News Releases

Breakthrough discovery in U of L collaborative research study brings potential for new cancer therapies

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Drs. Olga and Igor Kovalchuk at the University of Lethbridge, in collaboration with researchers at Qiqihar Medical University in China, the University of Michigan and Boston University, have shown for the first time that interactions between microRNAs, which are very small ribonucleic acid molecules, and transfer RNA (tRNA) can affect cell reproduction and cell death.

Destination Exploration campers are outstanding in their field at new Farm Camp

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Eager campers will top-off their week of learning with a trip to a cattle ranch Destination Exploration, in collaboration with Carlson Cattle Company and Dr. Lorraine Beaudin, will be offering its very first Farm Camp – July 23-27. Campers will discover how science and technology helps keep fresh food on the table through hands-on experiments and activities. The week of camp will be topped off with a visit to a beautiful working ranch, west of Magrath.

U of L students launch new business to help Syrian newcomer women integrate through employment

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Three University of Lethbridge students have cooked up an idea that will bring Syrian culture to the broader Lethbridge community while helping newcomer women integrate — the newly formed catering business Jeeran55.

New scholarship designed to enhance inclusiveness on University of Lethbridge campus

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Nadine and Don Chandler have advocated for inclusiveness ever since their son Randy was born with an intellectual disability more than 40 years ago, and now they’ve established an award that will help provide inclusive learning opportunities at the University of Lethbridge.

CREATE grant funding to support development of RNA Bioengineering and Innovation Network

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Government of Canada announced Monday that the University of Lethbridge, in partnership with the Université de Sherbrooke, has been awarded $1.65 million over the span of six years to develop the RNA Bioengineering and Innovation Network Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE).

U of L geography team takes to the skies for LiDAR mission

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Aerial and ground crews from the University of Lethbridge have launched a large campaign that will conduct multiple surveys in Alberta and the Northwest Territories to measure ecosystem changes associated with climate change and permafrost loss and to build understanding of the role of wildfire. Dr. Chris Hopkinson, a geography professor with expertise in LiDAR (light detection and ranging), will lead the aerial portion of the campaign while Dr. Laura Chasmer, also a U of L geography professor, leads the ground campaign.

New research reveals central role of the hippocampus in instructing the neocortex in spatial navigation and memory

Monday, July 16, 2018
A research collaboration between Dr. Bruce McNaughton’s lab at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge and Dr. Vincent Bonin’s lab at the Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders (NERF, VIB-KU Leuven-imec) in Belgium has provided new insight into how the brain learns about the environment and why the hippocampus, a key part of the brain, is so important in this process.

U of L history professor wins national book award

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The Girl Guides, the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls, has its roots in the early 20th century, a time of rapid social change when more than a few adults were wringing their hands about the future. Girl Guide programs were designed to give girls a taste of the freedom they were clamouring for, but also maintain the idea that women were primarily wives and mothers.

Dr. Stefan Kienzle honoured with award at Canadian Water Summit

Monday, July 9, 2018
Dr. Stefan Kienzle’s passion for and commitment to water sustainability research has never been motivated by external validation, which makes his Water’s Next Award from the 2018 Canadian Water Summit all the more gratifying.

Research collaboration between University of Lethbridge and University of Calgary takes aim at hepatitis C virus

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
A unique research partnership between the University of Lethbridge and the University of Calgary has Dr. Vanessa Meier-Stephenson using Highway 2 as a pathway to developing a greater understanding of the hepatitis C virus, and potential new therapeutics to combat the infectious disease.