University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of March 6 to 11

Mon, 03/06/2017


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.

Native Awareness Week
Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10, various locations
Media are invited to participate in any of the activities scheduled during Native Awareness Week. Check the online schedule for further details.
Contact: Joanna Russell, 403-394-3902,

The Future of Work in Canada
Monday, March 6, 3 p.m., D634, University Hall
Dr. Richard Mueller, professor and chair of the Department of Economics, will talk about how changes to the Canadian labour market have displaced people from their jobs. Mueller will discuss Canada’s labour market in history, how it compares internationally and the future of work in Canada and Alberta.
Contact: Merle Christie, 403-329-2518,

Faculty of Social Work Annual Research Symposium
Tuesday, March 7, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., Students’ Union Ballroom
The ninth annual symposium, titled Social Work Research and Social Justice: A Call to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), explores how research in social work can align with the calls for action from the TRC. Media are invited to interview organizers during the lunch hour.
Contact: Dora Tam,, 403-849-7213 (cell)

Mark Rowlands — Bel Speaker Series
Tuesday, March 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Viewing Gallery, Galt Museum and Archives
Rowlands, author of The Philosopher and the Wolf, will talk about his life raising a wolf.
Wednesday, March 8, noon to 1:30 p.m., PE261
Rowlands will give a talk about 4E cognition, including how the idea that cognition is embodied, embedded, enacted and extended challenges some long-held notions.
Contact: Miranda Lucas, 403-329-2235,

White Ribbon Campaign
The University of Lethbridge Faculty Association’s Gender, Equity & Diversity Committee, along with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, U of L administration and the Graduate Students’ Association, will be handing out white ribbons on Wednesday, International Women’s Day, to raise awareness about violence against women. The ribbons will be available at tables in the LINC building outside the library and in the Atrium.
Contact: Nicole Eva, 403-329-2588,

The Indigenous Collective Mind
Wednesday, March 8, 3 p.m., B660 University Hall
Dr. Linda Many Guns, a professor in the Depart of Native American Studies, will talk about the collective mind, a powerful Indigenous social construct that enable everyone in an oral society to carry knowledge. The collective mind retains cultural and social memories that survive human limitations such as death and cultural genocide.
Contact: Bev Garnett, 403-380-1894,

Inaugural Undergraduate Research Colloquium
Wednesday, March 8, 4 to 6 p.m., C674, University Hall
Four political science students will present their diverse research, which includes topics like Aboriginal voter participation, trade diversification, ways of interpreting the Constitution and complex interdependence in the Arctic.
Contact: Merle Christie, 403-329-2518,

Demography of Mental Health and the Food (diet) Connection
Friday, March 10, noon to 1:30 p.m., L1102, Prentice Institute
Dr. Brenda Leung, the U of L’s Emmy Droog Chair in Complementary Alternative Healthcare, will discuss the role of changing diet in modern society on mental health and child neurocognitive development.
Contact: Nancy Metz, 403-380-1814,

Parliament: Alive or Dead?
Friday, March 10, 1 p.m., AH176, Anderson Hall
Dr. Ian Brodie, professor in the Law and Society Program at the University of Calgary and chief of staff to former prime minister Stephen Harper from 2005 to 2008, will discuss the relevance of Parliament in light of executive power in Canadian government, the topic of his upcoming book.
Contact: Merle Christie, 403-329-2518,
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Trevor Kenney, News & Information Manager
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