Lakehead plans to divest from fossil fuel holdings

November 30, 2020

Lakehead University has announced its plan to divest from its fossil fuel holdings by 2023 after approval from the Board of Governors. Following expert consultations and feedback from the university community, the Board decided the divestment reflects the institution’s goal of becoming a leader in sustainability, and is consistent with its current Strategic Plan and Sustainability Action Plan. “Lakehead University has a responsibility to be pro-active in facing the challenges associated with climate change through education, research, and its investments,” said Lakehead president Moira McPherson. “I am especially proud of our students, who continue to show their commitment and leadership to addressing this global issue.” Lakehead (ON)