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LETHBRIDGE 2017/18 VIEWBOOK
It’s Your Time to At the University of Lethbridge, everyone has the ability to shine, and we believe it’s our job to help make that happen. We are one of Canada’s leading universities and research institutions. But more than that, we are a community of inspiring lights united by one common purpose — you. Your education. Your future. And your limitless ability to make an important difference in the world.
opportunities to take your learning beyond the classroom and discover the world. Your classes will be small, your professors will know your name and you’ll receive the support you need to succeed.
This is an especially exciting time to join us.
74% of students come from outside Lethbridge
The first time you step foot onto campus, you’ll see that amid the rolling coulees of southern Alberta we offer something unique. Our motto is Fiat Lux, which means let there be light. While Lethbridge is one of Canada’s sunniest cities, the phrase actually refers to the illumination that comes from research and learning. We create, inquire and discover, and we inspire our students to do the same.
In 2017, we will celebrate uLethbridge’s 50th anniversary. It’s a monumental year, filled with exciting celebrations for students, faculty, staff and community members. There is also an incredible buzz on campus as we prepare for our next 50 years. Construction of the Destination Project, a new science and academic building, has begun. This will be one of the most advanced facilities to study science in Canada and will give our students an incredible advantage.
At uLethbridge, you will learn to think about issues from all angles. You’ll work alongside the world’s brightest minds and most accomplished researchers to bring new light to society’s most perplexing questions. You’ll have extraordinary
It truly is a time for everyone at uLethbridge to shine, especially you!
150+ program options
34 students: average lecture class size 15:1 student-faculty ratio Top 3: Undergraduate Universities, Maclean’s University Rankings, 2016 2 campuses: Lethbridge and Calgary 1 common purpose – you
learn to think Liberal education. It’s an education philosophy that began in ancient Greece with Socrates, who believed individuals should base their opinions on reason, and it’s been the education foundation at uLethbridge since our inception in 1967. Yet, it’s anything but old school. Liberal education fuels the imagination. It drives innovation. It’s vital to Canada’s future — and yours. Here’s the thing: the career you will have in 25 years very likely doesn’t exist today. So, how are you going to prepare for it? Liberal education teaches you HOW to think, not WHAT to think. You gain skills such as big-picture thinking, adaptability, problem-solving, effective communication and information literacy, so you will be able to navigate a rapidly changing labour market. It also encourages you to be an active citizen in your community and sets you on the path to be a lifelong learner. At uLethbridge, our unique four-pillar approach to liberal education enables you to explore a variety of subjects, connect and integrate knowledge across disciplines and discover what you’re passionate about. You’ll also develop the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world in the years ahead. Turn to page 20 to learn more about where a liberal education can take you!
“uLethbridge has challenged me. It’s opened up my mind, expanded my experiences and provided infinite opportunities — all of which have helped shape who I am and what I want to do.” Leeann Klassen | Fourth-year BASc (Co-op) Majors: Anthropology/Biology
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“I am shining when I’m doing research. Understanding the problems we currently face in chemistry and formulating solutions to them is an experience I find extremely rewarding.” Jackson Knott | Fourth-year BSc (Co-op) Major: Chemistry ulethbridge.ca/future-student/jackson
At uLethbridge, students play a key role in the discoveries you learn about in the classroom. By participating in the investigative journey, your learning goes beyond the theoretical to the practical. Your curiosity piques, your creativity grows and your confidence to handle future academic challenges skyrockets. You gain critical-thinking and communication skills that will help you in advanced studies or in the workplace. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most accomplished researchers. Undergraduate student Jackson Knott first experienced the excitement of discovery in an independent study with chemistry professor Dr. Paul Hayes. Since then, Jackson has worked extensively in Dr. Hayes’ lab. “He has spent a vast amount of time helping me grow as a scientist,” says Jackson, who also completed a 12-month co-op work term with NOVA Chemicals in Calgary.
After wrapping up his final undergraduate semester with a national honour, the 2015 Award for Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry (by the Inorganic Division of the Canadian Society for Chemistry), Jackson is preparing for his next chapter: grad school. “I’m staying at uLethbridge for graduate work because I want the opportunity to complete the projects I started as an undergraduate,” he says. Regardless of your major, whether you plan to go on to graduate studies or begin a professional career, being involved in research or creative achievement as an undergraduate helps you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.
Clear YOUR HEAD FILL YOUR MIND First semesters are always exciting, and they can also be overwhelming. Just ask first-year student Armi-Lee Amerila.
“My first semester was an adjustment,” she recalls. “But it was also the most memorable year of my life.” From our extraordinary campus and facilities, to student services, academic programs, small class sizes and beyond, students are central to all we do at uLethbridge. We will help you transition to university life through important events like Ahead of the Herd and New Student Orientation. When you begin your first year, you’ll be officially welcomed to the uLethbridge family of scholars at Commencement. Armi-Lee says her transition from high school to university went smoothly thanks to her friends and her professors. “Having a network of friends around me gave me the comfort zone I needed,” she says. “My professors really cared about
me and my future. One professor who stands out is Dr. Tracey Roemmele. She never ceased to make me laugh and smile. She’s the very definition of chill; she really helped ease my stress during my first semester.” Although schoolwork occupies much of Armi-Lee’s time, she keeps a busy social schedule, hanging out with friends, hiking in the coulees and enjoying photography. And there’s her love for music (just search “Armi-Lee Amerila” on YouTube). Armi-Lee’s long-term plan is to become a teacher. Until then, she’s a student mentor at uLethbridge, helping other new students adjust to university life.
Life is complicated enough. Your education shouldn’t be.
â€œHaving a network of friends around me gave me the comfort zone I needed.â€? Armi-Lee Amerila | First-year Pre BSc/BEd Major: General Major Science/Science Education
“To shine means to take the opportunities and challenges given to you and put 100% of your effort towards them.” Sean Annis | Fifth-year BA/BMgt (Co-op) Majors: Economics and General Management
If there was a motto that could be used to describe Sean Annis, it would be: “Say ‘YES’ to opportunities.” That’s exactly what he’s done. From working on a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Management with two minors (social responsibility and supply chain management), to completing back-to-back co-op work experiences with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. in Calgary, taking part in the Student Professional Development Program, gaining international experience through our Malaysia work-study program and being active in the Management Students’ Society, Sean has really done it all! He works hard and his schedule is jam-packed, yet in his downtime, Sean takes to the southern Alberta highways, cruising on his motorbike in the summer months and hitting nearby slopes in the winter. His future is bright. With only one semester to go until graduation, Sean is preparing for his next journey: law school.
Take your education outside the classroom
Your education is more than what you learn in class. Itâ€™s also about the experiences you have outside of it. Explore your interests and expand your horizons on campus, in the community and abroad. From applied studies, co-operative education/internships, independent studies, preceptorships, practicums, studying abroad, and exchanges, the world is your classroom.
Where will your learning take you?
Your university experience will be what you make it. So make it amazing! At uLethbridge you can customize your degree through: Applied studies
Create your own course and receive credit for learning gained through a volunteer or employment experience.
If you have a passion to study a particular theme or topic but don’t find a course offered in that area, you can design your own research project with a professor of your choice.
Co-operative education and internships Find out what career path is right for you, gain relevant experience and earn a competitive wage — all before you graduate. Students in all majors within the Faculties of Arts & Science, Fine Arts, Management and the public health major in Health Sciences can participate in co-op.
Local, regional, national or international internships and work experiences are available in areas directly related to your degree. uLethbridge students have completed internships at Alberta Health Services, the Canadian Space Agency, Environment Canada, Imperial Oil and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington!
Study abroad and exchanges
Preceptorships Nursing students are assigned to a clinical experience for a 13-week period and immersed in the clinical environment in a specific community context.
Education students receive 27 weeks of offcampus practicum experience, teaching in multiple settings, such as elementary and secondary schools. That’s more than twice the amount of time required for teacher certification in Alberta.
Does heading to Australia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom or the United States interest you? uLethbridge has exchange programs, summer study tours and international internships.
Karissa Patton (BA â€™13) and Maria Livingston (BA â€™15) investigated the past as part of the Oral History Project through an applied study.
Take centre stage!
Any student with an interest can audition for a theatre production, sing in our choir or play with the University Wind Orchestra, Global Drums, Jazz Ensemble and more.
More ways to enhance your uLethbridge experience: Dig up the past
Each year archaeology professor Dr. Shawn Bubel (a uLethbridge alumna) takes students on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tel Beth Shemesh, Israel, for an archaeological field school — for course credit.
The uLethbridge student government (ULSU) has a seat at the table on campus as well as with the provincial government to advocate for current and future students. Also check out the many other student clubs and co-curricular activities to join.
Be part of uLethbridge’s International
Head to Africa
We live in a global society with complex problems and the world needs people who think critically and responsibly. Our Global Citizenship student cohort offers a unique opportunity for students in the Faculty of Arts & Science to connect some first-year courses around a common theme while interacting with a group of like-minded
Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team. iGEM is the premiere undergraduate synthetic biology competition in the world. Each year, uLethbridge students put their learning into action, competing against teams from around the globe, and regularly rank among the top iGEM teams.
Join the Global Health & Arts for Change Field Study in Malawi, Africa, where you’ll conduct culturally relevant health-promotion activities that help fight malaria, tuberculosis as well as HIV and AIDS.
students. If working with others to improve the world as global citizens appeals to you, join this small group of curious and motivated students and enjoy an enhanced first-year university experience.
Share your talents
Whether you’re performing on stage, showing your work at a gallery or producing a new album, students are part of the cultural fabric of southern Alberta and beyond.
Volunteer Lethbridge is located in downtown Lethbridge, connecting students with extraordinary volunteer experiences.
Gain international work experience Travel to Hungary or Malaysia for workstudy programs. Whether paid or unpaid, these experiences will make you more independent, flexible, open-minded, culturally-aware and better able to deal with change and overcome challenges. You’ll also gain practical experience, develop or enhance your foreign language skills and establish an overseas network for future employment.
Trade money in real time Finance students have access to $100,000 through the Student Managed Investment Fund to invest in financial markets, using the same tools and technology available to today’s investment professionals. Money raised goes to student scholarships.
Work with diverse populations This year, nursing students went to Uganda; addictions counselling students completed internships in Europe, Africa, Australia and the United States (at well-known clinics like the Betty Ford Center); and public health students worked with major organizations like Alberta Health Services and the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Innovative Opportunities AGILITY is a University-wide initiative that fosters innovation and supports entrepreneurial ideas across all Faculties and disciplines. If you are curious, optimistic and constantly questioning how things can be done better, AGILITY provides programming, creative spaces and funding to develop your budding ideas. Programming: AGILITY is open to all majors in all Faculties. From hands-on workshops to our inspirational Speaker Series, you will have the opportunity to work with top thinkers in the innovation and business community. Space: Connect with faculty and community leaders in our Innovation Zones. These are spaces filled with cutting-edge tools and resources to explore your ideas, from 3D printing to bio-technology to virtual reality. Funding: Sometimes innovation takes more than imagination, thatâ€™s why AGILITY supports students by providing scholarships and research grants that can kick start your ideas and bring them to life.
“Take advantage of all the opportunities university offers. I took part in student leadership, case competitions and the Student Professional Development Program which enabled me to acquire knowledge and develop skills that will prepare me for my professional career.” Faizan Ahmed | Fourth-year BMgt student (Co-op) Major: Accounting
In the Faculty of Management, you'll learn from industry leaders, put theory into practice, and take your learning into businesses, the community and around the world. Here’s how: Case Competitions Analyze actual business cases and make recommendations for action plans.
Centre for Financial Market Research and Teaching This 48-station facility on campus is the best-equipped academic trading room in Western Canada. With direct connections to global financial markets, it gives you hands-on experience in derivatives and equities trading and commodity-risk management. Experience in this centre gives you (and your future employer) a distinct advantage.
Co-operative Education Enhance your studies with paid work experience in local, national and international job placements. You’ll also gain tools for success with cover letters, resumes and interview workshops, practice interviews and one-to-one career development assistance.
Integrated Management Experience (IME) The only undergraduate-level program of its kind in Canada! Solve business problems as you gain public speaking, teamwork, interpersonal, time-management and decisionmaking skills.
International Experiences Enjoy semester-long exchanges in one of 24 countries, numerous short-term summer exchanges, and/or our work-study programs in Hungary and Malaysia.
Student Professional Development Program Develop leadership skills to give you a competitive advantage. Take part in workshops, industry networking events, academic competitions and student clubs that provide incredible personal and professional growth.
Our Facilities Where you learn shapes how you learn.
Whatever your program, our world-class facilities will inspire you. With a climbing wall, fitness centre, triple gymnasium and an indoor 200-metre track, the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness is your place to stay fit and have fun! The Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building puts researchers and their students in the centre of southern Alberta’s living, learning laboratory where they study critical water and environmental issues, like climate change. The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, the only research facility of its kind in Canada, is home to some of the world’s leading neuroscientists. In the University Centre for the Arts you can enjoy interesting shows, art exhibitions, theatre productions and musical performances all year long. The Simulation Health Centre provides nursing students with exceptional hands-on learning experiences. The lifelike mannequins give birth, have heart attacks and even respond to medication, enabling students to practise their skills and critical decisionmaking in a safe and interactive way. Studio One (a world-class recording studio), new Digital Cinema Suites (professional editing and finishing rooms), individual studios for senior art students and the newly renovated Recital Hall, are just a few of the extraordinary fine arts learning spaces.
The University Art Gallery houses one of the most significant art collections in Canada, made up of more than 14,000 works. Through exhibitions at the uLethbridge Art Gallery’s main, satellite and online galleries, the collection is an important teaching and research tool. The University Library houses approximately one million holdings. In addition to providing you with resources to help with your projects, assignments and research, the library boasts some of the best study spaces on campus, a Starbucks and a spectacular view! Think Green — we do! The 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness, Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building, and Markin Hall have all achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver status. LEED uses 70 criteria to gauge the ability of a project to meet rigorous environmental standards.
There is never a dull moment at uLethbridge with facilities like the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness, the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre and the Community Sports Stadium.
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shining students ulethbridge.ca/future-student/our-stories directed towards Canada’s Indigenous peoples,” he says. “Although I had a variety of sources from which I drew inspiration, I wanted to write a story to thank the Indigenous community for supporting me while also evoking empathy without pity for readers who have never felt victimized by racism.”
Shae Brossard Fourth-year BMus Major: Digital Audio Arts “I came to uLethbridge because it offers a unique program in digital audio arts that combines theoretical, creative and technical aspects. I found a lot of other opportunities including the Shure competition, Joyce and Ron Sakamoto Award, internships and extracurricular opportunities that furthered my education in a practical environment. I also had the opportunity to conduct original research, where my research partner and I explored and applied principles in a creative and technical environment.”
Blair Yoxall Fourth-year BA (Co-op) Major: English Blair Yoxall says his goal as a writer is to always empathize with his characters and what they are experiencing. Now in his fourth year, the English major has been recognized for his writing and is the 2016 recipient of the Striking Prose Award.
“The story is about a Cree boy reliving childhood and cultural memories with his Kokum (grandmother). It discusses the consequences of modern day prejudice
In addition to his writing, Blair has been active with the English Students’ Society, the Native American Students’ Association, Whetstone Magazine (a bi-annual magazine managed by students) and The Meliorist (student newspaper). He also spent the summer in Ottawa on a co-op work-term for the communications department in the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. After his undergraduate education, he plans to go to grad school. “I want to work with marginalized peoples in law or education, and I hope to one day walk into Chapters or a used bookstore and see a book with my name on it.”
Elise Pundyk Third-year BFA Major: Art History/Museum Studies
It was a high school trip to Paris that sparked Elise Pundyk’s interest in art history and museum studies. “Through this experience I was drawn to museums and their role in the preservation of history,” she says. “The program at uLethbridge offers a unique chance to study art history and museum studies simultaneously, which is great because it brings both of my interests together.” Now in her third year, Elise says her fondest memory is from the opening reception of the first exhibition that she played a role in curating. “It was so rewarding to see the weeks of preparation come together and people
gathering to celebrate one another’s work,” she says. “This was a special moment as I felt a part of the greater arts community that is on campus and within the city of Lethbridge.” Looking back, Elise offers words of advice to future students: “Don’t pass up the opportunities presented to you. Take as much out of this experience as you can because this is a time where you are surrounded by people who encourage and support you as you strive to reach your fullest potential. Immerse yourself in the community and all it has to offer.”
Trishell Provost Second-year Pre-BA/BEd Majors: Kinesiology and Physical Education A mature student and a mother, Trishell Provost is nothing short of amazing. After completing a diploma, she came to uLethbridge through The First Nations’ Transition Program. Now at the end of her second year, her hard work and dedication are reflected in her GPA and the long list of scholarships she’s received. Working on a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, Trishell’s goal is to understand the body at a physical level, especially how it pertains to children and the elderly. She’s taking her learning to the research lab, where she has digitized video data, arranged workplace visits for assessments and helped write research abstracts.
“It was definitely extraordinary to see my name on research posters and papers. In the back of my mind I would tell myself, ‘Yep, you did that; be proud of yourself!’” she says. Through her coursework, Trishell realized not much research has been done on physical activity with FNMI people. She’d like to fill that gap one day.
“My eventual goal is to bring programs to the reserve that will engage youth in physical activities. I hope it will become self-sustaining in the long run so that older youth will mentor their younger counterparts. I also plan to bring elders and youth together so that youth can encourage elders to be active and the elders can reconnect youth to their culture and language.”
Why a liberal education? It’s what employers want. According to a study of Canada’s largest employers, when evaluating entry-level hires employers value soft skills over technical knowledge. The soft skills most often listed as desirable by employers include relationship-building, communication and problem-solving skills, analytical and leadership abilities — attributes developed and honed through studies in the social sciences and humanities. Business Council of Canada and Aon Hewitt, Developing Canada’s future workforce: a survey of large private-sector employers, 2016 (Universities Canada)
There is an abundance of opportunities. Liberal arts graduates pursue many different career paths. For example, almost 40,000 employed Canadians have a bachelor’s degree in history. Of that group, 18 per cent work in management occupations and 23 percent work in business, finance and administrative positions. Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011 (Universities Canada)
It’s what 55% of the world’s professional leaders have. The social sciences and humanities together make up more than half of bachelor’s degrees among current professional leaders with higher education qualifications, across 30 countries and all sectors. Younger leaders (under 45 years) are more likely to hold a degree in social sciences or the humanities. British Council, Educational Pathways of Leaders: an international comparison, 2015 (Universities Canada)
What can you do with a
Liberal Education? From boardrooms to classrooms, hospitals, laboratories, farms, galleries, small towns, big cities and beyond, uLethbridge alumni are changing the world. Here are a few: Will Lowry (BSc ’11, BEd ’16)
Linda Shi (BFA - Art ’15)
Frazer Sloan (BMgt ’16)
A mature student, married with six children, Will Lowry returned to uLethbridge for his second degree and to become a teacher.
After graduating from uLethbridge last year with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Linda Shi is off to earn her master’s degree in architecture at UCLA in California.
“I went back to university because I wanted to combine my math and carpentry background and show kids Career and Technology Studies is an important stream of education.” Now teaching in southern Alberta, Will says his teaching internship gave him the skills and confidence to run his own classroom.
“I want to study architecture because I want to design meaningful buildings and create a positive impact on people’s lives,” she says. “My fine arts background strengthens my interest in design and will provide a fantastic foundation for my future in architecture.”
Frazer was one of 10 business students in Canada to receive the prestigious Futures Fund Scholarship. Before graduating, Frazer accepted a position with The Boston Consulting Group (the #3 employer in 2016, according to Fortune Magazine).
“What makes me shine is knowing I’ve found my purpose in life and I’m working in a career I love.”
“My program prepared me for the challenging interviews and my extracurricular experiences provided me with the leadership and technical experience that set me apart,” he says. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/frazer
Kim Veldman (BN ’14)
Second-year MSc student | Major: Nursing As an undergraduate nursing student at uLethbridge, Kim excelled in the classroom and on the court (she made Pronghorn women’s basketball history as the all-time leading rebounder and second leading scorer). Today, she’s a graduate student at uLethbridge working toward a new goal: becoming a clinical instructor of nursing students and inspiring the next generation of nurses. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/kim
Traditional Blackfoot territory spans the southern half of Alberta and Saskatchewan and northern Montana. Its western limits are the Rocky Mountains and to the east, the Great Sand Hills of Saskatchewan. The Blackfoot Confederacy is made up of three First Nations: the Kainai, Piikani and Siksika. 22
Oki! Welcome to Sacred Buffalo Stone The University of Lethbridge is proud to be located in Treaty 7, in the heart of traditional Blackfoot Territory. Our Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone, and was gifted to the University by Elder Bruce Wolf Child in 2002. Since we opened our doors in 1967, First Nations culture has been woven into the fabric of the University, enriching programming, teaching and research, and creating a university where students find community, support and success. We take pride in offering FNMI-focused programs to all uLethbridge students including: Bachelor of Arts (Native American Studies) Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Native Education) Bachelor of Fine Arts (Native American Art) Bachelor of Health Sciences
The Native American Students’ Association (NASA) is one of the longest-serving student clubs at uLethbridge. It is made up of primarily Aboriginal students, with a small group of non-indigenous members as well. Students interact with members from across Canada, including chiefs, business people, elders and more. We also have a Native American Students’ Association (NASA) Lounge where Aboriginal students hang out and socialize, meet other students or use the quiet study space. We offer a variety of services for FNMI students including: Ceremony/Smudge Room, Elders, Enrolment Advising, FNMI Mentors, FNMI Student Services and the Iikaisskini Gathering Place.
(Aboriginal Health) Bachelor of Management (First Nations’ Governance)
New Programs and INnovative offerings New! Minor in Agricultural Enterprise Management This minor will familiarize you with agricultural enterprises and provide a comprehensive view of this key sector of our economy. If you are interested in starting your own agribusiness or working within the industry, this minor will expose you to functional areas of management such as supply chain, finance and sales, as well as enterprise opportunities like entrepreneurship and visual analytics. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/agminor
Pre-Professional Transfer Program in Engineering With a carefully designed package of courses to give you a great start to your engineering program, youâ€™ll complete the first year of your engineering degree at uLethbridge. Upon successful completion of your courses, youâ€™ll transfer seamlessly to the engineering program at University of Alberta or the University of Saskatchewan*. While our Pre-Professional Transfer Program in Engineering has been designed for transfer to either the U of A or U of S, the courses you take at uLethbridge may transfer to engineering programs at other post-secondary institutions as well. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/engineering * Agreement with the University of Saskatchewan was awaiting final approval at time of print. Visit link above for agreement status and up-to-date information.
New! Post-diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health major and Health Leadership minor) Our post-diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences will help you build on your existing health-related diploma education and work experience by adding an appreciation for population health, including health policy and promotion, while adding skills in health research, program evaluation and leadership. This exciting new program is offered on our Calgary Campus with evening and weekend classes, and via traditional delivery on our Lethbridge Campus. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/program/ post-diploma-public-health
Dual Credit A first-of-its-kind partnership between ulethbridge and Lethbridge School District No. 51, the dual credit helps high school students prepare for the transition to post-secondary studies. Dual credit allows students to take university courses as part of their usual high school schedule, earning credits at both the high school and post-secondary level.
DEGREES, PROGRAMS & ADMISSION INFORMATION
DEGREES, PROGRAMS & ADMISSION INFORMATION We offer more than 150 programs at uLethbridge. We think it is important that you explore your interests to find out what you are passionate about. Our liberal education requirements are structured so the courses you take in your first year will apply to any of our degrees, giving you the opportunity to find out what makes you shine.
Bachelor of Arts (BASc, 40-course, or Second Degree)
Bachelor of Education (Second Degree or Combined Degrees programs only)
Agricultural Studies 1, 6
Career and Technology Studies CTS: Business Focus CTS: New Media Focus
Archaeology and Geography 1 Art 2 Canadian Studies Dramatic Arts 2 Economics 3, 6 English French French/Spanish General Major in the Humanities General Major in the Social Sciences Geography 1 History Kinesiology 1 Music 4 Native American Studies
Bachelors of Fine Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts – Art 5 Art History / Museum Studies Art Studio 6 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts 5
English Language Arts Education
Technical / Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts – New Media 6
Modern Languages Education French
New Media Bachelor of Fine Arts – Multidisciplinary
French / Spanish
Three Major Areas: Art, Dramatic Arts, Music
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Native American Art
Art History / Museum Studies
Art Studio 6
Bachelor of Music
Social Studies Education
Bachelor of Management (40-course or Second Degree)
Digital Audio Arts 6 Music 5, 6
Political Science 3
Computer Science 1, 6
Economics 5, 6
Aboriginal Health 6
Addictions Counselling 6
First Nations’ Governance 6
Public Health 6
Urban and Regional Studies
General Management 6
Women and Gender Studies
Human Resource Management and Labour Relations 6
Bachelor of Nursing
As a comprehensive university, uLethbridge offers a number of programs at the graduate level. If you are interested in learning more about our School of Graduate Studies, please visit ulethbridge.ca/graduate-studies.
International Management Marketing 6 Political Science 5, 6
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science (BASc, 40-course, or Second Degree) Agricultural Biotechnology 6 Agricultural Studies 5, 6 Applied Statistics 6 Archaeology and Geography 5 Biochemistry 6 Biological Sciences 6 Chemistry 6 Computer Science 3, 6 Computer Science and Geographical Information Science 6 Environmental Science 6 General Major in the Sciences Geography 5, 6
Combined Degrees Programs
Pre-Professional Transfer Programs
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education
Engineering 6 (University of Alberta)
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Management
Engineering 6, 7 (University of Saskatchewan)
Bachelor of Fine Arts—Art / Bachelor of Education
Dentistry (University of Alberta) Journalism (University of Regina)
Bachelor of Fine Arts—Dramatic Arts / Bachelor of Education
Law (University of Alberta)
Bachelor of Fine Arts—New Media / Bachelor of Education
Law (University of Calgary) Medicine (University of Alberta)
Bachelor of Fine Arts—New Media / Bachelor of Management
Medicine (University of Calgary)
Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Management
Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education
Veterinary Medicine (University of Saskatchewan)
Social Work (University of Calgary)
Bachelor of Management / Bachelor of Education 1
Kinesiology 5, 6
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Management
2 3 4
5 6 7
Also available as a Bachelor of Science Also available as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Also available as a Bachelor of Management Also available as a Bachelor of Music Also available as a Bachelor of Arts Additional requirements for entry into program Awaiting final approval at the time of this Viewbook’s printing
For more information, visit ulethbridge.ca/ross/admissions/ program-availability.
Physics 6 Psychology 5 Remote Sensing 6
Questions? Contact Enrolment Services at 403-329-2762 or email@example.com.
Some things to know: •
Our education program is one of the leading programs in the country. You’ll receive 27 weeks of off-campus practicum experience, teaching in multiple settings, such as elementary AND secondary schools (unique to uLethbridge). Your professors are teachers who have all taught in K-12 classrooms and balance theory with practice.
Our digital audio arts major, the most comprehensive degree program of its kind in Western Canada, combines academic courses and a classical music base with experiences in audio engineering, music production and sonic arts.
The addictions counselling program is the only baccalaureate program of its kind in Canada.
Management students graduate with a competitive advantage through experiential learning programs. The Student Professional Development Program, offered on both the Calgary and Lethbridge campuses, offers workshops, industry networking events, academic competitions and student clubs that provide incredible opportunities for personal and professional development. Paid co-op opportunities are available in all majors and minors.
The arts & science co-op program offers work experiences for EVERY major at both the undergraduate (CAFCE accredited) and graduate levels. We are the only university in Alberta to do this!
Health sciences programs set graduates up for employment! You’ll understand the theory of the work you are doing and will know how to apply it in practice.
CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Province/ Territory
Alberta, N.W.T, Nunavut
THREE academic Gr English Course
Language other than English 11
• English Language Arts 30-1
• One of Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 1
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B.C. First Nations Studies 12 Comparative Civilizations 12 Geography 12 History 12 Law 12 Social Justice 12
• One of Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12 2
• Calculus 12
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History: Western Civilization 40S Global Issues 40S Geography: World Human 40S Current Topics in FNMI Studies 40S
• One of Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Applied Mathematics 3
• Advanced Mathemati and Calculu
• One or more distinct languages at the 12 or 12A level
• One of ELA: Comprehensive Focus 40S or ELA: Literary Focus 40S or ELA: Transactional Focus 40S
• One or more distinct languages at the 40S or 30S (min. 4 yr) level
• Canadian Geography 120 • One of Canadian History 121 or 122 • World Issues 120
• Foundations of Math 120 or Pre-Calculus A120 and B120 4
• One or more distinct languages at the 3200 level
• World Geography 3202 or 3208 • World History 3201 or Histoire Mondiale 3231
• One of Advanced Mathematics 3200 or Mathematics 3201 5
• One of English 12 (Academic), English 12 (Advanced), or English 12 African Heritage
• One or more distinct languages at the 12 level
• Global Geography 12 • Global History 12 • Global Politics 12
• One of Pre-Calculus 12 or Mathematics 12 (Advanced), Mathematics 12 (Academic), or Mathematics Foundations 12 6
• One or more distinct languages at the 4U, DU or NLS level
• • • • •
• One of MHF4U or MDM4U 7
• One of English 611 or 621
• One or more distinct languages at the 621 level
• Geography 621 • History 621
• One of Mathematics 621A or 621B 8
• English Literature 603
• One of Français 601 or French as a Second Language 602 • One or more distinct languages at the 607 to 616 level
• Geography 320 • History 330
• Mathematics 201
• One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
• Geography 30 • History 30: Canadian Studies • Native Studies 30: Canadian Studies • Social Studies 30: Canadian Studies
• One of Pre-Calculus 30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30 10
• One of English 121 or 122
Newfoundland and Labrador
• English 3201
Prince Edward Island
• One or more distinct languages at the 121 or 122 level
Two CEGEP courses in English and eight other academic subjects. Maximum of two in each subject.
• English Language Arts A30/ English Language Arts B30 (counts as one course) 10
Alberta, N.W.T. and Nunavut: While either of Mathematics 30-1 or Math 30-2 may be used as an academic course for admission, Mathematics 30-1 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs
British Columbia and Yukon Territories: While either of Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12 may be used as an academic course for admission, Pre-Calculus 12 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.
CGU4U or CGW4U CH14U or CHY4U CLN4U CPN4U NDW4M or NDG4M
Manitoba: While either of Pre-Calculus 40S or Applied Mathematics 40S may be used as an academic course for admission, Pre-Calculus 40S is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.
• Aboriginal Studies 30 • Social Studies 30-1
• One of English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
• One or more distinct languages at the 30, 20-6Y, 20-9Y, or 20-12Y level
British Columbia / Yukon Territories
New Brunswick: While either Foundations of Math 120 or Pre-Calculus A120 and B120 may be used as an academic course for admission, Pre-Calculus A120 and B120 are required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.
• Calculus 32
• Calculus 12
• Calculus 30
Newfoundland and Labrador: While either of Advanced Mathematics 3200 or Mathematics 3201 may be used as an academic coursefor admission, Mathematics 3200 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.
Nova Scotia: While any of Pre-Calculus 12, Advanced Mathematics 12, Mathematics 12, any Mathematics Foundations 12 may be used as an academic course for admission, Pre-Calculus 12, Advanced Mathematics 12, or Mathematics 12 is required as a prerequisite in certain programs.
The following are the general admission requirements for applicants presenting credentials from Canadian high schools. To ensure success in academic study, all applicants, regardless of citizenship or country of origin, must meet the English language proficiency (ELP) requirements through recognized study or a valid standardized test score.
For information about additional admission pathways including First Nations’ Transition Program, Non-Matriculated Adults, and International Students, please contact our Admissions office. Individual programs may have additional requirements or higher standards. For details visit ulethbridge.ca/ross/ admissions/program-availability.
rade 12 courses from the yellow sections below
• Biology 30
• Biology 12
ics 45S us 45S
• Biology 40S
• Chemistry 30
• Chemistry 12
• Chemistry 40S
Other Academic Subjects • Science 30 • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
• Physics 30
A fifth distinct course
Fine Arts • • • •
Art 30 or Art 31 Dance 35 Drama 30 Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
• Physics 12
• Geology 12 • ICT: Computer Programming 12
• Art Foundations 12, Studio Arts 12, or Media Arts 12 • Choral Music 12, Instrumental Music 12, or Composition and Technology 12 • Dance 12 • Theatre Performance 12, Theatre Production 12, or Film and Television 12
• Physics 40S
• Computer Science 40S • Interdisciplinary Topics in Science 40S
• Visual Arts 40S or 45S • Drama 40S or 45S • Music 40S or 45S (maximum of one credit in each subject) • • • •
3D Studies 120 Music 120 or 122 Theatre Arts 120 Visual Arts 120 or Visual Arts Portfolio 122
• 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
• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 12 level • Must be worth at least four credits
• • • •
Can be academic or non-academic Must be at the 40 level Must be designated S,G, or U Must be worth at least one credit (two half-credit courses may be used)
• One of Biology 121 or 122
• One of Chemistry 121 or 122
• One of Physics 121 or 122
• Intro to Environmental Studies 122 • Science 120
• Biology 3201
• Chemistry 3202
• Physics 3204
• Earth Systems 3209
• Art and Design 3200 • Applied Music 3206 or Ensemble Performance 3105 • Theatre Arts 3220 or Musical Theatre 3221
• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 3000 level • Must be worth at least two credits
• Biology 12
• Chemistry 12
• Physics 12
• Geology 12
• • • •
Drama Theatre Arts 12 Music 12 Film and Video Production 12 Visual Arts 12
• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 12 level • Must be worth at least one credit
• ICS4U • SES4U • SNC4M
• • • •
Dance Drama Music Visual Arts
• Can be ‘4U’ or ‘4M’
• Biology 621
• One of Chemistry 611 or 621
• Physics 621
• Oceanography 621
• Music 621
• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 600 level • Must be worth at least one credit
• Biology 101
• Chemistry 202
• Physics 203
• Art 520 • Drama 560 • Music 550
• Not applicable
• Biology 30
• Chemistry 30
• Physics 30
• • • •
• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 30 level • Must be worth at least one credit
Ontario: While either of Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) may be used as an academic course for admission, Advanced Functions (MHF4U) is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs. Prince Edward Island: While either of Mathematics 621B or Mathematics 621A may be used as an academic course for admission, Mathematics 621B is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.
• Computer Science 30 • Earth Sciences 30
Arts Education 30 or Visual Art 30 Dance 30 Drama 30 Band 30, Choral 30, or Instrumental Jazz 30
Quebec: Two complete years may qualify the applicant for advanced credits.
Saskatchewan: Fransakois/Immersion students may use one of Français Fransakois A30 or B30 or Français Immersion in combination with either one of the English Language Arts courses. While either of Pre-Calculus 30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30 may be used as an academic course for admission, Pre-Calculus 30 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs.
• Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 120, 121, or 122 level • Must be worth at least one credit
Only one course in a particular language will be used for admission purposes, e.g., in Alberta, only one of French Language Arts 30-1 or French as a Second Language 30-3Y will be used.
TRANSFER STUDENTS For admission to the University of Lethbridge as a transfer student, most programs require an admission GPA* of at least 2.0 on our 4.0 scale, although some programs may be competitive. Depending on the number of transferable courses you have completed, we may also review your high school transcripts when considering your application for admission.
Number of Transferable Courses
Transferable Courses – GPA Required
Min. GPA Required*
** Your high school marks are not used to determine your admission GPA, but may be necessary for prerequisite purposes. If you are not sure whether eight of your courses will transfer, you should also arrange for your high school transscript to be sent to Admissions.
Management Certificate Accounting 1, 2 Finance 1 First Nations’ Governance General Management 1 Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 1, 2 International Management Marketing 1, 2
As a comprehensive university, uLethbridge offers a number of programs at the graduate level. If you are interested in learning more about our School of Graduate Studies, visit ulethbridge.ca/graduate-studies
Min. Average Required
* GPA: Diploma GPA for diploma holders, semesters containing the last 20-courses for university degree holders, or all transferable courses for other transfer applicants.
It is quite common for individual courses to transfer as unspecified credit. Academic advisors can help determine how the credit can be applied to your specific program of study. Students interested in transferring to uLethbridge should keep as much material from their courses as possible. Textbooks, class notes, exams and course outlines could all be requested for the transfer credit assessment. For more information, contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-382-7134.
High School Marks Required
Available at both campuses Additional requirements for entry into program
After Degree Programs (Undergraduate degree required) BEd – Education BNursing – Nursing CPA Bridging – Professional Diploma in Accounting
INFORMATION FOR POST-DIPLOMA STUDENTS Post-diploma programs are designed to build on the foundation you obtained through your approved diploma program and give you core academic skills in that subject. Post-diploma degrees are typically 20 courses in length and consist of selected upperyear courses in your subject area, as well as courses to meet the General Liberal Education Requirement. Find out if your diploma matches to a post-diploma program at uLethbridge by visiting ulethbridge.ca/postdiploma. Some programs may be competitive or have additional admission requirements. If you think your program may be eligible to link up with a uLethbridge degree, but you do not see your diploma on the list, please contact Admissions at email@example.com.
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Arts & Science
BHSc – Addictions Counselling
BA or BSc – Agricultural Studies
BHSc – Public Health (Health Leadership) 1
BSc – Computer Science
BTR – Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation
BSc – Environmental Science 2 BSc – Geography (with a concentration in GIS)
Bachelor of Management BMgt – Accounting 1 BMgt – Finance 1 BMgt – First Nations’ Governance BMgt – General Management
BMgt – Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 1 BMgt – International Management BMgt – Marketing
BMgt/BEd – General Management
Available at both campuses Post-diploma applicants require a diploma GPA of 3.0 for guaranteed admission Additional requirements for entry into program
Faculty of Fine Arts BFA – Art (after two- or three-year diploma) BFA – Dramatic Arts 3 (after two- or three-year diploma) BFA – Multidisciplinary BFA – Art/BEd 3 BFA – Dramatic Arts/BEd 3 BMus – Music 3 BMus – Music/BEd 3
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)
AHMS 2225/2xxx (6)
Biology, Higher Level
BIOL 1010 (3)
Studio Art: Drawing Studio Art: 2-D Design Studio Art: 3-D Design
ART 2031 (3) ART 2xxx (3) ART 2032 (3)
Chemistry, Higher Level Chemistry, Standard Level
CHEM 1000/2000 (6) CHEM 1000 (3)
BIOL 1010 (3)
Economics, Higher Level Economics, Standard Level
ECON 1010/1012 (6) ECON 1010 (3)
Calculus AB Calculus BC
MATH 1560/2560 (6) MATH 1560/2560 (6)
English A1, Higher Level
ENGL 1xxx (3)1
CHEM 1000/2000 (6)
Computer Science A
CPSC 1620 (3) 3
French A: Higher or Standard Level French B: Higher Level French B: Standard Level French AB: Standard Level
5 5 5 5
FREN 2000/2300 (6) FREN 2000/2300 (6) FREN 1500/2000 (6) FREN 1000/1100 (6)
ECON 1010 (3) ECON 1012 (3)
Geography: Higher Level Geography: Standard Level
GEOG 1000/1200 (6) ENVS 2000 (3)
English Language and Composition English Literature and Composition
ENGL 1900 (3) ENGL 1xxx (3) 1
German A, Higher or Standard Level German B, Higher Level German B, Standard Level
5 5 5
GERM 2000/2300 (6) GERM 2000/2300 (6) GERM 1500/2000 (6)
ENVS 2000 (3)
Greek, Higher Level
French Language and Culture French Literature
FREN 1500/2000 (6) FREN 2300/2xxx (6)
GEOG 1200 (3)
5 5 5 5
HIST 1000 (3) HIST 1xxx (3) HIST 1xxx (3) HIST 1xxx (3)
German Language and Culture
GERM 1500/2000 (6)
European History United States History World History
HIST 1000 (3) HIST 2600 (3) HIST 1200 (3)
Information Technology in a Global Society, Higher Level
CPSC 1xxx (3)2
Latin, Higher or Standard Level
Japanese Language and Culture
JPNS 1xxx/2xxx (6)
Mathematics, Higher Level Further Mathematics, Higher Level
MATH 1010 (3) MATH 1410/1560 (6)
Music Theory 2
MUSI 1xxx (3)
Music, Higher Level
MUSI 2xxx (6)3
Philosophy, Higher Level
Physics B Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Mechanics/Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 1050 (3) PHYS 2000 (3) PHYS 1000 (3) PHYS 1000/2000 (6)
Physics, Higher Level
PHYS 1000 or 1050 (3)
Psychology, Higher or Standard Level
PSYC 1000 (3)
Social Anthropology, Higher Level
ANTH 1000 (3)
Government and Politics: Comparative Government Government and Politics: Comparative/US Government and Politics: United States
POLI 1xxx (3) POLI 1xxx/2xxx (6) POLI 1xxx (3)
PSYC 1000 (3)
Spanish A, Higher Level or Standard Level Spanish B, Higher Level Spanish B, Standard Level Spanish AB, Standard Level
5 5 5 5
SPAN 2000/2300 (6) SPAN 2000/3001 (6) SPAN 1500/2000 (6) SPAN 1000/1100 (6)
Spanish Language Spanish Literature and Culture
SPAN 1500/2000 (6) SPAN 2300/2xxx (6)
Theatre, Higher Level
DRAM 1xxx (3)
Visual Arts, Higher Level
Art 2031/2032 (6)
This course fulfills the requirement of the English 1900 prerequisite. Students receiving this transfer may not subsequently take English 1900 for credit. These courses will not count toward the Music requirements for Music majors. Programming language varies across institutions; students proceeding to next level must ensure they have mastered the appropriate application language.
History, Higher Level History Africa, Higher Level History Americas, Higher Level History Europe/Middle East, Higher Level
1 2 3
This course serves as English 1900 for prerequisite purposes for higher English courses. Not a prerequisite for higher level Computer Science courses Two unspecified Music credits may be applied to specific Music requirements after interview and assessment by the Department of Music.
Additional Admission Routes The First Nations’ Transition Program (FNTP) The First Nations’ Transition Program (FNTP) is a first-year credit program that provides First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students who do not meet the general requirements of the University of Lethbridge an opportunity to enter into, and succeed at, university. Our program provides a solid foundation of core skills in a supportive cohort environment that attends to Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and Learning. It is also open to FNMI students returning to university after an absence and, as space allows, to those who qualify for general admission but want the supports provided by the cohort. Successful completion of the FNTP allows you to enter into most uLethbridge programs. This is a full-time university program that may qualify for loans and other sources of funding. This eight-month (two-semester), first-year experience program runs September to April. It provides a strong foundation of courses that can be credited to the majority of programs at uLethbridge. The deadline for the FNTP is August 31. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/first-nationstransition-program
International students uLethbridge is home to more than 535 international students from nearly 90 countries. For the most part, admission requirements are Grade 12 or equivalent courses including English, at least three other academic courses (history, languages, mathematics, physical sciences) and a fifth course. However, please visit ulethbridge.ca/ross/admission-information/intl/ intreq to determine requirements specific to your country. Non-native English speakers need to pass an English-language proficiency test or take English for Academic Purposes (EAP) before they can enroll in classes. Learn more at ulethbridge.ca/ross/admissions/elr Application deadline for international students is May 15 and a study visa is required. We are here to help you adapt to campus life socially, academically and culturally. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/internationalrequirements
Non-matriculated Adult Admission Adult admission may be available to applicants who are 21 years of age or older and who do not meet our general admission standards. Life achievement may be considered if it has provided you with skills relevant to university success. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/non-matriculated-adult
Dual Admission Dual admission agreements with the College of the Rockies and Medicine Hat College mean students can seamlessly transfer from college to uLethbridge. Students are admitted to uLethbridge while still attending college, and benefit from continuing student registration privileges, certainty regarding program requirements, transferability of courses and access to uLethbridge student services. lethbridge.ca/ross/admissions/undergrad/dual-admission 25
CALGARY CAMPUS Evening and weekend classes: Advance your career AND keep your day job. Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, we are just steps from the City Hall C-Train station. Our space and delivery methods are geared toward working professionals looking to earn the skills and credentials needed to advance their careers while working full time. Post-diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences Public Health major Health Leadership minor
This new two-year program builds on your existing health or human-services diploma to give you the skills you need to pursue a career in front-line management. Admission Routes
Applicants to the post-diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences must hold an approved diploma in health or human services from an approved college.
Bachelor of Management
Majors: Accounting Finance General Management Human Resource Management and Labour Relations Marketing International Management1 Minors: International Management New Media Social Responsibility Supply Chain Management
Other Management offerings Management Certificate Professional Diploma in Accounting 2
CPA Bridging will help you transition into a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant with the degree you already have, no matter the discipline. (Also available on the Lethbridge campus).
While some students attend our Calgary Campus directly from high school, our delivery methods and student supports are more suited to the adult learner. Post-Diploma
If you have a business-related college diploma, you can earn a BMgt in as little as two years. If you have an academic diploma in a non-business field, you may be able to complete a BMgt in as few as 25 courses. Transfer
If you’ve completed at least eight transferable courses, talk to us about transferring your credits toward a BMgt program.
Already have a degree? You may be able to complete a BMgt in as few as 15 courses. Open Studies
All uLethbridge students can take courses on our Calgary campus in art, art history/ museum studies, astronomy, drama, philosophy, psychology, sociology, music, new media and writing.
Students at our Calgary Campus have access to services including: academic advisors who can help you plan your program and provide advice on changing your major; a recruitment officer who can help you explore your interests and choose a major; study skills presentations; as well as accommodated learning supports such as exam accommodations and assistive technologies.
Students enrolled in fine arts courses take classes at Arts Commons in downtown Calgary — a respected and innovative leader in Calgary’s arts and culture community. artscommons.ca
University of Lethbridge Calgary Campus Students who wish to complete International Management on the Calgary Campus will require alternate arrangements to complete the requirements for this major. 2 In all majors except Accounting. 1
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“To shine means to be different, to be authentic and to be determined to accomplish what you’ve dreamed of.” Vicky Nguygen | Post-Diploma BMgt (Co-op) Major: Accounting; Minor: Supply Chain Management Calgary Campus
WEâ€™RE HERE for you, all the way through
From faculty, to staff, administration, alumni, Board and Senate members: we are all here to provide the support you need to succeed. Academic Advising
Assists with course selection, program planning and program changes as well as registration for courses not offered via online registration. Each Faculty has its own academic advisors.
All uLethbridge students can participate in international experiences and opportunities including study abroad and exchanges, summer study tours and international internships. International students receive support in all aspects of campus life as uLethbridge students and visitors to our country.
Accommodated Learning Centre Provides in- and out-of class accommodations, assistive technologies and specialized supports as well as Schedule 4 funding support.
Counselling and Career Services Offers no-cost counselling in two areas: career development and personal growth. Our career development team empowers students and graduates in their career decision-making by providing one-onone career advising, events and resources. Individual counselling is confidential and can help students with a variety of personal issues from adjusting to university life, anxiety, relationship issues and more.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Mentors Program Funded through a generous donation from Scotiabank. We offer two types of mentoring: youth and alumni. One pairs a current uLethbridge FNMI student with an FNMI youth from the local community where participants spend time in social activities. The other pairs a current uLethbridge FNMI student with an FNMI alum who offers guidance and support.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Services
Registrar’s Office This is the centre of your academic journey on campus. The Registrar’s Office serves students in a number ways including: admissions, course registration, timetabling, student records, academic calendar, program planning guides, transcripts and more!
Scholarships and Student Finance Whether with awards, bursaries, funding consultations, scholarships or student loans, our office is open to support the financial side of your education.
Student Mentors Student mentors are uLethbridge students who provide guidance and support to new students as they transition to university life. Every new student is assigned a mentor who communicates via Mentor Mail and personal emails.
Student Success Centre Whether you need a little help with a particular course or just want some tips and tricks to make studying more efficient, we provide tutors and learning strategists who help you make the grade. SSC also plans events that help students release stress in a fun way.
Free and confidential service for those who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. Students receive guidance, encouragement and support in the transition to university life and beyond.
For a comprehensive list of our student support services, visit ulethbridge.ca/future-student
Convenient access to quality health care on campus. Whether you are from the Lethbridge area or are moving to attend uLethbridge, you won’t need to worry about finding a doctor while on campus.
Provides practical writing support that supplements inclass instruction and helps you understand a wide variety of writing assignments. This is a free service.
#uleth Things to know: School Motto: Fiat Lux, Latin, meaning Let There Be Light School Colours: Blue and Gold uLethbridgeâ€™s Blackfoot name: Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone Mascot: Luxie the pronghorn, the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere School Tradition: Stroke the pronghorn statue outside the University Library for luck before exams Established: 1967
SHINE: It’s a glowing passion for work and for play. It’s the spark of creativity and discovery, and the burning desire to do. It’s constantly raising the bar.
It’s what we do, each and every day.
Student Life With student-club events, fine arts productions, cultural celebrations, athletic activities and just hanging out with friends, campus is bustling all year long. Stay fit, have fun!
We have many opportunities for students to take part in recreational activities like curling, fencing, karate, fitness classes and wellness programs. There are also several intramural programs to choose from, including favourites like dodge ball, floor hockey and Ultimate Frisbee.
Whether dance, management, model UN, Greek life (fraternities and sororities) or other interests, student clubs are the best way to get involved and have fun outside of class hours. There are nearly 100 student clubs on campus that provide social and athletic activities, travel, religious fellowship, and charitable and cultural support. If the club you want doesn’t exist, it’s easy to start one!
Prairie Baseball Academy (PBA) With a partnership that’s more than 25-years strong, we are proud to be associated with one of the best baseball academies in Canada. The PBA attracts players from across Canada. Learn more about the PBA at prairiebaseball.ca
ULSU The uLethbridge Students’ Union is your voice at the University and at all levels of government. It also provides student health and dental plans in addition to organizing some of the best events of the year — cabarets and karaoke at the Zoo (our campus pub), Fresh Fest, and various awareness weeks to name a few! Any student can run for an executive or representative position; learn more at ulsu.ca.
For more information, and to see the current list of clubs and Greek life. clubs.ulsu.ca/clubs-greek-life-list
UVolunteer UVolunteer is a partnership between the University of Lethbridge and Volunteer Lethbridge. There are many ways to be involved; apply as a volunteer, choose your placements and record your volunteer hours. You can also take an applied study and gain course credit while volunteering with an organization. Imagine the possibilities! volunteerlethbridge.com/uvolunteer
Strong, swift and enduring — the spirit of the pronghorn is legendary. It’s a spirit that lives within us all. Whether competing on the court, in the boardroom, on the ice or in the laboratory, uLethbridge students proudly wear our blue and gold.
Pronghorn Varsity Teams Basketball (men’s and women’s teams) Hockey (men’s and women’s teams) Rugby (women’s team) Soccer (men’s and women’s teams) Swimming (combined team) Track and field (combined team)
Competitive Clubs Golf (men’s and women’s teams) Ringette (women’s team) Curling (men’s and women’s teams) Field Lacrosse (men’s team)
Coaches recruit the majority of Pronghorn student athletes prior to the start of the season. However, each varsity team will hold an open try-out in the weeks leading up to their season. Visit gohorns.ca to see the schedule and to get in contact with a Pronghorn coach.
The Herd Show your Pronghorn pride. Join the Herd, a studentled spirit squad that passionately supports our teams throughout the year. Meet new people, gain free admission to every Pronghorns game and cheer on our teams. Go Horns!
Our City When you talk about Lethbridge, three words quickly surface: Sunshine: We are one of Canada’s sunniest cities (320 days of sunshine each year). Bring sunblock and shades. Coulees: Think of a flowing landscape running along the river valley. Once you see the coulees, you’ll never forget them. Wind: Yes, but those chinook winds warm our winters and bring a welcomed cooling breeze in the summer months. We live where the Rocky Mountains meet the Alberta Prairies, an area surrounded by big skies, vast plains, rolling river valleys and a view of snowtopped mountain peaks.
Photo © Jaime Vedres (BFA ‘09)
Home to 99,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. With both a university and a college, we are a campus community. Culturally vibrant with a flourishing arts scene and active social scene, we boast stunning scenery (the High Level Bridge and the Oldman River); four distinct seasons; spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta’s big sky. You can drive anywhere in our city in 20 minutes.
There is plenty to do both on campus and off. Listen to a band; go for coffee; watch a movie (one of our theatres is owned by a uLethbridge alumnus and movies only cost $5!); check out festival square; take in a game or a concert; go to a play in Galt Gardens; sing at an open mic night or go to a comedy show. Lethbridge offers something for everyone.
Southern Alberta is home to some of the worldâ€™s best skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking and camping spots, and Lethbridge is a stoneâ€™s throw from a variety of provincial and national parks, like Waterton Lakes and Kananaskis; heritage and historic sites, like Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and WritingOn-Stone; as well as the U.S., B.C. and Saskatchewan borders. We are two hours away from Calgary, which has an international airport. 37
Home Sweet Home Welcome to your home away from home. We believe residence is about more than accommodation: it’s building community, sharing experiences, having fun and making the grade — essential in helping to ensure a smooth transition to university. Living in residence is a great option, especially during your first year. Studies show that students who live on campus are more likely to have a successful academic experience. Why? In a word: Access. As a resident, your home is steps away from classes, professors’ offices, student services, social, exercise and recreational spaces as well as study rooms and academic programming. You have a built-in community that enhances academic performance and social success. You’ll make lifelong friends, find study partners and fine-tune your interpersonal skills. Residents belong to the largest student club on campus, the Organization of Residence Students (ORS), which provides support and plans fun activities for residents. Each section in residence has at least one residence assistant (RA) — first-year residences have two — who build community by coordinating fun social events (think Residence Wars), educational opportunities and everyday interactions like section dinners and hanging out in the common room. They also uphold the community standards, can assist with
roommate disagreements, and will connect you with the many services the University has to offer. Our RAs are trained in emergency response, standard first aid and mental health first aid, not because you’ll need it, just because we like to be prepared.
Campus Safety We take security very seriously. We have ClosedCircuit Television in public areas; residence is regularly patrolled by Security Services; we offer services like Safe Walk (where a safety team accompanies you to and from anywhere on campus) and Working Alone Web System (allows you to log in and make Security Services aware of your location when working alone on campus); and a key tag service in case you lose your keys.
What’s in a name? To honour the relationships with local First Nations communities, the early student housing developments at uLethbridge are named after some of the Nations who are signatories of Treaty 7, signed September 22, 1877. The communities are Kainai, Piikani Siksika and Tsuu T’ina.
For more information and to see floor plans of our residence spaces: ulethbridge.ca/future-student/housing
Money Matters Educational Costs These amounts are based on a typical course load for one year — five classes per semester or 10 courses over the academic year. Canadian Students
Tuition and Fees
Health and Dental
Books and Supplies $1,250 ($125 per course)
$1,250 ($125 per course)
* Costs are subject to change **Refundable with proof of Health insurance otherwise fee is mandatory.
Loans and Grants Funding for Canadian students is also available in the form of student loans and grants. Both the federal and provincial governments offer financial aid to students who qualify. Your government loan remains interest-free as long as you remain a full-time student. Banks and other private financial institutions also lend money to help students fund their education. Contact our Scholarships & Student Finance staff at email@example.com for more info, or contact your bank for further information on private student loans.
Apply for Scholarships Ensure you apply for as many scholarships as possible! Each year, thousands of dollars are left on the table because students didn’t apply for all available scholarships. Visit page 42 for more information.
On-Campus Housing You are considered a New University student if you: • Enter straight from high school; or • Take less than one year off following high school You can apply online to stay in the traditional-style dorms in University Hall (UHall), or one-, two- or four- bedroom apartments in Aperture Park. These are fully furnished, so expect to find a bed (with captain’s storage space), a desk and a place to hang your clothes. Satellite television, wireless internet and all utilities are included. 40
You are considered a Transfer or Mature student if you: • Enter after studying at another post-secondary institution; or • Take two or more years off following high school You can apply online to live in the four-bedroom apartments in Mount Blakiston House or the two- or four-bedroom townhomes in Siksika House, Tsuu T’ina House and Residence Village. These are fully furnished, so expect to find a bed (with captain’s storage space), a desk and a place to hang your clothes. Satellite television, wireless internet, and all utilities are also included. Siksika House also includes unfurnished two- and three-bedroom townhomes for mature or graduate students. Satellite television, wireless internet, and all utilities are included. Each townhome has its own entrance and balcony and many have views of the coulees, river and city skyline. Approved 2016/2017 fees (per semester): • New University student • Traditional: $1,348 – $2,616 • Apartment: $2,620 – $4,268 • Transfer and Mature students • Apartment/townhome (furnished): $2,716 – $4,296 • Townhome (unfurnished): $5,000 – $5,450 ulethbridge.ca/housing/upcoming-room-rates-20162017
Dining Plans We understand that this is a transition year and may be the first time you are living away from home. With a dining plan, your transition to university is likely to be smoother as you have access to nutritious meals with minimal effort. Plus, you won’t have to worry about grocery shopping, cooking every meal or doing dishes! New University students living in residence are required to purchase a Commuter or Value Plus dining plan. Here are the dining plans to choose from: Sampler: $1,665 Commuter: $3,325 (New University student option) Value Plus: $3,845 (New University student option)
Big eater? Consider one of the larger options and know you can add money at any point throughout the year. Like to cook? Consider one of the smaller options as there are shared kitchen spaces in the dorms and full kitchens in the apartment where you can prepare some food yourself. Not a first-year student? Even though all of our apartments and townhomes include a full kitchen, if you’re not interested in doing the shopping, cooking and dishes, purchase a dining plan!
Off-Campus Housing One of the benefits of living in a city divided by a river is that the entire west side, where uLethbridge is located, features extensive off-campus housing close to campus. Since the majority of our students live on the west side, it’s practically an extension of residence. When you’re out and about, you’re bound to run into other students (or even your professors) at the local grocery store, restaurant or park. The University of Lethbridge 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. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/living-off-campus Estimated Living Costs (off-campus/per month) Canadian Students Rent
* Based on shared accommodations
“The scholarships have enabled me to focus on my education and my athletics without having to work a job on the side to pay for my living and athletic expenses.” Amaka Ashiofu | Second-year BHSc Major: Public health
Early mornings, late nights. Training, practices and bus rides. Being a student athlete is demanding and time-consuming; public health student and track team member, Amaka Ashiofu wouldn’t have it any other way. “Being a student athlete has made me a better student and athlete,” she says. “Having practices every day as well as carrying a full course load has really strengthened my ability to prioritise.”
It’s a skill she will carry with her into her career. “My long-term goal is to become a public health nurse so I can help treat people while promoting the principles of public health.”
Scholarships Hundreds of scholarships, awards and bursaries are handed out to new and continuing students every year. Last year, 38% of new high school grads received a financial award averaging $1,875. Grade 11 Year
June 30: Grade 11 Merit Award $800 for average of 80% or higher in Grade 11 $500 for average of 75-79.9% in Grade 11 Note: Five Grade 11 courses are used to determine the award average and will follow the same formula as general admission (English 20-1, three academics and a fifth distinct course) *Separate online awards application required.
Grade 12 Year
December 15: Board of Governors’ Admission and Relocation Scholarships Admission: $1,000 for actual admission average of 80% or higher. Completed application for admission required by December 15 to be considered.** Relocation: Up to $500 for actual admission average of 80% or higher based on geographic region. Completed application for admission required by December 15 to be considered.** March 15: High School Entrance and Leadership Awards Up to $6,000 awarded to qualifying students *Separate online awards application required.
Transfer Student Awards
June 15: Transfer Awards Up to $1,500 awarded to qualifying new transfer students (Includes post-diploma applicants) based on varied criteria. *Separate online awards application required.
Awards Specifically for Aboriginal Students Value: $250 - $5,000 More than 20 awards are available specifically for Aboriginal students. These are granted primarily on academic achievement although other criteria may also be considered. Eligibility may vary based on the program, year of study or membership to a specific band. *Separate online awards application required.
Visit the following for more financial resources: • ammsa.com/community-access/scholarships • indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships Additional Financial Resources and Information: • ulethbridge.ca/ross/student-finance • studentaid.alberta.ca • univcan.ca • canlearn.ca • scholarshipscanada.com • yconic.com *All awards applications must be completed/submitted through the Bridge: you can access it through the uLethbridge student portal at portal.uleth.ca
**Board of Governors’ Scholarships reward applicants new to post-secondary (attending direct from high school or who have not attended any other post-secondary institutions before applying to uLethbridge) who apply early. These awards can be combined with uLethbridge High School Entrance and Leadership Scholarships and the Grade 11 Merit Award. Remember to apply early to maximize the value of your scholarships.
UL50 Golden Jubilee Awards: In celebration of uLethbridge’s 50th Anniversary, the Faculty of Arts & Science will offer a total of $50,000 in awards to new firstyear university students. Turn to the next page for more details.
Registration Day: September 8, 1971 Photo: Lethbridge Herald
A lot has changed at uLethbridge since our founding in 1967, including our registration process (thank goodness). But some things never change, including our unwavering commitment to students, our belief in the importance of liberal education and our dedication to creativity, inquiry and discovery.
There are a lot of reasons to celebrate in 2017. The Faculty of Arts & Science will offer a total of $50,000 in awards to new firstyear university students. There will be five awards worth $10,000 each given to qualifying students enrolled in a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science or bachelor of arts & science program. The students will be selected based on type of degree, high school academic performance and financial need. Priority will be given to students pursuing non-traditional fields of study and those with unique circumstances. At least one award will be given to a First Nations, MĂŠtis or Inuit student. For more information about the award including deadline, terms and how to apply visit ulethbridge.ca/future-student/ jubilee-award Our Lethbridge campus will soon be home to a new science and academic building. The Destination Project will be a place for community engagement and outreach; a place with innovation laboratories where undergraduate and graduate research opportunities develop, and knowledge moves from the lab to industry; a place that fosters the next generation of researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. This state-of-the-art facility will open in 2019. destinationproject.ca Stay up to date on all the 50th anniversary celebrations: ulethbridge.ca/50-years
Seven simple steps TO APPLY
If you are torn between more than one school, apply to all of them! It’s always better to be able to turn down an offer than to feel regret because you didn’t apply. 1. Pick a program
Variety is important, so we offer more than 150 programs for you to choose from. Learn more at ulethbridge.ca/future-student/programs Not sure what’s right for you? Let us know and we will arrange for you to be a student-for-a-day. Call 403-329-2762 or book online: ulethbridge.ca/future-student/request
2. Review the admission requirements
Find out if you have the requirements for your program of choice by visiting ulethbridge.ca/ future-student/admission-reqs If you want to double check, give us a call at 403-329-2762 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Check for any additional program requirements
Some programs have requisites in addition to the University’s general admission requirements. For example, students in the Faculty of Management must have Mathematics 30-1, and students in the Faculty of Fine Arts may need to submit a portfolio or complete an audition. Learn more about your program’s additional requirements at ulethbridge.ca/future-student/programs
“I have always had the vision of becoming an educator and uLethbridge was the best place to achieve this dream.” Shealeigh Brandford | Fifth-year BA/BEd Majors: English/English Language Arts Education
4. Apply online
It’s easy, and you’ll be one step closer to becoming a student. Visit ulethbridge.ca/future-student to submit your online application. Registrar’s Office – Admissions University of Lethbridge 4401 University Drive W. Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 Fax: 403-329-5159 Note: All completed applications submitted to uLethbridge before December 15 will automatically be considered for the Board of Governors’ Admission Award and Relocation Award, worth a maximum of $1,500.
5. Apply for residence
Our residences are in high demand, so if you’re interested, apply online as soon as possible. ulethbridge.ca/future-student/housing If you plan on living off campus, you can check out the listings on our off-campus housing website. ulethbridge.ca/offcampushousing
6. Apply for awards
We have a number of scholarships and awards with deadlines ranging from December 15 to June 30. With the exception of the Board of Governors’ Awards, all awards require a separate application. It may take a bit of effort, but you’re worth it! ulethbridge.ca/future-student/awards
7. Send us your grades
When you apply online and have been a student in Alberta, your final grades will be sent to us automatically. If you studied outside of Alberta, you will need to have your transcript sent to our Admissions office. 47
It’s your time to shine We are a community of inspiring lights who shine brighter together. We can’t wait to meet you, show you around campus and introduce you to our students, faculty and staff. Let us know when you would like to visit campus. We will help you create a schedule for your visit to campus and contact you with the details.
1. Take a campus tour One of our tour guides will show you around campus, highlighting uLethbridge’s many features and facilities. Book your tour: ulethbridge.ca/future-student/ request
2. Be a student-for-a-day We will pair you with a student volunteer in the program you’re interested in. You’ll attend classes, labs and even go for lunch, our treat. Student-for-a-day is currently available on the Lethbridge campus only. Visit: ulethbridge.ca/future-student/ request to book online.
Photo © Jaime Vedres (BFA ‘09)
3. Book an enrolment advising appointment Have all your questions about admission, programs and more answered in a one-onone session. Email email@example.com to set up a meeting. You may also want to combine a meeting with a campus tour. We would be happy to coordinate this for you — just let us know!
Enrolment Services 4401 University Drive W. Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4 403-329-2762 firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT DATES September 15
Housing applications open 1
Application deadline for spring semester (Lethbridge Campus)
Final portfolio evaluation (spring semester) 2
Application deadline for spring semester (Calgary Campus)
Early Admission deadline Board of Governorsâ€™ scholarships application deadline Early portfolio evaluation and music studio audition deadline (fall semester) 2
Application deadline for Pre-Professional Transfer Program in Engineering Application deadline for Nursing
High School Entrance and Leadership awards application deadline 1 Regular portfolio evaluation and music studio audition deadline (fall semester) 2
Final portfolio evaluation and music studio audition deadline (fall semester) 2 Transfer Awards deadline 1
General application deadline (Lethbridge Campus) Grade 11 Merit Award deadline
Application deadline (Calgary Campus)
For a complete list of dates and deadlines, please visit: ulethbridge.ca/future-student/application-dates-and-deadlines To apply for housing and awards, students must have submitted an application for admission and been issued a uLethbridge ID number 1
Find additional portfolio information and exact studio audition dates at ulethbridge.ca/finearts/admissions or email email@example.com 2