News Releases

Destination Exploration celebrating Science Odyssey with free, unplugged STEM learning activities

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Do your children have inquisitive minds, like to solve problems or create experiments? Are you looking for an activity that doesn’t involve logging into a web call? Destination Exploration (DE) is here for you. Throughout 2021 Science Odyssey (continuing through May 16), DE is offering free, engaging, hands-on, unplugged learning opportunities for the community. STEM Explorers on the Go, created for children aged 6-12 and their families, brings the principles of science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) into your house.

Albertans turning to alcohol, cannabis as they deal with symptoms of PTSD throughout prolonged pandemic 

Monday, May 3, 2021
People who have never before struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are beginning to show symptoms of PTSD and turning to substances such as alcohol and cannabis to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. A suite of studies by University of Lethbridge researcher Dr. Cheryl Currie has identified that many adults are looking for help for these problems in Alberta.

Continuing education options open doors to new skills, career advancement and suite of opportunities 

Friday, April 30, 2021
University of Lethbridge students are fortunate to have access to world-leading faculty, unparalleled student experiences and cutting-edge research opportunities on two of the best campus settings you could ever find. These experiences aren’t the sole domain of full-time students, rather through Open Studies and continuing education courses, the U of L experience is open to all.

GreenSTEM funding supports startup dsBioscience Inc. as it builds off iGEM project success 

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Have you ever wondered how clean surfaces really are — even after you’ve tried to disinfect them? What’s really there and what can you do to ensure invisible microbes and pathogens are gone?

Police charges laid pertaining to former employee

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
In March 2018, University of Lethbridge employees discovered a fraud perpetrated by a fellow employee. This week, Lethbridge Police Services (LPS) arrested and charged this individual with multiple offences. The LPS statement can be found here. This employee, with more than 30 years of experience at the University, abused her detailed knowledge of the financial systems of the U of L and falsified records to conceal the estimated theft of $580,000.

U of L researcher leading the fight against blackleg of potato

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Dr. Michele Konschuh, a research associate in the Department of Biological Sciences, is leading a study to help ensure Alberta’s potato industry stays healthy, thanks to a three-year grant from the province’s Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) fund and in-kind support from stakeholders in the potato industry.

U of L professor Dr. Jennifer Mather served as the scientific adviser on Oscar-winning documentary

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
A documentary film 10 years in the making, My Octopus Teacher won an Oscar for best documentary feature at Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony and those cheering included Dr. Jennifer Mather, a University of Lethbridge psychology professor and octopus expert. “I was really pleased to see this wonderful documentary win an Oscar,” says Mather. “Craig has created a film that helps us understand more about octopuses and how intelligent they are.”

Looking backwards, and forwards, at 20 years of supporting the fine arts 

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Conga lines and sing-alongs, chefs and serenades, performances, pottery, prints and more.

AGRI researchers find gambling and problem gambling on the decline, yet troubling numbers still exist

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Despite more gambling options being available to Canadians, the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling is on the decline throughout the country according to recent Statistics Canada data from the 2018 Canadian Community Health Survey. A recent study out of the Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) indicates that while these numbers are positive overall, troubling trends still exist.

Celebrating our volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Monday, April 19, 2021
During National Volunteer Week from April 18 to 24, the University of Lethbridge is celebrating the efforts of all volunteers, including our staff, faculty and students, who continue to offer their services during the pandemic. “This pandemic has really highlighted a lot of the inequities in our social structure and gaps in care,” says Dr. Shelly Wismath, dean of the School of Liberal Education. “In some ways, there’s a greater need for volunteers than ever, but it has to be done differently with careful attention to health and the need for distancing.”