Office of the President

Lakehead University's President and Vice-Chancellor


Dr. Moira McPherson

Dr. Moira McPherson

I am especially proud to serve the Lakehead University community—our students, faculty, staff, and alumni—who, during a time when the routines and rhythms of our on- and off- campus lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, have adapted to ongoing and difficult challenges. While experiencing the tumult of the pandemic, we have become profoundly aware of how essential it is to learn from and support one another. Thank you, all, for your commitment to Lakehead.

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Message from the President


times higher eduucation

For the second year in a row, Lakehead University has placed in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankins - the only international evaluation of institutions' success as measured against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

I am very proud of all the work members of our University have invested into our campuses to earn this international recognition into the impacts Lakehead University has in the areas of poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.