News Releases

Agricultural Students’ Society hosting renowned agri-marketer Robert Saik at inaugural Grow the Future Gala

Tue, 03/06/2018
Robert Saik, renowned author, movie producer, agriculture advocate and the 2014 Agri-Marketer of the Year, will be the keynote speaker at the Agricultural Students’ Society’s inaugural Grow the Future Gala, Friday, Mar. 16 in the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union Ballrooms. Commonly referred to as the Aggies, the student club created the Grow the Future Gala to showcase the accomplishments of the club’s work over the past year and highlight the agriculture-related work being done at the University to local industry.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of March 5 to 11

Mon, 03/05/2018
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.                                             Indigenous Awareness Days presents three events: Culture & Community Resource Fair Monday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Union ballrooms

University of Lethbridge and University of Calgary researchers collaborate to tackle hepatitis B virus

Thu, 03/01/2018
For Lethbridge residents suffering from the effects of chronic HBV and its resulting health problems, treatment options in Lethbridge do not exist, sending most patients to the Calgary Liver Unit. On Thursday, Mar. 8, Calgary Liver Unit Medical Director Dr. Carla Coffin will present her work at the University of Lethbridge as part of the U of L’s Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI) Speaker Series.

Reaction to Federal Budget announcement

Tue, 02/27/2018
Dr. Claudia Malacrida, associate vice-president (research) at the University of Lethbridge, was one of nine panelists who participated in Canada’s Fundamental Science Review, serves on the Federation of Social Science and Humanities Board of Directors, and serves on the governing council for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Following is her reaction to today’s Federal Budget announcement and specifically funding as it relates to scientific research.

Canadian author Lorri Neilsen Glenn to visit U of L

Mon, 02/26/2018
As part of a tour for her new book Following the River, Traces of Red River Women, Dr. Lorri Neilsen Glenn will stop at the U of L on Feb. 27 to speak to students in the Faculty of Education and do an evening public reading.   Neilsen Glenn, professor emerita at Mount Saint Vincent University and former Poet Laureate for Halifax, lived in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan before moving to Nova Scotia in 1983. She is the author and editor of 14 books of poetry, nonfiction and scholarly work.  

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of February 26 to March 4

Mon, 02/26/2018
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.                                             Harley Hotchkiss Memorial Lecturer Monday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to noon, EP1201, CCBN

U of L oral history project commemorates Alberta's African-American settlers

Tue, 02/20/2018
After more than a year in the making, a film documenting the lives of black settlers in Alberta and Saskatchewan and their experiences with discrimination will premiere in Edmonton during Black History Month.

Dr. Claudia Malacrida appointed to SSHRC governing council

Fri, 02/16/2018
Dr. Claudia Malacrida, University of Lethbridge associate vice-president (research), joins 14 other diverse Canadians in being appointed to the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s science minister, announced the appointments to SSHRC, the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary research and research training in the humanities and social sciences, in Ottawa this week.

University of Lethbridge ready to welcome community, celebrate family with Play Day 2018

Wed, 02/14/2018
Beach weather in southern Alberta certainly feels as though it’s a long way off so the University of Lethbridge is bringing the beach indoors, as the theme for Play Day 2018.

Unique research project involves at-risk youth sentenced to playing chess

Wed, 02/14/2018
Local youth involved in the criminal justice system are being referred to a program where they learn to play chess as part of their sentence. The Chess for Life program is a University of Lethbridge research project that aims to explore how learning to play chess affects youths’ thinking and the choices they make every day. 

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