A Message to our Lakehead University Alumni Community

Dear Alumni and Friends of Lakehead University,

We are committed to being both responsible and responsive as we assess and address matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic with everyone’s safety in mind.
In that light, we would like to share with you information about the important measures we have put in place to safeguard the continued health and well-being of our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and volunteers.

Effective immediately, we are postponing all Lakehead University Alumni events until further notice.

Lakehead invites alumni to “come home” for Homecoming Weekend

July 20, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON

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 the university community. Major events include the Alumni Awards Dinner, Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Speakers Series, Open Houses and reunions.

POSTMEDIA gift names scholarship and seminar room after Doug Fisher


Doug Fisher's sons, Tobias Fisher, far left; Matthew Fisher, third from left; John Fisher, middle; and Mark Fisher, third from right; received a gift from Lakehead University's Chancellor, Dr. Derek Burney, second from left, and President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, far right, and Gordon Fisher, President of The National Post, second from right. 


June 24, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Clinical Psychology student receives international leadership award

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Chad Keefe, an MA student in Clinical Psychology, has been awarded the 2015-2016 Wilson Presidential Leadership Award from Psi Chi.

This award was given due to his accomplishments when he served as the President of the Lakehead University’s Psi Chi Chapter during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Lakehead’s Biorefining Research Institute creates important committee

May 11, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

A new advisory committee will provide direction to Lakehead University’s Biorefining Research Institute that will benefit Northwestern Ontario’s forestry sector.

The advisory committee is comprised of individuals from academia, government and industry.

“This committee is very important to the BRI because it will provide feedback and direction that we need to achieve our goals and objectives,” said Dr. Lew Christopher, Director of the BRI.

Exceptional individuals will be celebrated at Lakehead’s Convocation

April 13, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON 

Lakehead University will recognize five exceptional people at this year’s Convocation Ceremonies on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.

The Hon. Jean Charest, Helen Cromarty, and Dr. Keijo Virtanen will each receive an honorary doctorate for their work in politics, health care, and research on Finnish immigration to Canada, respectively.