Lakehead University

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Lakehead University
Lakehead University
Lakehead University offers a broad range of degree and diploma programs across 10 faculties. The main campus, in Thunder Bay, is also home to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. If you’re looking for an exceptional and unconventional university experience that includes small classes, experiential learning and lots of interaction with your professors, Lakehead University is your university.

Sightings of foxes, beavers and deer are common, while at the centre of campus, man-made Lake Tamblyn offers a prime fishing spot in spring and fall, and doubles as a skating rink during the winter. A tunnel system that connects most campus buildings comes in handy on cold winter days. Thunder Bay is somewhat isolated from big cities, but affordable flights connect it to Toronto, Winnipeg and beyond. The Orillia campus, a 90-minute drive north of Toronto, offers a unique interdisciplinary arts and science program with majors in criminology, environmental sustainability and media studies.

Standout programs

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Kinesiology
  • Business


Non-Canadian citizens who are entering Lakehead University from a high school, or who are transferring from an international college or university, will be considered for an Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship. The scholarship is available to the top international students applying to Lakehead University.

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