Reporting Units

Reporting units

Several offices work together to provide the best service to the U of L's research community. They are:

Animal Care Services

Animal Care Services (ACS) supports animal-based research and teaching endeavours at the University. The University has three animal care facilities: a small facility in the Department of Biological Sciences, the Rodent Research Facilitiy in the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, and the Aquatic Research Facility in the Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdoctoral Fellows are vital to the prosperity and future of the University of Lethbridge, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has a mandate to ensure that all postdoctoral fellows enjoy an exemplary experience with respect to research, professional development, and campus life at the University of Lethbridge.  Specific responsibilities of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs include, but are not necessarily limited to:  advising and coordinating the employment of postdoctoral fellows; grant facilitation and funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows; development and continuous improvement of policies and processes to support the postdoctoral experience at the U of L.   

Research Ethics

The University of Lethbridge is committed to maintaining high standards, and requires that all research, teaching, and testing conducted by its members conform to the highest ethical and scientific standards with respect to the use of animals, human subjects, radioisotopes and biohazards. Any research, teaching or testing conducted using University facilities, or undertaken by individuals connected to the University involving animals, human subjects, radioisotopes, and biohazards must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate University Committee.

Research & Innovation Services

Research Services provides assistance and advice on sponsored research, research contracts and other research activities. Research Services also works closely with government agencies and private sector industries to further advance research activities on campus.

University-Industry Liaison Office

The University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) facilitates engagement between agencies and researchers at the University of Lethbridge. The UILO aims to encourage and promote the dissemination of Intellectual Property (IP) and commercialize research endeavours. The facilitation between university and industry agencies can take place in different forms, such as research collaborations in areas of mutual interest, licensing of discoveries, and the creation of spin-off companies based on the innovations of the university's researchers.


The Research Support Fund supports a portion of the costs associated with managing the research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Within the Office of Vice-President (Research) portfolio this includes salaries for staff who provide administrative support for research grants and contracts, ensure compliance with the TCPS2 and CCAC, and assist with knowledge mobilization and intellectual property protection.