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University of Lethbridge

Country : Canada University of Lethbridge

Region : Alberta

City : Lethbridge

Web site : www.uleth.ca

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 two other urban campuses in Calgary and Edmonton. The main building sits among the coulees on the west side of the Oldman River.

uLethbridge is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network.


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 has strong research programs and is internationally recognized in the sciences. It pursues collaborative research with two federal agriculture research centres in Lethbridge. Faculty members participate in a number of national networked centres of excellence and other collaborations in a wide range of fields. The university’s infrastructure in the sciences and information technology is accessible to undergraduate students.

In 2005, the United Nations named the University of Lethbridge the Canadian Centre of its Water for Life decade (2005–2015) in recognition of the leadership role the institution has taken in water research.Consequently, the Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building (AWESB) was built on campus to facilitate the Water Institute for Sustainable Environments (WISE) initiative.

In 2012, the University of Lethbridge was named "Research University of the Year" in the Undergraduate category.

Faculties and schools

The University of Lethbridge offers over 150 degree programs. It has six faculties and schools that administer its bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Management
  • School of Graduate Studies

The Faculty of Arts and Science offers 9 pre-professional programs in dentistry, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, nutrition and food sciences, optometry, social work, and veterinary medicine.


The University of Lethbridge was ranked 3rd in Canada in the Primarily Undergraduate category in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Macleans University Rankings.

Sources : Wikipedia, www.uleth.ca

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