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I chose to attend Lakehead because of its world-renowned research facilities and because of its active involvement in archaeological studies and cultural engagement in Northwestern Ontario.
There are many aspects of Lakehead that make student life a wonderful experience. In particular, Lakehead provides students with opportunities to become involved in exciting and interesting research projects at the undergraduate level. Many professors at Lakehead encourage involvement in research programs through volunteering and because of this encouragement, I have gained practical experience, which will help me throughout my academic career.
Recently I was able to represent Lakehead at the Canadian Archaeological Association annual conference along with fellow students from the program and showcase some of the ongoing undergraduate research projects from the Anthropology Department. I was fortunate enough to receive the award for best undergraduate research poster for my project on the Gunflint Formation, a geologic formation commonly used in the distant past to access raw materials for the manufacture of stone tools. My project was exciting because I have always been interested in stone projectile points and because of my research I have a better understanding of stone tool manufacturing in Northwestern Ontario. I plan to continue my education at Lakehead at the graduate level in the Northern Environments and Cultures program then possibly enter into the archaeological consulting field.