News Releases

University of Lethbridge researcher continues his quest to develop a new treatment for brain cancer

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Dr. Nehal Thakor, a University of Lethbridge professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is one of only two Canadian researchers to earn a grant from the American Brain Tumor Association as he continues his quest to find a new has received a $50,000 grant to facilitate his research in finding a new therapeutic target for glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer.

University of Lethbridge iGEM teams bring home medals

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
After devoting months of work to their projects, the University of Lethbridge’s high school and collegiate iGEM teams brought home the hardware at the recent iGEM grand jamboree held in Paris. The 26-member collegiate team was awarded a gold, with a dozen team members making the trip to Paris for the competition. The 18-member high school team was awarded a silver and attended the jamboree virtually.

Advisory — Giving Tuesday campaign a success — student breakfast coupon distribution begins Tuesday

Monday, December 4, 2023
Thanks to the support of the University of Lethbridge community, $6,222 was raised during this year’s Buy a Student a Breakfast Giving Tuesday campaign. As a result, 1,037 breakfasts are now available to ULethbridge students as they begin their final exam push at our Lethbridge and Calgary campuses.

Unique rural perspectives on medically assisted dying must be considered in policy and service provision

Monday, December 4, 2023
As Canadians from all walks of life continue to contemplate how medical assistance in dying (MAiD) may influence their end-of-life decision-making, a recent study out of the University of Lethbridge suggests that those living in a rural setting are influenced by distinct factors that present both challenges and opportunities with respect to MAiD.

New pathway to law degree at heart of partnership between University of Lethbridge and Bond University

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
A new partnership between the University of Lethbridge and Australia’s 

Advisory — Representatives available to speak to new University of Lethbridge partnership with Australia’s Bond University

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Senior administrators from both the University of Lethbridge and Australia’s Bond University will be available to speak about a new partnership between the two universities that will result in dual degrees for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Management students. WHAT: New partnership agreement for dual degrees WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1:15 p.m. WHERE: University Hall, A780 (one floor above Urban Café)

Buy A Student A Breakfast campaign a simple gesture with immeasurable impact

Monday, November 27, 2023
Students are the focus of the University of Lethbridge’s annual Giving Tuesday campaign — Buy A Student A Breakfast (BASAB) — which kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Agriculture research, innovation and training earns RDAR support, extending three important faculty positions 

Monday, November 27, 2023
A trio of term-limited University of Lethbridge researchers in the Department of Biological Sciences have secured nearly $700,000 in funding support from Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) that will allow their important agriculture portfolios to continue through 2027-28.

Art Gallery exhibition bridging gaps between historical cultural material and contemporary art 

Thursday, November 23, 2023
A unique new exhibit in the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery is bridging the gaps between contemporary art and historical cultural material housed in museums.

Advisory — Virtual cross-provincial panel to discuss ramifications of Alberta’s proposed withdrawal from Canada Pension Plan 

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
In September 2023, the Alberta government released the LifeWorks report detailing the possibility of a withdrawal from the Canada Pension Plan.