University description (as per official university website)
Lakehead University is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, (population 117,000) at the head of Lake Superior. Our faculty, staff, programs and services team up to provide an extensive range of learning choices and alternatives, offering an unbeatable combination of quality education at one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada. Fieldwork complements the academic component of many Lakehead programs. Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism; Forestry; Environmental Studies; Geology; Biology and Geography, have been designed to take advantage of, the natural laboratories of Northwestern Ontario. Northern socio-economic issues are addressed in such programs as Sociology, Commerce, Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Indigenous Learning and Teacher Education. Lakehead's Engineering program is unique in Canada, combining a diploma program in Engineering Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering degree program.
Lakehead University is a comprehensive institution offering a broad range of degree and diploma programs within nine faculties:
Forestry and the Forest Environment
Health and Behavioural Sciences
Science and Environmental Studies
Social Sciences and Humanities
Established: July 1, 1965
Chancellor: Dr. Arthur V. Mauro
President and Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Frederick F. Gilbert
Number of Students: 7,768 including 6,453 full-time graduate and undergraduate students
Staff: 2,250 including approximately 700 full-time positions
Total University Expenditure 2005 - 2006: $117.3 million
$301.3M on the City of Thunder Bay in fiscal 2008-2009
$9.2M on the City of Orillia in fiscal 2008-2009
On campus Living Accommodations: Housing for 1,196 students
Lakehead University is committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate teaching, service, research and other scholarly activity. As part of this commitment, Lakehead University is dedicated to a student-centred learning environment. Lakehead University values its people and the diversity of their ideas, contributions and achievements. Lakehead University is dedicated to working with Aboriginal peoples in furthering their educational aspirations. Building on its past accomplishments and recognizing its role in Northwestern Ontario, Lakehead University reaches out regionally, nationally and internationally.
Lakehead University is committed to educating students who are recognized for leadership and independent critical thinking and who are aware of social and environmental responsibilities.
Lakehead University's Vision
Lakehead University will be a respected, mid-sized university offering a range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With excellence and accountability as its hallmarks, Lakehead University will compete successfully for scholars, students and funding in the Canadian academic realm. As expected of any modern university, Lakehead will participate in the global community but also will continue to respect the special role it can play in the region and in Aboriginal education in Canada. Building on its established foundation, Lakehead will increase its commitment to scholarly activity and research, outreach and professional service. The University will pursue opportunities that provide distinction and support for the academic function.