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The rock is here â€“ it is the University of Lethbridge.
Anyone who comes to study here can be wise and solid like the rock. The University of Lethbridge is located in the heart of traditional Blackfoot territory. Since the U of L first opened
its doors in 1967, First Nations culture has been weaved into the fabric of the university, enriching programming, teaching and research, and creating a university experience where students find community, support and success.
Welcome 2 First Contacts
How to Apply
First Nations’ Transition Program
Programs 8 Arts & Science
The Story of Medicine Rock In 2002, Blackfoot Elder Bruce Wolf Child bestowed the name Nato’ohkotok, meaning Medicine Rock, upon the University of Lethbridge. The story of Medicine Rock is a traditional Blackfoot narrative of a rock that appeared as an old man to a young boy but disappeared. In honouring the University, Wolf Child said, “Now we know where the rock has gone. It has moved across the river. The rock is here – it is the University of Lethbridge. Anyone who comes to study here can be wise and solid like the rock.”
Education 12 Fine Arts
Management 18 Student Support
Scholarships/Costs 22 Help When You Need It
Traditional Blackfoot territory extended from the North Saskatchewan River to the Yellowstone River in what is now southern Montana. The Rocky Mountains formed the western border while the eastern boundary extended southward from the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers. 71
Welcome to the University of Lethbridge Dear Students, I was honoured to be inducted into the Kainai Chieftainship and bestowed the Blackfoot name Iipisowahsi, or Morning Star, meaning son of the sun and the moon. When Blackfoot Elder Dr. Pete Standing Alone (LLD â€˜12) gave me my name, he said the sun is the father and the moon is the mother. Therefore, when they are praying, they often refer to the morning star as their brother. This is very symbolic and reflects the relationship the University of Lethbridge has with the Blackfoot people. The University of Lethbridge resides on traditional Blackfoot territory and has a long-standing commitment to create an inclusive university for all First Nations, MĂŠtis and Inuit (FNMI) peoples. When the U of L was founded in 1967, we initiated a mandate to support FNMI students, faculty and research. This core value remains at the centre of the University of Lethbridge today. We are committed to ensuring you have the opportunities and support necessary to reach your personal and educational goals. I invite you to visit our campus, meet with faculty and staff, and learn more about the University of Lethbridge, our programming and the unique experience you will have here. Sincerely,
Mike Mahon, PhD President and Vice-Chancellor
Oki, Welcome to Traditional Blackfoot Country Like the tree, the roots of First Nations’, Métis and Inuit peoples go deep into the history, body and blood of this land. Our ancestors form the base of this tree, the trunk, from which we, their descendants, can build and branch out because of the foundation they laid out for us. Your university path will be filled with many challenges and many triumphs as your body and mind grow and develop, but know that the spirits of your ancestors will lift you up along your way. You are standing on their shoulders so that you can reach the sky. Do not stop. Be steady and move forward on your path. If you do, you are honouring your ancestors who gave you life. You can be solid and wise like the rock, but you first must be brave like the warrior. I believe you can do it. Do you? Only you can make this decision. I look forward to joining the many spirits who will be singing an honour song for you on your graduation day. Sincerely, Leroy Little Bear (BASc ’72, LLD ’04) Special Assistant to the President
All Nations, Welcome to Medicine Rock Your First Contacts at the University of Lethbridge Two of the first people you’ll meet when you apply to the U of L are FNMI Recruitment Officer Tisha Bromley-Wadsworth and Native Student Advisor Elizabeth Ferguson. Not only are they knowledgeable resources, but as U of L alumni, they can share their own experiences with you.
FNMI Recruitment Officer As the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Recruitment Officer, my role is to encourage and support you as you investigate your post-secondary options. I am happy to meet with you and answer any questions regarding programs, admission requirements, funding options (and more) you may have. Phone: 403-329-2762 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tisha Bromley-Wadsworth (BA ‘05) FNMI Recruitment Officer
Native Student Advising Our role in Native Student Advising is to guide, encourage and support you. Our office is located in the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS) in the Students’ Union Building. The office’s services are extended without charge on a confidential basis. We can help you find and access services you need such as:
Elizabeth Ferguson (BA ‘03, MA ‘05) Coordinator, Native Student Advising
• Personal counselling • Academic planning • Career and employment counselling • Scholarships and loans information • Students’ Union Phone: 403-320-5700
• Housing • Parking • Native American Studies department • Native American Students’ Association
Why choose the University of Lethbridge? As Alberta’s Destination University, the University of Lethbridge provides you with the opportunities, support and sense of community necessary to reach your personal and educational goals. Each year, 8,300 students from across Alberta and around the world call the U of L home. With an average class size of 32 students after first year, you’re sure to feel connected and meet many new, life-long friends. At the U of L, you’ll learn in world-class facilities with faculty members who are renowned researchers and dedicated teachers.
You can also enhance your degree and enrich your university experience through co-operative education, applied studies and international exchanges.
Our approach to university allows you to create your own opportunities, both academically and socially. You can explore your interests and blend your passions, whether they be art and business, education and neuroscience, and nursing.
Located on traditional Blackfoot territory near the Peigan and Kainai nations, Lethbridge is a city rich with First Nations heritage and culture.
The result is an extraordinary experience that you can’t find anywhere else.
The sense of community you’ll find at the U of L is reflective of the city it is nestled in.
With nearly 90,000 people, Lethbridge has all the amenities of a larger centre with a small town family-friendly atmosphere.
Applying to the University of Lethbridge Admission to the First Nations’ Transition Program (FNTP) Admission is on a case-by-case basis and all FNMI students, who are not otherwise admissible to other programs at the University, are encouraged to apply. Students are required to come in and meet with our recruiter to get started. All FNTP students must have: • English Language Arts 20-1 or the equivalent • Mathematics 20-1ences stream of the
First Nations’ Transition Program
To be accepted to the Health Sciences stream of the First Nations’ Transition Program, Alberta applicants must have: • English Language Arts 20-1 or the equivalent • Mathematics 20-1
And depending on the Health Science program you want to pursue (e.g. Nursing) you may also require: • Biology 20 • Chemistry 20 All applications are reviewed on an individual basis.
General admission requirements For general admission to most programs at the U of L, you are required to have English Language Arts 30-1, a combination of three academics and a fifth course. Please refer to page 24 for more information. Visit discover.ulethbridge.ca for details.
“Attending university was intimidating at first, but everything they did for us in FNTP really helped us all out. The program’s services such as the academic workshops and the First Nations’ speaker series helped me to excel in my coursework and express my cultural identity.” Maria Livingston
Art and Native American Studies
First Nations’ Transition Program The First Nations’ Transition Program is What will I learn in the First uniquely designed to help First Nations, Nations’ Transition Program? Inuit and Métis students enter into the You will learn: programs of their choice at the University • Effective writing techniques of Lethbridge. • The fundamentals of library research
For more information, please contact: Recruitment and Student Life Phone: 403-329-2762 E-mail: email@example.com www.ulethbridge.ca/artsci/first-nationstransition-program
and information gathering
Even if you are returning to post-secondary education after an absence, this program will help you make a smooth transition into life at the University of Lethbridge.
• The foundations of mathematics and computer use
How long is the program?
• The goals, methods and ethics of social science inquiry
This is a two-semester program (September to April) that will transition you into most programs at the University of Lethbridge.
• What it means to be a professional health provider
• The method and applications of scientific research
• To stimulate your creativity • To integrate the wisdom of First Nations’ culture into your program
Degrees and Programs We offer more than 150 degree/program options at the U of L. Our general liberal arts requirements are structured so that every course you take in your first year applies to your degree, no matter which program you choose – so explore your interests and discover what you’re passionate about. Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts
(Second Degree or Combined Degrees programs only)
Art – Bachelor of Fine Arts
Archaeology and Geography1
Career and Technology Studies: Business Focus
Art History/Museum Studies
Art2 Canadian Studies
Drama Education English Language Arts Education
Modern Languages Education
French/Spanish General Major (Humanities) General Major (Social Sciences)
Native Education Physical Education Science Education Social Studies Education
Art Education (BFA/BEd combined) Native American Art Dramatic Arts – Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama Education (BFA/BEd Combined) Performance Technical/Design Theatre Studies Multidisciplinary – Bachelor of Fine Arts Multidisciplinary New Media – Bachelor of Fine Arts New Media
Bachelor of Management
Bachelor of Music
Computer Science1 Economics5
Native American Studies Philosophy
Digital Audio Arts Music Education (BMus/BEd Combined) Music5
First Nations Governance10
Political Science3 Psychology
Human Resource Management and Labour Relations6, 10
Urban and Regional Studies
Women and Gender Studies
Bachelor of Health Sciences Addictions Counselling Public Health
Bachelor of Nursing
Political Science5 CA Bridging
Nursing After Degree
As a comprehensive university, the U of L offers a number of programs at the graduate level. If you are interested in learning more about our School of Graduate Studies, please contact the SGS office at 403-329-2793.
Bachelor of Science Agricultural Biotechnology Agricultural Studies5 Archaeology and Geography5 Biochemistry Biological Sciences
Combined Degrees Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Management
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Computer Science and Geographical
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art) / Bachelor of Education
Information Science Environmental Science Exercise Science General Major (Sciences) Geography5 Kinesiology5 Mathematics Neuroscience Physics Political Science Psychology5 Remote Sensing
Pre-Professional Transfer Programs Dentistry
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dramatic Arts) / Bachelor of Education
Bachelor Fine Arts (New Media) / Bachelor of Management
Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Management
Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Management / Bachelor of Education
Engineering9 Also available as a Bachelor of Science Also available as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Also available as a Bachelor of Management 4 Also available as a Bachelor of Music 5 Also available as a Bachelor of Arts 6 Available as combined degrees with Health Sciences 7 Only available at Lethbridge Campus 8 Available at Edmonton Campus 9 Not accepting admissions for 2014/2015 academic year. 10 Available as a management certificate 1
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Management
Arts & Science Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies Native American Studies (NAS) explores art, law, philosophy, health, politics, history, gender studies, ecology, business, customs and language while investigating First Nations’, Métis and Inuit history, heritage, culture and contemporary issues. Students have access to FNMI instructors who are professionals in their fields, many of whom are nationally or internationally renowned.
In this program, you will have the opportunity to take courses such as Blackfoot, Cree, Native American Philosophy, Aboriginal Peoples and Law, Family and First Nations’ Community Development, North American Indian Art History and Theory, Traditional Aboriginal Political Economy, and Native American Health. The Department of Native American Studies offers a major in Native American Studies for the 40-course Bachelor of Arts degree programs. Students who have selected a General Major in the Humanities or Social Sciences can select Native American Studies as one of the three streams.
Students can also select Native American Studies as the BA major for the BA/BEd or BA/BMgt combined degrees programs. Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science have a number of special opportunities available including: co-operative education; applied studies; independent studies; participation in conferences; co-authorship of papers/publications; undergraduate thesis; and involvement with professors on research projects. For more information, please contact: Department of Native American Studies Phone: 403-329-2635 www.ulethbridge.ca/artsci/native-american-studies
â€œFaculty and staff here are pretty amazing about encouraging discussion about Native issues and supporting Native students.â€? Camina Manychief Archaeology and Geography
Education Native Education In partnership with the Department of Native American Studies, the Faculty of Education offers a comprehensive combined BA/BEd or After Degree program in Native Education. Courses in this major are taught from a Native perspective and students are encouraged to integrate that perspective into all components of their studies. One of the cornerstones of the nationally recognized teacher preparation program is the 27-week field experience internship.
The Faculty has a peer support system for Aboriginal students and a lounge, Itaohkanao’pi – The Meeting Place. Students also have access to a designated Faculty member advisor in the area.
Learn in a collaborative environment The Faculty of Education actively collaborates with FNMI communities to develop programs responsive to their needs. In 2004 the Faculty offered the Niitsitapi Teacher Education Program. Created in collaboration with Red Crow Community College, Niitsitapi incorporated Blackfoot culture, traditions and knowledge as foundational components in the program.
In 2008 the Faculty offered a Master’s degree in FNMI Curriculum, developed once again in collaboration with Red Crow Community College. Elders played an essential role in course development and delivery in both programs. Students from all FNMI cultures are welcome and encouraged to apply for admission. For more information, please contact: Student Program Services Faculty of Education Phone: 403-329-2254 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ulethbridge.ca/education
“I don’t expect to change the world, but I hope to make a difference in one child’s life and be a role model. I think going up North is where I’ll be most influential.” Kelli McLarty Kinesiology and Education
“I teach in the Department of Native American Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science, and in the Department of Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts. This position reflects my First Nations background, and that’s something I am very proud of. It also reflects how I can integrate that part of my identity into a contemporary artistic practice.” Tanya Harnett Professor
Arrival of the Sun, Kenojuak Ashevak, 1962 From the University of Lethbridge Art Collection; Gift of Toni Onley, 1988.
Fine Arts The Faculty of Fine Arts has the professors, facilities and technologies to help you increase your knowledge, hone your analytical skills, expand your imagination and develop technical skills to meet the challenges of shaping the fine arts in a global community. The Faculty offers five distinct fine arts degree programs (Art, Drama, Multidisciplinary, Music and New Media) with multiple majors (see page 8 for details).
Unique Collaborations The Faculty of Fine Arts and Department of Native American Studies collaborate on four courses: Native American Indian Art History and Theory; Canadian Indian Art History and Theory; North American Indian Art Studio; North American Indian Advanced Studio.
In the Faculty of Fine Arts, you: • Grow artistically and academically through hands-on experiences and academic studies • Are taught by professional artists, musicians and scholars • Have access to professors and staff as teachers, mentors and advisors • Learn in creative environments and superior facilities • Become part of a vibrant creative community – on campus and off • Graduate as a well-rounded, skilled practitioner For more information, please contact: Admission & Portfolio Advisor Faculty of Fine Arts Phone: 403-380-1864 E-mail: email@example.com www.ulethbridge.ca/finearts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Native American Art) The Faculty of Fine Arts is proud to announce the launch of a new degree program with a focus on Native American Art: the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Native American Art). One of only three such programs in Canada, this unique and historically significant offering reflects the importance of aboriginal art and culture in this region and across North America. Developed in collaboration by the Department of Art and the Department of Native American Studies, the new BFA (Native American Art) program offers students majors in Art Studio or Art History/ Museum Studies with an emphasis on Native American art and culture.
Health Sciences Support Services for Aboriginal Students in Health Sciences (SSASHS) The Faculty of Health Sciences acknowledges the healing traditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) communities in preparing students for health-care careers. FNMI people have a long tradition of caring for the ill and helping people stay well, yet the shortage of health-care professionals is particularly evident in rural and FNMI communities across Canada. Increasing the number of FNMI health-care professionals is crucial to enhancing the capacity of communities and in positively influencing their health status. The Faculty of Health Sciences’ commitment to
FNMI students remains a central feature of its programming, and the Faculty strives to maintain relationships that are positive, mutually respectful, culturally appropriate and productive. The one-year Health Sciences stream of the First Nations’ Transition Program prepares students for entry into the Health Sciences baccalaureate programs: • Nursing • Addictions Counselling • Public Health Students take courses in mathematics, chemistry, biology, health science, writing, computers and information literacy.
We can help you access: • Elders • Advisors • Tutors • Mentors • Scholarships, bursaries and funding opportunities • Personal support and counselling The goal of SSASHS is to support students by improving cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural education both on campus and in the community. For more information, please contact: Health Sciences Learning Facilitator Phone: 403-332-4579 www.ulethbridge.ca/healthsciences/fnmiservices
“After high school, I was not sure what I wanted to do, so I enrolled in the First Nations’ Transition Program. It was in that program where I discovered the doorway to nursing and I never looked back.” Kash Shade, BN ’12
Management First Nations’ Governance The First Nations’ Governance Program in the Faculty of Management offers academic courses, public educational events and student support to all FNMI students.
Bachelor of Management in First Nations’ Governance Take part in a unique cross-disciplinary program and learn from highly respected Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal professionals and scholars. The U of L is a leader in Native American studies and management education. The certificate and degree programs are offered through an innovative
partnership between the Faculty of Management and the Department of Native American Studies. The programs present a unique blend of studies in First Nations governance and core business concepts, providing graduates with skills to take leadership roles in their communities and in management, entrepreneurial enterprises, band administration, First Nations liaison work and self-government.
Management Certificate in First Nations’ Governance The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer a Management certificate in First Nations’ Governance. This 10-course program prepares graduates with the skills to advance their careers and the option of transferring their courses into the Bachelor of Management degree program.
What you’ll study You’ll gain significant insight into First Nations’ historical, political, legal and economic issues while acquiring strong business skills and managerial competency.
Your career options A management education in First Nations’ Governance will allow you to pursue a career in administration in large and small businesses; in local band council, municipal, provincial or federal government; in post-secondary institutions; or in local and national Aboriginal organizations. You’ll also be better prepared to go on to post-graduate education or law school. The opportunities are endless!
“Playing Horns basketball has taught me a lot about teamwork, leadership and hard work. Combined with what I’m learning in the classroom, I will be well prepared to take on whatever life throws at me.” Julian Spear Chief-Morris Urban and Regional Studies
Student Support These programs are available to all FNMI students.
Scotiabank Mentor Programs The First Nations’ Governance program offers two mentor programs, a Junior and Senior High Mentor Program and an Aboriginal Alumni Mentor Program. Both programs enhance and enrich the learning experience of FNMI students at the University of Lethbridge and those students who live in the city of Lethbridge and surrounding communities, including the Blood and Peigan Reserves.
Aboriginal Mentor Program (in conjunction with the FNMI Alumni chapter) First Nations, Métis and Inuit U of L alumni serve as mentors to FNMI students at the University of Lethbridge. The alumni support, give advice and help to instill confidence in students. 20
Elders Program Elders are on campus one full day each week throughout the fall and spring semesters. They alternate their schedules so that they are available and accessible to students. The Elders are located in the Elders and Ceremony Room, which is next to the Native American Students’ Association Lounge. The objective of the Elders Program is to provide guidance, spiritual support and encouragement to the students.
Junior and Senior High Mentor Program FNMI students at the U of L provide guidance to junior and senior high students attending Lethbridge and reserve schools. This program enables U of L students to act as role models to the Aboriginal students who are at the secondary
level. The interaction helps encourage the younger students to pursue a post-secondary education.
Tutoring Program The First Nations’ Governance program offers free tutorial support to FNMI students. FNMI students who request assistance are matched with student tutors. For more information, please contact: First Nations’ Governance Faculty of Management Phone: 403-329-2369 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ulethbridge.ca/management
Community of Support Students benefit from a strong sense of community on campus. Our support programs and the Native American Students’ Association help ensure you will feel at home.
Oki niksokowa! Greetings! The Native American Students’ Association is here to help you. University is an exciting time but it can also mean a lot of change. Why not meet other students who have the same cultural background and interests? The Native American Students’ Association (NASA) is made up of primarily Aboriginal students, with a small group of non-Native members as well. Meet members who have come from across Canada, including chiefs, business people, Elders and more.
What we can offer you: • • • •
Social Interaction Native Student Lounge Peer Support Links between students and: • Faculty • Employment services • Other native organizations • Other clubs at the U of L • Cultural/Spiritual Celebrations • Education Resource Centre • Newsletter NASA is one of the longest-serving student clubs at the University. We have a proud history, and we are working towards a proud future with you. If you have any questions or would like to join our group, please contact an executive member at:
Native American Students’ Association c/o Department of Native American Studies Phone: 403-329-2635
Native American Students’ Association (NASA) Lounge Location: A424 Looking for a place to unwind? The NASA Lounge, or “The Lounge,” is the place for Aboriginal students to hang out and socialize. Within The Lounge, you can make phone calls, meet other students or use the quiet study space. We also have the cheapest coffee on campus! The Lounge also offers comforts such as a television and DVD player, computers, a fridge and a microwave.
Scholarships/Costs The Scholarships and Student Finance office is committed to helping you understand your funding needs and the sources of financial aid available to you. If you require an emergency loan or funding, Scholarships and Student Finance can also assist you.
Scholarships and Awards Location: AH151, Anderson Hall ß The University of Lethbridge offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries which serve to recognize the achievements of students who pursue their university education at the U of L and can be used to help with education costs. These awards are granted primarily on academic achievement. Other criteria (e.g. financial need, leadership potential, community involvement, artistic ability) may also be considered. For more information on student funding options or the U of L Awards Program, please contact:
Scholarships & Student Finance Phone: 403-329-2585
Awards Specifically for Aborigional Students Value: $250 - $5,000 There are over 20 awards available specifically for Aboriginal students. Awards 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. For deadlines or to apply online, please visit: www.uleth.ca/ross/student-finance/awards
Entrance Awards Value: $500 - $5,000 Students beginning studies at the U of L for the first time, whether just completing high school or transferring from another institution may apply for Entrance Awards. Approximately half of the students who apply for an entrance award receive one.
If you are of Métis ancestry, you can contact your Métis local for further information. Aboriginal Scholarship Guide and links to scholarship search visit www.ammsa.com/community-access/ scholarships
Aboriginal Canada Portal
Awards are based on your admission average as well as other criteria, such as financial need, volunteer experience and artistic ability.
www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca In the left hand margin, click Education, then Financial Assistance.
For deadlines or to apply online, please visit www.uleth.ca/ross/student-finance/awards
Métis Scholar Awards
These amounts are based on a typical course-load of five classes per semester (10 courses over the academic year).
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.
Canadian Students *All costs are estimates and are subject to change Tuition & Fees
Health & Dental
$245 (refundable with proof of other extended health & dental coverage)
There are a minimum of six undergraduate degree awards and one graduate degree award.
Books & Supplies $1,250 ($125 per course)
For deadlines or more information, visit www.uleth.ca/ross/student-finance/awards
Additional Funding Resources If you are of Treaty Status and are registered with a First Nations Band, you can contact your band’s post-secondary counsellor for funding procedures.
Help When You Need It Financial Assistance
Location: Level 1, Students’ Union
On Campus Housing Location: C420
If you find yourself in a financial situation that is unmanageable, the Students’ Union can advise you of the resources that are available.
Andrea Glover is the Librarian who specializes in decreasing anxiety and increasing information literacy for First Nations, Métis & Inuit students at the U of L library. Students and faculty are encouraged to contact this resource person for specialized reference and instructional assistance and suggestions regarding collection development.
Career Resources CentreS RE Location: AH154 If you need helping finding a job, this is a valuable resource! The Career Resources Centre links you with employers across Canada and beyond. Various resources will assist you in making the most of your education in the workforce, including Co-operative Education, Applied Studies and career advising. The Career Resources Centre can help you develop a great resume; find part-time, summer or full-time employment; and prepare for interviews.
Daycare Location: Near the Aperture Park residences Open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., the on-campus daycare offers childcare for children up to age six. Conveniently located near the student residence buildings, the daycare has both indoor and outdoor play areas. Children are divided into classrooms based on age and activities are designed to meet the need of each group. Students with children are given priority access but space is limited. Apply online at uleth.ca/vpadmin/daycare
Counselling Services Location: TH218 www.ulethbridge.ca/counselling email@example.com Attending university for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. It’s important to know what support and resources are available to students on campus. The Counselling Services office is located in Turcotte Hall, and staff are available to help you with your study and test taking skills. As well, throughout your degree, counsellors are there to help with career decisions. Personal counselling is also available to students, free of charge, and it’s strictly confidential.
The University provides campus housing for single students in fully-furnished bedrooms, self-contained apartment units and townhomes. For students with families, we provide unfurnished townhomes. Units meeting the needs of the physically challenged are also available. Students directly out of high school and in their first year of study are assigned to the traditional-style units in University Hall and to the apartment-style units in Kainai House. The Piikani House, Tsuu T’ina House and Resident Village (RV) units are assigned to students in their second and subsequent years of study. The unfurnished townhomes in Siksika House are generally for married and single students with families. Off Campus Housing www.ulethbridge.ca/offcampushousing 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.
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Canadian High School Admission Requirements The following are the general admission requirements for applicants presenting credentials from Canadian high schools. All applicants are required to have: Grade 12 academic English; three additional academic Grade 12 courses ; and a fifth distinct course at the Grade 12 level. The English Language Proficiency requirement applies to students whose first language is not English.
Three academic Grade 1 Province/Territory
Alberta, N.W.T, Nunavut
English Language Arts 30-1
British Columbia / Yukon Territories2
One of English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
English Language Arts A30/English Language Arts B30 (counts as one course)
English Language Arts 40S (one credit)
One of English 4U or ETS4U
English Literature 603
Quebec5 Two semesters of CEGEP courses in English and four other academic subjects.
One or more 30-level languages in distinct subjects
Social Studies 30-1 Aboriginal Studies 30
One of Français 12, French 12, or French 12A Any 12 or 12A-level language
• • • •
History 12 Geography 12 Comparative Civilizations 12 BC First Nations Studies 12
One of Français Fransaskois A30 or B30, or French 30 Any 30-level language
• • • •
History 30 Social Studies 30 Native Studies 30 Geography 30
Any 40S-level language
• • •
Western Civilization 40S World Issues 40S A Human Perspective of World Geography 40S
*Applicants may use U of L’s Math 0500
One of Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
One of Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12
One of Pre-Calculus 30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30
One of Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus 40S
Three additional ‘4U’ courses w • •
One of Français 601, French as a Second Language 602 Any 607- to 616-level language
History 330 Geography 320
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
One of English 12 (Academic) or English 12 African Heritage
French 12 Any 12-level language
Global History 12 Global Geography 12
One of English 611 or 621
French 621 Any 621-level language
History 621 Geography 621
One of French 3200 or French 3201 Any 3200-level language
World History 3201 World Geography 3202
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island7
Language other than English8
1 Alberta, N.W.T. and Nunavut: Students are strongly encouraged to complete Mathematics 30-1. Math 30-2 may be used as an academic course for admission, but Mathematics 30-1 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs. 2 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. Students are strongly encouraged to complete Pre-Calculus 12. Foundations of Mathematics 12 may be used as an academic course for admission, but Pre-Calculus 12 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs. 3 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. Students are strongly encouraged to complete Pre-Calculus 12. Foundations of Mathematics 12 may be used as an academic
Advanced Mathematics Intro to Calculus 120 Trigonometry and 3-Space 121 or 122
One of Pre-Calculus 12, or Advanced Mathematics 12, or Mathematics 12, or Mathematics Foundtions 12
One of Mathematics 621A or 621B
course for admission, but Pre-Calculus 12 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs. 4 Manitoba: Students are strongly encouraged to complete Pre-Calculus 40S. Applied Mathematics 40S may be used as an academic course for admission, but Pre-Calculus 40S is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs. 5 Quebec: Two complete years may qualify the applicant for advance credits. 6 Nova Scotia: Students are strongly encouraged to complete Pre-Calculus 12,
Some programs are competitive (e.g., Environmental Science) and may require higher averages (refer to the applicable section in the U of L Calendar), and some programs may have additional requirements (e.g., Nursing, New Media). Note: See “Programs that DO NOT Require Prior Mathematics” and ”Programs that DO Require Prior Mathematics After Admission” at www.uleth.ca/ross/hs_prereqs/math/math_requirements
12 courses from the section below Biology
Other Academic Subjects
Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 30 level Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used) Cannot be a Special Project
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
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Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 12 level Must be worth at least four credits
Computer Science 30 Geology 30
One of: • Arts Education 30 or Visual Art 30 • Dance 30 • Drama 30 • Band 30, Choral 30, or Music 30
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Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 30 level Must be worth at least one credit
Computer Science 40S
One of: • Art 40S or Art 40G • Drama 40S • Band 40S, Choral 40S, Guitar 40S, Jazz Band 40S, Music 40S, or Strings/Orchestra 40S
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Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 40 level Must be worth at least one credit
Can be ‘4U’ or ‘4M’
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Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 120, 121, or 122 level Must be worth at least one credit
Science 30 Five credits in Advancedlevel 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
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Geology 12 ICT Computer Programming 12 English Liturature 12 Writing 12
which may include one fine arts ‘4M’ course
One of Biology 120, 121, or 122
A fifth distinct course
Fine Arts: Art, Drama, Music9
One of: • Art 520 • Drama 560 • Music 550
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One of Chemistry 121 or 122
One of Physics 121 or 122
One of: • Art 12 • Film and Video Production 12 • Music 12
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Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 12 level Must be worth at least one credit
One of Chemistry 611 or 621
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Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 600 level Must be worth at least one credit
Earth Systems 3209
One 3000-level, two-credit Fine Arts course
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Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 3000 level Must be worth at least two credits
Advanced Mathematics 12, or Mathematics 12. Mathematics Foundations 12 may be used as an academic course for admission, but Pre-Calculus 12, Advanced Mathematics 12, or Mathematics 12 is required as a prerequisite in certain programs. 7 Prince Edward Island: Mathematics 621B is recommended for students entering science or management programs. 8 Only one course in a particular language will be used for admission purposes,
Environmental Studies 122
One of: • 121- or 122-level Fine Arts course • Theatre Arts 120 • Music 120
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. 9 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. 10 Admissions contact information: 403-320-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Admission and Program Requirements In order to be accepted to the University of Lethbridge, you must meet the admission requirements listed on pages 24 and 25. However, some of our programs require specific high school courses for admission, or as prerequisites for required courses in that program. Please review the examples below. For all additional admissions and program requirements, visit: www.uleth.ca/ross/academic-calendar/2013-14 or call 403-329-2762.
Faculty of Arts and Science Biochemistry, BSc Required for Program: • Biology 30 • Chemistry 30 • Physics 30 (recommended) • Mathematics 30-1 (recommended)
Pre-Professional Transfer Programs Dentistry | Pre-Professional Transfer to the University of Alberta. Apply to BSc in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Neuroscience. Admission to the U of L does not guarantee admission to the U of A.
Faculty of Fine Arts Music - Bachelor of Music Required for Program: • Audition required for entry into studio courses.
Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing, BN This program is competitive. Required for Admission: • English Language Arts 30-1 (minimum of 60%) • Biology 30 • Chemistry 30 • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 • Immunizations • First Aid/CPR-HCP • Criminal Record Check
Faculty of Management Accounting, BMgt Required for Admission: • Mathematics 30-1
Journalism | Pre-Professional Transfer to the University of Regina. Apply to BA of choice. Majors in Economics, English, History, Political Science or Sociology may be of interest. Admission to the U of L does not guarantee admission to the U of R. Law | Pre-Professional Transfer to the University of Calgary or University of Alberta. Apply to BA of choice. Admission to the U of L does not guarantee admission to the U of C or U of A. Medicine | Pre-Professional Transfer to the University of Calgary or University of Alberta. Apply to BSc in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Neuroscience. Admission to the U of L does not guarantee admission to the U of C or U of A.
Social Work | Pre-Professional Transfer to the University of Calgary. Apply to BA of choice. Majors in Economics, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology may be of interest. Admission to the U of L does not guarantee admission to the U of C. The final two years of the BSW program are offered at the U of L by the U of C, Faculty of Social Work, Lethbridge Division. Veterinary Medicine | Pre-Professional Transfer to the University of Saskatchewan. Apply to BSc in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Neuroscience. Admission to the U of L does not guarantee admission to the U of S. Engineering* | Students with an academic objective of Engineering at the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary must apply to the pre-Engineering program. Admission to the U of L does not guarantee admission to the Engineering program at the U of A or U of C. *Not available 2014/2015
Important dates We know you have a lot on your mind so weâ€™ll make it easy for you. Here are a few important dates to remember:
Housing applications open*
Board of Governorsâ€™ Awards Application deadline
Early Admission deadline BN Nursing Application deadline
Leadership and High School Awards deadline
BSc Environmental Science Application deadline
Grade 11 Merit Award deadline
*In order to apply for housing, students must have submitted an application for admission and been issued a U of L ID number.
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