Lakehead University Media Studies students to present public showcase

Media Studies Showcase at OMAH

Students in Lakehead University’s Media Studies program will showcase their work at a public exhibition on Tuesday, April 5 at the Orillia Museum of Art & History. 

March 30, 2016– Orillia, ON

The Media Studies Program at Lakehead University Orillia will present its annual Media Arts Showcase – an exhibition of media artwork produced by students – on Tuesday, April 5 from 5 to 7 pm at the Orillia Museum of Art & History. 

Everyone is invited to join Media Studies students and faculty for a glimpse into what is happening in media art in our community. The showcase will feature works of video, sound, photography, memes, web design, interactive sculptures, and other digital media – representing the depth and wide-ranging interests of Lakehead students. 

This year is especially significant as it celebrates the fourth-year projects of the first graduating class from Lakehead's Media Studies Program, in addition to works by students in all years.

The showcase is presented with support from Lakehead Orillia’s Office of Community Programs and the Orillia Museum of Art & History.

The Media Studies Showcase is open to the public and is free of charge. Refreshments will be available. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Sandra Jeppesen, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies/Media Studies at

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Kathy Hunt, Communications Officer
705-330-4008 ext. 2014

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.

Maclean’s 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2015, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada’s undergraduate universities.