Social Sciences & Humanities

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities! Here you can find out more about our programs, our award-winning researchers, and our latest news. Whether you're coming to Lakehead from inside Canada or outside, from high school, college or the professional world, we have programs to meet your needs.

Disciplines in Social Sciences & Humanities

The various disciplines that make up the Social Sciences and Humanities at Lakehead University include:

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Our graduates are entrepreneurial, creative and highly adaptable to new and ever-changing workplace environments, possessing essential skills and knowledge highly sought after by employers, particularly in the area of critical thinking and advanced communication and research.  Your Lakehead University education will prepare you for a wide range of career choices, from education, business, community activism, and government to law.


Glenda Tibe Bonifacio named Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Bonifacio is a community-engaged scholar working in local and global contexts. Her research centres on the intersections of gender, migration,... full story

Christopher Petersen wins Smythe Award

Lakehead graduate Christopher Petersen was one of three Dallas Smythe Award winners recognized by the International Association for Media and... full story

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant supports EDI research

Dr. Sandra Jeppesen is receiving $448,376 from SSHRC under their new Race, Gender, and Diversity Initiative launched this year.

New Book Written By Orillia Faculty and Students

A new book by several Lakehead co-authors, The Capitol Riots, explores the Capitol riots of January 2021.


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