News Releases

University of Lethbridge planning for significant return to campus for Fall 2021 semester

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Anticipating positive shifts in the coming months related to COVID-19 pandemic health directives, the University of Lethbridge is planning for a significant return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester. A special working group is currently consulting with faculty and others and working to determine how to offer as many course experiences on campus as possible, while ensuring the health of its students, faculty and staff in compliance with public health directives.

University of Lethbridge welcomes Dr. Dena McMartin as new Vice-President (Research) 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
A leading researcher in rural water management is poised to assume a senior management role with the University of Lethbridge.

Graduate level programs in public health and health care leaving application windows open 

Monday, February 8, 2021
With interest in public health and health-care careers at an all-time high, the University of Lethbridge is leaving open application windows for a variety of graduate level programs that span the health-care spectrum.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of February 8 to 12, 2021

Monday, February 8, 2021
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.                                                       The RNA Collaborative presents a talk by Dr. Melissa Moore of Moderna Therapeutics Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2 to 3 p.m., Zoom webinar

Costco generosity supports Dhillon School of Business students

Friday, February 5, 2021
Students in the Dhillon School of Business at the University of Lethbridge now have access to a second bursary thanks to a $25,000 donation from Costco Wholesale Canada. The gift builds on the bursary Costco first established in 2015 to provide one bursary to a second-year student in the Dhillon School of Business.

University of Lethbridge and North & Company LLP readying to present 10th annual Play Day to community

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Family Day is just around the corner, which means the annual University of Lethbridge Play Day, presented by North & Company LLP, is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Study into the effects of medical cannabis cultivars on COVID-19 virus advances to clinical study stage

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
U of L professors who authored groundbreaking research recovered from their own experience with the disease After receiving international attention, two University of Lethbridge studies that explored the potential for certain cannabis extracts to be used as additional therapies to combat COVID-19 have undergone peer review and have now been published in Aging, a top, open-access, bio-medical journal.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of January 18 to 24, 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021
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.                                                        Black History on the Prairies Tuesday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m., Zoom session

University of Lethbridge experts available for stories related to Blue Monday challenges

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Blue Monday is generally regarded as the most depressing day of the year and marked on the third Monday of January — this year being Monday, January 18. The combination of now due Christmas expenses, the heart of winter weather and the acquisition of excess pounds over the holiday break create what many see as a time when our mental health faces its greatest challenges. Add in the difficulty of the COVID-19 pandemic and this time of year may seem even more bleak.

Researchers find potential new diagnostic tool to help pregnant women at risk

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Collaborative effort between the University of Lethbridge and other Alberta universities has identified a new technique to help identify women at risk of metabolic disorders Between three and 20 per cent of pregnant women in Canada develop gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, and the health of both the mother and her developing child can be negatively affected if left untreated.