January 19th, 2021

LC recognized as top research college

By Nick Kuhl on November 30, 2019.

Dave Mabell

Lethbridge Herald


Lethbridge College continues to be recognized among Canada’s top 50 
research colleges.
This year it’s also done well in a number of individuals categories. 
Among medium-sized colleges, it’s been placed eighth for the number 
of research partners, 10th for “industry research intensity” and 
11th for the number of completed research projects and for the number 
of paid student researchers.
  As well, the annual rankings place the college in 12th place for 
industry research income. Lethbridge College’s overall ranking was 
47th, up three spots from a year ago.
“It’s encouraging to be recognized as one of the Canada’s top 
research colleges,” says Kenny Corscadden, the college’s associate 
vice-president for research.
The rankings, issued each year by the national Research Infosource 
organization, are based mainly on the amount of research grant money 
coming to the college.
But the numbers are “just scratching the surface of our research 
activities,” he says
“We are proud to be driven by industry-supported applied research 
that creates real-life solutions for problems facing our industry 
  Among the college’s research highlights over the past year, 
officials say, the Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and 
Entrepreneurship celebrated the opening of its new office, including a 
student innovation space known as The Pivot.
The centre also appointed two new research chairs, Chandra Singh for 
agricultural engineering and technology and Mike McCready as the 
President’s Applied Research Chair in virtual and augmented reality.
It also undertook several projects with industry partners including 
Luco Farms and the Potato Growers of Alberta, and it received more 
than $1 million in federal research grants.
  “Over the past few years, we have created and celebrated an 
environment of excellence in applied research,” says Samantha Lenci, 
the college’s provost and vice-president (academic).
“We recognize the impact of that work and continue to push the 
commitment of this college in regards to community partnerships, 
innovation and entrepreneurship.”
The college’s new research activities come in addition to ongoing 
work in the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence and the Agriculture 
Entrepreneur in Training  program, as well as by the Mueller Applied 
Research Chair in Irrigation Science.
  Research Infosource bases its rankings on data obtained through 
surveys of publicly-funded colleges and from 2017-18 financial 

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