May 2023

The Prentice Institute collaborates with researchers in Canada and elsewhere to address some of the most difficult challenges of the next generation and beyond.

Registration is now open for the 2023 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference in Lethbridge.

To register please follow the Link here. Registration closes June 1

For more information on the CRRF please see the website here

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

Dr. Andrea Cuéllar (Associate Director) and Perry Stein (Partner Services Manager – City of Lethbridge & Research Affiliate II)

In the Spring 2023 the City of Lethbridge and Prentice Institute completed a two-semester WIL pilot through which eight students from five different academic programs participated in nine Applied Studies opportunities. The students presented their work at the City of Lethbridge – Prentice Institute Showcase Event held on April 20th at the Penny Building in the form of five posters...

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Prentice Institute Research Assistant Joshua Passey recently gave a presentation titled "Gender and Sexuality in the Northern Border Peoples of Ancient Rome" at the 2023 History in the Making Conference hosted by Concordia University in Montreal. Joshua graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in History and Psychology. Joshua is currently a Master's student in the Ancient Societies and Cultures program at the University of Alberta. His work with the Institute has been focused on historiography of populism in Alberta legislation.

Prentice Institute Research Assistant Ogochukwu Onyeso and Institute Affiliate Dr. Oluwagbohunmi Awosoga were among 12 co-authors who recently published an article titled "Influence of well-being and quality of work-life on quality of care among healthcare professionals in southwest, Nigeria" in Scientific Reports.

Link to Full Article Here

Meet the new Prentice Institute Research Analyst, Lisa-Marie Swanepoel

Lisa-Marie's background is in Public Health and Epidemiology. She completed her bachelor's and Master’s in Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. Her master’s thesis specifically looked at childhood adversity's impact on pregnancy outcomes from a life course perspective. Lisa-Marie completed her thesis under the supervision of Dr. Cheryl Currie. While busy with her master's she worked in the Social Epidemiology in Action Lab. Outside of academia, Lisa-Marie was employed by Alberta Health Services to help vulnerable populations obtain government identification.

Her journey with the Institute began as a part-time research assistant working on a project focused on the impact of loneliness on economic outcomes under Dr. Boco. She is excited about her new role at the institute.

“I am delighted to be joining the Institute full-time as a research analyst. I look forward to working alongside all staff and affiliates of the Prentice Institute” – Lisa-Marie 

ORIS Announces Three New Internal Funding Opportunities

  • The Tri-Agency Catalyst Fund has also been revamped to remove the application deadline. Applications for all 3 opportunities may be submitted at any time throughout the year. Applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis until the annual budget is depleted.

Get Connected, Become an Affiliate

The Prentice Institute accepts applications for affiliation year-round. Affiliates are eligible to apply for a variety of grant funds offered by the Institute.


Government of Alberta Approves Planning for Centre for Research & Innovative Care

On April 26th it was announced that Alberta Health Services, in partnership with the Government of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation has begun planning to build a “Centre for Research & Innovative Care” on site at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

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Upcoming Session at the SACPA

"Disease and Vaccinations: a Short History" with Bryson Brown - May 18th, 12:00PM

"In addressing Lethbridge’s Homelessness and Addiction crises, what role does the SAGE Clan Patrol play?" with Mark Brave Rock - May 25th, 12:00PM

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Monday, May 22 to Sunday, May 28, 2023 is Citizenship Week!

Citizenship Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate the rights and responsibilities shared by all Canadian citizens. During Citizenship Week, Canadians throughout the country and around the world are encouraged to show their pride in their history, culture, achievements and shared citizenship.

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) and the Intersections of Gender Signature Area at the University of Alberta are presenting Thinking Qualitatively: Doing Intersectionality (TQ:DI) - the 21st annual Thinking Qualitatively conference.

Link here for details

4401 University Drive W, Lethbridge AB

T1K 3M4


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