Trip Leader - Wabakimi Canoe Expeditions

School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 11:59pm

Trip Leader

OUTD 3370/4370 - Wabakimi Canoe Expeditions

School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Thunder Bay Campus

Position Available:              Trip Leader (Instructor/Facilitator/Risk Manager)

Date of Posting:                    March 2, 2020

Starting Date:                       August 21, 2020

Completion Date:                 September 7, 2020

Trip Dates:                             August 24 to Sept 5, 2020

Application Deadline:         March 8, 2020


Position Duties:  Trip planning, leading a group on an extended canoe trip, facilitating field research, instructing various outdoor skills, interpreting natural and cultural features, group facilitation, risk management, logistics, and evaluation of students' knowledge and skills.


Position Qualifications:     The candidate must be a university or college graduate. Successful candidates must have excellent communication, planning, and instructional skills. Candidates should be exemplary teachers, have sound judgement and safety management skills and have extensive experience leading groups on extended, remote canoe trips. Preference will be given to individuals with current Wilderness First Responder and Swift Water Rescue certifications.  

Hours:                                     T.B.A.

Instructor:                              Alexa Haberer


"Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has over 8,600 students and 2,100 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:"


A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at :

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, a Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form, and the contact information of 3 references in a single PDF file to:

Annette Graham (


School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Lakehead University 
955 Oliver Road Thunder Bay, ON Canada P7B 5E1

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343-8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.