I am an LU Alumni and I grew up in a small town in Northern Ontario (Manitouwadge), four hours northeast of Thunder Bay. I spent many years going to the city as it was the closest one to our hometown and I have fond memories Thunder Bay.
When I completed high school I wanted to get as far away from my hometown as I could and so I decided to attend the University of Western Ontario (Western) in London. I stayed for two years and realized that, while the school and the city were beautiful, it just wasn't a "fit" for me. I would meet a person one day and they wouldn't remember me the next...
I transferred to Lakehead University to be closer to home and to complete the last two years of my four-year bachelor's degree - it was one of the best moves I've ever made. Not only did I feel at "home" in Thunder Bay, and at Lakehead, but the faculty and the culture of the University inspired me in ways I did not expect. The learning environment was one where the professor knew you by name (not by number), and was one where [again] you felt at "home".
I have several friends who also attended Lakehead and have gone on to become successful professionals. I have a successful career and have traveled the world (and lived throughout Canada and overseas for my career), and I AM truly proud to be a Lakehead University graduate and to have had the opportunity to live in Thunder Bay.
Thank you Lakehead.