News Releases

U of L establishes Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs

Thu, 02/01/2018
Post-doctoral fellows at the University of Lethbridge will soon have a new administrative home with the establishment of the Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs. “We’ve had post-doctoral fellows on this campus for a number of years now,” says Dr. Robert Wood, dean of Graduate Studies and Post-Doctoral Affairs. “In the past, they were considered trainees. That changed recently with the passing of Bill 7 and now they are considered employees, creating some needs institutionally to provide further accommodation.”

University inviting prospective students to campus for Exploration Open House, Saturday, Feb. 3

Wed, 01/31/2018
The University of Lethbridge is throwing open its doors for prospective students, their families and the community on Saturday, Feb. 3 for its Exploration Open House. This is the second successive year that the University has offered a spring open house event in addition to the traditional fall open house, giving even more students the opportunity to explore campus, meet faculty and staff and discover the opportunities that await at the U of L.

U of L hosts its first High School Model UN Conference

Tue, 01/30/2018
The University of Lethbridge is excited to announce its first ever High School Model United Nations Conference. During the conference, students will learn how to creatively solve problems that may arise by building leadership skills, innovative thinking, teamwork, expressing ideas and listening to others.

Destination Exploration earns Mentorship Award

Tue, 01/30/2018
Destination Exploration, the University of Lethbridge’s youth science program, netted a Mentorship Award at the Actua awards banquet in Ottawa recently. Actua is a Canadian charitable organization delivering science and technology experiences to youth, with membership that spans 36 colleges and universities.

Destination Exploration receives CanCode funding through Actua to expand digital programming for youth

Mon, 01/29/2018
Actua, the national organization that represents Destination Exploration at the University of Lethbridge, has been named the largest recipient of funding from the Government of Canada’s new CanCode program. CanCode is a $50-million fund, announced in the federal budget 2017, that supports the development of coding and digital skills for youth across Canada.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of January 29 to February 4

Mon, 01/29/2018
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.                                             Department of Religious Studies speaker Dr. Eliezer Segal Tuesday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m. to noon, AH118, Anderson Hall

Improving animal nutrition and food safety at heart of research study published in Nature Microbiology

Tue, 01/23/2018
As the world grapples with the big problem of feeding 7.6 billion people, University of Lethbridge adjunct professor Dr. Wade Abbott of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and his team have detailed the smallest of metabolic reactions with the goal of improving food security, food safety and animal nutrition.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of January 22 to 28

Mon, 01/22/2018
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.                                             Faculty Artists and Friends Concert Monday, Jan. 22, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., W570, University Recital Hall

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of January 15 to 21

Mon, 01/15/2018
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.                                             Blue Monday Monday, Jan. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., various locations

U of L student joins iGEM delegation to present at Biological Weapons Convention

Fri, 12/22/2017
The University of Lethbridge’s iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team made quite a splash at November’s annual jamboree, providing the springboard for one U of L student to participate on the world stage. The iGEM team’s project focused on ways to make synthetic biology safe and available for everyone, says Chris Isaac (BSc’ 17), a biochemistry master’s student who has participated in iGEM since he was a Grade 11 student at Chinook High School.

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