research centres and institutes The U of L is home to research centres and institutes that bring leading researchers together from across disciplines to address issues that affect our world and beyond.
• The Centre for Oral History and Tradition seeks to further excellence in the practice of oral history in our academic milieu and in the southern Alberta community at large.
• A consortium of the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge, the Alberta Gambling Research Institute supports and promotes research into gambling in the province.
• The Health Services Quality Institute seeks to transform the design, delivery and management of health services quality in Canada through research and education in partnership with key stakeholders.
• With implications for diseases, biotechnology and our understanding of evolution, the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute is dedicated to RNA research and training excellence in one of the fastest growing fields in the life sciences.
• The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy is a multidisciplinary, cross-faculty institute dedicated to researching the long-term global impacts of demographic, economic and social issues related to changes in world population patterns.
• At the Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre, researchers are taking a decidedly big-picture view of the planet – one that can be seen from space. The centre focuses on remote sensing and imaging spectroscopy, applying their research to monitoring natural resources and the environment. • The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience houses 16 principal investigators and their research students who together study the mysteries of the mind. • The first Canadian centre focusing on research and training around the element fluorine, the Canadian Centre of Research in Advanced Fluorine Technologies brings together a local, national and international team with wide ranges of expertise in fluorine chemistry. • The Centre for Culture and Community facilitates the study of communities and their cultures, models community in its own practice, fosters interchange between communities (both academic and non-academic) and promotes academic and public interest in cultural and community-based research, creative activity and education.
• The Centre for Socially Responsible Marketing aims to educate students and empower non-profit personnel in areas of social marketing, sustainability and social responsibility, and non-profit marketing and management. • The Institute for Space Imaging Science explores our relationship with our own planet and our place in the universe using space imaging technology. This innovative approach allows us to see space and the cosmos in new ways, and discover answers to questions that push the boundaries of human understanding. • Focusing on privately held small businesses, the Small Business Institute helps bridge connections between researchers and the business community. • Researchers at the Water Institute for Sustainable Environments are analyzing water resources, including natural science analyses of watersheds, and water quantity and quality, while also considering aspects such as water policy and economics.