Economic Development

Lakehead is directly involved with economic development in four major ways beginning with the positive financial impact on the community stemming from the purchasing and spending of University staff, faculty, and students. We provide trained graduates for new jobs created by the knowledge economy. Our faculty and staff enrich the community through their active involvement and support of art, music, culture, and recreation. Our research fosters innovation that will lead to the emergence of new companies and new industries. This component recognizes these benefits are part of the University’s raison d’être and not simply an accidental by-product.

Economic Development in the News

Economic Development

President's Advisory Councils on Economic Development (PACED) In 2013, the President established President's Advisory Councils on Economic Development in both Northwestern Ontario and Simcoe County, with a mandate to advise him on the University's... read more about Economic Development

 

Real-world business project a fitting capstone to Lakehead students’ degree

A graduating business class taught by Dr. Herman van den Berg at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus recently conducted a business study for Orser Technical Services of Orillia. Orser General Manager Ray Gammon and President Tony Telford (seated l... read more about Real-world business project a fitting capstone to Lakehead students’ degree

 

Lakehead University’s PACED Simcoe to Foster County’s Economic Development

Thursday, February 13, 2014 ­­— Orillia, ON In the interest of further contributing to the economic growth and development of Orillia and Simcoe County, Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, today announced the... read more about Lakehead University’s PACED Simcoe to Foster County’s Economic Development