Thunderwolves Men's Hockey team to the NHL, Alphonso is the newest member to the National Hockey League Officials Association
Dominic Man-Kit Lam – Founder of the World Eye Organization, a self-funded charity that is building eye treatment centres all over China
Researcher on edible vaccines for animals and humans and a practicing visual artist
Diane Altinbilek – Online Educator with Sioux Hudson Literacy Council's Good Learning Anywhere Program
Sociology Grad: Master of Arts in Sociology Graduate
Learning about current Aboriginal issues and strategizing solutions through the creation of various programs involving literacy and basic skills-building and culture-centred learning opportunities
Scott Kress – Founder of Summit Team Building
Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism Graduate
Running team building programs for corporate teams throughout Canada and in the USA; Guiding ill and injured Canadian soldiers on wilderness expeditions as part of an initiative through True Patriot Love
Joanne Wolnik – Tourism Product Development Manager for the Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism Graduate; Master of Business Administration Graduate
Implementing practical tools for strategic planning and problem solving in a variety of situations
James Mason – Music librarian at the University of Toronto
Working with one of the largest collections of music in any library in Canada and North America
Devon Stillwell – Postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of the History of Medicine
History & English Graduate; Master of Arts in History Graduate
Doing archival research on the history of genetics in the United States and working on a book focused on the history of genetic counseling
Katie Babin — Environmental Technician for Baffinland
Environmental Management Graduate
Putting her degree on environmental management into practice at a mine in Canada's high arctic
Samantha Angove – Principle Art Auctioneer, Park West Gallery
Works on international cruise ships to auction artworks by both emerging artists and well-known artists, such as Rembrandt or Picasso
Michael Kipper – Software Engineer, GOOGLE
Engineering – Software Graduate
As a Bachelor of Engineering (Software) graduate, Michael has taken his talents to doing cool things for Google in California
Sabrina Francescut – Ergonomic Health Consultant, Work Safety Network
Specializes in health and safety training and education on the job
Anthony Leblanc – Co-owner, President & CEO of the Arizona Coyotes NHL club
Political Science Graduate
Giving back to the community through involvement in the Coyotes Foundation and the Greater Phoenix Boys and Girls Club
Where will your Lakehead degree take you?