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October 29, 2019
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Faculty Lounge Closure - Thursday, Oct. 31

Please note that the Faculty Lounge will be locked for set up & event preparation on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

We appreciate your understanding and finding alternate exits during this time. For any questions or concerns, please contact Conference Services at (807) 343-8799 or

Take the Next Step in Your Education – Apply for the Consecutive Bachelor of Education Program

Are you in your final year of studies? What do your plans look like for next year?

Applications are now open for the Consecutive Bachelor of Education program at both Lakehead Thunder Bay and Lakehead Orillia! Spend the next two years immersed in the field of education qualifying you to become a certified teacher.

Take the next step in your education and advance your career with a Teacher Education degree. An education degree is your passport to the world with teaching opportunities spread across the globe. For more information about the program and admission requirements, visit us here.

The deadline to apply is December 1. Start your application today by visiting 

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.

Participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day - Wednesday, Nov. 6

Lakehead University has planned a fun and educational program of activities for Grade 9 students for Take Our Kids to Work Day for both Lakehead Thunder Bay and Lakehead Orillia, which includes job shadowing in the afternoon.

Pre-registration to the event is required by November 1, 2019. If you are a parent, guardian or family friend of a Grade 9 student who will be bringing a child to work, please register your child by completing the general liability waiver and emailing it to Please indicate if the student has any food allergies and their T-shirt size!

Lakehead University takes safety very seriously. Please note that due to safety concerns, students are not permitted to access laboratories, studios, mechanical/electrical areas, nor partake in hazardous activities or be exposed to hazards.

To download the waiver form for registration and the agenda, please click here.

Pension Information Session - Wednesday, Nov. 6

There will be a Pension Information Session held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10:00 am and again at 2:00 pm in ATAC 5035 on the Thunder Bay campus and OA 3007 on the Orillia campus (by videoconference).

The sessions will be hosted by Clint Mason, Manager of Pension Services.

The sessions will cover the different types of pensions, information specific to Lakehead University’s pension, and retirement options available to pension members, as well as answering any questions attendees may have about Lakehead University’s pensions.

Please confirm your attendance in advance by calling or emailing Clint Mason, using the contact information below.

Clint Mason, HBComm, CFP, CPA, CMA
Manager of Pension Services
(807) 766-7287

Lab Software Requests

The Technology Services Centre (TSC) routinely refreshes the computer software installations in Computer Labs and Classrooms in preparation for the Winter term. This provides an opportunity for academic staff to review their requirements.

In order for TSC to meet an end of December deadline for completion of the software refresh, ALL requests must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.

Anyone making a request is reminded that they should NOT assume that any software will be left on the computers, beyond TSC’s standard deployment (Microsoft Office, Adobe reader, Anti-Virus, etc.).

Requests should be made through the online form which will automatically create a ticket in the Desktop queue with all relevant information found in the form. Please insure you provide the following information when filling out the online form:

  • Lab Room Number
  • Application Requested (include the application version)
  • Term(s) software is needed for
  • Where the application can be found / sourced
  • Copy of the applicable license or “right to use” document from the vendor
  • Support information (Requestor’s responsibility)

Please note, support is the sole responsibility of the requestor. If adequate support is not provided, TSC may not be able to install software until issues are resolved.

For  additional information, please contact Mason Holroyd, Manager Server, Desktop & Client Services at 807-343-8102 or