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.

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

There are no borders to Dr. Sheila McManus’s research interest

A childhood experience in southern Alberta helped spark decades of research into borders and borderlands by history professor Dr. Sheila McManus.

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Rediscovering History: Locating Lost Graves with Advanced Geospatial Technologies

Rediscovering History: Locating Lost Graves with Advanced Geospatial Technologies is a pioneering partnership between the University of Lethbridge and Vulcan County. This project utilizes cutting-edge tech to locate unmarked graves in rural Southern …

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Faculty of Arts & Science welcomes Dr. Alex Tetarenko

The Faculty of Arts & Science would like to introduce Dr. Alex Tetarenko. Alex, who will be teaching first-year astronomy courses, arrives in southern Alberta after a journey that took her from the ice …

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Faculty of Arts & Science welcomes Dr. Noa Reich

The Faculty of Arts & Science would like to introduce Dr. Noa Reich, who will be teaching subjects including Victorian literature in the Department of English. Noa found plenty of inspiration at home …

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ULethbridge biology professor collaborates with grad student on engaging recap of research work

Endangered plants in Canada don't enjoy the same public attention and concern that at-risk animals do. ULethbridge professor Jenny McCune collaborated with a New Media grad to try and change that.

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Quantum Horizons Alberta initiative: A magnet for high-calibre researchers and graduate students to ULethbridge

A recently announced provincial partnership has the potential to not only further boost the University of Lethbridge’s first-rate reputation in the field of quantum science research, but also provide spin-off benefits for years …

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