Continuing Education & Professional Development

The Faculty of Arts & Science is actively developing opportunities for continuing education and professional development at the University of Lethbridge.

We believe in access to education and learning for all those who seek to enhance their skills and knowledge or develop personally or professionally. As such, we are developing a series of non-credit courses, workshops, seminars, customized training and certificate programs that will be offered part-time in flexible and innovative ways, meeting you where you are.

Pursue your interests, develop skills and embrace understanding, all while maintaining your usual routine, whether that be at work or leisure.

Learn more about current opportunities via the links below.

Oral History Summer Institute

May 4 - June 14, 2021

Be part of the inaugural Oral History Summer Institute at the Centre for Oral History & Tradition! The COHT Oral History Summer Institute will be held virtually.

The Oral History Summer Institute is designed for participants to get hands-on experience with oral history project design, recording technology, and interview techniques. Whether you are starting your first oral history project, or you are ready to enhance your skills as an oral history interviewer, the Summer Institute’s combination of instructional, workshop, and feedback sessions has something to offer participants at a variety of levels and interests. The Institute welcomes researchers, community organizers, students, academics, genealogists, public/community historians, and anyone interested in oral history.

Introduction to Data Science with Python

July 5 - August 16, 2021


Data Science has revolutionized decision making in the information age. These days, government agencies, private companies, and research labs all need people with the skills to capture, visualize, and analyze data.

This 40-hour workshop is designed for people looking to break into the field of Data Science. Participants will learn a modern data science workflow so they can get to work answering questions with data. Specific skills include cleaning and managing data, exploring data with visualizations and clustering algorithms, building models to make predictions, and using data to communicate with non-specialists. We will do all this using Python, one of the leading programming languages for Data Science, and Colaboratory, a cloud-based platform for machine learning.

Introductory GIS with QGIS

July 12 - 16, 2021

Professional occupations in Geographical Information Science (GIS) are growing rapidly in Canada and around the world. There is an ever-increasing demand for skilled professionals with an advanced level of GIS education.

This one-week course will focus on introducing participants to the Quantum GIS (QGIS) platform. QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system (GIS) application. Focus for the course will start with data structures, data collection, and fundamental GIS functions. Laboratory work will involve techniques used to analyze spatial data in GIS software.