This past Thursday, Lakehead University honoured Dr. Brian J.R. Stevenson's accomplishments as President and Vice-Chancellor of Lakehead University from 2010 to 2017. For the first portion of the event everyone in attendance mingled and conversed while enjoying some amazing food. As a surprise to Dr. Stevenson, students from his achievement program marched down towards the main stage with flags representing their country. It was a great start to a memorable evening.
From that point on, there were a variety of speeches, speaking to just how much Dr. Stevenson has done for Lakehead University during his 8 year tenure. The final speech was from Dr. Stevenson himself, who spoke to all the people who have helped him during his time at Lakehead. There was also a short film by Theymedia about the achievement program as well as a surprise performance by Shy Anne Hovorka.
These types of events are always so fun to photograph, mainly because I get to look for all those split second moments of emotion and capture them for ever. It was a pleasure being a part of it and see just how much an impact Dr. Stevenson has had.