News Releases

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Feb. 21 to 25

Tue, 02/21/2017
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.                        Reading Week Camps Tuesday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alberta Water and Environmental Sciences Building

Birthday party is fitting theme for 50th anniversary edition of University of Lethbridge Play Day

Thu, 02/16/2017
It’s a year-long celebration at the University of Lethbridge in honour of our 50th anniversary, so it only makes sense that the Play Day 2017 theme is one big family birthday party.

U of L master’s student awarded Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship

Thu, 02/16/2017
In a first for the University of Lethbridge, Yanjun Shi (BA ’14) has been chosen as one of 13 Alberta graduate students to receive the prestigious Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship in Patient-Oriented Research. The award will provide her with $30,000 in funding for one year, along with mentoring and training opportunities in patient-oriented research. “I am very grateful to have received this award and for the support and encouragement from my supervisor, Dr. Bonnie Lee,” says Shi. “I’m excited to get started but also aware of the challenges with this project.”

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Feb. 13 to 18

Mon, 02/13/2017
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.                          The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook Tuesday, Feb. 14 to Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., David Spinks Theatre This immersive, imaginative and magical play is full of pop-culture references, movie nostalgia and a roller rink.

AGILITY Innovation Summit to feature agriculture industry leaders, Feb. 9-10

Wed, 02/08/2017
  Agriculture industry leaders will gather at the University of Lethbridge, Feb. 9-10, for the annual AGILITY Innovation Summit: Future of Food.

Dr. Shelly Wismath receives prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Tue, 02/07/2017
  University of Lethbridge professor Dr. Shelly Wismath can count herself among the best university teachers in Canada. She is one of 10 university teachers to receive the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, an award that recognizes exceptional teachers in post-secondary education. Dr. Jan Newberry, Wismath’s nominator and U of L sociology professor, describes her as a “teaching ninja” who possesses a subtle and diplomatic style.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Feb. 6 to 11

Mon, 02/06/2017
  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.

Highway 3 Trio to headline 50th anniversary edition of Calgary Alumni & Friends Concert

Fri, 02/03/2017
A special year marks a change to a very special event for the University of Lethbridge as the Calgary Alumni & Friends Concert will feature a night of inspiring songs and stories from three remarkable southern Alberta-based songwriters.

Dr. Paul Vasey’s gender studies research featured in National Geographic magazine, documentary

Thu, 02/02/2017
While popular culture is just beginning to wrestle with questions surrounding transgender individuals, the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Paul Vasey has been at the forefront of research in these areas for the better part of 15 years. It’s no wonder then that National Geographic sought his expertise when putting together it’s January magazine focused on gender issues and that he’d be central to the accompanying documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, to be broadcast Feb. 6, 2017.

Possibilities to be showcased at 50th anniversary Open House

Thu, 02/02/2017
The University of Lethbridge has added a special spring Open House for prospective students, their families and the local community to learn more about the exciting educational opportunities being offered. “This is a chance for people to visit campus and check out some of the things that are happening here,” says Susan Bakker (BA/BMgt ’10), manager of national recruitment. “Because it’s the U of L’s 50th anniversary year, we wanted to give people another occasion to see our campus beyond the traditional open house in the fall.”

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