Alumni Association Honours

Alumni Association Honours

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University has been honouring distinguished alumni since 1989 when the first Alumni Honour Award was given. Each year, the Alumni Association presents a number of awards to alumni in recognition of significant personal accomplishments and contributions to the community.   

Please help us recognize our EXCEPTIONAL and UNCONVENTIONAL graduates whose reputation, achievements or future potential will bring honour and prestige to Lakehead University. 

Nominations are accepted beginning September 1st, through to March 31st each year.  Submissions are held for consideration for a period of three (3) years.

The Awards:

Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Award is presented annually in recognition of a Lakehead University graduate, of the last ten (10) years, who has flourished since graduation.  The recipient will have shown exceptional and unconventional accomplishment in their professional career, community involvement, and/or philanthropic work in Canada or around the world. 

Guidelines & Nomination Form


Exceptional Alumni Award

The Exceptional Alumni Award is presented by the Alumni Association to an alumnus/a who has demonstrated distinction or outstanding achievement in a particular field, community service work, personal accomplishment, or significant local, national, or international recognition for a personal endeavour.

Guidelines & Nomination Form

Online Form

Distinguished Alumni Award
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Ambassador Award
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Legacy Award

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This award is presented at the discretion of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University Board of Directors.  Recommendations of deserving individuals may be made through the Office of Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement.

Honorary Members
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Alumni Association Entrance Award
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