Faculty of Arts & Science


Welcome to the Faculty of Arts & Science

We are the founding academic faculty at the University of Lethbridge with over 40 disciplines.

Oki, and welcome to the University of Lethbridge. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Aboriginal peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community.

The Faculty of Arts & Science offers three very diverse degree programs: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc), and Bachelor of Science (BSc). As a liberal education based system, you must select courses from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences as part of your degree program requirements. As such, you have the opportunity to study from within your areas of interest even if these areas are not part of your major. You can make your uLethbridge degree exactly that - YOUR degree - individualized to what you want to study.

Upcoming Events

Dennis Connolly

2019 Wine & Dine: Arts & Science Scholarship Dinner

The University of Lethbridge Faculty of Arts & Science is pleased to honour mathematics professor, Dr. Dennis Connolly at its 2nd Annual Wine & Dine: Arts & Science Scholarship Dinner. 

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge
320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB

Semi-formal / Formal attire

Individual tickets are $150 | Table (8) $1,000 
(Tickets on sale until October 7)

Louise Barrett

PUBlic Professor Series: Louise Barrett, Psychology

Join psychology professor, Dr. Louise Barrett, as she explores Supercharged Apes and Supersized Minds: How to Think Like an Animal.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Seeing ourselves in other animals is a very human thing to do. On the one hand, this is entirely appropriate—we are animals ourselves after all. On the other hand, it can give rise to misleading view of other species if we insist on comparing them to humans, especially as we often consider ourselves to be above the other animals: our large relative brain size, and spectacular ability to invent and use technology, seems to place at a remove from the rest of the Animal Kingdom. How best, then, to understand what it means to be human, and appreciate our place in Nature?

F.E.L. Priestley Lecture Series

The F.E.L. Priestley Lecture Series

The F.E.L. Priestley Lecture was endowed in 1987, in memory of Professor Priestley, whose fifty-year academic career began as a teacher in a one-room school in Pine Coulee, and ended when he retired from University College, University of Toronto, in 1972.

The purpose of the lecture series is to invite internationally renowned scholars and authors to campus to further the tradition of the humane letters, in particular in the disciplines of the history of ideas, literature, philosophy, and history.

Friday, October 25, 2019
Science Commons Auditorium SA8002

Valuing Climate Loss and Damage
Andrew Light, George Mason University and the World Resources Institute

Faculty News


Opening of Science Commons ushers in new era for University of Lethbridge

Contrary to popular opinion that millennials are entitled and narcissistic, three Alberta sociologists have found that millennials are not only looking good, but may well be an upgrade on previous generations.

In their newly released book, The Millennial Mosaic (Toronto: Dundurn)Drs. Reginald Bibby, from the University of Lethbridge, and Joel Thiessen and Monetta Bailey from Calgary’s Ambrose University, team up to provide an up-to-date reading on millennials, who are Canada’s youngest adults born since the mid-1980s and now reaching their 30s.


Financial investment spurs genome sciences research in Alberta

Genome sciences and bioinformatics research in the province is getting a huge boost thanks to a $3-million investment and the establishment of BioNet Alberta, a research network featuring the University of Lethbridge, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Genome Alberta, Genome Canada, Genome Alberta and other partners.

The network is supported by Genome Canada’s Regional Priorities Partnership Program (RP3) and features a BioNet hub at each university, with the newly established Southern Alberta Genome Sciences Centre (SAGSC) at the U of L serving as the lead hub.

Artur Luczak

U of L researcher to examine if memory can trigger seizures

Thanks to a grant of more than $530,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Artur Luczak, a neuroscientist with the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, will investigate whether seizures can be triggered by memory.

Epilepsy and seizures can develop at any age and seizures affect about one per cent of people. Worldwide, more than 65 million people are affected by epilepsy. For some people with epilepsy, certain stimuli, such as flickering lights, particular sounds, specific odors or activities, evoke seizures. However, for most people with epilepsy, seizures have no identifiable triggers.

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