Lakehead University - Thunder Bay

Lakehead University is a mid-sized, student-centered, comprehensive university. Lakehead students are offered a unique experience that combines opportunities for an active lifestyle with integrated student supports in a collaborative learning environment.

In Maclean’s magazine’s 2016 University Rankings, Lakehead placed second overall in Ontario among primarily undergraduate universities, and eighth overall in Canada among primarily undergraduate universities. Lakehead is first among Ontario's primarily undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars and Social Sciences & Humanities Grants.

With 85% of classes having fewer than 50 students, and 50% of classes having fewer than 25, our students are able to engage in a more meaningful classroom experience that ultimately contributes to their success in graduate school and careers beyond university.

Lakehead University, for the second year in a row, has been ranked the #1 Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities, released annually by Re$earch Infosource. Many undergraduate students are given opportunities to participate in paid research while still completing their undergraduate degree. Our employment rate of 94.4% (above the provincial average) within 2 years of graduation attests to the success of a smaller university experience.

Lakehead University's Thunder Bay campus surrounds the McIntyre River system and includes the beautiful Lake Tamblyn and wooded walking trails, offering students the opportunity to enjoy both their natural and academic environments. Many of our programs provide students with unparalleled access to outdoor labs and hands-on learning, whether it be on campus, the Canadian shield, the boreal forest, or on the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior.

Lakehead University has over 60 programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level including: Applied Life Sciences; Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism; Medicine; Law; Business; Forestry; Environmental Management; Interdisciplinary Studies; and a unique Engineering program in which students can earn both a diploma and degree in just four years.

For more information, visit our Lakehead University website or call 1-800-465-3959.