Lakehead University Alumni Magazine

Convocation 2010

One University, Two Campuses

Communications Staff
Published October 22, 2010
Arthur V. Mauro
Arthur V. Mauro is installed as chancellor and presides over his first Convocation ceremony in Thunder Bay
Winter and Belcourt
Registrar Brenda Winter (BA'69) adjusts the robes of Métis leader Tony Belcourt as he receives a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
Convocation 2010 marked a number of milestones for Lakehead University and its graduands - in Thunder Bay and Orillia. Students from the Thunder Bay campus gathered at the Community Auditorium for three Convocation ceremonies, including the first one on May 28, 2010 where they witnessed the installation of Arthur V. Mauro as Lakehead University's new chancellor. A week later, Chancellor Mauro presided over a fourth Convocation ceremony on June 5 at the Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School in Orillia.

A total of four honorary degrees were conferred this year. In Orillia, a Doctor of Laws was conferred on The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

In Thunder Bay, a Doctor of Letters was conferred on Tomson Highway, the award-winning Cree novelist, children's author, and playwright; a Doctor of Laws on Tony Belcourt, a leader in Canada's Métis community; and a Doctor of Science on Temple Grandin, a Professor of Animal Sciences and a spokesperson and advocate for persons living with autism.

In Thunder Bay, former leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario (and Lakehead graduate) Lyn McLeod was made a Fellow of Lakehead University. In Orillia, a Lakehead University Civitas Award was presented to Mayor Ron Stevens.
David C. Onley
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, addresses the graduands in Orillia
Megan Rafuse and Haley Udzbinac
Honours Bachelor of Social Work grads Megan Rafuse and Haley Udzbinac

Laura Rodger Siddall and Ron Stevens
Laura Rodger Siddall, BEd, and Orillia Mayor Ron Stevens


Five Lakehead Alumni Honoured at Convocation

Outstanding alumni were honoured at a special dinner hosted by the Alumni Association in the days leading up to Convocation 2010.

View and order copies of Convocation photographs at graphics.lakeheadu.ca/convocation

Qusay Rassawala, Murtaza Ali, Mohammed Abrar, and Talha Asif
Bachelor of Engineering grads: Qusay Rassawala, Murtaza Ali, Mohammed Abrar, and Talha Asif
Darlene Kakepetum, Alvena Joseph, Ruth Fiddler, and Carol Linklater
Native Language Instructors' Diploma grads: Darlene Kakepetum, Alvena Joseph, Ruth Fiddler, and Carol Linklater
Jeff Matte, MD, Kyle Lansdell, MD, and
Jessica Hearn
Jeff Matte, MD, Kyle Lansdell, MD, and Jessica Hearn
Professor Alice den Otter and Janet Earle, BEd
Professor Alice den Otter and Janet Earle, BEd

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