We are one of Canada's leading research universities


in medical and science grants in Canada

(Maclean's 2020)


University, primarily undergraduate category

(Maclean's 2021)

Top 3

Primarily undergraduate universities in Canada

(Research InfoSource 2019)


Research university overall in Canada

(Maclean's 2020)

$15.78M in sponsored research revenue, up 21% since 2012.

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Distinguished faculty

We are proud to celebrate the accolades that many of researchers have received in recognition of their work in the natural sciences, health sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts.

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Research Chairs

A Research Chair is a prestigious appointment used by the University of Lethbridge to attract and retain world-class scholars in a variety of disciplines.

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Faculty awards & honours

Our researchers, from all disciplines, have won prestigious national and international awards, honours, prizes and fellowships; and have been elected to groups that recognize outstanding scholarship and achievement.

Faculty awards and honours

Centres and Institutes

The University of Lethbridge is home to many world-class research centres and institutes, fostering excellence in research by facilitating collaboration between researchers within and across disciplines.

Research Stories

Donor support helps train the next generation of scientists

Dr. Roy Golsteyn’s (BSc ’84) Natural Product Laboratory has continues their quest to find the chemicals for the next wave of cancer treatments, making a difference in the lives of Canadians and inspiring …

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Piecing together the RNA puzzle: Dr. Julia Guegueniat research highlight

What role does RNA play in disease development? Dr. Julia Guegueniat pieces together this molecular puzzle.

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Delivering Canada's First Master of Counselling Graduate Program

While teaching in the United Arab Emirates Dr. Dawn McBride worked with three Alberta universities to develop Canada’s first Master of Counselling graduate program delivered online with residential components. This is work …

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Live, virtual performance 'Identuality' explores identity and sexuality

The stage may have changed, but the talents remain the same! The Department of Drama is rising to the challenge presenting Identuality, a live performance not to be missed.

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A Generative Approach to Leadership for All Educators

“As of September 1, 2019, for a teacher to become a principal in the province of Alberta they must have achieved certification as a school leader,” says Dr. Carmen Mombourquette.

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Leadership in Education: The Power of Generative Dialogue

Published in 2020, Leadership in Education: The Power of Generative Dialogue reflects more than 15 years of ongoing research spanning two continents, thousands of classrooms and dozens of school systems.

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Developing better anti-viral treatments: Dr. Maulik Badmalia's research highlight

Dr. Maulik Badmalia is searching for a better way to develop anti-viral treatments that are more effective and have less side-effects.

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The Intersectionality of Faith, Mental Health and Wellness for Racialized Populations During the Pandemic

“Initially there was talk that the COVID-19 pandemic was impacting people equally, only to find out that’s not the case” says Dr. Sandra Dixon, assistant professor in the University of Lethbridge Faculty …

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Second Language and Intercultural Education in Today's Classrooms

"Because of the trauma and other issues refugees experience, a restorative justice approach to education allows English as a second language teachers to create safe environments in which students feel they belong,” says Dr. …

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