News Releases

University to honour Man in Motion, Rick Hansen, with honorary degree at 2018 Spring Convocation

Monday, May 14, 2018
The University of Lethbridge is privileged to recognize Canadian icon and three-time Paralympic gold medalist Rick Hansen with an honorary degree at the 2018 Spring Convocation ceremonies.

Interactive program brings University Mace to southern Alberta schools

Friday, May 11, 2018
The University of Lethbridge Mace Program will visit a variety of schools this spring, educating students about the U of L’s Convocation and its associated traditions and symbols. Chief Marshal Dr. Olu Awosoga, dressed in full regalia, will speak to students about the history of the mace and how it fits into the annual Convocation ceremonies. Students will then have the opportunity to don white gloves and hold the mace, which has been used in U of L Convocation ceremonies since being dedicated in 1988. Following are upcoming school visits:

U of L contributes to roadmap for enhancing human resistance to radiation for life in space

Thursday, May 10, 2018
With more space exploration and possible colonization on the horizon, a group of international researchers, including the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Olga Kovalchuk, combined forces to produce a roadmap to enhancing human radioresistance, or the level of radiation an organism is able to withstand. The group recently published a paper exploring the subject in the peer-reviewed journal Oncotarget.

SPICA mission, with major University of Lethbridge contribution, one step closer to reality

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
SPICA, the joint mission between the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) to observe the infrared with super sensitive instruments, was named one of three finalists in ESA’s M5 call for mission proposals on Monday, May 7.

Trend-identifying sociologist and cultural academic to receive honorary degree at Spring 2018 Convocation

Monday, May 7, 2018
The University of Lethbridge is excited to recognize Dr. Reginald Bibby with an honorary degree at the 2018 Spring Convocation ceremonies.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of May 7 to 13

Monday, May 7, 2018
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.   I Thought About it While Laying on the Floor opening reception Friday, May 11, 7 p.m., Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324 5 St. S.

Chance to tour Science & Academic Building as it reaches 75 per cent construction completion milestone

Thursday, May 3, 2018
WHAT: The University of Lethbridge’s $280-million Science & Academic Building’s (SAB) interior is taking shape, with the project recently hitting the 75 per cent completion milestone. The SAB’s atrium and classrooms, along with the case work in several labs are quickly becoming a reality. For the first time, media will be given access to the interior of the building. WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.

Breadth of research program highlighted as three U of L researchers are named Canada Research Chairs

Thursday, May 3, 2018
A trio of University of Lethbridge researchers are among 186 persons who have been announced as new or renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) by the Government of Canada. Drs. Monique Giroux (Indigenous studies), Trushar Patel (chemistry & biochemistry) and Julie Young (geography) were all named Tier II Canada Research Chairs as the Government of Canada unveiled a $158-million investment in the Canada Research Chairs program. An additional $8.3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for research infrastructure is also associated with the new Chair awards.

CCBN to create dynamic imaging research program to capture Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Researchers surmise that Alzheimer’s disease can start 20 or 30 years before any signs or symptoms appear, but they don’t know exactly what’s going on in the brain in those early stages of the disease.

Dhillon School of Business earns accreditation from AACSB International

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The Dhillon School of Business has joined the ranks of the world’s top business schools by achieving accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.