Lakehead University

Lakehead University Students

International Research Facilitator
Phone: 1 (807) 343-8010 ext. 8014

International Student Recruitment
Phone: 1 (807) 346-7859

Manager, International Relations (Latin America)
Phone: +52 55 4510 9803

Video:  Welcome to Lakehead

Lakehead University is a fully-comprehensive Canadian university, with over 85 undergraduate and graduate programs in  eight academic faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering,, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Over 8,500 students study at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, including 1500+ international students from over 70 nations.  Both campuses promise the complete university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities.

In addition to Lakehead’s 63 undergraduate degree programs, the Faculty of Graduate Studies offers 31 Master’s degree programs and nine Ph.D. programs. Lakehead’s English Language Centre delivers academic English and short-term English Innovation Programs throughout the year.  Dynamic, modern, and learner-centred, we acknowledge our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are paramount to our institution.

We also deliver excellence in research; Lakehead is the proud host to eleven Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as our world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory, our Biorefining Research Institute and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Sciences (CASES) .

In 2021, for the second straight year, Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings included Lakehead among the Top 100 universities, ranked on progress toward the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Times Higher Education 2021 Global Rankings listed Lakehead University as Canada’s top university under 10,000 students in the world.  Maclean’s 2021 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities and the #1 undergraduate university in Ontario. From 2015-2019 Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead the #1 Undergraduate Research University of the Year in Canada.

Academic Departments Research and Innovation

Strategic Research Priorities

  • Cultures, Societies, and Social Justice
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Research
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Informatics, New Materials and Technologies
  • Sustainability, Resources, and the Environment

See our Research Plan 2019-2024.

About Thunder Bay

Located on the north shore of Lake Superior, under the protective watch of the Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay is rich in people and resources, and connects Northwestern Ontario to the world. We value our high quality of life and promote a clean, green, beautiful and healthy community that provides economic opportunity, respects diversity and provides affordable and safe neighbourhoods that are accessible to all.

About Orillia

Recognized as one of the premier outdoor recreation areas in Canada, Orillia is at the heart of Lake Country and home to boating, swimming, skiing, walking, hiking, cycling, and much more. From museums to galleries, live theatre, events, festivals, natural attractions, and superior accommodations, Orillia offers visitors the ultimate recreational, cultural, and experiential adventure.

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