Celebrating 50 Years: The Development of Lakehead University

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Mary J.L. Black Branch Library - 901 S. Edward Street
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone is welcome.
Event Contact Name: 
Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8177
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Lakehead’s motto “Achievement through Effort” is encapsulated in this discussion by Professor Peter Raffo as he leads the audience through some of the major milestones of the institution. Find out why the Lakehead Technical Institute was established in the 1940s, how it evolved into a university in 1965, and some of the challenges it has faced in becoming an innovative comprehensive university.

This presentation is part of Lakehead University’s In Conversation speaker series returns to the Thunder Bay Public Library this year with talks scheduled from October until April. Experts from Lakehead University will give free presentations about dementia, Aboriginal People’s legal rights, climate change, Indigenous children and adoption, and the development of Lakehead University during its first 50 years.