News Releases

U of L researchers net $1.8 million to help solve the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
University of Lethbridge researchers are looking at the potential for cannabis compounds to treat or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease, as well as to track and possibly stop abnormal proteins from spreading damage in the brain with $1.8 million in funding grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Robert McDonald and his team at the U of L’s Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN), will use preclinical animal models to investigate marijuana compounds as potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

U of L students tackle food insecurity on campus

Monday, March 15, 2021
Through the University of Lethbridge’s Nourish initiative, student clubs have joined forces to decrease food insecurity on campus during March, which is Nutrition Month. With one in five students facing food scarcity, around 2,000 students sometimes run out of food and cannot afford to buy more.

University of Lethbridge equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives boosted by federal grant

Friday, March 12, 2021
The University of Lethbridge is one of 12 post-secondary institutions from across Canada receiving a highly competitive two-year grant to help identify and overcome systemic barriers that impede the career advancement, recruitment and retention of underrepresented and equity-deserving groups.

Lethbridge Regional Science Fair stays virtual for 2021

Friday, March 12, 2021
The Southern Alberta Technology Council (SATC), which has organized the Lethbridge Regional Science Fair and Science Olympics since 2002, is going ahead with a virtual platform for the 2021 Regional Science Fair event.

University of Lethbridge encourages students to be in Lethbridge for Fall 2021 in-person experience

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Fall registration date moved back to allow for additional planning The University of Lethbridge is continuing its work with students, Faculties and campus units to finalize details on what a significantly expanded personal experience will look like in Fall 2021. Included among the many options being explored by the committees is a full reopening of its Lethbridge campus.

Integrated Management Experience cohort invites community support for Streets Alive Mosaic project

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
A new fundraising event initiated by students from the Dhillon School of Business’ Integrated Management Experience (IME) program is boosting hope in Lethbridge’s downtown core.

Drama student entry takes home top award in 2021 Play Right Prize playwriting competition 

Monday, March 8, 2021
Dramatic Arts student Jessica Syratt is the winner of the 2021 Play Right Prize competition for her entry, The Evening Comes.  Syratt’s play was described by the competition jury as, “a poetic, spiritually rich, three-woman rumination on the common experience of grief and loss through different ages and time periods. Beautifully structured, layered with song and ritual, and authentically moving, the play exhibits a mature understanding of the power of language to express, share, and hopefully to heal, profound sorrow.”

University of Lethbridge Spring 2021 Convocation celebration to remain online

Thursday, March 4, 2021
The University of Lethbridge will once again celebrate the accomplishments of its graduating students in a virtual setting this spring by holding Spring 2021 Convocation online.

Prospective students invited to take part in Saturday’s uLethbridge Virtual Open House – Spring 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Anticipating more physical doors opening in the fall, the University of Lethbridge will throw open its virtual doors to prospective students on Saturday, May 6 for the annual spring open house.

Elder led research and creation project, Mootookakio’ssin, reactivates Indigenous objects 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Mootookakio’ssin, at its simplest description, is a project to create detailed images of historical Blackfoot objects housed in British museums. At its most complex, it is creating a virtual home for Indigenous objects, a place to reactivate the Blackfoot relations within them and transfer that knowledge all the way from Britain back to their peoples in southern Alberta.