Lakehead University, shortly known as Lakehead U and LU, is a public research university situated in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lakehead Technical Institute was founded in 1946 with the aim to provide higher education in north-western Ontario. Later in 1957, Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology was founded by an Act of the Ontario Legislature. It was renamed to Lakehead University in 1965 through a Lakehead University Act.
It is ranked at the top in the list of undergraduate research universities in Canada.
Faculty & Departments
The university has ten faculties and over 40 academic departments.
Faculty - Business Administration; Graduate Studies; Health and Behavioral Studies; Social Sciences and Humanities; Natural Resources Management; Law; Education; and others
Departments - Bioinformatics, English, Geography, Mathematical Sciences, Northern Studies, Physics, Social Justice, Water Resource Science, Kinesiology, Gerontology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Music and others
Programs & Degrees
Aboriginal Education, Applied Life Sciences, Visual Arts, Political Science, Natural Science, Medicine, Media Studies, Gerontology, Geoarchaeology, Environmental Management, Criminology, Bioinformatics, General Science and others
Business Management, English, Health Sciences, Sociology, Public Health, Mathematical Sciences, Forestry, Environmental Studies, Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Social Justice, Women's Studies, Kinesiology, Education and others
Biotechnology, Educational Studies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Forest Sciences, Chemistry and Materials Science, Clinical Psychology, and Psychological Science
Being a research-intensive university, Lakehead tries its best to discover solutions to the complex issues with the new knowledge. The collaboration with local and global communities helps students and researchers to bring a positive impact. The research funding opportunities encourage researchers to undertake a valuable research and to contribute to improving the quality of life of the people around the world.
The research centres, institutes and facilities provide the perfect environment that enables students and researchers to combine their knowledge, ideas and expertise, and bring out the best.
Before moving forward to the application form, Lakehead University always recommends applicants to understand the general information regarding the admission process, requirements, supportive documents and deadlines. The applicant needs to select the type of student and the program. The application procedure differs for domestic and international applicants. To know more about it, please click here.
Lakehead University has two campuses.
Lakehead has a library, labs, bookstore, health services, counseling services, accommodation, café, dining halls, athletic facilities, gym, fitness centre and much more.
Both campuses aim to provide the exciting university experience. Along with the academic excellence, they also encourage students and faculty to get involved in the variety of social and recreational activities.
The university sports teams are called as Lakehead Thunderwolves. The athletic facilities include a gymnasium, squash court, swimming pool, indoor track, aerobic studio, outdoor sports fields, cardio room, state-of-the-art fitness centre and others.
Studying in the best university is a lifetime investment. This is what LU understands the better. In order to make an affordable education, the university provides various opportunities to finance your education. It is committed to help students in making their dreams come true. Scholarships, awards, bursaries and other financial aid are awarded based on the academic performance and financial needs.
Why to join?
It focuses on teaching students about how to think instead of what to think. It is reflected in the growing employment rate of the Lakehead’s graduates. The alumni have gained reputed positions in their fields. Some of them are even awarded with prestigious awards.