Lakehead University Alumni Magazine

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Orillia Campus Construction Begins

Published October 28, 2009


The Race Car Team

Lakehead's first entry to the international Formula-1 SAE® competition, held at the Michigan International Speedway last May, won the Rookie of the Year Award and placed 43rd overall.

The concept behind the event is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. Each student team designs, builds, and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving.

This year's competition featured a total of 120 teams registered from Europe, Asia, South America, and North America.


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Advanced Institute for Globalization and Culture

The Advanced Institute for Globalization and Culture, the aig+c or ‘agency’, is a new research institute housed at Lakehead and founded for the mutual benefit of academic and community researchers in Thunder Bay and abroad. In April, the Institute hosted a public lecture on Norval Morrisseau given by Elizabeth McLuhan.


Book Cover

Essays in Northwestern Ontario Working Class History

Edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, Assistant Professor of History, Co-Director of the Lakehead Social History Institute, and Co-Director of the Centre for Northern Studies

This book brings together previously published and new works from a cross-section of established and young scholars working in the allied fields of history, Finnish studies, sociology, and Canadian studies.


Ski Team

Lakehead's Men's and Women's Nordic Ski Teams earned their fifth consecutive Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships in Haliburton last February. Among them was a student from the Orillia Campus, Mark Doble, who helped the men’s relay team earn a gold medal and was later named an OUA All-Star. Doble is the first Orillia-based student to win medals at any OUA Championship.

In March, Lakehead’s Women’s Nordic Ski Team won its sixth consecutive national title, at the Canadian Colleges and Universities Nordic Championships (CCUNC) in Collingwood, ON. They beat the team from Carleton University by just one point in the final team standings!

Sustainability Commissioner

Alex Boulet

LUSU created a full-time position for a Sustainability Commissioner this year with responsibility for creating a campus atmosphere that fosters healthy, sustainable life choices.

Alex Boulet is committed to improving the quality of campus life by raising awareness, building students’ skill sets, and taking action. Read more about him in the September/October 2009 issue of Agora Online


Congratulations to three outstanding Lakehead alumni who were honored last May.


Terry Robinson (HBK'97)
Terry Robinson (HBK'97)

Terry Robinson (HBK'97)
Athlete, Community Leader, Human Resources Professional Assistant Human Resources  Consultant, Government of Ontario

Terry Robinson has always had big dreams and the perseverance to realize them. He was born with cerebral palsy but growing up he was able to participate fully in school and recreational activities because of his determination and the support services provided by his hometown of Dryden, Ontario. A natural leader who approached everything he did with enthusiasm, Terry's childhood passion for sports spurred him to become a Canadian Paralympian. Read More


Thomas Ryan (HBPE’85, BEd’85)
Thomas Ryan (HBPE’85, BEd’85)

Thomas Ryan (HBPE’85, BEd’85)
Professor, Teacher, and Author Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Nipissing University

Dr. Thomas Ryan grew up in Georgetown, Ontario but his attraction to sports and hockey brought him to the Northwest in 1981 where he enrolled in Lakehead's Physical Education program and played for the Lakehead University Nor-Westers hockey team. Thom quickly immersed himself in campus life working as the LUSU Sound Manager, deejaying at events and serving as the President of Atikokan House residence. This capacity to do many different things well has made Thom into a leading educational theorist. Fortuitously, Lakehead was also the place where Thom met his wife, Leslie, who was studying social work. Read More


Poh Lam Tan (BAdmin’80)
Poh Lam Tan (BAdmin’80)

Poh Lam Tan (BAdmin’80)
Business Leader CEO, Alliance Entertainment Asia

Poh Lam Tan doesn't let himself be constrained by limits - a very useful talent in the marketing field. His ability to see potential in overlooked areas has brought success to his business ventures and transformed him into a major force in the Asian entertainment industry. Read More

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