News Releases

Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute welcomes Gairdner winner for RNA and Epigenetics Symposium

Friday, October 12, 2018
The University of Lethbridge’s Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI) is thrilled to host Dr. Azim Surani, recipient of the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award, for a public speaker event on Friday, October 19, 2018. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the University has had the opportunity to present a Gairdner Laureate.

University recognizes significant contribution of founding faculty member by dedicating Wilma G. Winter Hall

Friday, October 12, 2018
Recognizing the significant contributions of founding faculty member Dr. Wilma Gail Winter, the University of Lethbridge has dedicated a space in her legacy.

Arlene Dickinson unable to attend U of L Convocation

Friday, October 12, 2018
The University of Lethbridge is disappointed to announce that, due to illness, Arlene Dickinson is unable to attend Saturday’s Fall 2018 Convocation ceremony, at which she was to be presented with an honorary degree. The University wishes Arlene a speedy recovery. -- 30 --  Contact: Trevor Kenney, News & Information Manager 403-329-2710 403-360-7639 (cell)

University of Lethbridge ready to celebrate graduates at Fall 2018 Convocation

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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 2018 Convocation ceremony, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium.

Potions and pumpkins promised for annual U of L Spooky Science Weekend

Thursday, October 11, 2018
The eighth annual Spooky Science Weekend gives children aged five to 12 the chance to participate in a variety of Halloween-themed science activities in three separate events at the University of Lethbridge on November 2 and 3. The hands-on science activities expose children to several different streams of science and spooky fun!

Advisory - University to celebrate contributions of founding faculty member with dedication of Wilma G. Winter Hall

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
WHAT: The University of Lethbridge will officially dedicate Wilma G. Winter Hall WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2018, 3 to 4 p.m. WHERE: 1st Choice Savings Centre (Atrium area outside Pronghorn Athletics Office, PE209) WHO: Join current and past members of the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education as they celebrate the remarkable contributions of the late Dr. Wilma Gail Winter -- 30 --  Contact:

Entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star Arlene Dickinson to receive U of L honorary degree at Fall 2018 Convocation

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The University of Lethbridge is proud to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of venture capitalist Arlene Dickinson by presenting her with an honorary degree at the Fall 2018 Convocation ceremony. Best known as one of the stars of the CBC series Dragons’ Den, Dickinson has captured the hearts of many with her positive attitude, encouraging words and forthrightness.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of October 9 to 14

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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.   Mindful Communication — Wellness Lunch & Learn Tuesday, Oct. 9, noon to 1 p.m., AH100, Andy’s Place, Anderson Hall

Study finds two-thirds of Canadian children do not meet acceptable level of physical literacy

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
U of L research group one of 11 from across the country that participated in project The results from a large national research project led by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the CHEO Research Institute shows that about two-thirds of Canadian children haven’t achieved an acceptable level of physical literacy.

U of L chemist wins prestigious national award

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
In a first for the University of Lethbridge, Dr. Stacey Wetmore has been awarded a Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Fellowship, the highest accolade that can be bestowed upon a CIC member. “It’s a huge honour; I’m still in shock,” says Wetmore, a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry with expertise in computational chemistry. “I really wasn’t expecting to be awarded with that at this point in my career. Normally, it’s something that people receive in the later parts of their careers because it’s really a career-distinction type of award.”