955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
500 University Avenue
Orillia, Ontario L3V 0B9
Established in 1965, Lakehead University is a comprehensive, value-added institution with a tradition of being a personable, community-centred learning environment where students are supported and celebrated as individuals. With more than 8,700 students and 1,850 faculty and staff learning and working together at its picturesque Orillia and Thunder Bay campuses, Lakehead is an enriching place to live and learn.
Emphasizing learning technology and research intensity, Lakehead has expanded the quality and quantity of its programs. The University has embraced working with Aboriginal peoples and is one of Canada’s foremost institutions in this regard.
Lakehead has 314 full-time faculty and is second among peer universities in Ontario in its student/faculty ratio. Graduates enjoy high employment rates (94 percent within two years of graduation), consistently above the provincial average. As a comprehensive university, Lakehead offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs among ten faculties — Business Administration; Education; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Health and Behavioural Sciences; Law; Medicine; Natural Resources Management; Science and Environmental Studies; and Social Sciences and Humanities. Students can also choose from among 36 graduate programs, including six PhD programs.
Lakehead is a provincial leader in college transfer initiatives and pioneered the successful post diploma program in Engineering.
Lakehead’s academic programs offer students an ideal blend of social and recreational experiences for today, with the learning and skills for a successful tomorrow. With two technologically advanced campuses located in natural environments, many programs get students out of classrooms and into scenic wilderness settings. In keeping with a commitment to the environment, Lakehead’s Orillia campus — only an hour from Toronto — recently opened a new residence and cafeteria/bookstore complex built to LEED® standards.
The Orillia campus offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate program in Arts and Sciences that may be taken concurrently with other programs such as Education. The university’s Thunder Bay campus is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and in September 2013 will open its doors to Ontario’s first new Law School in 42 years.
Known for innovative research, Lakehead is home to nine Canada Research Chairs, three Biorefining Research Chairs, two current and six past Lakehead Research Chairs, and 11 specialized research centres and laboratories, including the Biorefining Research Institute and world-class Paleo-DNA Laboratory.
With research funding awarded to Lakehead increasing significantly over the past decade ($5.8 million in 2000/01 to $22 million in 2011/12), the university is in the top two in total research dollars among Ontario undergraduate universities and one of the top three in undergraduate research performance.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $5,489 - $5,569
Graduate tuition fees: $4,553 - $5,016
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $16,000
Graduate tuition fees: $10,667
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 6,400
Full-time (graduates): 750
Part-time (undergraduates): 1,700
Part-time (graduates): 20
* Source: Council of Ontario Universities