Behind the University of Lethbridge stands a group of individuals and organizations committed to enhancing the student experience and furthering research.
The generosity of our donors makes it possible for the U of L to increase educational opportunities for students, expand physical spaces on campus and provide necessary resources for research.
There are a number of existing projects that could benefit from your support. In addition, the U of L is happy to work with you to develop a project that meets your individual needs.
For more information, please contact University Advancement.
Phone: (403) 329-2389
Examples of leadership gifts and what they have established at the U of L include:
To honour Dr. Gerhard Driedger’s lifelong love of history, his four children made a $100,000 donation to the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge. Half of the money will be used to support the history department for things like lectures, guest speakers and conferences. The remaining half will establish a scholarship that will be given to fourth-year history students of high academic standing, covering 50 per cent of their tuition and fees.
“My father was an orthopedic surgeon, but he always had a great interest in history and wanted to do something to promote it,” says Walter Driedger, one of Gerhard and his wife’s sons. “Fundamentally, he doesn’t want the next generation to be totally ignorant of the history of Eastern Europe.”
In honour of his late wife who passed away from cancer in 2010, southern Alberta businessman Dr. Tom Droog established the Emmy Droog Professorship on Complementary and Alternative Health Care in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the U of L. The endowed professorship, which is held by Dr. Brenda Leung, is establishing an evidence-based research program that explores the issues and care practices associated with complementary and alternative medicine while creating educational opportunities for nursing and health sciences students to integrate alternative and complimentary health into their practices.
Launched in June 2011 thanks to a generous gift from the late Dr. Jim Coutts (LLD ’12), the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage preserves and celebrates the diverse heritage that is central to the spirit of the west. This unique property enables the U of L to enhance the student experience in ways relevant to the goals and values described within the framework of a liberal education. Treating the Coutts Centre as a living classroom, students, faculty and visitors will make use of the natural setting to study the history, artwork, ecosystems and geography associated with the area.