Lifelong Learning

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 LUMINA (Lakehead University Music in Action) Concert Series features world-class guest and faculty artists in the intimate setting of the Jean McNulty Recital Hall. Learner concerts, masterclasses, and workshops by visiting clinicians and lecturers further enrich learners’ professional training.
Type
Concert
Location

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.

Type
Program
Location
Online

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.

Type
Workshop
Location
The Third Age Learning Lakehead (TALL) Lecture Series is a series of interesting and thought-provoking lectures to residents of Orillia, Thunder Bay, and the surrounding area to stimulate our minds and discussion.
Type
Lecture Series
Location
Hybrid