(November 27, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) This Friday, Lakehead University will welcome over 500 Thunder Bay and regional students to campus in its biggest Grade 12 Program Day to date. Students will have the chance to explore program offerings at Lakehead, and speak to faculty, staff, and current students. One lucky grade 12 student will win his/her first-year tuition at Lakehead University for the fall of 2009.
At this day-long annual event, Lakehead showcases its broad range of programs and opportunities to prospective students. Sessions include How to Choose a Major, Try Out a Sample Lecture, International Exchanges, Understanding Admissions, and Student Life 101.
"Students look forward to Grade 12 Program Day every year," says Robert Perrier, Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment. "We have such diverse offerings--there really is something for everyone at Lakehead. Students have the opportunity to explore the wide variety of programs and opportunities Lakehead offers so that they have the information they need to make smart choices. We want students to feel comfortable with their choice of institution, and to make sure they are able to make best use of the services and the resources that are available to them here at Lakehead."
During the morning Information Fair (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Agora & Outpost), students will visit booths representing the different programs and student services offered at Lakehead. After lunch, students will attend specific information sessions throughout the afternoon (12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.), as they sort through their options, and narrow down their choices.
"Given the uncertain economic climate, staying closer to home is an attractive option and a critical decision for many students. We are also very excited to be giving away an amazing prize of first-year's tuition. What a gift for one lucky Grade 12 student heading into the holiday!" Perrier says.
A giant cheque representing first-year's tuition will be presented to the winner. The prize will be drawn around 1:50 p.m. in RB 1042.
Media: Robert Perrier is available for media interview by calling (807) 251-5333. For more information, contact Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca