Research News

Lakehead University's researchers are making a difference through their outstanding, innovative research:

November 30, 2018 - Lakehead University’s new CASES building will inspire top-tier research and innovation

October 25, 2018 - Lakehead named Research University of the Year for fourth consecutive year

October 15, 2018 - Lakehead researchers exploring new ways to diagnose cancer, understand animal habitats and optimize energy use

March 8, 2018 - Lakehead University celebrated exceptional researchers at the R and I Awards of Excellence reception

March 7, 2018 - Mitacs will help Lakehead University and Health Research Institute scientists improve outcomes for patients

December 8, 2017 - Ontario Supporting Agri-Food Research in Thunder Bay

October 20, 2017 - NSERC awards $2.3 million to Lakehead researchers

August 16, 2017 - Lakehead University researchers receive Canada Foundation for Innovation funding

June 29, 2017 - Lakehead University’s two new Canada Research Chairs receive CFI grants

April 10, 2017 - Study finds Lake Winnipeg plastics greater than or comparable to Great Lakes

April 7, 2017 - Canadian Bar Association awards Lakehead Law Professor grant for comparative human rights

March 31, 2017 - Boosting Post-Secondary Research and Training in the North

  • New Facility for Engineering and Sciences to Support Innovation and Create Jobs

March 27, 2017 - Lakehead University included in the Queen Elizabeth II Scholars Program

March 9, 2017 - Lakehead University’s Research and Innovation Awards celebrate exceptional work and perseverance

March 3, 2017 - Lakehead University launches Research and Innovation Week with several surprises

January 17, 2017 - Lakehead University professors will discuss Ghostbusters 2016 and Trump

December 8, 2016 - Major funding for research on when oxygen first entered Earth’s atmosphere

December 2, 2016 - Federal Government announces new Canada Research Chair at Lakehead University

November 10, 2016 - Canada and Ontario invest in post-secondary infrastructure at Lakehead University

  • $9.5-million investment will create jobs, expand research and foster innovation

October 27, 2016 - Lakehead University Research Ranked Number One in Canada, again

September 28, 2016 - Lakehead University receives funding for research on important social issues

July 21, 2016 - Professor from Singapore launches new Sustainable Communities Speaker Series

July 13, 2016 - MOU creates research opportunities for Lakehead University, FAPEMIG

May 11, 2016 - Lakehead’s Biorefining Research Institute creates an important advisory committee

  • BRI advisory committee established.

February 19, 2016 - Ontario Investing in Job Creation at Lakehead University

  • The Government of Ontario Supports Research at Lakehead.

February 10, 2016 - Lakehead University professor renewed as Canada Research Chair

  • Lakehead CRC renewed.

October 30, 2015 - Maclean's ranks Lakehead among Canada's Top 10 universities, again

  • Lakehead ranks well again.

October 15, 2015 - Lakehead University research ranked first in Canada

  • Continued research success.

October 7, 2015 - Lakehead University professor co-authors paper on Homo naledi

  • Lakehead University’s Dr. Matt Tocheri is a co-author of a paper published in Nature Communications.

September 17, 2015 - Lakehead anthropologists tracing origins of food production in Northern Ontario

  • Uncovering the most northern evidence of farming in the ancient Americas.

April 13, 2015 - Lakehead Announces Four New Canada Research Chairs

  • Lakehead University is receiving $2 million to support four new Canada Research Chairs whose important research and work includes the fields of green chemicals, Indigenous mental health, fisheries, and human diversity.

December 22, 2014 - Lakehead’s SSHRC grant recipients examining lead exposure, climate change

  • New SSHRC Grants for Lakehead University researchers.

December 19, 2014 - Collaborative mining research project wins innovation award

  • Breakthrough in mineral analysis.

December 11, 2014 - 50 Research Stories Will Celebrate Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary

  • A celebration of past research achievements.

September 10, 2014 - Lakehead researchers receiving nearly $350,000 from CIHR

  • Support for health-related research.

August 14, 2014 - International Success for Lakehead Research Team

  • The researchers of the future.

July 15, 2014 - Lakehead Researchers Examine Europe's Oldest Frozen Mummy

  • A journey into the past.

July 14, 2014 - Lakehead’s NSERC Grant Recipients Examining Wind Energy, Climate Change

  • Striving to further knowledge.

June 16, 2014 - Local Business Partners with Lakehead Researchers on “Big Data” Project

  • Web-based business partners with a Lakehead University software engineering team.

April 2, 2014 - Two Lakehead Students Win Provincial Scavenger Hunt’s Grand Prizes

  • Local Research Matters Virtual Scavenger Hunt winners.

March 6, 2014 -Lakehead University’s Research Awards Celebrate Excellence

  • Lakehead R&I Awards Reception held.

January 15, 2014 - Lakehead University Receives CFI Grant for Greener Mining Technology

  • Lakehead University researchers will soon be able to take waste from the forest industry to create environmentally-friendly, bio-based chemicals used for mine rehabilitation.

January 10, 2014 - Fulbright Canada Establishes Visiting Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Sustainability at Lakehead University

  • Lakehead University and the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) have agreed to establish a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions at Lakehead.

November 21, 2013 - Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and Lakehead University Scientist developing a new method for breast imaging

  • Lakehead researcher receives support from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

November 20, 2013 - Lakehead researchers receive over $1.4 million from CIHR

  • Lakehead celebrates its success with CIHR.

November 15, 2013 - Lakehead University shares a remarkable year with its 2012-13 Annual Report

  • Lakehead University celebrates its success stories in Northwestern Ontario and Central Ontario through the release of the 2012-13 Annual Report.

October 18, 2013 - Lakehead University Ranks First in Ontario

  • Lakehead performs well in the Re$earch Infosource annual ranking of Canada's Top 50 Research Universities.

September 23, 2013 - Lakehead’s research garden shows dramatic results

  • Orillia students involved in innovative project with a local plastics company.

September 16, 2013 - Lakehead University Researchers Receive SSHRC Grants

  • More than $1.5 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities received by Lakehead faculty and students.

May 21, 2013 - Lakehead University Researchers Receive NSERC Funding Awards

  • New NSERC funding for Lakehead's researchers.

March 4, 2013 - Lakehead University’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration Launched Today

  • Launch of Lakehead's Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration (CESME).

March 1, 2013 - Innovation at Lakehead University recognized with Business Achievement Awards

  • Innovative programs and research activity at Lakehead University's Orillia campus recognized.

February 14, 2013 - Lakehead Celebrates 2012’s Top 10 Research and Innovation Achievements

  • Lakehead University's Top 10 Research and Innovation Achievements for 2012 are recognized.

February 14, 2013 - Lakehead University Names its 2012 Distinguished Researchers of the Year

  • Lakehead's 2012 Distinguished Researchers of the Year.

February 13, 2013 - Lakehead Professors talk about Research Matters and the Future

  • Lakehead University Chemical Engineering Professor Dr. Lionel Catalan and Chemistry Professor Dr. Stephen Kinrade are the perfect pair to help cement Lakehead's reputation as a research-intensive university through the Council of Ontario Universities’ Research Matters Campaign.

February 9, 2013 - Lakehead Donation Creates Northern Lake Superior Research Award

  • A generous donation to Lakehead University’s Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies has allowed the creation of the Northern Lake Superior Research Awards.

February 8, 2013 - Lakehead University Researchers Awarded Large NSERC Grant

  • Dr. Han Chen, Lakehead Professor in Natural Resources Management, and his co-applicants receive major NSERC funding.

January 11, 2013 - Lakehead University Professor’s Book Discusses the Beauty of Bugs

  • Dr. Harvey Lemelin's new book challenges social assumptions about insects.

 November 7, 2012 - Lakehead University Conference Discusses Strength-based Approach in Schools

  • Lakehead conference looks at using a strengths-based assessment in schools.

 November 1, 2012 - Lakehead Ranks Highly Among Ontario Peer Institutions in Maclean’s University Rankings

  • Lakehead shines in Macleans's Rankings.

 October 25, 2012 - Lakehead University Scientists Awarded Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grants

  • New CFI funding for Lakehead supports research programs.

October 22, 2012 - Lakehead University Researchers Receive CIHR Grants Supporting Health Research

  • Improving the health of Canadians.

 October 5, 2012 - Lakehead Professor Hosts Prince Albert II of Monaco in Eastern Canadian Arctic

  • Dr. Chris Southcott recently hosts Prince Albert II of Monaco during the Prince's visit to the Northern communities of Iqaluit in Nunavut and Kuujjuaq in Northern Quebec.

 October 4, 2012 - Lakehead University Professor Recognized by Fraser Institute

  • Dr. Livio Di Matteo joins the ranks of senior fellows of the Fraser Institute

 October 2, 2012 - Lakehead University Awarded SSHRC Grants to Build New Knowledge and Develop Talent

  • Lakehead researchers secure SSHRC funding worth over $1.5 million.

 September 25, 2012 - Lakehead University and University of Minnesota Collaboration Strengthens Both Institutions

  • Building international research collaborative efforts.

September 17, 2012 - Major NSERC Training Grant Awarded to Lakehead University

  • Lakehead University receives $1,647,075 in funding from NSERC to train highly qualified personnel in medical imaging.

July 16, 2012 - Lakehead University Researchers Receive Generous NSERC Funding Awards

  • Lakehead researchers receive funding from NSERC in order to pursue ground-breaking research.

May 25, 2012 - Parks Canada and Lakehead University Collaborate to Develop the Framework for a Lake Superior Shared Knowledge Community

  • MOU to guide research efforts.

May 23, 2012 - Fostering Healthy Local Food Systems Garners National Attention for Lakehead

  • Lakehead University's Food Security Research Network (FSRN) nationally recognized for dedication to community-service learning.

May 21, 2012 - Chemistry Researcher Wins Major Award for New Discoveries in Nanotechnology

  • Lakehead researcher recognized for research contributions.

May 14, 2012 - National Conference Attracts Biorefining and Bioenergy Leaders to Thunder Bay

  • Inaugural BIOFOR Conference held.

May 11, 2012 - New CRC Chair Enhances Lakehead's Reputation for Sustainable Energy Innovation

  • Dr. Sudip Rakshit arrives at Lakehead University.

April 20, 2012 -  Provincial Funds of $1M Support R+D Platform to Revolutionize Non-Invasive Imaging - Xenon polarizer will help move HP gas MRI from bench to market

  • New funding to support work of Lakehead University / TBRRI Research Chair.

March 20, 2012 - SHARCNET - the Final Frontier for Lakehead and TBRRI Scientists

  • 10th anniversary SHARCNET celebrations.

February 17, 2012 - A Week of Celebration, Education, and Innovation

  • Honouring Lakehead's achievements in research and innovation.

February 13, 2012 - Discovery in the Mall

  • Research and Innovation Week 2012 at Intercity Shopping Centre

February 10, 2012 - 7th Annual Research & Innovation Week Celebrates Major Funding Announcement

  • A special week begins with a special funding announcement.

February 6, 2012 - Lakehead Researchers make ground-breaking discovery

  • Important discovery made by Lakehead researchers.

December 5, 2011 - Last Chance Tourism: Lakehead Professor Co-Edits Book on Adapting Tourism in a Changing World

  • "Disappearing" tourism trend.

December 2, 2011 - Lakehead University Music Program Helps Improves Quality of Life for Residents in Long-Term Care Homes

  • Using music to improve the lives of the elderly in long-term care homes.

November 1, 2011 - Jesuit Diary Brings the Past to Life

  • Diary of 19th Century Canadian missionary transcribed and edited by Lakehead researcher.

October 27, 2011 - Lakehead U Moves Up in Maclean's Ranking Survey

  • Lakehead University's Maclean's ranking improves in several areas.

October 12, 2011 - Lakehead SSHRC Researchers Receive Over a Million Dollars in Funding

  • Major SSHRC funding comes to Lakehead.

September 30, 2011 - Thunder Bay Attracts a World Leading MRI Research Scientist with Ties to Harvard University

  • First-ever Lakehead University / TBRRI Research Chair announced.

September 13, 2011 - Improving Quality of Care for Ontario Seniors: Early Researcher Awards Support Three Lakehead Students

  • Improving care for the elderly.

September 12, 2011 - Lakehead University Researcher Recognized Nationally for Improving the Quality of Palliative Care: Dr. Mary Lou Kelley receives Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association 2011 Award of Excellence

  • Research efforts of Lakehead researcher recognized.