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Lakehead University

Motto Ad Augusta per Angusta
(Achievement through effort)
Established July 1, 1965
Type Public
Endowment $20.4 million
Chancellor Lorne Everett
President Frederick Gilbert
Faculty 290 (full time)
Staff 2250
Students 7,596
Undergraduates 7,043
Postgraduates 553
Location Thunder Bay, Canada
Address 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7B 5E1
Campus Rural/Suburban
Sports Lakehead Thunderwolves
Colors Royal blue and gold            
Nickname LU
Mascot The Thunderwolf
Website lakeheadu.ca
Coat of Arms of Lakehead University

Lakehead University (LU) is situated at the head of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is the only university in Northwestern Ontario. Lakehead University attracts many students from across Canada as well as international students. Lakehead offers a broad range of degree and diploma programs within nine faculties. The diverse learning environment contributes to over 39,000 alumni in 67 different countries. In October 2006, Lakehead University was named 'Research University Of The Year' (Undergraduate Category) by Research Infosource, achieving No.1 rank for both research income growth in Canada, and research intensity in its category. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Settled 1679 as Fort Caministigoyan See histories of Port Arthur and Fort William Amalgamation 1 January 1970 Government [1][2]  - Type Municipal Government  - Mayor Lynn... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... The Lakehead Thunderwolves are the athletic teams that represent Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 335 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (389 × 695 pixel, file size: 71 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The coat of arms was the official mark of Lakehead University. ... Lake Superior, bounded by Ontario, Canada and Minnesota, USA, to the north and Wisconsin and Michigan, USA, to the south, is the largest of North Americas Great Lakes. ... Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Settled 1679 as Fort Caministigoyan See histories of Port Arthur and Fort William Amalgamation 1 January 1970 Government [1][2]  - Type Municipal Government  - Mayor Lynn... Northwestern Ontario is the region within the Canadian province of Ontario which lies north and west of Lake Superior, and west of Hudson Bay and James Bay. ...

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History

Lakehead University evolved from the Lakehead Technical Institute which was established on June 4, 1946, by an Order-in-Council of the Province of Ontario. Classes commenced in January, 1948, in temporary rented quarters in downtown Port Arthur. In September of that same year, the first university courses were added to the curriculum. Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Port Arthur, Ontario, was a city in Northern Ontario which amalgamated with Fort William, Ontario and the townships of Neebing and McIntyre to form the City of Thunder Bay in January 1970. ...


The Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology was established by an Act of the Ontario Legislature assented to on March 28, 1956, and proclaimed on August 1, 1957. The present university site, donated by the city of Port Arthur, was occupied on October 2, 1957. The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


Second-year Arts courses were added in 1960-61, and on March 3, 1962, the original Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology Act was amended to give the college "university powers" to establish faculties, and "to confer university degrees" in arts and sciences. The first degrees were granted on May 5, 1965. is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


The Lakehead University Act, 1965, was given royal assent by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on June 22, 1965, and came into force on July 1, 1965. The Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology, thereafter known as "Lakehead University," was continued under this new charter. Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


Lakehead is a university with a dual role. It is a university in the north with the responsibility of bringing to Northwestern Ontario an understanding of a broad range of the basic academic disciplines as well as knowledge of the province, nation, and world. It is also a university for the north with the responsibility of gathering knowledge about the region for use in social, economic, and cultural development and for transmittal to the rest of the province, nation, and world. Northwestern Ontario is the region within the Canadian province of Ontario which lies north and west of Lake Superior, and west of Hudson Bay and James Bay. ...


In adapting to its environment over the years, Lakehead University's character and dual role have made it distinctive in the Ontario university system. Lakehead began as a university in the north in the sense that the basic arts and science disciplines predominated, although there were some small underdevelopment programs in technical areas. The university then steadily added other programs that were of significance and relevance specifically to Northwestern Ontario. In addition, through extensive offerings by continuing education, the university has expanded its focus to many of the region's smaller rural communities as well. Continuing education is an all encompassing term within a broad spectrum of post-secondary learning activities and programs. ...


Economic Impact

LU has an annual expenditure over $117 million. The university itself has a major economic impact on the city of Thunder Bay and on the region. Seventy-five per cent of Lakehead’s students come from outside the local commuting area, and new money brought into the city annually by these students is estimated to be approximately $59 million. Lakehead’s total economic impact on the city of Thunder Bay alone is approximately $251 million yearly. In 2004, the university along with Laurentian University formed the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The addition of the new medical school is expected to boost bio-tech research and economic development in Northern Ontario. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Laurentian University (Université Laurentienne), founded in 1960, is a mid-sized bilingual university in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. ... Northern Ontario School of Medicines logo. ...


Academic Organization

Lakehead University.
Lakehead University.

The university is made up of the following nine faculties:
Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment
Faculty of Professional Schools
Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Faculty of Medicine - Lakehead University
Faculty of Graduate Studies
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Each faculty, under the jurisdiction of a dean, is divided into various departments and schools, which are headed by a chair/director.


Rankings

In 2006, Lakehead University was designated "Research University of The Year" by Research Infosource and ranked #1 for research income growth and research intensity in the Undergraduate Category.[1] Maclean's magazine listed Lakehead #1 in Canada for "Value Added" which measures incoming grades, and several indicators of student achievement. Overall, the university placed 15th in the Primarily Undergraduate category.[2] In the 2006 Globe and Mail Report Card, students graded Lakehead "A" for Class sizes, Faculty knowledge of subjects, and Sense of personal safety/security. An "A-" grade was awarded for Overall quality of education, Overall university atmosphere, and Computer accessibility on campus. [3] The US-based Gourman Report published by Princeton Review ranked Lakehead 28th out of 60 Canadian universities. [4] A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in...


Lakehead was one of 26 Canadian universities that withdrew their participation from the 2006 Maclean's survey citing concerns over methodology.


On Campus

Thunder Bay Campus in the fall
Thunder Bay Campus in the fall

The original college site comprised some 32 hectares of land in south-west Port Arthur, Ontario donated by the city of Port Arthur. From 1962 to 1965, an additional 87 hectares of adjoining land were purchased in anticipation of future expansion. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 584 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 616 pixel, file size: 551 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 584 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 616 pixel, file size: 551 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Port Arthur, Ontario, was a city in Northern Ontario which amalgamated with Fort William, Ontario and the townships of Neebing and McIntyre to form the City of Thunder Bay in January 1970. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


The first college building, was formally opened on October 2, 1957. This building which was initially called the Main Building, underwent six separate extensions from 1960 - 1967 to develop into its present form. A new library wing was added in March, 1960, and in the fall of 1969, two extensions providing additional lecture rooms and laboratory space were opened. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


From 1964 to 1969, the campus saw the addition of the University Centre (which has a 325-seat lecture theatre and cafeteria), a new library building, an athletic centre gymnasium and the Centennial Building which houses the science and technology laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


At the centre of the campus is a man-made lake. Its creation was planned with the regional conservation authorities as an important flood control project for the McIntyre River which runs through the campus.


A new academic building, named in memory of dean Tim Ryan, was dedicated on November 18, 1972 and the extension to the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse, which houses an olympic length swimming pool, additional office space, classrooms, and instructional gym, was officially opened on January 12, 1973. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 29, 1982, the Faculty of Education Building was named the Bora Laskin Building in honour of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the chancellor of Lakehead University from 1971 to 1980. An addition to the building, completed in the spring of 1995, replaced temporary portables and provided for an expanded Education Library. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Right Honourable Bora Laskin, PC , CC , LL.M. , LL.B. , MA , FRSC (October 5, 1912 – March 17, 1984) was a Canadian jurist, who served on the Supreme Court of Canada for fourteen years, including a decade as its Chief Justice. ... The Supreme Court of Canada consists of the Chief Justice of Canada (French: Juge en chef du Canada) and eight puisne Justices appointed by the Governor in Council (Governor General of Canada) from among superior court judges or from among barristers of at least ten years standing at the Bar... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Confederation College's School of Nursing Building was purchased in 1984 and renovated to house a number of functions including Lakehead University's School of Nursing and School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism. In 1985 an Engineering Structures Laboratory was constructed adjacent to the Centennial Building. Categories: Canada education stubs | Colleges in Ontario ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ...


September 1988 marked the opening of Lakehead's first off-campus building. Cornwall School, a 75 year old public school located at Cornwall Street and Algoma Street, was rented for use by the Departments of Visual Arts and Music. In April 1992 the Department of Music and Department of Visual Arts returned to the main campus to a building designed for their needs. In July of 1995 this building was named after William H. Buset in recognition of his appreciation of business and the arts. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


A Student Centre events hall, built through the efforts of the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) and funded entirely through student support, opened in September 1991. Operated entirely by the student union, with a management agreement between the union and the university, the Centre's campus pub- The Outpost, boasts a full service kitchen and a hall licensed for more than 700 people. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


By 1995 Lakehead University completed construction of a Rural Family Resource Centre in Oliver Paipoonge for the Department of Social Work. The university and Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in 1998, entered into a partnership involving the transfer of 60 acres (or 24.24 hectares) of land for the purpose of building and operating a new acute care hospital. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Oliver Paipoonge is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located directly west of the city of Thunder Bay. ...


The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was established in 2002 as a joint venture partnership with Lakehead University and Laurentian University in Sudbury. NOSM is housed within the Faculty of Medicine of both Laurentian and Lakehead. Its mission is to contribute to improving the health of the people and communities of Northern Ontario by advancing the highest quality of medical practice, learning, teaching, research and professionalism. With main campuses in Thunder Bay and Sudbury, NOSM will have multiple teaching and research sites distributed across Northern Ontario, including large and small communities. Northern Ontario School of Medicines logo. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Laurentian University (Université Laurentienne), founded in 1960, is a mid-sized bilingual university in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. ... Greater Sudbury (2001 census population 155,219) is a city in Northern Ontario. ... Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ... Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ...

Advanced Technology & Academic Centre.
Advanced Technology & Academic Centre.

In 2003 the university celebrated the opening of the $44-million Advanced Technology & Academic Centre (ATAC), a high-tech teaching and learning centre, that provides 1,400 new student spaces. The building, funded by Ontario's SuperBuild Growth Fund, corporate sponsors and private donations, contains "smart classrooms", GIS labs, enhanced distance education facilities, and computer teaching and research labs. Later that year, Lakehead University was the recipient of the Hogarth Plantations, a 44-hectare property located on the outskirts of Thunder Bay, that will be used by the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment for teaching and research. The property was a gift by Dr. Walter Hogarth to the Lakehead University Foundation. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ...


In a campus-wide referendum held in 2004, students, faculty, and staff voted 68% in favor of a smoke-free campus.


In March 2005, Lakehead opened a new 55,000-square-foot athletics centre called The Hangar. The $6-million facility features an indoor track and multipurpose field with artificial turf, an aerobics/yoga studio, a weight room and fitness centre, and a sports medicine clinic. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Devanagari: योग) is a group of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. ...


Lakehead University's physical plant now consists of 39 buildings and 116 hectares of property including 40 hectares of landscaped and maintained grounds. The current value of land and property holdings is estimated to be well over $150,000,000.


A new campus located in Orillia, Ontario opened its doors to students in the fall of 2006. The Welcome sign to Orillia Orillia, pronounced ōrĭlēə, is a city located in Simcoe County in south-central Ontario, Canada, on Lake Couchiching. ...


In 2006, Lakehead University has submitted a proposal to open a new Law School. The proposal is currently under review.


Residence

Typical arrangement inside a townhouse.
Typical arrangement inside a townhouse.

A men's residence, including recreational and dining facilities for 52 students and a resident staff member, was opened in September, 1962. In 1966, 32 additional double bedrooms were added to the residence and a section of the new structure was made available as a residence for women. In 1968, a new $2,750,000 residence village comprising 10 new buildings and providing residence for 520 students was completed. The village is situated on the banks of the McIntyre River within easy walking distance of all university buildings and athletic facilities. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the fall of 1989, a complex of 36 townhouses marked the newest addition to the residence facility. This venture provides housing for 142 students in 4 bedroom townhouses. A second townhouse complex providing an additional 144 beds, including units accessible to the physically challenged, was opened in September 1991. A third townhouse complex providing 32 four bedroom townhouses and 8 two bedroom apartments opened in September 1992. Prior to the start of the 1993 term, Avila Centre was purchased from the Roman Catholic Church for the purpose of providing an additional 100 bedrooms for women and quarters for the alumni offices and Avila Music School. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic...


In September 2003 construction was completed on two new residences behind the Avila Centre, adding a total of 288 beds. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The university residence has a total accommodation of 1,282 beds as of 2005/2006


Orillia Campus

In September 2006, Lakehead University opened a new campus in downtown Orillia, Ontario. The 14,000-square foot facility at Heritage Place currently supports unique multidisciplinary undergraduate programs that combine arts/science studies with Concurrent Education in both honours and non-honours degree options (HBASc/BEd, BASc/BEd). In addition, a college transfer program in Business Administration enables 3-year diploma graduates to complete a B.Admin degree in one year. Other programs being offered at the Orillia campus include a Master of Management (M.Mgt) and a 1-year post-graduate degree in Social Work (HBSW). Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Orillia (2001 population 29,121) is a city on in south-central Ontario, Canada on Lake Couchiching, where it flows from Lake Simcoe, in Simcoe County towards Georgian Bay (Lake Huron). ...


The Orillia Campus had 137 students enrolled in its first year, and at its current location can accommodate up to 500 students. The campus is a technology enabled learning environment that includes science and computer laboratories, library facilities, offices, and meeting areas. The current enrolment trend suggests Lakehead-Orillia may soon outgrow its present location. Several sites are under consideration for the permanent campus, including the Huronia Regional Centre.


Student life

Lakehead's campus radio station is CILU-FM 102.7. The station also broadcasts on the Internet. The student newspaper is The Argus. Students can also participate in various activities in numerous clubs ranging from student government to multi-cultural and athletics. The two campus pubs, The Outpost, and The Study Coffeehouse serve as gathering places for many campus community activities and performing venues. Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... CILU is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 102. ... The Argus is the student newspaper from Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. ...


For outdoor enthusiasts, popular summer activities include kayaking, hiking, camping and rock climbing. In the winter, hockey, snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling are among students' favorites.


The university is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the Lakehead Thunderwolves. CIS Logo Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ... The Lakehead Thunderwolves are the athletic teams that represent Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. ...


Facts and Stats

  • By student enrolment, the Social Sciences & Humanities is the largest faculty at Lakehead 32.3%, followed by Professional Schools 20.0%, Science & Environmental Studies 14.7%, Engineering 12.2%, Education 11.5%, Business Administration 6.9%, Forestry & the Forest Environment 2.0%, Medicine 0.4%.
  • The majority 51% of Lakehead students are from Northwestern Ontario. Out of province and international students account for 6.3% and 2.7% respectively. The remaining 40% come from other parts of Ontario.
  • Lakehead ranks among the best performing universities in Canada at the country's premiere collegiate business competition. In 2006, Lakehead business students placed 3rd overall in the final rounds of the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) hosted by Queen's University at Kingston. [5] In 2003/2004, Lakehead was among the top six teams in Canada at the ICBC, with eight students qualifying for the final round in 4 of 8 competition categories. [6] The ICBC is the largest and oldest student business competition in Canada. This was the 23rd year that Lakehead students had participated in this competition, and they had frequently performed among the top undergraduate business schools in Canada.
  • In 2005, a team of Lakehead Electrical Engineering students won 1st place and received $10,000 cash as part of the Innovation Award from Telus and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for their award winning design- a control system for an inverted pendulum.[7][8]Lakehead students were also among the top three teams at the 2006 Ontario Engineering Competition, securing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins in half of the competition categories. [9]. The team later went on to the 2006 Canadian Engineering Competition and took 1st place in the Engineering Communications Category. [10]
  • Lakehead Civil Engineering students had consistently placed among the top ranking teams at the U.S. National Steel Bridge Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction. Each year, an estimated 200 universities participate in this prestigious event with the top 50 regional finalist teams competing for top honors at the U.S. national competition. Lakehead has qualified for the national finals every year since 1999, and had finished in the top five in 4 of the 5 years between 2002 and 2007. In 2007, Lakehead finished 4th overall, and in 2006- 5th, 2003- 5th, 2002- 2nd, 2001- 10th. [11] [12] The 2nd place win in 2002 was achieved with an all-female team- a first in the competition's history. [13]
  • Lakehead University is home to one of the top Ancient-DNA laboratories in the world. The Paleo-DNA Laboratory was the first University affiliated laboratory in Canada to become accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for forensic DNA testing.
  • The Faculty of Forestry & the Forest Environment offers the only nationally-accredited forestry program in the Province of Ontario. The new Lakehead University Nutrient Ecology (LUNE) laboratory supports cutting-edge research to study how different land use practices impact water quality and flow in forest operating areas, and to identify environmentally sustainable harvesting methods, as well as compare different forest management scenarios. Major forestry/environmental research projects had attracted funding and support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the private sector.
  • Between 1989 and 1993, Lakehead University students and the University's School of Outdoor Recreation garnered national attention for mounting the 5-year Sir Alexander Mackenzie Canada Sea-to-Sea Bicentennial Expeditions.
  • With over 2250 staff and faculty, Lakehead University is one of the largest employers in Thunder Bay.
  • The majority of the international students at Lakehead are from China, India, and the United States.
  • By percentage of total student population, Lakehead University has one of the largest aboriginal student communities in Canada.

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Controversy

In early 2006, LU President Fred Gilbert made international news when he limited expansion of the campus wi-fi network, citing potential long term health effects. The controversial move had sparked outrage with students on campus and among Internet tech-bloggers. [14]. Gilbert (a zoologist) maintained that "the jury is still out on the long term effects of electromagnetic waves on human physiology" [15]. Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ...


In February 2006, Lakehead University was the subject of an Ontario Human Rights Complaint, by Spencer Rowe, an aboriginal man, who was the Native Access Program Coordinator, Teacher and Counsellor. Violations cited in the filing include, race, sexuality, creed among others. [citation needed]


In August 2006, Lakehead University sparked controversy by initiating a multi-phase student recruitment campaign that featured posters and an Internet website showing an image of the current U.S. President George W. Bush with the caption, "Yale Shmale", "Graduating from an Ivy League University doesn't necessarily mean you're smart." Some 60 poster ads were distributed around the downtown Toronto core. The website has drawn national and international attention and was defended by the university chancellor and president, Frederick Gilbert, as "a tongue-in-cheek way of getting attention." Some visitors to the website, outside observers, alumni, and students, including the president of Lakehead University's student union, however, have been critical of the appropriateness of the recruitment campaign which appeared to mock a foreign head of state and another university for recruitment purposes. [16]A CTV poll conducted a week into the Yale Shmale campaign showed public response was almost evenly split, but a slim majority voted in favor of it. [17] George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Coat of Arms

"Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure on a Chief Gules in front of a rising Sun issuant from the base of the Chief Or between two Candles enflamed proper each surmounted of an open Book also proper edged and bound Gold a Portcullis chained Sable." Image File history File links Size of this preview: 335 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (389 × 695 pixel, file size: 71 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The coat of arms was the official mark of Lakehead University. ...


Crest: "On a Wreath Or and Azure on Water Barry wavy Argent and Azure in front of a Rock growing therefrom a Pine Tree a Canoe paddled by an Indian Brave and Canadian Trapper."


Motto: "Ad augusta per angusta" (Achievement through effort)


Notable Alumni

  • Steve Ashton - Minister of Water Stewardship/MLA Thompson, Government of Manitoba
  • Joseph Baratta (posthumously)
  • Glenn Bindley - President and CEO, Redlen Technologies
  • Richard Buset - Managing Partner, Buset & Partners LLP
  • Patricia Christie - Educator, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • James Clay - President & CEO, J. T. Insurance Services (Canada) Ltd.
  • Betty Coates (postthumously)
  • Ken Davis - CEO, Snugabye Inc.
  • Helen Donis-Keller - Educator, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Ronald J. Duhamel - Former Member of Parliament, Senator
  • Lorne Everett - Chief Scientist and Senior Vice-President, The Shaw Group; Chancellor, Lakehead University
  • Karen Gavan - Chief Operating Officer, Transamerica Life Canada & AEGON Fund Manager
  • Joe Geofroy - Vice President, Research and Development, Convedia Corporation
  • John Arthur Gordon - President and Chairman, Service Corporation International (Canada) Ltd.
  • Robert Gregor - Retired President, CEO Marathon Paper Inc.
  • Frances Guzzi Picherack - President, Petrine Consulting Inc.
  • Adam Hacke - Author, playwright and screenwriter
  • Dave Hansen - Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, CA Inc.
  • Geoffrey S. Hill - Process Technology Leader, Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc.
  • Heather Houston and Richard Lang - World Curling Champions
  • Harry Jaako - Chair and CEO Discovery Capital
  • Goyce Kakegamic - Deputy Grand Chief, Nishnawbe - Aski Nation, and Artist
  • David Krahn - Owner/President, Krahn Engineering
  • John Lagadin - Founder, Direct Energy Marketing Ltd. Founder, Alliance Pipeline
  • Jim Lalonde - Research Director, Codexis
  • Stephen Low - IMAX film maker, director
  • Rick Lovat - President/CEO, Lovat Inc
  • Joseph Logozzo - Past President, Iron Range Bus Lines
  • Robert Mace - President, Thunder Bay Hydro
  • Robert W. Mason - Global Strategic Alliances & Business Development, Daimler Chrysler AG
  • Lyn McLeod - Canadian Politician
  • Dennis McPherson - Native Educator, Lakehead University
  • Tony Miele- President and CEO, Ontario Realty Corporation
  • E.J. Dusty Miller - Member of Order of Ontario, Former Thunder Bay Mayor,
  • Glenn A. Miller - Chairman, PenEquity Management Corporation
  • Tom Mustapic - CFO, MetalCorp Limited; Associate Director of Education, Thunder Bay District Catholic School Board
  • Mark Nevar - CEO, Thurston Machine Co. Ltd.
  • Margaret Page - Member of the Order of Canada
  • Arnold Park - President & CEO, McCain Foods (Canada)
  • Richard Patina - President and CEO, Lombard Canada Ltd.
  • Anthony J. Petrina - Retired President & CEO, Placer Dome; Chairman of the Board, Miramar Mining Corporation
  • Gary Polonsky - Founding President & Vice -Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • H.W. (Harvey) Schilke - President & CEO, Protek Systems
  • Peter Prior - Managing Director & Vice President, National Operations, BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Jim Sanders - Member of the Order of Canada; President & CEO, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
  • Diane Schoemperlen - Governor General’s Award-Winning Author
  • Jamie Sokalsky - Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Barrick Gold Corporation
  • William Dwight Roberts - President and CEO, Vision TV
  • Lillian Thomas - City Council/Secretary of Urban Aboriginal Opportunities, City of Winnipeg
  • Denis Turcotte - President & CEO, Algoma Steel Inc.
  • John Valley - Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Affairs, Tembec Inc.
  • Dave Wotton - Assistant Deputy Minister, Manitoba Conservation
  • Ora Zabloski - Director and Principal, AMKOR Enterprises Ltd. (The AMKOR Group)

Steve Ashton (born February 29, 1956 in Surrey, England) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Ronald J. Duhamel, PC , Ph. ... Stephen Low (b. ... Lyn McLeod (born 1942) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Dusty Miller was a Canadian politician who served as the first woman mayor of Thunder Bay, Ontario. ... Gary Polonsky is the president of University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College. ... Diane Schoemperlen is a Canadian poet, novelist and short story writer. ...

Distinguished Researchers and Instructors

  • Graham Borradaile
  • Ken Brown
  • Alan Day
  • Said M. Easa
  • Kim Fedderson
  • Laurie Garred
  • W.G. (Bill) Heath
  • David Holah
  • Frederick M. Holmes
  • Alan N. Hughes
  • Manfred M. Kehlenbeck
  • Stephen Kinrade
  • Peggy H. knowles
  • Murry Lankester
  • Jeanette Lynes
  • Azim Mallik
  • Margaret McKee
  • S. Ali Mirza
  • Roger H. Mitchell
  • Doug Morris
  • Inderjit Nirdosh
  • Umed S. Panu
  • Vireshwar V. Paranjape
  • S. Penny Petrone
  • Tom Potter
  • Rao Puttagunta
  • Mike Richardson
  • Ken Rotenberg
  • Victor C. Smith
  • Bruce Strang
  • Darlene Steven
  • Jane Talyor
  • Neil Weir


See also: List of Ontario universities The province of Ontario, Canada is home to the following universities: Brock University (St. ...


External links

  • Lakehead University Official Site
  • Lakehead University Student Union Official Site
  • Lakehead Thunderwolves Official Site
  • Ontario Plaques - Lakehead University
  • BBC on Yaleshmale.com Controversy

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Lakehead University evolved from the Lakehead Technical Institute which was established on June 4, 1946, by an Order-in-Council of the Province of Ontario.
The Lakehead University Act, 1965, was given royal assent by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on June 22, 1965, and came into force on July 1, 1965.
It is a university in the north with the responsibility of bringing to Northwestern Ontario an understanding of a broad range of the basic academic disciplines as well as knowledge of the province, nation, and world.
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Lakehead is a university with a dual role.
The University of Alberta is situated along the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River in the heart of the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Lakehead University is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, at the head of Lake Superior.
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