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Lakehead Launches Unique University Program in Resource and Environmental Economics

(May 4, 2010 – Thunder Bay, ON) Lakehead University has added another degree program to its already extensive roster.  The Honours Bachelor of Science in Resource and Environmental Economics is a unique program in Canada, and Lakehead faculty members are confident it will give students a leading edge in their careers – particularly in the area of policy analysis in the resource and environmental sectors.

Offering courses commencing fall 2010, the program combines the analytical content of economic analysis with the scientific literacy and knowledge of natural resources, science, and the environment. 

Dr. Andrew Dean, Dean of Lakehead’s Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, notes the unique learning elements this new program provides students, and its applicability to changing times.  “Students will benefit from a combination of the academic intensity of an economics degree and the scientific depth and breadth of an environmental science degree – a marriage of science and social science.”  Dr. Dean adds the new degree covers matters at the forefront of today’s ever-changing society, and is well placed to generate the expertise and value-added human capital needed to drive the economy during these times of challenging economic transition.

Those interested in finding out more may contact:

Dr. Andrew P. Dean

Dean, Science and Environmental Studies, Lakehead University
Tel: 807-766-7211


Dr. Livio Di Matteo
Chair, Economics Department, Lakehead University
Tel: 807-343-8545

MEDIA: Dr. Dean and Dr. Di Matteo are available for media interview today.  To arrange interview times, please contact Heather Scott, Communications Officer, at 807-343-8177 or

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 May 04, 2010

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