Mary Wolfe Orillia Bureau Chief On March 10, the city of Orillia and the Lakehead Orillia community lost a passionate and dedicated member with the passing of James A. “Pete” McGarvey. McGarvey, husband of Eileen Giles and father of Peter, Will, and Doug, was born in 1928 in Toronto and moved to Orillia in April [...]
By Brad Kean Recently, LUSU held elections to bring students into positions of authority to stand as our representation within this institution. In Orillia, our own Ian McRae stood up for the second time to take on the challenge of serving as our student union Vice President. Ian Ran unopposed. The whys around that are [...]
A discussion between the relationship of Thunder Bay and Orillia Mary Wolfe Orillia Bureau Chief I think something needs to be set straight. Students in Orillia chose to come here. We did not get rejected from Thunder Bay and tossed to Orillia. A conscious decision was made to come here, instead of Thunder Bay. The [...]
By Joshua Parry Orillia Bureau Chief Most Orillia Lakehead students have either seen or used the sporting complex just down the road from the university. The Rotary Place offers a dual-arena complex along with dual sporting fields, three tennis courts, and a playground. Surely this complex has everything but a dome for year-long field sports. [...]
The ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘why’ on Lakehead’s Student Union By Stephanie Simko The Lakehead University Student Union has humble roots: what started out as a small association of students meeting to discuss student issues has grown to be an organized, student-run union dedicated to providing the student body with the resources and initiatives they desire. [...]
By Shirley Meijaard On October 17, 2012, Elya Menzies, Sabina Haidon and Sandra Best, all members of the varsity rowing team, were presented the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Academic Achievement award. In order to receive this award, students must be participating in a varsity sport, while maintaining an 80 percent average in full-time studies. Varsity [...]
By Kylie Burchat Some people may think university is all work and no play, but that is not true atLakehead Orillia. There are many ways for first-year students to get out and meet new people, and get away from residence and their studies. This year, LUSU put together a trip to Canada’s Wonderland for Hallowe’en [...]
By Erin Collins News Editor Professor hosts Prince in Arctic Lakehead Sociology professor Dr. Chris Southcottrecently had the honour of hosting Prince Albert II of Monaco in the Arctic, as the royal family member was travelling between Iqaluit, Nunavut and Kuujjuaq, Northern Quebec. The two have collaborated since 2009 through the University of the Arctic’s [...]
“Exceptionally bad” decision locks out two potential candidates in Thunder Bay “Exceptionally bad” decision locks out two potential candidates in Thunder Bay By Jon Pukila Staff Writer “Congratulations Thunder Bay, you have all been acclaimed,” proclaimed LUSU Chief Returning Officer (CRO) Maggie Ryan to kick off the All-Candidates Meeting for the 2012 LUSU Board of [...]
By Ian McRae Rome wasn’t built in a day, and so it is with the community garden at Lakehead Orillia. Last year, the Community Garden Committee put forth an ambitious plan to establish a sizeable, multifunctional community garden at the Orillia campus. The plan was thorough − all of the right people were involved and, [...]
By Ian McRae Orillia’s downtown was dancing last weekend to the timeless sounds of the Beatles. Over 3,000 fans visited the Market Square outside of the new Orillia Public Librarylast Friday and Saturday to hear the iconic British band’s songs performed. For a small admission fee people enjoyed a variety of Beatles cover-bands, trivia games, [...]
On April 30, incoming high school student council members from the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Boad (SMCDSB) will convene at Lakehead Orillia to partake in an intense day of leadership training and development.
The majority of candidates for the next LUSU executive convened in the board room to speak with Orillia students via teleconference on Jan. 31. Originally set for Feb. 1, the date for the Orillia debates was changed at the last minute so as not to conflict with the National Day of Action.
Students enrolled at the Orillia campus arrived in September to find that much of the school was still under construction. The cafeteria, bookstore, and the Orillia residence were all incomplete at the onset of the school year.