News Releases

U of L researchers finding better ways to monitor fish species

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Studying the impacts of chemical pollutants on fish reproduction in the field is a complicated business. Because complex environmental cues, such as changes in temperature, salinity and food availability, are all linked to reproduction, scientists at the University of Lethbridge are working on developing an easier way of monitoring fish species.

Is virtual voting the way of the future?

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
U of L students win award with secure platform for digital political engagement The face of political engagement, everything from how you vote to how you interact with public representatives, may soon undergo a massive shift thanks to a new virtual platform created by University of Lethbridge students.

Fresh Fest 2020 goes virtual with outstanding lineup of events tailored to celebrate and connect U of L students

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
The start of the fall semester would not be complete without the annual Fresh Fest extravaganza to properly welcome students to campus culture. But how can you create culture in the virtual and socially distanced world of COVID-19? The University of Lethbridge Students’ Union (ULSU) knows how. The ULSU’s Fresh Fest 2020 takes place this week and features a number of outstanding events thanks to the efforts of the organizing group who helped put the virtual festival together.

Campus-wide effort prepares University of Lethbridge for onset of new-look Fall 2020 semester

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The way in which the University of Lethbridge will deliver its courses may be new, but as the Fall 2020 Semester begins this week, students can expect the same high-quality learning experience from one of Canada’s top-rated universities. When classes open on Wednesday, Sept. 9, the majority of course delivery will be via an online format. Anticipating this would be the case, the University made the decision in late May to commit to providing the most complete online experience as possible to students and used the summer months to prepare.

Cross-country collaboration creates compelling chemistry

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Finding new chemotherapy drugs is a painstaking process that often takes years, including plenty of hours in the lab, as Flávia Marszaukowski can attest. Marszaukowski, a PhD student at Brazil’s Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG), has been working in Dr. René Boeré’s lab in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge since March of 2019, thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two universities.

New Student Orientation takes on even more importance for first-year University of Lethbridge students

Thursday, August 27, 2020
The University of Lethbridge is welcoming over 1,990 new students into the fold this fall, and the themes of welcoming, informing and lessening anxiety remain the same — even if the experience has moved online.

Jackson Two Bears named Tier II Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts Research and Technology

Monday, August 24, 2020
The Government of Canada has named Jackson Two Bears, associate professor of Indigenous art studio and media arts at the University of Lethbridge, a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Arts Research and Technology.

University of Lethbridge plans to continue with virtual celebrations for Fall 2020 Convocation

Thursday, August 20, 2020
Convocation ceremonies at the University of Lethbridge have taken on a new look since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the annual fall convocation approaches, the University will once again celebrate its graduates virtually.

U of L’s astrophysicists receive federal infrastructure grant

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research infrastructure, University of Lethbridge astrophysicists will develop a state-of-the-art cryogenic test facility to evaluate the performance of instruments destined for space exploration.

U of L scientists receive two New Frontiers in Research awards

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Two innovative University of Lethbridge projects will bring together expertise from different fields to bring new light to promising research thanks to Exploration grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF). “When only 20 per cent of applications for NFRF grants were successful across the country, having two come to our institution demonstrates that our researchers are advancing the frontiers of knowledge and creative activity,” says Dr. Robert Wood, interim vice-president (research).