Student Affairs Weekly - January 12, 2018

Budget Tips

As you ring in 2018, a budget is a great way to keep your money on track. Here are a few tips to consider on budgeting:

  1. Calculate your expenses (e.g. tuition, rent, food, etc.)
  2. Find out how much money you have coming in (e.g. student loans, awards, gifts, etc.)
  3. Set realistic and achievable goals.
  4. Don't give up - tracking your expenses can be boring, but in the long run, it's worth it.
  5. Seek help - meet with us in Student Central to discuss how we can help you along the way!

bounce back

Are you in first year? Did you fail any courses last term? Were your grades lower than you hoped? If so, the "Bounce Back" program is designed to support you as you enter the Winter term to help you get back on track.

Bounce Back will support and guide you through a series of interactive sessions that focus on community building, personal reflection, goal setting, academic skills, action plans and peer mentoring. By taking the academic strategies learned in the program and applying them to your studies, you should see an improvement in your academics and grades.

There are 4 sessions in this program, each being approximately 45 minutes in length. The first three sessions run between January 25 - February 9, with the fourth session occurring in late March. You must attend all 4 sessions as the sessions build upon the content learned in the previous session.

Interested? Register here by January 24:  Bounce Back Program Registration.

participation awards

Lakehead University annually recognizes students who are leaders within the university or broader community.  The Lloyd Dennis, Robert Poulin, and President's Award represent our prestigious awards for students who exemplify excellent citizenship. Does this describe you?

For more information please visit:

Applications will close March 31.

 Important Dates


Mark your calendar for some upcoming important academic dates:

Last Day to Add a Winter Term class: Friday, January 19, 2018
Last Day to Drop a Full Year (started in September) class: Friday, February 2, 2018
Last Day to Drop a Winter Term class: Friday, March 9, 2018

Reminder: Be sure to always check your course registration with your program requirements in the Academic Calendar!

ed fair 

The annual Education Career Fair is coming up on Wednesday, January 17 from 10 am - 3 pm in the Agora and the Faculty Lounge.

The Fair will welcome school boards from British Columbia to the East Coast and the Far North as well as a variety of international opportunities. School board presentations will run all day during the Fair at various locations near the venues.

Learn more about visiting employers:

We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!