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What will happen if our freshwater supply runs dry?
How can we stay active and healthy as we age?
What would the future hold if history wasnâ€™t told?
These are just a few of the important questions that we are thinking about at the University of Lethbridge. Welcome to the University of Lethbridge 2005/2006 Community Report. As you read through these pages, you’ll find a dynamic, progressive, young university that is a leader in post-secondary education in Canada; world-class research that’s both applicable and relevant; professors who treat their students like colleagues; graduates who have gone on to impact society in extraordinary ways; and bright, ambitious students who are intent on becoming tomorrow’s leaders. We are Canada’s premier learning experience, built on a commitment to the individual student and to providing every student with the most vital and engaging learning environment in the country. At the University of Lethbridge, students learn to think, and because of that they go on to make outstanding contributions locally, nationally and internationally. We have also made a strong commitment to the importance of including students in our research endeavours, to community-minded research and to the development of centres of excellence on our campus. In 2005/2006, the University received more than $12 million in research funding, and we will continue to make great strides in teaching, research and scholarship. On the eve of our 40th year, we revel in the significant opportunities before us now. We are taking bold steps forward. We have the vision, expertise and ability to positively affect today, tomorrow and the decades to come. I invite you to join us on our journey. I extend a personal invitation to you to visit our campuses in Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton to learn more about our university, the people who study and work here, and the more than 25,000 alumni worldwide who have contributed to our tremendous success over the last 39 years.
Dr. William H. Cade President and Vice-Chancellor Professor of Biological Sciences
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What are the chilling effects of global warming?
“Freshwater is not endless; we only have
landscape and the ecology. There are
a finite amount. Almost two-thirds of
coldwater fish that can’t survive water
the world’s freshwater is stored in the
temperature changes, and the tree line
form of glaciers and ice sheets, and this
and vegetation zones are moving higher
is gradually released into our rivers and
up in the mountains.
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Dr. Hester Jiskoot’s research shows that global warming is having a “chilling” effect on our glaciers and our world. Jiskoot is an award-winning glaciologist, and she has spent her career studying how glaciers flow and how they interact with the environment and the climate.
“The fact that the climate is changing
“Glaciers are a thermometer of the
more rapidly than ever in human history
climate. If the climate gets warmer, the
is very clear – the glaciers are retreating
glaciers recede and become smaller. If
at an accelerated pace.
a glacier gets smaller, then there is less water to melt. If we were to run out of stored freshwater, such as in glaciers and mountain snow packs, then in periods of drought very little water will be left in the
“The Columbia Icefield and Alaska’s calving glaciers are amongst the fastestmelting glaciers in North America. Glaciers in the European Alps
rivers. For Alberta, this would mean that in late summer most of the rivers may eventually carry too little water to sustain our needs. More research is needed to predict the exact changes to the amount of meltwater due to climate change.
“Melting of the glaciers also causes the sea level to rise, and it affects the
have lost more
than 50 per cent of their volumes in the
system where all natural processes
last 100 years. Glaciers in Africa, such
are connected and urge them to be
as on Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount
environmentally conscious and conserve
Kenya, will only be around for another
water. I lead by example.”
20 to 25 years, and so will the ones in Glacier National Park, MT. “Global warming has a dramatic effect on the glaciers. They are depleted and much less active. It is very sad, but also very exciting to be able to study these drastic changes and to help predict the effects this has on our world. “As a researcher, I contribute my little bit in providing the correct information and data, which I hope can influence the thought process of
Jiskoot has visited glaciated regions all over the world, including the Himalayas, Greenland, Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Iceland, the Yukon territory, Alaska, the European Alps and the Canadian Rockies. She is one of 24 recipients of the 2006 NSERC University Faculty Awards, which are designed to increase the representation of women and Aboriginal peoples in the natural sciences and engineering faculties at Canadian universities. In 2005, Jiskoot was invited by the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources to advise about the role of glaciers in the water supply prognosis in Western Canada.
WHAT OTHERS AT THE U OF L ARE THINKING ABOUT How do human activities affect our ecosystems, fisheries and water quality? Each summer, biological sciences professor Dr. Joseph Rasmussen and his undergraduate assistants pack up their gear and head to the river to conduct fieldwork. They are fishing for answers to questions like what impact does contamination, watershed alternation and the introduction of exotic species have on our ecosystems, fisheries and water quality? This year, students collected fish for mercury analysis in the South Saskatchewan River Basin and sampled cutthroat trout for genetic studies of hybridization between the native cutthroat trout and introduced rainbow trout. Rasmussen conducts his research through the Water Institute for Semi-arid Ecosystems (WISE) and holds a Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecosystems. What are the economics of water?
decision makers. I also teach my students that the world is a global
Economics professor Dr. Henning Bjornlund is investigating which policies and instruments irrigation communities need to implement in order to achieve better ecological outcomes and have the least impact on the economy and the communities. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Water Resource Economics. September 2005: The Government of Alberta, through the Ministry of Advanced Education, announced that the University will receive $12 million in capital funding to help construct a Water and Environmental Science Building, which will
THE MELTING POINT house a large number of people devoted to water use, water conservation and water quality. Photo courtesy of Dr. Hester Jiskoot
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STUDENT RESEARCH Learning about the discoveries of
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the past is an important part of undergraduate education. But at the University of Lethbridge, undergraduate students like Jonathan Loree have a hands-on role in the discoveries of today and tomorrow. Loree has spent two summers working as a co-op student alongside noted researcher Dr. Olga Kovalchuk, who is a molecular biologist and trained medical physician. Not only has Loree’s learning transcended the traditional undergraduate experience, but his work
has life-saving potential. As part of Kovalchuk’s 13-person lab,
potentially affect distant cells and lead
see the results and know that they’re
to malignancies in the future.”
applicable. You’ve made the next step
which includes six undergraduate
Kovalchuk’s lab is investigating the
students, Loree is looking at how
mechanisms by which the bystander
radiation affects cells that are not
effect may be signalled to distant cells
actually hit by the radiation – a
and implemented by those bystander
biological phenomenon called the
cells as well as the significance of
these induced changes. They are
“The bystander effect involves the induction of genetic and epigenetic alterations in cells that have never been exposed to ionizing radiation,” explains Loree. “For example, radiation that is used to diagnose or treat cancer can
working to provide further insight into the molecular underpinnings of the bystander effect in order to create more effective treatment regimes and potentially limit this side effect. “The most rewarding part is when you
and created new knowledge,” says Loree. Loree is a recipient of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Summer Studentships (2006). He maintains a 4.0 GPA, coaches volleyball and badminton at Lethbridge middle schools and is an active volunteer with Chinook Health’s Bridges Program – a community-based geriatric program.
How can we make antibiotics more effective? Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden researches ways of making antibiotics more effective by focusing on bacterial cells’ ribosomes. “Ribosomes are tiny ‘engines’ that build the proteins necessary for all life forms and are found in
their efforts to produce deletion mutants in E. coli O157 in order to identify new genes that are contributing to its bacterial pathogenesis and virulence. In another project, they are working to further characterize different strains
of E. coli O157 that infect preferentially into cattle and humans. They have
teamed up with the Alberta Livestock Industry through its development fund to produce a new diagnostic test for E. coli O157 in water and in food.
the cells of all living things,” explains Wieden. “Determining the best way to
Something to think about: At many universities, research opportunities
block this translation process will provide key information for the development
are reserved for graduate students. At the U of L, however, undergraduate
and testing of novel antibiotics.” Wieden is a professor in the Department
students engage in research and discovery. Students work with world-
of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and he was appointed as the University’s sixth
renowned professors and enhance their educations through research and
Canada Research Chair in November.
work experiences. Learning also transcends the traditional classroom
Does our water quality pose a risk? Biological sciences professor Dr. James Thomas and his master’s students are collaborating with Health Canada on water quality. They are combining
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“The most rewarding part is when you see the results and know that they’re applicable. You’ve made the next step and created new knowledge.”
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environment through our co-operative education programs, international exchanges, study tours, applied studies and independent studies.
If we live in one of the most affluent and abundant countries in the world, then why are today’s children at risk of living shorter lives than their parents? Education professor Dr. David Chorney is a visionary. He has his sight set on the future of
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physical education, and he has dedicated his research and teaching to advancing the field and inspiring the next generation of teachers. According to Chorney, we need to rethink what the field of physical education is all about – and reevaluate what it should be – so that students learn the inherent value of quality physical education, health education, physical activity and wellness, and what all of these things can mean to them at the present as well as for the rest of their lives. “Physical education is not only an education through the physical, it is also about affective
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(feeling) and cognitive (thinking) domains and
understanding an array of questions: What
bringing together all three of these domains
effects do the use of heart rate monitors have
of learning. It’s about linking lessons together
on students enrolled in physical education
so that students learn an appreciation for
classes? Which physical fitness, psychosocial
appropriate physical movements, so students
and behavioural health indicators are associated
become aware of their own skills and abilities
with physical activity among middle school-aged
How much does it cost to educate patients
and take individual responsibility for their own
children? What do physical education teacher
health and well-being. It’s also about mandating
education programs look like across Canada?
Despite the widespread acceptance of the importance
the physical education curriculum for all grades,
How do U of L physical education majors’
of patient education programs and the vast amounts
like it is for other subjects, and ensuring that
beliefs and perceptions regarding the teaching
physical education is taught by knowledgeable
of physical education change throughout their
and qualified professionals,” explains Chorney.
teacher preparation programs?
“We need to rethink what the field of physical education is all about – and re-evaluate what it should be – so that students learn the inherent value of quality physical education, health education, physical activity and wellness, and what all of these things can mean to them at the present as well as for the rest of their lives.”
Chorney’s research directly influences his
student Atulya Venkatramanan developed a
teaching – where he says his goal is to foster
strategic model that links an organization’s cost
inquiry. “When students leave my class, I want
management decisions to its strategic objectives, and
them to walk away with more questions than
used the model to estimate the cost of a diabetes
answers. I hope they have learned relevant content, teaching strategies and new ideas, but I also hope I’ve helped them gain more
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of resources invested in them, research into the costs of providing patient education is sparse, especially in the chronic disease area. As part of her master’s research project, master of science in management
patient education program. Chinook Health’s Building Healthy Lifestyles diabetes education program participated in the study.
confidence and unleashed their spirits to make
What role does physical activity play in
them even more passionate about their future
careers as physical education teachers. I also try to encourage my students to be accountable for asking their own questions and to develop into self-sufficient learners.”
Dr. David Chorney
Kinesiology researcher Dr. Jennifer Copeland is investigating the role of physical activity in successful aging. Specifically, she is looking at the influence of age on endogenous anabolic hormone levels, anabolic hormone responses to different types of exercise and the role of hormone levels in successful aging. She is also interested in determining the best methods for measuring physical activity in
This vision has become the focus of Chorney’s
different populations, which is an important step
research program. His research delves into
in determining how much physical activity is
necessary for optimal health. She was recently a coinvestigator on two projects that measured physical activity in Old-Order Mennonite and Amish children in southwestern Ontario. The objectives of these innovative projects were to study the behaviours of those who adopt lifestyles somewhat representative of several generations ago, when current health concerns such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease were less common. May 2006: The universities of Lethbridge, Alberta and Calgary announced a first-in-Canada postsecondary collaboration aimed at dramatically increasing public health initiatives. The Pan-Alberta Public Health Initiative focuses on wellness and prevention.
What if neurological and psychiatric conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, mood disorders and schizophrenia could be prevented?
the brain to function
neurological systems are shaped by our experiences
abnormally. He explains
and memories, these experiences and memories can
that once we understand
also cause dramatic changes to the systems in our
how and what systems in
brains. Learning how memory systems are organized in
the brain are affected, and
the brain and how they interact with one another and
when, we can work to override
the rest of the brain to produce different thoughts and
these cascades of events that
behaviours is a key component of a knowledge base
are the cause of neurological
that will lead to an understanding of how neurological
conditions and psychiatric disorders manifest
prevent these kinds of disorders from occurring.
“It’s all about learning to think differently about these diseases and taking an alternative approach to them,” says McDonald.
“Essentially, we all have the same neurons,” says
McDonald’s research has far-reaching
Never one to follow and accept mainstream solutions when questions can still be asked, psychology and neuroscience professor and University of Lethbridge alumnus Dr. Robert McDonald (BSc ‘89) is working toward discoveries that could potentially
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McDonald. “It’s the way that our brain gets organized during development and the formation of our memories, experiences and what happens to us throughout our lives that shape who we are, who we become and why
factors in their lives, we could then develop treatments that could potentially prevent the condition from occurring in the first place,” he explains.
neurological questions about our memories and their powerful influence on
McDonald and his colleagues approach the study of
“What happens when we lose that?”
combination of influences
predisposed to a condition, based on the different
sociological, psychological and
our personalities and behaviour. “Ultimately,
one single factor that causes brain disorders, but a
“Once we are able to understand who may be
implications answering philosophical,
we behave the way we do.”
neurological conditions with the idea that there is no
themselves in individuals.
memory defines who we are,” he explains.
that cause systems in
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ERIES OF THE MIND WHAT OTHERS AT THE U OF L ARE THINKING ABOUT What are the long-term effects of drinking during pregnancy? Education professor Dr. Noella PiquetteTomei is participating in a study entitled Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Autism, which will receive $50,000 per year for the next three years from the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Networks of Centres of Excellence. The project examines prevalent
development disorders of the brain that
major research tools to its expanding abilities
Pokarney, Kevan Bryant, Tanner Heggie,
result in severe cognitive impairments and
to study the brain with the installation of
Amber Mueller and Laura Vogelsang. The
associated learning difficulties. The group is
two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units.
HYRS program coordinator for the U of L was
led by Dr. Christian Beaulieu, a professor in
These magnets are among the most powerful
graduate student Nazia Alam.
the Department of Biomedical Engineering
in the province for research purposes.
in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Piquette-Tomeiâ€™s co-investigators include colleagues from the University of Alberta Centre for Research on Literacy and the fetal alcohol spectrum disorder clinic at Glenrose Hospital in Edmonton, AB. July 2006: The U of Lâ€™s Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) added two
Summer 2006: The U of L welcomed five students from area high schools to campus this summer to take part in the Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program. Sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR), the HYRS students worked in the CCBN. The 2006 HYRS students were Brynna Brown-
What would tomorrow hold if the past was not remembered?
highest award for Yiddish literature. Although Rosenfarb is recognized as one of the most prominent Yiddish writers living today, she told graduates that she is “proof of how easily the right to an education can be taken away,” and she urged us all to remember the lessons of the
“My university was the Second World War. My classroom was the Lodz Ghetto. My teachers were my fellow inmates there – especially the poets, painters and intellectuals of the doomed writers’ community incarcerated between the barbed wire walls of the ghetto, who accepted me at a very early age as a member. So, I am a graduate of the Holocaust, of the death camps of Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen. I have
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matriculated in one of the greatest tragedies known to man.” These are the words spoken by Dr. Chava
“Please remember that the future grows out of the past, and the past too must be remembered if only for the lessons it has to teach us – namely, what to celebrate and what to fear.” Dr. Chava Rosenfarb
Rosenfarb (LLD ‘06), an award-winning
“You may be thinking to yourself that surely
Yiddish author and Holocaust survivor, at the
this could never happen in Canada, and I
University of Lethbridge’s spring Convocation on
certainly hope that what I have lived through
May 31, 2006, where she was awarded a doctor
can never happen here. But then, who would
of laws. This honorary doctorate is the first
have imagined that the devastation and horrors
honorary degree ever bestowed on a Yiddish
of the Holocaust would have happened in the
writer by a Canadian university, and it is also
heart of civilized Europe. And yet, they did …
Rosenfarb’s first university degree.
Please remember that the future grows out of
Rosenfarb’s mother tongue, Yiddish, was also a victim of the war. In her Convocation address, she explained that she writes in Yiddish to pay
the past, and the past too must be remembered if only for the lessons it has to teach us – namely, what to celebrate and what to fear.”
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homage to her past. “I write in Yiddish because
her experiences as a Holocaust survivor and
it was the language of my home in Poland. It was the language of my childhood and my community. It was the language I knew like the map of my own heart,” she said. “So I wrote my novels in Yiddish out of a sense of loyalty to the vanished world of my youth, out of a sense of obligation to a world that no longer existed.” Rosenfarb’s poems, stories and novels reflect have earned her the Prize of the Congress for Jewish Culture; the Sholem Aleichem Prize; the Atran Prize and the Itsik Manger Prize, Israel’s
University of Lethbridge English professor Dr. Goldie Morgentaler is Rosenfarb’s daughter and translator. Morgentaler is a co-winner of the Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies, one of the Modern Language Association book prizes, for her translation of Rosenfarb’s Survivors. The prize will be awarded at the Modern Language Association convention in Philadelphia, PA, in December 2006.
WHAT OTHERS AT THE U OF L ARE THINKING ABOUT Last year marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the liberation of the Nazi camps where millions of Jews and other prisoners died. It’s a frightening chapter in modern history that Peter Visentin, a music professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts, and Dr. Bruce MacKay (BA ‘84), the coordinator of liberal education in the Faculty of Arts and Science, aren’t prepared to close the book on. “One of the responses to the Holocaust has been to say, ‘This should never happen again.’ Yet it has happened again, and it is still happening. As distasteful and horrendous as it is to think about genocide, I think we have to,” says MacKay. MacKay and Visentin responded to the anniversary by organizing a course and a colloquium on genocide. The Problem of Genocide: Remembrance and Reconciliation course offered in the Fall 2005 Semester featured 17 faculty members lecturing on genocide from the perspectives of their disciplines. “A liberal education helps students develop the tools, skills and confidence to use their education and knowledge to make the world a better place. I think a course like this helps in that regard by focusing on one particular problem and considering what can be done about it from a range of disciplinary perspectives,” says MacKay. Students attended the three-day Genocide Generation, Remembrance and Reconciliation... Or Repetition? colloquium in October. Highlights included: - Speakers discussing examples of genocide in countries around the world in the 20th century. - The Music of the Holocaust performance of music written by people who lived in the resettlement and death camps. - The Reflect: Goodwin, Spero and Steinman art exhibition with works contemplating the imagery and physical traces of organized violence as well as the personal experience of these tragedies. “The art exhibition and concert were designed to engage students on an emotional plane and challenge them to examine how they relate to the world around them. Many students found themselves unexpectedly moved by lectures and events that would normally have been outside their disciplinary comfort zone,” says Visentin.
Does a border really mean that we need to draw lines of distinction?
“Today, this border is very porous. And although there is no physical boundary, the border has a great effect economically. We see this in examples such as international water rights; when the American cattle industry was able to get the border closed to Canadian cattle; and
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According to Dr. Sheila McManus, history has a lot to teach us about borders and what they do and do not mean. McManus is an expert in Canadian-U.S. comparative history, who happens to have a fascination with borders. Her research focuses on the history and creation of borders, specifically the 49th parallel east of the Rockies.
the current talk of needing a passport to get across the border in the future. “What fascinates me about the CanadaU.S. border is the constant tension of trying to make it into a real political border – a barrier to people – a real line of difference, but the histories and economies of the two countries suggest to me that it’s never going to be that kind of border. “The Canada-U.S. border is a creation; it was made. The divisions between people are creations. The belief that people are different from you because of their
“How do you make a border? How do you make a
skin colour or their faith is an artificial
border where, in terms of the history and the geography
distinction. We are all people.
of the region, one doesn’t seem to belong? Both the Canadian and U.S. governments had to work very hard
“When you look at the Middle East, it’s
to create a line that was supposed to separate the two
an entire region with artificial borders.
A line in the sand doesn’t have to
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Canada’s Most Famous Generation Is Leaving Behind,
their magnetic properties. He was the only Canadian on
a team of archaeologists, paleontologists and technicians
How do we as Canadians see our families, jobs and
When is the earliest record of human activity in
the country? What do we believe and believe in?
Maclean’s Poll 2006 answered these and many other
A widely-reported discovery that humans occupied
questions using data collected by University of Lethbridge
parts of what is now the northeast coast of Britain more
sociologist and Board of Governors research Chair Dr.
than 200,000 years earlier than previously thought
Reginald Bibby. The poll, published in the July issue of
has a University of Lethbridge connection. Dr. René
Maclean’s, examined the beliefs that make us who we are
Barendregt, a U of L geography researcher and associate
and changes in popular Canadian attitudes since 1975.
dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, helped to verify
Bibby’s information is drawn from more than 30 years
700,000-year-old human occupation of a prominent
of his trend-tracking research and will be published in
United Kingdom archaeology site. Barendregt’s research
expanded form in a new book, The Boomer Factor: What
specialty is dating sediments and artifacts by measuring
who were studying a coastal site called the Comer Forestbed Formation, located at Pakefield, in Suffolk, U.K. Their findings, with Barendregt’s contributions, were published in the international research journal Nature as the cover story on Dec. 15.
mean that you have a knee-jerk stereotype about who that person is on the other side. Couldn’t you choose to see that dividing line differently? “I question lines, borders and boundaries, and I want my students to question the lines that people draw for them. Look beyond the line in the sand. Look beyond what you’re being told about the people on the other side. Question that line. Think about that line.” In 2005, McManus published a very influential book entitled The Line Which Separates: Race, Gender, and the Making of the Alberta-Montana Borderlands. According to McManus, nations are made and unmade at the borders, and the 49th parallel separating Montana and Alberta in the late 19th century was a pivotal western site for both Canada and the United States. Her book makes an important comparison between American and Canadian government policies and attitudes regarding race, gender and white colonization. The book also explores the uneven way the border was superimposed on Blackfoot country in order to divide a previously cohesive region.
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Who are the true winners and losers in the gaming industry?
two of the most important issues in gambling
few studies on how a specific type of gambling
research: the socio-economic costs and benefits,
might affect a community and its individuals,”
and the factors that contribute to people
Two University of Lethbridge researchers and their colleagues from Alberta, Ontario, Texas and Australia are out of the starting gate on the largest gaming study ever undertaken.
becoming problem gamblers.
gambling on the social and economic health of
gambling have been biased, methodologically
Canadian communities can be generally
flawed or both,” says Williams, a veteran gaming
applied to other communities, according to Wood,
researcher and the project’s principal investigator.
a U of L sociology researcher who is studying the
“The main limitations have been the failure to not studying the impacts for a long enough period of time,” explains Williams. “Some social impacts
losers are in an industry that is promoted on the
(such as problem gambling) take much longer
merits of community and economic benefits, but
to show up compared to economic impacts. This
which comes with many unclear social costs.
project gives us the ability to do an exhaustive
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will spend the next few years working on a $3.1 million study of the effects of a large-scale ‘racino’ (a combination horse racing track and casino) opening in Belleville, ON. They will tackle
social costs of gambling.
cast a wide enough net to explore impacts and
Their goal is to find out who the true winners and
Dr. Robert Williams and Dr. Robert Wood
That crucial information about the impact of
“Most studies on the socio-economic impact of
state-of-the-art impact analysis.” The study will follow 4,000 people “These
for five years. “There have been
many long-term studies of mental
gambling venues are
health problems and other addictions, but this is one of the very
opened and operated on the
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WHAT OTHERS AT THE U OF L ARE THINKING ABOUT How do models of international development reflect our cultural assumptions as Westerners and shape the economies and identities of non-Western peoples? Dr. Patrick Wilson’s field research in Amazonian Ecuador
over the last 10 years has dealt with that general question. The anthropology professor is beginning a new research project which examines transnational fair trade and the global construction of indigenous identity,
working with fair trade and sustainable development non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Spain and
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indigenous communities in Ecuador that are recipients
Sciences offers the only baccalaureate program in
of fair trade development projects from those same
addictions counselling in Canada. The program is offered
NGOs. By examining how stereotypical understandings
in collaboration with Medicine Hat College. The School
of indigenous people travel cross-culturally, he hopes to
is also the home of the University of Lethbridge site for
discover how fair trade program development may be
the Alberta Gaming Research Institute, a partnership
related to the cultural production and circulation of ideas
among three Alberta universities that is funded by the
associated with indigenous populations. Through this
Government of Alberta.
research he also hopes to shed light on the socio-cultural and economic impacts of fair trade projects implemented in these indigenous communities.
premise that Canadian society will benefit from
“Just as there are winners and losers when
gambling,” says Wood. “Such an assumption,
gambling on specific games, there are winners
however, is tragically premature.”
and losers in society in a much broader sense,”
Wood adds that the study is long overdue in the
Canadian context, where governments accrue revenue from the gambling and problem gambling activities of Canadians.
(l-r) Dr. Robert Wood, Department of Sociology, and Dr. Robert Williams, School of Health Sciences
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How can marketing promote alternatives to drinking and driving? According to management professor Dr. Sameer Deshpande, social marketing is the key to stopping people from driving after drinking.
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“Social marketing goes beyond education, and it is not just creating awareness,” Deshpande explains. “It’s a social change tool where we identify the target audience, understand why they are undertaking the socially-undesirable behaviour and promote an alternative behaviour by creating an attractive opportunity in the environment that reduces barriers, satisfies the underlying needs and provides enhanced benefits.”
Deshpande was involved in a Wisconsin-based Road Crew project that identified a toolbox of strategies to motivate young adult men to take rides and reduce the need to drive after drinking. Three Wisconsin communities employed marketing strategies to introduce the new services and successfully decreased
the incidence of alcohol-impaired driving. “For the strategies to be successful, the alternative behaviour – adopting a service where someone else drives from the bar to home – must be more attractive to the target audience than the negative behaviour – driving after drinking,” says Deshpande. “For example, one Wisconsin community purchased used limousines from Las Vegas and offered discounted rides.” This fall, Deshpande will be working with the Alcohol Awareness Committee at the University of Lethbridge to use social marketing to promote responsible drinking. “We will be conducting focus groups and surveys to investigate what kind of ideas would attract first- and second-year students to attend alcohol-free
events while meeting their need to socialize,” says Deshpande. “We hope to use marketing techniques to develop a strong and sustainable program.” Deshpande is a member of the Faculty of Management’s Centre for Socially Responsible Marketing. The Faculty has developed a niche in this area with all of its tenure-track faculty members specializing in social marketing, corporate social responsibility or not-for-profit marketing.
Conservation: Is it worth all the effort?
PITCHING IN A little car goes a long way in terms of fuel efficiency. It takes a mere $16 worth of diesel fuel to fill the Utilities Department’s new Smart car, and one tank keeps the car going for about 600 kilometres of on-campus driving.
The U of l has put its environmental aspirations into action by: • Implementing a paper and cardboard recycling program that
The Utilities Department is responsible for the operation,
has been running since 1992. The 86,500 kilograms of paper and
maintenance, distribution and integrity of the University’s
cardboard that the University recycled in 2005 is the equivalent of
utility infrastructure. The wide-ranging responsibilities
1,470.5 trees or $5,709 in waste removal costs.
take the building operations staff across campus, and
• Composting food waste from Sodexho’s on-campus food
the Smart car is the vehicle of choice for quick trips that
services and the Students’ Union pub.
don’t require more horsepower or space.
• Constructing the new Centre for Sport and Wellness to meet
“It is not smart to travel around campus in a one-ton
the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and
truck when you can use a little car like this,” says Hank
Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification standards.
DeRidder, superintendent, Utilities Department.
It will be one of the first buildings in Alberta to receive this certification.
• Running the Centre for Sport and Wellness on environmentally friendly wind power. The U of L has agreed to purchase 850-megawatt hours of electrical green power per annum, which is equivalent to the annual production of one windmill, from Calgary-based Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. for the next 10 years. This contract is expected to meet 100 per cent of the centre’s annual power needs. • Recycling more than 5,000 fluorescent light tubes on an annual basis. • Establishing three battery recycling stations on campus.
What happens when technology meets art?
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE
When the U of L installed the motion-capture lab in 2001, it was one of the first such systems in North America. The lab offers students, like Brandie Dunn (left) and Xi Li (right), the relatively rare opportunity to use a professional motioncapture system similar to the Vicon systems used in such movies as Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. The lab has research and performance applications for students and faculty in various disciplines.
NEW MEDIA THINK ABOUT IT |
The U of L has graduated more than a hundred
Dr. David Clearwater (BA’93, BFA ’93) says
design, video and cinematic work, 3D modelling
alumni with bachelor of fine arts degrees in new
students are benefiting from the University’s liberal
and artistic practice. Many alumni have gone on to
media since introducing the program in 1999.
arts focus. “We provide students with a number of
successful careers in the video game, television, film
Approximately eight per cent of new media
different skill sets and a knowledge base that they
and advertising industries.
graduates go on to post-secondary programs. Of the
can apply in a variety of different areas. Employers
graduates who enter the workforce, 94 per cent are
want people with research, writing and technical
employed in their field. Alumnus Nate Smith (BFA
skills as well as the ability to do creative conceptual
’02) exemplifies the new media alumni’s success. At
development,” says Clearwater.
the 2006 Canadian New Media Awards, Smith was named Designer of the Year and his multidisciplinary design firm, The Vacuum Design, was a finalist in the Most Promising New Company category. Department of New Media Acting Chair
“The new media program combines mass communications tools and the artistic and creative process. Traditional artists have an almost one-toone relationship with the people viewing their work
New media students have access to a motion-capture
in galleries. New media alumni working in special
lab, sound engineering room and high-end computer
effects houses or advertising firms could have their
labs outfitted with dual monitors and full software
work exposed to tens of thousands of people,” says
The diverse ambitions of new media students can be loosely categorized into web design and graphic
(l-r) Joanne Luu, John Lapins and Ben Thibault
What is the value of a liberal education?
medical reasons,” says Thibault. That brought out the
swimming and the title of University of Lethbridge
activist inside of him, and Thibault started to take some
male athlete of the year. During his first year, he broke
sociology and political science courses.
three school records in the 100-, 150- and 200-metre
“I realized my dream job was to be a political power
player – a lobbyist,” says Thibault, who is now studying
“The good thing about this university is that it is small,”
says Lapins. “Most swim teams are way bigger than ours,
STUDENT CENTRED At what university can an undergrad studying
The possibilities at a smaller university where students
but we get more attention here – the ratio of coaches to
biochemistry get his name on two published research
have unfettered access to any number of world-
athletes is so much better. And our swimming pool is one
papers, have the opportunity to co-write a research paper
renowned professors is what truly makes the U of L
of the best in Canada.”
on the Supreme Court of Canada and then get accepted
shine, says Joanne Luu, a fourth-year student who is
into Harvard Law School?
majoring in both biological sciences and political science.
That is precisely the experience Ben Thibault (BSc ’06,
Luu is an active volunteer. As a member of the Rotaract
after the U of L. But all three students agree that the
Co-op) had at the University of Lethbridge. Thibault
Club, she has worked on projects like Water for Life,
University of Lethbridge has given them exactly the start
began his U of L experience with a goal to become
raising funds to build wells in India. She plans to study
they need – a sort of head start, really, over students
a small animal veterinarian – but the opportunities
law once she completes her U of L degree.
who begin their post-secondary experiences at larger
provided at the liberal arts university opened his eyes to other possibilities.
John Lapins is in his first year at the U of L, and he already has a long list of swimming championships
“I wanted to be a vet, but then I saw this statistic that
and medals with his name on them, including two
said 50 per cent of euthanized pets in the United States
bronze medals at Canada West, the title of Canadian
are euthanized because of owner’s choice, not for
Interuniversity Sport male rookie of the year for
Lapins hopes to pursue a degree in criminology and he – like Thibault and Luu – will continue with his education
institutions. Photo and story courtesy of the Lethbridge Herald
A Year in Review
(Selected highlights from October ‘05 to September ‘06) Visit From the Premier Premier Ralph Klein visited the Lethbridge campus on Oct. 27 to announce that the Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre will receive $1.2 million in provincial funding to help purchase scientific equipment. The Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre is the primary receiving and distribution station for images taken through a special satellite technology called SPOT. U of L Makes “A” List
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE THINK ABOUT IT |
The University of Lethbridge scored grades ranging from “A+” to “B+” in approximately half the categories in the 2005 Globe and Mail University Report Card, published in the Nov. 2 edition of the newspaper.
of Jaén (Spain) and Otto-von-Guericke
of Brain and Mental Health. The new
celebrations to mark the Faculty’s
program has been created to recognize
25th anniversary and the Calgary and
the contributions of Harley Hotchkiss,
Edmonton campuses’ 10th anniversaries.
“Soundscapes” Receive National Exposure A joint project by fine arts professor Will Smith and geography professor Dr. Craig Coburn that transformed satellite images of Canadian cities into musical compositions was featured in Canadian Geographic magazine (Jan./Feb. 2006). The soundscapes also caught the attention of CBC Radio One, and Smith and Coburn were interviewed on Sounds Like Canada on Jan. 20.
Peter Raymont, a veteran filmmaker who told the world the compelling story of Lt.Gen., the Honourable Roméo Dallaire’s journey through the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, was the featured speaker at the U of L’s 14th International Dinner in
educational institution to receive an
of collective responsibility.
A-level ranking (A-) in the “Overall
Dallaire received an honorary degree
Quality of Education” category, which
from the U of L at the fall 2005
measured teaching quality and faculty
knowledge, teaching methods and
JDC West Comes to Lethbridge Flinging people into near-freezing lake water combined with a huge amount of
In the specific categories, campus safety
preparation and enthusiasm paid off for
and security and on-campus Internet
a group of management students who
and e-mail services scored A+, with
participated in the Jeux du Commerce
(among other categories) class sizes, the
(JDC) West – a high-profile student
library and faculty members’ knowledge
business competition – in January. The
and availability to students scoring A
41-person U of L team brought home
eight awards, including a third place
Five European education students completed two-month teaching internships at Lethbridge schools in December 2005. The students were part of the Canada European Community Mobility Project, an international teacher exchange program between three Canadian universities – Simon Fraser University, the University of Lethbridge
program, which is based at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. The program will bring together researchers from laboratory and clinical settings at the universities of Lethbridge, Calgary and Alberta to better understand how brain development is affected by perinatal of children.
L was the only Alberta post-secondary
professor Dr. Bryan Kolb is leading the
power of the individual and the necessity
Canada European Community
U of L psychology and neuroscience
experiences in order to improve the lives
February. He spoke on the topic of the
the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary.
Filmmaker Speaks at
For the second year in a row, the U of
faculty availability to students outside
outgoing AHFMR Chair and founder of
finish overall. The group won the charity award for organizing a successful polar bear swim that raised more than $5,000 for the United Way and received the organizing committee of the year award. In 2008, management students, led by Lee Spracklin and Christine Odney, will host the JDC West conference in Lethbridge. Understanding Perinatal Experiences This spring, the Alberta Heritage
Raising Money for Charity Calgary campus students in the Managing Responsibly in a Global Environment course raised more than $8,000 for charity in the Spring Semester. In June, team Fiat Lux, which was made up of U of L staff and friends of the University, contributed $5,024 to the fight against cancer by participating in
Two individuals with strong ties to southern Alberta and the University of Lethbridge were named to the Order of Canada on July 24. University of Lethbridge sociology researcher and author Dr. Reginald Bibby was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. James Horsman, QC, a Medicine Hatbased lawyer, University of Lethbridge chancellor emeritus and honorary degree recipient, was named a Member of the Order of Canada. President Cade Inducted Into Kainai Chieftainship University of Lethbridge President Dr. Bill Cade joined a select group of people on July 22. He was inducted into the Kainai Chieftainship, a group of up to 40 living individuals who have been recognized by the members of the Blood Tribe for their service to the community.
the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay
20 Years of Student Exchanges
For Life. The Canadian Cancer Society
This summer, the University of Lethbridge
recognized team members for achieving
celebrated 20 years of student exchanges
bronze status by raising more than
with Hokkai-Gakuen University (HGU).
Since 1986, 206 students from HGU
Convocation Celebrations The University held its 100th Convocation ceremony on June 2. The ceremony marked the end of approximately 30 years of Convocation ceremonies in the old gymnasium, which closed to make way for Centre for Sport and Wellness renovations. It was also a new beginning for nine Faculty of Education students who were the first graduates of the Niitsitapi Teacher Education program.
have been to Lethbridge and 142 students from the U of L have been to the Sapporo/Kitami campuses in Japan. This year also marked the first visit from a special class of students from the HGU Faculty of Management who began English as a second language (ESL) and business studies on the U of L Edmonton campus.
Faculty & Staff Dr. Peter Heffernan, a researcher
The program was developed by the
specializing in second-language
University of Lethbridge Faculty of
education, received two awards – the
Education in collaboration with Red Crow Community College to offer local First Nations students a teacher education program that incorporates Blackfoot culture, traditions and knowledge as foundational components.
Foundation for Medical Research
Management Celebrates a Milestone
(AHFMR) announced up to $650,000
European universities – the University of
for the AHFMR Hotchkiss Provincial
On July 1, 2006, the Faculty of
Leeds (United Kingdom), the University
Program on Perinatal Determinants
Management began a year of
and the University of Regina – and three
Order of Canada
Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (ACFA) Prix Louis-Philippe Cormier Award and the Robert Roy Award from the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT). Dr. Kris Magnusson, a professor of counselling psychology with a specialization in career development, has been awarded this year’s Stu Conger Leadership Award in Career Development
and Career Counselling by the Canadian
Biological sciences professor Dr. Olga
mer throw at the Commonwealth Games
Career Development Foundation.
Kovalchuk received $120,000 from the
in Australia in March. Steacy broke his
Andrew Hewitt (BMgt ’05) and his
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
own Canadian record in hammer throw
business partner, Luc d’Abadie, attracted
(CIHR) to study new ways to improve
at the Alberta Provincial Championships
the attention of New York billionaire
radiation treatment for cancer.
in July, and he represented the Americas
Donald Trump last fall with their book –
at the World Cup in Athens, Greece, in
The Power of Focus for College Students.
The book teaches students how to make
Leading Alberta educator Dr. Séamus O’Shea, vice-president (academic) and provost of the University of Lethbridge, has been named Chair of Alberta’s
Ron Chambers (BASc ’85), Department
Informatics Circle of Research Excellence
of Theatre and Dramatic Arts Chair, was
(iCORE) board of directors. O’Shea has
one of the 2006 inductees into the U of L
Pronghorn rugby player Ashley Patzer
served on the iCORE board since 2000.
Alumni Honour Society.
made a dramatic entrance to Canadian
Geography professor Dr. Ivan
Biological sciences professor
Townshend received the J.L. Robinson
Dr. Stewart Rood received the
Award for Meritorious Service to the
University of Lethbridge 2006 Ingrid
Discipline of Geography and to the
Speaker Medal for Distinguished
Western Division of the Canadian
Research, Scholarship or Performance.
Association of Geographers. This is the second time a University of Lethbridge geographer has won the award, which was inaugurated in 2005 when Dr. Robert Rogerson of the U of L and Jim
Education professor Dr. Craig Loewen (BEd ‘84) received the University of Lethbridge 2006 Distinguished Teaching Award.
Interuniversity Sport (CIS) women’s rugby in the fall of 2005. In addition to helping the Horns win a 2005 Canada West silver medal, Patzer was honoured as the Canada West and CIS rookie of the year, a Canada West All-Star and a CIS All-Canadian.
Alumni The U of L Alumni Association recognized Brig.-Gen. Raymond Romses
were both given Robinson awards.
Students University of Lethbridge students Joanne
Dr. Robert Sutherland, the director of
Alumnus of the Year for his exceptional
Luu and Molly Jacob were recognized
the Canadian Centre for Behavioural
professional achievements and service to
with Canada Millennium Scholarship
Neuroscience, received more than
Foundation Excellence Awards. They each
$950,000 in renewed funding from
Windsor of the College of New Caledonia
the Alberta Heritage Foundation for
of Canada. The medal was awarded
Hole Humanities and Social Sciences
to Kovacs in recognition of his work
Scholarships. The $5,000 scholarships
with the Organization for Security and
are awarded for community involvement,
Cooperation in Europe at the Human
stroke, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy,
leadership and academic achievement.
Rights Centre of the University of Pristina
age-related diseases and prenatal alcohol
U of L student Kelly Andres (BA/BMgt
the brain, especially in the hippocampus, lead to memory disorders associated with
To learn more about the exciting achievements of U of L alumni or to receive the Journal, the U of L’s alumni magazine, visit www.uleth. ca/alumni. This is just a glimpse of the noteworthy achievements that took place at the U of L this year. To stay up to date throughout the year, visit the Legend newspaper online at www.uleth.ca/legend.
awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal by the Government
better understanding of how changes in
foreword is written by Trump.
Jerry Kovacs (BASc ’77) was
one of the first four recipients of the Lois
conducting research that is leading to a
best investments of their lives, and its
(BASc ’75) as the 2005 Distinguished
Jacqueline Quittenbaum (BA ‘06) is
Medical Research (AHFMR). Sutherland is
their post-secondary educations the
(Kosovo) in 2003.
CONGRATULATIONS exposure. Dr. Judith Kulig received the Nursing Excellence in Research Award from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta on April 21. Kulig, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences and one of Canada’s first nurses to earn a doctoral degree, is well known internationally for her research on rural
’05) has received a $1,000 Persons Case
Leanne Elias (BFA ’95, MEd ’03)
Scholarship from the Province of Alberta.
received the 2006 YMCA Women of
The annual Persons Case Scholarships are
Distinction Award for Social Advocacy.
awarded to students whose studies and career goals will ultimately contribute to the advancement of women or those who are studying in fields where few in number.
as one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 by
Steacy is on a winning streak. He
Coach of the Year Award.
Academy Professor of the Year. Marc Henry (BA ’92) was honoured
U of L Pronghorn track star James
MacLeod earned his first Canada West
recognized as the 2006 Prairie Baseball
members of their gender are traditionally
nursing and community resiliency, among
Pronghorn Women’s Hockey Coach Doug
Marda Schindeler (BA ’93, MA ’98) was
claimed the gold medal in hammer throw
CalgaryInc Magazine in September 2005. Henry is the chief of staff for Calgary Mayor Dave Bronconnier.
at the Francophone Games in Niger in
Jon Bromling (BSc ’03) was awarded
December and the silver medal in ham-
the Alberta Venture 2005 eAward for Customer Service.
“The Legacy of Leadership Campaign is about seizing opportunities, enabling solutions and leveraging the expert knowledge and uniqueness of the University of Lethbridge to help find solutions to real issues that are close to the hearts of Albertans.” Dan Laplante (BMgt ‘88), Legacy of Leadership Campaign Chair
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE
The U of L Launches Its Most Ambitious Capital Campaign to Date With the Largest Individual Donation in the U of L’s History The University of Lethbridge launched its Legacy of Leadership Campaign on Nov. 29 with a $3 million personal gift from well-known Calgarian Dr. Allan Markin (LLD ’06), former chairman of Canadian Natural Resources Limited and an outstanding philanthropist who has supported numerous
Since Jan. 1, 2005, there have been 700 new donors to the University of Lethbridge and 38 new student awards and scholarships set up as a result of gifts from donors.
educational institutions in Alberta. Markin’s gift – the largest personal
Thanks to the kindness of donors
gift ever received by the U of L – will support the construction of the new
Lloyd and Robert Simpson the
Management and Health Sciences building.
(l-r) Lloyd Simpson, Kari Card and Nolan Card
RECENT DEVELOPME THINK ABOUT IT
The U of L’s Management and Health Sciences building is one of the main
was created. They understand the
priorities of the capital campaign. The campaign, which has already raised
importance of higher education and
$16 million towards a $20 million
have created the Simpson-Markinch
goal, also includes the building of a
Scholarship to assist students in
state-of-the-art sport and wellness
achieving their goals.
facility and increasing financial support for student scholarships and bursaries.
Through the generosity and estate planning of Hope and Keith Ferguson, numerous University of
In a recent referendum, U of L
Lethbridge students will fulfill their
students agreed to contribute $2.5
dreams by attending graduate school
million to the new Centre for Sport
at the University of Lethbridge.
and Wellness. The City of Lethbridge contributed $5.3 million to the facility in 2004. Dr. Allan Markin (LLD ‘06)
Dr. Roloff Beny, photographer,
The late Keith and Hope Ferguson
(l-r) Barry Knapp, major gifts officer, Ruth Hummel, director of development and Kathy MacFarlane, senior development officer
“We are helping donors connect with their passions, and students connect with their dreams.”
painter and designer, died in March 1984. Considered to be one of the most distinguished artists in Canadian history, he left a lasting legacy to University
of Lethbridge students by assisting photography students wishing to travel to
In addition to the many private donors,
The University of Lethbridge is proud to introduce its new development team.
financial institutions BMO Financial
Led by returning Albertan Ruth Hummel, who
Group, TD Bank Financial Group, RBC
has recently been joined by Barry Knapp and
Foundation and Scotiabank have also
Kathy MacFarlane, the team brings a diverse
supported a variety of projects at the
background to the U of L and close to 40 years of
University in the last year.
fundraising success between them.
benefit their careers.
“We have the pleasure of working with our
Dr. Roloff Beny, 1946
supporters worldwide to help them stay connected to the U of L and be a part of its exciting future,” says Hummel. “The best partnerships are formed by exploring our donors’ interests and aligning them with opportunities at the University. We are helping donors connect with their passions, and students connect with their dreams.” Gifts to the University are transformational.Whether through a one-time gift or ongoing pledges, donors can share their philanthropic vision while making a significant difference to the U of L and the students we serve. Major Gifts • Annual Funds • Capital Campaigns • Faculty & Staff Giving Programs • Alumni Campaigns • Planned Gifts •
Dr. Howard Forsyth (second from right) with recent scholarship recipients (l-r) Rodney Big Bull, Debbie Kelman and Veronica Shade. Forsyth donated $100,000 to the Zella Dague Forsyth Memorial Scholarship, which is designed to assist Aboriginal students during their studies.
Gifts of Securities • Foundation Grants • Corporate Relations
statement of operations
For the year ended march 31
(thousands of dollars)
University of Lethbridge Financial Statements The University of Lethbridge is accountable to many stakeholders: students, the government, granting agencies, donors and the community. Through sound budgeting and planning processes, the University maintains exemplary financial management of public and private funds, satisfies stakeholder expectations and achieves the U of L’s goals. The financial information presented cannot be expected to provide as comprehensive an understanding as the information provided in the University’s audited financial statements. Please refer to www.uleth.ca/fsr for complete financial statements, accompanying notes and the Auditor’s Report.
Grants $ Tuition and related fees Sales of service and products Investment income Gifts and donations Amortization of unamortized deferred capital contributions Miscellaneous
77,961 35,060 11,964 3,486 713 6,034 1,075
statement of financial position
72,262 11,278 3,676
65,915 10,805 2,982
EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENSE
67,119 33,743 11,629 2,589 637 6,153 963 122,833
Salaries Employee benefits Scholarships, fellowships and bursaries Supplies and services Cost of goods sold Equipment Travel Utilities External contracted services Repairs and maintenance Professional fees Interest on long-term liabilities Insurance Property taxes Loss on disposal of capital assets Unrealized loss on write-down of investments Amortization of capital assets
3,004 2,742 3,447 2,934 2,593 1,671 911 414 234 564 492 12,087
2,888 938 3,080 3,046 2,683 1,796 1,032 429
219 1,094 55 12,064
AS AT march 31
(thousands of dollars)
Cash and short-term investments Accounts receivable Inventories Prepaid expenses
28,528 5,895 432 665 35,520
INVESTMENTS CAPITAL ASSETS AND COLLECTIONS
18,196 5,420 476 593 24,685
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
7,528 4,656 4,007 8,192
5,618 4,411 4,448 9,879
Long-term debt Employee benefit liabilities Deferred contributions, research and other Deferred contributions, capital
3,654 6,168 577 12,585 22,984
3,776 5,545 869 4,834 15,024
UNAMORTIZED DEFERRED CAPITAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Investment in capital assets and collection Endowments Internally restricted Unrestricted Commitments and Contingencies
90,846 13,663 16,541 15,706 136,756
84,445 11,975 13,713 14,720 124,853
CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Excess of revenue over expense $ 10,098 $ 6,760 Non-cash transactions Amortization of unamortized deferred capital contributions (6,034) (6,153) Amortization of capital assets 12,087 12,064 Loss on disposal of capital assets 564 1,094 Unrealized loss on write-down of investments 492 55 Increase in long-term employee benefit liabilities 623 901 17,830 14,721 Decrease in non-cash working capital (2,511) (235) 15,319 14,486
CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Employee benefit liabilities Deferred revenue Deferred contributions, research and other Current portion of long-term debt
statement of cash flows For the year ended march 31 (thousands of dollars)
Purchase of investments (net) (3,269) Capital asset additions Internally funded (12,723) Externally funded (12,700) (2,232) Collection additions (8) Proceeds on disposal of capital assets 67 (28,633) Increase (decrease) in construction accounts payable 2,035 (26,598)
CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Capital contributions received Endowment contributions received Capitalized investment earnings Long-term debt repayments
INCREASE IN CASH
CASH AND SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS, beginning of year
(3,565) (10,163) 68 (15,892) (126) (16,018)
20,160 1,292 274 (115) 21,611
6,653 409 221 (108) 7,175
CASH AND SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS, end of year
Students from 58 countries
Three campuses: Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton
25,000 alumni worldwide
Average high school entrance grade: 78%
$12,848,000 in research funding
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on the edge of the beautiful Oldman River valley
Original campus master plan design by noted architect Arthur Erickson Home of one of the most
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