News Releases

Advisory - Career Transitions hosts 15th annual Cardboard Boat Race for middle and high school students

Friday, November 10, 2017
WHAT: 15th annual Cardboard Boat Race, hosted by Career Transitions WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 9:40 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre and 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness, University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge study to examine state of water security in Alberta Métis communities

Thursday, November 9, 2017
For the vast majority of Canadians, the concept of not having readily available drinking water is literally foreign – something only developing countries have to face. Unfortunately, residents of rural and remote communities, many of which are indigenous, face the problem of trying to find potable water every day of their lives.

Advisory - University of Lethbridge and Pronghorn Athletics to dedicate statue donated by track icon George Gemer

Thursday, November 9, 2017
WHAT: The University of Lethbridge and Pronghorn Athletics are proud to dedicate a statue donated by former Pronghorns track and field coach and southern Alberta athletics icon George Gemer (LLD ’11). WHEN: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Southwest corner of Students’ Union Patio (bus loop area), University of Lethbridge.

Media resources for Remembrance Day

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Remembrance Day was created as a way to commemorate members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war and peace. The date, Nov. 11, also marks the time when fighting stopped in the First World War.                             As Remembrance Day approaches, media are invited to speak with several University of Lethbridge professors who have studied wartime and its effects on those who fought and those who stayed at home:

Brawn Family Foundation gift to sponsor University of Lethbridge student in Semester at Sea program

Monday, November 6, 2017
University of Lethbridge students will have the opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience thanks to the generosity of the Brawn Family Foundation and the Semester at Sea program.

International Education Week at the University of Lethbridge celebrates global perspectives

Monday, November 6, 2017
The University of Lethbridge will join over 100 countries around the globe in celebrating International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 6-10, 2017 with a host of performances, demonstrations, lectures, films and assorted activities. As part of IEW, the Department of Asian Studies and the International Office will also be presenting Asian Culture Days.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of November 6 to 12

Monday, November 6, 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.                          Music at Noon — Blaine Hendsbee, tenor, and Glen Montgomery, piano Tuesday, Nov. 7, 12:15, W570, Recital Hall

Advisory - Brawn Family Foundation to make major gift in support of students and global citizenship

Friday, November 3, 2017
WHAT: The University of Lethbridge, to kick off International Education Week, will announce a major gift from the Brawn Family Foundation in support of students and global citizenship WHEN: Monday, November 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. WHERE: University Centre for the Arts Atrium The University of Lethbridge will join over 100 countries around the globe in celebrating International Education Week, kicking off the festivities with a major gift announcement from the Brawn Family Foundation. -- 30 --  Contact:

U of L unveils commemorative scotch whisky in celebration of its 50th anniversary

Thursday, November 2, 2017
The University of Lethbridge’s 50th Anniversary Scotch gives aficionados the chance to get their hands on a unique 25-year-old scotch and help support U of L student scholarships at the same time.

U of L community organizes fundraiser to help people in Puerto Rico

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Donors will receive greeting created by Lethbridge artist April Matisz Growing up in Puerto Rico, Francisco Gomez Jimenez, a University of Lethbridge doctoral student, knew the island as a tropical paradise. But the view through the plane window as his flight descended into the airport at San Juan on Sept. 30 was shocking. “Puerto Rico was brown. There were no leaves on the trees. It looked like a completely different place from the one I last visited in June,” he says. “It’s always this lush, green island. Now it’s barren. It’s just devastated.”