Join Lakehead University for Lunar New Year celebrations

February 11, 2021 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ont.

Join Lakehead University International (LUI) for Lunar New Year Celebration Week.

LUI has fun events and online cultural engagement opportunities scheduled from Thursday, Feb. 11 to Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Join LUI for its Lunar New Year Kickoff this Friday, Feb. 12 from 11 am - 12 pm in a traditional Chinese Tea-Pouring Ceremony with a special Chinese guest, Jefferson Li.  

Please visit the LUI Online Community of Care, Upcoming events for links to all of our live and virtual activities:

You can also follow LUI on social media at:





Check out the agenda below for events being offered throughout the week.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Sharing Lunar New Year Traditions - This event will be asynchronous, just connect with LUI on its social media platforms (@lakeheadinternationallife, @intlstudentlife, @lakeheaduniversityELC) to learn about What Lunar New is and what it means to Lakehead students and others who celebrate.

Friday, Feb. 12

Par-Tea! Join LUI live for the 2021 Lunar New Year Kick off (Year of the Ox) for a community welcome from the Vice-Provost, International, James Aldridge, and a Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony with special guest host Jefferson Li from 11 am-12 pm. Register here: 


Saturday, Feb. 13

Join LUI live for a Lunar New Year Takeover for its Virtual Coffee House. This student-hosted event will provide opportunities to learn and engage in Lunar New Year Celebration Fun, trivia and prizes from 10 am-11 am. Click the link to join:

Sunday, Feb. 14

Make a Wish (A Lunar New Year Tradition at Lakehead now virtual) Join LUI on its social media platforms (@lakeheadinternationallife, @intlstudentlife, @lakeheaduniversityELC) for this asynchronous event to participate in making a wish for Lunar New Year.

Monday, Feb. 15

Join LUI to learn Cooking a Traditional Lunar New Year Dish. This event will be asynchronous, just connect with LUI on social media (@lakeheadinternationallife, @intlstudentlife, @lakeheaduniversityELC) to participate in learning how to make a traditional Lunar New Year dish with two Lakehead students, Cilvius and Shania.  Lakehead students can check their email for videos.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Join LUI to share Lunar New Year Cultural Traditions and celebrations on Tradition Tuesday. This event will be asynchronous, just connect with LUI on its social media platforms (@lakeheadinternationallife, @intlstudentlife, @lakeheaduniversityELC) to participate in learning about the Vietnamese traditions with Lakehead student Tran, who is currently studying in LUI’s English Language Centre. Lakehead students can check their email for more information.



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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 ranked, once again, among Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities in Maclean’s 2021 University Rankings; as well as included in the top half of Times Higher Education's 2020 World Universities 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