About ULethbridge

At the University of Lethbridge, we are united by one common goal: to create a brighter future together.

Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions. We are one of Alberta's four comprehensive academic and research universities.

Our motto, Fiat Lux – let there be light – refers to the illumination that comes from research and learning.

ULethbridge facts Our campuses Strategic priorities

From the heart of southern Alberta to the farthest reaches of space, we seek to understand the intricate connections uniting us all

Through inquiry, creativity and collaboration, a desire to create healthier and more prosperous province, country and world drives us.


We are a place where every person has the potential to shine.

By inspiring and supporting student potential, we build leaders, innovators, thinkers and doers prepared for careers of the future and inspired to create positive change.

A university founded by the citizens of southern Alberta, connection to our community is at our core. 

Our campuses spark curiosity and inspire lifelong learning for all. Our collaboration with industry, businesses, organizations and individuals build stronger communities.


We turn our aspirations for environmental, social and economic sustainability into action.

Through education, research, policy and dialogue, we champion the natural world, quality of life and prosperity for the benefit of all.

Eileen Sowunmi (BA ’22) continues to build values of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in her career

Inspired by the groundbreaking work experience she did as a student, University of Lethbridge alumna Eileen Sowunmi (BA ’22) is paving the way for change in the engineering industry in Canada.

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Introducing ULethbridge's 15th Chancellor

New University of Lethbridge Chancellor Terry Whitehead (BA ’94) had no idea what he didn’t know when he began his first semester as a ULethbridge student in 1987 — what he soon discovered …

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Thank you for a memorable and historic Indigenous Awareness Week 2023

As Indigenous Awareness Week 2023 has come to an end, we thank Iikaisskini Indigenous Services and everyone who organized or engaged in the many events and opportunities across campus! Read more for …

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Welcoming Dr. Digvir Jayas, ULethbridge's 7th President and Vice-chancellor

Dr. Digvir S. Jayas has made his debut to the University of Lethbridge and southern Alberta communities. Jayas was announced as ULethbridge's 7th president and vice-chancellor last month.

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About Lethbridge

Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. Culturally vibrant with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar, we boast a stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunset that illuminate Alberta's big sky.

Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary's International Airport and a short drive to the United States border.

In 2022, Lethbridge was recognized as one of Canada’s best small cities.

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