News Releases

Destination Exploration earns Mentorship Award

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Destination Exploration, the University of Lethbridge’s youth science program, netted a Mentorship Award at the Actua awards banquet in Ottawa recently. Actua is a Canadian charitable organization delivering science and technology experiences to youth, with membership that spans 36 colleges and universities.

Destination Exploration receives CanCode funding through Actua to expand digital programming for youth

Monday, January 29, 2018
Actua, the national organization that represents Destination Exploration at the University of Lethbridge, has been named the largest recipient of funding from the Government of Canada’s new CanCode program. CanCode is a $50-million fund, announced in the federal budget 2017, that supports the development of coding and digital skills for youth across Canada.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of January 29 to February 4

Monday, January 29, 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.                                             Department of Religious Studies speaker Dr. Eliezer Segal Tuesday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m. to noon, AH118, Anderson Hall

Improving animal nutrition and food safety at heart of research study published in Nature Microbiology

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
As the world grapples with the big problem of feeding 7.6 billion people, University of Lethbridge adjunct professor Dr. Wade Abbott of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and his team have detailed the smallest of metabolic reactions with the goal of improving food security, food safety and animal nutrition.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of January 22 to 28

Monday, January 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.                                             Faculty Artists and Friends Concert Monday, Jan. 22, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., W570, University Recital Hall

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of January 15 to 21

Monday, January 15, 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.                                             Blue Monday Monday, Jan. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., various locations

U of L student joins iGEM delegation to present at Biological Weapons Convention

Friday, December 22, 2017
The University of Lethbridge’s iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team made quite a splash at November’s annual jamboree, providing the springboard for one U of L student to participate on the world stage. The iGEM team’s project focused on ways to make synthetic biology safe and available for everyone, says Chris Isaac (BSc’ 17), a biochemistry master’s student who has participated in iGEM since he was a Grade 11 student at Chinook High School.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of December 18 to 24

Monday, December 18, 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.                                             Songs to Light the Night – Candlelit Winter Solstice Concert Thursday, Dec. 21, 8:30 and 11 p.m., Southminster United Church

U of L chemistry student’s research published in top tier journal

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
University of Lethbridge master’s student Daniel Stuart, in collaboration with Drs. Michael Gerken and Stacey Wetmore, have cracked the case of the vanishing compound. Their research results were recently published in Angewandte Chemie, a top-notch, peer-reviewed scientific journal, and subsequently featured in a Research Highlight in the journal Nature.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of December 11 to 17

Monday, December 11, 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.                          Therapy Dogs Monday, Dec. 11, 6 to 7 p.m., L1008A & B, Library The Student Success Centre and the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Service are bringing some furry relief to students who are preparing for final exams.