News & Stories

Sep
17
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University will host its biggest event of the year from Thursday, Sept. 20 to Saturday, Sept. 22. Homecoming will allow alumni and friends to engage with each other and reconnect with Lakehead University. Participants and family members will truly enjoy the exciting sports and social events held over three days.
Sep
10
(Thunder Bay) A fourth-year visual arts student at Lakehead University says it feels incredible to have designed one side of a new coin for the Royal Canadian Mint.
Sep
5
(Thunder Bay) , (Orillia) Lakehead University Board of Governors Chair David Tamblyn was pleased to announce that following a 15-month search and consultation process, its Presidential Search Committee unanimously recommended that current Interim President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Moira McPherson, be appointed the University’s next President & Vice-Chancellor.
Aug
29
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University welcomed a record number of students at this year’s International Orientation.
Aug
28
(Thunder Bay) A Lakehead University researcher is playing a key role in an international project to improve the way companies discover new mines. Dr. Peter Hollings is collaborating with researchers at the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences (CODES) at the University of Tasmania. This $2.36 million (CAD) project is funded by 11 mining companies and is part of AMIRA International’s Far field and near mine footprints – Finding and defining the next generation of Tier 1 ore deposits project.
Aug
24
(Thunder Bay) It’s not too late to apply to Lakehead University – applications will be accepted for most programs until the first week of September. If you are accepted, the Thunderwolves Howl! Fall Orientation will welcome you and other new students to Lakehead University and introduce you to the Thunder Bay campus. Orientation will run from Wednesday, Aug. 29 until Saturday, Sept. 1, and will focus on helping students successfully transition to Lakehead University.
Aug
23
(Thunder Bay) A team of academic researchers from MacEwan University in Edmonton, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Western University in London, University of Saskatchewan, Trent University in Peterborough, University of Waterloo and Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan, have shed new light on a historic mystery. Did the crew die because lead poisoning played a pivotal role in the loss of the Franklin Expedition? The research report published in PLOS ONE, the world’s first multidisciplinary Open Access journal suggests otherwise.
Aug
15
(Thunder Bay) Several Lakehead University students were at Whitewater Golf Club on Tuesday to greet participants of the Bill Keeler Memorial Golf Classic.
Aug
10
(Thunder Bay) A team led by a Lakehead U researcher will examine the last 60 years to determine what the future holds
Aug
9
(Thunder Bay) Earlier this year, faculty, staff and students from Lakehead University, York University and partner university Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH) visited Indigenous leaders from Ecuador and Ontario in traditional territory belonging to Comuna Kichwa Verde Sumaco and Lac Seul First Nation.
Aug
2
(Thunder Bay) Today, many of Thunder Bay’s most successful entrepreneurs are graduates of the city’s Lakehead University, which has always been popular with international students. They’re no longer abandoning the city on graduation, but sticking around, setting up bars, restaurants and adventure outfitters.
Aug
1
(Thunder Bay) Forty-five Indigenous youth from 25 communities are in Thunder Bay this week learning about geocaching, cartography, sustainable energy, entrepreneurship and more as part of Science Week for the the First Nation Natural Resource Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) and the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP).
Jul
31
(Thunder Bay) Carley Pope aims to one day help women reduce the risk for postpartum depression. Pope discussed her research on maternal mental health at Lakehead University on Tuesday, July 31.
Jul
27
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University’s new Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Sciences (CASES) received a welcome boost from the City of Thunder Bay during city council’s July 23, 2018 meeting.
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.