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Lakehead University

Lakehead University

Photos by contributors Peter and Gloria - Posted July, 2012

Lakehead University

Plaque Location

The District of Thunder Bay
The City of Thunder Bay
At Lakehead University, at the intersection of
Lakehead University Drive North and Agora Circle
south of Oliver Road


Coordinates: N 48 25.358 W 89 15.666

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Plaque Text

In response to a brief from Lakehead educators and business representatives outlining northwestern Ontario's need for an institution of higher education, a provincial Order-in-Council established the Lakehead Technical Institute in 1946. Two years later the Institute was opened in temporary quarters on Cumberland Street, Port Arthur. An act of 1957 gave control of the institute to the Board of Governors of the newly-created Lakehead College, constructed that year on land donated by the City of Port Arthur. The original Lakehead College Act was amended in 1962 to permit the granting of degrees in Arts and Science. In 1965 Lakehead University was created by a provincial Act and conferred its first degrees.

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