News Releases

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.”

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of October 1 to 8

Monday, October 1, 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.   Common Book Project launch — School of Liberal Education Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5 to 6 p.m., AH100, Andy’s Place, Anderson Hall

U of L partnership with Flexahopper, WD, leads to new Green Polymer and Technology Centre

Friday, September 28, 2018
The University of Lethbridge, in collaboration with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) and Flexahopper Plastics, is taking a leading role in combatting environmental pollution through the establishment of a Green Polymer and Technology Centre. The centre’s goal of developing biodegradable plastics that don’t use fossil fuel feedstocks or require fossil fuels to process is still years away, but the research can begin now thanks to a $1-million investment from WD.

Advisory - U of L to announce funding for new green polymer technologies

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Media are invited to attend an event announcing Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) providing funding to the University of Lethbridge to establish a Green Polymer and Technologies Centre in collaboration with Flexahopper Plastics Ltd. What — Announcement of a Green Polymer and Technologies Centre that will develop innovative biodegradable plastics and technologies that make the process of production more energy efficient and cost effective.

School of Liberal Education celebrates Blackfoot heritage by accepting image of the turtle as an official symbol

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
For more than 50 years, Indigenous culture has been woven into the fabric of the University of Lethbridge, enriching programming, teaching and research, and creating an environment where students find community, support and success. Today, the University’s School of Liberal Education is proud to celebrate this heritage by accepting the Blackfoot image of the turtle as an official symbol. In Blackfoot culture, turtles are considered to be a symbol of creation and motherhood, and embody a similar idea as that conveyed by the term “Mother Earth” in English.

Continued balanced growth as University of Lethbridge establishes another enrolment record

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The numbers are in and the University of Lethbridge has once again achieved a new standard for enrolment, growing to 8,767 students at its Lethbridge and Calgary campuses, an increase of 0.5 per cent from the previous year.

Ceremony to mark School of Liberal Education accepting Blackfoot image of the turtle as their symbol

Monday, September 24, 2018
WHAT: The University of Lethbridge School of Liberal Education and the Blackfoot Confederacy will hold a ceremony to mark the special occasion of the adoption of the turtle as an official symbol WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at 3 p.m. WHERE: Markin Hall Atrium WHO: Senior administrators from the School of Liberal Education, representatives from the Blackfoot Confederacy and U of L students will be available to media -- 30 --  Contact: