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Spent 7 years on campus, I loved my time there. However, it was the clubs that primarily drove what accounted for campus life and even then the layout was not primarily focused to servicing them (not that its a fault).

To me the main developments which I would like to see are ones that increase the enjoyment of campus life during the winter months (the summer is amazing there but oft not seen for a good portion of the fall/summer semesters).

What would be nice to see to increase quality of life during those months:
- more green walls (plants) there is one (or two?) on campus and they where great relaxing student when it was -20 with the wind blowing outside.
- stop removing the computer labs or vastly increase laptop viability on campus -> more desks with plugs built in and more consistent wifi providers.
- Remove sudexo... its hard to believe still there is not a more cost effective method in Lethbridge that provides healthy and cost effective meals
- campus village extension to include a corner store?
I agree with the need for more green space - the U of L actually does a decent job of this already, but it should be kept in mind going forward and improved upon even more.
Ive enjoyed seeing common areas for students to meet and sit, talk, work on projects, etc., expand over my degree, and that enriches student life for sure. Funding for projects that directly enhance student life is key, and we've seen that increase via the budget for the office of recruitment and student life, continuing that trend (and continuing to hire students) will be crucial to maintain a high water mark of enrolment. The students union and club of the ULSU will be important in forwarding ideas that will enhance student life, and maintaining a close connection and ear to the ground so to speak will be important as well. Continuing the funding for Quality Initiative Proposals is crucial to allow events like Fresh Fest and academic-related awareness weeks to gain momentum.
I lived off campus so can't offer much in the way of students living in residence and needing social enrichment, but the one thing I noticed that was severely lacking is entertainment. One of the things I was looking forward to in university was seeing all the live bands that toured the college scene, and there was very few that went to the Zoo, and one of two that I went to was cancelled and not rescheduled. I realize it is probably the responsibility of the student's union to bring the acts in, but having more entertainment would probably be a plus for students who want to do more than drink in their off time. I remember there being lots going on in the Atrium during the day, which was great but it was occasionally hard to study with all the noise. I agree with the above people talking about green spaces; the U of L has lots of places outside and a few inside, but more is always better:>). Perhaps a more larger, more comfortable/quiet place for studying is needed? I remember there being lots of small places, but somewhere off the beaten path where there is less noise and traffic would've been nice.
One more thing; it might have changed now, but being a vegetarian and very health-conscience I often found it hard to eat in the cafeteria so that is something that could use some work if it hasn't already.
better food would be a vast improvement, perhaps students might be more inclined to stay on campus; I'd like to see a commitment to more local food, vegetarian options, etc..; at Trent students started their own vegetarian restaurant named Seasons, via a food-club format and that has proven to be one of the most popular gathering spaces on campus--they also grow food in the summer on campus and those vegetables are used for winter restaurant production. transportation too and from the university other than by car needs improvement.

Whiteboard

Creation of a "Quad" Area with tables outside to study in nice weather

Creation of a "Quad" Area with tables outside to study in nice weather

actually we need more places to nap!We're all overworked and tired.Tell security not to wake us up when we're sleepin!

Tazo tea in CJs

Better/More parking for U-Hall

Sodexu Sucks

I AGREE (to the above comment about Sodexo) - healthier places to eat

COFFEE /TEA VENDING MACHINE -TOO MANY NIGHTS HERE AFTER TIMS +COFFEE HOUSE CLOSES

MORE PLACES TO EAT (Subway starbucks Timmies etc...)

Text books that can be bought for Ipads

You need a cafeteria with real dishes, not styrofoam.It is absolutely hypocritical for a university , an institution that claims to be on the leading edge of knowledge, to be knowingly harming the environment

Healthier, less expensive food!

CJ's sucks!!! No more greasy junk food
Computer plug-ins in more classrooms - I second that remark - I third it!
WANT MOAR NOMS!
WIRELESS, WIFI PRINTING
Yes, campus is great, but it could use some improvementc eg.
-more places to eat
-more 2nd + yr housing (eg. Townhouses) to encourage community
-"hanging out" places
This place smells like shit
CJ's deep fries everything :( Has no flavor!
Better Places to eat Food CJ's blows
WARM UP THE CEMENT INTERIOR
Get another Fiv Tim Hortons! (or a real cafe)
Automated temperature controlls.Seriously what F'n year is this?
Just give us the U-pass but with the option to opt out if you want to drive, no special circumstances.No referendum!
softer toilet paper/ Paper-towels a drinking fountain right here!
Parking pass should be included in the tuition.First come first serve.
More Hammicks
pimping break room in the libraryRed bull on tap!
24 hour library access! Please
Better Pavement for roller blades & path so dont have to get hit by cars!!
U-PASS - No
loose Sodexo
on line payment method for Bridgebucks
starbucks kiosk
New/Renovate 24 hour Study Center
Hot water taps around campus
The campus is great, if only we had students weh weren't cheap and would cough up the $155.00 for the Upass
Yes for U-Pass
TEMP CONTROL IN MARIN HALL ITS FREEZING!!

More sports teams!Football, volleyball ect.We lack in CanWest!

Very BOARING UNI.NO ACTIVITIESLEARN FROM OTHER UNI'S
Toilet Paper thet is useable!
20% MOAR PONIES
Give Jay Gamble TENURE!He's the best and most abused proff.At this institution.
MORE MURALS
Stop being Stingy!
I DONT WANT TO walk across town to get to my car!Parking Closer to Uhall Please
More Power Plugs
More Power plugs ESPECIALLY IN CLASSROOMSUpassNow!
Comfy napping areas around campus
A Greater emphasis on "LEARNING" instead of "completion of assignment
Shuttle Bus from Lot M to Uhall
Computer labs in Markin!We shouldn't have to go to AH to Print!
No Sodexo that unhealthy meal plan monopoly is too much.
I feel the terms of the SODEXO Contract are excessive.They have too much of a monopoly.
Different Door Handles MPE
More Pay and Park
Let PEOPLE determine pathways
where people walk and naturally
make pathways - Listen to that.The campus is fine as it is just don't block off where people are walking.There's a reason for it.
Parking is a nightmare-more walkable, bikeable busable campus is better.
Softer chairs
Teachers who can speak English!
Automatic hand driers that actually dry your hands.
MORE MICROWAVESI CANT AFFORD TO EAT ON CAMPUS EVERY DAY.
SOUNDS LIKE STUDENTS ARE #1 HUNGRY #2 COLDSOUNDS LIKE A SHELTER NOT A SCHOOL.
Bookstore is TOO ExpensiveShould be able to get more $ for selling our used textbooks.We spend 90 and get 20?No thanks...
The bike lockers were an excelent idea.I feel this service could be expanded to include more lockers , or spread around campus to offer more chances to park closer to the building you are studying in.
Food Cards with no clip!!WTF HAX
One massive calendar that has all workshops, guest lectures, and club events. This is a happening uni, but no one knows what's going on or where to look!
U Hall is Depressing and always will be.Destroy it and well never have to walk down the hill again.
Dual Monitors in W518
Gluten Free options! LABEL
More eating options for Meal Plan people
MORE VEGETARIAN OPTIONS PLEASE!
Wireless internet that actually works
I Love This School
FROM A GRAD 2000 - THE PLACE HAS REALLY CHANGED IN 10 YEARS.BRAVO!
More Study areas with comfy couches and MORE PRINT STATIONS
Better Stronger Wi-Fi Everywhere! (Faster)
Yup.I love the library study rooms & that they are equiped with projectors & whiteboards
Events that get held are too spread out.(sometimes the atrium , PE building, etc.Build a center where everyone goes.
Parking by Markin
Korean Language Class!Mahon hear us!
KOREAN LANG CALSS!YES!! X infinity
Something open at 7 am to eat BreakfastHave you heard of that term?
Denny's on Campus... Accept Food CARD
Plug ins in classrooms
More Plug ins!
FREAKING OFFER IS Courses in Both Semesters
No Sodexo
Better Parking for FA Building
PLEASE REPLACE SODEXO. Example-Today I paidjust over $7 for some cold rice & a small piece of chicken that was 80% bone.If it was a restaurant, it would have gone out of business long ago.Criminal.
An A and W would be nice
nicer scenery - Maybe some plants, bright colours, better lighting, comfy places to sit.Easier to Relax
More Laptops(and outlets to plug them in)
There are too many couches and other seating areas with no plugs (including Mr Sub area :(
Less Sodexo more Parking
More Plugins in classrooms
Fix the internet
New Media Programs in the Library
Not so spread outNicer architecture ( like Uhall)
Lights that work in parkin lots & quieter/shorter alarm in library
Bring back everyone paying bus pass in tuition
"Hangout" spot -More Food -Less Sodexo FiRE THEM!
More Microwaves
More comfy chairs to nap in
Need more comfy atmosphere - not so much concrete
Better access for disabilities
prettier colors :)
24 hour library Now!
More and Better Places to eat.
24 HOUR LIBRARY!
QUIET COMFY STUDY SPACES W/ WI FI & PLUGINS
More AC Plug-ins in classrooms
24 hour coffee