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City Scholars program helps bridge gap between campus and community

April 9, 2024

Post-secondary students gathered this week at a student symposium showcasing projects completed under this year’s City Scholar program. The program...

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Student-contributed projects showcased at City Scholars symposium

April 9, 2024

Over the past year, the City of Lethbridge has partnered with students from the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College and other institutions...

In the Media News

City Scholars Student Symposium highlights collaboration between City staff, students and faculty

April 9, 2024

Over the past year, the City Scholars program has helped bridge the gap between campus and community by creating strong partnerships on projects....


Prentice Institute Partnership Grant

January 29, 2024

This funding opportunity is a one-time offering (application due Feb 28, 2024) in the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy’s set of...


WIL in the City

October 19, 2023

Year two of our Prentice Institute – City of Lethbridge Work Integrated Learning collaboration is off to a good start!


Alberta Provincial Election: The Results are in!

June 2, 2023

Following the Alberta General Election on May 29, 2023, these data visualizations explore the percentage of votes cast for UCP and NDP, as well as...


The Prentice Institute Welcomes Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Dharashree Das

June 1, 2023

Dharashree Das is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy, University of Lethbridge. She is trained as a...


Digitalization, Financialization and Consolidation in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector

June 1, 2023

Fully-funded Master’s and PhD opportunities! University of Regina and York University.

In the Media

Negativity is discouraging these young adults but they're still planning to cast a vote

May 23, 2023

University of Lethbridge political science professor Lars Hallstrom said the divisiveness between parties often leaves young voters without a sense...

In the Media

Beyond the big cities: Alberta's mid-sized municipalities seeking recognition, collaboration

May 9, 2023

Lars Hallstrom, professor of political science at the University of Lethbridge and director of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and...


Prentice Institute – City of Lethbridge Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Pilot

May 1, 2023

In the Spring 2023 the City of Lethbridge and Prentice Institute completed a two-semester WIL pilot through which eight students from five...

In the Media

University and City of Lethbridge hold showcase of student projects

April 20, 2023

The City of Lethbridge and University of Lethbridge held a showcase on April 20, 2023, to highlight work from students in the Fall 2022 and Spring...

In the Media

Rural Albertans opposed to provincial police force: survey

April 13, 2023

A new survey conducted by the University of Lethbridge (U of L) shows that the majority of rural Albertans do not want to replace the RCMP with a...


City of Lethbridge adopts new Heritage Management Plan

April 1, 2023

On March 7th 2023 the Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to adopt the 2023 City of Lethbridge Heritage Management Plan (HMP). This is the...

In the Media

‘Politics looking for a problem’: How these political scientists see Alberta’s proposed anti-trespassing bill

March 7, 2023

“Every single element of this to me looks like there’s no actual issue here,” says Lars Hallstrom, a political scientist at the University of...


Budget at a Glance

March 1, 2023

The Prentice Institute's Nick Yarmey produced two graphs breaking down the revenue sources and expenditures from the 2023 Alberta Provincial Budget


Taking Notice to Take Action: Integrating Environment, Community, and Health

February 15, 2023

The Prentice Institute and the CIHR funded ECHO (Environment, Community, and Health Observatory) Network are pleased to announce the release of a...


WIL Pilot Project News Release, February

February 1, 2023

In the Spring 2023 semester, the Prentice Institute-City of Lethbridge WIL pilot expanded from one to four applied study projects involving six...

In the Media

Coutts, Alta., still a village divided after convoy blockade

December 18, 2022

“Splits can happen within a community and you do see increasingly it’s ‘for or against, with us or against us.’ It’s very tough to recover from...

In the Media

Questions remain over intent of UCP sovereignty bill

November 30, 2022

Director of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy and professor of political science at the University of Lethbridge, Lars...

In the Media

Lethbridge social assistance programs bracing for higher demand as inflation rises

June 16, 2022

“A good chunk of the employment population here in Lethbridge are employed in retail, health care and social assistance,” said Lars Hallstrom,...

In the Media

Report provides rural Canada with road map

October 28, 2021

Many of Alberta’s smaller communities are struggling with what it means to be rural in the 21st century, says the co-author of a report by the...

In the Media Video

University of Lethbridge students, professor on getting more young people to vote in federal election

September 15, 2021

According to Elections Canada, the 18-24 age group had the lowest voter turnout in the 2019 federal election at 53.9 per cent. Comparatively,...

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