News Releases

Zebra chip pathogen found in Western Canada for the first time

Wed, 10/18/2017
For the first time, evidence of the zebra chip pathogen has been found in potato fields in southern Alberta, but the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Dan Johnson cautions against panic.

Gairdner awardee Dr. Lewis Kay to present public talks at University of Lethbridge, local high school

Tue, 10/17/2017
Media Availability for Dr. Kay: Thursday, Oct. 19, 11:15 a.m., M4125 For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Lethbridge is one of only 15 universities across Canada selected to host a Gairdner Student Outreach & Gairdner Lecture Program event, bringing one of the world’s top scientific researchers to southern Alberta.

Cash prizes up for grabs at annual Chinook Symposium

Tue, 10/17/2017
Chemistry and Biochemistry students will be vying for cash prizes as they showcase their research work to a panel of judges at the 11th annual Chinook Symposium on Friday, Oct. 20. Their research topics are wide ranging, including concussion diagnosis, the effects of tobacco on DNA, pathways in fusarium head blight (a disease affecting cereal grains), and the effects of prebiotics and moderate exercise in the gut bacteria of rats.

Longtime nursing educator to receive Friends of Health Sciences Award

Tue, 10/17/2017
A sudden change of mind led Dr. Joyce D’Andrea to nursing but it proved to be a wise decision that set the course for a lengthy and rewarding career in nursing education. For her dedication to preparing students for work as professional nurses, the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge is pleased to present her with the Friend of Health Sciences Award.                                                      

Dr. Shelly Wismath appointed first dean of University of Lethbridge School of Liberal Education

Mon, 10/16/2017
Recently named one of the most exceptional post-secondary teachers in Canada, Dr. Shelly Wismath has been appointed the first dean of the University of Lethbridge’s new School of Liberal Education. The U of L’s Board of Governors approved the appointment last week, granting Wismath a five-year term that commences Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of October 16 to 22

Mon, 10/16/2017
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.                          Sexual Violence Awareness Week Monday, Oct. 16 to Friday, Oct. 20, various times and locations

University of Lethbridge excited to celebrate graduating class at Fall 2017 Convocation ceremony

Thu, 10/12/2017
The University of Lethbridge is preparing to celebrate the culmination of years of hard work and achievement of its newest group of graduates at the Fall 2017 Convocation ceremony, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium.

Singer-songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie to be granted honorary degree at Fall 2017 Convocation

Wed, 10/11/2017
A singer-songwriter, activist, educator, visual artist and philanthropist, Buffy Sainte-Marie will be presented with a University of Lethbridge honorary degree at the Fall 2017 Convocation ceremony.

U of L iGEM teams succeed at provincial competition and prepare for Giant Jamboree

Wed, 10/11/2017
The University of Lethbridge international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) collegiate and high school teams are readying for November’s Giant Jamboree after they came away with awards and cash prizes at the recent annual aGEM (Alberta Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Edmonton.

University of Lethbridge Pronghorns sole sisters helping souls

Tue, 10/10/2017
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Women’s Basketball team, with the support of the Faculty of Education and Runners Soul, has been leading the Reclaiming Your Sole shoe drive to make sure local children and teens have a pair of athletic shoes. More than 100 pairs of shoes have been donated and members of the Horns women’s basketball team will be delivering shoes to Lethbridge Family Services – Immigrant Services, located at 1107 2A Ave. N., on Thursday, October 12 at 10 a.m. Media are invited to attend.