Tags : University of Lethbridge

‘It’s an incredible honour’: University student athlete named as recipient

The University of Lethbridge has a new scholarship and it’s designed to offer more opportunities to Blackfoot student athletes. It’s called the Saokiawakaasi Scholarship and it’s specifically for first year athletes. The director of Pronghorn Athletics explains the specific qualifications they looked for when selecting a recipient. “It was very specific it did need to […]Read More

‘Anxiety’: A top concern for students upon return to classes

Students at the University of Lethbridge will be back to class next week following a unique two-year learning experience due to the pandemic. Some faculty say student health and well-being is at the forefront of concerns. An associate professor with the university, Dawn McBride, says anxiety is one of their top concerns. “Anxiety seems really […]Read More

University of Lethbridge officially open new stadium turf

The new turf at The University of Lethbridge Community Sports Stadium has been installed. Athletes are pretty excited to be playing on the new field. The FieldTurf surface has about three times the infill than the old space had and is up to the same standard as a CFL turf. Student athlete Keegan Brantner says […]Read More

Researchers look at developing rice as a new crop in

It is still too early to tell but researchers are looking at whether rice could soon become a crop in Southern Alberta. An irrigated crop scientist out of the University of Lethbridge along with Galaxy Ag Ventures are looking at ways to potentially add rice as a crop to this region as it has been […]Read More

Lethbridge marks National Indigenous Peoples Day

Tuesday marked National Indigenous Peoples Day. Here in Lethbridge there were multiple events taking place at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College to honour our First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the day kicked off with a round dance full of soaring melodies and beating drums.Read More

Over $5.3 million in funding for post-secondary institutions

The Alberta government invested over $5.3 million into the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College and Medicine Hat College through the Alberta at Work initiative. The money will go toward supporting programs in agriculture, health care, science and IT and provide 84 new seats over three years in these programs. The U of L will receive […]Read More

Indigenous Awareness Week highlights art

Indigenous Awareness Week is being celebrated at the University of Lethbridge until April 7. The U of L Art Gallery has a plethora of art from Indigenous artists that is now on display. Micah Quinn has the details on the intricate art.Read More

Homeless campaign to benefit Wood’s Homes

The ‘5 Days for the Homeless’ campaign is on now until March 18th. This year the event will be a virtual affair. Organizers from the The University of Lethbridge Dhillon Business Students’ Association say it is a way to educate people about our city’s homeless population. Students sleep outside in cardboard boxes for five days […]Read More

ULFA strike roars into week two

The strike at the University of Lethbridge by the U of L Faculty Association has entered its second week. Negotiations have stalled and each party is no closer to a deal. As Micah Quinn explains, this strike has not just impacted staff but also students in a big way.Read More

University of Lethbridge Faculty Association strike continues

Members of the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association have been on strike for almost a week now and those who are protesting, say not much has changed in terms of getting their message across. One of the protesters says they haven’t received many answers from the U of L’s Board of Governors. “There has been […]Read More

U of L students feeling threatened during strike

Students from the University of Lethbridge have been outspoken as of late regarding the strike by faculty at the U of L. They have been showing their support for their teachers. As Micah Quinn explains, students also say they have felt threatened during the strike.Read More

U of L Faculty Association strike hits a second day

The strike by members of the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association entered its second day on Friday. Picketers are saying they are getting nowhere fast negotiating with the U of L Board of Governors. As Micah Quinn explains, members of the ULFA say the board of governors have been putting out false information about salary […]Read More

University students spearhead protest

Students from the University of Lethbridge are planning a student led protest this weekend to stand in solidarity for the university’s faculty. The group has been without a contract for over 500 days and there is a possibility that a strike or lockout could happen. Rebecca Roy, a student at the UofL explains why they […]Read More

Review says online group therapy helps with mental health

Mental health has been on the top of many people’s minds during the pandemic. Cases of depression and anxiety have gone through the roof. A new review by a University of Lethbridge professor has shown that online therapy can be even more important than in person. The review helps people gain access to support that […]Read More

Applying Blockchain in a world of technology

The University of Lethbridge has announced a new minor for the Dhillon School of Business. The program will be focused on Financial Technology and Innovation. Fintech has impacted the financial services industry and led to retail and commercial banking along with wealth management. The Associate Professor of Finance at the Dhillon School of Business says […]Read More

First responders share experiences of Parkland shooting

In 2018 the lives of a number of students, staff, and families were changed forever. A lone gunman entered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire. The shooter killed 17 students and staff before he was subdued and arrested. As Micah Quinn reports, first responders who were there during the […]Read More

Over $100 million raised for Shine campaign

A fundraiser for the University of Lethbridge called the Shine campaign, has raised over $100 million. This enormous amount of money was given by donors who want to ensure the university continues on as one of the leading post-secondary schools in Alberta. As Micah Quinn explains, the campaign only went public in 2018.Read More

Beauty of the Northern Lights

The beautiful shine of the Northern Lights has created quite the show in many parts of Canada including here in Lethbridge. Locke Spencer, an Associate Professor for the Department of Astronomy at the University of Lethbridge, says as the sun’s rays get twisted and tangled, they then eject and release solar atmosphere and particles out […]Read More

‘Hugs from Home’ gives university students a mental wellness boost

Parents of students living in residence at the University of Lethbridge were invited to order Hugs from Home packages online from the Bookstore. They are small care packages containing treats, snacks, and other gifts.  It is a joint initiative between the University’s Bookstore and Housing Services.  Residence life and education coordinator for the University, Laura […]Read More

Campus Bird Checklist created by U of L master’s student

The University of Lethbridge has released a new Campus Bird Checklist as a way to get the community involved and to explore local surroundings. Master’s student, Samantha Krause helped with the initiative documenting over 135 different species of birds at various times on campus. The team used an E-Bird software to document and keep track […]Read More

ULeth event to raise funds for refugees

A committee from the University of Lethbridge is hosting a walk and run on October 2nd for a good cause. The Walk/Run For Refuge will raise funds for refugees who need access to education and economic opportunities. As Micah Quinn explains, the team is hoping to raise over $500.00.Read More

Activities at U of L address reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will take place on September 30th. There are events going on at the University of Lethbridge to honour the day and as Micah Quinn explains, to also pay tribute to those who were found in unmarked graves.Read More