Access breathtaking natural beauty, high-tech facilities and a variety of opportunities and support
Nestled in the southern Alberta coulees and overlooking the Oldman River, our Lethbridge Campus is known for its signature Arthur Erickson building, University Hall. The campus spans 5000 acres and is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
Located in downtown Calgary in the Bow Valley College building, our Calgary Campus is steps from the CT Train station, Central Library, National Music Centre and the city's vibrant East Village. We provide evening and weekend classes and flexible programming specially designed for working professionals.
Welcome to Sacred Buffalo Stone
We pay respect to the Blackfoot people- past, present and future, while recognizing and honouring their rich cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship to the land. Our Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone, and was gifted to the University by Elder Bruce Wolf Child in 2002.
Learning and research facilities
1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness
With a climbing wall, fitness centre, triple gymnasium and an indoor 200-metre track, as well as the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre's Olympic-sized pool, the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness is your place to stay fit, have fun and cheer on our Pronghorns varsity teams throughout the season.
Iikaisskini (Low Horn) Gathering Place
Meaning “low horn" in Blackfoot, Iikaisskini (ee-GUS-ganee) is named for Dr. Leroy Little Bear (BASc (BA) '72, LLD '04) in recognition of his many contributions the University. Iikaissskini is a welcoming place to for all to explore knowledge, engage in community dialogue and foster respect for First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage.
Centre for the Arts
With the facilities, tools and technology for creating, curating, composing, rehearsing, recording, editing, exhibiting and performing, our Centre for the Arts houses extraordinary spaces.
Centre for Financial Market Research and Teaching
Lethbridge and Calgary Campuses
The CFMRT is home to two of the best-equipped academic trading rooms in Western Canada. Simulated financial markets with live data feeds, market information and continuous financial news give our students hands-on experience in trading and commodity-risk management.
With an architectural philosophy that puts science on display, Science Commons is one of Canada's most advanced facilities for scientific learning, teaching and research. Flexible and adaptable labs, study areas, outreach spaces and makerspace enhances innovation, collaboration, sustainability and industry in southern Alberta.
University Hall, lovingly referred to as "U Hall", was the first building on the University of Lethbridge campus. Set into the river valley, the Arthur Erickson's iconic building houses classrooms, lecture halls, labs and study spaces, as well as faculty and administrative offices, restaurants and student residences.
Simulation Health Centre
The Simulation Health Centre provides nursing students with exceptional hands-on learning. Lifelike mannequins simulate birth, heart attacks and responses to medication so students can hone their practice in a safe and interactive way.
The University Library houses approximately one million publications, providing you the resources for projects and research, as well as some of the best study spaces on campus, a coffee shop and spectacular views!
Research Centres & Institutes
uLethbridge is home to centres and institutes that unite leading researchers, artists and scholars from across disciplines to address problems around the globe and beyond.
Dr. James Foster Penny Building
Downtown Lethbridge, Alberta
Gifted to the University in 2012 by longtime businesspersons Jim and Hazel Penny, the building is named for their son Dr. Foster Penny, who passed away at the age of 44 after battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Including gallery and exhibition space for fine arts students, the Penny Building is also home to the University's annual giving programs, call centre and select research offices, as well as Volunteer Lethbridge.
Westcastle Field Station
Built in the 1970s and expanded in 2016 to include a second building, the Westcastle Field Station is surrounded by impressive biodiversity with terrestrial and aquatic habitats. It also provides a base of operations and logistics hub essential to students and researchers studying in a living library and laboratory.
Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage
Opened in 2011, the Coutts Centre was a generous gift from the late Dr. Jim Coutts (LLD '12). The quarter section of land includes the original homestead, extensive gardens and restored outbuildings, all of which once belonged to Dr. Coutts' grandfather. As a living classroom, the Centre provides students, faculty and visitors a natural setting to study the history, artwork, ecosystems and geography associated with the area.
Gushul Studio and Cottage
The Gushul Studio and Cottage opened in 1988 as creative residencies for professional artists and writers. More than 200 artists, scholars and other professionals have found inspiration and sanctuary there while producing their work.