The University of Lethbridge is involved with multi-institutional partnerships. Below is a selection of organizations and institutes of which the University is a partner.

Alberta Gaming Research Institute (AGRI)

The Alberta Gaming Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gaming and gambling in the province. The identified research domains include bio-psychological and health care, socio-cultural, economic, and government and industry policy and practice. The Institute aims to achieve international recognition in gaming-related research.

Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN)

The Alberta Rural Development Network is a not-for-profit partnership of Alberta’s 21 public colleges, universities, and technical institutes, including the University of Lethbridge. ARDN members work together to support and enhance the well-being of individuals and the vibrancy of communities. It draws on the strengths of rural communities, post-secondary institutions, and community-based organizations to assist in the development of rural Alberta through education, research, collaboration, and networking. The organization assists with the creation of community-driven projects, provides opportunities to create new partnerships, share and supports applied research projects, and works with rural communities to identify and address gaps in education training. Visit for more information.

OASIS Program

The OASIS Program is a collaborative effort between the University of Lethbridge, Hydrologics Inc. and the University of Texas. Together the three are dedicated to improving integrated and collaborative water management decision-making in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB).

Oldman Watershed Council

The Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) is a not-for-profit organization that is working in partnership with communities and residents to improve the Oldman River Watershed. The Council consists of members who live or work within the Oldman Basin. These members provide leadership and guidance in watershed planning and management, water quality monitoring, and stewardship promotion. Click here to learn more about the U of L's partnership with the OWC.


Tecterra is a national non-profit organization that supports the development and commercialization of geomatics technology solutions for various integrated resource management applications in Canada. Tecterra contributes to the growth of economic activity in Alberta and the rest of Canada by investing in and supporting the development and use of geomatics and related Information & communication Technologies (ICT), products and services that contribute to the growth of the economyy, the infrastructure and integrated resource management industries.

Water and Environmental Sciences Hub (WEHUB)

The University of Lethbridge is leading the development of the Water and Environmental Sciences Hub (WEHUB), an interactive web-based platform that will be a repository for water data, mapping and imagery, and environmental science data. The WEHUB will serve as a data repository, an authoritative public source of information and a repository of tools to analyze water and environmental data. Information from the Water Hub will be available to help organizations develop water resource technologies. The University is partnering with Cybera and Alberta Water SMART on this initiative.