Message from the Interim Principal, Lakehead Orillia

Dr. Linda Rodenburg

Hello, and welcome to the Lakehead University team!

Lakehead is an exceptional place to work, and I hope you will feel at home here. As Interim Principal of the Orillia Campus, I hope I’ll have the opportunity to meet you personally and hear about your research and teaching goals!

I was one of the founding faculty members on the Orillia campus, joining just five others, when we opened with 101 students in 2006. Since then, we have grown to almost 2,000 students, and we are still growing. What has amazed me is that our students continue to value strong relationships with their professors, personal connections to their learning, and ongoing commitments to the communities that we live within.

Our Strategic Plan – with its five pillars of Academic Excellence, Social Responsibility, Local and Global Partnerships, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Capacity Development – supports and encourages renewal of campus culture, and there is a place for all of us to do amazing work here at Lakehead.

The Orillia Campus Outlook 2020-2025 clearly embodies our campus’s potential and its future growth and development in conjunction with our University’s Strategic Plan. I am very excited to bring our Outlook to life, and to work alongside all of you to help make it happen.

Thank you, in advance, for your commitment to making Lakehead an exceptional place to be.

All the very best for the coming academic year!


Dr. Linda Rodenburg
Interim Principal