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
  • Prioritizing integrity in all that we do
  • Persevering through challenges in the pursuit of excellence

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We are now accepting applications for the PhD in Health Sciences, Master of Health Sciences and Master of Public Health programs for the September 2023 intake! Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed. Click here to apply!

The PhD in Health Sciences intake for September 2023 in now CLOSED!

Applications are due in full by February 1, 2023 for the Master of Public Health and Master of Health Sciences programs. 

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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Thunder Bay and Area Community Food System Report Card ~ Launched January 2023

The Thunder Bay + Area Food Strategy is very pleased to have just launched the updated Community Food System Report Card.

Department of Health Sciences Newsletter - Celebrating 20 Years of MPH & Other Success Stories!

The Department of Health Sciences 2022 Fall Term Newsletter is now available online.

Lake Superior Living Labs Network Newsletter (Nov 2022)

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

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