uLethbridge quick facts

School motto

Fiat Lux

Latin, meaning Let There Be Light

School colours

Blue and gold

Mascot

Luxie the Pronghorn

The fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere

School tradition

Touch the pronghorn statue outside the University Library for good luck before exams

Blackfoot name

Iniskim

Meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone

 

 

8,984
students

As of September 2020

8,231

Undergraduate students

605

Master's students

148

Doctoral students

621

Calgary Campus students

548

International students from 90 countries

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One of Canada's leading research universities

In 2019, RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. ranked uLethbridge as one of the top-three research universities (undergraduate category) in Canada, a position we have maintained for four consecutive years. We consistently punch above our weight in research funding.

#2

Medical and Science Grants (Primarily Undergraduate category, Maclean's University Rankings 2021)

Top 6%

Worldwide in Research Performance

1 of 4

Comprehensive Academic and Research Universities in Alberta

17

Research centres and institutes

Top 2: Canadian Undergraduate Universities

uLethbridge consistently ranks as one of Canada's top universities and places second overall in the Primarily Undergraduate category (Maclean’s University Rankings, 2021).

Top 4

Student Services
(
Maclean’s University Rankings, 2021)

World-renowned faculty

Our faculty members bring their research into the classroom and actively engage students in research opportunities.

Faculty awards and honours

5

Royal Society of Canada Fellows

4

Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars

13

Canada Research Chairs

2

3M National Teaching Fellows


 

Extraordinary facilities

Science Commons building sign

Where you learn, shapes how you learn. With the opening of Science Commons in 2019, we are home to Canada’s most advanced facility for science education and research.

Students in the Centre for Financial Market Research and Training

With locations on both the Lethbridge and Calgary campuses, the Centre for Financial Market Research and Teaching is the best-equipped academic trading room in Western Canada.

Paintings hanging in the Hess Art Gallery

Our art collection includes more than 16,000 pieces, and is one of the most significant collections in Canada.


 

Strength in graduate studies

Graduate student giving presentation

Our graduate enrolment reached a record-breaking 753 students in 2020.

More than 70 per cent of our graduate students in thesis-based programs present at conferences or meetings in their field of research.

More than 65 per cent of our doctoral students co-author papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Pronghorn pride

1000+

Academic All-Canadians

8

Olympians
 

2

Olympic medals

1

Paralympian

Shining alumni

 

 

47,000+

Alumni worldwide
 

1,600

Graduates join our alumni family each year
 

95.5%

Graduate employment rate
 

3

Rhodes Scholars