News & Notes for January 2007
News & Notes for January 2007

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January 1, 2007


Nominate a Teacher or Researcher

The U of L is calling for nominations for its 2007 teaching and research awards. The Distinguished Teaching Award is open to all full- and part-time members of the academic staff who have taught during some part of the 2006/2007 academic year. It recognizes the central importance of teaching to the philosophy and goals of the University of Lethbridge and is given to provide recognition to those members of the academic staff who excel in teaching. Each year the selection committee selects a member of the academic staff for the award. It consists of a medal and certificate presented to the recipient at Convocation. The deadline date for nominations is Feb. 9, 2007.

The Ingrid Speaker Medal for Distinguished Research, Scholarship or Performance is open to all full- and part-time members of the academic staff currently employed at the University of Lethbridge – or in the case of retired academic staff members, to those who have a contract agreement with the University. The Ingrid Speaker Medal Endowment is an endowment fund to award medals for distinguished research, scholarship or performance by a member of the academic staff. The medal may be awarded at spring or fall Convocation. The deadline date for nominations is Feb. 28, 2007. Nomination forms for both awards are available from the President’s Office, which can be reached by phone at 403-329-2201 or online at:

Rotaract Club Fundraiser for School in Burkina Faso on Jan. 13

On Saturday, Jan. 13, the University of Lethbridge Rotaract Club will be holding a benefit dinner and silent auction at the Lethbridge Lodge. The dinner will be a joint project between the Rotaract Club and the Bridges of Hope Foundation with proceeds going towards the Boura Stanley David King Primary School in Burkina Faso. The primary school will provide education to children in the Boura region. This school currently has 100 Grade 1 students, but there are more than 1,000 eligible children in the area.

The goal of the Bridges of Hope Foundation is to add one more grade of 160 students each year until 2011, when it is hoped that the school will be able to educate 960 children. To achieve this goal, funds are needed to finish the development of the school building, provide furnishings and fit a water well with a pump. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each or $350 for a table of eight. Please contact the University of Lethbridge Rotaract Club at for tickets or additional information.

Journal Highlights U of L Alumni Around the World

The fall 2006 issue of the U of L alumni magazine, the Journal, made its way to 17,750 alumni last December. This issue continues to showcase the important contributions that U of L alumni are making, and it includes a special feature that illustrates where our alumni are living around the world. Whether near or far, learn how alumni such as Raymond Soo (BMgt ’90) in Malaysia continue to maintain close ties with the U of L and their classmates.

Closer to campus, Calgary is home to more than 3,700 U of L alumni, including Margie Gal (BMgt ’90), vice-president and director of finance at FirstEnergy Capital Corp., and Emily Malcolm (BSc ’02), a member of the 2007 Canadian women’s skeleton team. The Journal is On Location to discover how these alumni got on the fast track to success in the accounting profession and the sport of skeleton, respectively.

Telling the U of L’s story through its employees, the Through the Aperture section profiles Fred Greene (BA ’98), administrative manager, U of L Art Gallery; Pat Tanaka (BASc ’81), director, Career and Employment Services; and Laurel Corbiere, who has recently been promoted to manager of the International Centre for Students.

The U of L Journal is distributed to the Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton campuses via campus mail and is available online at To request a copy or share an alumni story idea for a future issue, please contact Alumni Relations Officer Jaime Morasch at 403-317-2825 or e-mail

U of L Communications and Public Relations Contact:
Communications and PR Officer (403) 382-7173

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