University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Nov. 21 to 26

Mon, 11/21/2016

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 Importance of Being Earnest

Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Saturday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre

This classic comedy by Oscar Wilde has delighted audiences since it was first performed in 1895. A feast for the eyes and ears, audience members will get a dose of extravagance paired with sharp and witty dialogue.

Contact: Faculty of Fine Arts,


High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass — Water Talks

Thursday, Nov. 24, noon to 1 p.m., WE1001, Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building

In this session of the Water Talks seminar series, Snodgrass will talk about the resiliency of the High River community in response to the 2013 flood. Since he was first elected in 2013, Snodgrass has worked with town councillors, residents, business owners and town staff to build a community of creative thinkers and innovative builders.

Contact: Dr. Andreas Luek,


How Dickens Invented Christmas—and Why it Matters — PUBlic Professor Series  

Thursday, Nov. 24, 7 to 9 p.m., City Hall Atrium

Dr. Goldie Morgentaler, a U of L English professor, will discuss the forgotten history of the classic Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol. Published in 1843, A Christmas Carol was not intended to be a feel-good fairy tale but an enraged tirade against the evils of capitalism. The book was an instant success and provides an example of how great writing can influence culture and how vital literature can be to the well-being of society.

Contact: Catharine Reader, 403-382-7154,


Birth Pangs: Medical and Cultural Constructions of Female Bodies and Labour Pain in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Canada

Friday, Nov. 25, 3 to 4:30 p.m., C610, University Hall

Dr. Whitney Wood, a postdoctoral fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, will discuss how women’s bodies during pregnancy and labour were viewed in the early 1900s.

Contact: Bev Garnett, 403-380-1894,


Sure on This Shining Night — U of L Singers

Friday, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m., W570, University Recital Hall

Directed by Dr. Janet Youngdahl, the U of L Singers will perform a selection of inspiring choral works.

Contact: Faculty of Fine Arts,


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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

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