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Lakehead University Magazine Fall/Winter 2004

Alumni Matters

40th Anniversary Celebration
> by Heather Ives

It was a beautiful summer day back in 1965 when the Lakehead University Act was given Royal Assent by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Lakehead University was established. Forty years later, it’s time to celebrate.

The year 2005 marks the 40th Anniversary of Lakehead University, and the Alumni Association, along with the campus community, invites you to join the festivities. Currently plans are under way to hold celebratory events throughout the year, with our “Celebration Weekend” taking place September 29 - October 2, 2005.

All alumni, students, and friends are encouraged to attend as we honor our past  accomplishments and look forward to future success. Possible activities for the weekend include a golf day, campus tours, open houses, the grand opening of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, BBQs, gala dinner, and much more. If you have an idea for an event please let us know.

Class and small group reunions will also take place over the weekend. Classes from 1965 (40th), 1970 (35th), 1975 (30th), 1980 (25th), 1985 (20th), 1990 (15th), 1995 (10th), 2000 (5th) are encouraged to celebrate their own unique anniversaries. As well, other small group reunions are also welcomed as part of the Celebration Weekend. The Office of Alumni Relations will offer assistance in planning reunions by providing mailings, helping to find lost classmates, booking venues and meals, and co-ordinating any other special details.

Of course, a weekend like this would not be possible without the help of many volunteers. Opportunities exist for volunteers to assist in various roles over the next year including participating in planning committees, organizing reunions, as well as assisting at the weekend itself. Make the “Celebration Weekend” an event you won’t forget. Contact Heather Ives at (807) 346-7784 or by e-mail: 40years@lakeheadu.ca. Be sure to check out the 40th Anniversary website for updated information: www.lakeheadualumni.ca/40years.


The AALU held its 21st Annual Scholarship Classic on August 27 at Chapples Golf Course in Thunder Bay, raising over $11,500 in support of student financial aid. These funds will be matched through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund II, resulting in a total of $23,000 for scholarships and bursaries for Lakehead students. Special thanks to sponsors: RBC Financial Group, TBAYTel, Magic 99.9, My Travel/Thunder Bay Travel, and The Chronicle-Journal, and to all our hole sponsors and donors.
Scholarship Classic
Toronto Alumni meet at QUEEN’S PARK

On May 19, the AALU hosted its first Toronto reception in over 10 years at the Government Caucus Room in the Ontario Legislature. Over 60 alumni and friends met with President Fred Gilbert to learn about recent developments at their Alma Mater. The event was hosted by Eric McGoey (HBA’02), Amanda Koivuranta (HBA’02), and Brian Stroud (HBSc’02). If you are interested in volunteering or participating in future events, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-800-832-8076.
Student Send-Off

Alumni are Lakehead’s best ambassadors. This was evident at the third annual Ottawa Student Send-Off barbecue held on August 11 at MBNA’s headquarters. Sixty alumni, friends, students, and parents attended the event, hosted by the AALU and featuring President Fred Gilbert. If you are interested in hosting a similar event in your city, contact Heather Ives, Alumni Officer, at (807) 346-7784.


The AALU is publishing a regular e-newsletter to keep you in touch with Lakehead. Each issue will contain stories on campus news, research, achievements, programs, projects, and upcoming events. Let us tell your story by sending us your tales of success and achievement. Each month a graduate will be profiled. To subscribe or submit a story, visit www.lakeheadualumni.ca.

> by Mike Aylward

ThunderwolvesThe 2004-05 Lakehead Athletics year looks to be an exciting one for all of the staff and students who participate in the various varsity, club, and recreational programs. Lakehead will see a new student athletic centre opening in 2005, and some former coaches are returning to the helm of two Thunderwolves varsity teams.

Lakehead has also put in its bid to host the 2007 and 2008 CIS Men’s National Hockey Championships, and will learn about the success of its bid this December. Finally, this year Lakehead is exploring the possibility of making women’s soccer its tenth varsity program for next season.

On the varsity side, Coaches Maureen and Mike Hay return to develop the Cross Country and Track programs, while Lisa Patterson takes over as Head Coach of the strong Thunderwolves Nordic Ski program. Men’s Hockey and Women’s Basketball look to have strong seasons. Men’s Basketball has brought in some strong transfer students and recruits to make it a playoff contender. Volleyball also has some bright new prospects for the developing squad. Perennial contender Wrestling has brought in some great high school recruits and looks forward to great results this year.
This season’s lineup includes the Lakehead Invitational Men’s Basketball Tournament in October, the second Women’s Championship Cup of Wrestling in November, and the third Bell Varsity Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament at the Christmas break. Men’s Wrestling will be hosting a new meet in January.
Lakehead Director of Athletics Tom Warden says it’s going be a great year. “I am really looking forward to this season with so many new developments here at Lakehead. I am very happy about the recruiting done by all the teams, hosting new tournaments, and making a bid for the Men’s National Hockey Championships. I’m also very excited about the new Multi-Sport Athletics Complex which will serve as a great recreational venue for the whole Lakehead student body as well as help our varsity athletes in their training.”
> by Rob Zuback
Lakehead University respects your privacy and keeps all alumni information stored in the Alumni Database strictly confidential.
When you graduated and your status at Lakehead changed from being a student to being an alumna/us, information from your student file (excluding your academic record and fee information) was transferred to the Alumni Database.
Your information is safeguarded and Lakehead grants access only to those who need it to carry out their duties. For example, University staff will verify that you are a graduate of Lakehead if an employer calls to check your credentials.
As a graduate, you will periodically receive communications from the Alumni Association and Lakehead University about programs and services, alumni events, reunions, e-services, magazines, newsletters, e-newsletters, affinity partnerships, fundraising appeals, announcements, media releases, and surveys.
The Alumni Database will be updated through your interactions with Lakehead. The University, for example, will make address or name changes, record your attendance at events, record your communications preferences, and document your donation history.

You have the opportunity to opt out of any communications from Lakehead University, and you may inform us of your wishes by going online or by calling 1-800-832-8076. As soon as we hear from you, our staff will update your record to reflect your preferences.

If you have any concerns about how your personal information is treated, please contact me by e-mail: rzuback@lakeheadu.ca or by calling (807) 343-8916. You may read the full Lakehead University Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information Policy online: policies.lakeheadu.ca/.

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University has affinity partnerships with companies that provide services to Lakehead alumni. Alumni participation in these services generates revenue for alumni programs, services, and publications.
Neither Lakehead University nor the Alumni Association of Lakehead University rents or sells your personal contact information. The University's affinity partners may contact you about their services from time to time. In keeping with current federal privacy legislation laws, Lakehead contracts an arms-length mailing and telephone service to notify you of the programs. These outside companies are contracted to follow privacy laws, ensuring that your contact information is kept confidential and not released directly to the affinity partner.
For further information about affinity partnerships, please visit the Office of Alumni Services webpage at www.lakeheadualumni.ca.
At any time, you may inform Lakehead University if you no longer wish to receive communications from the affinity partners by calling 1-800-832-8076 or by completing the online form on our website

PHONE 807 • 343 • 8155
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EMAIL alumni@lakeheadu.ca

Do you have an idea for an alumni event or activity? If so, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.
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