Soon, you’ll be able to get more than just academic reads at the University
The library is planning to set up a leisure reading section on level 10, purchasing a selection of best-selling fiction books that will be displayed on a revolving shelf alphabetically by author. As well, comfortable chairs will be moved from elsewhere in the library to create a cozy, relaxing area.
A group of U of L Rotaract club members were recently in Guatemala to present Roots and Wings International (RWI) with $1,000, which the not-for-profit organization used to provide Internet access to the 1,200-resident village of Pasac in Nahuala, Sololá. The charity recently constructed the first tech center in the area, where 30 computers serve 600 students and members of the community.
While in Pasac, the group stayed with local families, and truly learned what life is like in rural Guatemala.
By STACY SEGUIN
When Chelsea Matisz (BSc ’05, MSc ’09) began her academic journey at the University of Lethbridge in 2001, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to be – knowing only that she loved studying biology and was good at it. Ten years, plenty of hard work and several incredible opportunities later, Matisz is a PhD student with a passion for parasitology, ecology and evolution who has earned the distinction of being an award winning research scientist.
By WENDY FAITH
Not every university education begins after high school. There are many ways to achieve a post-secondary degree and the University of Lethbridge is home to a variety of mature students pursuing their educational goals across all disciplines.
“I may not have been able to attend university straight out of high school,” says English-Education major Alisha Sims, “but looking back I don’t think that was a bad thing.”
By BOB COONEY
It’s a tiny, plain research space, with four small workstations and no Internet access. It requires, among other things, an RCMP security clearance to access the information located within it, and has steel reinforcement built into the walls – so forget about cell phone use. Card key access is tightly controlled and someone is on-site to monitor attendance and carefully screen all notes and results that leave.
A total of 1,454 University of Lethbridge students received their degrees at the June 2-3 Spring 2011 Convocation ceremonies in the 1st Choice Savings Centre.
The following students were awarded academic medals.
Sandeepan Mishra – Gold Medal of the Governor General
Andrea Joy Glover – Silver Medal of the Governor General
More healthy food products are on the shelves because of the efforts of three Alberta food producers and University of Lethbridge researcher Dr. Roman Przybylski, (chemistry and biochemistry).
All four were recently recognized for their work with a special Premier’s Award.
By TREVOR KENNEY
To say Emmanuel Ofoegbunam (BMgt ’11) had a plan when he first left Nigeria for post-secondary studies would vastly underrate his intrepid spirit.
Now 25, a recent U of L grad and a junior accountant at Calgary’s Edon Management, Ofoegbunam’s philosophy is rooted in taking on challenges and adventures. It led him first to Malaysia to begin his education, then brought him across the world to Canada and the University of Lethbridge.
By TREVOR KENNEY
Scandinavia Tour 2011 – call it an applied study course for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer program.
The Horns just recently returned from a 10-day trip through Denmark and Sweden, an invaluable experience of exhibition matches, training opportunities and sight-seeing trips that they expect will reap dividends once the ball is again kicked closer to home this fall.