Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the government, conduct, management and control of the University, except for matters specifically mandated to the Senate. The Board deliberates decisions related to property, finances, strategic planning, oversight and the hiring and reappointment of the President. The Board of Governors is composed of seventeen members.

Interested in serving on the Board of Governors?


The Senate is responsible for the educational policy of the University, such as academic decisions about programs, course content, and conferring degrees. The Senate has approximately one hundred voting members, with the majority being faculty members, deans, and students.

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Ogimaawin Indigenous Education Council (OIEC)

In alignment with the University’s Strategic and Academic Plans, the OIEC, sharing the interests and concerns of the Indigenous communities, serves as an advisory council to the President and channel for communications between Indigenous peoples and the University respecting issues which affect Indigenous post-secondary education. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation. In the pursuit of its mission and mandate, the OIEC will be guided by principles related to honour, respect, responsibility, humility, and understanding.

Interested in serving on the OIEC?

For more information about these opportunities, please contact the University Secretariat.