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University of Lethbridge appoints trio of Board of Governors Research Chairs

Wed, 10/26/2016
The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors appointed three Tier II Board of Governors Research Chairs recently, rewarding outstanding faculty members who are committed to excellence in graduate student training and who possess outstanding records of attracting highly qualified personnel. Drs. Richelle Marynowski (education), D. Andrew Stewart (fine arts) and Suzanne Lenon (women & gender studies) have been appointed to three-year terms as put forward by the Office of the Vice-President Research.

AGILITY program and Faculty of Management receive major RBC gift in support of innovation, entrepreneurship

Tue, 10/25/2016
Innovation in family and small business in southern Alberta received a major boost today as RBC pledged $750,000 to the University of Lethbridge’s AGILITY program and the Faculty of Management. The gift specifically supports programs and initiatives within a new family business and small business stream of AGILITY, a program focused on helping students develop skills in innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.

University of Lethbridge to announce major gift from RBC in support of innovation, entrepreneurship

Mon, 10/24/2016
WHAT: The University of Lethbridge will announce a major gift from RBC to support programs and initiatives within a new family business and small business stream of the AGILITY program and the Faculty of Management WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 11 a.m. WHERE: Markin Hall Atrium Representatives from RBC, the University of Lethbridge’s AGILITY program and the Faculty of Management will be available for interviews following this major funding announcement.

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Oct. 24 to 30

Mon, 10/24/2016
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.                          Consent: Always Get It — Preventing Sexual Violence Awareness Week Monday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 28, various times and locations

Guaranteed annual income greatly diminishes food insecurity issues for Canada’s poorest seniors

Fri, 10/21/2016
A new study has found that food insecurity for the country’s poorest seniors is cut nearly in half once they achieve the age of 65 and are eligible for the guaranteed annual income provided through the Old Age Security (OAS) program. It subsequently poses the question of why 65 has been established as the golden age for access to the program and whether an age-based demogrant is appropriate, given the substantial impact a guaranteed annual income can achieve.

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.

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