University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of May 8 to 14

Monday, May 8, 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.


School of Liberal Education — Edward Snowden

Tuesday, May 9, 4:30 to 9 p.m., University Theatre

Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency, will provide a virtual lecture on the state of cybersecurity and surveillance. A question-and-answer session moderated by Dr. Harold Jansen follows the lecture.

Contact: Trevor Kenney, 403-329-2710,


Lunch & Learn — Rattlesnakes

Wednesday, May 10, noon to 1 p.m.

The U of L, in partnership with the Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society, is hosting local naturalist and snake expert Ken Moore (BASC ’88) for a talk on how to have a peaceful co-existence with rattlesnakes.

Contact: Suzanne McIntosh, 403-332-5217,


Brenda Milner Lecture Series — The Addicted Brain

Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m., Lethbridge Lodge (Aspen Room)

Dr. Anthony Phillips, a renowned authority in addiction psychiatry and professor at the University of British Columbia, will be giving a free public lecture about the neurological basis of mental illness and addiction as part of the Brenda Milner Lecture Series.

Contact: Rachel Dombowsky, 780-656-5474,


En Plein Air ’17 — Buds ‘n’ Blossoms

Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage

Artists of all stripes are invited to attend the first of four open-house days scheduled for the 2017 season.  Directions to the Coutts Centre are available on the U of L Notice Board.

Contact: Jon Oxley,



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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

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