Lakehead is the Exceptional Option

Lakehead is the exceptional option for you to complete your Master of Education (MEd) or your PhD in Educational Studies. We are the remarkable choice for graduate studies and research in Education because of our:

We are home to Passionate Educators

Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you explore your passions and expand your education. Our faculty members have a wide range of educational interests and are committed to mentoring your academic, professional, and personal growth. By collaborating with our faculty members, you will have the opportunity to address topics that are important to you as well as improve your abilities both in and out of the classroom, boardroom, or wherever you teach.

Our faculty members are experts in their fields of study and continue to conduct research and produce new knowledge. We are the home to many distinguished professors including two Canada Research Chairs (CRC) who focus on the following areas:

For more information about our passionate Faculty and Staff as well as their research areas, please see our Faculty and Staff page.

We know Financial Assistance is Important

We know how important financial assistance is for graduate students in Education. We, along with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, offer a wide range of funding opportunities for graduate students. Full-time graduate students on the Thunder Bay campus are eligible for the following types of funding:

Graduate Assistantships

Full-time graduate students are eligible for Graduate Assistantships (GAs). GAs are paid positions working to support a faculty member's teaching and research during the Fall and Winter terms. As a GA your duties may include, but are not limited to preparing classes, leading seminars, teaching, and marking. For more information about GAs, click the following link:

Note: Many graduate students in Education do receive GA positions; however, we cannot guarantee a position for all students

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

We offer a large number of scholarships, bursaries, and awards for graduate students in Education. Many of our funding opportunities have specific application requirements, processes, and due dates. For more information about our funding opportunities as well as information about an individual scholarship, bursary, or award click the following link:

Our faculty will also help you to complete scholarship applications such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (CGS-M), or other Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) awards.

We work to Support Students

We are the home to facilities that blend innovation and tradition. Our facilities can assist you in your research as well as help you to improve your teaching. We provide the following facilities:

  • Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies
  • Multi-Data Convergence Laboratory
  • Shared office space for students at the Thunder Bay campus

Along with our excellent facilities, we also provide you with opportunities to share your research with others and expand your abilities through:

We are also the home to the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education.