About Research

About Research

Since the University of Lethbridge’s founding in 1967, students have worked alongside professors, engaging in research, discovery and creativity.

Today, the U of L is recognized as a research-intensive university with a focus on both undergraduate and graduate education. In less than half a century, the U of L has built an outstanding record of research performance, and is one of Canada’s top-three undergraduate research universities (RE$EARCH Infosource, 2013)

What makes the U of L one of Canada’s most influential research universities?

The U of L’s research portfolio has built strategically, over time and with support throughout the university.

Today, we are home to a number of centres and institutes, and world-class faculty members who consistently demonstrate that they are among the best researchers in Canada.

At the U of L, we do not see teaching and research as distinct entities. We cultivate a learning environment where teachers are researchers, and researchers are teachers.

Our acclaimed faculty members bring their research into the classroom, and they actively engage students in research opportunities that foster the next generation of researchers.

Each day, their work brings new light to problems and possibilities, and the results of their efforts extend well beyond campus and impact communities across Alberta and around the world.

Strategic Research Plan, 2012-2017