Lakehead University Social Science and Humanities Researchers Receive Significant Research Grants

(April 20, 2009 —Thunder Bay, ON)
Lakehead University Social Sciences & Humanities researchers are ecstatic! The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently granted Lakehead’s most substantial grants to date, totalling $2,456,394. This figure is almost triple the funding announced in previous years.

Vice President (Research) at Lakehead University, Dr. Rui Wang says, “Everyone is delighted with the results given that nationally the quest for SSHRC funding is highly competitive.  Lakehead has established research as a priority, and we have made consistent upward moves in research intensity, as indicated by independent research-intensity rankings.  With researchers and administration working together toward this goal, success is inevitable.”

“These grants for the social sciences and humanities exemplify the excellence in research done at Lakehead,” says Dr. Fred Gilbert, President, Lakehead University. “I commend all of Lakehead’s SSHRC winners. Their work adds to the rich diversity of the research culture on campus, and this round of achievements helps solidify Lakehead University’s position as a leading-edge research institution.”

Lakehead University will be holding a press announcement and reception next week to honour and recognize its full roster of successful SSHRC grantees, at which time SSHRC researchers will talk about their new research initiatives and impacts on the community.


Media:  For more information on SSHRC, contact Anne Klymenko at 343-8223 or  For further information on the upcoming media event, please contact Lisa Pelot at 807-343-8177 or

About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit


Last updated April 20, 2009

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