Lakehead University Alumni Magazine

Academic Excellence

Meet some of Lakehead’s HIGH Achievers

Published October 28, 2009

PATRICIA LYLE

Patricia Lyle
Patricia Lyle
4th year Applied Bio-Molecular Science
Academic Average: 91%

Distinctions

Recipient of an Entrance Award of Academic Excellence, the W.S. Tomlinson Family Silver Jubilee Scholarship, Alberta Centennial Scholarship, and the Sylvia Horne Scholarship for Dance

Recipient of one of 23 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award positions allocated to Lakehead University for 2009, and one of 27 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award positions allocated to Lakehead University for 2008

Extracurricular

Lakehead Student Ambassador, Volunteer at Hogarth Riverview Manor and numerous other charitable organizations, and Member of the Thunder Bay Ultimate Frisbee League, and Recreation Outdoor Soccer

Summer Job

Summer Researcher under the supervision of Dr.Christine Gottardo, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry

Only at Lakehead

Learning to use research equipment such as the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, High Performance Liquid and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometers

“Over the winter I had the good fortune of working with Dr. Zacharias Suntres, Associate Professor with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, to determine whether antibiotics had an effect on cancer drugs. (They do!) I then prepared a poster and presented it at the fourth Northern Health Research Conference held at Lakehead University in May 2009.”

KARAH HARVEY

Karah Harvey
Karah Harvey
3rd year Kinesiology (Co-op Program)
Academic Average: 82%

Distinctions 

Recipient of an Entrance Award of Academic Excellence and a Bearskin Airlines Bursary

Extracurricular

Student Ambassador, Friendly Visitor for Thunder Bay Support Services, Lakehead U Campus Tour Guide, Lifeguard/Swim Instructor, International Student Buddy, and a member of the LUSU Standing Ombudsperson Committee

Why Lakehead?

Lakehead is a place where I feel welcome and at home. I love that a “long walk” across campus is 15 minutes, that my profs know I am in their class, and that I can’t walk to class without seeing a friend

In Grade 12, I accepted my place in Lakehead’s Kinesiology program and at the last minute decided to take part in Katimavik, a national youth volunteer service. Throughout the nine-month program I worked at a childcare resource centre on Vancouver Island, a food surplus distribution centre in Winnipeg, and in a Second Chance Success program in the Niagara Region. My experience as a student at Lakehead has been very positive. I love Thunder Bay and the unique experiences of attending school in Northern Ontario. I couldn’t minor in Northern Studies at many other schools!”

LUC COUSINEAU

Luc Cousineau
Luc Cousineau
4th year HBOR/HBA
Women's Studies/BSc
(Natural Science)
Academic Average: 86%

Distinctions

Recipient of an Entrance Award of Academic Excellence and a Canadian Millennium Scholarship In-Course Excellence Award

Extracurricular

Lakehead University Student Union Director, Outdoor Recreation Student Society General Manager, Outdoor Recreation Student Society Development Fund Coordinator, and Lakehead University Resident Assistant

Research Interests

Gendered leadership theory, residential camping staff trends, and residential camp staff leadership preferences

Collective Paper Presentation: Feminist and Women’s Studies Association International Conference – Feminist Transitions

Only at Lakehead

I have been able to learn from and work with professors at Lakehead who are internationally recognized and renowned in their fields. While working with these professors I have been encouraged to create connections that help me learn, and explore new avenues of education, research, and professional life. I believe these interactions are possible only in the type of community formed within Lakehead University and would not be available elsewhere."

BRENT MOYER

Brent Moyer
Brent Moyer
4th year HBA (Political Science)
Academic Average: 82%

Distinctions

Recipient of an Entrance Award of Academic Excellence and a Canadian Millennium Scholarship In-Course Excellence Award

Extracurricular

LUSU Board of Directors, LUSU Chief Justice, LUSU Campaigns Commissioner, Argus News Writer, Multicultural Centre Service Director, WUSC volunteer, Special Olympics Thunder Bay Coach/Swim Teacher, Lakehead Relay for Life Volunteer/Participant, Lakehead U Native Students Association Volunteer, Lakehead U Board of Governors' Judicial Panel

Summer Job

Full-time policy researcher for Bruce Hyer, MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North

Only at Lakehead

“I found it easy to immerse myself in humanistic endeavors with the Multicultural Centre, the Aboriginal Awareness Centre, the Lakehead University Native Students Association, the African and Caribbean Students Association, and the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) program. I truly feel the most rewarding experience one could have at Lakehead is to be involved in the Lakehead community. There are so many great student-driven initiatives.”

ROBB MARTIN

Robb Martin
Robb Martin
4th year Mechanical Engineering (Co-op Program)
Academic Average: 87%

Only at Lakehead

“Negotiating my engineering degree around varsity sports, a Co-op internship, and an international exchange could only be possible at Lakehead. At Lakehead, because I didn’t just disappear into the crowd, I was able to get to know my professors, dean, and ski coach well enough to work one-on-one with them. This was critical to customizing my academic path – a path that would have been much more difficult to follow anywhere else.”

Distinctions

Recipient of an Entrance Award of Excellence, Grant Forest Products Degree Scholarship, OSAP Queen Elizabeth II Reach for the Top Scholarship, Chris Martin Athletic Pursuits Award, Alan Thomas Sumner Memorial Award, Lakehead University Athletics Award, Shell Canada Limited Engineering Scholarship, J. P. Bickell Foundation Mining Award, and Professional Engineers Ontario Foundation for Education In Course Scholarship

Awards

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Academic All-Star in 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09

Extracurricular

Varsity Nordic Skiing, Volunteer Tutor with Student Assistance Centre, Member of the Student Health Advisory Board, Varsity Athletics Advisory Board Nordic Representative, and Special Commissioner for Engineering Student Society (ESS) to the Professional Engineers Ontario, Lakehead Chapter

Summer Job

Community Academic Student Liaison with the Food Security Research Network

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