955 Oliver Rd., Thunder Bay, Ontario


Promoting interprofessional practice among learners in order to foster collaborative, holistic, patient-centered care


Meet our Program Representatives!


Lauren Hook

Public Health Representative

My name is Lauren and I am the Public Health Representative. I am currently in my second year of completing my Masters of Public Health. I chose to get involved with LIPSS as it is a great way to connect with other students across all disciplines. It brings everyone to one table to learn and share diverse perspectives on timely or controversial topics. Speaking of controversial, a fun fact about myself is I love pineapple on pizza!


Kiersten Ek

Nursing Representative

My name is Kiersten and I am the Nursing Representative on LIPSS. I am currently in my third year of the Collaborative Nursing Program at Lakehead University. I am involved in LIPSS to learn more about all of the different health care professions and how they work together in the professional setting. I plan to continue furthering my education in the healthcare field after I graduate nursing, and having a better understanding of how different professions work together is important to ensure optimal collaborative care to patients. LIPSS is an important organization as inter-professional collaboration in the health care field occurs everyday and it is important for all health care students to learn this before entering the professional field. I hope to help nursing students at Lakehead understand the inter-professional and collaborative aspects of care for patients. A fun fact about myself is that I have been on the longest Zip Line in Costa Rica!