News Releases

U of L iGEM teams succeed at provincial competition and prepare for Giant Jamboree

Wed, 10/11/2017
The University of Lethbridge international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) collegiate and high school teams are readying for November’s Giant Jamboree after they came away with awards and cash prizes at the recent annual aGEM (Alberta Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Edmonton.

University of Lethbridge Pronghorns sole sisters helping souls

Tue, 10/10/2017
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Women’s Basketball team, with the support of the Faculty of Education and Runners Soul, has been leading the Reclaiming Your Sole shoe drive to make sure local children and teens have a pair of athletic shoes. More than 100 pairs of shoes have been donated and members of the Horns women’s basketball team will be delivering shoes to Lethbridge Family Services – Immigrant Services, located at 1107 2A Ave. N., on Thursday, October 12 at 10 a.m. Media are invited to attend.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of October 10 to 15

Tue, 10/10/2017
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.                          World Mental Health Day Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Atrium, University Hall

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

Fri, 10/06/2017
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

Thu, 10/05/2017
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

Mon, 10/02/2017
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

Tue, 09/26/2017
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

Mon, 09/25/2017
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

Mon, 09/25/2017
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

Thu, 09/21/2017
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.”

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