News & Stories

Jul
18
(Thunder Bay) A Lakehead University Geology professor is part of a team of researchers who collaborated on an article exploring oxygen and life on Earth that Nature.com will release soon. The article describes how the researchers used gypsum east of Thunder Bay to determine if there was as much life on Earth approximately one billion, four hundred million years ago as there is now.
Jul
2
(Thunder Bay) Grade 11 student Brianna Heal of Whitehorse, Yukon, is familiar with finding creative solutions to problems. She runs her own business and has had to overcome obstacles exclusive to her northern geographical location.
Jun
22
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Field Naturalist Club have collaborated to offer a new element of programming to participants of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program (OMNP) being offered in Thunder Bay this July.
Jun
12
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University’s Dr. Michael Rennie recently received an Early Researcher Award of $100,000 through the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science.
Jun
11
(Orillia) This year, 430 students graduated from Lakehead University Orillia, with over 240 proudly walking across the stage in front of family, friends and faculty during the campus’s Convocation ceremonies on June 9 at Rotary Place.
May
30
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University graduates will receive important words of wisdom from three exceptional students at this year’s convocation ceremonies on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.
May
30
(Orillia) Dr. Thomas Swann, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Loughborough University (UK), will present a history of anarchism from the 19th century to today in his lecture, “Anarchism, history and liberation,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5.
May
29
(Orillia) Deborah Martin-Downs, ecologist and conservationist, will be the recipient of an honorary degree, and Bruce Waite, lawyer, philanthropist and accomplished community leader, will receive the Civitas Award as Lakehead University Orillia celebrates its convocation in June.
May
22
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University will recognize six exceptional people at this year’s convocation ceremonies on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.
May
8
(Thunder Bay) Brianna Decontie spent from early January to mid February adapting a five-week mothers’ support group for Kitigan Zibi Health and Social Services in Maniwaki, QC. The program, offered to new mothers, focuses on oral health care and embraces Indigenous teachings such as the Medicine Wheel and Sacred Medicines.
May
3
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University’s Dr. Pauline Sameshima has been renewed as a Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Studies.
Apr
26
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University officially opened its Teaching Commons by gathering with staff and faculty in the beautiful new location in the Chancellor Paterson Library on Thursday, April 26.
Apr
23
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University’s Steel Bridge Team placed first overall in the regional competition held recently in Iowa City.
Apr
19
(Thunder Bay) An event was held to celebrate the Alumni Association with the unveiling of the Alumni Commons at Lakehead Thunder Bay on Thursday, April 19. Since 1965 the Alumni Association of Lakehead University has contributed over $2 million and counting, mainly toward student financial aid.
Apr
19
(Orillia) Do you love to learn? Lakehead University Orillia has just the ticket for you.
Apr
16
(Thunder Bay) Meet Robert Jackson, winner of Lakehead University’s Three-Minute Thesis competition.
Apr
11
Lakehead University was presented with a $1-million cheque by County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall on April 11 during a special celebration event at Lakehead’s Orillia campus.
Apr
10
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives and Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales are hosting 100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada Mobile Exhibition at Lakehead University in the Agora from April 10-12.
Apr
6
(Orillia) Lakehead University Orillia capped off a successful 2017-18 athletics season with a celebration of its student athletes during the annual Athletic Awards Banquet.
Apr
6
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives and Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales are hosting 100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada Mobile Exhibition at Lakehead University in the Agora from April 10-12. The 100 Years of Loss mobile exhibition explores the history of the Residential School System and traces its legacy to the present.