Dr. Moira McPherson
President & Vice-Chancellor, 2018-2023
Dr. Moira McPherson completed her five and a half year term as Lakehead’s 7th and first female President and Vice-Chancellor on June 30, 2023. Her leadership advanced the institution’s strategic priorities by working with regional, national, Indigenous, and international partners, and had significant impact on our University and the communities we serve.
Dr. McPherson’s thirty-six year career at Lakehead University included serving as Director of the School of Kinesiology, Deputy Provost, and Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
Dr. Brian Stevenson
Frederick F. Gilbert
During his time at Lakehead University, Gilbert was responsible for positioning Lakehead as a leader in advanced technology for communications, teaching, and learning. He helped to spearhead the establishment of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine at Lakehead and Laurentian Universities.
John H.M. Whitfield
President, (Interim) 1997-1998
Whitfield is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics who served as Vice-President (Academic), Interim President (1997-1998), and Vice-President Research and Development at Lakehead University. He played a key role in establishing the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Robert G. Rosehart
Rosehart initiated the $32.4-million Share Our Northern Vision fundraising campaign and fostered the development of campus expansions, international exchange programs, and Native access programs.
George A. Harrower
Harrower is a Professor Emeritus of Science and an Honorary Professor Emeritus of Physics. He was one of the founders of radio astronomy in Canada.
Andrew D. Booth
During his term at Lakehead, Booth was known for developing graduate programming and helping to set the stage for the University's research agenda. Dr. Booth was a brilliant physicist, computer scientist, and engineer who helped pioneer the first computer in the mid-20th century.
William G. Tamblyn
As the first President and Vice-Chancellor of Lakehead University, Tamblyn oversaw the dynamic growth of the institution in its early years. He co-authored with Harold Braun A Northern Vision: The Development of Lakehead University.