Good news for Lakehead University

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Lakehead UniversityTHUNDER BAY – There was good news for Lakehead University in the latest rankings by MacLeans Magazine. The annual report on Canadian Universities has seen Lakehead climb in the rankings. Lakehead University President Stevenson said, “These results bolster our firm belief that Lakehead University offers quality education and strong support to its students. In fact, an Ontario-wide survey conducted by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities says that 96% of Lakehead graduates are employed two years after leaving the University, which is better than the Ontario average and demonstrates that Lakehead attracts good students and positions them well in the competitive job market. This confirms that we provide our students an outstanding education.”

Lakehead University has improved its standing in several measurement categories in the recently released Maclean’s Ranking of Canadian Universities 2011. The Maclean’s ranking separates all Canadian Universities into three broad categories – medical/doctoral, comprehensive, and primarily undergraduate.

This year, Lakehead ranks second overall among the five primarily undergraduate universities in Ontario and has moved up one place among all Canadian primarily undergraduate universities.

Lakehead shows clear strength in several of the Maclean’s categories, which Lakehead University President Dr. Brian Stevenson credits to Lakehead’s faculty and staff. Lakehead University, in comparison to Ontario undergraduate universities, finished:

1st in Total Research Dollars
1st in Social Sciences and Humanities Grants
1st in Library Holdings per Student
1st in Library Expenses
2nd in Student/Faculty Ratio
2nd in Student Awards
2nd in Scholarships and Bursaries
2nd in Library Acquisitions
2nd in Operating Budget
2nd in Faculty Awards

“Even with these positive rankings, Lakehead is constantly striving to improve the student experience,” says Lakehead Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Rodney Hanley. “Lakehead offers an unmatched university experience where students can both live and learn. We value the total university experience – one filled with academic exploration and inquiry, enhanced by the best in recreation and social activities.”

Future students interested in attending Lakehead University can visit www.mylakehead.ca

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