Think responsibly. Become a global citizen.
Do you dream of making the world a better place to live? Are you interested in the environment and social justice issues?
- Study with a small cohort group of like-minded students.
- Enjoy a first-year experience that will introduce you to a variety of disciplines and build your study skills.
- Participate in courses connected by a common theme.
The Faculty of Arts & Science Global Citizenship Cohort (GCC) offers a unique opportunity to connect some of your first-year courses around a common theme while interacting with a group of like-minded students. The themes for 2024/2025 (Fall 2024 start) are Environment & Society (Coordinator: Dr. Ken Vos) AND Global Communications (Coordinator: Dr. Kim Mair).
Learn more about the themes:
- It is estimated the world population will hit 8 billion in 2023. The impact of our society on the environment is immense and vice versa. In the Environment & Society theme, we will explore how the environment and society are dependent on the other and what we need to do for a sustainable future.
- The Global Communications theme will examine the dynamic movements of ideas, people, and objects in time and space, the role of media technologies, and the ways that these processes contribute to social change.
You will have the opportunity to select your first theme of choice on the application form. Check out the courses.
The GCC application deadline for Fall 2024 is June 30, 2024. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Entry into the cohort program is competitive, and space is limited. If you have not already applied to the University of Lethbridge, APPLY TODAY. Once you complete your U of L application, apply to the GCC for a seat in this unique opportunity offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science.
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We have secured 20 beds in residence for students participating in the GCC for 2024/2025.
You must apply for the GCC by March 15, 2024, and indicate "Yes" for this question in the application to be considered for one of the twenty spots.
In addition, you must apply for housing directly via the button below before March 31, 2024. Please budget for your housing costs with residence rate information. The University of Lethbridge's on-campus residences are home to 1000+ students. All full-time students (9 credits or more per term) whose permanent address is 100km away or further, are encouraged and welcome to apply! Due to high demand, housing is unable to GUARANTEE ROOMS to all applicants. Applying to the GCC by the March 15, 2024 deadline is a great way to increase your odds of landing a spot in residence.
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Learn more about the GCC student experience
What is proving to be equally important as the cohort themes, is the transformative impact that students who participate in the GCC experience. Many students speak of how “different” they are now, then when they started. Students who never knew each other prior to joining the GCC now live together and/or continue to work together on initiatives that they started when they were part of the GCC.
For example, a group of students from the GCC worked with the Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) to do clean-up and conduct water testing on the Old Man River. One of these students is now on the Board and continues to be active in promoting their efforts. A second example is five students from the GCC who raised funds for the uLethbridge Refugee Action Committee (RAC), a volunteer group formed to help resettle a Syrian family in Lethbridge. Students from this cohort are still involved with the RAC. Check out Jamie and Antoine's stories below to learn more!
GCC Showcase. This online showcase provided an opportunity to learn more about the GCC and hear from students who have participated in the GCC. Although this event was scheduled for an hour there was no stopping this group of over 100 enthusiastic participants as they had great questions. For those who were unable to attend, you can watch the video here to learn more about the GCC.
In addition, students are telling us that this program feels like “home” and gives them a sense of belonging right from day one! Watch the video below to learn more about Kahsha's GCC story.