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Lakehead is tops in undergrad research

University in national rankings for third consecutive year
Lakehead ATAC building

Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University was named Canada’s top undergraduate research university for the third consecutive year.

Research Infosource, a leading national publication on policy, research and innovation, scored Lakehead first on its annual Top 50 rankings.

The University of Waterloo finished on top in the comprehensive category. The University of Toronto ranked first in the medical/doctoral category.

“Lakehead’s success in research and innovation has been steadily growing for years,” said Lakehead president and vice-chancellor Brian Stevenson in an Oct. 27 news release.

“That is due, in part, to the collaborations we enjoy with various industry, government, and community partners. Because of those partnerships, Lakehead is able to offer more research opportunities to our researchers and students.” 

Andrew Dean, Lakehead’s vice-president of research and innovation, attributed their success to the dedication of its research and economic development-innovation teams.

“We’re excited that Lakehead has earned the top spot three years in a row,” he said. 

Lakehead’s placement at the top of the undergraduate category is based on a scoring system of research inputs and outputs.

"Lakehead University is demonstrating a consistently high level of research performance among its undergraduate university peers, both in terms of research income and publication output,” said Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource.