News Releases

University celebrates contributions of influential librarian, Margaret Macdonald, with honorary degree

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The University of Lethbridge is proud to celebrate the contributions of Margaret (Maggie) Macdonald, an influential member of the Alberta library community, by presenting her with an honorary degree at the 2018 Spring Convocation ceremonies.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of May 22 to 27

Tuesday, May 22, 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.   Learning Specialists Association of Canada: Western Regional Conference Friday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mount Blakiston (Hotel Lux) and Iikaiskini Gathering Place

Influential neuroscientist, Dr. Gerlinde Metz, earns Speaker Research Award

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Dr. Gerlinde Metz, who has established one of the world’s leading research programs, with major contributions to the study of behavioural neuroscience, stress and trans-generational trauma, is the winner of the 2018 University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award. A Tier 1 Board of Governors Research Chair (Healthy Futures), Metz is renowned for a research program that has profoundly changed our understanding of how health is transmitted and perpetuated across generations.

Third annual Dhillon School of Business High School Finance Competition concluding with final challenge

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
WHAT: Dhillon School of Business High School Finance Competition WHEN: Friday, May 18, 9 to 11 a.m. WHERE: Centre for Financial Market Research and Teaching (CFMRT), Markin Hall A total of 17 student teams from 13 high schools across southern Alberta have been spending the past four weeks weighing whether they should buy gold, treasury bills or stocks in fictitious companies as they try to build their portfolios in the lead-up to the third annual Dhillon School of Business High School Finance Competition.

Advisory - Science Odyssey – The Science of Every Day

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Members of the media are invited to join Destination Exploration as it takes part in Science Odyssey, a 10-day celebration of discovery and innovation that engages and inspires Canadians of all ages with activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Destination Exploration’s Science Odyssey event will showcase the Science of Every Day. While Destination Exploration is known for

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of May 14 to 20

Monday, May 14, 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.   Lunch & Learn — Snake Safety Wednesday, May 16, noon to 1 p.m., L1114, Library

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.