Welcome to the Lakehead Sustainability Website!

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Sustainability is a diverse, global movement in society, economics, environment, and in higher education. At Lakehead University, sustainability is being considered in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice and equity, Indigenous rights, secure livelihoods, workplace well-being, and leadership for vibrant and resilient communities. 

Within Lakehead University sustainability takes a key role in all areas of the university including: 

  • Academics 
  • Engagement
  • Operations
  • Planning and Administration 

Building a sustainable university means engaging in a culture shift--where all levels of the University including senior administration, faculty, staff, as well as students, work collaboratively together to find innovative solutions to one of the greatest challenges of our times.

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Commuter Challenge Highlights
Testimonials from employees who took the challenge and commuted to work
2019 Commuter Challenge Results: Our Best Year Ever
Thanks to your hard work, Lakehead Thunder Bay placed #1 in Thunder Bay for a large institution, winning by almost 2%. Lakehead Thunder Bay has... full story
Congratulations to Erin Knight, who received the 2019 Lakehead Leaders Award in the category of Sustainability.
Erin is a member of the Engagement and Operations working groups for the Office of Sustainability, a Research Assistant for LUSU Sustainability, and... full story
We are hiring a Land Acknowledgment Walk Coordinator
The student will research and develop a land acknowledgment walk that explores the history of the land Thunder Bay’s campus is situated on. This... full story

Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples.

Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead Orillia is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.

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, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation.