Lambton College opened its doors on November 15, 1966. At the time, it was the second college in the Ontario College system. Lambton College was originally housed in a former elementary school before relocating to its current location on London Road. In its first semester, the College welcomed 54 students into four programs with 10 faculty members. Today, Lambton College offers more than 90 diploma, certificate and degree programs. They pride themselves on the range of learning options including classroom, mobile, hybrid and accelerated educational alternatives.
For the past six years, Judith Morris has been President and CEO at the College. During that time, Lambton College has developed programs designed to diversify the student body and increase employment outcomes for graduates. Applied research activity has also grown significantly in recent years. Since establishing the Applied Research & Innovation Department in 2007, Lambton College has been successful in developing new areas of research that involve more faculty researchers, research students and partners while supporting regional and national strategic initiatives.
The continued growth in this area has helped Lambton College establish itself as a national leader in applied research, currently ranking third in Canada and first in Ontario for research revenue growth. “Lambton College is very proud to rank as one of the top research colleges in Canada,” explains Morris. “Our national success is the direct result of the strong working relationships we have with industry, the community and government organizations. It’s these collaborative projects that allow us to provide advanced training for our students and faculty, while helping our partners achieve their socio-economic goals.” A strong advocate for experiential learning opportunities for students, Morris has been instrumental in linking industry and education through college collaborations with local businesses.