Lambton College maintains 3rd spot among Canada’s research colleges

Lambton College | November 3, 2017

For the second year in a row, Lambton College has secured its ranking as a national leader in applied research activity. According to Research Infosource Inc., which released its annual list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges yesterday, Lambton College has maintained its ranking as the number three research college in Canada for the second year on a row.

The national findings are based on data obtained through a survey of publicly-funded colleges and from financial statements, which include funding received from both internal and external sources to the organizations.

In 2016, Lambton College recorded a 57 per cent increase in research revenue, totaling $11,038,300 up from $7,025,000 in 2015.

In addition to the aforementioned rankings, Lambton College has also lead in the following categories:

  • #1 in Canada for the number of paid research students at a medium-sized college
  • #2 in Canada for the number of partnerships at a medium-sized college
  • #5 in Canada for research intensity
  • #6 in Canada for research growth

“Lambton College achieving third place in Canada for the second year in a row is a true honour and a testament to the incredible work of our Applied Research Office, faculty researchers, student researchers and our community. Their commitment to commercialization through applied research in partnership with industry and businesses across the province has ensured our successful ranking,” says Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College. “In addition to the exceptional opportunities for our community, applied research also provides an excellent experiential learning for our students to work on collaborative projects with local SMEs and industries, where they gain advanced and practical expertise.”

“Ranking as one of the top research colleges in Canada for the second year in a row is exceptional news for Lambton College!” says Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Executive Dean, Applied Research & Innovation at Lambton College. “Since launching the Applied Research and Innovation department in 2007, the College has seen tremendous growth and national success in this area, which is a direct result of strong collaborative work between the College, industry, community and government organizations. We plan to build off this success to continue developing new partnerships and research initiatives, while expanding research activities nationally and internationally.”

“Lambton College has proven its position as a national leader in applied research and development,” says Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource. “In only a few short years, the College has risen in the ranks to secure the third spot in this year’s national rankings for the second time in a row. These numbers are reflective of Lambton College’s dedication to expanding projects and partnerships being completed at their facilities.”

Lambton College’s Applied Research Department was formed in 2007. Since then, the College has received more than $33 million in funding from federal and provincial agencies.

In 2016, Lambton College carried projects with 104 partners with direct involvement of 145 research students, 55 faculty and staff researchers and completed 60 projects.

To learn more about the Applied Research & Innovation department, or to learn about current projects, visit