Belleville, Ontario, Jan. 25, 2023 – Loyalist College earned its place among the Top 50 Research Colleges in Canada for the third consecutive year, cementing its status as a regional destination for economic development, applied research and innovation. The annual rankings were announced today by Research Infosource Inc., a leading consulting firm specializing in analyzing universities, corporations, hospitals and colleges in Canada’s research and development ecosystem.
According to the spotlight rankings for medium-tier colleges, Loyalist is a national leader in attracting and supporting industry research, earning second place in the country for Industry Research Income as a percentage of total Research Income.
“Loyalist College has proudly grown into a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship over the last five years,” said Mark Kirkpatrick, Acting President of Loyalist College. “We are committed to advancing Canada’s bioeconomy and championing social innovation by expanding and diversifying our research footprint aligned to the needs of our community and industry partners. I want to thank the dedicated students, faculty and staff who continue to work tirelessly as we secure our position among the country’s top research Colleges. This achievement demonstrates the big impact a small, specialized college can have on the future of Canada’s economy.”
Loyalist’s Applied Research and Innovation Office (ARIO) supports start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as they develop and scale their ideas, products and processes to compete in a global market. Loyalist College is also home to Canada’s only National Technology Access Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis.
“Investing in applied research is win-win,” said Jeremy Laurin, Senior Vice President of External Relations and Business Development. “Our industry partners benefit from Loyalist’s expertise and state-of-the-art equipment and students benefit from the opportunity to participate in truly unique hands-on learning experiences – whether that’s developing sustainable beauty products, getting value from waste or exploring the feasibility of growing hemp on the International Space Station.”
To solve your industry challenge and collaborate with Loyalist, one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges, visit loyalistappliedresearch.com.
About Loyalist College
Loyalist College is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee people. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour, and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within. Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist College offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through LoyalistFocus.com, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist College is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $396.3 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2021 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit loyalistcollege.com.
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