Social Sciences & Humanities

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities! Here you can find out more about our programs, our award-winning researchers, and our latest news. Whether you're coming to Lakehead from inside Canada or outside, from high school, college or the professional world, we have programs to meet your needs.

Disciplines in Social Sciences & Humanities

The various disciplines that make up the Social Sciences and Humanities at Lakehead University include:

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Our graduates are entrepreneurial, creative and highly adaptable to new and ever-changing workplace environments, possessing essential skills and knowledge highly sought after by employers, particularly in the area of critical thinking and advanced communication and research.  Your Lakehead University education will prepare you for a wide range of career choices, from education, business, community activism, and government to law.



Beardmore: The Viking Hoax That Rewrote History 7:00 PM
Thunder Bay Museum (425 Donald Street East)


History Department Helps Commemorate First World War With New Website
The Department of History has been part of an award-winning community partnership to commemorate the centennial of the First World War from 2014 to... full story
Lakehead University announces the new Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities
Lakehead University has appointed Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Birmingham as the new Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Adventurer speaking at Lakehead University
For three years, one of Canada's most experienced backcountry travellers, James Raffan, circumnavigated the globe at the Arctic Circle, producing an... full story
Award-winning author Joseph Boyden speaking at Lakehead University
As part of Lakehead University’s Research and Innovation Week, award-winning author Joseph Boyden will discuss what he learned about race relations... full story