News Releases

University of Lethbridge Alumni Association names Jamie Ahksistowaki Medicine Crane as Alumna of the Year

Thu, 05/25/2017
An activist, advocate, educator and artist, Jamie Ahksistowaki Medicine Crane (BEd ’05) has made an indelible impression on the way education is delivered to Indigenous communities, all the while promoting Indigenous rights, women’s rights, human rights and justice. The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Medicine Crane as the 2017 Alumna of the Year.

University of Lethbridge Alumni Association introduces 2017 Alumni Honour Society inductees

Wed, 05/24/2017
The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association is pleased to announce its 2017 Alumni Honour Society inductees. A distinguished group of seven people will be inducted this year, having made significant contributions to their communities in a variety of fields.

U of L research experience prepares alumnus for PhD studies at prestigious University of Cambridge

Tue, 05/23/2017
This October, Sam Woodman (BSc ’15) will be attending lectures at the University of Cambridge just like Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and famous funnyman, John Cleese, have done before him.

Computer scientist who has increased the number of women in computing and mathematics to receive honorary degree

Tue, 05/23/2017
The University of Lethbridge is pleased to announce that Dr. Maria Klawe, president of California’s Harvey Mudd College, will receive an honorary degree at the 2017 Spring Convocation ceremonies. Klawe is a theoretical computer scientist from Edmonton whose career has been marked by research into the gender issues in mathematics and computer science and significant contributions as a senior administrator.

Dr. Leroy Little Bear to be honoured with 2017 University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award

Wed, 05/17/2017
Renowned as an international scholar, speaker and leader, Dr. Leroy Little Bear is a pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education and the winner of the 2017 University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award. A mentor and instructor of students and an esteemed advisor on Aboriginal matters at the local, provincial, national and international level, Little Bear was a founder of the University’s Department of Native American Studies, one of the first such departments in Canada.

Advisory - High school students learn about investing and vie for prizes in second annual finance competition

Tue, 05/16/2017
Ten teams of high school students from across southern Alberta have been weighing whether they should buy gold, treasury bills or stocks in fictitious companies as they try to build their portfolios in the lead up to the second annual High School Finance Competition. Sponsored by the University of Lethbridge’s Faculty of Management, the competition helps students learn about investing, the fundamentals of the stock market, risk, teamwork and communication.

U of L announces Dr. Athanasios Zovoilis as its newest Canada Research Chair

Tue, 05/16/2017
The federal government has named Dr. Athanasios Zovoilis, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, a Tier II Canada Research Chair in RNA Bioinformatics and Genomics. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s minister of science, recently announced $125.9 million in funding for 142 chairholders. Along with the Canada Research Chairs, Duncan introduced a new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan to address the lack of diversity among Canada Research Chairs.

Oral history lecture and workshop tap local authors and stories

Mon, 05/15/2017
Anyone lucky enough to have visited the Bow on Tong apothecary in Lethbridge’s Chinatown took a step back in time. Closed in 2013, the apothecary allowed visitors a look at dozens of drawers that once contained traditional remedies like ginseng or powdered horns or fungi.

Honorary degree recipient has been with the U of L from the start

Mon, 05/15/2017
The University of Lethbridge is pleased to announce that Dr. Dennis Connolly, a mathematics professor since 1967, will receive an honorary degree at the 2017 Spring Convocation ceremonies. “During the U of L’s 50th anniversary year, we are doubly proud to award Dennis Connolly an honorary degree during his 50th-year career anniversary,” says U of L Chancellor Janice Varzari. “Throughout his time here, Dennis has shown outstanding commitment to this institution and its students and that makes him a perfect ambassador to the community at large.”

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of May 15 to 21

Mon, 05/15/2017
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.                          Digitized Collection of the Coyote Flats Oral History launch Monday, May 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m., U of L Library, main floor alcove behind the information desk