Facts and Figures

Research at Lakehead: A Commitment to Discovery, Innovation, and Achievement

In recent years, Lakehead has markedly proven its commitment to research and innovation:

CANADA’S RESEARCH UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR in our peer category: Re$earch Infosource 2015,
2016, 2017
 
138% INCREASE IN TOTAL RESEARCH FUNDING – over the last 15 years
 
Ranked as the top performer in CANADA: NON-PROFIT RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS in the
undergraduate category by Re$earch Infosource for the period 2010-14
 
Corporate Sponsorship: Ranked third among Canadian undergraduate universities in Re$earch
Infosource’s SPOTLIGHT ON UNIVERSITY CORPORATE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS in terms of Corporate Research Income, 2017
 
RANKED 1ST IN TOTAL RESEARCH DOLLARS 8 OF THE PAST 10 YEARS among Ontario universities (in Maclean’s Primarily Undergraduate Category)
 
RANKED 1ST AMONG CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES IN TOTAL RESEARCH DOLLARS FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS (in the Primarily Undergraduate Category in Maclean’s University Rankings)
 
338% INCREASE IN FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS – over the last 15 years
 
32% INCREASE IN NUMBER OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS – over the past 10 years

A highly skilled and dedicated team of experts, including

  • 11 Canada Research Chairs
  • 4 Lakehead University/Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Research (TBRHRI) Chairs
  • 12 Lakehead Research Chairs (past and current)
  • The success of seven spin-off companies, numerous patents, and invention disclosures

A dedication to six strategic research priorities:

  • Advanced Systems & Technologies
  • Cultures, Societies & Social Justice
  • The Environment & Natural Resources
  • First Nation, Metis & Inuit (Aboriginal) Research
  • Health Research Across the Life Span
  • Northern Studies