News Releases

High-school iGEM team earning awards ahead of competition

Tue, 08/15/2017
Given the cost of printer ink and the environmental consequences of its manufacture, this year the University of Lethbridge high school iGEM team has chosen a project that might solve both problems. “Our project is the development of biological pigment for use in the manufacturing of ink,” says Erin Kelly (BSc ’17), a U of L master’s student and graduate student coordinator of the High School iGEM team. “We found that the manufacturing of the pigment in the ink can actually be a harmful process to the environment, as well as being quite costly.”

Destination Exploration’s Tech Girl Camp promotes computer science and makes it fun!

Mon, 08/14/2017
The girls-only space provides a great way to experience and learn new technologies! Statistics Canada has reported that only 27% of those pursing a computer science degree were women. Destination Exploration and our national outreach partner, Actua, has recognized that if girls are not engaged in computer science at an early age, we miss an important opportunity to create an equitable society and girls are left behind in obtaining digital skills required for future employment.

Sales of student parking permits go smoothly at U of L; University undertaking measure to respond to increased demand

Thu, 08/03/2017
The University of Lethbridge’s new online parking permit system performed smoothly during this week’s sale, with permits for all student lots selling out quickly. “The technology performed well; students ranked the lots in their order of preference and submitted simple forms using a variety of platforms. Permits were sold on a first-come, first-served basis,” says John O’Keeffe, executive director of campus safety.

Ongoing monitoring program finds potato psyllids but no evidence of bacteria that causes zebra chip disease

Tue, 08/01/2017
University of Lethbridge biogeography professor Dr. Dan Johnson and his team have been monitoring Prairie potato fields for the past few years, looking for evidence of the potato psyllid insect and a bacterium it can carry that can lead to zebra chip disease in potato crops. “We found hundreds of potato psyllids last year, but we have found under 10 so far this year and none have the bacteria that cause zebra chip,” says Johnson, who coordinates the Canadian Potato Psyllid and Zebra Chip Monitoring Network.

University of Lethbridge eyes reaching goal, celebrating final John Gill Memorial Golf Tournament

Wed, 07/26/2017
With an endowment goal and the cementing of a legacy in reach, the University of Lethbridge is readying to celebrate the 10th Annual John Gill Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at Paradise Canyon Golf Course.

Advisory - Nikkei Memory Capture Project part of Japanese Canadian Memories Dinner Series event

Mon, 07/17/2017
WHAT: Nikka Yuko Gardens Japanese Canadian Memories Dinner Series WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 6 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens

Centre for the Study of Scholarly Communication to work with international collaboration on peer review

Thu, 07/13/2017
Dr. Daniel Paul O’Donnell of the Centre for the Study of Scholarly Communication and Department of English at the University of Lethbridge is collaborating with an international team on a project that investigates academic peer review. The project, led by Principal Investigator Dr. Martin Eve at Birkbeck College, University of London, has been awarded a grant of $99,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This project will analyze the role of peer review in the research cycle to develop better ways of using expert opinion to assess and improve the literature.

University of Lethbridge hosting top grade 11 students in Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program

Wed, 07/12/2017
Providing hands-on health and biomedical research experience to Grade 11 students in Alberta A total of seven area grade 11 students are on campus this week taking part in the Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program, a six-week, hands-on, multidisciplinary research program that is offered to top students with a proven academic record and an interest in innovative health-care solutions.

University of Lethbridge-led study looks to reduce methane gas emissions in cattle

Tue, 07/11/2017
Seeking to mitigate the greenhouse gas contributions of the region’s agricultural sector, a University of Lethbridge-led study has been granted $1.1 million by the federal government’s Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program. “Canadian farmers are great stewards of the land and the environment. These new investments are part of the government’s commitment to addressing climate change and ensuring our farmers are world leaders in the use and development of clean and sustainable technology and processes,” says Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Advisory - Galt Museum & Archives exhibition explores history of how Japanese Canadians were represented in print

Fri, 07/07/2017
WHAT: Opening Reception for Stop the Presses! Japanese Canadians in 20th Century Southern Alberta Newspapers WHEN: Sunday, July 9, 1 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Galt Museum & Archives, 502 1 St S