Lakehead University – Research Success Boosts Ratings

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Lakehead UniversityTHUNDER BAY – Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario is continuing to expand its role as a research-intensive university. LU reports, “In a recent supplement in the National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Hill Times, Research Infosource Inc. announced the designation of Lakehead University as one of the “Top Three Research Performers” in the undergraduate category for Research Intensity Growth and Research Publication Growth over the past decade”.

Research Infosource, a division of The Impact Group, is Canada’s source of research and development intelligence. It provides business intelligence and analysis on science, technology, research and development, and innovation.

“This designation is evidence that our researchers and facilities are of world-class calibre.  We are both proud of and thankful to all the researchers who have contributed to this tremendous accomplishment,” says Dr. Brian Stevenson, President, Lakehead University.

Dr. Stevenson notes that Lakehead’s areas of excellence in research include Aboriginal Studies, Advanced Technology, Biorefining and Bioproducts, Biotechnology, Culture and Society, Environmental Studies, Health and Wellness, Materials Science, and Northern Studies, all of which support the institution’s strategic priorities.

Lakehead University’s Office of Research is particularly pleased with this designation because it reveals the institution’s collective research successes as opposed to basing success simply on annual funding allotments.

“Among other goals outlined in Lakehead’s 2007-2012 Strategic Research Plan was that of being recognized as one of the top 25 research-intensive universities in Canada within the next five to ten years,” says Dr. Rui Wang, Vice President (Research), Lakehead University.

“When this goal was initially discussed, we knew it would take a lot of hard work and perseverance to achieve, but this honour proves that Lakehead University is heading toward this goal with determination and confidence.”
Dr. Wang looks forward to sharing some of the University’s outstanding research successes with the community at the upcoming Research and Innovation Week 2011, being launched on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at Intercity Shopping Centre.

To learn more about Lakehead University’s Office of Research, please visit http://research.lakeheadu.ca.

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