News Releases

In a first for the U of L, a religious studies scholar wins a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Friday, July 16, 2021
Dr. Shayne Dahl (BA ’07), who was a sessional instructor in the University of Lethbridge’s Department of Religious Studies until the end of April, has been awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, one of only 70 awarded across Canada and a first for the U of L. The two-year fellowship worth $140,000 provides funding to postdoctoral fellows who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth.

U of L appoints its first executive director of equity, diversity and inclusion

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Personal experience, a journey in internationalization, an academic interest driven by curiosity and a desire to influence meaningful change have marked a journey that has brought Martha Mathurin-Moe to the University of Lethbridge as the first Executive Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Mathurin-Moe assumes the newly created role — one that is considered a key leadership position in senior administration — at the U of L in early September.

Keep the learning going all summer long with the Building Brains game bag

Monday, July 12, 2021
The folks at the University of Lethbridge’s Building Brains Together group have developed a game bag to keep kids learning all summer long while they’re having fun.

High school students gain exposure to University of Lethbridge research programs through HYRS initiative

Monday, July 5, 2021
Second-year public health student Zaynab Enayetullah knows first-hand the value of the annual Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program. As COVID restrictions continue to lift, a hybrid HYRS model will once again allow a select group of area high school students in-person access to University of Lethbridge faculty members and facilities when the program kicks off July 9.

New certificate options from Dhillon School of Business create pathways for foreign-trained accountants 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
A suite of three certificate options created by the University of Lethbridge’s Dhillon School of Business is designed to help foreign-trained accountants resume their professional careers in Canada.

Gift provides tuition awards for oral history summer institute

Monday, June 28, 2021
The University of Lethbridge recently held its first ever Oral History Summer Institute (OHSI), an opportunity open to anyone interested in oral history, from family historians and genealogists to community organizers and students. As part of the Faculty of Arts & Science rollout of courses geared toward continuing education and professional development, participants learned about oral history methods and theories, heard from practising oral historians and got hands-on experience in workshop and feedback sessions.

Launch of uLethbridge Agri-Food Summer Series brings research and agriculture industry together

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Big ideas are growing in southern Alberta, and it’s one of the reasons the area is one of the world’s most important agricultural zones. The University of Lethbridge and area producers are looking to ensure ideas continue to germinate with the launch of the uLethbridge Agri-Food Summer Seriesconversations.

U of L student helps Canadians celebrate Filipino Heritage Month

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Lionel Migrino, a fifth-year University of Lethbridge student in the Dhillon School of Business (Calgary campus), has turned his camera lens on members of his Filipino community as part of a CBC Instagram project called Kapitbahay for Filipino Heritage Month.

Examining the impact of Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils

Thursday, June 17, 2021
A first-of-its-kind University of Lethbridge study has found that the effectiveness of Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils in enhancing land stewardship and water management is closely link to how well they are connected to and engaged with municipal governments.

University of Lethbridge medal winners shine for 2021 Spring Convocation

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The University of Lethbridge is excited to celebrate the achievements of its newest graduates this week during our online 2021 Spring Convocation. Distinguishing themselves among the many outstanding graduates are the U of L’s medal winners for 2021. They are as follows: Gold Medal of the Governor General — Douglas Turnbull (Awarded to the student with the highest academic standing at the graduate level) See writeup below