School of Liberal Education Social Justice Symposium

The third annual Social Justice Symposium will take place on Friday, September 20th (noon - 4:30 p.m.) in the Student Union ballrooms.  This year's theme is "Innovation in Social Justice".
Keynote Speaker:  Jackson Leween 2Bears (Art Department, Faculty of Fine Art)
Format:  welcome, keynote speaker, 5 short talks, followed by small group discussion
Audience:  faculty, staff, students and community members

More details will be provided as they become available.

School of Liberal Education Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Madeline Szabo.  Madline is the inaugural winner of the new School of Liberal Education Volunteer Award.  The award is given to a student with high academic standing and a strong record of volunteer activity in the community.  Click here to read more about this amazing student.

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Culture Vulture: DYE

Apr. 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Culture Vulture: DYE Saturday, April 20, 2019, 11 a.m...

First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training

Apr. 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This two-day training will provide participants with...

Spark 2019 Teaching Symposium

Apr. 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The goal of the event is to connect with all...

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Our Speaker Series: The Lib Ed Living Room

This speaker series presents broadly accessible talks on topics related to the pillars of Liberal Education.   See below for Spring 2019 events.
Inter-Cultural Competency (Join the conversation)
Panelists:  Dr. Hillary Rodrigues (Religious Studies Department); Dr. Don McIntyre (Dhillon School of Business); Imarú Baquero (International Centre); Sarah Amies (Program Director, Lethbridge Family Services - Immigrant Services)
Day/Date:  Tuesday, January 29 2019
Time:  5:00 p.m.
Location:  M-1040 (Markin Hall)
Note:  Free parking as of 5:00 p.m.

Playing Whack-A-Mole: Regulating Election Finance in Liberal Democracies
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Harold Jansen (Professor, Poliitical Science; Acting Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science)
Day/Date:  Wednesday, February 13 2019
Time:  12:00 p.m.
Location:  B-650


Friends of Liberal Education Prize Winner for 2018

The School of Liberal Education congratulates Abigail Curle,  the 2018  recipient of the Friends of Liberal Education Prize for outstanding achievement in Liberal Education 1000 or 2000. Previous winners are Cassandra Ostashek (2017) and Katherine Hatton (2016). 


Liberal Education Essay Awards

Congratulations to Dalys Fletcher and Kieran Brennan, winners of the Liberal Education Essay Prize in Spring 2017. Days Fletcher was awarded first prize of $1500  for her essay The Good Life. Kieran Brennan was awarded second prize of $500 for his essay Creativity: the Fifth Pillar of Liberal Education. Essays can be found on our Awards and Prizes page.

The Inaugural Muthada Boora Family Awards:

This prize is awarded based on grades, volunteer work, and an essay on the value of Liberal Education. The Fall 2018 winners are:

  • Mikaela Tegart (new high school entrant)
  • Blaine Primeau (new transfer student)
  • Madeline Szabo (continuing student). 

Learn more about the award winners and read their essays here!


Tagg-Yoshida Lecture Series

This lecture series presents eminent thinkers who have published profoundly exciting and challenging work, representing the breadth of knowledge inherent in a liberal education, showing how different domains of knowledge are deeply interconnected. The aim of the Lecture is to explore in an integrative interdisciplinary and critical way topical ideas that are relevant to the whole human community, in an accessible, interesting and provocative way.



U of L study tracks the evolution of bird behaviour

U of L undergraduate student finds evolutionary relationship between migration and vocal duetting in New World warblers

Dhillon School of Business Scholarship Dinner raises $30,000 for students

A scholarship from the Ralph Thrall McIntyre Ranch Scholarship Fund will be given out to a Dhillon School of Business...

Annual Art Open House celebrates 23 student award winners

Works created by advanced and senior art studio students adorned the walls of the 8th level

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