Lakehead University welcomed its largest group of international students

Lakehead University welcomed its largest group of international students

[Around 400 international students attended orientation at the Hangar to learn more about Lakehead University, Thunder Bay and Canada.]

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 exciting time to welcome students from around the world, not only to the University campus, but also to our home in Thunder Bay,” said Nancy Gallo, Associate Director of Lakehead International.

“During Orientation we have the support and participation of local businesses and services who welcome Lakehead students and want to help them achieve their education goals – while inviting them to become integrated and contributing members of the City of Thunder Bay,” Gallo said.

Lakehead President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson said the University continues to increase its outreach around the world in order to focus on growing enrolment of international students.

“International students play an invaluable role in diversifying our campus environment, as well as the external community,” Dr. Stevenson said. “They have come to Lakehead from around the world because of the exceptional, comprehensive university experience we offer all our students, however while they are here, they will also enrich the university experience for everyone around them.”

Orientation provides an opportunity for students to mingle with each other, and meet representatives from Lakehead University, Lakehead’s Student Union, the Chancellor Paterson Library, the Thunder Bay Police Service, and other important local organizations.

Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead's President and Vice-Chancellor, welcomed international students at the orientation held on Wednesday in the Hangar.

 

Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.