News Releases

U of L adds new graduate programs in health services management

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The University of Lethbridge is adding two new graduate programs for health and business professionals who want to expand their skills in health-care management. The new programs, which will be offered at the U of L’s Calgary campus, include a graduate certificate and master’s in Health Services Management. Both are designed for health-care practitioners and entry-level managers who want to move to more senior positions.

U of L researchers working to unravel the mystery behind one of the deadliest forms of cancer

Monday, January 7, 2019
A team of researchers at the University of Lethbridge is conducting research in a quest to uncover the mechanisms that make glioblastoma such an aggressive cancer, with hope the results could lead to new therapeutic interventions in the future. Glioblastoma (GBM), the brain cancer that killed Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip and former American senator John McCain, has a dismal prognosis and survival rate.

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

Monday, January 7, 2019
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.                                                      Art NOW Series: Skawennati Friday, Jan. 11., noon to 12:50 p.m., Recital Hall, W570

Dr. Leroy Little Bear named an Officer of the Order of Canada

Thursday, January 3, 2019
For his advocacy of Indigenous rights and self-governance, and his work to promote access to education for Indigenous peoples globally, Dr. Leroy Little Bear (BASc (BA) ’72, DASc ’04) has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is one of 103 new appointments announced by Gov. Gen. Dr. Julie Payette (DSc ’05) on Dec. 27. Professor Emeritus Little Bear will receive his insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

Social enrichment boosts levels of oxytocin, new U of L research shows

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Holiday get-togethers give people the chance to relax and enjoy themselves with friends and family. Such social encounters can be an antidote to stress and, on a biological level, boost levels of the bonding hormone oxytocin and even contribute to longevity.

Hummel family pulling together to fight Parkinson’s disease through creation of memorial scholarship

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Pulling together is a hallmark of the Hummel family, and through the creation of the George and Alice Hummel Neuroscience Award, they are supporting research at the University of Lethbridge that will benefit families for years to come.

U of L’s space imaging group scores success on two fronts

Monday, December 17, 2018
The University of Lethbridge’s Astronomical Instrumentation Group (AIG) is celebrating two recent victories, one technical and one personal.

University community comes together to buy students breakfast

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
What started as a small idea grew into a campus-wide initiative that resulted in more than 700 University of Lethbridge students receiving a free breakfast this week.

U of L student builds community through Humans of ULeth project

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Local media looking for a feel-good story for the holiday season are invited to contact Richard Lee-Thai, a University of Lethbridge student who is building a campus community one interview at a time.

Leading cancer researcher to speak as part of ARRTI series

Monday, December 3, 2018
One of Canada’s leading cancer researchers will speak at the University of Lethbridge this week as part of the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI) Speaker Series.