University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 3

Monday, November 28, 2016

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.


Self-Defense Workshops — Campus Women’s Centre

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., PE255

The Campus Women’s Centre is participating in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign from Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. The self-defense workshops are free.

Contact: Kristen Krein,


Bookmarks — U of L Wind Orchestra

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7:30 to 10 p.m., University Theatre

Bookmarks features the U of L Wind Orchestra, directed by Dr. Chee Meng Low, and special guests, the Lethbridge Community Silver Band and soloist Nick Sullivan on trombone.

Contact: Faculty of Fine Arts,


Movies Made by Adolescents — The Experience of Direct Video in Venezuela

Wednesday, Nov. 30, noon to 1 p.m., W401

Dr. Omar Rodriguez, a professor in the Department of Modern Languages, developed a project in Venezuela where children from low income families learned to produce short films about any aspect of their reality. With the help of a non-governmental organization, three video workshops were delivered between October 2015 and June 2016. Rodriguez will show the three short films and one short documentary that resulted from the project. Total screening time is approximately 30 minutes and Rodriguez will be available to speak to media following the session.

Contact: Omar Rodriguez, 403-332-5296,


Western Canada at War

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Dr. Foster James Penny Building,  

Drs. Amy Shaw, Kristine Alexander and Elizabeth Galway will discuss their research into how the First World War affected families in Canada, including soldiers on the front and their wives and children on the home front.

Contact: Caroline Zentner, 403-795-5403,


Pricing Carbon Dioxide: How to Bell the Carbon Cat — Special SACPA session

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324 5 St. S.

Dr. Jack Mintz, the President’s Fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, will discuss the policies governments have at their disposal to reduce carbon emissions, including regulations, green subsidies and carbon taxes. Admission is free.

Contact: Knud Peterson,


Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:30 to 10 p.m., University Theatre

The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Josh Davies, performs.

Contact: Faculty of Fine Arts, 403-329-2616,


En Plein Air 2016 — Opening reception 

Saturday, Dec. 3, 3 to 5 p.m., Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324 5 St. S.

More than 100 artists from all over southern Alberta came to the U of L’s Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage near Nanton to take part in En Plein Air 2016. Their work will be on exhibit until Dec. 23.

Contact: Art Gallery,


Global Drums

Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30 to 10 p.m., University Theatre

Global Drums, directed by Adam Mason, brings its percussive talents to the stage in a show for all ages.


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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

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