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I lived in UHall residence; the first day I moved in was my first day in Lethbridge. I thought of how great it would be to have had guaranteed acceptance for first years to make it easy for students like me. That, and how the hallway in UHall is such a great meeting place.
My first impressions of the U of L was in a brochure I got in high school when I was looking for a university in Alberta to attend (I am from Ontario and wanted to go to school in AB). I fell in love with the beatiful campus and it's small size, and knew I had to go there. Seeing it in person after being accepted made me love it even more! A part of me is sad that it is growing so big since I found the small size and more intimate classroom setting very appealing, but I am very happy that the U of L is doing so well and can afford to grow.
U Hall is a nice building from the other side of the coulees, but there is a disconnect architecturally. The Neuroscience building looks like Costco. Where is the quad ? Why are their parking lots in front of the buildings ?
How do you get to the top of the hill from the E part of U Hall ? Beautiful, but strange.
When I first came for my job interview, I was struck by how impressive UHall looked - I'd been primed for that, the building is iconic of 1960s Canadian modernist dreams adn ambitionss. I think it's beautiful from outside. On the other hand, when I started to be shown around, I was disappointed by the quality of public spaces, which seemed to be cavernous and uninviting (the atrium, for example) or tucked away as an afterthought along the hallways of UHall. At the time of my interview, Markin, Turcotte, the Water Building and the new Phys Ed facility were not done - even so, I was struck by how long it took to get anywhere, given the small student population and the small number of buildings. Similarly, it seemed to me that, given the amazing location and views, there was little space that invited the outside in or vice versa (the library does a good job of bringing the outside in, I must admit). I'm a patio person, and the spaces that are outside seem cold (or loud - like the patio in front of UHall positioned next to the building's exhaust system) and uninviting.
When I arrived on campus for my interview I was struck by the beauty of the surroundings - the coulees are absolutely stunning. I thought UHall was a unique building from across the river but also find it almost depressing and impractical with its stairways and LONG hallway and am glad I don't have to go there often. And my first impression of Neuroscience was the same as Steven's - Costco was exactly how I described it. I also agree that we need a quad/green space centrally - a great example of a 'central' gathering space is the University of Saskatchewan's 'bowl'.
I really like the use of space in Markin Hall and the lighting that fills this building. It is a great addition to our campus.I agreee that an outdoor central gathering space would be a great idea and support the idea of a quad/green space. We have a beautiful waking space in the 100 tree wood, but it is not used as much as one would expect, perhaps because of it's location on campus.
The Erikson building is iconic and meets with the landscape so integrally and I agree with the first comment, the hallway of the Erikson building is conducive to social and academic interactions; I've worked in a Ron Thom designed universit...y and it generated isolation rather than interaction. access to the coulees is important as is some conservation rather than the consumption of the coulees with parking lots and tall buildings.
When I arrived on campus for my interview I was struck by the beauty of the surroundings - the coulees are absolutely stunning. I thought UHall was a unique building from across the river but also find it almost depressing and impractical with its stairways and LONG hallway and am glad I don't have to go there often. And my first impression of Neuroscience was the same as Steven's - Costco was exactly how I described it. I also agree that we need a quad/green space centrally - a great example of a 'central' gathering space is the University of Saskatchewan's 'bowl'.
I was actually amazed by the vastness of the place. I know that there are other, bigger universities, but from my understanding they have buildings for each department and students generally stay in their specific departments. I like how this school uses all of its space for all of its students. (ie. just because I'm a Drama student doesn't mean I stay in the fine arts building) Just the overall scale of the school is awesome!

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WANT MORE NOMS
More Breakout Rooms.
Better Parking! (By UHALL)
Skyway from water studies to CCBN to Anderson to Markin to Turcotte so we never have to walk anywhere in the rain.
The tunnel is leaky!
How about not going $20 million over budget next time.
Why isn't Markin Hall attached with a tunnel? Stop building things like neuroscience building way out there.
If you want a Centre Hub in the school, Keep it Together!
Conctrete + Stairs
Big & a little confusing. Fun!
Better Food in Uhall I don't have time to run up to SU between classes! CJs Sucks!
FINE ARTS BUILDING LOOKS LIKE A DUNGEON
AGREED BALL PIT WEE
Yay! Mom and Dad are gone!
like high school, but more drunks
Babes x2 x3
ppl who use the elevators but do not have any disability
I will use the elevator if I damn well want to!!
LOVE THE GYM & THE WALL CLIMBING FACILITY :)
Fix the pool & steam room A.S.A.P. Thanks :)
Not enough variety in Sports
People living in Res shouldn't need to purchase a U Pass .... They don't need it!
PRETTY PLEASE- MORE SQUAT CAGES IN THE GYM ... 30 MIN WAIT NO FUN :(
TOO MANY STUDENTS TO HAVE SUCH A SMALL GYM
Post Diploma Enviro-Sci Transfer students need more geog options in spring semester
NEEDS MORE RESTAURANTS & another tim's... or Five!
AFFORDABLE FOOD :) $5.00 yogurt?!?!
Plese fix the AC and heating! I shouldn't have to wear a jacket in class.
Sodexo Stinks Food is poor quality and over priced. rip off
CJ's DISGUSTING
Parking Blows Goats!
24 Hour Library!
It's outdated
LOVE THE GYM!
Better library hourrs! Closing @6pm on Saturdays? Really ? True The gym has longer hours. Im here to learn not sweat.
24 HOUR LIBRARY
24 Hour Library
I loved campus but it seems a bit DULL So it would be a nice idea to add some color! :)
WAY TOO MUCH PARKING. CAMPUS TOO FAR FROM U. DRIVE
More Food Selection. Fuck Sodexo. 7$ for a salad? What a Joke.
Raise Money... Let people pay for a meter of plain cement + paint it!
Computer LAB in MARKIN HALL PLEASE :)
I love this campus. Seems a bit disorganized at times but ! "heart" it.
If your're going to the gym, you better be there to sweat! enough is enough
MORE VEGETARIAN OPTIONS
SODEXO IS CRIMINAL! Need to be replaced.
More options for 24 hr study + print locations. The study center in Atrium is depressing and smells like a dingy pub. I don't there.
Why is envi sci/water bldg so far away? and why is it not used vert much? Waste of money for public image?
BIGGER SIDEWALK FROM LIGHTS TO PE PARKING LOT. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S RIGHT BESIDE THE ROAD.
Lockers Markin Anderson Please!
PARKING SUX! But other than that! :)
TIMS in UHALL
TIMS in UHALL
a horrible cement maze you're dumb
More study spaces!
Better Pedestrian access to campus
Celliac = other allergy food options + guides
My fructose malabsorption sucks plz feed me
More tables everywhere:) to eat and study
A wall for Art + Graffiti