Campus Life

SWATCA descends upon U of L

While there is a distinct lack of students on campus this week, the University of Lethbridge will be teeming with teachers over the next two days as the South Western Alberta Teachers' Convention Association (SWATCA) holds its 110th Annual Teachers' Convention Thursday and Friday.

Reading week sees the U of L campus deserted by its students, providing the perfect backdrop for SWATCA's appearance. The theme for this year's convention is "Teaching Through the Time Machine."

A conference-at-a-glance website, which contains extensive information about the sessions, speakers and room locations, is available here for reference:,com_wrapper/Itemid,55/

Keynote speakers for the two-day event include the following:

Ben Mikaelsen, Thursday, Feb. 19
Create positive children in a negative world

Steve Brinder, Friday, Feb. 20
Tales from the Classroom: Surviving Teaching With A Sense Of Humour

Dr. Stephen Murgatroyd, Friday, Feb. 20
Giving Schools Back to Teachers

General contact information for the conference organizing group is available at the following website: