News Releases

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.”

U of L researcher to explore safe and healthy sexual expression for long-term care residents living with dementia

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Dr. Julia Brassolotto, a Faculty of Health Sciences professor at the University of Lethbridge, and co-investigators, Drs. Pia Kontos and Alisa Grigorovich from the University of Toronto, are looking to develop and evaluate a toolkit that can be used in long-term care settings to support healthy and safe sexual expression for people with dementia.

Peer connections the focus of new Student Wellness Ambassador Program supported by former chancellor

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Janice Varzari headlines program fundraising with matching donation A new program designed to enhance student wellness at the University of Lethbridge is receiving a boost of support from its former chancellor, Janice Varzari (BN ’90, MEd ’02).

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of April 12 to 17, 2021

Monday, April 12, 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.                                                        Integra Contemporary Electroacoustics Ensemble — Remote Tuesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., online

U of L master’s student helps develop a better way to measure drug loading, enhance vaccine efficacy

Thursday, April 8, 2021
In a recently published article in ACS Nano, a high-impact nanoscience and nanotechnology journal, University of Lethbridge master’s student Amy Henrickson (BSc ’17) and her collaborators at the University of British Columbia have devised a better way of measuring drug loading in lipid nanoparticle formulations (LNPs) using analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC).

University of Lethbridge supporting Green Shirt Day, President Mahon ambassador for plasma donor centre

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The University of Lethbridge is following the lead of the courageous Boulet family and working to turn tragedy into life-saving support for generations to come.

Donor engagement and alumni relations the focus of new University of Lethbridge vice-president Greenwood 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
An experienced leader in revenue development and alumni and donor engagement in Canadian post-secondaries is the newest vice-president at the University of Lethbridge. Kathy Greenwood, who has been at the forefront of several prominent and successful multi-million dollar fundraising and engagement campaigns for post-secondary schools throughout Western Canada, is the U of L's new vice-president development and alumni relations.

U of L researcher earns funding to pursue a suite of critical studies supporting area beef industry

Thursday, April 1, 2021
With more than $700,000 in funding over two years from the province’s new Results Driven Agricultural Research (RDAR) fund, Dr. Kim Stanford, a research associate at the University of Lethbridge, will continue her research studies that support the beef industry. Further funding from the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) will allow Stanford and her collaborators to produce a series of podcasts called Cows on the Planet.

New University Drive sign provides revenue generation opportunity for the U of L

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Drivers travelling on University Drive may have noticed a new sign being erected at the entrance to the University of Lethbridge.

McCain Foundation investment paves the way for U of L studentships in sustainable agriculture

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A virtual media availability with Dr. Erasmus Okine (U of L) and Jeremy Carter (McCain) is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Any media wanting to attend can send an email to and request the Zoom link. Thanks to a $280,000 investment by the McCain Foundation, University of Lethbridge graduate students will further contribute to innovation in sustainable agriculture.