Lambton College, located in Sarnia, Ontario, was recently named the #1 Applied Research College in Canada. In the same rankings, Lambton also claimed the #1 spot in the country for the number of paid research students at a medium-sized college.
It has taken vision and purpose to get us to where we are today, and to be named Canada’s top research college reinforces our commitment to continue to provide innovative solutions for our partners, and experiential learning opportunities for our students to work on collaborative projects with local SMEs and industries, where they gain advanced and practical expertise,” said Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College.
Last year alone, Applied Research activity recorded total engagement of 144 paid applied research students, and involved an additional 71 faculty, researcher assistants and technicians across 125 research partnerships.
“Our College has seen tremendous growth and national success in this area, much of which can be contributed to our world-class faculty and staff, leading-edge infrastructure and a highly collaborative culture that aims to develop exceptional innovations and enable bold ideas,” said Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Executive Dean, Applied Research & Innovation.
Since launching in 2007, Applied Research at Lambton has helped develop more than 60 new prototypes, 20 pilot plants and 300 new/ improved processes, technologies and services.