Lakehead welcomes the community to participate in International Education Week

November 10, 2020 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ont.

Lakehead University will be hosting a series of virtual interactive workshops and events from November 16 to 20 as part of the University’s first ever International Education Week (IEW).

Lakehead International is excited to be joining forces with organizations in over 100 countries around the globe to strengthen the understanding of international education and celebrate its importance within our local and global communities.

“International Education Week provides a unique opportunity to explore internationalization through the lens of the many people who are working to develop inter-culturally competent and socially engaged leaders,” said James Aldridge, Vice-Provost, International.

The events organized as part of IEW will recognize and celebrate international talent, explore opportunities for working and studying abroad, showcase how the University prepares students for our global environment, and allow participants to sample ways in which we are embracing cultural diversity at Lakehead. These interactive sessions will be hosted via the online platform Zoom and will be available to members of our campuses and communities in Thunder Bay and Simcoe County.

For more event information and to register, visit the International Education Week website.


Media: For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Jaclyn Bucik, Media, Communications & Marketing Associate, at 705-330-4010 ext. 2014 or


Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has 10 faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Lakehead University’s achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being named Research Infosource's Research University of the Year in our category for the fifth consecutive year (2019); ranked, once again, among Canada’s top 10 primarily undergraduate universities in Maclean’s University Rankings 2021; as well as included in the top half of the Times Higher Education 2020 World University Rankings for the second consecutive year, and 98th among 766 universities from around the world in THE's 2020 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals). Visit