News Releases

Advisory - U of L to announce nearly $2 million for neuroscience research

Mon, 03/12/2018
Media are invited to join the University of Lethbridge as it announces Canadian Institutes for Health Research funding grants for two research projects involving U of L neuroscientists. These research projects focus on aspects of Alzheimer’s disease: one will look at cognitive reserve and the other will examine how plaques in the brain affect neurons that serve as the brain’s compass. Who – Drs. Erasmus Okine, vice-president (research), and neuroscientists Bruce McNaughton and Majid Mohajerani What – CIHR funding announcement

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of March 12 to 17

Mon, 03/12/2018
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.                                             Conversations in the Arts Monday, March 12, noon to 1:30 p.m., W870, Centre for the Arts

Brain Awareness Week to highlight local ground-breaking discoveries

Fri, 03/09/2018
Brain Awareness Week at the University of Lethbridge, March 13 to 17, will showcase the world-renowned neuroscience research being conducted right here in southern Alberta. “The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience is the only research facility of its kind in Canada,” says Dr. Artur Luczak, a neuroscience researcher and professor and Brain Awareness Week organizer. “We want the public to step inside and learn about the incredible activities that are taking in their community. Everyone is welcome and all ages are encouraged to participate.”

Agricultural Students’ Society hosting renowned agri-marketer Robert Saik at inaugural Grow the Future Gala

Tue, 03/06/2018
Robert Saik, renowned author, movie producer, agriculture advocate and the 2014 Agri-Marketer of the Year, will be the keynote speaker at the Agricultural Students’ Society’s inaugural Grow the Future Gala, Friday, Mar. 16 in the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union Ballrooms. Commonly referred to as the Aggies, the student club created the Grow the Future Gala to showcase the accomplishments of the club’s work over the past year and highlight the agriculture-related work being done at the University to local industry.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of March 5 to 11

Mon, 03/05/2018
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.                                             Indigenous Awareness Days presents three events: Culture & Community Resource Fair Monday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Union ballrooms

University of Lethbridge and University of Calgary researchers collaborate to tackle hepatitis B virus

Thu, 03/01/2018
For Lethbridge residents suffering from the effects of chronic HBV and its resulting health problems, treatment options in Lethbridge do not exist, sending most patients to the Calgary Liver Unit. On Thursday, Mar. 8, Calgary Liver Unit Medical Director Dr. Carla Coffin will present her work at the University of Lethbridge as part of the U of L’s Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI) Speaker Series.

Reaction to Federal Budget announcement

Tue, 02/27/2018
Dr. Claudia Malacrida, associate vice-president (research) at the University of Lethbridge, was one of nine panelists who participated in Canada’s Fundamental Science Review, serves on the Federation of Social Science and Humanities Board of Directors, and serves on the governing council for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Following is her reaction to today’s Federal Budget announcement and specifically funding as it relates to scientific research.

Canadian author Lorri Neilsen Glenn to visit U of L

Mon, 02/26/2018
As part of a tour for her new book Following the River, Traces of Red River Women, Dr. Lorri Neilsen Glenn will stop at the U of L on Feb. 27 to speak to students in the Faculty of Education and do an evening public reading.   Neilsen Glenn, professor emerita at Mount Saint Vincent University and former Poet Laureate for Halifax, lived in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan before moving to Nova Scotia in 1983. She is the author and editor of 14 books of poetry, nonfiction and scholarly work.  

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of February 26 to March 4

Mon, 02/26/2018
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.                                             Harley Hotchkiss Memorial Lecturer Monday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to noon, EP1201, CCBN

U of L oral history project commemorates Alberta's African-American settlers

Tue, 02/20/2018
After more than a year in the making, a film documenting the lives of black settlers in Alberta and Saskatchewan and their experiences with discrimination will premiere in Edmonton during Black History Month.

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