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Lakehead U Named Research University of the Year - Undergraduate Category

October 24, 2006

Lakehead University is making a name for itself as a research-intensive university.

Today, Research Infosource Inc. announced that it has designated Lakehead University the "Research University of the Year" in the undergraduate category. Each year, Research Infosource publishes a special "Canada’s Innovation Leaders" supplement in the National Post and the Ottawa Citizen. Canada’s Innovation Leaders shines the spotlight on the country’s most innovative universities and corporations. Overall, Lakehead moved from 38th place to 29th among the Top 50 Research Universities this year, and was ranked 1st overall in research income growth and 1st in its category in research intensity.

Research Infosource, a division of The Impact Group, is Canada’s source of R&D intelligence. It provides business intelligence and analysis on science, technology, research and development, and innovation.

"This designation of Research University of the Year, and the upward movement of our rank in the Top 50 Research Universities is evidence that our researchers and facilities are of world-class calibre," says Dr. Rui Wang, Vice President (Research) at Lakehead University. "Lakehead’s goal, as initially outlined in our draft strategic research plan for 2006-2010, was to become one of the top 25 research intensive universities in Canada within the next 5-10 years. When this goal was discussed last year, we knew it would take a lot of hard work and determination, but our last year’s success proves that this goal sets up the right direction and is reachable."

Three universities gain Research Infosource’s designation of Research University of the Year by university type (Doctoral, Comprehensive, and Undergraduate) for their outstanding performance on a balanced set of input and output measures for 2005. These full-service universities demonstrated superior achievement both in earning research income and in publishing research in leading Canadian and international scientific journals.

Dr. Wang is available for interview by calling Marla Tomlinson at 343-8177.



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