University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of October 16 to 22

Monday, October 16, 2017

The University of Lethbridge has several events lined up this week that may be of interest to your readers, viewers and listeners. Members of the media who are interested in covering these events are encouraged to contact the individual event organizer directly.


Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Monday, Oct. 16 to Friday, Oct. 20, various times and locations

The Sexual Violence Support & Education office at the U of L is hosting sessions on several topics this week. Participants can add their voice to the University’s Sexual Violence Policy & Procedures, attend a workshop on consent and learn more about the #IBelieveYou campaign. More information is available online at

Contact: Sexual Violence Support & Education Coordinator,


Chinook Symposium for Chemistry & Biochemistry

Friday, Oct. 20, 1 to 5 p.m., Atrium, University Hall

Students will be showcasing their research to a panel of judges at the annual Chinook Symposium. Up for grabs are cash prizes at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Contact: Susan Hill, 403-329-2301,


Spooky Science Weekend 2017

Friday, Oct. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Atrium, University Hall

Children aged five to 12 will be making ghost rockets, racing mysterious floating coffins, brewing up some potions and watching an explosive pumpkin demonstration at this year’s Spooky Science Weekend.

Contact: Rachel Dombowsky,


Art Department at 50 Exhibition — opening reception

Friday, Oct. 20, 7 to 9 p.m., Penny Gallery, Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324 5 St. S.

This exhibition, celebrating the U of L’s 50th anniversary, features both new and older artworks by current and former Art Department faculty and staff. Admission is free. The exhibition runs Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Nov. 3.

Contact: Fine Arts,




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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

403-394-3975 or 403-795-5403 (cell)