The University of Lethbridge’s Arthur Erickson-designed University Hall is surrounded by green hills that make it look like a ship amid an emerald ocean—fitting for a school that is always charting new territory. The university-wide Agility initiative prepares students for 21st-century careers through hands-on workshops, innovation zones equipped with cutting-edge tools and resources, and scholarships and research grants that can ignite ideas and help bring them to life. Lethbridge has star academics working in niche areas, and classes are small enough that undergrads can share in professors’ discoveries. Students regularly excel in the International Genetically Engineered Machine contest, where they tackle issues related to the environment, health and agriculture through the application of synthetic biology.
A new science and academic building for research and community outreach will open for classes in fall 2019. Lethbridge has roots as a liberal arts university and fosters an impressive fine arts community. Students in the Dhillon School of Business have a high-tech trading ﬂoor and a spacious team workspace in modern Markin Hall. President Mike Mahon envisions Lethbridge as a “destination university” where students from across Canada and around the world attend the university’s campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary.
• Niitsitapi Teacher Education: Prepares students for teaching within the Blackfoot culture and addresses such topics as Blackfoot language, values and ways of knowing.
• Biochemistry: In this interdisciplinary program, students can focus on areas such as medical biochemistry, RNA bioengineering and bioinformatics; offers experiential learning and research opportunities.
• Therapeutic Recreation: Students learn a holistic approach to wellness, focusing on recreational methods to help those with cognitive, physical, emotional and social limitations gain independence and improve their overall wellness.
• Application of Blockchain to Business: Introduces students to blockchain concepts and tools developed and applied to business; draws on case studies and practical problems.
• The Social Context of Addiction: A Canadian and Hong Kong Comparison: Conducted online with faculty and students from Hong Kong; compares the role cultural context plays in the development and rehabilitation of addiction in Canada and Hong Kong.
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 65% · Science: 65% · Commerce: 65%
Undergraduates: Full-time: 7,152 · Part-time: 808
Graduates: Full-time: 416 · Part-time: 182
International Students: First-year: 4.9% ·
Male-Female Ratio: 41 to 59
1,006 (526 reserved for first-year students)
Double room with meals: $6,428 to $6,983 · Single room with meals: $7,980 to $9,695 · Apartment-style: $5,616 to $9,256