Lambton College takes top spot among Ontario research colleges
November 3, 2016
SARNIA, November 3, 2016 – Lambton College has arrived.
According to Research Infosource Inc., which released its annual list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges today, Lambton College has solidified its position as a national leader in applied research, taking the top spot in Ontario and third in Canada.
The findings are based on data obtained through a survey of publicly-funded colleges and from financial statements, which include funding received from both internal and external sources to the organizations.
In 2015, Lambton College recorded a 32.7 per cent increase in research revenue, totalling $7,025,000, up from $$5,292,000 in 2014.
Lambton College recorded one of the biggest jumps on the list, moving from number 11 in 2015 to number three in this year’s ranking, surpassing former Ontario college front-runners such as George Brown College, Sheridan College and Niagara College.
The rankings also revealed that Lambton College ranked first in Canada for the number of paid research students (students involved in applied research projects that were paid for their work) at a medium-sized college.
“Lambton College is committed to providing applied research, innovation and commercialization to industry and businesses with clear economic, social, environmental, educational and health impact for our community, our province and our country,” says Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College. “Applied research has provided an excellent experiential learning platform for our students. Lambton College is a leader in applied research in Canada which it is depicted in these new rankings.”
“Ranking as one of the top research colleges in Canada is exceptional news for Lambton College! Our national success in Applied Research is the direct result of strong collaborative work between the College, industry, community and government organizations,” says Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Dean, Applied Research & Innovation at Lambton College. “It’s these collaborative projects that allow us to provide advanced and applied training for our students and faculty, while helping our partners achieve their socio-economic goals.”
"Lambton College has a great story to tell," said Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource. "In only three years, they’ve jumped 14 spots, landing in the third spot in this year’s national rankings. These numbers are reflective of the expanding projects and partnerships being completed at Lambton College and solidifies their position as a leader in applied research and development.”
Lambton College’s Applied Research Department was formed in 2007. Since then, the College has received more than $20 million in funding from federal and provincial agencies.
Last year, Lambton College carried out 104 projects with direct involvement of 99 research students, 34 faculty and staff researchers and 23 co-op placements.
For more information on Applied Research & Innovation at Lambton College, go to lambtoncollege.ca/research.
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