University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Feb. 6 to 11

Mon, 02/06/2017

 

The University of Lethbridge has several events lined up this week that may be of interest to your readers, viewers and listeners. Members of the media who are interested in covering these events are encouraged to contact the individual event organizer directly.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7, Andy’s Place AH100 and ULSU Ballroom
The Student Success Centre, in collaboration with the Health Centre and student volunteers, will be increasing awareness of eating disorders through several activities. At noon on Monday (AH100), Faye Craig, registered dietitian, will talk about nutrition myths. At noon on Tuesday (ULSU Ballroom), two student presentations will be highlighted—one titled Recovery Road and the other Eating Disorders: Transformation through Narcissism.
The ‘I am Enough’ information booth and campaign will be set up in the PE foyer from 10 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday.
Contact: Callista Chasse, 403-317-2862, callista.chasse@uleth.ca
 
ART NOW — Shawn Micallef
Monday, Feb. 6, noon to 12:50 p.m., Recital Hall, W570
Micallef is a weekly columnist with the Toronto Star who often comments on urban issues. He’s the author of several books, including The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure, which examines social status, leisure and work. He looks at how cities find prosperity and resilience and is interested in how technology and social media integrate into cities.
Contact: Jarrett Duncan, jarrett.duncan@uleth.ca
 
World Population Growth and Food Security: The Importance of Increasing Agricultural Productivity and International Trade.
Monday, Feb. 6, 3 to 4 p.m., D634, University Hall
Dr. Kurt Klein, the first presenter in the Economics in the Real World series, will discuss the impact of an ever-increasing human population on the demand for food. With a population of about 7.5 billion, today’s students will be helping to find ways of increasing agricultural productivity and international trade to feed the world’s people in the years to come.
Contact: Merle Christie, 403-329-2518, christie@uleth.ca
 
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Contact:
Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor
403-394-3975 or 403-795-5403 (cell)
caroline.zentner@uleth.ca