Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Headshot of David Barnett, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Lakehead UniversityWelcome to the Lakehead University community! It is a great pleasure to have you join us during this exciting time of growth and development for the University.

Our goal is to ensure that you are able to quickly get answers to the many questions you may have during your first few weeks at the University. Working together, we want to provide an easy transition into your new work environment.

This handbook was created as a resource to assist you in establishing yourself as a member of your Department/School, Faculty and University. The information covers a wide range of topics – some of which will be of immediate use to you as you start teaching this fall. Other sections will become more important as you settle in and progress through your first few academic years.

If you have questions, I encourage you to contact the individuals noted in the handbook. Whether you are located on the Orillia or the Thunder Bay campus, just pick up the phone or walk down the hall. Our reputation for being "exceptional and unconventional" extends to all facets of our operations and particularly includes the helpful and knowledgeable people to be found in every office.

Once again, I extend a warm welcome to you. I sincerely hope that your transition will be smooth and your career at Lakehead will be successful, rewarding, and enjoyable. I look forward to working with you.

David W. Barnett, D.Sc., P.Eng.
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)