Alumni Association Board of Directors (AALU)

The Alumni Association Board of Directors (AALU) is a board of alumni volunteers who work to support the mission and vision of the Alumni Association.

The 2019/2020 Board Members are:


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Debra Woods

President and Chairman
Honours Bachelor of Commerce, 2005

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Debra earned her Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2005 and now resides in Calgary, Alberta.Debra is a client-focused leader with over 10 years of experience in business development, marketing and communications in a professional services environment.She’s...More information about Debra Woods


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Yolanda Wanakamik

Vice-President
Honours Bachelor of Arts, 1998

Yolanda graduated from Lakehead University with an HBA in Political Science in 1998. Deeply committed to lifelong learning she is currently enrolled in Lakehead University Masters of Education Program. Yolanda is employed with Dilico Anishinabek Family Care as the Integrated Policy... 500 Internal Server Error

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Karen Boz

Vice-President
Bachelor of Administration, 1992

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario and now residing in Toronto, Karen joined Royal Bank of Canada full-time in 1992 after graduating from Lakehead University's Bachelor of Administration program, where she majored in Personnel & Industrial Relations. More information about Karen Boz


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Paul Popo-Ola

Secretary and Treasurer
Honours Bachelor of Commerce, 2010

Paul Popo-Ola is originally from London ON, and a proud Alumnus of Lakehead University, who chose Lakehead University to pursue both his academic and athletic career. Paul graduated from the H.B. Commerce Program in 2010, and while attending Lakehead University he played for the Thunderwolves. More information about Paul Popo-Ola


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Michel Beaulieu

Past President
Honours Bachelor of Arts, 2001
Honours Bachelor of Education, 2001
Master of Arts, 2003

Michel S. Beaulieu graduated from Lakehead University with an HBA in English and History and a BEd in 2001.He completed an MA in History in 2003, before (reluctantly) leaving Thunder Bay to pursue a PhD at Queen's University. An award winning author and historian, he is currently a Professor of... More information about Michel Beaulieu


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Nancy Angus

Director
Bachelor of Arts, 1981

Nancy Angus is a long-time Thunder Bay resident. She is a graduate of Lakehead University and has certificates from Ryerson University (Gerontology) and the University of Victoria (Adult and Continuing Education). As a recreationist, she specializes in the 60-plus demographic.  She... More information about Nancy Angus


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Michael Michaud

Director
Master of Science, 1998

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Chris DaSilva

Director
Bachelor of Administration, 2000

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Chris DaSilva earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 2000 and continued his education in Winnipeg with a Network Engineering Diploma to pursue his career in Information Technology. More information about Chris DaSilva


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Linda Henderson

Director
Honours Bachelor Physical & Health Education, 1982
Masters of Science, 1985
Bachelor of Education, 1985

Linda was born in the city of Toronto and grew up in Mississauga. After high school graduation from Clarkson Secondary School, Linda chose to attend Lakehead University because of its renowned Physical and Health Education Program. She also went on to complete a Master of Science Degree... More information about Linda Henderson


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Nancy Luckai

Director
Bachelor of Science in Forestry, 1981

Dr. Luckai began her career at Lakehead just over 40 years ago when she enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree.As a member of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management, she developed the Forest Resources and Soil Testing laboratory and served as Chair of the Honours Bachelor of... More information about Nancy Luckai


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Chris Vaillant

Director
Bachelor of Education, 2011

Chris graduated in 2011 from the Orillia campus with a BASc/BEd. He now works as a teacher for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board in Sarnia, Ontario.Chris began at Lakehead University in 2006, as part of the Charter Class of Orillia Campus. More information about Chris Vaillant


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Laara Losier

Director
Bachelor of Arts, 2013

Born and raised just outside of Barrie Ontario, Laara found a new home in Thunder Bay while entering her first year at Lakehead in 2006. Originally in the Con-Ed program, Laara transitioned to part-time studies while working at a local charity office providing her the opportunity to serve and... More information about Laara Losier


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Peter Lau

Director
Bachelor of Administration, 1986

As we look at Peter Lau’s many achievements over the years, a clear theme begins to emerge. Running like an unbroken thread through his education, his professional career as a businessman and entrepreneur and his personal life, is a love of art and culture – and a passion for sharing it with Hong... More information about Peter Lau


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Mike Walton

Director
Honours Bachelor Outdoor Recreation, 1983

Landing in Thunder Bay from Toronto to start at LU in 1979, Mike fell in love with the idea of wilderness and Lake Superior. He has spent his life hiking, paddling and camping in some of the most beautiful places in Canada, including the north shore of Lake Superior.  Working... More information about Mike Walton


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Mark Tilbury

Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement
Honours Bachelor of Commerce, 1994

Mark Tilbury believes that you get out of something what you put into it. Following this philosophy has made him an exceptional Lakehead supporter for 27 years.From the moment he set foot on the Thunder Bay campus, Mark has epitomized the spirit of volunteerism.“Lakehead was my first choice,” he... More information about Mark Tilbury