Your student union leadership & staff

Leah Ching


Hey folks! My name is Leah and I'm the 2017-2018 President of LUSU. A few things I'm passionate about include; social justice, advocacy, journalism, and local community involvement. Working from our union office in Thunder Bay, I'm here to make sure that our union is working like a well-oiled machine! As the President, I'm charged with the general management and supervision of the organization. From directing campaigns and events, to making sure that students are always engaged and in-the-loop about what's going on, I'll be here all year to make sure that LUSU is working for you.

Although I'm based in the main Thunder Bay office, I'm here for students on all of our Lakehead campuses, and I look forward to supporting both Thunder Bay and Orillia students in whatever ways I can. I'm only ever a phone call or email away. I'm always here to chat, hear your ideas, and work with you to ensure that you're getting the most out of your student experience here at Lakehead! If you have questions about your student union, suggestions and ideas, or just want a listening ear, I'm here for you!

Farhan Yousaf

V.P. Operations & Finance

Lindsey Kelly

V.P. Advocacy

Jessica Kearney

V.P. Orillia

Hi Thunderwolves! I am delighted to represent you as your VP Orillia! My role, along with the Thunder Bay executives is to provide services, events and campaigns while advocating for you and your needs. I first got involved in the student movement in my first year as a volunteer, since then I have been able to see the power of the student voice. In my time here LUSU has been able to bring Sunday bus service to the Orillia campus, a fall reading week, our first ever inclusive washroom, to name a few.

The power of the students at Lakehead is what inspired me run for this position. I am beyond excited to be able to work with you, this year to make our next big slash in making student life here more inclusive and repressive of our student needs. The power of LUSU students has become a driving force both provincially and federally, and I am thrilled to be able to consider myself a part of this great student body. My hope for this year is to keep the strength of our student union moving toward our next big change!

I hope you will all join me on this adventure!

Emily Lauzon

Services Officer

The Services Officer is responsible for managing the Health and Dental plan, administering the U-Pass and responding to general inquiries about the Student Union. In addition they facilitate room bookings for clubs and other student groups. The Services Officer also acts as the Recording Secretary for the Board of Directors. Plus lot's more!

Muhammad Azhar

Finance Officer

I am responsible for the daily accounting and payroll functions for LUSU. This includes the Study Coffeehouse, The Outpost, LUSU Clubs and Centres. If you have any club banking or questions please drop by and I will be able to help you.

Angela Calaiezzi

General Manager

I am very happy to be the General Manager of LUSU. In this role I work very closely with Staff and Executive alike to ensure that a an Organization we provide the best possible services that we can to the Lakehead University Students. I am responsible for all matters relating to LUSU day-to-day operations, including its businesses and services. Please feel free to drop by our offices anytime.

Leigh Castle

Orillia Campus Coordinator
705.330.4008 ext.2180

My primary role as the Orillia Campus Coordinator is to assist students with LUSU's many services, including the U-Pass, Food Pantry, room and space bookings, club information and finances, and the LUSU Health & Dental Plan. My goal is to ensure that the LUSU office is a positive, helpful resource that represents your needs. If you have any inquiries about LUSU, our services, or what we can offer you, please get in touch with me.

Aimee Turpin

Outpost Manager

I am resposible for the day to day operations of the Outpost, your on campus pub, and headquarters for relaxation. If there is an event you have in mind, we could be your venue of choice. Come see me to see what the Outpost can offer you. Don't forget to like out facebook page to keep up to date on events and contests.

Caine Smith

Communications Officer

The Communications Officer is responsible for maintaining our internal websites, advertising and marketing campaigns. This includes all of LUSU's Centres, the Outpost and The Study. In addition to this, the Communicaitions officer also assists clubs and other campus groups to help promote themselves and their events.

Noreen Gracey

Study Coffeehouse Manager

I am responsible for the daily operations of the Study. It is my goal to ensure you have a great place to come take a break or have a study session. While you are at it, have a great coffee or tea and a snack! Keep in mind we also have many great events through out the year, so if you are looking for a more intimate location to host your function, send me a message.

Carla Andrews

Outpost Kitchen Manager