News Releases

Media advisory - Senior executives from Corus Communications, GreatWest Kenworth and Gas Plus to headline AGILITY panel on innovation in multi-generational businesses

Tue, 10/18/2016
WHAT: AGILITY Fall Innovation Speaker Series to feature Heather Shaw, Paul and Kat Storwick and Tom Stepper discussing innovation and succession in family businesses WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: University of Lethbridge Calgary campus at Bow Valley College, room N124

University of Lethbridge iGEM team gears up for Giant Jamboree with first-place finish at aGEM competition

Mon, 10/17/2016
*The iGEM team will showcase its presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 from 2-3 p.m. in D632. Media are welcome to attend. The University of Lethbridge’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team warmed up for the upcoming iGEM Giant Jamboree by taking first place in the collegiate division of the Alberta Genetically Engineered Machines (aGEM) competition in Calgary recently.

Local nursing education program achieves accreditation

Mon, 10/17/2016
The Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA) program, delivered collaboratively by Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge, has met national standards for nursing schools and obtained accreditation by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). The NESA program has always been an approved program at the provincial level. CASN accreditation means the program has met the national standards for nursing programs across Canada.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Oct. 17 to 23

Mon, 10/17/2016
The University of Lethbridge has a number of 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.

Dr. David Slomp named University of Lethbridge Board of Governors Teaching Chair

Fri, 10/14/2016
Known for his expertise in evaluation and assessment, the Faculty of Education’s Dr. David Slomp has been appointed a University of Lethbridge Board of Governors Teaching Chair.

University preparing to celebrate new graduates at Fall 2016 Convocation ceremony

Thu, 10/13/2016
The University of Lethbridge is excited to celebrate the hard work and achievements of its newest group of graduates at the Fall 2016 Convocation ceremony, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The U of L will award a total of 240 degrees, diplomas and certificates at the ceremony, with close to 200 students expected to participate in person. The public is welcome to join the festivities, either in person or by watching the streaming version at

Chemotherapy research program earns Anna Kovalchuk esteemed Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Thu, 10/13/2016
Anna Kovalchuk (BSc ’14, MSc ’15), a PhD student at the University of Lethbridge, is one of 166 doctoral students in Canada to be awarded a 2015-2016 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The recent announcement by the Government of Canada also included 70 new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, for a total financial commitment of $34.7 million to attract and retain the best young doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in Canada and around the world.

Energy sector entrepreneur Robert Brawn to receive honorary degree at Fall 2016 Convocation

Wed, 10/12/2016
Robert Brawn, a successful entrepreneur and valuable contributor to the Canadian energy sector, will be presented with a University of Lethbridge honorary degree at the Fall 2016 Convocation ceremony.

University of Lethbridge seeking honorary degree nominations for 50th anniversary year

Wed, 10/12/2016
The list of past honorees includes a who’s-who of astronauts, premiers, international entertainers, world renowned scientists, authors and more, and with the University of Lethbridge approaching its 50th anniversary, nominations are being sought for a particularly distinguished group to be recognized with honorary degrees in 2017. The call is out for nominations to be submitted to the U of L Senate by November 1, 2016 for the Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 honorees.

Esteemed justice Ronald Skolrood named University of Lethbridge Alumni Association 2016 Alumnus of the Year

Tue, 10/11/2016
Recognized for his integrity and impassioned approach to the law, the Honourable Mr. Justice Ronald A. Skolrood (BA ’83) has made significant contributions to his profession, all the while giving back to his community through generous volunteerism. The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Skolrood as the 2016 Alumnus of the Year.