Welcome to Student Affairs

Student Affairs supports both the academic, personal, financial and individual success of our students. Student Affairs is structured to recognize the needs of, and provide supports and programs to, students across both campuses as well as all those learning online. In addition to supporting our students, Student Affairs also works closely with, and supports, faculty and staff.


Andrea Tarsitano, Vice-Provost (Students) & Registrar
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext. 8650
Email:   andrea.tarsitano@lakeheadu.ca

An Introduction to Departments within Student Affairs

Student Affairs includes the following areas listed below with a dedicated and enthusiastic team across both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia.

Undergraduate Recruitment

Our Undergraduate Recruitment team is the face of Lakehead meeting with prospective students, families and friends to share why thousands of students choose Lakehead each year. Our Recruitment teams supports future students with learning more about Lakehead, our academic program offerings, campus and student life, scholarships and awards program, student supports and much more.


Lynn Hurrell, DirectorUndergraduate Recruitment
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 7290
Email:   director.recruit@lakeheadu.ca

Undergraduate Admissions

The Undergraduate Admissions team supports undergraduate domestic and international applicants through the admissions process. This includes admission requirements, navigating the application process, and staying up-to-date on key milestones.


Meredith Warner, Associate Registrar, Undergraduate Admissions
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 8676
Email:   aradmissions.adre@lakeheadu.ca

Student Awards & Financial Aid

Student Awards & Financial Aid provides financial aid assistance to undergraduate students. Our team helps educate students on methods to alleviate financial burdens, interpret government student aid programs and provide assistance with funding sources that our students need to pursue their education.


Josh Levac, Associate Registrar, Student Awards & Financial Aid
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 8150   
Email:   jlevac@lakeheadu.ca

Academic Advising Records & Registration 

Academic Advising, Records & Registration maintains all student records, the course and exam timetables, Academic Calendar, degree completion, course registration and more! Our team also coordinates Convocation ceremonies each year.


Cathie O’Connor, Associate Registrar
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 8846   
Email:   coconnor@lakeheadu.ca

Student Central

Student Central is an integrated service model that provides students with a “one stop” for matters pertaining to everything from applying and admissions to an undergraduate program through to graduation. It offers students a simplified university experience as they meet one-on-one with a Student Central Professional. 

For any matter pertaining to Undergraduate Admissions, Student Awards & Financial Aid or Academic Advising, Records & Registration, refer students to Student Central.      


Derek Lawrence, Student Central Lead
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 8153
Email:   coord.sc@lakeheadu.ca

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Student Success Centre

The Student Success Centre offers an array of services, programs and resources to guide and support students while they transition to the university, create and manage academic goals and skill development, explore career options, and encourage active engagement that complements their learning occurring inside and outside of the classroom. 

New students are encouraged to participate in our New Student Orientation program and first-year experience programming all designed with new students in mind to help orient them to university life and studies.

Through the Student Success Centre, students also have access to a variety of services to assist them in achieving academic and professional success:

  • Study skill workshops
  • Academic support and tutoring
  • Student success advising (academic & engagement peer support)
  • Career exploration
  • Career advising
  • Career events
  • LVLup Leadership program
  • Co-Curricular Record
  • Orientation & Transition
  • Student appreciation events
  • Student experience events


Sarah Lewis, Director, Student Success
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 8133
Email:   director.ssc@lakeheadu.ca

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Student Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness works in collaboration with the University and the broader community to support student's health and wellbeing and assist them in meeting their academic, personal, and career goals. Our team of health care professionals, counsellors, and health promotion experts are here to help students become healthier, both mentally and physically, while developing skills to improve resilience. Student Health and Wellness also has a collection of resources specifically for faculty which can be accessed on our website.


Cheryl D’Angelo, Director, Health and Wellness
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 8397
Email:   cdangel2@lakeheadu.ca                 

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services coordinates services and facilitates the provision of academic accommodations for students with permanent or temporary disabilities and/or medical conditions. Instructors are integral to and essential partners in the accommodation process.  Our team of Accessibility Advisors on the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses collaborate with instructors to develop strategies to provide academic accommodations for a fair and inclusive learning environment while maintaining the academic standards and integrity required of every student at Lakehead University.


Nancy Cahill, Manager Student Accessibility Services
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 8086
Email:   manager-sas@lakeheadu.ca

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Student Conduct

Student Affairs is the main resource for student conduct related matters –both academic and non-academic. In addition to adjudicating non-academic conduct matters, Student Affairs also helps to ensure students understand their responsibilities related to being a member of our community.


Joel Symonds, Manager, Student Conduct & Case Management
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 8163
Email:   studentconduct@lakeheadu.ca

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