Lakehead University Alumni Magazine

Construction begins in Orillia

Published November 02, 2009
Groundbreaking Ceremony
Lakehead celebrated the groundbreaking for the Orillia Campus last June with community members and donors as well as students, faculty, staff, alumni volunteers, and senior administration.

"This occasion marked a significant milestone for Lakehead University as well as the City of Orillia and County of Simcoe," said Paul Weber, Chair of the Your Bright Future capital campaign. "All of the local municipalities are on board and see the strategic value of this project. The Lakehead University Orillia Campus will be Canada's foremost "green" campus and it will encourage research partnerships, new business, and new industry in Simcoe County.

Read more about the Your Bright Future capital campaign.


Architectural  Rendering

The Honorable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced in September 2009 that the federal government was investing $13M in the Orillia Campus through its Knowledge Infrastructure Program. "Our government is investing in innovation and infrastructure to promote employment, help our economy recover quickly, and improve the quality of life of Canadians," he said at a media conference on campus in Orillia. "These investments are creating jobs for people now, while providing the infrastructure these post-secondary institutions need for years to come."

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