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Lakehead University

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Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, we acknowledge all of our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. 


Lakehead University evolved from the Lakehead Technical Institute (LTI), which was established in 1946. From LTI, Lakehead became the Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology in 1956. 


Lakehead is geared towards your academic success. Through performing well in a program that matches your interests and aspirations, you will pave your way towards an exciting and successful career. 


Lakehead University is committed to fostering interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research in partnership with industry, community organizations and government. Through our research centres and institutes we foster intellectual environments in which researchers and students combine their expertise to create new forms of inquiry and new types of solutions. 


Many students do not know what to do with their degree. We have developed the My Career Major page that provides students with some information on career paths. 

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

  • Lakehead University is committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. As you transition to Lakehead, and throughout your degree, we have a wide range of services in place to help you. 
  • Our international advisors are here to give you one-on-one guidance in all the matters specific to you as an international student.

Housing services

  • Orillia Residence is a modern, 7 floor, smoke-free residence hall.  It is the preferred type of housing for Secondary School level students who are leaving home for the very first time and also for international and upper year students who enjoy community living and the stress-free convenience of being on campus.
  • Our environmentally-sustainable 240-bed residence features a unique modern design where each student will have their own single room either with a shared bathroom with only one other person or a single room with a private bathroom.
  • Each floor houses 40 single rooms, a laundry facility, kitchenette, and quiet study room. 

Library services

  • Lakehead University Libraries is an innovative organization that anticipates the requirements of the future while respecting the heritage of the past.
  • By providing exceptional services, collections and spaces, the Libraries shape the creation of knowledge, actively preserve and support culture, and transform learning and research.

Campus life

  • Lakehead University's main campus is located in the City of Thunder Bay. Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Northwestern Ontario, the City of Thunder Bay is truly ‘superior by nature’. With a population of over 110,000 residents, Thunder Bay has all the amenities of a large centre combined with a small town charm and feel. 
  • Lakehead University’s Orillia campus is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary. In 2006, the Lakehead experience was brought to Central Ontario’s beautiful cottage country in the City of Orillia.

Sports facilities

The Lakehead Athletics Centre, includes The Wolf Den, a brand new state-of-the-art athletics facility which will feature a multi-use gymnasium, cardio and weight equipment, lounge areas, and will allow for enhanced space and programming for health, wellness, and recreation; the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse, containing a 15,000 square foot Thunderdome gymnasium, fitness centre, 50-metre eight-lane swimming pool, Kinesiology labs  hot yoga studio, High Performance Hockey Centre and change rooms complete with saunas and the 50,000 square foot Hangar, an athletic facility home to a 200-metre track.

Student clubs

The Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) offers a wide-variety of services, clubs, jobs, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. It's the place to get involved, take action, and express your opinions.

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