In less than five decades, the University of Lethbridge has grown into one of Canada’s most influential research institutions.
The incredible work that takes place here each and every day would not be possible without the support of individuals and organizations that share our commitment to students and research.
The generosity of our donors increases educational opportunities for students, expands physical spaces on campus and provides necessary resources for research. Their gifts have a transformed the University and impacted communities across Alberta and around the world.
If you would like to support research at the University of Lethbridge, please contact University Advancement.
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Learn more about inspiring gifts that have transformed the U of L:
Emmy Droog Professorship on Complementary and Alternative Health Care
Southern Alberta businessman Dr. Tom Droog honoured his late wife through a gift to the U of L Faculty of Health Sciences and established the Emmy Droog Professorship on Complementary and Alternative Health Care.
Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy
In 2006, the late Dr. John Prentice and his family made an $8.25 million gift to the University of Lethbridge. This visionary gift established the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy and played a significant role in setting the U of L on course to become one of Canada’s most influential research universities.
Dr. Prentice, an agri-business entrepreneur, once said: “I have chosen to endow the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy at the University of Lethbridge because I believe that long-term demographic and economic cycles are under researched, and that improved knowledge in these areas would inform the public and cause both individuals and governments to make better decisions, thus changing the course of history for the better. I hope that the Institute will encourage people to take a more global approach when setting policy and making personal decisions.”
Although Dr. John Prentice sadly passed away in 2007, his vision lives on at the University of Lethbridge. Today the Prentice Institute has become a leading research centre, one of only a few worldwide that this focused on global population changes and the economy.
Just as his life left an everlasting, positive impact on Calgarians, Albertans and beyond, the late Dr. Harley Hotchkiss’s (LLD ’07) $1 million gift in support of brain research will leave a permanent legacy at the University of Lethbridge.
Helping advance important research at the U of L’s Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN), the gift establishes a permanent endowment in Dr. Hotchkiss’s name to support research conducted by the CCBN’s world-leading researchers. In addition, the endowment supports a lecture series that will bring prominent speakers to Alberta and provide enhanced learning and interactive opportunities with students and researchers.
The gift to the U of L is consistent with the encouragement Dr. Hotchkiss gave others about being involved in their communities. In his 2007 honorary degree address at the University of Lethbridge convocation ceremony, he stated:
“At the end of the road you will look back on how you lived your life and how you treated others. Be a contributor, and wherever you can, leave things a little better.”