Kanoko Tsuchiya

"Right now I'm working as a Northern Lights Guide in Yellowknife. I interpret northern lights and the city of Yellowknife for our customers from all over the world.

The reason I chose Lakehead University is simply because I knew they had a unique program, which was my program, Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism (ORPT). I was very interested in outdoor education, national parks and tourism, so the program offered at Lakehead was perfect for me. I didn't specify my major so I took all classes that were interesting to me.

Yuxi Yao

"I heard about Lakehead University from the University Fair held by my high school. I chose to come to Lakehead because of the partnership between my high school and Lakehead University. When I first arrived in Canada, I was impressed by the fresh air. People here in Thunder Bay are very nice and friendly.

Yash Gupta

"I chose to study at Lakehead because the program and the scholarships were better than other universities. After choosing Lakehead, I first arrived in Thunder Bay at 3:00 which felt strange, but the people were really nice, and they helped me. On my first day, I met the chair of my department and I felt that Lakehead was really welcoming. In my opinion, it's the people that make the university.

Mann Koner

My First Year Experience

"Of the five universities that I was considering, Lakehead University was my first choice and the first to send me a Letter of Acceptance. Lakehead stood out to me for a few reasons: I wanted to study in the province of Ontario, the Faculty of Business is one of the few to be internationally-accredited by the AACSB, and since Thunder Bay is a smaller city, being engaged in the community is actually easier. (I found a part-time job within the first month of living here!)

Yichen Zhang

“In my Education programs, I have hands-on experience that I give me a chance to work at an elementary school. I was in charge of a group of grade 6 students. I can also apply many tips I learned from the courses I took to my placement. Studying at Lakehead and interacting with my classmates also give me an idea of how my future students will interact with each other.

Ritwik Nagar

"Small class sizes are what I like the most about my program. I don't think people realize how big of a factor it plays in their education, but it is really helpful when you get to know your professors on a first-name basis. You can get to know them and get helpful feedback from them if you have an idea for your research. Most professors in the Psychology department have been teaching for over 30 years and show that they care for the success of students. They are willing to assist students and are friendly to approach, it is a really big boost for students.

Sergio Beltran Obiol

Student in the Lakehead-Georgian Computer Science partnership program

"This program allows me to earn both a diploma and degree at the same time, so by the time some people have earned only a degree or a diploma, I will earn both. The smaller class sizes at Lakehead-Georgian mean that I get personalized help because the teacher-student connection is so strong. I am still in contact with my previous professors, and sometimes we even discuss projects or possible jobs."

Ankit Raj

IT Developer / Analyst, Canada Revenue Agency in Ottawa

"Coming from a big, over-populated city in India, it was refreshing for me to move to a city that offers a perfect balance between 'Living in the City' and 'Living in the Wild'. I am a nature enthusiast, and I love to hike and seek opportunities to stay close to nature. Thunder Bay provided everything I wanted in a beautiful package of academic and recreational activities. Another major reason I chose Lakehead was for its co-op program.

Catalina Amaya

"Lakehead and Thunder Bay helped me discover who I was going to become. The faculty were supportive and passionate about what they were teaching. They gave us perspectives outside of the topics covered in class. My professors helped review my resumé when I was completing my studies, and for a few years after graduating, the Faculty would send me job opportunities by email.

Yibo Shen

International Student Assistant hosting social events for short-term language program students

"When I arrived in Canada, the first thing I noticed was the environment, the air quality, the biodiversity. I feel good here. This year, I had the opportunity to do aquatic sampling with Dr. Te Brugge in Scout Valley, which is a small forest near campus. It's meaningful for me to be able to analyze our environment from a scientific view, and it was a memorable experience studying with my friends and working under my professor's wings.

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