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Lakehead University one of Canada’s best kept secrets

The secret is out about Lakehead University! 

Lakehead was recently included among an exclusive group of Canadian universities on a Huffington Post list of under-the-radar institutions that are considered our country’s best kept secrets. 

“The Huffington Post article stated what...

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Federal Government announces new Canada Research Chair at Lakehead University


An assistant professor in Lakehead University’s Department of Health Sciences, Dr. Charles Levkoe, has been named the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems.

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the announcement today in Toronto.

Dr....

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Giving Tuesday an opportunity to support students

Lakehead University is participating in Giving Tuesday for the first time on Tuesday, November 29.

Giving Tuesday is a Canadian movement for giving.  Seen as the "opening day of the giving season," it is a day where charities, companies, and individuals join together to share their...

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Lakehead’s Report to the Community celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship

   

Lakehead University’s Report to the Community luncheon recognized the innovative people, programs and projects that are making a difference at the University and in its communities.

People from across Simcoe County gathered at Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club on November 17 to...

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Canada and Ontario invest in post-secondary infrastructure at Lakehead University

$9.5-million investment will create jobs, expand research and foster innovation 

November 10, 2016 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they...

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Lakehead University Research Ranked Number One in Canada, again

Two assessments of Canada’s universities have, once again, placed Lakehead University atop several research categories.

For the second year in a row, Re$earch Infosource has ranked Lakehead University number one in Canada in its category of undergraduate research universities.

“At...

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County of Simcoe and Lakehead University celebrate 10 years with $1M gift

On behalf of the County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall presented a $1 million cheque to Lakehead University this morning during a special celebration event at the 500 University Avenue campus in Orillia.  This brings the total amount of contributions to Lakehead by the County of Simcoe to...

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Roy Coran Memorial Scholarship

Lakehead University’s Music Department is pleased to announce a new scholarship. The “Roy Coran Memorial Scholarship” was established through funds accrued from three Roy Coran Big Band Concert events held at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium from 2013 to 2015.

A local musical legend,...

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Lakehead announces William G. Tamblyn Legacy Society at Art Gallery opening


September 1, 2016 – Orillia, ON

Today, Lakehead University announced the new William G. Tamblyn Legacy Society and opened a new art gallery space at its University Avenue campus.

Community leaders and friends of the University gathered to learn about the new initiative and...

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Lakehead University welcomed its largest group of international students

August 31, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University welcomed a record number of international students at this year’s orientation.

Around 400 students from 44 countries participated in the International Orientation at the Hangar on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

“Orientation is an...

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