Cambrian College Named Top Research College

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

SUDBURY – Cambrian College is proud to announce it has once again made the list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges, as determined by Research Infosource.

Cambrian ranked #36 on the list, up one from last year’s ranking. It is the only college in Northern Ontario to make the list.

The hub of research activity at Cambrian is Cambrian Innovates, the applied research arm of the College, and the Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre (NOARC), a consortium formed by the region’s 11 colleges and universities.

“We feel really fortunate to be on the list for the third straight year, but it’s even better that we’re steadily moving up the list,” says Sherrill McCall, Dean, Schools of Engineering, Technology and Environmental Studies, and Planning and Research.

“We’re thrilled to be leading the way in the North. We expect to continue to serve as the research and development hub for small- and medium-sized businesses and to continue to facilitate economic growth in our catchment area. There’s even more in store in the next while, and we’re excited to get started.”

Cambrian Innovates’ research focus includes the mining supply and services sector, specifically process improvements and prototype development, building materials science and testing, and mine ventilation.

NOARC researches how to help individuals with learning disabilities and associated disorders thrive academically. Past research projects include teaching students with mental illness, mental illness in Ontario’s college student population and how Ontario’s postsecondary graduates with learning disabilities fare in the workplace.

Click here to see Research Infosource’s complete Top 50 list.

About Cambrian Innovates:

Cambrian Innovates uses the expertise of Cambrian College’s most talented professors to solve problems presented by industry partners. Whether it’s a prototype of a new widget, development of new software, or the creation of a new look and feel for a product or business, Cambrian Innovates provides its partners with market-ready solutions. Based inside the College’s Glencore Centre for Innovation, partners have access to more than 350 highly-skilled staff and faculty, as well as students from more than 80 programs. For more information, visit

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Media contacts:

Sherrill McCall
Dean, Schools of Engineering, Technology and Environmental Studies, and Planning and Research
(705) 566-8101, ext. 7888

Laura Stricker
Marketing officer
(705) 566-8101, ext. 6813


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