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Institute of Italian Studies Establishes a New Award for Lakehead University.


The Institute of Italian Studies has graciously donated $15,000 to Lakehead University to establish the Institute of Italian Studies Graduate Award.

This award will support a Masters or PhD student who is conducting research aligned with the mandate of the Institute in the “...

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Lakehead University’s Report to the Community celebrates important people, achievements


November 7, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON 

The theme of Lakehead University’s 2016/2017 Report to the Community was Partnerships and Pathways.

The CBC’s Lisa Laco hosted the annual luncheon at the Italian Cultural Centre on November 7, which featured interviews with some of the...

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Lakehead named Research University of the Year for third consecutive year


For the third consecutive year, Research Infosource has named Lakehead Canada’s Research University of the Year in the undergraduate university category.

Lakehead’s placement at the top of the country’s undergraduate universities category is based on the university standing out on a...

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Lakehead University impacts Ontario’s GDP by more than $1.4 billion per year


A new report reveals that Lakehead University has an economic impact of more than $1.4 billion per year on Ontario’s gross domestic product (GDP). 

Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead’s President & Vice-Chancellor, said the report confirmed his belief that the University’s impact was...

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Alumni Association provides support for Food Security on campus

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University recently provided a donation of $2,500 to support the LUSU Food Bank and Food Security programs at the Thunder Bay and Orillia Campuses.  “There is, unfortunately, an ever present need for these services on our campuses,” says Alumni Association...

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Thunder Bay Muslim Association creates bursary for young Indigenous mothers at Lakehead University


The Thunder Bay Muslim Association is hoping to lend a helping hand to young Indigenous mothers who are attending school and trying to make a difference. 

Recently, the association in the northwestern Ontario city raised $12,000 for a bursary to support young Indigenous mothers who...

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Lakehead invites alumni to “come home” for Homecoming Weekend


Lakehead University will welcome alumni and friends back to campus during our annual Homecoming Weekend, taking place from September 28-30, 2017. 

Returning alumni will enjoy events that bring together lifelong friends, celebrate alumni excellence, and provide a nostalgic return to...

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Alumni honoured with the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

May 11, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON

Two exceptional Lakehead University alumni received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on May 3.

When Tom Doherty (BED, HBA and BA from Lakehead and MED from Western) received...

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ALERT: Possible fraudulent activity geared towards University Alumni

The Alumni & Community Relations office of Lakehead University has been notified of an organization called the Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni that has been contacting alumni of Canadian Universities and claiming affiliation with their schools or alumni groups. 

Please be...

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Brian Stevenson stepping down as Lakehead President in December 2017


After seven and a half exceptional years as Lakehead University’s President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson has announced that he will step down on December 31, 2017.

Dr. Stevenson informed Lakehead’s Board of Governors at its monthly meeting, Thursday, before sharing the...

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