University of Lethbridge

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The Canadian University of Lethbridge ( in English usage U of L) ( German University Letherbridge ) was founded in 1967 as the third public university in the province. The University follows a liberal tradition and is located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and consists of the campus in Calgary and Edmonton.

The main buildings are located along the " Coulee " on the west side of the Oldman River.


The history of the University of Lethbridge begins in 1957 with the founding of Lethbridge Junior College. It was the first public junior college in Canada with a one-year university course. Began in 1964, the university section of the College 2 year old, Humanities and Social Sciences ( arts) and Natural Science courses ( science) offer. 1966 decided to establish a third independent University, the Parliament, on a proposal by the then Canadian Minister of Education RH McKinnon. A year later, the University of Lethbridge took their regular operation with the faculties of "Arts and Science" and " Education". Finally in 1980 came the " School of Nursing " and 1981 the " School of Management " as well. 1984 the " School of Fine Arts" opened.

1994 reached the number of students, more than 10,000 students.


The university offers 150 on "degree programs" and currently has the following faculties:

  • 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 nine so-called "pre -professional programs" on: in dentistry, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, food science, optics, social work and veterinary medicine.

Well-known scientists from Lethbridge

  • Evelyn Crystal Pielou ( born February 20, 1924) Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Ecology, substantial contributions to the statistical picture of the Artgleichheit ( evenness ) ( Pielou Equality index ).