Fall Orientation 2019

It time to start thinking about Fall Orientation 2019! Orientation is your introduction to the Lakehead University campus and the community of Thunder Bay or Orillia.  It is an essential element for new international students. It is not only an opportunity to find out important information and learn what your new University has to offer, but it is also a chance to meet other students and have some fun.

 

The online registration form will available shortly, so please do not forget to check back and sign up! You can also check out our website for updates and more information.

Thunder Bay Campus International Fall Orientation 2019:

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Location: The Hangar
Time: 9:00AM
Note: Participation is mandatory.
Check back for registration details.

Orillia Campus International Fall Orientation 2019:

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Location: Orillia Academic Building
Time: to be announced
Note: Participation is mandatory.
Check back for registration details.

Convocation 2019

Convocation 2019
It’s time to celebrate, graduates!

Convocation is a time to honour your accomplishments as a Lakehead University graduate and to share this celebration with your family and friends. Every spring, Lakehead University hosts Convocation ceremonies in both Thunder Bay and Orillia. It is an exceptional opportunity for you to join your classmates and professors in celebrating your time together and accomplishments at Lakehead.  

 

Keep an eye on Lakehead International’s Facebook and Instagram accounts for posts about graduating students and live coverage of the ceremonies.

Instagram: @LakeheadInternational

Facebook: @LakeheadUniversityInternational

Convocation 2019 ceremonies will take place as follows:
Thunder Bay: May 31 & June 1
Orillia: June 8

Here’s what one of our 2018 graduates had to say at Convocation about his overall experience at Lakehead:

“Leaving your parents to go to school in a different country is not an easy thing to do. I felt like, in some ways, they were still spoon feeding me, so being here gave me perspective. I was on the varsity basketball team and my teammates made it a lot easier because I instantly had a support network to welcome me. The team made me feel like part of a family. I would tell my first year self to cherish everything.” - Matthew, Honours Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Australia

 

Zoom Advising Events

Connect with International Student Advisors any weekday morning from the comfort of your own home.

This program will run through Zoom Video Conference software every Monday through Friday between 9 am - 12 pm.  

Connect to a Zoom Advising Event

Monday:

  • Study Abroad Inquiries
  • Student Advising (Academic, Personal)
  • Peer Mentor Program

Tuesday:

  • Immigration Advising
  • General Student Advising

Wednesday:

  • Study Abroad Inquiries
  • Student Advising (Academic, Personal)
  • Peer Mentor Program

Thursday:

  • Immigration Advising
  • General Student Advising

Friday:

  • Study Abroad Inquiries
  • Student Advising (Academic, Personal)
  • Peer Mentor Program

Questions? Email us at studentlife.intl@lakeheadu.ca

My Journey to Lakehead University

Catherine is a first year Masters student coming from India. In her video, she talked about her hometown, family and her talents. 

Catherine

Lakehead named Research University of the Year for 4th year

For the fourth consecutive year, Research Infosource has named Lakehead Canada’s Research University of the Year in the undergraduate university category.

Lakehead’s placement at the top of the country’s undergraduate universities category is based on the university standing out on a balanced scorecard of research inputs and outputs, according to the annual ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities by Research Infosource, Canada’s source of research and development intelligence.

This is the first time that a university in Research Infosource’s undergraduate category has been ranked Research University of the Year four times in a row.

Dr. Moira McPherson, Lakehead’s President & Vice-Chancellor, welcomed the news, saying the announcement recognizes the value of the University's contributions to research.

"Research at Lakehead University goes well beyond our on-campus labs and facilities," she explained. "Our researchers are active in communities around the world to help ensure the continued vibrancy of our economies, societies, and cultures."

Dr. McPherson added that, “Our ranking is also due to the collaborations we share with various industry, government, and community partners. Because of those partnerships, Lakehead is able to offer more research opportunities to our researchers and students.” 

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Lakehead University’s Vice-President, Research & Innovation, said earning Research University of the Year, again, was the result of the exceptional success and dedication of Lakehead’s researchers, and its Research Services and Economic Development and Innovation teams.

“Being designated as Canada's Research University of the year for four years in a row is a strong testimony to the quality and diversity of research that is being conducted at Lakehead University,” Dr. Dean said.

“We continue to have excellent research that is well cited and has an impact from fundamental research to applied research. I am particularly proud of the opportunities that our faculty provide to our students for exciting research projects. Our faculty continue to make significant contributions at a local, national and international level,” he said.

Research Infosource’s calculation of its Research Universities of the Year involves examining several factors, including the total amount of sponsored research funding received by Lakehead University, research intensity per faculty (total research income per faculty member), research intensity per graduate student (total research income per graduate student), total number of publications, publication intensity, and publication impact.

“Lakehead's success is no one-off result,” said Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource Inc.

“Lakehead has achieved Research University of the Year status among Canada's undergraduate universities for four years in a row.  That seems to put them in a unique category of achievement.  It's a reflection of high quality scholarship and leadership at the university,” he said.

 

My Journey to Lakehead University

Michelle is a new student coming from Malaysia. She shows us her family life, hometown and Malaysia’s diverse culture in her video.

My Journey to Lakehead University

Harsh is a new student coming from India. Check out his video to learn about him and the spirit of his hometown, Mumbai.

Pre-arrival

Learn all about travelling to and arriving at Lakehead University, meet your new International Advisors, and more in our Pre-Arrival Webinar Series.