Lakehead University

955 Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay

About University

Thunder Bay Campus – Nestled under the shadow of the stoic Sleeping Giant, our Thunder Bay campus is among the most picturesque in the nation. Fieldwork and hands-on learning are integral to a high number of our programs, taking advantage of the vibrant, natural laboratories right in our backyard. Our northern landscape also presents ample opportunity for world-class outdoor sports and activities. Students here can opt to take a ski break or hiking trip between study sessions and maintain an ideal work-play balance with ease. A professional education is likewise only a few steps away: students have easy access to the classrooms and facilities belonging to a wide array of professional options, including kinesiology, forestry, business, engineering, education, social work and law.


Orillia Campus – Located just one and a half hours drive north of Toronto, the 500 University Avenue campus is the first in North America to be entirely built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification standards. The original campus site, located at Heritage Place (downtown Orillia), continues to provide a learning environment for students with direct access to the historic downtown area. The Orillia campus offers a unique interdisciplinary studies option, which combines the arts and sciences, as well as programs in business, education, and social work. “Maclean’s Magazine”‘s annual University Rankings places Lakehead in second place among Ontario’s Primarily undergraduate Universities.


 Student life

Students can’t study all the time! When they come to Lakehead, it’s important to have a well-rounded student experience. So they should get involved, have fun and show their Thunderwolf school spirit!

From taking part in student clubs and academic student societies to playing a sport and cheering on their teams to enjoying residence life and making lifelong friendships, there are so many ways to actively shape one’s educational experience