Rescuing a Visual Record of our Past

Lakehead University’s Department of History and the Thunder Bay Museum are pleased to announce the launch of "Reel Memories of the Lakehead," a film project that will digitize and catalogue approximately 2,000 100-ft. rolls 16mm film footage shot at the Lakehead between 1958 and 1978.

This important film collection was donated to the museum by Fraser Dougall. According to project leader, Dr. Ron Harpelle, two recent university graduates with a background in History will soon be hired to work on the project. They will spend the next 12 months cleaning, digitizing and cataloguing the film. "Reel Memories of the Lakehead" is funded by the Thunder Bay Museum and the Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple with support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. 

Graduating students and recent graduates can expect to see the intern positions advertised in early March.

ActiveU March Break Camp


ActiveU is hosting March Break Camp on the Thunder Bay campus this upcoming March 16-20. Activities include a wide variety of sports, swimming, and visits to different departments on campus!

ActiveU is supported by Lakehead Athletics and various student staff, which includes some of our very own Thunderwolves Athletes.

Registration options include full week, partial week, and half-days to meet all of your childcare needs. If you are a faculty/staff interested in registering your child, please reach out to should you have any questions or need assistance registering. You can register online at, or at the CJ Sanders Fieldhouse Front Desk.

More information about the camp can also be found at either, or on our Facebook Page Event (ActiveU March Break Camp 2020 - hosted by ActiveU). Alternatively, you can call 343-8950 to chat with our Camp Staff!

Opening Ceremonies for Research & Innovation Week with the Governor General of Canada

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation cordially invites you to join us for our Opening Ceremonies to celebrate Lakehead University's 15th annual Research & Innovation Week.

We are delighted to announce Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada will be the keynote speaker for the event. Before becoming Governor General, Julie was an astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. From 1992 to 2013, she worked as an astronaut and flew two missions in space. Julie also served many years as CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) at NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, and was Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency. 

Opening Ceremonies will take place on Wednesday February 26, 2020 on the Lakehead University campus in the Faculty Lounge from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  Faculty Lounge doors will open at 10:00 am and light refreshments will be available after the presentation. Registration for this event is required; please visit the following Eventbrite site to register and see full event details here.

If you have any questions feel free to email

We look forward to seeing you during our 15th annual Research & Innovation Week. 

Andrew P. Dean, Ph.D.

Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Office of the Vice-President
(Research and Innovation)

Lakehead Connect Networking and Mentorship Platform

The External Relations Team and the Alumni Association of Lakehead University are excited to invite you to the Lakehead Connect professional development platform powered by Ten Thousand Coffees and sponsored by RBC Future Launch!

Each month, students, faculty, staff and alumni will be introduced to one another based on their goals and interests to ask questions, practice soft skills, and expand their network. 

Not a Lakehead Alum? No problem! The Lakehead Connect platform is available to everyone within the Lakehead University community, regardless of your previous education or working history. Your experience is a valuable resource to those seeking new opportunities, not just within higher education but also community involvement, living and working in Canada, volunteerism and so much more!

For more information visit our Alumni web page ( or to sign up please visit:

Recycle Your Office Supplies

Are you recycling your office supplies? Now you can!

Save your used office supplies and recycle them on designated days.

On March 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., students, faculty and staff can drop off their ink and toner cartridges/drum units/writing supplies/batteries at the designated station in the Agora. Writing supplies include pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, and so on.

Ink and toner cartridges can take 450 to 1,000 years to decompose. Similar to the other office supplies listed, when cartridges are sent to the landfill they leach into soil and nearby waterways. Many of the materials found in cartridges and other office supplies can be recycled.

These materials will be recycled into new products courtesy of Staples and Terra Cycle. The collected items are "mechanically and/or manually separated into metals, fibers, and plastics. Metals are melted so they may be recycled. The fibers (such as paper or wood-based products) are recycled or composted. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletization to be molded into new recycled plastic products."

While recycling is an important way to divert waste, always consider where you can reduce your purchase and use of these items first.

Electronic waste is not accepted at this event. If you have electronics you need to recycle, please submit a work order to have them picked up.

Questions can be emailed to

Open Call for Student Nominations to Lakehead's Sustainability Stewardship Council

Are you interested in strengthening sustainability at Lakehead?

Lakehead University is looking for one student from Thunder Bay and one student from Orillia to act as a representative to the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC). The term is for the remainder of the year and the LUSSC meets quarterly. Terms are renewable.

This notice serves as an open call for interest from students to fulfill the role as a student representative to the LUSSC for the 2020 Winter and Spring terms. Self-nominations are welcome.

Please email your interest to serve by including a 250 word statement describing your interest in sustainability and participation on the LUSSC to Ledah McKellar, Sustainability Coordinator, at by Friday, Feb. 14.

Details: Sustainability is a diverse, global movement in society, economics, environment, and in higher education. At Lakehead University, sustainability is considered in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice and equity, Indigenous rights, secure livelihoods, workplace well-being, and leadership for vibrant and resilient communities. Lakehead University aspires to make sustainability a shared priority in all sectors of university life.

The Sustainability Stewardship Council will provide a forum for students, faculty, administration, and community members to create Lakehead University’s unique sustainability profile by examining key sustainability issues and developing and implementing a sustainability action plan impacting all sectors of the University at its Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses.

Thank you very much for your interest in participating in the Sustainability Stewardship Council.

Volunteer Opportunity with NOSM CampMed

NOSM CampMed is accepting applications from students currently in progress with their undergraduate degree for the volunteer positions of Team Lead and Camp and Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Lead.

NOSM CampMed is a week-long, hands-on medical and health sciences summer camp intended for high school students going into grade 10 and 11 in the fall of 2019. The camp is held on both of NOSM’s host university campuses in July 2020: at Laurentian University on July 6 - 10, 2020 and at Lakehead University on July 13 - 17, 2020.

For more information on this volunteer opportunity, please visit

For more information on the camp itself, please visit

To apply as a volunteer, please complete and submit the Electronic Volunteer Application Form. The application form is available in English and French and can be found at under Application Requirements.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Mar. 4.

Nominate a Student Today!


If you know a student who makes the Lakehead community stronger through Innovation, Academic Excellence, Sustainability Efforts, Diversity & Inclusion or Community Engagement, then visit to fill out the nomination form today!

ORPT Equipment Depot Rentals Available

Want to go cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or winter camping? But don't have the proper gear to go out and explore what Thunder Bay and surrounding areas have to offer?
The Outdoor Recreation Equipment Depot is here to help. We've got everything you need to go explore snowshoe, cross country ski trails, or hiking areas. We carry everything from cross-country (classic and skate) gear, to snowshoes (wooden or metal), to winter camping gear (pots and pans, stoves, shovels, pulks, sleeping bags and more.
We're open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 12:30 until 4 pm to help you grab the gear you need.
Want more information?
Email us at or give us a call at 807-343-8323. Or visit our website here for rental rates and location.
*Equipment will be available only when not required for ORPT course use
*Cash only prior

Answer the Call!

Have some free time on weeknights?
Would you like the chance to chat with prospective students?
Feel like you would be a good ambassador for your program?

If you answered yes to these questions please let us know!
The department of undergraduate recruitment is hosting a call campaign. We need well-spoken students who are looking to be the reason someone else says yes to their very own Lakehead experience.

We will provide qualifying students with a $50.00 honorarium per shift (Max of 4) and food at each shift.

Candidates must be:
Currently enrolled as a student
Good social ability
Available weekday evenings from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

If this peaks your interest please contact Naim Kassamali by phone: (807) 346-7850 or email: