We are one of Canada's leading research universities

#1

in medical and science grants in Canada

(Maclean's 2020)

#2

University, primarily undergraduate category

(Maclean's 2021)

Top 3

Primarily undergraduate universities in Canada

(Research InfoSource 2019)

39th

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

Core Facilities

The University of Lethbridge has established specialised core facilities with the common goal of advancing scientific research through the shared use of state-of-the-art research equipment and expertise. 

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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

Faculty Friday | Dr. Shelley Hoover, biological sciences

Did you know: while honey bees were introduced to Canada from Europe, we have over 300 species of native bee in Alberta. They come in many beautiful shapes and sizes, including metallic …

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Kaylen Beekman

In this undergraduate research profile, we highlight the work that Kaylen Beekman is doing to understand the effects of lesser-known cannabinoids on gut health.

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Seeing Connections Between Math and Everyday Life: Raeesa Shivji (BSc/BEd ’21)

Reflection allows students to see connections between math and everyday life, notice how numbers inter-relate, and discover multiple ways of problem-solving. “Talking it out helps expand and solidify learning and helps develop …

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Zandria Bates

In this undergraduate research profile, we highlight the work of Zandria Bates, who is spending her summer researching tangible ways to address food waste and food insecurity.

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Faculty Friday | Dr. Carlos Romero, postdoctoral fellow

This week we're chatting with Dr. Carlos Romero, a postdoctoral fellow doing excellent work in unraveling the complex systems of soil, crops, and land resilience to help people like farmers and policy makers …

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Book Launch: Sometimes Reading is Hard by Dr. Robin Bright

In this webinar, author-educator Robin Bright will explore a new perspective of what balanced literacy looks like, and how to apply that new perspective to teaching reading every day. Teaching reading is everyone's …

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Nicole Emsley

In this undergraduate research profile, we highlight the work of General Sciences student Nicole Emsley, who is spending her summer with the Faculty of Health Sciences researching ER visits and psychiatric care …

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Nik Josafatow

In this undergraduate research profile, we speak with Neuroscience student Nik Josafatow about his project focusing on the sleeping brain and memory recall.

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Dr. Shayne Dahl (BA '07) named uLeth's first Banting Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Shayne Dahl (BA '07) has been named the University of Lethbridge's first Banting Postdoctoral Researcher. Shayne will be studying global Shugendo with the Department of Religious Studies.

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