News Releases

7 Cups of Tea program to be launched Monday

Friday, April 1, 2016
Media are invited to join the University of Lethbridge for a cup of tea and some conversation about a new and exciting support program available for free to students. When: Monday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: University Centre for the Arts atrium What: The launch of 7 Cups of Tea, a support program that offers free, anonymous and confidential online text chats with peers who are trained listeners.

Swimming to the music improves performance

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
An applied research project by a University of Lethbridge digital audio arts student has shown competitive swimmers swim more efficiently when they listen to music. Spencer Simkin, who will complete his degree this spring, wanted to find a way to bridge his love of music, and his digital audio arts education, with his love of sports, and his work as a swimming coach. An applied research class gave him the opportunity to investigate the use of music synchronicity in swimming.

Alberta Blue Cross grant supporting unique mental health initiative at University of Lethbridge

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The University of Lethbridge Health Centre, thanks in part to a grant from Alberta Blue Cross, is helping boost campus mental health – 10 minutes at a time

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of March 29 to April 1

Tuesday, March 29, 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. Water Talks seminar series — Solving today’s environmental challenges through community action and collaboration Tuesday, March 29, 11 a.m. to noon, WE1001, Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building

Wind testing plays role in design of Destination Project’s proposed Science and Academic Building

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Planning work on the University of Lethbridge’s new Science and Academic Building (SAB) has taken into account an enormous amount of variables, including one of the most prevalent factors in southern Alberta – the wind

Media Advisory - Interactive program brings University Mace to local schools

Monday, March 21, 2016
The University of Lethbridge Mace Program will visit Our Lady of Assumption School as Convocation Chief Marshal Dr. Sheila McManus, dressed in full regalia, will speak about the history of regalia and symbols to Grade 6 students

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of March 21 to 26

Monday, March 21, 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. Art NOW — Leanne Elias Monday, March 21, noon to 12:50 p.m., Recital Hall, W570

U of L water experts available for World Water Day

Friday, March 18, 2016
World Water Day is celebrated every March 22 to increase awareness of the importance of freshwater and management of freshwater resources. Ever since the United Nations designated March 22 as the first World Water Day in 1993, it has set a theme that puts a lens on a current or future challenge with respect to water. This year’s theme is water and jobs and focuses on how having enough quality water can change workers’ lives and livelihoods and transform societies and economies.

U of L neuroscience research in the spotlight during annual Brain Awareness Week

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Residents of southern Alberta are invited to learn more about the brain research being done at the University of Lethbridge’s Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) during an open house on Saturday, March 19 as part of the yearly Brain Awareness Week.

Researchers find North American grasslands likely to be more productive under future climate change

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Grasslands in North America could well be more productive in future climate scenarios, a new research study shows. Researchers from the United States and Canada, including University of Lethbridge biologist Dr. Larry Flanagan, used a new modelling method to predict how native grasslands could respond to climate change and their results are pointing to increased productivity, even under slightly drier environmental conditions.