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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.

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.

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Lakehead Orillia institutes campus ban on disposable water bottles
Lakehead University Orillia has phased out the sale of bottled water on campus. As the winter semester begins, single-use bottled water will no... full story
FAQ On Orillia's Decision To Go Bottled Water Free
Watch and Learn How the Braun Building Rain Garden Was Created
It may be winter now, but it was 31 degrees the day we planted the rain garden. Here is a short video of the installation. Watch to learn more... full story
Fall 2018 edition of the Sustainability Newsletter is out!