Lakehead University welcomes everyone to participate in International Education Week 2021

November 12, 2021 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ont.

Everyone in Thunder Bay and Simcoe County is invited to participate in International Education Week, celebrated during the third week of November by more than 100 countries.

IEW provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of internationalization efforts worldwide. From November 15-19, Lakehead University will offer a variety of virtual and in-person events that are available to all members at Lakehead University and everyone in Thunder Bay and Simcoe County.

Staff and community partners will host interactive sessions that will showcase opportunities for studying abroad, celebrate cultural diversity at Lakehead, highlight the unique voices of Lakehead's international students through panel discussions, and much more.  Lakehead invites you to join in the collaborative dialogue.

The kick-off, "Canada Through My Eyes", is happening on Monday, Nov. 15 from 10 am - 2 pm in the Agora at Lakehead Thunder Bay. This interactive event will showcase the unique perspectives of international students and newcomers through expressions of writing, poetry, art, and more.

Visit to view more information and get access to the full schedule of events.  We hope to see you there!



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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 2022 World Universities Rankings for the third consecutive year, and in the top 100 of 1,115 universities from around the world in THE's 2021 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals). Visit