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October 01, 2019
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Employee Experience Survey

Lakehead University is launching its first Employee Experience Survey on October 1, 2019.

The Lakehead University Employee Survey is a questionnaire designed to provide a snapshot of Lakehead’s strengths as an employer and identify opportunities for improvement. As we work together to foster environments that reflect our people first philosophy, we’re reaching out to employees to learn about our strengths, and to help identify areas where we can improve.

Please watch for the direct survey email on October 1, 2019 for details on participation and your chance to win one of several great prizes!

For more survey information, please visit the Human Resources website.

Drivers asked to be cautious during Take Back the Night March - Thursday, Oct. 3

The Gender Equity Centre is holding the annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday, October 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Drivers are asked to be cautious as the march will be taking place on campus sidewalks and roads after 8 pm.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Please dress warmly for the weather, as the march will happen rain or shine.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for the event, please contact

Do you know someone who is a forward thinker, energetic and passionate about Lakehead University?

Lakehead University continues to seek interested and qualified persons from Northwestern Ontario, Simcoe County and the GTA to serve on its Board of Governors as external voting members.

The Board Governance and Nominating Committee welcomes members of the University Community to share the link below with desirable candidates, who if given the opportunity, would enhance the workings of the Board.

Serving on the Board of Governors is an opportunity to gain leadership experience, make an impact using any special skills you may have, and meet new people.

The Board of Governors exercises its governance, oversight, and public accountability duties through leadership and delegation in strategic planning, financial stewardship, ethical integrity and risk management regarding the University's objects and purposes, assets, and affairs.

Learn more about the Board of Governors and the nomination process by visiting, or, request information by emailing the University Secretariat at

Nominations for consideration are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed annually by the Board Governance and Nominating Committee.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Federal Election – Advance Poll Station (Thunder Bay campus) and Time Off To Vote

A federal election has been called for October 21, 2019 and there are a number of ways to vote including by advance poll. The Faculty Lounge at Lakehead Thunder Bay will have an advance Poll Station available from October 5 to October 9.

This website outlines the hours and documents required to vote on one of these days.

For eligible voting employees who do not vote by other means, you are entitled to three consecutive hours on Election Day during voting hours to cast your vote under the Canada Elections Act. Polls in the Eastern Time Zone will be open from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.

If an employee’s hours of work do not allow for these consecutive hours prior to the closing of the polls, the employee may, at a time convenient to their supervisor, be absent from work without loss of pay.

For more information, please contact the Office of Human Resources (807) 343-8334 or refer to the Workplace Leaves and Absences for Non-Union Employees policy.

Share Your Lakehead Story

At Lakehead University, we all have a purpose. 

Every day, each and every member of our staff and faculty in Thunder Bay and Orillia has an impact on our students, communities, and real-world problems that require solutions.

Together, we make a difference.

To help us recognize how every member of our university community contributes to advancing Lakehead’s mission with a sense of purpose, we are launching an exciting new initiative that encourages employees to celebrate who you are and what you do at Lakehead University. 

Click here to share your Lakehead story!

After your story has been completed, you are welcome to post on social media using #Lakeheadshareyourstory.

Questions or suggestions? Contact Clayton Browne, Marketing, Branding and Web Development Director at

Lakehead University has a MobileSafety app

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Lakehead University has partnered with AppArmor to give students, faculty and staff a faster way to access resources on campus.

The new MobileSafety app includes emergency contacts, a safety toolbox, and other important resources available at the touch of a button.

Users can easily access Lakehead's walk-safe program, contact security if needed, and use tools that can help in an emergency.

The safety toolbox includes a flashlight, a loud alarm, and the ability to send security a photo. AppArmor custom mobile safety apps improve emergency response in a crisis and make campus security resources more accessible.

To download the app search for Lakehead Mobile Safety or click here. It is available on all IOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. For more information about AppArmor please visit