In 2015, Lakehead University marked five decades as a place of exceptional and unconventional learning.
Alumni from across the globe, Thunder Bay and Orillia community members, students, volunteers, faculty, and staff came together to engage, celebrate, and share this milestone with us.
At Lakehead, we offer you an extraordinary education experience that gives you the highest potential for success. Our supportive and student centred philosophy means you are our #1 priority.
As a comprehensive and research-intensive university, Lakehead strives to nurture discovery, support innovation, and advance achievement. Through close collaboration with local and global communities, ideas put forth by our talented researchers and students have created meaningful impacts and led to the emergence of new companies and industries.
Even though you may be well-acquainted with your interests, preferences, and passions, deciding on a career path can be daunting. Perhaps you're unsure of how you can apply your degree...or maybe you're enticed by a number of careers and can't decide between them.
Use these resources to explore your options and yourself. Remember, you don't necessarily have to settle on a single career. However, having an idea of the kind(s) of work you want to pursue will allow you to direct your academic and extra-curricular energies towards potential careers of interest
We aim to provide a transformative university experience that is far from ordinary. Lakehead is operated out of two campuses, and has many high-quality programs offered in a friendly environment with small class sizes. We believe our university is truly one-of-a-kind.
As an international student, you may have questions about the University and student life. Here at Lakehead International, we provide many services to assist your transition, and are committed to making your time here the best it can possibly be. The team at Lakehead International is available to answer any questions about admissions, advising, credit transfer, registration, and any other support you may need along the way.
Residence living has many benefits for you to consider – one of the most important being students that live in residence perform better academically! Here are a few others:
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.
At Lakehead, we recognize the importance of a well-rounded student experience that will contribute towards your academic and personal growth. From getting involved in student clubs and academic student societies to playing a sport and cheering on your teams, there are so many ways to get involved in shaping your educational experience. The time you spend outside of the classroom is an important part of your university experience – make the most of what we offer - get involved, have fun and show your Thunderwolf spirit.
Lakehead University Club Sports
Social Work Students Association (SWSA)
SWSA is an active student group with representation from each year level in the School of Social Work. An executive is elected annually and meetings are held regularly. The purpose of this non-profit organization is to provide assistance for social work students. It is intended to become the avenue for students to obtain the following: