Elemans, Patricia Maria

Pat Elemans (BMgt ’85) obtained her degree in marketing through the then Faculty of Management, Elemans began working for the University in 1986 and undertook a variety of leadership roles, including instructor and management skills coordinator and presenter before becoming the assistant dean of undergraduate programs. Elemans also completed a master’s degree at York University. Elemans, whose hometown was Lethbridge, was at the U of L for 18 years before she joined the University of Victoria in the early 2000s to become director of their MBA program and later assistant dean in the Gustavson School of Business.


North, R. Philip M.

Phil North was the founder of North and Company LLP and the university’s third Board of Governors chair, serving in that role from 1978 to 1984. He was a driving force behind the establishment of Pronghorns hockey at the U of L and continued to support the university as a donor, advocate and friend of the community. His work throughout southern Alberta was always family focused and his contributions to building the community were significant in many respects. One example of his legacy is North and Company’s sponsorship of the annual Play Day family initiative.

The U of L recognized North with an honorary degree in 2004.


Bastien-Lopez, Krisma (Oh-as-sta-toh-kiis)

Krisma was born in Fort Macleod in 1973, and returned to the Source of Life on April 11, 2020 as a result of complications to Covid-19 in Upland, California at the age of 47.  Krisma graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science, and a Management Certificate from the Business Enterprises and Self Governing Systems of Indian, Inuit and Metis People program in the then Faculty of Management (the BESS program).  Of her many accomplishments, Krisma co-authored a book with a former Lethbridge Professor Russel Barsh entitled,Effective Negotiation by Indigenous Peoples: An Action Guide with Special Reference to North America (1997). Krisma was an outstanding student and wonderful role model for other Indigenous students.