Lakehead University introduces MobileSafety app

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September 13, 2016 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, ON

Lakehead University has partnered with AppArmor to give students, faculty and staff a faster way to access resources on campus.

The new MobileSafety app includes emergency contacts, a safety toolbox, and other important resources available at the touch of a button.

“Partnering with AppArmor allows us to bring more awareness to the services available at both campuses,” said Kathy Pozihun, Lakehead’s Vice-President, Administration and Finance.

“This app allows users to easily access our walk-safe program, to quickly contact security if needed, and to use tools that can help in an emergency,” Pozihun said. 

The safety toolbox includes a flashlight, a loud alarm, and the ability to send security a photo. AppArmor custom mobile safety apps improve emergency response in a crisis and make campus security resources more accessible.

"We're thrilled to have developed the Lakehead University Mobile Safety app,” said David Sinkinson, Co-Founder of AppArmor.

“The staff we worked with at Lakehead Security were immensely helpful in creating a visually appealing and technically sophisticated mobile safety app solution. We look forward to students, faculty, and staff downloading the app and improving their personal safety on Lakehead University’s campuses.”

To download the app search for Lakehead Mobile Safety. It is available on all IOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.

For more information about AppArmor please visit


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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.