Welcome to the School of Liberal Education
The School of Liberal Education at the University of Lethbridge was established in 2017 to enhance our commitment to liberal education as the university’s foundational teaching and learning philosophy.
By fostering free inquiry and the critical interpretation of ideas, our unique four-pillar approach to liberal education enables a better understanding of experiences and a more empathetic approach to those around us. This helps our students become global citizens who think critically, communicate thoughtfully, respect creativity and act in ways that better the world around them.
"University has helped me to learn so much about myself and others. It has helped me to become more empathetic, curious and confident. I also feel comfortable asking questions and standing up for what I believe in."
Jamie Lewis | BA Student
Majors: Anthropology and Religious Studies
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Wismath appointed as first dean of School of Liberal Education
Recently named one of the most exceptional post-secondary teachers in Canada, Dr. Shelly Wismath has been appointed the first dean of the University of Lethbridge’s new School of Liberal Education.
Dr. Shelly Wismath receives prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship
Professor Dr. Shelly Wismath is one of 10 university teachers to receive the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, an award that recognizes exceptional teachers in post-secondary education.