University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of October 23 to 29

Monday, October 23, 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.


A Nightmare on Shred Street 2: Data’s Revenge

Monday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to noon, bus loading zone on the west side of the 1st Choice Savings Centre

Here’s what’s spooky: In 2015, Lethbridge ranked in the top 40 for identity theft in a list of Canada’s 100 biggest cities and in the top 10 for fraud in general. Proper disposal of personal documents and electronic devices can help protect against identity theft. In support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, U of L Information Technology Services is partnering with Lethbridge Mobile Shredding to offer free shredding of personal documents, hard-drive degaussing and e-waste recycling.

Contact: Records Management, 403-329-2750, or


RethinktheDrink Campaign presentation

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Atrium, University Hall

The U of L is one of seven post-secondary campuses selected across Canada to host a campaign event aimed at reducing alcohol harms. The event is provided by PEP-AH (Postsecondary Education Partnership — Alcohol Harms) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Students are invited to attend a panel discussion on binge drinking culture, highlighted with video clips from Girls’ Night Out.

Contact: Janice Driver, 403-317-2888,


11th Annual Life Balance Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., indoor track area, 1st Choice Savings Centre

In honour of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month, The U of L is celebrating 50 years of health and wellness on campus. The fair features a variety of exhibitors that help people find balance in their personal and professional lives. Attendees can spend some time getting a massage, petting the therapy dogs, getting a flu shot and tasting food samples.

Contact: Suzanne McIntosh, 403-332-5217,

Understanding Childhood and Difference — Take Two speaker series

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Atrium, Markin Hall

In the second session of the Take Two series, two U of L researchers will talk about their work in childhood capacity building. Dr. Jan Newberry, an anthropologist, will discuss her ‘Raising Spirit’ work with the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society to explore identity through children’s stories and images. Dr. Jeffrey MacCormack, an education professor, will talk about his work in social play and play-based interventions for children and youth who are experiencing difficulty socializing and regulating emotions.

Contact: Rachel Clarke, 403-329-2431,


Friends of Health Sciences Award — Dr. Joyce D’Andrea

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 to 9 p.m., Students’ Union Ballroom

Dr. Joyce D’Andrea, a longtime nursing educator, will be honoured with this year’s Friends of Health Sciences Award. The Faculty of Health Sciences will also recognize professionals and agencies that have supported U of L programs in practice settings.

Contact: Sharon Lawson, 403-329-2699,


PUBlic Professor — Remarkable Husbands and Unusual Fathers

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 to 9 p.m., Lethbridge Lodge, 320 Scenic Drive S.

Dr. Jo-Anne Fiske, a Department of Women & Gender Studies professor, will explore a different understanding of war experiences in men who fought in the First World War. Typically, veterans are portrayed as victims of shell shock or as men who never spoke of their experiences during the war. Based on her own experience as the daughter of a veteran, conversations she’s had with other children of veterans and archival records, Fiske discuss how war experiences may have contributed to veterans’ nurturing family relationships.

Contact: Catharine Reader, 403-382-7154,


Crossing Boundaries Symposium: Art, Technology, and Identity

Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., W570, Recital Hall, University Theatre Lobby and Atrium, University Hall

Organized by the Faculty of Fine Arts, the symposium is designed to showcase the diversity and cross-disciplinary nature of the professional creative world and to spur discussion about art, technology and identity. The symposium features keynote presentations, ongoing demonstrations, displays and activities in the Atrium and various rooms in the University Centre for the Arts. More information can be found on the Crossing Boundaries website.

Contact: Fine Arts,


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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

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