Government Relations

Working primarily with the President and the Executive Team, the Government Relations office is responsible for strategically promoting the relevance of academia, research and innovation and capital projects and special initiatives with all levels of government.

Government Relations at Lakehead University is all about connecting with policymakers so that we can help them conduct their business of formulating and executing public policy in a way that reflects all of our interests.  

Cultivating productive relationships and strong lines of communications with Queen’s Park and Ottawa and our regions in Northwestern Ontario and Central Ontario is essential.

We achieve this by:

  • Strengthening the Lakehead brand through solutions based advocacy and thought leadership
  • Work with all parties, including ministers, parliamentarians, political staff, and senior bureaucrats
  • Build broad-based support for priority projects


Government Relations



Government Relations, Director

Campus: Toronto Office

Office Location: 95 King St. E, Toronto ON

Phone: +1 (416) 659-2052


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Dr. Michel S.


Associate Vice-Provost Academic (Special Projects) and External Relations Associate

Campus: Thunder Bay

Office Location: UC 2002CA | Ryan Building 3021 (History)

Phone: +1 807-343-8010ext. 7928, +1 807-343-8010ext. 8341

Email: (AVPA) | (External Relations and History)

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