Tags : University of Lethbridge

U of L cancels speaking engagement for Frances Widdowson

A former Mount Royal University professor, Frances Widdowson, has had her upcoming lecture cancelled by the University of Lethbridge. Widdowson recently made headlines for controversial comments she made about residential schools and the Black Lives Matter movement. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, representatives from the U of L Students’ Union are happy that Widdowson will […]Read More

Inflation having huge impact on U of L students

A new program from the Alberta government is offering up to $600 in affordability payments over six months. This includes seniors and Alberta parents with young kids who are hurting due to the rising cost of living. Not everyone is eligible for the payments, however, including post-secondary students. Kairvee Bhatt, the president of the University […]Read More

R.E.C. Room initiative to help with student mental health

The University of Lethbridge is doing its part to help support student mental health in a unique way. The R.E.C Room initiative was unveiled at the school on Thursday morning to the tune of $100,000. According to Dr. Mark Slomp, the executive director of student services at the U of L, the area will allow […]Read More

Big success for Operation Red Nose during holiday season

Operation Red Nose has wrapped up their campaign. It provided more than 26,000 rides home across Canada, including 606 here in Alberta. The initiative offers safe rides home for those who went out for a night on the town during the Christmas season. According to coordinator, Kathy Hong, the campaign was a huge success. “We […]Read More

Operation Red Nose in need of volunteers

The University of Lethbridge’s Operation Red Nose campaign has been forced to cancel one of the program’s days this year due to a shortage of volunteers. Operation Red Nose is a volunteer run service that operates during the Christmas season to offer drivers a safe ride home at no cost, but instead with a donation. […]Read More

University of Lethbridge: National day of remembrance and action on

Today the University of Lethbridge honored the National Day of Remembrance and action on violence against women. Canadians still mourn for those lost to acts of violence. Thankfully, over the last 12 years stats Canada reports that domestic violence has been decreasing.  Officials at the University of Lethbridge held learning lunch highlighting the importance of this […]Read More

UofL Pronghorn Golf Team receives $10k donation

Ten thousand dollars has been given to the University of Lethbridge to support the Pronghorns golf team. The donation which will help support the program will also go towards helping the team travel south of the border for tournaments.   “We hear all the time throughout the season about other teams being able to go […]Read More

AMA Winter Driving Advice

As the winter weather and road conditions have set in and we are adjusting our routines and schedules to accommodate winter driving habits AMA’s Manager of driver education Ryan Lamont has a few reminders to keep us safe.  “Once that temperature drips or dips below -15 that’s an ideal time to start plugging in your […]Read More

Lions Club donates to UofL scholarship campaign program

The Lions Club of Picture Butte has made a significant donation to the University of Lethbridge. The funds will go towards helping students who are visually impaired. The financial boost will support the university’s scholarship campaign. It is meant to help break down some of the barriers that visually impaired students face.   “Well, I don’t […]Read More

‘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