Lakehead University - 50th Anniversary
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Lorna (Schultz) PooleRead More
Lorna (Schultz) PooleAmazing Experience even 30 years later

Discovering coaching and taking the steps to become certified and International Coach Federation credentialed was a natural step for me and I tackled the process with the same self-management skills I'd learned as a nursing student at LU. Those self-directed learning skills have long come in handy.

Conrad KoczorowskiRead More
Conrad KoczorowskiGlobal Changemaker

In 2013, Conrad put aside his PhD studies at the University of Toronto to complete a six-month internship in Uganda with Amref Health Africa. After years of academic work, he was itching to return to volunteering in the rural health and food security spheres, and his overseas sojourn reaffirmed that this is where his true passion lies.

Teaching in ChinaRead More
Teaching in ChinaFive new graduates travel to China for a three week teaching placement.

In May 2014, five new graduates of the Bachelor of Education program travelled to China to participate in a three-week volunteer teaching placement at Maple Leaf International High School in Dalian, China. Accompanied by Dr. Jan Oakley, International Initiatives Coordinator in the Faculty of Education, the five newly certified teachers had an opportunity to experience teaching in a Chinese high school with over 2,800 students who study both a Chinese and British Columbia curriculum.

Scott Kress (Mountain Man)Read More
Scott Kress (Mountain Man)Testing his limits climbing Everest and the highest peaks on all seven continents

His path to scaling the world's tallest mountain was full of unexpected twists and turns including excursions scrambling up the 20-foot bluffs of Thunder Bay's Centennial Park as a Lakehead Outdoor Recreation student. Ultimately, Kress's mountaineering experiences made him realize that teamwork is essential to success. This insight has allowed him to establish two thriving companies as well as a career as a leadership and team performance coach and an international keynote speaker.

Colette LepageRead More
Colette LepageLepage was one of the NASA scientists that sent the Hubble Telescope into space.

Lepage is part of a multinational team of scientists and engineers integrating and testing components for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Peering into the outer edges of the universe, the telescope will try to find signs of life and answer other questions of the cosmos.

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