Lakehead’s next In Conversation will examine Orillia’s Champlain monument

January 10, 2018 – Orillia, ON

The city’s iconic Champlain Monument will be the focus of the next Lakehead University In Conversation talk at the Orillia Public Library.

Dr. Kim Fedderson, Professor Emeritus, Lakehead University Department of English, and Past Principal, Lakehead Orillia, will kick off the new year with “The Champlain Monument: Memorializing Orillia’s Past, Rewriting Orillia’s History”. Fedderson will unpack the Champlain monument’s place in the unfolding culture of the city; the stories it told about the community Orillia was; and, once restored, the stories it could tell about the community Orillia might become.

“The Champlain Monument: Memorializing Orillia’s Past, Rewriting Orillia’s History” will be presented at the Orillia Public Library on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2 p.m.  This session is free and open to the public. Register by email to or by phone at 705-325-2338.

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Lakehead University has approximately 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 2018 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities, as well as first in Total Research Dollars, second for Citations, and third for Scholarships and Bursaries. In 2017, Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the third consecutive year.

Lakehead University’s upcoming Education Career Fair will help students explore teaching opportunities

January 12, 2018 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University is hosting its annual Education Career Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 10 am to 3 pm in the Agora and the Faculty Lounge.

This year’s Fair features 48 School Boards and Teacher Recruitment Agencies from across Canada and worldwide.

Students will have the opportunity to meet representatives, ask questions and discuss career possibilities. In addition to the exhibit area, small group presentations and job interviews will take place throughout the event. 

The presentation schedule and list of participating organizations may be viewed by clicking here. 

For more information contact Christina Buzzi at the Student Success Centre in SC0008, at or 343-8018.