News Releases

Advisory - Management Students’ Society seeking to raise $10,000 for United Way at Chillin’ 4 Charity

Friday, October 6, 2017
WHAT: Chillin’ 4 Charity fundraising event for the United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Bus loop outside Students’ Union Building, University of Lethbridge

Popular U of L Spooky Science Weekend 2017 opens for registration Saturday

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Ghost rockets, mysterious floating coffins and supernatural slime are just a few of the ghoulish activities that await youngsters at this year’s Spooky Science Weekend at the University of Lethbridge. Registration for the Spooky Science Weekend opens Saturday, October 7 at noon on a first-come, first-served basis at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lets-talk-science-spooky-science-night-2017-tickets-38603352667.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of October 2 to 8

Monday, October 2, 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.                          Rehearsals in Co-Sufficiency: Plant Tenders (and other future currencies) Monday, Oct. 2 to Friday, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Helen Christou Gallery (Level 9 of LINC, next to Starbucks)

U of L to broaden access to STEM clubs

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Destination Exploration at the University of Lethbridge, in partnership with the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division, will offer STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) clubs to upper elementary and junior high school students this school year, thanks to a grant from the Arconic Foundation.

Grant to help U of L researcher explore genetic links to same-sex sexual attraction

Monday, September 25, 2017
A recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will help Dr. Paul Vasey, a University of Lethbridge psychology professor, determine if genes associated with male same-sex sexual attraction are the same across cultures. The NIH is an agency of the American government dedicated to biomedical and public health research, annually investing billions of dollars in medical research. Vasey is among a handful of U of L researchers who have received funding from the agency.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of September 25 to October 1

Monday, September 25, 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.                        5 Days of Health Monday, Sept. 25 to Thursday, Sept. 29, various times, Markin Hall Atrium and Friday, Sept. 29, L1008A & B, Library

U of L shows record enrolment as the 2017-2018 academic year gets underway

Thursday, September 21, 2017
With the new academic year now in full swing, the University of Lethbridge is pleased to welcome all new and returning students — all 8,724 of them — to its Lethbridge and Calgary campuses. Overall enrolment increased by 1.1 per cent from the previous fall and represents a record number of students studying at the U of L. “We’re up 96 students from last year and that’s where we hoped to be,” says Kathleen Massey, associate vice-president (students). “There’s balanced growth at both the undergraduate and doctoral levels and that’s a healthy thing for a research university.”

Scholarship program to honour influential quartet, support educational opportunities for Blackfoot students

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Seeking to preserve the Blackfoot cultural legacies of four influential men while furthering educational opportunities for Blackfoot students, Dr. Robert and Mrs. Priscilla Janes and the University of Lethbridge have created a series of new student awards for Blackfoot students.

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

Monday, September 18, 2017
    For immediate release — Monday, September 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.                          Science Literacy Week kickoff Monday, Sept. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Kids’ Corner, Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch

New Take Two speaker series to focus on U of L research

Thursday, September 14, 2017
As Associate Vice-President Research, Dr. Claudia Malacrida wants to demonstrate the diversity and depth of research done at a small, liberal arts institution like the University of Lethbridge. To that end, she created a new speaker series called Take Two. Once underway, the Take Two sessions will feature two researchers who approach a topic from different perspectives.