ON provides $1 M to Lakehead for expanded remote presence initiative

May 28, 2015

Ontario is providing $1 M through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for Lakehead University to expand remote instruction initiatives in the North. The funds will be used to establish immersive technology telepresence systems in Kenora and Sioux Lookout, enabling students in those communities to access real-time classroom instruction alongside students at Lakehead’s Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses. The technology allows programs to be offered to students in these communities even if the enrolment numbers are low. Lakehead is working with Confederation College, Contact North, and the Keewatin Patricia District School Board on this project and others designed to bring PSE to learners in northern ON. TBNewsWatch.com | ON News Release