Lakehead University President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson and Georgian College President and CEO Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes announce plans for more than 20 new degree program in Barrie and Orillia at a news conference in Barrie Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.
From left, Lakehead President Dr. Brian Stevenson; Dr. Sam Salem, assistant professor in Civil Engineering; Dr. Andrew Dean, Vice-President, Research and Innovation; Dr. Pedram Fatehi, associate professor in Chemical Engineering; the Honourable Michael Gravelle and the Honourable Bill Mauro participated in this announcement on Friday.
Lakehead University Athletics is renewing its partnership with Wasaya Airways to continue the Reach Up! program with First Nation communities in the North.
Reach Up! brings coaches and athletes from Lakehead’s hockey, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, Nordic skiing, track and field, and cross country ski teams to Northern communities to hold sports clinics and provide mentorship to the local coaches and youth.
Lakehead University’s English Language Program has earned accreditation from Languages Canada, which reviews and accredits top ESL programs across the country.
“This prestigious accreditation not only validates the fine work being done by our academic and administrative staff, but it also speaks to the excellent student services and community-based activities offered by the program,” said Leigh-Ellen Keating, Director of Lakehead University International.
Lakehead University’s Faculty of Business Administration in Thunder Bay has earned the highly-coveted accreditation with The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
“Thank you to the faculty members, students, alumni, and the local business community for helping us earn AACSB accreditation in Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary year,” said Dr. Bahram Dadgostar, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration.
A former Lakehead University chancellor is challenging the community to make a gift to the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.
Dr. Arthur Mauro, Lakehead University’s chancellor from 2009-2012, and the Mauro Family Foundation will match each gift or pledge received from November 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016, dollar-for-dollar to a maximum of $250,000.
These gifts will be used to establish or enhance existing scholarships, bursaries or awards for current and future Bora Laskin Faculty of Law students.
Maclean’s University Rankings have, once again, included Lakehead University among the country’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities. When compared to Ontario universities in its category, Lakehead places second overall.