Lakehead University offers a broad range of degree and diploma programs across 10 faculties, including programs designed for Indigenous students. The main campus in Thunder Bay is home, as well, to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. “If you’re looking for an exceptional and unconventional university experience that includes small classes, experiential learning and lots of interaction with your professors, then Lakehead University is your university,” says president Brian Stevenson. Sightings of foxes, beavers and deer are common, while, at the centre of campus, man-made Lake Tamblyn offers a prime ﬁshing spot in spring and fall and doubles as a skating rink during the winter. A tunnel system that connects most campus buildings comes in handy on cold winter days. Thunder Bay is somewhat isolated from big cities, but affordable flights connect it to Toronto, Winnipeg and beyond. Lakehead’s Orillia campus, a 90-minute drive north of Toronto, offers a unique interdisciplinary arts and science program with majors in criminology, environmental sustainability and media studies.
• Outdoor Recreation: Lakehead’s northern location, close to rivers, lakes and trails, offers unique learning opportunities. Both theoretical and applied approaches are used to teach participants about recreation as it relates to the natural environment. A new concentration in nature-based therapeutic recreation is now on offer.
• Kinesiology: Students receive a strong science foundation, as well as practical courses and hands-on experience in this interdisciplinary program. Students are eligible for co-operative education placements.
• Business: The commerce program can be combined with other programs, such as computer science, a co-op placement, or a certificate in business information technology, preparing students for work in specific industries.
• Environmental Science Field Course: Field techniques relating to ecological integrity are taught in partnership with Parks Canada at Pukaskwa National Park on the shores of Lake Superior.
• Women in the North: This sociology course examines Northern and Indigenous women’s lives, and how they are affected by issues related to gender, race, ethnicity and class.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Average class size||Undergraduate students||Residence spaces||Graduation and retention rates|
|$7,049||1st & 2nd year: 43.8
3rd & 4th year: 26.6
|1,207 (505 reserved for first years)||Graduation: 79.6%