By KALI MCKAY
For professor emeritus J-P Christopher Jackson, it was the notes on a page of sheet music that awakened a lifelong love of music, motivated a successful career at the University of Lethbridge and inspired a gift that will leave a legacy.
Growing up playing woodwinds in Oklahoma City, Jackson attended his hometown university with the intention of becoming an orchestral musician.
“However, during my undergraduate studies I did work in theory and music history and discovered my interest in music went beyond a performance level.”
By TREVOR KENNEY
International exchange student Radek Eryk Bachorz might not yet know where he’s going to end up, but it’s safe to say it’ll be an interesting ride getting there.
The 26-year-old native of Poland is completing his fourth year of study at the U of L, turning what was initially a one-year exchange opportunity into an entirely new life with no apparent boundaries.
The 2011 Fiat Lux team is ready to walk – rain or shine – to support cancer research at the Relay for Life, June 10-11 at the Victory Church grounds.
Pictured here are (back row from left): Leslie Gatner, Anne Baxter, Deirdre Coburn (captain) and Kathleen Schrage; (front row from left) Joanne Des Roche (co-captain) and Wim Chalmet. Scot Brooks and Tom Doyle are also with the group.
Dr. Lesley Brown (Kinesiology and Physical Education) was the successful candidate for the position of associate vice-president, research, and assumed the role on May 1. Brown had been serving in the role of assistant vice-president, research since January 2010.
Dr. Jan Newberry (Anthropology) has been appointed the 2011 Board of Governors’ Teaching Chair.
The President’s Award for Service Excellence is awarded annually to an administrative staff member or team in recognition of their provision of exceptional service to the University of Lethbridge and members of the University community.
Dr. Brian Black (Music), Dr. Edward Jurkowski (Music) and Dr. Emily Luce (New Media) all received internal Social Sciences Humanities Research Council grants valued at $4,500 each.
University of Lethbridge President Dr. Mike Mahon chats about what’s happening in the University community
Convocation is one of the very best times of the year for the University because it is the culmination of everything we do and represents the essence of the institution.
To use an agricultural analogy, it is our harvest, when we reap the benefits of years of nurturing and hard work and release a bright crop of graduates ready to affect the world in a positive and productive manner.
The Office of Research and Innovation Services is active in promoting the interests of the University of Lethbridge on a number of fronts. This includes ongoing support for faculty researchers and the establishment of research initiatives and partnerships at local, regional, national and international levels.
In the past year, we have seen a number of examples that highlight the behind-the-scenes work that ORIS does in supporting research interests at the University and beyond.
By BOB COONEY
University of Lethbridge Economics instructor/researcher Donna Townley spent a recent weekend in Montana doing some cross border teaching that she hopes will help the regional economy in the Flathead Valley.
Townley was outlining the benefits of improving and increasing relationships with Canadian visitors and their neighbours. The Flathead Valley is an area frequented by Canadian visitors, and encompasses Whitefish, Kalispell and other communities.