News Releases

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.

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.