News Releases

Businesswoman, philanthropist, community supporter Nancy Southern to receive honorary degree 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
One of Canada’s most powerful women in business never wavered from her core values of philanthropy and community spirit — attributes the University of Lethbridge will celebrate at Fall 2022 Convocation by presenting Nancy Southern with an honorary degree. As the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of both ATCO and Canadian Utilities, Southern possesses all the qualities that make for a successful leader — courage, collaboration and humility, a passion for diversity and human rights, and an unwavering desire to create a better future for all constituents.

University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s basketball team a welcome haven for Ukrainian nationals 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Sport vernacular is often filled with references to war as commentators seek to elevate the action they’re describing to engage viewers. Teams enter into “battle” with one another, home run hitters, golfers and three-point shooters “hit bombs” and the ebb and flow of games is often described as “attacking and defending.” For University of Lethbridge Pronghorns basketball players Viktoriia Kovalevska and Vlada Hozalova, the terms and phrases ring hollow, because war is the reality from which they fled in Ukraine to continue to pursue their basketball dream.

University of Lethbridge partners with Blood Tribe Health to expand health service delivery, education and research

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Rooted in a shared commitment to honour the health-related Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Blood Tribe Department of Health and the University of Lethbridge are partnering to expand health services capacity and delivery on the Blood Reserve through a memorandum of understanding (MOU).  In co-creation with the Blood Tribe, ULethbridge is seeking to build a sustainable model to enable the provision of provincial health mandates on the Blood Reserve. This includes immediate access to maternal and surgical health services as well as emergency care.

Pronghorn Athletics introduces Saokiawakaasi Scholarship for Blackfoot student-athletes

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Blackfoot student-athletes have long been key contributors to the University of Lethbridge (Iniskim) and Pronghorn Athletics, representing the University as leaders in the classroom and on their respective teams. Today, ULethbridge and Pronghorn Athletics is excited to introduce the Saokiawakaasi Scholarship, a student award designed to create even more opportunity for Blackfoot student-athletes.

University of Lethbridge Alumni Association inducts four members into Alumni Honour Society

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association’s (ULAA) Alumni Honour Society is adding four new members for 2022, recognizing significant contributions the inductees are making to their respective communities. The new honour society members reflect the breadth and depth of the ULethbridge alumni family and showcase the valuable work alumni are doing throughout the province, the country and worldwide.

Advisory — Pronghorn Athletics to award first Saokiawakaasi Scholarship to Blackfoot student-athlete 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Blackfoot student-athletes have long been key contributors to the University of Lethbridge (Iniskim) and Pronghorn Athletics, representing the University as leaders in the classroom and on their respective teams. Join ULethbridge and Pronghorn Athletics as we introduce the Saokiawakaasi Scholarship, a student award designed to create even more opportunity for Blackfoot student-athletes. WHAT: Introduction of Saokiawakaasi Scholarship and first scholarship recipient WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1 p.m.

University of Lethbridge Alumni Association names Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni award winners

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association (ULAA) is excited to recognize two distinguished alumni with its major awards for 2022, naming Dr. Dennis Sumara (BA/BEd ’80, MEd ’90) as winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award and Felipe Civita Ferreira (BMgt ’14) as recipient of the Young Alumni Award.

University of Lethbridge names the 2022-2023 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholar

Monday, September 26, 2022
Dr. Laura Keffer-Wilkes (MSc ’12, PhD ’16) an instructor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, has been selected as the 2022-2023 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Scholar. “We are pleased to announce that Laura will be the University’s EDI scholar for this year,” says Martha Mathurin-Moe, executive director of equity, diversity and inclusion. “Her project is broad based and not only seeks to remove barriers that women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) face, but also encourage younger women to consider STEM careers.”

University of Lethbridge Alumni Association names new president

Monday, September 26, 2022
Deirdre McKenna (BA ’94), a partner at Davidson & Williams LLP, has assumed the role of president of the University of Lethbridge Alumni Association (ULAA).

PUBlic Professor Series returns with in-person events at Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge 

Monday, September 26, 2022
First session is a hot topic as Dr. Laura Chasmer discusses the growing impact of wildfire  Like many places worldwide, Canada is experiencing increasing impacts from wildfires. Our summers are becoming smokier, fire seasons are getting longer, and fires are becoming more severe and complex, putting communities at risk. When fires impact communities, important questions are asked: Why are wildfires changing? How are they changing? What can we do to protect communities from fire?