Lakehead is a comprehensive University with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. The University evolved from the Lakehead Technical Institute , which was established in 1946. At both campuses, their faculty, staff, programs, and services team up to provide an extensive range of learning choices and alternatives that offer an unbeatable combination of quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, the university acknowledges all of it’s students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to their institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience as a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. It also promises excellence in research. Lakehead is the proud host to nine Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities .
In September 2006, the Orillia Campus opened its doors at Heritage Place with a charter class of 104 students. The University opened a second Orillia location on University Avenue in 2010, which offers a full campus experience with residence and cafeteria facilities.
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