Who We Are

A Board-governed public university functioning under Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act, the University of Lethbridge is a premier institution of higher education and research. A comprehensive university founded on the principles of liberal education, the U of L emphasizes inspiring teaching, a personalized and interactive learning environment, and student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research.

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 targeted programming at our campuses in Calgary and Edmonton and through distance delivery. The University collaborates with FNMI1 peoples to develop programs that are relevant and accessible to them.

The University of Lethbridge fosters an environment that meets the educational and personal needs of students through excellent teaching, exposure to research, interaction with professors and instructors, academic advising, counseling, and cultural, recreational and extracurricular programs. We value and support many approaches to teaching and learning, and strive to be a leader in using teaching tools, techniques, and technologies to facilitate, ameliorate, and refine the educational experience.

We establish and sustain facilities for pursuing original research and creative activities, and conduct research in all disciplines, developing and sustaining centres of research excellence in areas where we have special expertise or that have particular relevance to the region.

We build mutually supportive relationships and partnerships with governments, institutions, communities, organizations, and individuals, to evolve and improve the value of the University to the region, the province, the country, and the world.