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. Katharina Stevens

23-Sep-21 Katharina Stevens, Philosophy

Arguing Without Being Cruel: What Morality Has to Say About How We Should Give Reasons

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location:
Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge, 320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB

Faculty News

Dr. Susan Findlay

University recognizes Findlay with 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award

Committed to providing her students with a positive, supportive learning environment, Dr. Susan Findlay of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has been named the recipient of the University of Lethbridge’s 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Findlay is noted as a strong lecturer and inspiring leader within the department and was instrumental in getting course content online during the pandemic, becoming somewhat of a technical resource person for her colleagues in the process.

Dr. Stacey Wetmore

World leading computational chemist, Dr. Stacey Wetmore, honoured with 2021 Speaker Research Award

Dr. Stacey Wetmore is one of the world’s leading computational chemists and has pushed the boundaries of modeling nucleic acids and proteins to become one of the most cited and studied researchers in her field. The University of Lethbridge has named Wetmore the 2021 winner of the Speaker Research Award.

“Dr. Wetmore has demonstrated exceptional scholarly distinction and has had considerable impact on her field of study,” says Dr. Robert Wood, interim vice-president (research). “She is also a tireless advocate for training and supporting the next generation of aspiring scientists as well as educating the public at large through her knowledge mobilization and translation activities.”

Suzanne Lenon

University of Lethbridge names Dr. Suzanne Lenon the 2021 Board of Governors Teaching Chair

Helping her students develop critical thinking skills by encouraging them to be curious about the world around them, Dr. Suzanne Lenon has been named the University of Lethbridge 2021 Board of Governors Teaching Chair (BOGTC).

Lenon teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses in the Department of Women & Gender Studies and she continually explores ways to bridge theory and practice in the design of her courses. This thoughtfulness has led to creative courses that students have said gave them a new way of looking at the world and helped them understand how the theories they learned in the classroom play out in everyday life.

Elder led research and creation project Mootookakio’ssin reactivates Indigenous objects

Mootookakio’ssin, at its simplest description, is a project to create detailed images of historical Blackfoot objects housed in British museums. At its most complex, it is creating a virtual home for Indigenous objects, a place to reactivate the Blackfoot relations within them and transfer that knowledge all the way from Britain back to their peoples in southern Alberta.

After two years of research, construction and creation, this collaborative project between University of Lethbridge and UK researchers, led by Blackfoot advisors and elders, is coming to fruition, culminating in presentations, exhibitions, workshops, and the launch of the digital object microsite in summer 2021, to be housed in the Blackfoot Digital Library.

Attached photo: Melissa Shouting leads a beading workshop in the U of L Art Gallery (pre COVID-19).

News Feed

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

Dr. Shayne Dahl (BA ’07), who was a sessional instructor in the University of Lethbridge’s Department...

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

The folks at the University of Lethbridge’s Building Brains Together group have developed a game bag to keep...

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...

University recognizes Findlay with 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award

Committed to providing her students with a positive, supportive learning environment, Dr. Susan Findlay of the...

World leading computational chemist, Dr. Stacey Wetmore, honoured with 2021 Speaker Research Award

Dr. Stacey Wetmore is one of the world’s leading computational chemists and has pushed the boundaries of...

U of L professor Dr. Jennifer Mather served as the scientific adviser on Oscar-winning documentary

A documentary film 10 years in the making, My Octopus Teacher won an Oscar for best documentary feature at Sunday...

U of L researcher leading the fight against blackleg of potato

Dr. Michele Konschuh, a research associate in the Department of Biological Sciences, is leading a study to help...

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Faculty Stories

Faculty Friday | Dr. Shelley Hoover, biological sciences

Did you know: while honey bees were introduced to Canada from Europe, we have over 300 species of native bee in Alberta. They come in many beautiful shapes and sizes, including metallic …

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Kaylen Beekman

In this undergraduate research profile, we highlight the work that Kaylen Beekman is doing to understand the effects of lesser-known cannabinoids on gut health.

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Site administrator for the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Barb Hodgson

"Overall, it has been my privilege to interact with amazing, honourable people who are examples of all that is good in human nature." Site administrator for the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, …

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Faculty Friday | Dr. Carlos Romero, postdoctoral fellow

This week we're chatting with Dr. Carlos Romero, a postdoctoral fellow doing excellent work in unraveling the complex systems of soil, crops, and land resilience to help people like farmers and policy makers …

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Nik Josafatow

In this undergraduate research profile, we speak with Neuroscience student Nik Josafatow about his project focusing on the sleeping brain and memory recall.

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Dr. Shayne Dahl (BA '07) named uLeth's first Banting Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Shayne Dahl (BA '07) has been named the University of Lethbridge's first Banting Postdoctoral Researcher. Shayne will be studying global Shugendo with the Department of Religious Studies.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Davis Juell

In this undergraduate research profile, we feature Neuroscience student Davis Juell, who is spending his summer vacation in the Mohajerani Lab studying Alzheimer's Disease.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Makayla Koshuta

In this undergraduate research profile, we speak to Makayla Koshuta, who is spending her summer vacation researching how the pandemic has impacted consumer behaviour.

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Megan Hebert (BA/BMgt '16), professional development coordinator

Megan Hebert (BA/BMgt '16) is the new professional development coordinator for the Office of Graduate Studies at U of L. After working in post-secondary for almost five years, she joined uLethbridge in July. …

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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.

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