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  • ExcEptional.UnconvEntional.

    2014 Viewbook |

    laKEHEaD UnivERSitY | 2014 Viewbook

    955 oliver Road | thunder Bay, ontario | P7b 5e1 | (807) 343-8110500 University Avenue | orillia, ontario | L3V 0b9 | (705) 330-4008

    toll Free: 1 (800) 465-3959 | |

  • ConneCt with LAkeheAdthis Viewbook is just the beginning. Continue your exploration of Lakehead University online through our prospective student website:

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    Campus tours

    Lakehead University offers personalized campus tours throughout the year, Monday to Friday, at times convenient to you. A Campus tour really is the best way to discover if Lakehead is the right fit for you. Plan to spend a morning, afternoon, or the entire day as you explore our campuses and the communities we belong to.

    book your tour today:

    Fall Preview days

    Spend an event-filled day with your family and friends discovering the rich world of opportunity that awaits you at Lakehead University.

    orillia campusSaturday, october 26, 2013

    thunder Bay campustuesday, december 3, 2013

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    tHiS BooK iS all aBoUt YoU. itS aBoUt HElping YoU gEt FRom wHERE YoU aRE to wHERE YoU want to BE, EvEn iF YoU aREnt SURE wHERE tHat iS YEt. itS aBoUt giving YoU tHE oppoRtUnitY to BE paRt oF tHE UnivERSitY, not jUSt a StUDEnt attEnDing tHE UnivERSitY. itS aBoUt EncoURaging YoU to EmBRacE tHE UnconvEntional anD ExpERiEncE tHE ExcEptional.

  • ExcEptional. UnconvEntional.

    a mEmbEr of oUr commUnity hElping thE widEr commUnitytyson grinsEll | Bachelor of education/honours Bachelor of arts (GeoGraphy)

    as an active volunteer in his hometown while growing up, tyson knew that he wanted to continue to help out when he enrolled at lakehead. when he arrived here, he discovered countless opportunities to contribute to both campus life and the wider community, while still finding time to complete his concurrent honours bachelor of arts and Education degrees. his volunteer efforts didnt go unnoticed, as he received an ontario medal for young volunteers in 2013 from the honourable david c. onley, lieutenant governor of ontario.


    85% of oUr classEs havE fEwEr than 50 stUdEnts, 50% havE fEwEr than 25


  • contEnts3 prEsidEnts wElcomE

    4 city of orillia

    5 city of thUndEr bay

    6 hUb to thE world

    8 aboriginal cUltUrE

    10 athlEtics

    12 associations & clUbs

    13 stUdEnt sUccEss

    14 living at lakEhEad, orillia

    16 living at lakEhEad, thUndEr bay

    18 scholarships & financial aid

    20 social sciEncEs & hUmanitiEs

    24 sciEncE & EnvironmEntal stUdiEs

    28 arts & sciEncE

    30 bUsinEss administration & commErcE

    32 EnginEEring

    34 natUral rEsoUrcEs managEmEnt

    36 tEachEr EdUcation

    38 hEalth & bEhavioUral sciEncEs

    42 northErn ontario school of mEdicinE

    43 law

    44 how to apply


    20 social sciEncEs & hUmanitiEs English general arts history indigenous learning languages music northern studies philosophy political science sociology visual arts womens studies outdoor recreation, parks & tourism

    24 sciEncE & EnvironmEntal stUdiEs anthropology applied bio-molecular science bioinformatics biology chemistry computer science Economics Environmental studies general science geoarchaeology geography geology mathematics physics resource and Environmental Economics water resource science

    28 arts & sciEncE anthropology criminology English Environmental sustainability geography interdisciplinary studies media studies

    30 bUsinEss administration & commErcE

    bachelor of administration honours bachelor of commerce

    32 EnginEEring chemical Engineering civil Engineering Electrical Engineering mechanical Engineering software Engineering

    34 natUral rEsoUrcEs managEmEnt Environmental management forestry

    36 tEachEr EdUcation concurrent bachelor of Education consecutive bachelor of Education concurrent bachelor of Education (native Education) honours bachelor of Education (aboriginal) native language instructors program

    38 hEalth & bEhavioUral sciEncEs gerontology psychology kinesiology nursing social work

    42 northErn ontario school of mEdicinE

    43 facUlty of law

  • 3yoUr UnivErsity yEars will dEfinE thE rEst of yoUr lifE.dont lEt thEm bE typical.lakehead university offers you an exceptional and unconventional university experience. We are a community of educators and learners, nurturing scholarship, together, to expand knowledge and make a positive difference in the world around us. at lakehead, were about how to think, not what to think.

    We are one university with two homes in ontario. our thunder Bay and orillia campuses provide world-class education environments surrounded by the beautiful outdoors. We value the learner-centred student experience one filled with academic exploration and inquiry, enhanced by the best in recreational and social activities.

    as we celebrate our heritage as a vibrant canadian university, we are excited by the global connections and outreach currently underway. Whether you are arriving to study with us from afar, or are a canadian student embarking on one of our international exchanges, lakehead university is proud to open our doors to all corners of the world.

    i challenge you to take on the adventure of a lifetime, and to be transformed through a university experience that is far from ordinary.

    Brian J.r. stevenson, ph.d president & Vice-chancellor

    EstablishEd as a UnivErsity in 1965

    53,000 alUmni aroUnd thE world

  • city of orilliaTake advanTage of coTTage counTry all year round in orillia, where lake couchiching

    meeTs lake simcoe. imagine jumping inTo The lake afTer class or going for a bike ride

    along The shore To clear your mind in The middle of wriTing an essay. and, if you wanT

    To experience The ciTy for a weekend, ToronTo is jusT over an hours drive away.

    at the centre of orillia is a 10 kilometre paved link in the trans canada trail that winds through the city connecting its parks, heritage sites, and the port of orillia. the city also benefits from numerous museums, among them the stephen leacock Museum, orillia Museum of art & history and the opp Museum. additionally, the orillia opera house is home to a number of musical and theatrical performances throughout the year.

    Whatever the season, and whatever your interests, the city of orillia offers you a unique place to call home.

    did you know about orillia?

    1867 orillias birth year - the same as canada

    21 cultural and recreational festivals held each year in orillia

    3 downhill and cross-country ski hills within 30 minutes of orillia

    20 Minute walk from campus to the movie theatre, restaurants, and stores to suit all interests

    opp orillia is home to the ontario provincial police headquarters, provincial police academy, and Museum


  • city of thUndEr bayiTs hard To imagine a more beauTiful place To compleTe your universiTy degree

    Than The norThern shore of lake superior. along wiTh counTless ouTdoor

    recreaTional acTiviTies jusT ouTside your fronT door, Thunder bay offers

    big-ciTy ameniTies in The comforT of a TighT-kniT communiTy.

    thunder Bay enjoys three world-class downhill and cross-country ski centres nearby, as well as excellent curling and hockey facilities in the winter. summer activities include sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, swimming, jogging, cycling, camping, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and golf.

    other attractions include fort William historical park, the 1,500 seat state-of-the-art community auditorium, the thunder Bay symphony orchestra, professional live theatre performances, and the annual Blues festival. in addition, many shopping options and fine-dining experiences are available.

    did you know about thunder Bay?

    5,373 Kilometres run by terry fox before stopping his Marathon of hope just outside of thunder Bay

    93 nhl players call thunder Bay their hometown - the highest per capita

    6th Most culturally diverse community of its size in north america

    112 number of years the free weekly outdoor concert series, summer in the parks, has been running

    183 length in metres of the eagle canyon foot suspension bridge - the longest in canada!


    ovEr 100 km of bikE paths

  • 6HUB TO THe wOrldStudying at Lakehead can be a truLy internationaL experience. each year, we

    weLcome StudentS from around the gLobe who bring their unique cuLtureS

    and worLdviewS to our community. additionaLLy, we have exchange partnerShipS

    with univerSitieS around the worLd offering you a once-in-a-Lifetime chance to

    experience the worLd whiLe compLeting your degree.

    Brenda AbokhaiInternational Student from: lagos, Nigeria

    Political Science - Pre Law, Thunder Bay

    I came to Lakehead because of the small class sizes and the nature-filled environment. But the University offered me so much more. I got involved in the African and C