Lakehead's 2009 Fall Preview Day Opens Doors to Prospective Students

(December 3, 2009 —Thunder Bay, ON) Lakehead University is pleased to welcome hundreds of prospective students from around the city and region, alongside their families and friends, to Fall Preview Day which takes place across various campus areas on Friday, December 4.  One lucky student who attends this informative event will have a chance to win his or her first year of Lakehead tuition – compliments of the University’s Office of Student Affairs.      

“This day is open to all students who are interested in learning more about Lakehead University and the many wonderful educational opportunities it offers,” explains Brianne Kirkpatrick, Regional Recruitment Officer. 

Fall Preview Day is an annual opportunity for prospective students to interact with Lakehead University faculty and staff, explore the campus, and gain an intimate understanding of Lakehead’s programs and student service offerings.

“The schedule for this year’s event offers improved flexibility,” Kirkpatrick adds.  Students, family, and friends will have the opportunity to customize their day and choose from a wide variety of activities, hands-on interactive sessions hosted by various departments, and information sessions categorized by academic major.  Attendees can also learn about international exchange opportunities, staying active on campus, how to prepare for medical school or graduate studies, as well as opportunities for online and distance learning. 

A group of specially designed “Family and Friends” sessions provide valuable information to family members, guardians, and supporters of prospective students, and offer guidance and tips for use when completing and submitting university applications in future.  Attendees can also opt to take a campus tour, visit the Faculty Information Fair and Student Life Expo, or enjoy lunch in the University’s main cafeteria. 

The Fall Preview Day schedule and registration are available online at



Media: Brianne Kirkpatrick is available for media interview.  To arrange interview times, please contact Brianne directly at 807-346-7877 or 807-251-7333. 

Excellent photo opportunities are available at various Fall Preview Day activities including:

11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Bioinformatics Interactive Session - How Flu Drugs Work
Virtual Reality Lab, ATAC 5040

11:45 a.m.  and 12:45 p.m.
Bioinformatics Interactive Session - Extracting DNA from a Banana
CB 2050

12:30 p.m.
Engineering Interactive Session - Lakehead's 2009 Award Winning Student Steel Bridge 
CB 1044

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
First Year Free tuition Giveaway

Heather Scott, Communications Officer (807-343-8177 or, and Eleanor Abaya, Director of Communications (807-343-8372 or are available if more information is required. 

About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,700 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit

Last updated December 03, 2009

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