Since its founding in 1967, the University of Lethbridge has evolved from a small and very successful primarily undergraduate university to a research-intensive, comprehensive university with a focus on both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Today the University of Lethbridge provides a personal, supportive learning environment for approximately 8,400 students. The U of L offers relevant, progressive programs and more than 150 degree/program options through six Faculties and Schools – Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Management and Graduate Studies. Undergraduate and graduate students alike learn with inspired scholars who combine teaching, creativity and research.
The strong tradition of research excellence at the U of L has secured the institution’s place as one of Alberta’s three research universities. The U of L is the home of the Canadian Centre for Neuroscience (CCBN) and the inaugural Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Polaris Award; the Alberta Institute for Epigenetics; the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy; the Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building (AWESB); and many of Canada’s brightest minds and most accomplished researchers.
Each year, the U of L welcomes the community to campus during its many performing arts events. The U of L is also recognized on the international stage for its outstanding art collection, which is one of the most significant collections in Canada.
Recently, the U of L proudly opened Markin Hall, home to the Faculties of Health Sciences and Management. The U of L campus has grown greatly over the last 45 years with recent additions such as the Community Sports Stadium, the U of L Daycare, the expanded Turcotte Hall and CCBN, the AWESB and the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness.
Although campus has changed and dramatically transformed the city’s skyline, the U of L remains true to its roots – student-focused, research-intensive, grounded in liberal education, and committed to providing each and every student with the most vital and engaging learning environment in Canada.