News Releases

Canada 150 grant facilitates upgrades to Max Bell pool

Wed, 01/18/2017
The Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre at the University of Lethbridge will get some much-needed improvements thanks to the federal government’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the Canada 150 Fund and the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.

U of L geographers observe climate-related tipping point to accelerated permafrost thaw

Mon, 01/16/2017
Research by Drs. Laura Chasmer and Chris Hopkinson, University of Lethbridge geography professors, indicates that the 1997–1998 El Niño may have served as a tipping point for accelerating permafrost loss in their study area in the Northwest Territories. The study, Threshold loss of discontinuous permafrost and landscape evolution, has been published in the latest issue of the prestigious journal Global Change Biology.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Jan. 16 to 21

Mon, 01/16/2017
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.                          What is Normal Eating? Why Diets Don’t Work — Lunch and Learn Thursday, Jan. 19, noon to 1 p.m., AH100, Andy’s Place Dietitian Faye Craig will look at the flashy promises that diets offer and explain why they don’t work in the long term.

Oral history project celebrates U of L’s 50th anniversary with 50 Voices

Wed, 01/11/2017
The 50 Voices oral history project has woven a tapestry of perspectives about the University of Lethbridge over the past 50 years. From the early days, when Dr. Van Christou (LLD ’84) worked to convince the provincial government of the need for a university in Lethbridge, to the turn of the century, when Dr. Bryan Kolb was shocked but pleased by then-president Dr. Howard Tennant’s promise to construct a neuroscience building, the project captures the U of L’s impressive emergence as a leading university.

University of Lethbridge to launch Shine On: U of L 50th Anniversary Fund in support of student scholarships

Tue, 01/10/2017
The University of Lethbridge is excited to come together to celebrate all it has accomplished over the past 50 years, and, with a keen eye on the future, has established the Shine On: U of L 50th Anniversary Fund to help the students of today become the leaders of tomorrow. Created as a scholarship fund, all money raised for the Shine On: U of L 50th Anniversary Fund goes directly to support student scholarships, providing greater opportunities for student success.

U of L kicks off 50th anniversary celebrations with Founders’ Day Weekend

Mon, 01/09/2017
Now that the University of Lethbridge has officially reached the age of 50, celebrations to mark the occasion are in order. “We are inviting everyone with a connection to the U of L to participate in the many celebrations we have planned to commemorate our 50th anniversary,” says Dr. Chris Hosgood, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and co-chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee. “If not for the support of the community, this university may have never broken ground. We want to acknowledge the determination and commitment of our founders to make this institution a reality.”