News Releases

Flexahopper Plastics president Bill Spenceley named 2018 Alumnus of the Year

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association (ULAA) is excited to announce Bill Spenceley (BSc ’81), president and owner of Flexahopper Plastics Ltd., as the 2018 Alumnus of the Year.

U of L grad student creates database of missing and murdered Indigenous women

Thursday, August 23, 2018
As a survivor of domestic and sexual violence and with hundreds of new cases of missing Indigenous women every year, Annita Lucchesi, a University of Lethbridge doctoral student, started a database of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). “The domestic violence almost killed me and I almost became one of the women on this list,” she says. “If that had happened to me, I would want my story to have meaning; I would want it to be used in the struggle to make sure that other women and girls don’t experience that, too.”

ARRTI Speaker Series features University of Calgary cancer researcher discussing DNA repair

Friday, August 17, 2018
Cancer is a major global health issue. Nearly one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, and one in four will die from the disease. Accordingly, it is of the utmost importance to research the underlying causes and mechanisms of this disease.

Globetrotting U of L sex researchers making a name for themselves

Thursday, August 16, 2018
If the student researchers in Dr. Paul Vasey’s lab aren’t out in the field collecting data in far-flung places, they’re presenting at international conferences and publishing articles. In early July, an article in Playboy called Scott Semenyna and Lanna Petterson, both doctoral students in Vasey’s lab, “rising stars” of sex research in Canada and termed the University of Lethbridge a “hotspot” for this type of research.

Advisory - Potato research in the spotlight as U of L welcomes Alberta potato growers and processors

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
What: Potato Research Lab Open House Who: Dr. Dmytro Yevtushenko, his students, and potato industry stakeholders Where: WS2086, Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building When: 11 a.m., Friday, August 17 The University of Lethbridge is opening the doors to Dr. Dmytro Yevtushenko’s potato research laboratory in an open house designed to give potato growers and processors an opportunity to see the research work being done and talk with the researchers themselves.

U of L alums documenting Waterton archaeology sites

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Last summer’s Kenow Wildfire destroyed more than 19,000 hectares in Waterton Lakes National Park and the resulting loss of vegetation has revealed archaeological sites that were previously hidden in the underbrush.

Research reveals importance of social experience, especially for females

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
New research from the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge has shown that strong and consistent social relationships are linked to a reduced anxiety response and more exploratory behaviour among female rats — a finding that could have implications for humans because of the growing use of electronic communications.

Celebrating the versatility of ribonucleic acid (RNA)

Monday, July 30, 2018
Wednesday, Aug. 1 marks the first ever annual RNA Day, a celebration of the vital biological molecule, ribonucleic acid. RNA is a close relative of the commonly known molecule, DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), and they, along with protein, are the three major biological molecules required for life.

U of L researcher exploring micronutrient treatment for ADHD in children

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may search for an alternative to the stimulant medication that is typically prescribed for the disorder, but the effectiveness of alternative approaches hasn’t been well established. Dr. Brenda Leung, assistant professor and the Emmy Droog Chair of Complementary and Alternative Healthcare at the University of Lethbridge’s Faculty of Health Sciences, hopes to change that with a new study that’s the first of its kind in North America.

Breakthrough discovery in U of L collaborative research study brings potential for new cancer therapies

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Drs. Olga and Igor Kovalchuk at the University of Lethbridge, in collaboration with researchers at Qiqihar Medical University in China, the University of Michigan and Boston University, have shown for the first time that interactions between microRNAs, which are very small ribonucleic acid molecules, and transfer RNA (tRNA) can affect cell reproduction and cell death.