University of Lethbridge

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4401 University Drive, Lethbridge T1K,
Alberta Canada
The University of Lethbridge (also known as uLethbridge, uLeth, and U of L) is a publicly funded comprehensive academic and research university, founded in the liberal education tradition, located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, with a second campus in the City of Calgary. The main building, University Hall, sits among the coulees on the west side of the Oldman River. The University of Lethbridge is a public university established in 1967 at Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1968, the University awarded its first undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts. The architect Arthur Erickson designed University Hall which has received international acclaim for its architectural originality and functional design. The University Hall opened in 1971. In 1996, the University of Lethbridge opened campuses in Calgary and Edmonton. On December 17, 2009, Mike Mahon, the Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta was named the next president of the University of Lethbridge. His term began on July 1, 2010. Both graduate and undergraduate programmes are offered. In 2004, the University of Lethbridge granted their first doctoral degrees. Lisa Thomson and Robbin Gibb both graduated with doctoral degrees in Neuroscience. Earlier in the year, the Alberta government approved the expansion of the fledgling Ph.D. program to include degrees in five new areas: bio-molecular science; biosystems and biodiversity; earth, space and physical science; evolution and behaviour; and theoretical and computational science. The university is home to the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, a world-class facility where Canada’s leading behavioural neuroscience group sheds light on the relationships between brain and behaviour. The University of Lethbridge provides special first-year bridging programs for Aboriginal students. The University of Lethbridge’s Niitsitapi Teacher Education Program with Red Crow Community College was developed in partnership with specific Aboriginal communities to meet specific needs within Aboriginal communities. The University of Lethbridge was ranked 3rd in Canada in the Primarily Undergraduate category in the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Macleans University Rankings.

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