Achievement Program Day on Campus

Students from St. Ann School participated in Achievement Program Day on Campus on Friday, May 25, organized by Athletics with help from athletes and departments at Lakehead University.

Students explored campus through educational activities with faculty and staff, recreational

programs with varsity athletes, and cultural programming with the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives.

The Achievement Program encourages students to believe in their highest potential and supports their journey into post-secondary education.

Sing with the Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble!

Singing is good for the soul! The Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble welcomes students and staff from any program.

This is your opportunity to sing in a choir, learn a variety of music, strengthen your musical skills, and meet other music lovers. Bonus: students who register for MUSI 1333, 2333, 3333, or 4333 YA earn 0.5 elective credit.

We rehearse on Mondays from 7 to 9 pm in the Jean McNulty Recital Hall (MV1004), and present a concert near the end of each term. Contact Susan Korstanje at for more information

Gathering of Fall Flavours - FREE FOOD! - Wednesday, Sept. 5

Join us for a gathering of fall flavours.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
noon - 2 pm
beside Lake Tamblyn at the seasonal fire pit

Maadaadizi 2018

Lakehead University's Aboriginal Cultural & Support Services - in conjunction with Confederation College, Eabametoong First Nation, Matawa Post-Secondary Education, Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, Oshki-Pimache-O-Win; the Wenjack Education Institute, and 7 Generations Education Institute - have once again planned and organized Maadaadizi 2018, which means he/she starts a journey in the Ojibwe language.

It’s our joint post-secondary Aboriginal Student Orientation being held at Marina Park on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 2 to 7 pm. We have set aside this special day to welcome post-secondary Aboriginal students and their families to their respective institutions and to the City of Thunder Bay.

Niigaan Sinclair will be the Keynote Speaker and the day will include a musical performance by
Shibastik. Information booths by various organizations will be set-up, children’s activities, prizes and refreshments will be available.

This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. We hope to see you there, rain or shine!

Lakehead International Free ESL clinic

Attention all International students,

Lakehead International is happy to introduce you to our new free English as a Second
Language Walk-In Clinic starting Friday, Sept. 14, running every Friday from 1-4 pm.

These clinics are designed to help international students enhance all literacy skills, including
presentations, writing, vocabulary, reading, grammar, and speaking.

For more information please contact the International Office at

Volunteer for International Office

Dear students,

Lakehead International is again providing a chance to add to your co-curricular record. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities and want to become more involved in your school community then become an International Student Ambassador and help with a variety of fun and exciting events while showing off all that Lakehead has to offer!

The Lakehead University International office is looking for volunteers for our Fall International
Student Orientation on August 29, as well as Airport Welcoming, which will take place from August 22 to September 5.

Join us in welcoming our new Fall 2018 International students! It is a great opportunity to meet
other students from all over the world and make them feel welcome here at Lakehead University. If you have any questions about volunteering with us, please contact or telephone: 1 (807) 346-7848.

If you are volunteering during our Fall Orientation Day

Please contact us at

Training will be provided to those who express interest (dates to be announced).

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Interested in being a mentor?

The Office of Human Rights and Equity is holding an information session in Li-5014 TC (5th floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library) on Monday, July 16 from 6:30-8:00 pm for racialized* professionals and academics interested in becoming mentors to racialized students.

This is an opportunity to not only encourage and support racialized students but also to meet and build community amongst racialized professionals/academics. Light refreshments will be

If you would like to be a mentor but can't make this event please email, or call ext. 7763.

*The OHRE uses the term racialized to include visible minorities and persons of colour.

Thunder Bay Coalition for Anti-Racism and Inclusion

In January 2018, an effort led by the City of Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation brought together several organizations and institutions and ultimately formed a Coalition for Anti-Racism & Inclusion.

​Today, Coalition members gathered at Thunder Bay City Hall for a media event to publicly introduce the Coalition, and to sign a joint Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord. Click here to view the City's media release.

The Coalition member organizations are as follows:

  • Fort William First Nation
  • Matawa First Nations Management
  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Thunder Bay Police
  • Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Lakehead University
  • Confederation College
  • Lakehead Public School Board
  • Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
  • St. Joseph's Care Group

Lakehead University is proud to be a member of this Coalition and looks forward to the work its
members will accomplish, together.

​I'd like to thank Lakehead University's ​Denise Baxter (Vice-Provost Aboriginal Initiatives), Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux (Chair on Truth ​& Reconciliation), and Dreeni Geer (Director of Human Rights ​& Equity) ​who were all participants ​in the working group that drafted the ​Coalition's ​Accord ​signed today​.

Moira McPherson, PhD
Interim President & Vice-Chancellor
Lakehead University

The Sexual Violence Response Policy has been updated! Are you prepared?

The Office of Human Rights and Equity will be holding an education and training session on the
updated Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response Policy. The training will be held Monday, June 25 from 1 to 3 pm in ATAC 3004.

Who should attend this training?

All staff and faculty or student supports at Lakehead University are strongly encouraged to attend.

What does the training cover?

The training will cover all aspects of Lakehead’s Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Response Policy including:

  • supportive responses to survivors who share an experience of SGBV
  • supports and services available on campus for persons affected by SGBV
  • staff/faculty responsibilities around tracking disclosures
  • the University’s internal process for reports and complaints of SGBV

To RSVP for this session, please fill out the following form. For any questions or more information please contact Amna Siddiqui, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, at ext.7785 or by email at

Office of Human Rights and Equity visit

Dreeni Geer, Director OHRE, will be on campus in Orillia on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12.

If you are a member of the University community and have concerns around human rights or sexual violence and need supports or would like to discuss reporting options, please contact Jonathan Erua to make an appointment at ext. 7763 or