Bookmark This PageIncrease Font SizeDecrease Font SizeRevert to Default Font Size

Finish Line in Sight for Determined Dean

Dr. Philip Hicks, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, continues to train for the September 19 Thunder Bay Marathon while collecting donations toward the Sprint for Students’ Scholarships program he initiated and continues to spearhead with the help of the Office of University Advancement.

Dr. Philip Hicks
Dr. Hicks participates in the upcoming marathon to create more assistantship opportunities for Lakehead graduate students

Over the past few months, Hicks has been training for this much-anticipated event while tirelessly gathering funds from family members, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and the general public.  Every day he gets closer to achieving his goal of $10,000, which will create another Graduate Assistantship opportunity for one of Lakehead's masters or PhD students. 


Assistantships are crucial to the University's recruitment process, and in order to become one of the top 25 research-intensive universities in Canada, Dr. Hicks believes Lakehead needs to attract a higher number of top-quality students to his Faculty.  To date he has collected over $8,000, but continues to rely on members of the University and broader communities to help further his progress over the next ten days.  He notes that every contribution, whether for $20 or $200, moves him one step closer to helping future students. 

Donating to the Sprint for Students’ Scholarships is easy.  Simply give online at and direct your gift to Dr. Hicks’ fundraiser, or drop into the Faculty of Graduate Studies, located in the lower level of the Regional Centre (RC0009). 

Visit the University Advancement website to learn more. 

Last updated September 15, 2010

News RSS Feed Stay Informed - Subscribe to our RSS Feed