This year, the Office of Sustainability is pleased to highlight climate action by helping to coordinate Lakehead University's Year of Climate Action. For more information, please click the button below.

Year of Climate Action

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.

In 2019, Lakehead University launched its inaugural Sustainability Plan. The Plan is comprehensive, covering the sustainability of the institution’s academics, operations, engagement, and planning and administration. While implementation of the plan will be a collective effort across the University, the Office of Sustainability will oversee its fulfilment.

The plan was a collective effort, developed by the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with numerous faculty, staff, students, and community members who sit on the University’s Sustainability Stewardship Council and its Working Groups.

 See the 2019-2024 Sustainability Plan for more information on how Lakehead University is committed to sustainability.

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Lakehead University is hosting its first Sustainability Disruption Contest on Friday, Nov. 5

Lakehead University is inviting you to attend the inaugural Sustainability Disruption Contest on Friday, Nov. 5 at 1 pm.

Lakehead University hosting first electric vehicle show in Northwestern Ontario

On Saturday, Oct. 16 (rain day Sunday, Oct. 17) from 1 to 3 pm, Lakehead University will host the first ever electric vehicle show in Northwestern... full story

Year of Climate Action (YOCA): Research Awards – Applications Due Friday, October 29

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of the Year of Climate Action (YOCA) Research Awards.

Lakehead University declaring the upcoming school year the Year of Climate Action

“Science demands a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in each year of this decade if we want to avoid the worst of human-caused climate... full story