Thunder Bay's Lakehead University was declared Ontario’s number one university in the undergraduate research category of this year’s annual ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities, as reported by Re$earch Infosource.
Lakehead placed second in the same category, last year.
“This result confirms what we already know at Lakehead University – that research and innovation can be a thriving and growing part of universities our size,” said provost and vice-president-academic, Dr. Rod Hanley in an Oct. 18 release. “We have exceptional faculty, students and community partners who are passionate and driven about changing the world.”
“Lakehead has performed admirably on a balanced set of research input and output/impact metrics,” said Ron Freedman, CEO of Re$earch Infosource which compiles Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List. “The university should be proud of its researchers' success.”
“Research is a fundamental component of Lakehead University,” added Lakehead president Brian Stevenson, “as it has a direct impact on regional economic development by supporting local industry, training an innovative workforce, and facilitating the introduction of leading-edge products and services to the market.”
When looking at all of Canada’s universities, Lakehead finished second, up from fourth, last year, in the undergraduate research category.
Calculating the undergraduate research category involves examining a number of factors, including the total amount of research dollars received by Lakehead University, research intensity (total research income per full-time faculty member), and research output based on articles published in peer-reviewed literature.
For details on the full list go online at: www.researchinfosource.com/top50_univ.php