Go Far At Home

With every challenge, also come opportunities!

As always, the University of Lethbridge is committed to helping students succeed. We recognize that students have questions about what university is going to look like in the fall and we are building a plan to make sure that students are equipped to make the most of online learning. We will work with students to make the transition to both university and to online learning as seamless as we can.

Even though we may not be able to meet with you in person, we will continue to deliver the high-quality educational experience that is central to what we do in the Faculty of Arts & Science. The COVID situation is challenging, but with every challenge, also come opportunities. Our faculty will take full advantage of the opportunities that online learning can bring, such as easily bringing in guest speakers, collaborating with faculty and students at other universities, and providing lots of opportunities to interact with your classmates and instructors. It is only early days yet, but we can already see our faculty members tackling this challenge with passion, energy, and creativity. We look forward to sharing those plans with you as they materialize.

Covid19 has required us all to make significant temporary changes to how we all do things. But our commitment to excellence in teaching and to serving our students is stronger than ever. We want to reassure you that we are going to offer you the best educational experience possible and that you will be well prepared to carry through with your program once we’re able to return to our usual campus operations.

For now, our faculty and staff have thrown themselves into planning and preparing for Fall 2020. To help you prepare, they are actively hosting town hall meetings, creating summer prep courses, and recording video messages.

Advice for incoming students from third-year Shining Student, Cayley Fleischman

Recent graduate, Silva Baiton (BA '20), finished her degree during the pandemic

Advice from Shining Student Eileen Sowunmi

How is your Career Bridge team preparing for Fall 2020?

How are faculty members preparing for fall 2020?

John Eng - Chemistry & Biochemistry

John Eng, Chemistry & Biochemistry (Labs)

Biological Sciences Take Home Lab Kits - Andy Hudson & Ashley Curtis

Andy Hudson, Biological Sciences (Lab Kits)

Kevin McGeough - Geography (Archaeology)

Dr. Kevin McGeough, Geography & Environment

Information for Indigenous Studies students

Dr. Inge Genee, Indigenous Studies

Sheila McManus - History

Dr. Sheila McManus, History

Nicole Wilson - Math and Computer Science

Dr. Nicole Wilson, Mathematics & Computer Science (CompSci prep course)

Dr. Glenda Bonifacio, Chair, Department of Women & Gender Studies.

Dr. Glenda Bonifacio, Women & Gender Studies

Luz Janeth Ospina - Modern Languages and Linguistics

Luz Janeth Ospina, Modern Languages & Linguistics

Nicole Wilson - Math and Computer Science

Nicol Wilson, Mathematics & Computer Science (Math/Stat prep course)

Services for Students

If you need guidance along the way, there are many great resources, including those listed below.

Arts & Science Advising | Academic Advisors are here to help you with program decisions, course choices, and so much more.

Career Bridge | Do you wonder where your degree will take you? Explore co-op and applied studies jobs in your field of study, gain hands-on experience related to your degree and discover your passion. Our career development team empowers students and graduates in their career decision-making by providing one-on-one career coaching, events and resources.

Counselling Services | Offers no-cost counselling to all students. Individual counselling is confidential and can help students with a variety of personal issues including adjusting to university life, anxiety, relationship issues and more.

Registrar’s Office | The Registrar’s Office serves students in a number of ways including admissions, course registration and timetabling, student records, academic calendar & program planning guides, transcripts and more!

Indigenous Student Affairs | Indigenous Student Affairs’ primary role is to guide, encourage, and empower students in the University environment. Oki, the Iikaisskini Gathering Place are still here to support all Indigenous students in a virtual way. Although our office is closed, we are still available by email at lindi.shade@uleth.ca.

Writing Centre | Provides students from all disciplines with practical writing support that supplements in-class instruction and helps students understand a wide variety of writing assignments including research papers, summaries, critical essays, literature reviews, annotated bibliographies and lab reports.

Student Success Centre | Offers programming designed to support your success as a student, with a focus on three areas; study skills & learning strategies, tutoring and mental health. This group has set up a great resource for online learning, and we encourage you to check it out.

Accommodated Learning Centre | Connect with the ALC if you have the need for accommodation.

Town Hall Meetings

Departments within the Faculty of Arts & Science are holding town hall meetings with students about what fall looks like if most of our teaching is online. These meetings will provide students with an opportunity to meet faculty and other students, and ask specific questions about their programs and their courses. These sessions will be hosted on Zoom and invitations to attend have been, or will be, sent out to all students registered in a relevant class in fall 2020 as well as all associated majors and minors. Students interested in one of the sessions listed below who did not receive an invitation, please email us for the Zoom ID.

This page will be updated as new town halls are set up, but for now, here is the list:

  • July 3 10-11AM | Indigenous Studies Town Hall
  • July 6 2-3:30PM | Computer Science Town Hall
    Note: In addition to the town hall, computer science is offering a prep course that will really help students prepare for fall CPSC classes. Registration opens on July 7th and you can find out more here.
  • July 7 10AM | Kinesiology & Physical Education Town Hall (Contact: Ilsa Wong)
  • July 7 2-3:30PM | Mathematics AND Applied Statistics Town Hall
  • July 8 1PM | Kinesiology & Physical Education Town Hall (Contact: Ilsa Wong)
  • July 9 3-4PM | Sociology Town Hall (Audio Transcript Below)

  • July 9 7PM | Kinesiology & Physical Education Town Hall (Contact: Ilsa Wong)
  • July 16 1-3PM | Women & Gender Studies Town Hall
  • July 16 1PM | Modern Languages & Linguistics

  • July 16 3-4PM | Indigenous Studies Town Hall

  • July 20 1-3PM | History Town Hall (FALL 2020 FAQ)
  • July 20 4-5PM | Geography & Environment Town Hall (Audio Transcript Below)

  • July 21 4-5PM | Geography & Environment Town Hall (Audio Transcript Below)

  • July 28 1-2PM | Anthropology Town Hall
Summer Prep Course(s)
Summer course to prep for Fall Computer Science courses
You are invited to join the Fall 2020 CPSC prep course, CPSC1111: Practice space.

This is a non-credit, self-paced course offered by Nicole Wilson, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science.

Intended Students:

Anyone taking a CPSC course in Fall 2020 who would like to do any of the following:

  • Find out which tools we will be using for on-line assignment completion and submission.
  • Practice writing and submitting code in this new environment.
  • Receive feedback on their coding practices, appropriate to the highest level course they have completed at the U of L out of CPSC1620, CPSC2620, or CPSC2720.

Check out this video, where Nicole Wilson explains a bit more about the course.

Registration opens July 7th

To register, self-enroll in the moodle course. Then follow the directions in the section entitled “Student-Participant Directions”

Questions? Contact Nicole.

Summer course to prep for Fall Math & Stat courses

You are invited to join the Fall 2020 MATH/STAT prep course, MaSt1111: Practice space.
This is a non-credit, self-paced course offered by Nicole Wilson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Intended Students:

Anyone taking a MATH or STAT course in Fall 2020 who would like to do any of the following:

  • Find out which tools we will be using for on-line assignment completion and submission
  • Practice writing and submitting exercises in this new environment.
  • Receive feedback on practice exercises.
  • Join the weekly audio/text chat on Thursday afternoons from 1:00PM to 4:30PM.

Check out this video, where Nicole Wilson explains more about the course.

Registration opened today, July 22th

To register, self-enroll in the moodle course. Then follow the directions in the section entitled “Directions – Start Here.”

Questions? Contact Nicole.