Lakehead University

Lakehead University is a modern, student-centered University with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia in Ontario, Canada. The University offers bachelor's degree programs through nine faculties including Engineering, Business Administration, Education, Law, Medical School, Natural Resources Management, Science & Environmental Studies, Social Sciences & Humanities, and Health & Behavioral Sciences.
  • Average Tuition CAD 24,000
  • Students 8,680
  • International Students 6%
  • Total Annual Cost CAD 37,000
  • Intakes Fall Spring
  • Application Deadline March 1 November 2
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Lakehead University offers bachelor's degree programs in over 57 fields, including Bioinformatics, Aboriginal Education, Criminology, Environmental Studies, Medicine, Law and Philosophy. The University ensures innovative courses, approachable professors, warm environment and smaller class sizes for a better learning experience.

The University offers accommodation on both campuses through residence halls, apartments and townhouses. The residences provide ample social opportunities to students through talent shows, game nights, festivals and cultural outings. The institute also offers guidance to international students on financial assistance, housing, course selection, health insurance and visa.

  • 01Ranked as Canada's #1 undergraduate Research University for 2015-2017, by Research Infosource.
  • 02Ranked in the Top 10 primarily undergraduate Canadian Universities, by Maclean's 2018.
  • 03Notable alumni include distinguished public servants, industry CEOs, award-winning authors and members of the Order of Canada.

Bachelor Programs

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Aboriginal Education

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Aboriginal Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

    This 5-year degree leads to an Honours Bachelors of Education (HBEd) at Lakehead University.

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    Anthropology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

    This 4-year degree leads to an Honors Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (HBASc), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Honors Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Education (HBA/BEd) at Lakehead University.

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    Applied Life Sciences

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including bio-molecular research in anthropology, physics, chemistry, and biology.

    This 4-year degree leads to a Bachelors of Science (BSc) or Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) at Lakehead University.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Bioinformatics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living things, and the use of computers to collect and organize biological information.

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    Biology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology, and recombinant DNA technology.

    This 4-year degree leads to a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Education (BEd), Honors Bachelor of Science (HBSc), and an Honors Bachelor of Environmental Science (HBESc). This degree offers Concentrations in Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Biodiversity and Conservation, Neuroscience, Natural Science, and Biology and Chemistry at Lakehead University.

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    Business

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

    This 3-year degree leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration (B Admin), and an Honors Bachelor of Business Commerce (HBComm) at Lakehead University.

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    Chemistry

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

    This 4-year degree leads to a Bachelor of Education (BEd), Honors Bachelor of Science (HBSc). With specializations in Medical Sciences and Biology and Chemistry at Lakehead University. 

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    Computer Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

    This 4-year degree leads to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Honors Bachelor of Science (HBSc) at Lakehead University.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Criminology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Economics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

    This 4-year degree leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and an Honors in Bachelor of Arts (HBA). The program also provides specializations in Mathematics and Economics as well as Economics and Political Science at Lakehead University.

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    Education

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Engineering

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    Engineering: Chemical

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

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    Engineering: Civil

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Engineering: Electrical

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Engineering: Mechanical

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Engineering: Software

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems.

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    English

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; Chemistry at.

    This 4-year program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA), Bachelor of Education (BEd), and an Honors Bachelor of Education (HBEd). The specializations offered in this degree are English and French, English and History, Philosophy and English, English and Women's Science at Lakehead University.

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    Environmental Management

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Mangement. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

    This 4-year degree leads to an Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry (HBScF) degree. This degree offers specializations in Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Management, Conservation Planning and Management, and Sustainable Land Use at Lakehead University.

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    Environmental Studies

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity. 

    This 4-year program leads to an Honors Bachelor of Environmental Science (HBESc), Honors Bachelor of Environmental Studies (HBES), and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are Biology, Earth Science and Geography at Lakehead University.

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    Environmental Sustainability

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Sustainability. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity. 

    This 4-year degree leads to an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (HBASc) degree at Lakehead University.

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    Forestry

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forestry. The program offers courses that focus on forest-related sciences, mapping, statistics, harvesting and production technology, forest management, and forest improvement.

    This 4-year program leads to an Honors Bachelor of Science in Forestry (HBScF) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are Forestry Management, Forest Health and Protection, and Forest Products and Marketing at Lakehead University. 

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    General Arts

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Lakehead Arts One. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Indigenous Learning, Political Science, History, Outdoor Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Visual Arts, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Music, and Linguistics.

    This 4-year degree leads to an Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA) and Bachelor in Education ((BEd) degree. 

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    General Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Lakehead Science One. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Anthropology, Biology, Economics, Geoarchaeology, Geology, Mathematics, Water Resource Science and Environmental Studies.

    This 4-year degree leads to an Honors Bachelor of Science (HBSc), and a Bachelors of Education (BEd) degree. 

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    History

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

    This 4-year program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors Bachelor in Outdoor Recreation (HBOR), Bachelor in Education (BEd), and an Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA). The specializations offered in this degree are History with English, Philosophy or Political Science Majors, and History and English at Lakehead University. 

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Indigenous Learning

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Indigenous Studies
    The program offers courses that focus on the study of politics, anthropology, history, religious studies, and conflict resolution. 

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Kinesiology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Kinesiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Kinesiology including the physiological, ergonomic, biomechanical and psychological processes of movement. 

    This 4-year degree leads to an Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology (HBK), and Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree. 

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    Languages

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

    This 4-year program leads to a Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA), Bachelor of Arts (BA), and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are French, English and French, French and Philosophy, and French and History.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Mathematics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology, and other mathematical specializations.

    This 4-year program leads to an Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor in Education (BEd), Honors Bachelor of Science (HBSc), and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are Mathematics and Economics, Mathematical Physics and Mathematics and Physics.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Media Studies

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

    This 4-year program leads to an Honors Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (HBASc) degree.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Medicine

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

    This 4-year program leads to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. 

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    Music

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

    This 4-year program leads to an Honors Bachelor of Music (HBMus), Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA), and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree.

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    Natural Resource Management

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Natural Resource Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of ecosystem management including Social, Economic, and Environmental issues. 

    This 4-year degree leads to an Honors Bachelor of Science in Forestry (HBScF) and an Honors Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management (HBEM) degree. 

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    Natural Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Natural Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including Life Systems, Biological Literacy, and Environmental Science.

    This 4-year degree leads to a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Honors Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation (HBOR) and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree. This degree offers specializations in Natural Science. 


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    Northern Studies

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Northern Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the Social and Physical Sciences, Indigenous Learning, Political Science, Economics and Sociology.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Nursing

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the variety of outdoor recreational activities as well as Nature-Based Therapeutic Recreation.

    This 4-year degree leads to an Honors Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation (HBOR), Bachelor of Education (BEd), Bachelor of Arts (BA), and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. This degree offers specializations in Nature-Based Therapeutic Recreation, Geography, History, Women's Studies and Natural Science. 

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Philosophy

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

    This 4-year program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA) and a Bachelor in Education (BEd) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are Psychology and Philosophy, Philosophy and English, Philosophy and French, History and Philosophy, Indigenous Learning and Philosophy and Philosophy and Political Science.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Physics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

    This 4-year program leads to an Honors Bachelor of Science (HBSc), Bachelor of Science (BSc), and a Bachelor in Education (BEd) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are Mathematical Physics, Physics and Mathematics and Physics. 

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    Political Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

    This 4-year program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are Political Science (Pre-Law), Economics and Political Science, Political Science and History and Philosophy and Political Science. 

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    Psychology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

    This 4-year program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA), Bachelor of Education (BEd), Bachelor of Science (BSc), and an Honors Bachelor of Science (HBSc) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are Psychology and Philosophy, Psychology and Gerontology, Psychology and Philosophy, Psychology and Women's Studies and Specialized Honors in Psychology.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Resource and Environmental Economics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Resource and Environmental Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Economics Political Science, Biology and History.

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Social Work

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

    This 4-year program leads to an Honors Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are Gerontology, Indigenous Learning, Women's Studies and Indigenous Learning. 


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    Sociology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

    This 4-year program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA), and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree. The specializations offered in this degree are Sociology and Sociology and Women's Studies.

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    Visual Arts

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

    This 4-year degree leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts (HBFA), and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree. 

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Water Resource Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Water Resource Science. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

    This 4-year degree leads to an Honors Bachelor of Science (HBSc) degree. This degree offers specializations in Applied Environmental Management. 

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Women's Studies

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

    This 4-year program leads to an Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA), Honors Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation (HBOR) and a Bachelor in Education (BEd). The specializations offered in this degree are Women's Studies and English, Gerontology and Women's Studies, History and Women's Studies, Indigenous Learning and Women's Studies, Specialized Honors in Psychology, and Sociology and Women's Studies at Lakehead University.

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  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1100
  • Minimum ACT 24

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    The University offers a number of scholarships and bursaries, including the merit-based Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships for international students.

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          • Testimony
            , Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry Cambridge, ON

            When I was considering attending Lakehead University, I remember speaking to the dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management, who told me “if you want to be anonymous, don’t come here.” Those words stuck with me, and when I visited Lakehead University for the first time, I knew it was the school for me. YYA big part of obtaining a post-secondary education is about the connections that you make while working towards your degree, a central focus of the one-of-a-kind Natural Resources Management Program. For students who love the outdoors and want to make a difference in the responsible management of natural resources, this program is one to consider. What I like most about Lakehead is the close-knit school community, the open door policy with professors and the practical, hands-on learning afforded by our faculty.YYThunder Bay is a fantastic place to go to school, with all the amenities of a large city, yet a very supportive, active community and unparalleled outdoor recreation just minutes from the downtown. Opportunity knocks everywhere around campus—whether volunteering for one of the many student societies, participating in off-campus field trips or working alongside professors and graduate students, there is a myriad of learning opportunities outside the classroom, which is the real draw for students. After completing the program, I will be very well qualified to obtain work in the natural resources field or to further my studies in graduate school. The opportunity to learn in such a supportive school community where everyone is committed to seeing you succeed makes Lakehead University a cut above for those seeking a unique and fulfilling post-secondary education.

          • Testimony
            2001-2005, BSc. Nursing

            When I was deciding which university to attend, there were two essential qualities I was looking for. I wanted to pursue an undergraduate degree in the health sciences and I wanted to attend a school where I could compete on a varsity Nordic ski team. The best school with that combination was right in my hometown of Thunder Bay! I know now that this decision was the right one.In addition to varsity skiing, I have been a part of a number of exciting initiatives at Lakehead. One included travelling to Sandy Lake, a remote aboriginal community of Northern Ontario to conduct a sports program for youth. I also served as Vice-Chair of the NaHSSA Chapter at Lakehead (National Health Science Student’s Association) and in this capacity I was able to bridge collaborative events to more students in the future. The most unique quality of Lakehead University is the sense of community. Staying in my hometown to attend university has allowed me to form many new friendships while maintaining old ones. Best of all, I have access to high quality education in the beautiful northern city of Thunder Bay!

          • Testimony
            2003-2007, BA Anthropology/BSc Natural Science Biology

            "I chose Lakehead University because it's close to home, and it was the perfect place for me to continue to develop my skills and knowledge and meet great people. Anthropology is a very diverse, broad field and the small classroom sizes are advantageous for in-depth discussion and presentations. I love that anthropology is a big mix of disciplines! Anthropology is the study of humankind in the context of time and culture, and so much more. Outside of class, I occasionally contribute to the student newspaper, the Argus, and I am looking forward to being even more involved with Orientation this year, as a student ambassador! Within the city, I enjoy good company, biking and walking on the trails, swimming at Hazelwood Lake, seeing wildlife at Mission Marsh, going to see the occasional bands at Kilroys and the Apollo, and checking out new art at Definitely Superior Artist Run Centre. My advice to future students is to be involved with the whole process of applying to university, making choices and taking things into your own hands, and this way it will make the experience even more personal!