Lambton College announced over $5 million in funding for major applied research projects today. The official announcement was be made by Sarnia-Lambton MP Pat Davidson alongside Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College.
“Lambton College is becoming a leader in applied research. These newly funded initiatives will allow us to continue to increase our research capacity and development services to support industry demand, while enhancing experiential learning initiatives for students,” said Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College. “We thank our community partners for their support of these funding proposals, and look forward to working with them on these exciting new applied research and technology development projects.”
The projects were developed in collaboration with 12 industry partners and follow a funding announcement made in June by the Government of Canada to invest in 20 partnerships among colleges, universities and businesses through the NSERC College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program. In total, the Government of Canada is investing over $18 million in these new research partnerships. The CCI Program is managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
The funding announcement opens the door for more industry partners to work with Lambton College to achieve their applied research and technology development goals through collaborative projects. Projects will be faculty-led and involve students, thus providing future graduates with real life applied research experience.
More details about the college’s Capacity Project and other research initiatives, which highlight the unique strengths that have made Lambton College a global leader in applied research, are available at www.lambtoncollege.ca/research.