Lifelong learning is a form of self-initiated education that is focused on personal development, and pursuing special interests, and passions.
Lakehead University offers innovative programs, continuous learning courses, and community lectures in support of the interests and needs of our communities.
Humanities 101 is a community-based outreach program which ensures that community members who have a love of learning have access to a university-level educational experience despite financial or social barriers.
Building on Humanities 101, Humanities 201 allows for graduates of Humanities 101 to continue their lifelong learning journey and remain connected to a supportive community as alumni of a Lakehead University ancillary program. Programming involves two events per semester. In the recent past, we have had events addressing food security, health, and Indigenous cultures.
The Ontario Master Naturalist Program (OMNP) is a community program established by Lakehead University Orillia in partnership with Ontario Nature. The first of its kind in Canada, the OMNP provides naturalists and those interested in nature and environmental stewardship the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and expertise of the natural world through formal training and guidance.
The Ontario Master Naturalist Workshops (OMNW) offer a wide variety of topics to broaden your knowledge and expertise of the natural world. Workshop topics include an introduction to all of the species of Ontario dragonflies and damselflies, identifying fish families and species, sedge habitats, mammal tracking, fungi identification, and more.