News Releases

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Feb. 6 to 11

Mon, 02/06/2017
  The University of Lethbridge has several events lined up this week that may be of interest to your readers, viewers and listeners. Members of the media who are interested in covering these events are encouraged to contact the individual event organizer directly.

Highway 3 Trio to headline 50th anniversary edition of Calgary Alumni & Friends Concert

Fri, 02/03/2017
A special year marks a change to a very special event for the University of Lethbridge as the Calgary Alumni & Friends Concert will feature a night of inspiring songs and stories from three remarkable southern Alberta-based songwriters.

Dr. Paul Vasey’s gender studies research featured in National Geographic magazine, documentary

Thu, 02/02/2017
While popular culture is just beginning to wrestle with questions surrounding transgender individuals, the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Paul Vasey has been at the forefront of research in these areas for the better part of 15 years. It’s no wonder then that National Geographic sought his expertise when putting together it’s January magazine focused on gender issues and that he’d be central to the accompanying documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, to be broadcast Feb. 6, 2017.

Possibilities to be showcased at 50th anniversary Open House

Thu, 02/02/2017
The University of Lethbridge has added a special spring Open House for prospective students, their families and the local community to learn more about the exciting educational opportunities being offered. “This is a chance for people to visit campus and check out some of the things that are happening here,” says Susan Bakker (BA/BMgt ’10), manager of national recruitment. “Because it’s the U of L’s 50th anniversary year, we wanted to give people another occasion to see our campus beyond the traditional open house in the fall.”

Advisory - Everest summiteer, Flames CEO, digital marketer headline Student Professional Development Conference

Wed, 02/01/2017
WHAT: The Faculty of Management presents its annual Student Professional Development Conference, featuring keynote addresses from Ken King (President and CEO of Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation), Darrell Keezer (CEO and founder of Candybox Marketing) and Dave Rodney (Mt Everest summiteer, writer and photo/videographer). WHEN: February 2-3, 2017 WHERE: Coast Hotel and University of Lethbridge (Markin Hall)

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 4

Mon, 01/30/2017
The University of Lethbridge has several events lined up this week that may be of interest to your readers, viewers and listeners. Members of the media who are interested in covering these events are encouraged to contact the individual event organizer directly.                          LGBTQ + Pride Day Monday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Markin Hall atrium and University Centre for the Arts atrium

Fulbright Visiting Professor investigates learning and memory

Wed, 01/25/2017
Humans possess different types of long-term memory and as a cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Irene Kan has conducted research into the workings of memory systems and how they might support each other in the event of a brain injury. Kan, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, is at the University of Lethbridge this semester as a Fulbright Visiting Professor and Visiting Researcher. She will be collaborating with neuroscientists at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN).

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Jan. 23 to 28

Mon, 01/23/2017
The University of Lethbridge has several events lined up this week that may be of interest to your readers, viewers and listeners. Members of the media who are interested in covering these events are encouraged to contact the individual event organizer directly.                          Music at Noon Series: Jianpeng Feng, percussion (China Conservatory of Music) Tuesday, Jan. 24, 12:15 p.m., W570, Recital Hall

Canada 150 grant facilitates upgrades to Max Bell pool

Wed, 01/18/2017
The Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre at the University of Lethbridge will get some much-needed improvements thanks to the federal government’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the Canada 150 Fund and the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.

U of L geographers observe climate-related tipping point to accelerated permafrost thaw

Mon, 01/16/2017
Research by Drs. Laura Chasmer and Chris Hopkinson, University of Lethbridge geography professors, indicates that the 1997–1998 El Niño may have served as a tipping point for accelerating permafrost loss in their study area in the Northwest Territories. The study, Threshold loss of discontinuous permafrost and landscape evolution, has been published in the latest issue of the prestigious journal Global Change Biology.

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