University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Nov. 14 to 19

Monday, November 14, 2016

The University of Lethbridge has a number of 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.


The Living Library: Celebrating International Education Week

Monday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., near the Library entrance

Instead of the traditional book lending, a living library gives people the chance to borrow a person for a conversation. This year’s Living Library gives visitors the chance to learn about Afghanistan, China, Ecuador, India, Japan, Mexico and South Korea from U of L international students.

Contact: Jesse Malinsky,


ART NOW — Kazumi Marthiensen

Monday, Nov. 14, noon to 12:50 p.m., Recital Hall, W570

Originally from Okinawa, Japan, Kazumi Marthiensen rediscovered her heritage when she immigrated to Canada in 1999. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from the U of L. In this presentation, Marthiensen will talk about her cultural and educational background, and how historical events and current issues surrounding the U.S. military presence in Okinawa are reflected in her exhibition work.

Contact: Jarrett Duncan,


Architecture & Design NOW — Jerry Firth

Monday, Nov. 14, 6:15 p.m., L1060, Library

Jerry Firth is the Neighbourhood Development Coordinator for the City of Lethbridge who oversees the Beyond Your Front Door initiative. The initiative encourages citizen engagement to create welcoming and inclusive neighbourhoods in Lethbridge and develop spaces that encourage active community connections. Firth’s talk will focus on the social places and spaces within our neighbourhoods.

Contact: Jarrett Duncan,


The Pretty GOOD Show — Ivan Coyote & Vivek Shraya

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Galt Museum

Ivan Coyote is a seasoned performer who is the award-winning author of 10 books and the creator of four short films, along with three CDs that combine storytelling with music. Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based artist whose work includes several albums, films and books. She is half of the music duo ‘Too Attached’ and the associate editor of ‘Heartbeats,’ a website that features racialized artists and stories. The two artists will revisit family origins, sing about scars and skeletons and perform new material.

This free event is sponsored by OUTreach, LPIRG, Campus Women’s Centre, and more.

Contact: Kristin Krein, 403-329-2094,


Una Ridley Lecture: Writing as a Form of Righting: Truth, Reconciliation, Poetics, and New Forms of Research Representations (Geo-Graphing) in Colonial Canada

Thursday, Nov. 17, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Ballroom A, Students’ Union Building

Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, a professor in the Northern Medical Program at UNBC, conducts research on colonialism in British Columbia. She examines the connections between historical and contemporary colonial activities and the health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Contact: Sharon Lawson, 403-329-2699,


Prentice Institute Brown Bag Series — Intergenerational Transmission of Stress Triggers

Friday, Nov. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m., Room L1102, Prentice Boardroom, Library

Dr. John Ziker, visiting Fulbright Scholar from Boise State University, will talk about how childhood conditions affect life cycle development and reproduction and the degree to which poor early life conditions are passed on to the next generation.

Contact: Nancy Metz, 403–380–1814,


The Aftermath: What Happened and What’s Next for the United States

Friday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., University Hall, C610

The Association of Political Science Students is sponsoring a panel discussion on Donald Trump’s lack of public service experience and what it means for the U.S., Canada and the rest of the world. The discussion will be led by three U of L political science professors, including Drs. Alan Siaroff, Geoffrey Hale and John von Heyking. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Contact: Keenan J. Geib,


Relay For Life 2016

Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 a.m., 1st Choice Savings Centre

The U of L Cancer Awareness Club is hosting the 6th annual Relay For Life to raise funds for cancer research and support programs for people living with cancer.

Contact: Amy Henrickson, 403–501–4740


Culture Vulture Saturdays — Delights of Seeing

Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Atrium, University Hall

This session is devoted to exploring different ways of seeing, like how a pile of trash could be turned into a surreal sculpture or drawing in reverse.

Contact: Art Gallery,


Petulant Pixels opening reception — juried exhibition of student digital art and new media artistry

Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 to 9 p.m., Dr. Foster James Penny Building Gallery, 324 5 St. S.

This exhibition showcases digital works by students, including digital art, short animations and programs. The exhibit runs from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday until Nov. 24.

Contact: Faculty of Fine Arts, 403–329–2227,


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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

403-394-3975 or 403-795-5403 (cell)