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Lakehead University offers an exceptional and unconventional education that can help you become who you want to be.
The University’s focus is nurturing scholarship. Lakehead is an innovative, comprehensive university that values the potential in all its students, giving them the highest chance of success. For every student who knows what they want to achieve and is committed to their own success, we provide an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community.
Over 8,700 students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at Lakehead Orillia and Lakehead Thunder Bay, home to Ontario’s first new Faculty of Law in 44 years and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's West Campus. Lakehead is consistently among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities in Maclean’s Magazine University Rankings), as well as ranking highly in Canada for its innovative research (Re$earch Infosource).
Lakehead Orillia maintains its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) status.