University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Feb. 21 to 25

Tue, 02/21/2017

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.                       

Reading Week Camps

Tuesday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alberta Water and Environmental Sciences Building

Students in Grades 1 to 6 will be exploring science and technology through hands-on experiments, activities and games. Youngsters will be able to build and program Lego robots, print in 3D and learn about computer coding.

Contact: Laura Keffer-Wilkes, 403-382-7121,


South Western Alberta Teachers’ Convention Association

Thursday, Feb. 23, 8 a.m. to Friday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m., various locations

The U of L welcomes teachers from across southern Alberta as it hosts the 118th annual teachers’ convention. In addition to opening- and closing-keynote speakers, a variety of engaging sessions are scheduled.

Contact: Roxane Holmes, 403-308-8761,


SACPA special evening session — At What Cost Will Renewables and Natural Gas Keep the Lights on in Alberta After Phasing Out Coal?

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m., PB210 Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324 5 St. S.

David Gray, a consumer advocate, will discuss the future of electrical utilities in Alberta, including deregulation and Power Purchase Agreements.

Contact: Trevor Kenney, 403-329-2710,


Second Nature — Helen Christou Gallery

Friday, Feb. 24, Helen Christou Gallery, Level 9 Library

Calgary artist Jennifer Wanner explores western concepts of nature through collage and stop-motion animated video. Wanner printed Internet images of the most endangered and threatened plants in Canada, cut them out from their original context and reconfigured them into a new modified plant form. She has created an individual collage for each of the provinces and territories and one for Canada that contains an at-risk plant species from each of the provinces and territories.

Contact: Art Gallery,


U of L High School Honour Band Concert

Friday, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m., University Theatre

As part of a two-day workshop, selected students from southern Alberta high schools will perform under the direction of U of L alumna, Dr. Gillian MacKay (BMus ’85), at the closing of the South Western Alberta Teachers’ Convention Association conference.

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


Culture Vulture Saturdays — Drawing the Future

Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., University Centre for the Arts atrium

Artist Ed Pien invites everyone to contribute to an upcoming exhibition about imagining a better future for the environment. He asks artists of all ages to draw their ideas about making things better for fresh water creatures.

Contact: Art Gallery,


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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

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