Lakehead University named Research University of the Year for fifth consecutive year

First time a University has topped the list five years in a row

Research Infosource has named Lakehead University Canada’s Research University of the Year in the undergraduate university category.

It is the first time a university in Research Infosource’s undergraduate category has been ranked Research University of the Year five years in a row.

“Lakehead University’s high-calibre research is thanks to the dedication of our researchers and their partners, including communities, industry and government,” said Dr. Moira McPherson, Lakehead’s President and Vice-Chancellor. “I would like to thank Lakehead’s many researchers and their partners for helping the University earn this unique honour.”

Lakehead’s placement at the top of the country’s undergraduate universities category is based on the university standing out on a balanced scorecard of research inputs and outputs, according to the annual ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities by Research Infosource, Canada’s source of research and development intelligence.

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Lakehead University’s Vice-President, Research & Innovation, said earning Research University of the Year for the fifth year in a row was the result of the exceptional success and dedication of Lakehead’s researchers, and the hard work of Lakehead’s Office of Research Services and Economic Development and Innovation.

“Our partnerships show that we are producing research that is relevant and has an impact locally, nationally and internationally. We are very proud of this designation but certainly know that we didn’t get to this level on our own,” he added.

Research Infosource examined several factors in reaching its determination, including the total amount of sponsored research funding received by Lakehead University, research intensity per faculty (total research income per faculty member), research intensity per graduate student (total research income per graduate student), total number of publications, publication intensity, and publication impact.