Lakehead University - 50th Anniversary

Past Events

For The 50th Anniversary of Lakehead University

Many events have already come and gone but none are forgotten. Below is a list of past events. Feel free to explore and if you were there, please leave a comment, we'd like to hear from you

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50th Anniversary Launch | OrilliaMore Info
50th Anniversary Launch | OrilliaStart Your Day Off RightJanuary 13th, 2015

We launched our 50th Anniversary in Orillia with a pancake breakfast!

50th Anniversary Launch | Thunder BayMore Info
50th Anniversary Launch | Thunder BayThe Weather Outside May Be Frightful But...January 16th, 2015

We launched our 50th Anniversary in Thunder Bay at LUSU’s Winter Carnival. Nearly 1,000 people celebrated with us!

2015 ASCE Midwest Region Student Conference and Steel Bridge CompetitionMore Info
2015 ASCE Midwest Region Student Conference and Steel Bridge CompetitionWatch this year's Steel Bridge Competition live from the Fieldhouse!March 7th, 2015

Lakehead University is hosting the Midwest Region Conference and Steel Bridge Competition in March 2015. This will be the first time that the Midwest Region Conference and Competition has been held outside the USA.

Research and Innovation WeekMore Info
Research and Innovation WeekR&I Week is Lakehead University's annual celebration of our research and innovation achievements.March 7th - 13th, 2015

Celebrate Lakehead's 10th Annual Research and Innovation Week from March 7 - March 13, 2015.

Lecture: The Development of Lakehead UniversityMore Info
Lecture: The Development of Lakehead UniversityCelebrating 50 YearsApril 18th, 2015

Join History Professor Peter Raffo in exploring Lakehead’s motto “Achievement through Effort” while going through through some of the major milestones of the institution.

Charter Day - July 1st | OrilliaMore Info
Charter Day - July 1st | OrilliaSponsored by BellJuly 1st, 2015

Celebrate our 50th birthday at Couchiching Beach Park on Canada Day!

Charter Day - July 1st | Thunder BayMore Info
Charter Day - July 1st | Thunder BaySponsored by BellJuly 1st, 2015

Celebrate our birthday July 1, 2015 at Marina Park in Thunder Bay!

50th Anniversary Celebration on the Empire SandyMore Info
50th Anniversary Celebration on the Empire SandySpecial Event Presented by the GTA ChapterJuly 3rd, 2015

All aboard! The GTA Chapter of our Alumni Association has planned a special event on Friday, July 3rd, 2015.

Forestry Class of 1995 - Thunder BayMore Info
Forestry Class of 1995 - Thunder BayForestry Class of '95 ReunionAugust 1st, 2015

Join us in celebrating 20 years since graduation!

Forestry Class of 1975 ReunionMore Info
Forestry Class of 1975 ReunionSeptember 5th - 7th, 2015

Join the class of 1975 in celebrating our 40th Anniversary since graduation!

Philosophy ReunionMore Info
Philosophy ReunionPhilosophy Reunion October 2nd, 2015

7pm at the Embassy - Finlandia Club (Above the Hoito Restaurant) Admission is FREE; All past and present philosophy students welcome! For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy: 807-346-7725 or

Rooster's Bistro Promo for Homecoming!More Info
Rooster's Bistro Promo for Homecoming!Rooster's Bistro Celebrates Homecoming!October 2nd - 4th, 2015

Rooster's Bistro is offering 25% off coupon to alumni attending Lakehead University's Homecoming Weekend and showing Homecoming spirit by wearing blue and gold. Coupons will be available at the Homecoming registration desk in the Agora on October 2 & 3.

1960s ReunionMore Info
1960s ReunionClass of 1965 ReunionOctober 2nd, 2015

The Class of 1965 is spearheading a reunion of students, faculty and staff who were at Lakehead University during the 1960's. This event will give guests the opportunity to mix and mingle with old friends. Cost to attend is $5.00 per person. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Entry is by guest list only so register today!

Wrestling Alumni ReunionMore Info
Wrestling Alumni ReunionHosted by Francis Clayton, Wrestling CoachOctober 2nd - 4th, 2015

Hosted by Francis Clayton, all wrestling alumni are invited to reconnect during Homecoming Weekend, October 2-4, 2015.

HBScN Class of '81 ReunionMore Info
HBScN Class of '81 ReunionClass of 1981 ReunionOctober 2nd - 4th, 2015

The Nursing Class of 1981 is planning a reunion during Homecoming Weekend in Thunder Bay, October 2nd-4th, 2015.

Homecoming - Thunder BayMore Info
Homecoming - Thunder BayPresented by the City of Thunder BayOctober 2nd - 4th, 2015

In the fall of 2015, Lakehead will be launching its inaugural Homecoming Weekend. This celebration will be the first of many and a tradition we want alumni and the Lakehead community to be a part of. Visit this page to register for Homecoming events and purchase Gala tickets.

Homecoming Gala Sold Out!More Info
Homecoming Gala Sold Out!Homecoming Gala SOLD OUT! October 3rd, 2015

Our Homecoming Gala on October 3, 2015 is now SOLD OUT! Thank you so much to everyone who purchased tickets! We look forward to celebrating 50 years with you!

Faculty of Education Open House (Orillia Campus)More Info
Faculty of Education Open House (Orillia Campus)Join us at Heritage Place for a 50th Anniversary Celebration!October 15th, 2015

We are proud that 2015 marks Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary. In order to celebrate this momentous achievement, Lakehead is hosting events throughout the year bringing Alumni, Students, Staff and Faculty together. As part of this effort, Lakehead Orillia’s Faculty of Education has organized a special evening for you, our community members, to come by Heritage Place and join us in our 50th Anniversary celebration. We are hosting an Open House evening on October 15th from 5:00pm through 7:00pm. Alumni can socialize with students, network with Faculty, engage with the community, and reminisce with former classmates. The Open House will feature student art, math, science and digital technology projects, and complimentary food and beverages. Please help us create an event to remember, at a place we hope you will never forget. Date: OCTOBER 15th 2015 Time: 5pm-7pm Location: Heritage Place, Faculty of Education 1 Colborne St. Orillia, ON L3V 7X5 RSVP: By October 10th 2015 to

ESports Games DayMore Info
ESports Games DayOctober 24th, 2015

Take part in ESports Games Day, Saturday October 24, 2015 at the Outpost. Visit this page for registration information.

In Conversation: "Lakehead at 50"More Info
In Conversation: "Lakehead at 50"November 10th, 2015

Attend our In Conversation event at the Orillia Public Library to learn about “Lakehead at 50” Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 6:15 – 8 pm. Dr. Doug West, professor with the departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and Political Science, will lead a conversation among a distinguished panel of academics, students and community members in a discussion about how Lakehead University has become a leader in Canada and around the world.

Homecoming - OrilliaMore Info
Homecoming - OrilliaCalling all Wolves in the southNovember 12th - 13th, 2015

Lakehead University invites all of its graduates to return to campus for its inaugural Homecoming. This exciting annual tradition is a culmination of everything you love about Lakehead – sports, friends, food, entertainment, and the people who have helped prepare you for your career. Visit this page to register for Report to the Community Luncheon, Roller Skating, and Homecoming Dinner and Dance.

Orillia Homecoming Dinner and Dance Sold Out!More Info
Orillia Homecoming Dinner and Dance Sold Out!Orillia Homecoming Dinner and Dance Sold Out!November 13th, 2015

The 50th Homecoming Dinner and Dance at Casino Rama on November 13, 2015 is SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets, we look forward to celebrating 50 years with you!

A Political Science Alumni EventMore Info
A Political Science Alumni EventNovember 20th, 2015

We invite you to join us at a Political Science Alumni Event, November 20, 2015 from 5-7PM at the University Club. 380 University Avenue, Toronto. Hosted by Dr. Douglas West and Dr. Philip Cain. Visit this page for more information.

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