News Releases

Path of learning has taken Justin Vigar around the world

Friday, October 18, 2019
A love of all things outdoors — mountain biking, skiing and fly fishing — led Justin Vigar (BSc ’12) to the town of Whistler, British Columbia after he graduated from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. There he found the good life, surrounded by a beautiful environment and happy, fit, excited people doing what they loved. The fly in the ointment? Most people in Whistler were under the age of 25 and couldn’t afford to live there.

Advisory - University teams with Lethbridge College to host 5th Annual Cor Van Raay Agribusiness Case Competition

Friday, October 18, 2019
The University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College are proud to co-host the 5th annual Cor Van Raay Agribusiness Case Competition, the first of its kind in western Canada. This unique two-day event (Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19) is designed for students from Lethbridge College, the University of Lethbridge and other post-secondary institutions. Participants can be in any year of study and from a range of disciplines, including agricultural studies, economics, commerce and business programs.

University of Lethbridge to celebrate student achievement at Fall 2019 Convocation

Thursday, October 17, 2019
The University of Lethbridge is excited to celebrate the culmination of years of hard work and achievement of its newest group of graduates at the Fall 2019 Convocation ceremony, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of October 15 to 20

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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.                                                        F.E.L. Priestley Lecture Series presents: Gary Geddes Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 to 9 p.m., PE264, 1st Choice Savings Centre

Symposium and exhibit focus on local queer history

Friday, October 11, 2019
An exhibit devoted to local queer history, set to open on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Galt Museum & Archives, is the first of its kind in southwestern Alberta. For the past year, University of Lethbridge professors Drs. Kristine Alexander (history) and Suzanne Lenon (women and gender studies) have been working with Aimee Benoit, curator of the Galt Museum, undergraduate students and the teenage members of the Queer Impact Club (QIC) of the Boys & Girls Club of Lethbridge & District on a project that documents the queer histories of Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta.

Advisory - Best of chemistry and biochemistry on display at 2019 Chinook Symposium

Thursday, October 10, 2019
WHAT: 2019 Chinook Symposium in Chemistry & Biochemistry WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 WHERE: Science Commons atrium, 7th and 9th floors WHO: Undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, department faculty members, MLAs Nathan Neudorf (Lethbridge East) and Shannon Phillips (Lethbridge West), and member of Parliament Rachel Harder will be on hand throughout the day

University of Lethbridge and Let’s Talk Science opens registration for 9th Annual Spooky Science Weekend

Thursday, October 10, 2019
On November 2, 2019, Let’s Talk Science will offer numerous fun, hands-on science activities for enthusiastic children, as well as captivating and explosive demonstrations from several different streams of science at the 9th Annual Spooky Science Weekend.

U of L Art Gallery hosts unique exhibit that marries arts and science

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Media are invited to get a glimpse behind the scenes of Borderline Human on Thursday, October 10, at 10 a.m. at the Hess Gallery located on Level 6 of the Centre for the Arts. What happens when an artist and a curator work with a team of monkey scientists? The answer will be on display at the Hess Gallery in October with an exhibit that invites visitors to explore what it means to be human with Icelandic artist Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir.

Advisory - University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of October 7 to 13

Monday, October 7, 2019
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.                                                     

Advisory - Lib Ed Living Room Speaker Series highlights Building Brains project and its early successes with preschoolers

Monday, October 7, 2019
WHAT: The Lib Ed Living Room Speakers Series — Building Brains and Futures: One Connection at a Time with Dr. Robbin Gibb (neuroscience) WHEN: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 WHERE: PB210, Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324 5 Street South WHO: Dr. Robbin Gibb, Department of Neuroscience Alberta’s children are scoring below Canadian norms when it comes to developmental milestones, leading many to ask how do we improve kindergarten readiness?