Lambton College receives global recognition for research and entrepreneurship

November 14, 2016


SARNIA, November 14, 2016 – The accolades keep rolling in for Lambton College.

The College was recently honoured with two global awards of excellence in the areas of Applied Research and Entrepreneurship.

The awards were announced during the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) International Awards of Excellence, which took place in Vitória, Brazil.

Awards were distributed in seven categories, recognizing best practices from post-secondary institutions around the world.

Lambton College was awarded the silver medal in Applied Research for demonstrating excellence in addressing real-world challenges through applied research.

The College also took home the bronze medal in the Entrepreneurship category for implementing innovative entrepreneurial activities on an international scale through Enactus Lambton’s One Seed Project.

“Lambton College has a global reputation for being innovative, visionary, productive and entrepreneurial,” says Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College. “Our work in the areas of applied research and entrepreneurship have had a major impact on economic development not only in our own community, but in Canada and around the world. I am incredibly proud of Lambton College’s global accomplishments and thrilled to see both of these groups recognized on an international level.”

In total, 20 colleges and polytechnic institutes from around the world were recognized for innovative and inspirational projects. The winning recipients in each category were selected by a judging committee with representatives from China, Tanzania, United Kingdom and United States.

It’s been a year of great achievement for Lambton College, who recently ranked first in Ontario and third in all of Canada for research activity. The annual ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges released by Research Infosource Inc. 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.

Earlier this year, Lambton College claimed a national gold award for Innovation in Applied Research Excellence from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), the national organization that represents publicly supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics in Canada and internationally. Just a few days prior to accepting the CICan award, the College also received an Outstanding Business Achievement Award on behalf of the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce in the Innovation category.

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