from the President & Vice-Chancellor
Stepping up to face a challenge – whether it’s developing wearable technology for firefighters or advocating for better palliative care in First Nations communities – requires grit and persistence.
The personal determination I see every day in our learning spaces and laboratories at Lakehead Orillia and Lakehead Thunder Bay inspires me in my role as President and Vice-Chancellor.
Our exceptional faculty and staff empower tomorrow’s groundbreakers and change-makers through research and experiential learning opportunities, access to global learning, and pathways for students facing barriers to the university experience.
At Lakehead University, our deep and authentic commitment to our diverse population of students from around the world is evident in all we do, every day.
Lakehead University is guided by a Strategic Plan and Academic Plan. These documents are interconnected and interdependent, akin to the relationships and partnerships we, as an institution, nurture across our campuses and the communities we serve. From expanding academic programming, and industry and research partnerships, to listening to our Indigenous leaders, and establishing alliances with universities around the world, our plans keep Lakehead committed to providing all of our students with the chance to become those who will dare, defy, and discover.
This year, we opened the doors to our Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Sciences (CASES). Within CASES is Ingenuity, a place where creativity and inspiration are bound only by imagination. Facilities such as CASES are essential, not only for attracting top students and researchers, but for providing our students with the spaces and labs they need to discover new ideas, and discover their unique potential.
This annual report offers a glimpse of the accomplishments our University community has enjoyed over the past year. I am certain that the achievements of yesteryear, bolstered by the dedication and passion for our University that lives in each of our students, professors, researchers, staff, alumni, donors, and partners, will only further our success.