Centre for Northern Studies
Lakehead University is known, nationally and internationally, as one of the main centres for northern studies in Canada. The activities of the Centre for Northern Studies have added a distinct dimension to Lakehead’s identity as a university "of the North, in the North." A key priority for the Centre for Northern Studies is serving the needs of the region of Northwestern Ontario. This occurs primarily through the support of international and regional conferences, research projects, publications, and a visiting speaker series. Further, the Centre has been the extension of opportunities for Lakehead faculty and students to undertake research in northern parts of the province, the country and the circumpolar world, and to attend conferences on northern themes.
A vital component in the support structure for northern studies at Lakehead is the Northern Studies Resource Centre in the Chancellor Paterson Library, developed to be the prime location of relevant resources and data on Northwestern Ontario, the Provincial Norths and the circumpolar world.