News Releases

U of L scientists unveil a novel molecular mechanism underlying Alzheimer’s disease

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
University of Lethbridge genome scientists examining molecular changes in the brain of mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease have shed light on the mechanisms involved in this complex process — one of the first stages in understanding better the molecular basis of this debilitating disease. These preliminary findings can guide the way for future studies to look for new therapeutic targets.

University of Lethbridge musicians mentor middle school band in rare virtual partnership

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
What is an ensemble musician to do when they can no longer do what they love most? The University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra and Gilbert Paterson Middle School band program turned to each other when faced with a common predicament, and it has resulted in a rare virtual partnership. When COVID restrictions meant the U of L’s Wind Orchestra would no longer be able to practice together in-person, director Dr. Chee Meng Low reached out to colleague Karly Lewis (BMus ’97), band director at Gilbert Paterson Middle School.

Advisory - Department of Drama readying to present first Mainstage production through live, online format

Monday, November 9, 2020
The stage may have changed, but the talents remain the same! The Department of Drama is rising to the challenge of presenting its first Mainstage production of the 2020-2021 season online, for a live performance that is not to be missed. Identuality, a devised work, directed by Jay Whitehead, is an honest, truthful and passionate theatre experience presented November 17 – 21, at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

University of Lethbridge closes Lethbridge campus due to winter storm event

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Late Sunday evening, the University of Lethbridge communicated the following message to its campus community: The weather event over the past 24 hours has created challenging road conditions throughout the region, including our Lethbridge campus. Area school divisions have cancelled classes for Monday and Lethbridge Transit is reducing services. Consistent with these actions, the?University will close its Lethbridge campus for Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. This closure will include the University Kid's Campus Daycare.

Canada Foundation for Innovation funding will help U of L researchers pursue a drug treatment for COVID-19

Friday, November 6, 2020
Two U of L researchers have received a $200,000 grant from the Exceptional Opportunities Fund of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for infrastructure to aid them in their search to find a drug to treat the SARS-CoV-2 virus that’s responsible for the COVID pandemic. The funding is part of nearly $28 million in research infrastructure support announced by Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Baines. The funding will support 79 projects across the country and covers the urgent need for equipment for ongoing research related to COVID-19.

U of L post-doc examines long-term effects of environmental exposures during pregnancy, including glyphosate

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Dr. Stephanie King, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Lethbridge, has long been interested in the effects of stress on the developing fetus and how those effects show up in subsequent generations. While a PhD student at Washington State University, King was involved in a study that looked into whether glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, increased susceptibility to disease across several generations.

U of L religious studies researcher to examine roots of religious tolerance

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Otto, a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge, will go back 500 years to delve into the events that eventually led to modern-day human rights, thanks to a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The free church movement had its origins during the Radical Reformation, which began in the 1520s. Groups such as Mennonites, Hutterites and free evangelical or Baptist congregations believed the church should be separate from state institutions.

U of L forges partnership with the South Alberta Light Horse reserve unit

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Being a master of science student in Dr. Trushar Patel’s (Chemistry & Biochemistry) lab at the University of Lethbridge put Sergeant Michael D’Souza in the perfect position to create a new collaboration between the University and the Canadian Armed Forces. D’Souza is a member of the Primary Reserves and part of South Alberta Light Horse (SALH), an armoured reconnaissance regiment tasked with the detection, identification and management of biochemical and nuclear weapon threats in conjunction with regular forces.

U of L offers two new graduate certificates in public health

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of professionals with expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics, public health policy and ethics, and public health program implementation and evaluation. Two new graduate certificates at the University of Lethbridge will provide students with just such credentials beginning in the fall of 2021.

Doing open science in COVID-19 times

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
One might assume the travel restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID pandemic would have open science researchers ready at the bat.