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University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of February 29 to March 5

Monday, February 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. Native Awareness Week Monday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m. to Friday, 1:30 p.m., various locations

Approval of Destination Project development report moves new science and academic building to shovel-ready status

Thursday, February 25, 2016
The University of Lethbridge’s Destination Project took a critical step forward as the institution’s Board of Governors officially approved the final elements of a new science and academic building Thursday

Danielle Tait to receive inaugural Young Alumnus Achievement Award

Thursday, February 25, 2016
In the six short years since she graduated with a Bachelor of Management, Danielle Tait’s (BMgt ’10) career has been marked by significant achievements at a world-class art gallery.

Native Awareness Week to focus on truth and reconciliation

Thursday, February 25, 2016
This year’s Native Awareness Week, February 29 to March 4, brings a week full of events that promise a feast for the body, mind and spirit and includes a session with Wilton Little Child, a commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Commission. This year’s theme is truth and reconciliation and Leroy Little Bear(BASc (BA) ’72, LLD ’04), special assistant to the President on Aboriginal issues, encourages everyone to participate.

Unique U of L project brings education and international students together for friendship and learning

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Students in Greg Ogilvie’s Teaching ESL class will get the opportunity to practice their teaching skills while helping a group of international students adapt to life in Canada

U of L hosts its first ever finance competition for high school students

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
High school students who want to learn the basics of financial investing and stock markets are being encouraged to form teams and participate in the first finance competition of its kind to be held at the University of Lethbridge. The competition includes a month-long Investment Challenge and a half-day of live competing in the U of L’s Centre for Financial Market Research and Teaching (trading room).

Research study finds Americans are more optimistic about the future than Canadians

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Middle-aged citizens of the United States have faith in the American dream and believe that it will continue into the future, despite greater adversity in the aftermath of the 2008 Great Recession.

Science website names Dr. Shawn Bubel’s archaeological find the second most interesting discovery of 2015

Monday, February 22, 2016
A decade’s worth of work from the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Shawn Bubel (BSc ’96) on a 2,500-year-old bison kill site proved to be one of the most interesting discoveries of 2015, according to the scientific website Western Digs

University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of February 22 to 27

Monday, February 22, 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 — April Matisz Monday, Feb. 22, noon to 12:50 p.m., Recital Hall, W570

U of L student honoured with national award for inorganic chemistry research

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Chemistry research is play for Jackson Knott, and he talks about his work in the lab with as much excitement as someone who’s found buried treasure. His fire for chemistry research hasn’t gone unnoticed as he recently received a national honour from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (Division of Inorganic Chemistry) for his research work done at the University of Lethbridge.