In 2012-13, I had the pleasure to be part of our Board of Governors' strategic planning process which articulated a new mission for Lakehead University – to be recognized as an innovative comprehensive university that teaches students how to think, not what to think.
This year's Annual Report has many stories about how we are transforming the communities we serve – whether it's opening a new Faculty of Law that will increase access to justice for people living in Ontario's north or sharing our expertise in ancient DNA analysis with archaeologists around the world.
I am proud to say that Lakehead is home to exceptional and unconventional students. They are passionate about their individuality and their communities. And they have the courage and drive to realize their dreams and succeed in their own ways.
We believe our students want an innovative comprehensive university where they have the highest chance of success. We believe in the diversity that comes from having students from many cultures and traditions. And we believe they want the intellectual freedom to pursue the unconventional.
Go online to: report.lakeheadu.ca to read the full 2012-13 Annual Report.
It's a great opportunity to read fascinating stories about the discoveries and achievements of our faculty, students, donors, and friends who make Lakehead University such a vibrant academic community.
Thank you. Merci. Miigwetch.
President and Vice-Chancellor
A few report highlights