University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of September 11 to 17

Monday, September 11, 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.  


#IBelieveYou campaign launch

Monday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 1st Choice Savings Centre

For the third year in a row, the U of L is supporting the #IBelieveYou campaign to help prevent sexual assault. Members of the campus community are encouraged to add a message of support by taking a selfie or photo, posting a video, writing a song and posting to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IBelieveYou. People can also participate in the digital mosaic at or by writing or drawing a message on the graffiti wall in the 1st Choice Savings Centre.

Contact: Whitney Balog, 403-317-2862,


Therapy Dogs

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6 to 7 p.m., L1008A & B, Library

Students who may be feeling overwhelmed at the start of a new academic year, or are new to the U of L and Lethbridge, or missing their family dog can get some pooch time in when the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs return to campus.

Contact: Jesse Malinsky,


How Antisemitism has Shaped the Lives of Jewish Canadians

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m., TH-201, Turcotte Hall

Professor Ira Robinson, director of the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University, will discuss how antisemitism has shaped and continues to shape the world in which Jewish Canadians live, in terms of their collective communal life and their multiple interactions with their fellow Canadians.

Contact: Bev Garnett, 403-380-1894,


Up in the Air and Liquid Being — You Are Here exhibitions

Thursday, Sept. 14, 3 to 6 p.m., opening reception, Main Gallery

Media sneak peek: 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Two exhibits by Ed Pien open this week — Liquid Being and Up in the Air. Liquid Being is an immersive installation featuring hundreds of monstrous fish and can be seen in the Main Gallery. Up in the Air in the Helen Christou Gallery features drawing and images of kites produced in Pien’s workshops in Lethbridge and on the Kainai reserve.

Contact: Chad Patterson, 403-329-2284, or


Aperture — Roloff Beny Photography Award Retrospective exhibit opening reception

Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324 5 St. S.

Media sneak peek: 10 – 11 a.m.

The Department of Art is celebrating the U of L’s 50th anniversary with two exhibitions, with the first, Aperture, highlighting the digital art of past Roloff Beny award recipients.

Contact: Kelly Morris, 403-329-2227,



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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

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