For immediate release — Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
U of L humanities researchers secure federal grants
Four University of Lethbridge professors have been awarded more than $300,000 in research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
New book shows rumours of the demise of the faith in Canada are greatly exaggerated
Over the past several decades, people have claimed that Catholicism is on the decline in Canada, along with religion more generally. But new research carried out by well-known sociologists and pollsters Dr. Reginald Bibby, who holds the Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge, and Angus Reid refute such ideas.
The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) has been a hub of research over the summer as students have studied questions about jet lag, paternal preconception alcohol exposure, the effects of chronic exposure to THC in adolescence and the effects of disrupted circadian rhythms.
Now that the summer is drawing to a close, 16 summer research students will present their work at the annual CCBN Summer Student Symposium on Thursday in front of a panel of judges for the chance to win an award.
Very low levels of insecticide use by Alberta farmers may be keeping harmful insects at bay
Dr. Chris Hopkinson will once again take to the skies to conduct surveys that will provide rich data about climate change, forest resources, wetlands, flood risk, permafrost loss and water resources
Universities in Alberta will be taking over the popular Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS) during a three-year transition period.
“Now, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary are all picking up the program and running it internally,” says Brett Weighill, a University of Lethbridge student and HYRS program co-ordinator. “And yet we’ve still been able to increase our intake this year to provide more students with this opportunity.”
Graduate students in the Faculty of Education will be given a case study challenge that will address issues related to Alberta’s Accountability Pillar Program used for assessing school effectiveness. They will be tasked to design a solution to those issues over the course of the day
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.
Destination Exploration — 2016 Science & Technology Camps
Three camps are in session this week. All camps are held in the Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building. Media are invited to come between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Please check in at reception.
WHAT: The U3T MRI Centre at the University of Lethbridge will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house
WHEN: Thursday, July 7, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge (east entrance)
Lethbridge-based lawyer and University of Lethbridge alumnus Kurt Schlachter (BSc ’00) has been appointed Chair of the U of L’s Board of Governors – the 10th in the University’s history.