Faculty of Arts & Science

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Welcome to the Faculty of Arts & Science

We are the founding academic faculty at the University of Lethbridge with over 40 disciplines.

Oki, and welcome to the University of Lethbridge. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Aboriginal peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community.

The Faculty of Arts & Science offers three very diverse degree programs: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc), and Bachelor of Science (BSc). As a liberal education based system, you must select courses from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences as part of your degree program requirements. As such, you have the opportunity to study from within your areas of interest even if these areas are not part of your major. You can make your uLethbridge degree exactly that - YOUR degree - individualized to what you want to study.

The Faculty of Arts & Science stands with all those who seek a world free from the racism and related violence that plagues our world and our community. Read the full statement from Matthew G. Letts, Incoming Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science.

Arts & Science Events

2021/22 PUBlic Professor Series
Dr. Habiba Kadiri

27-Jan-22 Dr. Habiba Kadiri, Mathematics & Computer Science

Resilience in Mathematics

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.
Event Location: Live online broadcast

Registration required: pps-kadiri.eventbrite.ca

Students, Faculty & Staff News

Trushar Patel

Biophysical Society of Canada recognizes Dr. Trushar Patel with 2021 Young Investigator Award

University of Lethbridge associate professor Dr. Trushar Patel (chemistry & biochemistry), an emerging leader in the biophysical characterization of viral nucleic acids, has been named winner of the 2021 Biophysical Society of Canada Young Investigator Award.

Patel, who came to the U of L in 2016 as an independent researcher, earned a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in RNA and Protein Biophysics in November 2017. His lab, based out of the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI), has earned extensive funding support in recent years as it investigates a variety of viral diseases covering everything from Hepatitis B to COVID-19.

Rob Sutherland

U of L neuroscientist earns election to the Royal Society of Canada

Acknowledging a lifelong career with exceptional contributions to the field of neuroscience, the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Robert Sutherland, Board of Governors Research Chair, Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN), has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

“It’s absolutely thrilling and it’s really gratifying to know there are colleagues who have been working at the highest level in Canada who recognize our contributions and voted to elect me into fellowship,” says Sutherland. “It’s a tremendous honour and I think it’s also an acknowledgement the University of Lethbridge is a mature research-intensive institution that can hold its own in many areas. It’s a great tribute to all the people who put in efforts to create a neuroscience program, and that includes undergraduate students.”

Old Sun Community College and the U of L join forces in greenhouse project

Students and community members from the Siksika Nation will soon be learning about sustainable food production thanks to a collaborative greenhouse research project between Old Sun Community College (OSCC) and the University of Lethbridge.

On Friday, July 23, the U of L signed a research agreement with OSCC. This two-year partnership will provide opportunities for OSCC students and Siksika Nation members to learn more about science and technology applications — and engage in traditional educational opportunities for food security and sustainable food production.

Dr. James Byrne, a U of L environmental science professor, says the agreement will provide food security initiatives for Siksika Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy.

In a first for the U of L, a religious studies scholar wins a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Shayne Dahl (BA ’07), who was a sessional instructor in the University of Lethbridge’s Department of Religious Studies until the end of April, has been awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, one of only 70 awarded across Canada and a first for the U of L.

The two-year fellowship worth $140,000 provides funding to postdoctoral fellows who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth.

“We are excited to host our first Banting Postdoctoral Researcher,” says Dr. Dena McMartin, U of L vice-president research. “Banting Fellowships are awarded in recognition of high-quality research and researchers, as well as the research environment and quality of experience available. This award reflects Shayne’s excellent scholarship and the strength of the support he’ll receive from the department and his supervisor, Dr. John Harding.”

Photo by Rob Olson, courtesy of Lethbridge College

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Biophysical Society of Canada recognizes Dr. Trushar Patel with 2021 Young Investigator Award

University of Lethbridge associate professor Dr. Trushar Patel (chemistry & biochemistry), an emerging leader...

U of L neuroscientist earns election to the Royal Society of Canada

Acknowledging a lifelong career with exceptional contributions to the field of neuroscience, the University of...

Old Sun Community College and the U of L join forces in greenhouse project

Students and community members from the Siksika Nation will soon be learning about sustainable food production...

Ensuring a safe and successful fall semester

As the start of the Fall 2021 semester approaches, the University of Lethbridge is eager to welcome students,...

In a first for the U of L, a religious studies scholar wins a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Keep the learning going all summer long with the Building Brains game bag

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Gift provides tuition awards for oral history summer institute

The University of Lethbridge recently held its first ever Oral History Summer Institute (OHSI), an opportunity...

Examining the impact of Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils

A first-of-its-kind University of Lethbridge study has found that the effectiveness of Watershed Planning and...

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Students, Faculty & Staff Stories

Professor Laura Chasmer

Dr. Laura Chasmer's research looks into the implications of peatland change and fire on ecosystem function, and how these impact communities, policy, and management.

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Matthew Somerville wins 2021 Michael Chan Prize in Asian Studies

“Poetry doesn’t have an explicit interaction; it’s really the emotion and through that emotion we get influenced,” says Somerville.

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Harnessing Biological Information in a Data-Driven World

Bioinformatics allows us to analyze and understand large amount of information, helping us with everything from personalizing cancer treatments to making agriculture more sustainable.

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The Field of Science that's Hot and Getting Hotter

Rapid growth in bioinformatics means a surge of job opportunities in the field, both across the country and around the world.

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Bioinformatics: Unravelling Complex Biological Data

The uLethbridge Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics at aims to demystify bioinformatics and help students harness the power of analysis and interpretation for a wide range of applications, combining computer programming, data analysis and …

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Angelica Peters (BA (Co-op) '21) confidently pursued experiences and definitely took some risks in the process

Shining Graduate Angelica Peters (BA Co-op '21) embraced every opportunity at uLethbridge and learned more than she ever believed possible.

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The UL50 Golden Jubilee award helped Alexis Kelly (BA '21) worry less about money and focus more on the uLethbridge experience

Alexis Kelly (BA '21) was selected to win a $10,000 award based on her high school academic performance and the strength of her personal essay. This funding helped her worry less about paying …

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Michelle Fox, Sikotan (BA ’21) — a Blackfoot mother who attributes family and campus community support as reason for success

"I gained knowledge, and pride in my identity as a First Nation woman. I am proud to take my place in becoming a knowledge holder."

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Jace Riehl (BSc (Co-op) ‘21) lands his dream job directly out of university

"I think the co-op program is essential for this and absolutely crucial to making the most out of your experience at university.” Jace Riehl (BSc (Co-op) ‘21) graduates this fall with his …

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Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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