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shining students 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.”

University of Lethbridge 2017/18 Viewbook  
University of Lethbridge 2017/18 Viewbook