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.
Consent: Always Get It — Preventing Sexual Violence Awareness Week
Monday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 28, various times and locations
The Preventing Sexual Violence Action Committee, in partnership with community members, will provide a variety of activities throughout the week to educate and raise awareness about safe and healthy relationships.
Contact: Megan Kienzle, 403-329-2187, email@example.com
Humans vs Zombies
Monday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m. to Friday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m., U of L campus
They’re at it again! The U of L Students’ Union is hosting the pathogen-infused game that sees all players start out as Humans, with the exception of ‘Patient Zero,’ the first Zombie, who, in this year’s game, is the result of a chemical accident gone wrong. Patient Zero has escaped the ULSU and every Human tagged by Patient Zero becomes infected and turns into a Zombie. Humans must complete various on-campus missions to contain the outbreak, while trying not to become infected themselves. This fun event is designed to provide some stress relief from mid-semester academic demands.
Contact: Riley Miller, 403-332-5221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Balance Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m., 1st Choice Savings Centre, indoor track area
More than 60 exhibitors showcasing health and wellness resources will be on hand to increase awareness about ways to optimize well-being, both personally and professionally. An influenza immunization clinic, therapy dogs, a self-defense demonstration, the Taiko Community Drummers, prizes and much more will be available.
Contact: Suzanne McIntosh, 403-332-5217, email@example.com
Opening receptions — Trash Talk & Kepler’s Klepper and The Underwater Pinhole Photography Project
Thursday, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m., Main Gallery
In Trash Talk (Helen Christou Gallery), local artist Maria Madacky, in connection with U of L Facilities, created sketches at recycling sites on campus and discussed issues around waste reduction and processing. The U of L recently implemented composting and expanded its recycling. Madacky, through her drawings, photos, sculpture and documentation, wants to engage people in the issues related to garbage disposal, recycling and sustainability. In the Kepler’s Klepper exhibit (Main Gallery), artist Donald Lawrence has recorded and observed the British Columbian and Tasmanian coasts with his low-tech photographic devices, including a folding Klepper kayak modified to become a camera obscura.
Contact: Art Gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org
Are the Liberals Really Canada’s Governing Party? — Department of Political Science public lecture
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m., Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324-5 St. S.
Guest speaker, Dr. Kenneth Carty, professor emeritus of political science at UBC and author of Big Tent Politics, has been primarily concerned with political parties and electoral systems and has published widely on politics in Europe, Canada and Australia.
Contact: Harold Jansen, email@example.com
Erna Paris — The F.E.L. Priestley Lecture Series
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., PE250
Erna Paris has been described as one of Canada’s leading human rights commentators and activists. The award-winning author of seven works of literary non-fiction, including The Long Shadow: Truth, Lies, and History, will talk about why multiculturalism matters. As wars and climate change create major population displacements, multicultural policies need constant reinforcing. In some areas, refugees are being rejected on the grounds of religion and ethnicity and, using a historical lens, Paris will discuss how the rejection happens, where it leads and how it pertains to today.
Contact: Catharine Reader, 403-382-7154, firstname.lastname@example.org
What does Early Childhood Education and Care have to do with Global Political Economy? — The Prentice Institute Brown Bag Series
Friday, Oct. 28, noon – 1:30 p.m., Library, L1102
Dr. Jan Newberry, a U of L anthropology professor, will discuss the evolution of early childhood education and development programs around the world and how they connect education enterprise, brain science and community-led development.
Contact: Nancy Metz, 403-380-1814, email@example.com
2016 Cor Van Raay Agribusiness Case Competition
Friday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. to Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 p.m., Markin Hall and Lethbridge College
Co-hosted by Lethbridge College and the U of L, the case competition will have competing teams analyze a written case, create and present solutions to a panel of judges to demonstrate their understanding of agriculture and agribusiness.
Contact: Colin Stevenson, 403-332-4419, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Beggar’s Opera
Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 to 10 p.m., David Spinks Theatre
The Beggar’s Opera became a sensation in 1728 and nearly 300 years later, it can still hold the stage. Its hummable tunes and fast-paced satirical plot held a mirror up to ordinary people and helped point the way to the musical comedy of today.
Contact: Faculty of Fine Arts, email@example.com
Crossing Boundaries: Technology in the Arts — symposium
Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, various times and locations
The symposium brings together established and emerging innovators from the creative fields for presentations, demonstrations, displays and performances. The schedule includes guest speakers Nora Young, host of Spark on CBC Radio and author of The Virtual Self, Jason E. Lewis, a digital media poet, artist and software designer, and Barbara Maria Stafford, a writer and curator.
Contact: Fine Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org
U of L Art Collection Tour
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Main Gallery
Kirsten Meiszinger, a Museum Studies intern, has curated a collection of U of L artworks based on the University’s upcoming 50th anniversary. Everyone is welcome and the tour is also for artists interested in participating in the 50 art+people=x, a curated exhibition now seeking submissions to celebrate the U of L’s 50th anniversary.
Contact: Art Gallery, email@example.com
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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor
403-394-3975 or 403-795-5403 (cell)