The Department of Computer Science at Lakehead University has been recognized as one of the top Computer Science programs in Canada in the Maclean's 2021 post-secondary evaluation rankings.
Notably, in this ranking Lakehead University is the only small, undergraduate-focused institution on the list amidst many larger schools.
“We are proud of this achievement and of our graduates, who have a 100% employment rate and are currently some of the highest paid university graduates in Ontario,” said Dr. Vijay Mago, Chair of Computer Science.
“Our intention is to continue to align high impact, industry relevant research with the learning outcomes and course content in our undergraduate program so that graduates have the skills to thrive in today’s technology career paths,” Dr. Mago added.
Lakehead's courses are updated regularly with cutting edge, relevant and high demand content including pattern recognition, big data analytics, image processing, natural language processing, deep learning, machine learning, neural networks, cyber security and optimization algorithms.
For those interested in pursuing a research career, Lakehead's Masters program contains a Vector Institute recognized Artificial Intelligence specialization with many opportunities to contribute to research and industry focused initiatives.
Lakehead's graduate students have had success in receiving research funding from bodies such as NSERC, SSHRC, MITACS, ONCAT, the Canadian Revenue Agency and the university also collaborates both domestically and internationally with industry partners.
In addition to Lakehead's focus on teaching and research, the Computer Science department consistently engages in collaborative initiatives with other institutions.
For those interested in obtaining a college diploma and a university degree, the HBSc Computer Science is offered in partnership with Georgian College as a dual diploma/degree that can be completed in four years of full-time study. Additionally Lakehead is working with many international institutions to create opportunities for co-ops, exchanges and dual degrees.