News Releases

Golden Jubilee Awards will provide $50,000 in scholarships to help celebrate the U of L’s 50th anniversary

Thu, 12/01/2016
The Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Lethbridge has established five Golden Jubilee Awards worth $10,000 each to mark the institution’s 50th anniversary in 2017. “We are one of the founding Faculties of the University and we thought this would be a good opportunity to have a positive impact on students,” says Dr. Craig Cooper, dean of the Faculty. “One way we can do that is by offering awards of significant value.”

Three U of L professors examine Western Canada during the First World War

Tue, 11/29/2016
In addition to the scholarly work that has been done on Canadian soldiers who served in the First World War, three University of Lethbridge professors have focused their research on the war’s effects on those who were on the home front. On Wednesday evening, Drs. Kristine Alexander, Amy Shaw and Elizabeth Galway reveal their findings and insights during a presentation called Western Canada at War.

New study to offer free online counselling for rural and remote people struggling with gambling disorders

Mon, 11/28/2016
  For people living in rural communities and experiencing problems with gambling, the support and resources available to help them are often limited. A new University of Lethbridge study is seeking to help those struggling with a gambling disorder by offering free online counselling.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 3

Mon, 11/28/2016
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.                          Self-Defense Workshops — Campus Women’s Centre Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., PE255

Four research projects boosted by CREDO funding

Wed, 11/23/2016
The latest round of funding through the University of Lethbridge’s Community of Research Excellence Development Opportunities (CREDO) program will provide $25,000 to each of four diverse research projects. They include a local oral history project, a study into green bonds and their effect on the stock market, research into how children’s gender identity influences the way they produce sounds, and ways that countries with minority official languages can improve proficiency through education and training policies.

Inaugural conference focuses on how children learn language

Tue, 11/22/2016
From children learning English as a second language to the effects of electronics on the developing brain, the first annual Child Language Acquisition Research in Alberta (CLARA) Conference promises to be of interest to researchers, clinicians, teachers and parents alike.

U of L scientists to be featured on The Nature of Things

Mon, 11/21/2016
The research work of three University of Lethbridge scientists will be highlighted in Thursday’s episode of The Nature of Things. The popular program hosted by David Suzuki airs on CBC Television and presents science stories in an engaging and informative way. Think Like an Animal features research on hummingbirds and primates conducted by Drs. Andrew Hurly, Louise Barrett and Sergio Pellis.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Nov. 21 to 26

Mon, 11/21/2016
The University of Lethbridge has a number of 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.                        The Importance of Being Earnest Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Saturday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre

University of Lethbridge iGEM team golden, now focused on next steps with Lethbridge Fire and EMS

Fri, 11/18/2016
  Their project is once again golden and now the University of Lethbridge iGEM team is excited to embark on the next phase – determining if and how their plan to improve the cleanliness of emergency medical vehicles is feasible.

U of L student’s doctoral research published in prestigious science journal

Wed, 11/16/2016
Dr. Laura Keffer-Wilkes (MSc ’12, PhD ’16) spent four years conducting research into the function of a protein important for gene expression, and her hard work and persistence has paid off.

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