By TREVOR KENNEY
As news reports filtered out of fire-ravaged Slave Lake, Alta., recently, tales of heroism and perseverance in the midst of personal tragedy riveted the public. The stories took on even more meaning to University of Lethbridge master’s student Ainslee Kimmel, who is completing her thesis by studying the effects of wildfire and the resiliency of people who experience its wrath.
Kimmel’s study focus is on the 2009 West Kelowna fire but she couldn’t help but draw similarities to the stories she hears about the residents of Slave Lake.
The infrastructure is in place, the expertise is on campus and the precedent has been set – so it is hardly surprising that the University of Lethbridge is formalizing its established reputation as a leader in water research with the creation of the Water Institute for Sustainable Environments (WISE).
By RICHARD WESTLUND
A couple of years ago, while at the Canadian Universities Government Relations Officers annual conference, I attended a presentation made by the University of Western Ontario and the London Chamber of Commerce about the strong partnership they enjoyed.
By BOB COONEY
University of Lethbridge students and staff are enjoying a faster delivery of Internet content on campus, thanks to Cybera’s transit exchange service.
The transit exchange provides a connection to the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX), which links to major Internet sites like Google, Microsoft and YouTube.
Dr. Heidi MacDonald (History) received an award for the best English-language academic article deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women’s and gender history by the Canadian Committee on Women’s History. Her article, Who Counts? Nuns, Work and the Census of Canada, was published in a recent issue of Histoire Sociale/Social History.
University of Lethbridge President Dr. Mike Mahon chats about what’s happening in the University community
As we approach summer and the conclusion of my first year at the University of Lethbridge, I feel it is an opportune time to look back and reflect upon all that I’ve come to appreciate here at the U of L.
By TREVOR KENNEY
Every path to a convocation procession is unique, even when it involves three siblings who are all graduating from the same discipline at the same time. Brian, Alan and Shari Ward all completed their bachelor of science (neuroscience) degrees this spring, and all three did it in their own way.
By KALI MCKAY
Lottie Austin and Dr. George Evelyn are all warmed up and ready to put on a show. As Co-Chairs for Music in the Making, a campaign for the University of Lethbridge Music Conservatory, the couple is showing thanks for the opportunities they’ve had by encouraging others to support something they love – music.