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2016/17 VIEWBOOK

Table of Contents Facilities ............................................................................................ 12

Welcome to Pronghorn Country ........................................ 28

Degrees, Programs & Admission Information ........... 21

Money Matters ............................................................................. 36

Our City .............................................................................................. 24

Scholarships ................................................................................... 38

Calgary Campus ........................................................................... 26

Six Simple Steps to Apply ..................................................... 40

At the University of Lethbridge, everyone has the ability to shine, and we believe it’s our job to help make that happen. We are one of Canada’s leading universities and research institutions. But more than that, we are a community of inspiring lights united by one common purpose — you. Your education. Your future. And your limitless ability to make an important difference in the world. The first time you step foot onto campus, you’ll see that amid the rolling coulees of southern Alberta we offer something unique. Our motto is Fiat Lux, which means let there be light. While Lethbridge is one of Canada’s sunniest cities, the phrase actually refers to the illumination that comes from research and learning. We create, inquire and discover, and we inspire our students to do the same. At uLethbridge, you will learn to think about issues from all angles. You’ll work alongside the world’s brightest minds and most accomplished researchers to bring new light to the most perplexing questions facing our society. You’ll have extraordinary opportunities to take your learning beyond the classroom and discover the world. Your classes will be small, your professors will know your name and you’ll receive the support you need to succeed. In the pages that follow, let’s take a closer look at what you’ll find at uLethbridge, meet some students and alumni and begin to think about: What makes you shine? Sincerely,

Mike Mahon, PhD President and Vice-Chancellor University of Lethbridge


learn to think. Liberal education has been the foundation of uLethbridge since our inception in 1967. It’s an education philosophy that began in ancient Greece with Socrates, who believed individuals should base their opinions on reason and not popular belief. Liberal education also encourages students to be active citizens involved in their communities because learning happens both inside and out of the classroom.

At uLethbridge, you learn how to think, not what to think. You are a student of the world, preparing not only for the careers of the future, but also creating a better tomorrow. It’s a job description that requires a toolkit of skills: Bigpicture thinking, adaptability, problem-solving, effective communication, information literacy and the drive to be a lifelong learner. Our unique four-pillar approach to liberal education enables you to explore a variety of subjects, connect and integrate knowledge across disciplines and discover what you’re passionate about while developing the critical-thinking and analytical skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world in the years ahead.


Arts or science? That was the question for Sage, a highschool graduate from Consort, Alta., who loves both. Thankfully, she didn’t have to choose just one area of study at uLethbridge and is majoring in both philosophy and biology – excellent news for someone wanting to pursue medicine, law or research. “Each day is a day of new discovery,” she says. “I love biology and working in the lab, and I’m passionate about philosophy – it really makes you think about the world, who you are, what’s real, what’s not.” Outside the classroom, Sage is active in uLethbridge’s Pre-Med Club, Philosophy Club and Model UN Club.

“My professors. They affect what I take away from each class, which translates into what I learn and how I look at the world.” (Kali) Sage Strobel – First-year BASc student Majors: Philosophy and Biology 3

“Diversity. I love to explore all the different sides of my personality by taking advantage of every opportunity put before me.” Corbin Chenger – Third-year BSc student (Co-op) Major: Neuroscience

Corbin’s uLethbridge experience has ignited his passion for research. The neuroscience major is currently researching brain development with uLethbridge alumna Dr. Robbin Gibb. He’s also involved with research on human sexuality as part of his independent study with psychology professor Dr. Paul Vasey. “Because I’ve been able to perform research as an undergrad, I can go on to graduate studies or work in the medical field with an understanding of research techniques and how to design experiments that are useful, interesting and that contribute relevant findings.”


Create, Inquire, Discover. At uLethbridge, students at all levels play a key role in the discoveries they learn about in the classroom. By participating in the investigative journey, your learning goes beyond the theoretical to the practical. Your curiosity piques, your creativity grows and your confidence to handle future academic challenges skyrockets. You gain critical-thinking and communication skills that will help you in advanced studies or in the workplace. And you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most accomplished researchers. Regardless of your major, whether you plan to go on to graduate studies or begin a professional career, being involved in research or creative achievement as an undergraduate helps you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.


Clear your head. Fill your mind. Life is complicated enough. Your education shouldn’t be. From our extraordinary campus and facilities, to student services, academic programs, class sizes and beyond – students are central to all we do at the University of Lethbridge.

We will help you transition to university life through important events like Ahead of the Herd and New Student Orientation. When you begin your first year, you’ll be officially welcomed to the uLethbridge family of scholars at Commencement. Campus is designed with you in mind — everything from charging stations for your phone/tablet/laptop and strategically placed food outlets to comfy gathering areas and study spaces throughout campus. One of the most incredible things about our campus is the view. Grab a bite at Urban Market and watch the leaves change colour in the river bottom. Or go for a walk to take pictures of the wildlife that roam our campus. Don’t worry, it’s mostly deer and bunnies! Use the hashtag #uleth on Instagram; we love seeing photos of our students’ lives at uLethbridge.


“My role models — whether that’s my parents, my friends, my family or my teachers. They drive me to be the best that I can be.” Michael Quiambao (BA/BEd ’15) Majors: Kinesiology/Physical Education

Originally from Calgary, Michael came to uLethbridge specifically for the education program. What he found here was community. “I loved being able to say hi to at least one person every time I walked down the hallways,” says the recent graduate. “Everyone from the support staff, counsellors and professors all contributed to who I am today.” His plans for the future: “I want to be that teacher I always looked up to; I want to be a role model.”


“To shine — to me — means having a positive attitude, staying true to your values and beliefs as a person, and finding what fulfills you and gives you purpose. What makes me shine is knowing I’ve found my purpose in life and I’m working in a career I love.” Kim Veldman (BN ’14) – Second-year MSc student Major: Nursing

As an undergraduate nursing student at uLethbridge, Kim excelled in the classroom and on the court (she made Pronghorn history as the all-time leading rebounder and second leading scorer). Off the court, she got hands-on experience working in rural hospitals during her practicum and gave back to her young basketball fans as a volunteer reading buddy. Today, she’s a graduate student at uLethbridge working toward a new goal: inspiring the next generation of nurses. “The ability to help other students become great nurses is a dream of mine, and I would like to become a clinical instructor of nursing students.”


Your education isn’t just about what you learn in the classroom. It’s also about the experiences you have outside of it. Where it all starts: Co-operative education/internships Find out what career path is right for you, gain relevant experience and earn a competitive wage —all before you graduate.

Applied studies Earn course credit for learning gained through a volunteer or employment experience.

Design your own research project with a professor of your choice.

Study abroad & exchanges

The world is your classroom! uLethbridge has exchange programs, summer study tours, international internships and international externships.

Education students receive 27 weeks of off-campus practicum experience, teaching in multiple settings, such as elementary AND secondary schools. Addictions Counselling majors complete two 13week internships gaining hands-on work experience in the field.

Independent studies

Volunteer experience Volunteer Lethbridge is located in downtown Lethbridge, connecting students with extraordinary volunteer experiences.


Get involved The uLethbridge student government (ULSU) has a seat at the table with the provincial government to advocate for current and future students. Also check out the many other student clubs and co-curricular activities to join.


Nursing students are assigned to a clinical experience for a 13-week period and immersed in the clinical environment in a specific community context.

Explore your interests and expand your horizons on campus, in the community and abroad.


A place to

Things to know: School Motto: Fiat Lux, Latin, meaning Let There Be Light School Colours: Blue and Gold uLethbridge’s Blackfoot name: Nato’ohkotok, meaning Medicine Rock Mascot: Luxie — the pronghorn — the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere School Tradition: Stroke the bronzed pronghorn statue outside the University Library for luck before exams Established: 1967

Students Say:


Best things to do at lunch: Hike in the coulees Best place to study: 10th floor of the University Library in the comfy chairs by the windows Best place to take a nap between classes: Pool viewing area

Best thing about Lethbridge: The short commute and extra time for hanging out with friends, being active and studying

Best thing to do in spare time: Road trips to the mountains, southern Alberta towns, Calgary, Waterton and the United States

Advice for future students:

“Never be afraid to ask questions.” - Rachel Bonney, Third-year BA student Major: Native American Studies

“When I left Sierra Leone to begin university, my father told me: ‘When you are going through school, let the school go through you.’” - Desmond (Dez) Kamara (BA ’10), photo right Major: Anthropology

In case you’re wondering: Each semester there are 39 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday classes; 26 Tuesday and Thursday classes.


Our Facilities Where you learn shapes how you learn. Regardless of your program, our world-class facilities will inspire you.

The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, the only research facility of its kind in Canada, is home to some of the world’s leading neuroscientists. Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building puts researchers and their students in the centre of southern Alberta’s living, learning laboratory where they study critical water and environmental issues, like climate change. Markin Hall is one of the most modern facilities in Canada for studying business and management. Inside, the Centre for Financial Market Research and Teaching simulates financial markets with live data feeds, market information and continuous financial news. The Simulation Health Centre provides nursing students with exceptional hands-on learning experiences. The lifelike mannequins give birth, have heart attacks and even respond to medication, enabling students to practise their skills and critical decision-making in a safe and interactive way.


With facilities like the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness, the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre and the Community Sports Stadium, there is never a dull moment. You can stay fit at the gym, play on one of many varsity or intramural teams and cheer on your fellow Pronghorns at games throughout the year.

Studio One (a world-class recording studio), new Digital Cinema Suites (professional editing and finishing rooms), individual studios for senior art students and the newly renovated Recital Hall, are just a few of the extraordinary fine arts learning spaces. The uLethbridge Library houses approximately one million holdings. In addition to providing you with resources to help with your projects, assignments and research, the library boasts some of the best study spaces on campus, a Starbucks and a spectacular view! In the Centre for the Arts you can enjoy interesting shows, art exhibitions, theatre productions and musical performances all year long. The University Art Gallery houses one of the most significant art collections in Canada, made up of more than 14,000 works. Through exhibitions at the uLethbridge Art Gallery’s main, satellite and online galleries, the collection is an important teaching and research tool. Think Green — we do! The 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness, Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building, and Markin Hall have all been granted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver status. LEED uses 70 criteria to gauge the ability of a project to meet rigorous environmental standards.


(Just a few) really cool opportunities In addition to co-operative education/internships, applied studies, independent studies, exchanges and practicums, here are a few ways to take your learning beyond the classroom.

Dig up the past

Share your talents

Each year archeology professor Dr. Shawn Bubel (a uLethbridge alumna) takes students on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tel Beth Shemesh, Israel, for an archaeological field school — for course credit!

Whether you’re performing on stage, showing your work at a gallery or producing a new album, fine arts students are part of the cultural fabric of southern Alberta.


Take centre stage!

AGILITY is an experiential learning opportunity in entrepreneurship that bridges education, research and innovation. You learn about innovative thinking and developing ideas from renowned faculty and leaders in the business and social innovation community. You work in a cross-disciplinary environment and will have the space, tools and mentorship to bring your ideas to life.

Any student with an interest can audition for a theatre production, sing in our choirs or play with the wind orchestra, jazz or percussion ensemble.

Head to Africa Join the Global Health & Arts for Change Field Study in Malawi, Africa, where you’ll conduct culturally relevant health-promotion activities that help fight malaria, tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS.

Be part of uLethbridge’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team iGEM is the premiere undergraduate synthetic biology competition in the world. Each year, uLethbridge students put their learning into action, competing against teams from around the globe, and regularly rank among the top iGEM teams.

Help your local community In the Integrated Management Experience (IME) program, you’ll apply the lessons learned in the classroom in a real-world setting. Management students from all majors can apply to the program, and work together over the course of several months with an organization in the community. So far, IME students have raised more than $150,000 for Lethbridge organizations.

Trade real money in real time Finance students have access to $100,000 through the Student Management Investment Fund to invest in financial markets, using the same tools and technology available to today’s investment professionals.

Think responsibily Become a global citizen. Be part of a select group of fellow students with common interests from year one right through to Convocation. In the fall of 2016, the Global Citizenship Cohort theme will focus on water, sustainability and social justice, illustrating the connections that many disciplines have to these important topics.

Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) 3MT® is a research communication competition that challenges graduate students to explain their thesis and its significance in just three minutes, in a way that EVERYONE can understand.

Work with diverse populations This year, nursing students went to Uganda; addictions counselling students completed internships in Europe, Africa, Australia and the United States (at well-known clinics like the Betty Ford Center); and public health students worked with major organizations like Alberta Health Services and the Canadian Diabetes Association.


For more information on these and other opportunities, visit


(Just a few) Shining Students Lauren Crazybull Second-year BFA student (with a passion for sociology) Major: Art Studio

With a background in traditional visual art and skills in broadcast and print journalism, Lauren Crazybull uses a variety of media to connect with her audience. Through her exploration of what it means to be an indigenous woman in Canada, she’s discovered she is four times more likely to be murdered than non-indigenous women. To inform the public about the history and stories of First Nations people and bring awareness to the issues they face, she produced an audio documentary series called True Contact, and released Voices of the Silenced: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada as part of the series in December 2014, which tells the stories of many whose loved ones are missing or who have been found murdered. Lauren’s documentaries have aired across Canada, and she has toured Alberta to release them.

Aaron Eelhart Third-year BSc student Major: General Major – Science

Aaron Eelhart was one of the students in the Faculty of Health Sciences’ China Field Study course. Before the field study, students completed a course in global mental health, which covered the political history of modern China, its cultural beliefs and practices, and global mental health concepts. The class then travelled to China to explore mental health challenges in a country that has undergone rapid economic, political and social change. Aaron says:

“My experience taught me that the world is a much larger place than I previously realized. It is a big, beautiful world out there. I want to experience it.” 16

Frazer Sloan Fourth-year BMgt student Major: Finance

Frazer Sloan was one of 10 business students in Canada to receive the prestigious Futures Fund scholarship. The scholarship was based on his academic grades, extracurricular involvement and leadership initiatives — including the Integrated Management Experience, the Student Managed Investment Fund classes, his work as the vice-president of finance for the Management Students’ Society and his participation in various case competitions. Once he completes his management degree, Frazer plans on attending law school with a focus in business law or completing an MBA and working in banking.

Meghan MacWhirter First-year BFA student Major: Art Studio; Minor: Marketing

Meghan MacWhirter explores Lethbridge’s art and fashion scene. She is also a feminist activist and a volunteer, working on a variety of projects including The Vagina Monologues, Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp and as a board member for Womanspace, an organization that provides services and advocacy for women. She contributes regularly to a local art collective and zine Fourth Wave Freaks. BUST Magazine has interviewed Meghan (and fellow contributors) about the zine’s online blog. Lethbridge’s Blueprint Records displayed Megan MacWhirter: An Art Exhibition, which featured a collection of her original artwork. She hopes to be a photographer, fashion or interior designer, or perhaps work in an art gallery someday.. See more student stories at 17

Culture on campus From student-club events, fine arts productions and cultural celebrations, campus is bustling with activity all year long. There are nearly 100 student clubs on campus that provide social and athletic activities, travel, religious fellowship, and charitable and cultural support. Clubs provide opportunities to meet new people on campus, connect with other students in your program or try out a new interest.


Sam Loewen (BFA – Art major), with his artwork, at the year-end Art Studio Open House in the University Centre for the Arts. During the annual Open House, art majors exhibit selected works they created during their year of studies and the public has opportunity to visit the excellent art studios, workshops and classrooms to talk with students and view their accomplishments. 19

New Programs Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media)/Bachelor of Education Students in the new 50-course combined Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media)/Bachelor of Education program develop digital technology skills and gain the ability to share artistic and design knowledge in various educational settings. This combined-degrees program also provides students practical teaching experience with supervised placements in schools.

Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation (Post-Diploma) This post-diploma Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation will prepare graduates to become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS). The program is the first of its kind in Alberta, and one of only eight degree programs leading to Therapeutic Recreation certification in Canada. Recreation therapists are specially trained to develop and evaluate programming designed to maintain or enhance quality of life, skill development, sensory programming and much more. They support people across their lifespan who may experience cognitive, physical, emotional or social limitations. This emerging career field is one of the most promising growth professions in health care.

Bachelor of Health Sciences, Aboriginal Health The Bachelor of Health Sciences, Aboriginal Health major recognizes the vibrant and growing Indigenous populations in Canada and worldwide. This unique program will examine the factors that contribute to Aboriginal health, strength and resilience in Canada. It provides students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for work in the field of Aboriginal health.

Bachelor of Science, Applied Statistics Applied Statistics is structured to provide a firm theoretical background in statistics and to enable students to apply analytics within a discipline of their interest. The program has three possible concentrations: economics, geography or psychology. Each of these disciplines makes extensive use of statistics in the analysis of realworld data. The major brings together statistical resources and training from multiple departments to benefit students in the program. To learn more about these and other uLethbridge programs, visit


DEGREES, PROGRAMS, AND ADMISSION INFORMATION We offer more than 150 programs at uLethbridge. We think it is important that you explore your interests to find out what you are passionate about. Our liberal education lists are structured so the courses you take in your first year will apply to your degree.

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Education

(BA / BSc, 40-course, or Second Degree)

(Second Degree or Combined Degrees programs only)

Agricultural Studies 1

Art Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts—Art 5

Career and Technology Studies CTS: Business Focus CTS: New Media Focus

Art History / Museum Studies

Anthropology Archaeology and Geography


Art 2 Canadian Studies Dramatic Arts 2 Economics 3 English French French/Spanish General Major in the Humanities General Major in the Social Sciences Geography 1 History Individualized Multidisciplinary Kinesiology 1

Art Studio 6 Bachelor of Fine Arts—Dramatic Arts 5

Drama Education


English Language Arts Education

Technical / Design

Mathematics Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts—New Media 6

Modern Languages Education

New Media


Bachelor of Fine Arts—Multidisciplinary

French / Spanish

Three Streams: Art, Dramatic Arts, Music

Music Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts—Native American Art

Native Education

Art History / Museum Studies

New Media Education

Art Studio 6

Physical Education Science Education

Bachelor of Music 6

Social Studies Education

Digital Audio Arts

Music 4

Bachelor of Management

Native American Studies

(40-course or Second Degree)



Political Science 3

Computer Science

Psychology 1

Economics 5

Religious Studies



First Nations’ Governance

Urban and Regional Studies

General Management

Women and Gender Studies

Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

As a comprehensive university, uLethbridge offers a number of programs at the graduate level. If you are interested in learning more about our School of Graduate Studies, please visit graduate-studies.

Bachelors of Fine Arts


International Management Marketing International Management Political Science 5


Music 5

Bachelor of Health Sciences6 Aboriginal Health Addictions Counselling General (Health Sciences) 7 Public Health

Bachelor of Nursing 6 Nursing

If you’ve attended another post-secondary institution, you may be able to get credit for the courses you completed elsewhere. Students with transferable post-secondary courses are considered either post-diploma students or transfer students.

Bachelor of Science 6 (BA / BSc, 40-course, or Second Degree)

Agricultural Biotechnology

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education

Agricultural Studies

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Management


Archaeology and Geography 5

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Applied Statistics

Bachelor of Fine Arts—Art / Bachelor of Education


Pre-Professional Transfer Programs

Combined Degrees Programs

Engineering6 (University of Alberta) Dentistry (University of Alberta) Journalism (University of Regina) Law (University of Alberta)

Bachelor of Fine Arts—Dramatic Arts / Bachelor of Education

Law (University of Calgary)

Computer Science 3

Bachelor of Fine Arts—New Media / Bachelor of Education

Medicine (University of Calgary)

Computer Science and Geographical Information Science

Bachelor of Fine Arts—New Media / Bachelor of Management

Environmental Science

Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Management

Biological Sciences Chemistry

General Major in the Sciences Geography 5 Kinesiology 5 Individualized Multidisciplinary Mathematics Neuroscience

Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education

Medicine (University of Alberta)

Nursing Pathway Social Work (University of Calgary) Veterinary Medicine (University of Saskatchewan) 1

Bachelor of Management / Bachelor of Education


Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education


Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Management

3 4 5


Also available as a Bachelor of Science Also available as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Also available as a Bachelor of Management Also available as a Bachelor of Music Also available as a Bachelor of Arts Additional requirements or pre-requisites for entry into program Pending government approval

For more information, visit Questions? Contact Enrolment Services at 403-329-2762 or

Physics Psychology 5 Remote Sensing

Some things to know: Our education program is one of the leading programs in the country. You’ll receive 27 weeks of off-campus practicum experience, teaching in multiple settings, such as elementary AND secondary schools (unique to uLethbridge). Your professors are teachers who have all taught in K-12 classrooms and balance theory with practice. Our digital audio arts major, the most comprehensive degree program of its kind in Western Canada, combines academic courses and a classical music base with experiences in audio engineering, music production and sonic arts. The addictions counselling program is the only baccalaureate program of its kind in Canada.

Management students graduate with a competitive advantage. Through the Student Professional Development Program, offered on both the Calgary and Lethbridge campuses, students take part in workshops, industry networking events, academic competitions and student clubs which provide incredible opportunities for personal and professional development. The arts & science co-op program offers work experiences for EVERY major at both the undergraduate (CAFCE accredited) and graduate levels. We are the only university in Alberta to do this! Health sciences programs set graduates up for employment! You’ll understand the theory of the work you are doing and will know how to apply it in practice.

CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS THREE academic Grade 12 courses from the section below

Province/ Territory

English Course

Alberta, N.W.T, Nunavut 1

• English Language Arts 30-1

• One or more 30-level languages in distinct subjects

• Social Studies 30-1 • Aboriginal Studies 30

• One of Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2

• Mathema

British Columbia / Yukon Territories 2

• One of English 12 or English 12 First Peoples

• One of Français 12, French 12, or French 12A • Any 12 or 12A-level language

• • • •

• One of Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12

• Calculus 1

Manitoba 3

One of: • ELA: Comprehensive Focus 40S • ELA: Literary Focus 40S • ELA: Transactional Focus 40S (one credit)

• Any 40S-level language

• History: Western Civilization 40S • Global Issues 40S • World Geography 40S • Current Topics in FNMI Studies 40S

• One of Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus 40S

New Brunswick

• One of English 121 or 122

• One of French 121 or 122 • Any 121- or 122-level language

• One of History 121 or 122 • Geography 120 • World Issues 120

• Trigonometry and 3-Space 121 or 122

• Advanced Mathema Intro to C 120

• English 3201

• One of French 3200 or French 3201 • Any 3200-level language

• World History 3201 • World Geography 3202

• One of Mathematics 3200 or 3201

• Calculus 3

• One of English 12 (Academic) or English 12 African Heritage

• French 12 • Any 12-level language

• Global History 12 • Global Geography 12

• One of Pre-Calculus 12, or Advanced Mathematics 12, or Mathematics 12, or Mathematics Foundations 12

Newfoundland and Labrador 4

Nova Scotia


Ontario 6 Prince Edward Island 7

Language other than English 10

Saskatchewan 9



History 12 Geography 12 Comparative Civilizations 12 B.C. First Nations’ Studies 12


• French 621 • Any 621-level language

• History 621 • Geography 621

• One of Mathematics 621A or 621B

• English Literature 603

• One of Français 601, French as a Second Language 602 • Any 607- to 616-level language

• History 330 • Geography 320

• Mathematics 201

• English Language Arts A30/ English Language Arts B30 (counts as one course)

• One of Français Fransaskois A30 or B30, or French 30 • Any 30-level language

• History 30: Canadian Studies • Social Studies 30: Canadian Studies • Native Studies 30: Canadian Studies • Geography 30

• One of Pre-Calculus 30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30

British Columbia and Yukon Territories: Where provincial examinations are mandatory, applicants must present final grades that include provincial examination grades. Whether the provincial examination is mandatory or optional, the admission average will be calculated using the higher of the provincial examination grade or school grade. While either of Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12 may be used as an academic course for admission, Pre-Calculus 12 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.

• Calculus 1

Three additional ‘4U

• One of English 611 or 621

Alberta, N.W.T. and Nunavut: While either of Mathematics 30-1 or Math 30-2 may be used as an academic course for admission, Mathematics 30-1 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs


*Applicants may use uLethbridge’s Math 0500

• One of English 4U or ETS4U

Quebec 8

Two semesters of CEGEP courses in English and four other academic subjects.

Social Studies


Manitoba: While either of Pre-Calculus 40S or Applied Mathematics 40S may be used as an academic course for admission, Pre-Calculus 40S is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.


Newfoundland and Labrador: While either of Mathematics 3200 or Mathematics 3201 may be used as an academic coursefor admission, Mathematics 3200 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.


Nova Scotia: While either of Pre-Calculus 12, Advanced Mathematics 12, Mathematics 12, or Mathematics Foundations 12 may be used as an academic course for admission, Pre-Calculus 12, Advanced Mathematics 12, or Mathematics 12 is required as a prerequisite in certain programs.


Ontario: While either of Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) may be used as an academic course for admission, Advanced Functions (MHF4U) is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.

• Mathema 611

• Calculus 3

The following are the general admission requirements for applicants presenting credentials from Canadian high schools. The English Language Proficiency requirement applies to students whose first language is not English. For information about additional admission pathways including First Nations Transition Program, Non-matriculated Adults, and International Students, please contact our Admissions office. Some programs are competitive (e.g., Environmental Science) and may require higher averages (refer to the applicable section in the uLethbridge Calendar), and some programs may have additional requirements (e.g., Nursing, Management, New Media). Note: See “Programs that DO NOT Require Prior Mathematics”.


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• Biology 30

• Biology 12

• Biology 40S

Other Academic Subjects

Fine Arts: Art, Drama, Music 11

A fifth distinct course

• Science 30 • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)

One of: • Art 30 or Art 31 • Dance 35 • Drama 30 • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30

• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 30 level • Must be worth at least five credits

• Physics 12

• Geology 12 • ICT Computer Programming 12 • English Literature 12 • Writing 12

One of: • Art Foundations 12, Studio Arts 12, or Visual Arts 12 • Dance 12 • Choral Music 12 or Instrumental Music 12 • Theatre Performance 12 or Theatre Production 12

• Physics 40S

• Computer Science 40S • Interdisciplinary Topics in Science 40S

One credit from following courses: • Visual Arts 40S or 45S • Drama 40S or 45S • Music 40S or 45S


• Chemistry 30

• Chemistry 12

• Chemistry 40S


• Physics 30


• Cannot be a Special Project

• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 12 level • Must be worth at least four credits

• • • •

Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 40 level Must be designated S,G, or U Must be worth at least one credit (two half-credit courses may be used)

• One of Biology 120, 121, or 122

• One of Chemistry 121 or 122

• One of Physics 121 or 122

• Environmental Studies 122

One of: • 121- or 122-level Fine Arts course • Theatre Arts 120 • Music 120

• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 120, 121, or 122 level • Must be worth at least one credit

• Biology 3201

• Chemistry 3202

• Physics 3204

• Earth Systems 3209

• One 3000-level, two-credit Fine Arts course

• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 3000 level • Must be worth at least two credits

• Geology 12

One of: • Art 12 • Film and Video Production 12 • Music 12

• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 12 level • Must be worth at least one credit

• Biology 12

• Chemistry 12

• Physics 12

U’ courses which may include one fine arts ‘4M’ course


(multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)

• Can be ‘4U’ or ‘4M’

• Biology 621

• One of Chemistry 611 or 621

• Physics 621

• Biology 101

• Chemistry 202

• Physics 203

• Biology 30


• Chemistry 30

• Computer Science 30 • Earth Sciences 30

• Physics 30

Prince Edward Island: While either of Mathematics 621B or Mathematics 621A may be used as an academic course for admission, Mathematics 621B is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.


Quebec: Two complete years may qualify the applicant for advanced credits.


Saskatchewan: Fransakois/Immersion students may use one of Français Fransakois A30 or B30 or Français Immersion in combination with either one of the English Language Arts courses. While either of Pre-Calculus 30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30 may be used as an academic course for admission, Pre-Calculus 30 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.

• Oceanography 621


• Music 621

• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 600 level • Must be worth at least one credit

One of: • Art 520 • Drama 560 • Music 550

• Not applicable

One of: • Arts Education 30 or Visual Art 30 • Dance 30 • Drama 30 • Band 30, Choral 30, or Instrumental Jazz 30

• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 30 level • Must be worth at least one credit

Only one course in a particular language will be used for admission purposes, e.g., in Alberta, only one of French Language Arts 30-1 or French as a Second Language 30-3Y will be used. Grades from 20-level language, or language and culture courses in six-, nine-, or 12-year streams may be used for admission purposes in place of 30-level languages, e.g., German Language and Culture 20-6Y.


Only one Fine Arts course may be used as an academic course in the admission average. Another distinct Fine Arts course may be used as a fifth course. For example, Art 30 could be used as one of the academic courses and Music 30 could be used as a fifth course.

TRANSFER STUDENTS For admission to the University of Lethbridge as a transfer student, most programs require an admissions GPA* of at least 2.0 on our 4.0 scale, although some programs may be competitive. Depending on the number of transferable courses you have completed, we may also review your high school transcripts when considering your application for admission.

Number of Transferable Courses

As a comprehensive university, uLethbridge offers a number of programs at the graduate level. If you are interested in learning more about our School of Graduate Studies, visit

Min. Average Required

Transferable Courses – GPA Required

Min. GPA Required
















* GPA: Diploma GPA for diploma holders, semesters containing the last 20-courses for university degree holders, or all transferable courses for other transfer applicants. ** Your high school marks are not used to determine your admission GPA, but may be necessary for prerequisite purposes. If you are not sure whether eight of your courses will transfer, you should also arrange for your high school transscript to be sent to Admissions.

Management Certificate Accounting 2 Finance 2

It is quite common for individual courses to transfer as unspecified credit. Academic advisors can help determine how the credit can be applied to your specific program of study. Students interested in transferring to uLethbridge should keep as much material from their courses as possible. Textbooks, class notes, exams and course outlines could all be requested for the transfer credit assessment. For more information, visit

High School Marks Required

First Nations’ Governance General Management Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 2 International Management Marketing 2 1 2 3


Pending government approval Available at both campuses Post-diploma applicants require a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for guaranteed admission Additional requirements for entry into program

INFORMATION FOR POST-DIPLOMA STUDENTS Post-diploma programs are designed to build on the foundation you obtained through your approved diploma program and give you core academic skills in that subject. Post-diploma degrees are typically 20 courses in length and consist of selected upper-year courses in your subject area, as well as courses to meet the Liberal Education Lists Requirement. Find out if your diploma matches to a post-diploma program at uLethbridge by visiting Some programs may be competitive or have additional admission requirements. If you think your program may be eligible to link up with a uLethbridge degree, but you do not see your diploma on the list, please contact Admissions at

Post-diploma Programs Faculty of Health Sciences BHSc—Addictions Counselling BHSc—General 1 BTR—Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

Bachelor of Management 3 BMgt—Accounting 2 BMgt—Finance 2 BMgt—First Nations’ Governance BMgt—General Management 2 BMgt—Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 2 BMgt—International Management

After Degree Programs

BMgt—Marketing 2

(Undergraduate degree required)

BMgt/BEd—General Management

BEd—Education BNursing—Nursing CPA Bridging—Professional Diploma in Accounting

Faculty of Arts & Science BA or BSc —Agricultural Studies BSc—Computer Science BSc—Environmental Science BSc—Geography (with a concentration in GIS)

Faculty of Fine Arts BFA—Art (after two- or three-year diploma) BFA—Dramatic Arts 4 (after two- or three-year diploma) BFA—Multidisciplinary BFA—Art/BEd 4 BFA—Dramatic Arts/BEd 4 BMus—Music 4 BMus—Music/BEd 4



2 3

AP Course

uLethbridge Course

IB Course

Min. Grade

uLethbridge Course

Art History

AHMS 2225/2xxx (6)

Biology, Higher Level


BIOL 1010 (3)

Studio Art: Drawing Studio Art: 2-D Design Studio Art: 3-D Design

ART 2031 (3) ART 2xxx (3) ART 2032 (3)

Chemistry, Higher Level Chemistry, Standard Level

5 7

CHEM 1000/2000 (6) CHEM 1000 (3)


BIOL 1010 (3)

Economics, Higher Level Economics, Standard Level

5 5

ECON 1010/1012 (6) ECON 1010 (3)

Calculus AB Calculus BC

MATH 1560/2560 (6) MATH 1560/2560 (6)

English A1, Higher Level


ENGL 1xxx (3)1


CHEM 1000/2000 (6)

Computer Science A

CPSC 1620 (3) 3

French A: Higher or Standard Level French B: Higher Level French B: Standard Level French AB: Standard Level

5 5 5 5

FREN 2000/2300 (6) FREN 2000/2300 (6) FREN 1500/2000 (6) FREN 1000/1100 (6)

Microeconomics Macroeconomics

ECON 1010 (3) ECON 1012 (3)

Geography: Higher Level Geography: Standard Level

5 5

GEOG 1000/1200 (6) ENVS 2000 (3)

English Language and Composition English Literature and Composition

ENGL 1900 (3) ENGL 1xxx (3) 1

German A, Higher or Standard Level German B, Higher Level German B, Standard Level

5 5 5

GERM 2000/2300 (6) GERM 2000/2300 (6) GERM 1500/2000 (6)

Environmental Science

ENVS 2000 (3)

Greek, Higher Level


Special Assessment

French Language and Culture French Literature

FREN 1500/2000 (6) FREN 2300/2xxx (6)

Human Geography

GEOG 1200 (3)

5 5 5 5

HIST 1000 (3) HIST 1xxx (3) HIST 1xxx (3) HIST 1xxx (3)

German Language and Culture

GERM 1500/2000 (6)

European History United States History World History

HIST 1000 (3) HIST 2600 (3) HIST 1200 (3)

Information Technology in a Global Society, Higher Level


CPSC 1xxx (3)2

Latin, Higher or Standard Level


Special Assessment

Japanese Language and Culture

JPNS 1xxx/2xxx (6)

Mathematics, Higher Level Further Mathematics, Higher Level

5 5

MATH 1010 (3) MATH 1410/1560 (6)


Special Assessment

Music Theory 2

MUSI 1xxx (3)

Music, Higher Level


MUSI 2xxx (6)3

Philosophy, Higher Level


Special Assessment

Physics B Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Mechanics/Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 1050 (3) PHYS 2000 (3) PHYS 1000 (3) PHYS 1000/2000 (6)

Physics, Higher Level


PHYS 1000 or 1050 (3)

Psychology, Higher or Standard Level


PSYC 1000 (3)

Social Anthropology, Higher Level


ANTH 1000 (3)

Spanish A: Higher Level or Standard Level Spanish B, Higher Level Spanish B, Standard Level Spanish AB: Standard Level

5 5 5 5

SPAN 2000/2300 (6) SPAN 2000/3001 (6) SPAN 1500/2000 (6) SPAN 1000/1100 (6)

Theatre, Higher Level


DRAM 1xxx (3)

Visual Arts, Higher Level


Art 2031/2032 (6)

Government and Politics: Comparative Government Government and Politics: Comparative/US Government and Politics: United States

POLI 1xxx (3) POLI 1xxx/2xxx (6) POLI 1xxx (3)


PSYC 1000 (3)

Spanish Language Spanish Literature and Culture

SPAN 1500/2000 (6) SPAN 2300/2xxx (6)

This course fulfills the requirement of the English 1900 prerequisite. Students receiving this transfer may not subsequently take English 1900 for credit. These courses will not count toward the Music requirements for Music majors. Programming language varies across institutions; students proceeding to next level must ensure they have mastered the appropriate application language.

History, Higher Level History Africa, Higher Level History Americas, Higher Level History Europe/Middle East, Higher Level

1 2 3

This course serves as English 1900 for prerequisite purposes for higher English courses. Not a prerequisite for higher level Computer Science courses Two unspecified Music credits may be applied to specific Music requirements after interview and assessment by the Department of Music.

Additional Admission Routes First Nations’ Transition Program (FNTP) The FNTP is uniquely designed to enable First Nations, MÊtis and Inuit students to make a smooth and successful transition to university life. It is open to those who are returning to university after an absence; those who may not be able to meet all of the requirements for general admission to uLethbridge; and as space allows, to those who wish additional learning support. Successful completion of the FNTP allows you to enter into most uLethbridge programs. This eight-month (two-semester), first-year experience program runs September to April. It provides a strong foundation of courses that can be credited to the majority of programs at uLethbridge. More info:

International students uLethbridge is home to more than 540 international students from nearly 90 countries. For the most part, admission requirements are Grade 12 or equivalent courses including English, at least three other academic courses (history, languages, mathematics, physical sciences) and a fifth course. However, please visit to determine requirements specific to your country. Non-native English speakers need to pass an English-language proficiency test or take EAP before they can enroll in classes. Learn more at Application deadline for international students is May 15 and we require a study visa.

We are here to help you adapt to campus life socially, academically and culturally. Non-matriculated Adult Admission Adult admission may be available to applicants who are 21 years of age or older and who do not meet our general admission standards. Life achievement may be considered if it has provided you with skills relevant to university success. To learn more about this admission route, please visit:


Our City When you talk about Lethbridge, three words quickly surface: Sunshine We are one of Canada’s sunniest cities (320 days of sunshine each year). Bring sunscreen and shades.

Coulees Think a flowing landscape running along the river valley. Once you see them, you’ll never forget them.

Wind Yes — but those chinook winds warm our winters and bring a welcomed cooling breeze in the summer months.

Home to 95,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. With both a university and a college, we are a campus community. Culturally vibrant with a flourishing arts scene and active social scene, we boast: stunning scenery (the High Level Bridge and the Oldman River); four distinct seasons; spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta’s big sky. Look west and you’ll see vast prairies and the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, which are only a short drive away where unbelievable skiing, boarding, biking, hiking and camping opportunities await.

Drive anywhere in our city in 20 minutes. Park with pocket change. There is plenty to do both on campus and off. Listen to a band, go for coffee, watch a movie (we have a theatre, owned and operated by a uLethbridge alumnus, where movies are only $4!), check out festival square or go to a play in Galt Gardens, sing at an open mic night or check out a comedy show. There’s truly something for everyone.

From the Land of the Fjords: Stavanger Norway, to Grande Prairie, Alta., and a ranch south of Dunmore, Alta., uLethbridge students Anne Haaland, Saylor Badger and Leisha Clark find time to saddle up during their downtime. Anne Haaland – Fourth-year BSc/BEd student Majors: General Science and Science Education


Leisha Clark – Second-year BSc student Major: Agricultural Biotechnology

Saylor Badger – Third-year BA student Major: Anthropology


Calgary Campus Evening and Weekend Classes Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, just steps from the City Hall C-Train station, you’ll find the uLethbridge Calgary Campus. Although the sun has usually set when the campus is at its busiest — classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends — the stars are shining! Our space and delivery methods are geared toward working professionals looking to earn the credentials to advance their careers while working full-time.

Calgary Campus Admission Routes Post-Diploma If you have a business-related college diploma, you can earn a BMgt in as little as two years. If you have an academic diploma in a non-business field, you may be able to complete a BMgt in as few as 25 courses.

Transfer A few things to know about the Calgary campus: Professors are industry leaders who bring relevant, real-world experience into your classroom. Classes are small — on average 45 to 50 students per class — enabling you to interact with your professors and your classmates in a supportive, goal-oriented environment. You can get involved in the business world and gain international experiences through our co-operative education, international exchanges and work-study programs.

Calgary Campus: For more information, visit

If you’ve completed at least eight post-secondary courses, talk to us about transferring your credits toward a BMgt program.

Second Degree Already have a degree? You may be able to complete a BMgt in as few as 15 courses. If you are a high school graduate and have not attended college or university prior to uLethbridge, you can take advantage of applying directly to your management program. Don’t know what to major in? We are happy to work with you to find a program that matches your interests.


Students who wish to complete International Management on the Calgary Campus will require alternate arrangements to complete the requirements for this major


In all majors except Accounting

Although the Calgary Campus offers management programs, all uLethbridge students can take courses on a variety of topics that include psychology, sociology, music, writing, drama, new media, religious studies, astronomy, art history/museum studies and art. 26

“The Calgary Campus is a professional and convenient campus. The night classes allowed me to put in my eight hours a day without having to miss a class. Plus the co-op program allowed me to not only get real work experience, but helped me pay for university without having to take out a personal loan.” Maaike van Gogh (BMgt ’15) International student from the Netherlands. Human resources benefits analyst, Nexen Engergy ULC


Accounting Finance General Management Human Resource Management and Labour Relations Marketing International Management 1


International Management New Media Social Responsibility Supply Chain Management

Other Programs CPA Bridging Management Certificate 2 Professional Diploma in Accounting

About CPA Bridging: Recognized worldwide, the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation signifies financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight and leadership, and demand for CPAs is growing in every industry. Our CPA Bridging program helps you transition into the accounting career you want with the degree you already have, no matter the discipline.


Welcome to Pronghorn Country Whether you’re competing on the court, in the boardroom, on the ice or in the laboratory, uLethbridge students proudly wear our blue and gold. Pronghorn Varsity Teams

Basketball (men’s and women’s teams) Hockey (men’s and women’s teams) Rugby (women’s team) Soccer (men’s and women’s teams) Swimming (combined team) Track and field (combined team)

Coaches recruit the majority of Pronghorn student athletes prior to the start of the season. However, each varsity team will hold an open try-out in the weeks leading up to their season. Visit to see the schedule and to get in contact with a Pronghorn coach.

Stay fit and have fun! There are a ton of opportunities for students to take part in: From competitive clubs such as golf, lacrosse and dance, to recreational activities like fencing, karate and curling. There are also several intramural programs to choose from, including favourites like floor hockey, dodge ball and ultimate frisbee.

The Herd Show your Pronghorn pride. Join the Herd, a student-led spirit squad that passionately supports our teams throughout the year. Meet new people, gain free admission to any Pronghorns games and cheer on our teams. Go Horns!

Prairie Baseball Academy We are proud to be associated with one of the best collegiate baseball programs in Canada. The Prairie Baseball Academy attracts players from across Canada and the United States.


Learn more about the Horns — and how to be one:

Strong, swift and enduring — the spirit of the pronghorn is legendary.

it’s a spirit that lives within us all.

Horns Making Headlines:

Jim Steacy (BASc ’09) nine-time CIS champion and two-time Olympian.

Kim Veldman (BN ’14) a first-team Canada West all-star and two-time winner of the Pronghorn Female Athlete of the Year Award (see page 8).

Aaron Hernandez and Peter Millman 2015 CIS Track and Field Champions; CIS gold medals in triple jump and shot-put.

Zack McAllister Para-athlete and Horns swimmer, is on Canada’s Para Pan Am Games and Worlds Team.

Intramural sports are a great way to stay active, engage in a little healthy competition and make new friends. 29

From faculty, to staff, administration, alumni, and Board and Senate members: We all are here to provide the support you need to succeed.

We live for this day!


Student Support Services Just a few of our student support services: Accommodated Learning Centre

Native American Students’ Association (NASA)

Provides in- and out-of class accommodations and assistive technologies.

Provides access to peer support, social interaction, cultural/spiritual celebrations as well as our Education Resource Library. NASA includes Aboriginal students, Elders, chiefs, business leaders and more.

Academic Advising Assists with course selection and program planning. You will see an advisor to register in courses not offered online or to change your program. Each Faculty has its own academic advisors.

Counselling and Career Services Offers no-cost counselling in two areas: career development and personal growth. Our career development team empowers students and graduates in their career decision-making by providing one-onone career advising, organizing career events and managing career resources. Individual counselling is confidential and can help students with a variety of personal issues including: adjusting to university life, anxiety, disordered eating, relationship issues and much more.


First Nations’, Métis and Inuit Student Services First Nations’, Métis and Inuit Student Services is a free confidential service for students who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. Aboriginal students receive guidance, encouragement and support in the transition to university life and beyond.

Student Mentors Student mentors are uLethbridge students who provide guidance and support to new students as they transition to university life. Every new student is assigned a mentor who communicates via Mentor Mail and personal emails. Who better to answer questions than someone who has lived the same experience?

A daycare is available on-campus for students with young children.

Student Success Centre Iikaisskanai Gathering Place: Iikaisskanai (ee-GUS-ganee) is Blackfoot meaning low horn — representing the stance of the charging buffalo, its head down and horns low to the ground. It’s a space to meet with Elders, and share stories, teachings and wisdom. It’s also about igniting pride and inspiring leadership.

Health Centre Convenient access to quality health care on-campus. Whether you are from the Lethbridge area or are moving to attend uLethbridge, you won’t need to worry about finding a doctor when you arrive.

International Centre The International Centre is a great resource for Canadian students and those from around the globe. All students may participate in programs that provide international experiences and opportunities including study abroad and exchanges, summer study tours and international internships. International students receive support in all aspects of campus life as a uLethbridge student and a visitor to our country.

Whether you need a little help with a particular course or just want some tips and tricks to make studying more efficient, we provide tutors and learning strategists who help you make the grade. Our Student Success Centre also plans events that help students release stress in a fun way, e.g., car smash (yes, we said car smash). Have fun while you take a sledgehammer to a car destined for the crusher, or de-stress by cuddling one of our therapy dogs.

Writing Centre Provides practical writing support that supplements in-class instruction and helps you understand a wide variety of writing assignments. This is a free service available to all students in all disciplines at every stage of the writing process.

For a comprehensive list of our student support services, visit: 31

If you could change the world, what would you do? From boardrooms to classrooms, hospitals, laboratories, farms, galleries, small towns, big cities and beyond, uLethbridge alumni are literally changing the world by putting their knowledge, discoveries, ideas and passion to work. Here are just a few examples:

Manwar Khan

(BSc ’07) Public-service employee whose anti-violence work earned him recognition as one of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2014 and The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.

Defender. Advocate. Hero.

Paije Ottoson

(BMgt/BEd ’04)

Owner, Smudge Art Studio Inc.

Educator. Artist. Inspiration.

Erika Jahn

(BA ’08) Corporate and Community Development Manager, Canadian Diabetes Association (who went on from uLethbridge to earn a master’s degree at none-other than Harvard).


Volunteer. Devoted not-for-profit professional. Change agent.

Jesse Northey

(BMus ’13) Owner, Jesse Northey Productions

Musician. Production artist. Entrepreneur.

Hon. Jennifer Campeau

(BMgt ’08)

MLA for Saskatoon Fairview

Community leader. Mentor. Mother.

Janelle pritchard

(BN ’12) Founder, Uphill Both Ways Educations and Relief Fund

Visonary. Humanitarian. Friend of Nepal.

Justin Bechthold

(BEd ’14)

Junior High School Teacher, Calgary

Math and science whiz. Educator. Shaper of tomorrow’s leaders.

Jenny Byford

(BHSc ’14) Health Promotion Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society

Health educator. Health policy advocate. Difference maker. 33

Student Housing Home Sweet Home Welcome to your home away from home. Living in residence helps ensure a smooth transition to university. We believe residence life is about more than accommodation: it’s building community, having fun and making the grade. Living in residence is a great option, especially during your first year. Studies show that students who live on campus are more likely to have a successful academic experience. Why? In a word: Access.

As a resident, you are steps away from classes; professors’ offices; student services; social, exercise and recreational spaces as well as study rooms and academic programming.

You have a built-in community that enhances academic performance and social success. You’ll make lifelong friends, find study partners and fine-tune your interpersonal skills. Residents belong to the largest student club on campus, the Organization of Resident Students (ORS), which provides support and plans fun activities for residents. Each section in our single student residences has at least one resident assistant (RA) — first-year residences have two — who upholds and enforces the policies in the Residence Community Handbook, coordinates fun social events (think Residence Wars), educational opportunities and everyday interactions like section dinners. Don’t think of your RA as mom or dad: An RA is more like a cool older brother or sister looking out for you. Our Resident Assistants are trained in emergency response and mental health first aid not because you’ll need it, just because we like to be prepared. For more information and to see floor plans of our residence spaces, please visit


Campus Safety We take security very seriously. We have Closed-Circuit Television in public areas; residence is regularly patrolled by Security Services; we offer services like Safe Walk (where a safety team accompanies you to and from anywhere on campus) and Working Alone Web System (allows you to log in and make Security Services aware of your location when working alone on campus); help phones around campus and a key tag service in case you lose your keys.


Money Matters Transfer Students

On-Campus Housing New High School Students First-year students entering straight from high school can apply online to stay in the University Hall (UHall) traditional-style dorms or in one-, two-, four- or sixbedroom apartments in Kainai House. These are fully furnished rooms, so expect to find a bed, a desk and a place to hang your clothes. Satellite television, wireless internet, and all utilities are also included.

Siksika House also includes family townhomes for students who are married, common-law or have children. These unfurnished two- and three-bedroom townhomes include satellite television, wireless internet, and all utilities. Each townhome has its own entrance and balcony and many have views of the coulees, river and city skyline.

Estimated Living Costs

Residence Style

Post-diploma, transfer and mature students can apply to live in apartments in Piikani House and Mount Blakiston House or townhomes in Siksika House, Tsuu T’ina House and Residence Village. These are fully furnished rooms, so expect to find a bed (with captain’s storage space), a desk and a place to hang your clothes. Satellite television, wireless internet, and all utilities are also included.

Estimated Living Costs


(per semester)


$1,284 - $2,496


$2,496 - $4,064

* Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 rates


Residence Style

(per semester)


$2,524 - $4,092



$4,356 - $4,636

(unfurnished) * Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 rates.

Student Meal Plans You won’t have to worry about grocery shopping, cooking every meal or doing dishes, as you’ll purchase a residencedining plan. Purchasing a dining plan is mandatory for first-year students living in residence. We understand that this is a transition year and may be the first time you are living away from home. A dining plan will help you learn how to budget, but will also ensure you have access to nutritious meals while you’re with us. There are shared kitchen spaces in the dorms and full kitchens in the apartment so you can still prepare some food for yourself. Big eater? You can always add more money to your plan. If you have money left over at the end of the year, it will automatically carry-forward as Bridge Bucks for you to use next year. Here are a few options to choose from:


All of our apartments and townhomes include access to a full kitchen, but if you’re not interested in doing the shopping, cooking and dishes, purchasing a meal plan is a great choice.

Meal Plan Costs




Sampler Plan


Communter Plan


UHall or Kainai

Value Plus Plan


UHall or Kainai

* Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 prices calculated over an eight-month (two semester) contract.

Off-Campus Housing

Estimated Living Costs (off-campus / per month)*

One of the benefits of living in a city divided by a river is that the entire west side, where uLethbridge is located, features extensive off-campus housing close to campus. Since the majority of our students live on the west side, it’s practically an extension of residence. When you’re out and about, you’re bound to run into other students (or even your professors) at the local grocery store, restaurant or park.









Parking Pass


Miscellaneous Off-Campus Housing The University of Lethbridge also provides a list of off-campus housing to assist students in finding accommodations. Visit our website for more information about rental listings available around Lethbridge.




* Based on shared accomodations uLethbridge manages an off-campus housing list that you can find by visiting

Educational Costs These amounts are based on a typical course load of five classes per semester (10 courses over the academic year).

Canadian Students

International Students

Tuition and Fees

$5,890 (2015/2016)

$16,377 (2015/2016)

Health and Dental

(refundable with proof of extended health and dental coverage)

Health insurance is included in the above fee and is mandatory

Books and Supplies

$1,250 ($125 per course)

$1,250 ($125 per course)






Scholarships Hundreds of scholarships, awards and bursaries are handed out to new and continuing students every year. Last year, 48% of new high school grads received a financial award averaging $1,880.

Grade 11 Year June 30: Grade 11 Merit Award $800 for average of 80% of higher in Grade 11*

Value: $250 - $5,000

$500 for average of 75-79.9% in Grade 11*

More than 20 awards are available specifically for Aboriginal students. These are granted primarily on academic achievement although other criteria may also be considered. Eligibility may vary based on the program, year of study or membership to a specific band.

Separate awards application required * Five Grade 11 courses are used to determine the award average and will follow the same formula as general admission (English 20-1, three academics and a fifth distinct course)

Grade 12 Year December 15: Board of Governors’ Admission Scholarship $1,000 for actual admission average of 80% or higher Completed Application for Admission required by December 15 to be considered*

December 15: Board of Governors’ Relocation Scholarship Up to $500 for actual admission average of 80% or higher based on geographic region. Completed Application for Admission required by December 15 to be considered

March 15: Leadership and Entrance Awards Up to $6,000 Separate awards application required

June 15: Board of Governors’ Transfer Scholarship Up to $1,500 awarded to qualifying new transfer students based on academic achievement. (minimum 3.5 GPA) Deadline is June 15 for September start

June 15: Board of Governors’ Post-Diploma Scholarship Up to $1,500 awarded to qualified students admitted to a postdiploma program based on academic achievement (minimum 3.5 GPA) Deadline is June 15 for September start

June 30: Post-Diploma and Transfer Student Tuition The Faculty of Arts & Science offers post-diploma and transfer students the opportunity to win one of four full tuition credits, based on academic success. Conditions apply. 38

Awards Specifically for Aboriginal Students

Métis Scholar Awards Value: awards will vary in value, with a minimum value of $2,500 for undergraduate degree programs and a minimum value of $10,000 for graduate degree programs. The Métis Scholar Awards were established by a contribution from the Métis Education Foundation and an ongoing commitment by the University of Lethbridge. The purpose of the awards is to help alleviate financial need and to encourage post-secondary achievement on the part of Métis students studying at the University of Lethbridge. At least six undergraduate degree awards and at least one graduate degree award are available.

Additional Funding Resources Treaty Status, registered with a First Nations Band: contact your band’s post-secondary counsellor for funding procedures

Métis ancestry: contact your Métis local for further information Visit the following websites for more financial resources:

* Board of Governors’ Scholarships reward applicants who apply early to uLethbridge. These awards can be combined with uLethbridge Leadership and Entrance Awards and the Grade 11 Merit Award. Remember to apply early to maximize the value of your scholarships.

“ We are all connected. We have to look beyond ourselves and realize we all have a lot to give. Change is made in small increments. It’s very possible, and it’s hugely impactful.” Sara Bieniada Third-year Pre-BMgt/BEd Major: General Management/CTS: Business Focus

One of three recipients of the President’s Grant for Student Engagement in 2014 (a donor-funded award that enables students to participate in international development work), Sara used her grant for an internship with Lethbridge-based Bridges of Hope, a network of organizations that work with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice around the world. She spent two months in Burkina Faso, Africa, where she assisted at an orphanage, helped with child sponsorships, taught English and worked at the Bridges of Hope school. She also created a microfinancing project with Lethbridge elementary school children in support of Burkinabé people.


six simple steps to apply If you are torn between more than one school, apply to all of them. It’s always better to be able to turn down an offer than to feel regret because you didn’t apply. Applying early will allow you to access as many opportunities as possible, since most require a submitted application — housing, student awards, co-operative education, etc.

Pick a program

Review the admission requirements

Apply online

Variety is important, so we offer more than 150 programs for you to choose from. Learn more at:

Find out if you have the requirements for your program of choice by visiting:

It’s easy, and you’ll be one step closer to becoming a student. Visit: programs Not sure what’s right for you? Let us know and we will arrange for you to be a student-for-a-day. 403-329-2762 40

If you want to double check, give us a call at 403-329-2762 or send an email to apply to submit your online application.

Registrar’s Office – Admissions University of Lethbridge 4401 University Drive W. Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 Fax: 403-329-5159 Note: All completed applications submitted to uLethbridge before December 15 will automatically be considered for the Board of Governors’ Admission Award and Relocation Award, worth a maximum of $1,500.

Send us your marks

Apply for residence

Apply for awards

When you apply online and have been a student in Alberta, your final grades will be sent to us automatically.

Our first-year residences are in high demand, so if you’re interested, send in your application as soon as possible.

We have a number of scholarships and awards with deadlines ranging from December 15 to March 15.

If you studied outside of Alberta, you will need to have your transcript sent to our Admissions office.

If you plan on living off campus, you can check out the listings on our offcampus housing website.

With the exception of the Board of Governors’ Awards, all awards require a separate application. It may take a bit of effort, but you’re worth it.

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So now the question is:

What makes you shine? Maybe you know for sure; maybe you’re still figuring it out. Either way, it’s an incredible journey, and we would love to be part of yours. At uLethbridge, we are a community of inspiring lights who shine brighter together. We can’t wait to meet you, show you around campus and introduce you to our students, faculty and staff.

Let us know when you would like to visit campus. We will help you create a schedule for your visit to campus and contact you with the details. 1. Take a campus tour One of our tour guides will show you around campus, highlighting uLethbridge’s many features and facilities. 2. Be a student-for-a-day We will pair you with a student volunteer in the program you’re interested in. You’ll attend classes, labs and even go for lunch. 3. Meet with one of our recruitment officers. Have all your questions about admission, programs and more answered in a one-on-one session.


Together we shine brighter

Inside front and back cover photo credit: Jaime Vedres (BFA ’09) Photography


Enrolment Services 4401 University Drive W. Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4 403-329-2762

Important Dates 2016/2017 SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 Housing applications open 1 NOVEMBER 15, 2016 Final Portfolio Evaluation and Music Studio Audition for Spring 2 DECEMBER 15, 2016

Early Admission deadline

Board of Governors’ Awards Application deadline

Early Portfolio Evaluation and Music Studio Audition Deadline 2

MARCH 1, 2017

Deadline for the Engineering Transfer program

MARCH 15, 2017

Leadership and Entrance Awards deadline

Regular Portfolio Evaluation and Music Studio Audition Deadline 2

MAY 1, 2017

BSc Environmental Science Application deadline

JUNE 1, 2017

Application deadline

JUNE 15, 2017

Final Portfolio Evaluation and Music Studio Audition Deadline 2

JUNE 30, 2017

Grade 11 Merit Award deadline

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To apply for housing, students must have submitted an application for admission and been issued a uLethbridge ID number Find additional portfolio info and exact music studio audition dates at or email -

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