We're Creating Leaders

We're Creating Leaders - Ruth OrlÓcI-Goodison FIRST YEAR HBSc STUDENT AND PRESIDENT’S SCHOLAR

Lakehead is Proud to be Ranked 2016 Research University of the Year for the Second Consecutive Year in the Category of Undergraduate Universities by RE$EARCH Infosource.

When I decided to pursue an HBSc in biology, I struggled with where to go. I looked at big schools, small schools, and even a few out-of-province schools, and then I came to Thunder Bay. My decision was made from the moment I set foot on campus.

Not because Maclean’s ranks Lakehead as one of the top ten undergraduate universities in the nation, but because I love the people who choose Lakehead. My professors know my name. They care about how I do in their class. From undergraduate through doctoral research, Lakehead offers all students the opportunity to work with brilliant, innovative researchers, who challenge convention while looking for solutions to real-world problems.

I hope to join the long tradition of innovators and leaders who have come from Lakehead. Dr. Andrew Dean, Lakehead’s VP of Research and Innovation, is already reaching out to provide me with the resources to make my start.


Ruth OrlocI-Goodison
First Year HBSc Student & President's Scholar

We're Creating Leaders

Lakehead Is Creating Leaders! Meet Colette Lepage – Manager, NASA’s High Bay Cleanroom

Lakehead is Proud to be Ranked 2016 Research University of the Year for the Second Consecutive Year in the Category of Undergraduate Universities by RE$EARCH Infosource.

Success is hard work. I wasn't a stellar student, but I got my diploma in chemical engineering technology in my hometown of Sudbury.

I knew a degree would open doors so I enrolled in Lakehead's post-diploma engineering degree program. And it wasn't easy. I am grateful that my professors were dedicated, compassionate, and went far beyond the call of duty. They taught me to give my very best. Seeing the exciting research at Lakehead sparked my desire to work in an innovative field when I graduated with my B. Eng in Chemical Engineering in 1999.

Today I manage the world's largest ISO 7 cleanroom at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Right now, we're working on the James Webb Space Telescope – the largest ever constructed. I'm proud to be part of an international collaboration that affirms how the power of close-knit teams working together can achieve great things.

Colette Lepage – Manager, NASA’s High Bay Cleanroom