(October 27, 2011 " Thunder Bay, ON) 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
"These results," says Dr. Stevenson, "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."
"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."
For more information about living and learning at Lakehead University visit http://mylakehead.ca/ and watch Lakehead's newest video promoting Fall Preview Day in Thunder Bay on December 6, 2011.
Start your Lakehead journey by experiencing our campuses from the comfort of your own home. Visit lakeheadu.ca/virtualtour to get started!
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Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for a multidisciplinary teaching approach that emphasizes collaborative learning and independent critical thinking. Over 8,280 students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work at campuses located in Orillia, and Thunder Bay, Ontario, which is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Lakehead University promotes innovative research that supports local and regional socio-economic needs. In Orillia, development continues on building a campus that meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDÂ®) standards.