Faculty of Arts & Science


Welcome to the Faculty of Arts & Science

We are the founding academic faculty at the University of Lethbridge with over 40 disciplines.

Oki, and welcome to the University of Lethbridge. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Aboriginal peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community.

The Faculty of Arts & Science offers three very diverse degree programs: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc), and Bachelor of Science (BSc). As a liberal education based system, you must select courses from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences as part of your degree program requirements. As such, you have the opportunity to study from within your areas of interest even if these areas are not part of your major. You can make your uLethbridge degree exactly that - YOUR degree - individualized to what you want to study.

Faculty News

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U of L researchers receive Canada Research Chair funding

Three University of Lethbridge researchers have received $2.4 million in new and renewed funding through the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program.

Dr. Matthew Bogard, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, has been named a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Environments. Drs. Andrew Iwaniuk, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Comparative Neuroanatomy, and Louise Barrett, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour, have received renewed funding.

Duane Rockerbie

Economic health of new CPL based on groundwork from Rockerbie

As the Canadian Premier League — Canada’s new Division II professional soccer circuit — continues to gather momentum in its inaugural season, University of Lethbridge economics professor Dr. Duane Rockerbie is justifiably proud of its success.

Rockerbie has been researching the economics of sport for the better part of two decades and in 2010, began working on the first of two reports for the Canadian Soccer Association to provide an economic analysis of the feasibility of a new Division II soccer league for the country.

Galt Museum Project

U of L students create innovative programming for Galt Museum

Two University of Lethbridge students completing Applied Studies courses have developed unique tools to help educate school children about local history.

Ashley Henrickson (MA ’19), museum educator at the Galt Museum & Archives, and Dr. Kristine Alexander, associate professor of history and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Child and Youth Studies, supervised LaRae Smith and Benjamin Weistra, both Education students, as they completed Applied Studies courses last semester. Their projects involved working with museum staff to research and produce new educational programming for school groups visiting the Galt.

Upcoming Events

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Science and Academic Building Grand Opening

Join us September 13-14 for the grand opening of our brand new Science and Academic Building! The grand opening will feature interactive exhibits from Beakerhead Creative Society, speakers and tours of the new facilities in a fun and family-friendly community event.

The building adds 36,000 sq. metres to the campus footprint, but more importantly, it helps to define the University’s direction for the future. It will advance our region and province, providing incredible opportunities for generations to come.

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PUBlic Professor Series: 5 Minute Edition

In celebration of the grand opening of the Science and Academic Building, the University of Lethbridge will bring together an assembly of influential and emerging researchers, our faculty members, for a fast and furious version of our very successful PUBlic Professor Series.

The PUBlic Professor Series: 5-minute Edition, is designed to showcase the diversity of research interests within the University in an entertaining format. Each professor will have five minutes and 20 PowerPoint slides to do a presentation on their research. The slides will automatically advance every 15 seconds, requiring the speaker to keep pace.

FREE. Everyone welcome. Seating is limited so arrive early.

Friday, September 13, 2019
Science & Academic Building (SAB) Auditorium (SA8002)

Louise Barrett

PUBlic Professor Series: Louise Barrett, Psychology

Join psychology professor, Dr. Louise Barrett, as she explores Supercharged Apes and Supersized Minds: How to Think Like an Animal.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Seeing ourselves in other animals is a very human thing to do. On the one hand, this is entirely appropriate—we are animals ourselves after all. On the other hand, it can give rise to misleading view of other species if we insist on comparing them to humans, especially as we often consider ourselves to be above the other animals: our large relative brain size, and spectacular ability to invent and use technology, seems to place at a remove from the rest of the Animal Kingdom. How best, then, to understand what it means to be human, and appreciate our place in Nature?

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