Office of Sustainability

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. 

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

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.



News & Events


Free Screening of Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act: "The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion" and "Oil" 12:00 PM
Ingenuity Connections Theatre - in the CASES building (FB 2023)
Office Supply Recycling Week 
Repeats every day until Wed Mar 25 2020.
10:00 AM,  10:00 AM
Office Supply Recycling Week 10:00 AM,  10:00 AM


Recycle Your Office Supplies
On March 24 and 25, from 10-2, drop off your ink and toner cartridges/drum units/writing supplies/batteries at the designated station in the Agora.
Open Call For Student Nominations To Lakehead's Sustainability Stewardship Council
Lakehead University is looking for one student from Thunder Bay and one student from Orillia to act as a representative to the Lakehead University... full story
Participate in Carpool Month this February and Win Prizes!
The Office of Sustainability, partnered with Commute Ontario, invites you to participate in this year’s Carpool Month campaign ( full story
Lakehead University has partnered with Commute Ontario: Learn how to access sustainable transportation options
Faculty, staff and students can now enjoy free programs to help you adopt healthy and sustainable transportation options.

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.