Lakehead U Orillia Campus Ready for Students

Site and Programs Announced - Open House December 15
(Thunder Bay - December 8, 2005) Lakehead University - Orillia Campus, is ready for students to start in September 2006. The University has announced the academic programming and the new home of the Orillia Campus. It is also inviting the public to attend an Open House on Thursday, December 15, at the City of Orillia Council Chambers, starting at 7 p.m.
Commencing Fall 2006, students will be able to take the following programs in Orillia:
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degree - four-year degree
  • Concurrent Bachelor of Arts and Science/Bachelor of Education (P/J) - four-year degree
  • Concurrent Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science/Bachelor of Education (P/J) - five-year degree
These programs will offer a multidisciplinary approach to post-secondary education, allowing students to study in a variety of disciplines for their undergraduate study.
"This is a great moment in Lakehead University's already exciting history," says Dr. Fred Gilbert, President, Lakehead University. "The University now has a physical presence in Orillia, but equally important as the place of learning is the plan of learning. Lakehead University's new campus in Orillia will offer students the chance to experience a unique combination of arts and sciences, offering a solid post-secondary education and flexibility at the same time."
"The community of Orillia is delighted that the Orillia campus is taking form in such an exceptional, distinctive way," says Ron Stevens, Mayor of the City of Orillia. "Focusing on multidisciplinary studies to begin with at the Orillia campus allows students a wide array of options for post-graduate studies and career avenues."
Lakehead University - Orillia Campus, has signed a letter of intent with the management of Heritage Place, 1 Colborne Street, for the location of the campus. The letter of intent allows the University to continue the development of the site pending the completion of lease agreements.
Lakehead University is now taking applications for the Orillia campus. Students, parents, and guidance counsellors are invited to call the University's Office of Admissions and Recruitment at (807) 343-8500 or visit and click on the "Orillia Campus, Apply Now" button.
MEDIA: Mayor Ron Stevens can be contacted by calling Robert Lamb, Manager of Economic Development, City of Orillia, at (705) 325-4900. Dr. Gilbert can be contacted by calling Marla Tomlinson at (807) 343-8177.