About Us

In February 2016, Lakehead University and Georgian College announced they will launch more than 20 new degree programs and transfer pathways at campuses in Barrie and Orillia over the next five years. The first of the new programs began in September 2017 and with another two launching in September 2018.

Lakehead and Georgian are already the two largest postsecondary institutions in Simcoe County. Together, we currently serve nearly 3,000 degree students – 1,430 at Lakehead and 1,550 in Georgian’s University Partnership Centre. We have room for an additional 800 students at Lakehead Orillia and 1,200 students at Georgian’s Barrie Campus.

With existing exceptional facilities at both Lakehead and Georgian, we can deliver a comprehensive university experience to more degree students.

Campus infrastructure includes:

  • Combined facilities worth $540 million and covering more than 196 acres.
  • Laboratories, classrooms, libraries, restaurants, residence buildings, fitness centres and more.
  • Videoconferencing technology to serve students across the region and the province.

Meeting the needs of students and employers

Benefits to students

  • Experience the best of university and college education in many integrated programs, earning both a university degree and college diploma in four years.
  • Be innovators who combine academic scholarship, applied skills and critical reasoning to contribute to their workplaces and communities.

Benefits to employers

  • Benefit from relevant programming to meet the evolving needs of the local economy.
  • Hire job-ready graduates with creative skills and mindsets who can hit the ground running.