Mike Mahon
President & Vice-Chancellor
A762 University Hall

Phone: (403) 329-2201
Fax: (403) 329-2097
Email: president@uleth.ca


President's Welcome

Welcome to the University of Lethbridge, a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired teaching is emphasized within a personalized and interactive learning environment. A place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day.

We provide undergraduate and graduate programs in education, fine arts, health sciences, humanities, management, nursing, sciences, and social sciences, leading to academic degrees at the Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral levels. We offer programming at three campuses - Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton.

This year more than 8,000 students from around the world call our campuses home. Our student body has grown by 50 percent in the last 10 years, phenomenal growth among institutions in Canada. Despite this growth, we have remained true to who we are - student-focused, research-intensive, and grounded in liberal education. Our graduates face the world with confidence - not only in their educations, but their ability to succeed in their careers.

In my sixth year as President of the University of Lethbridge, I give you my personal commitment that your university will continue our commitment to the individual student and to providing each student with the most vital and engaging learning environment in the country.

I extend a personal invitation to you to visit our campuses in Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton to learn more about our university, the people who study and work here, and the more than 41,000 alumni worldwide who have contributed to our tremendous success over the last 49 years.

Position Description

The President & Vice-Chancellor has general supervision over and direction of the operation of the University [Post‐Secondary Learning Act (PSLA), Section 81 (3)]. In addition to the powers of the President as described in the Post‐Secondary Learning Act the powers, duties and functions of the President are mandated by the Board of Governors (the "Board") of the University. The President reports to and is accountable to the Board.

The President provides leadership to generate and sustain an academic and administrative vision of what the University should be that optimizes the development of the University. The President ensures that University objectives are achieved and the University’s quality and future assured. The President is responsible for carrying out all of the duties required in the capacity as President & Vice‐Chancellor with General Faculties Council (“GFC”), the Senate, The University of Lethbridge Faculty Association, other employee groups and the general public, as well as working closely with and in concert with the Board.

The President's primary responsibility is to lead the University, in an ethical, responsible, sustainable manner.

Historical Timeline

Discover a chronological history of events from 1966 to present as created by our University Archivist:

University of Lethbridge Timeline