Alex Johnston Lecture Series

The Dr. Alex Johnston Lecture Series provides an opportunity for distinguished speakers to continue and expand on the research interests and writings of Dr. Johnston during his distinguished professional and retirement years in southern Alberta.  The public lectures are made possible through an endowment, in memory of Dr. Johnston, from the Lethbridge Historical Society and many individuals.  The Series is administered by the Faculty of Arts and Science, the University of Lethbridge, and the Lethbridge Historical Society.

The 2018 talk was held on November 1 at the downtown library.  Our speaker was Dr. Esyllt Jones from the University of Winnipeg.  Her talk was called “Remembering Influenza: Western Canadian Experiences During the 1918-1919 Pandemic.” This lecture will address individual, family and community responses to the 'flu pandemic, and explore how the event has been privately and publicly remembered in the context of the ‘twin horrors’ of war and disease.