News Releases

Shine On Summer Music Festival bringing together wide variety of outstanding musical artists

Wed, 08/30/2017
Southern Alberta’s biggest outdoor music event of the summer is just days away as the University celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Shine On Summer Music Festival. Saturday’s event, from 12:30 to 11 p.m. at the U of L Community Stadium, features award-winning artists Dallas Smith, Corb Lund, Mother Mother, Virginia to Vegas, The Washboard Union, Trevor Panczak, Double Jack and DJ Millz Skillz.

Free Community Fair invites families to celebrate University of Lethbridge’s 50th anniversary

Tue, 08/29/2017
The southern Alberta community is invited to join in the University of Lethbridge’s 50th anniversary celebrations by attending the free Community Fair on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the U of L Community Stadium. Part of the Shine On Summer Festival and Homecoming Weekend, the Community Fair is a celebration of arts, culture and community.

Traditional Blackfoot naming ceremony a highlight of University of Lethbridge’s Homecoming Weekend

Mon, 08/28/2017
The University of Lethbridge is excited to welcome everyone to a special Homecoming Weekend this year, Sept. 1-3, 2017, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Shine On Summer Festival Community Fair’s Battle of the Bands to showcase outstanding local musical talent

Fri, 08/18/2017
Six southern Alberta bands will battle it out for $1,000 in cash and a Cottonwood Records monthly feature package at the Shine On Summer Festival Community Fair. Battle of the Bands will take place Sunday, Sept. 3 at the University of Lethbridge Community Stadium.

U of L and Red Crow College to launch Niitsitapi Teacher Education Program next fall

Wed, 08/16/2017
The Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, in partnership with Red Crow Community College, is pleased to offer the Niitsitapi Teacher Education Program, beginning in the fall of 2018. “We look forward to working with the U of L on the Niitsitapi Teacher Education Program,” says Roy Weasel Fat, president of Red Crow Community College. “The program will prepare students to teach from a Blackfoot perspective and ultimately, to pass along language and culture to future generations.”

Navigation and spatial memory — brain region newly identified to be involved

Wed, 08/16/2017
Research conducted in a collaboration between Drs. Dun Mao, a researcher in Dr. Bruce McNaughton’s lab at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, and Steffen Kandler, a researcher in Professor Vincent Bonin’s lab at Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders (NERF) in Belgium, has found neural activity patterns that may assist with spatial memory and navigation.

High-school iGEM team earning awards ahead of competition

Tue, 08/15/2017
Given the cost of printer ink and the environmental consequences of its manufacture, this year the University of Lethbridge high school iGEM team has chosen a project that might solve both problems. “Our project is the development of biological pigment for use in the manufacturing of ink,” says Erin Kelly (BSc ’17), a U of L master’s student and graduate student coordinator of the High School iGEM team. “We found that the manufacturing of the pigment in the ink can actually be a harmful process to the environment, as well as being quite costly.”

Destination Exploration’s Tech Girl Camp promotes computer science and makes it fun!

Mon, 08/14/2017
The girls-only space provides a great way to experience and learn new technologies! Statistics Canada has reported that only 27% of those pursing a computer science degree were women. Destination Exploration and our national outreach partner, Actua, has recognized that if girls are not engaged in computer science at an early age, we miss an important opportunity to create an equitable society and girls are left behind in obtaining digital skills required for future employment.

Sales of student parking permits go smoothly at U of L; University undertaking measure to respond to increased demand

Thu, 08/03/2017
The University of Lethbridge’s new online parking permit system performed smoothly during this week’s sale, with permits for all student lots selling out quickly. “The technology performed well; students ranked the lots in their order of preference and submitted simple forms using a variety of platforms. Permits were sold on a first-come, first-served basis,” says John O’Keeffe, executive director of campus safety.

Ongoing monitoring program finds potato psyllids but no evidence of bacteria that causes zebra chip disease

Tue, 08/01/2017
University of Lethbridge biogeography professor Dr. Dan Johnson and his team have been monitoring Prairie potato fields for the past few years, looking for evidence of the potato psyllid insect and a bacterium it can carry that can lead to zebra chip disease in potato crops. “We found hundreds of potato psyllids last year, but we have found under 10 so far this year and none have the bacteria that cause zebra chip,” says Johnson, who coordinates the Canadian Potato Psyllid and Zebra Chip Monitoring Network.