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$earch Infosource 2015,
2016, 2017, 2018.
138% INCREASE IN TOTAL RESEARCH FUNDING – over the last 15 years
Ranked as the top performer in CANADA:  NOT-FOR-PROFIT RESEARCH INCOME in the undergraduate category by Re$earch Infosource for the period 2013-17
Corporate Sponsorship: Ranked third among Canadian undergraduate universities in Re$earch Infosource’s SPOTLIGHT ON UNIVERSITY CORPORATE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS 2013-2017 in terms of Corporate Research Income
Total Research Dollars:  Among Canada's Primarily Undergraduate Universities (Maclean's University Rankings), Lakehead ranked 1st in 3 of the past 5 years.
280% 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

  • 10 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