News Releases

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.

University of Lethbridge introduces Dr. Kerry B. Godfrey as Dean of the Dhillon School of Business

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The University of Lethbridge is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Kerry B. Godfrey as the new Dean of the Dhillon School of Business.

University’s Science and Academic Building shortlisted for World Architecture Festival award

Thursday, June 28, 2018
The University of Lethbridge’s soon-to-be-completed Science and Academic Building, the centerpiece of the Destination Project has been shortlisted as a finalist for an award at the World Architecture Festival 2018.

Advisory - University of Lethbridge to introduce new Dean of Dhillon School of Business

Thursday, June 28, 2018
The University of Lethbridge is excited to announce the appointment of the new Dean of the Dhillon School of Business. WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 11 a.m. WHERE: Markin Hall Atrium, University of Lethbridge WHO: New Dean of the Dhillon School of Business and U of L Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Andy Hakin will be available for comment. -- 30 --  Contact:

Advisory - Destination Exploration and University of Lethbridge welcoming campers to campus

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Get ready for another summer of science, technology, engineering, art and math with Destination Exploration! Keep an eye out for future scientists and inventors on campus this summer – Destination Exploration summer camps start July 3 and run until August 24. Hundreds of campers will experience the excitement of STEM at Grossology, Farm Camp, Ancient Technology and Tech Sampler camps, along with many other exciting options.

High School Synthetic Biology Team Wins Six Medals for BioTreks Paper

Friday, June 22, 2018
Students from the Lethbridge High School iGEM team earn accolades and have their paper published in online journal. The 2018 iGEM season continues to be a great success for members of the Lethbridge high school team. The team submitted a scientific paper outlining their synthetic biology project, as well as participated in an online conference. “This was a great experience for the students,” says team mentor Sydnee Calhoun. “We are so proud of their progress and how much they have learned this year.”

Dhillon School of Business to launch new minor in Family and Small Business

Thursday, June 21, 2018
University of Lethbridge students who want to establish or advise a small business can take a new minor this fall that will give them the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed. “From evaluating market opportunities and testing assumptions to analyzing financial resources and spotting growth opportunities, the Family and Small Business minor will give students broad knowledge of small business enterprises,” says Bruce Thurston (BASc ’78), a Dhillon School of Business faculty member.