By fostering free inquiry and the critical interpretation of ideas, our unique approach to liberal education creates better understanding of experiences and empathy for those around us. This helps our students become global citizens who think critically, communicate thoughtfully, respect creativity and act in ways that better the world around them.
When the Syrian refugee crisis erupted last year, a group of U of L students joined efforts to form a World University Service Canada committee. In just four months, they elected an executive and raised $26,000 to bring a refugee student to the University for one year. Since then, these students have gone on to make this charitable endeavour a permanent program at the U of L. With support from the student body, a small fee was added to tuition each semester, which will bring a refugee student to our campus each year beginning this fall.
"The University of Lethbridge has helped me to learn so much about myself and others. It has helped me become more empathetic, curious and confident. I also feel comfortable asking questions and standing up for what I believe in." - Jamie Lewis, BA student