20 years of public health at Lakehead

Our Department

The mission of the Department of Health Sciences is to create and mobilize knowledge to protect and promote health and reduce health inequities. Through applied research, community engagement, and provision of diverse learning opportunities, we help to build capacity to understand and address the complexities of both current and emerging health issues.

Our vision is to be a leader in applied health research and comprehensive health education that enables and supports individuals and communities to achieve optimal health.

Meet the Faculty and staff within the Department of Health Sciences who are committed to:

  • Community engagement
  • Valuing, encouraging and recognizing the contributions and efforts of students, colleagues, and communities with who we work
  • Embracing diversity - Please read the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences' Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement
  • Prioritizing integrity in all that we do
  • Persevering through challenges in the pursuit of excellence

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Master of Public Health, Master of Health Sciences and the PhD in Health Sciences September 2024 intake is now CLOSED! 

We will begin to accept applications for the September 2025 intake starting in November.

To learn more about our Graduate programs, please see the tab "Graduate Programs" on the left-hand side and click the plus (+) symbol.  
To learn more about our undergraduate program, please see the tab "Minor in Aging and Health (undergraduate)" on the left-hand side.


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Lake Superior Living Labs Network April Newsletter

Check out the latest Lake Superior Living Labs Network (LSLLN) newsletter for updates on our recent activity.

Empowering Diversity in Outdoor Recreation at Lakehead University

Grant from the Thunder Bay Community Foundation fuels new outdoor recreation club for BIPOC students.

Exceptional researchers celebrated at annual research and innovation gala

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Orillia Campus hosts Research & Innovation Week from March 5 to 7

Various events are happening throughout the week including guest speakers, interactive exhibits and display, and research showcases.