A Place to Shine

8,263 students
7,528 undergraduate students
584 Master’s students
151 Doctoral students
27 Postdoctoral fellows
623 Calgary Campus students
795 International students. The University of Lethbridge has 91 countries that we have students coming to us from
(this includes both international and domestic students)
527 Indigenous students
50,325 ULethbridge alumni around the world
94.5% Graduate employment rate (Class of 2017/2018 Alberta Graduate Outcomes Survey)
With more than 1,000 employees, ULethbridge is Lethbridge’s second largest employer, according to
Economic Development Lethbridge.
$2.0 billion provincial economic impact. Local economic impact in Lethbridge is $784 million (induced).

About ULethbridge:

  • School Motto: Fiat Lux, Latin, meaning Let There Be Light.
  • School Colours: Blue and Gold
  • uLethbridge’s Blackfoot name: Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone.
  • Mascot: Luxie — the pronghorn — the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere.
  • School tradition: Stroke the bronzed pronghorn statue outside the University Library before exams. Legend has it this brings good luck.
  • Established: 1967

Did You Know:

  • 100% of students can take part in work-integrated learning opportunities.
    ALL students can benefit from outstanding academic and professional development experience.
  • ULethbridge has a 94.5% graduate employment rate.
  • The average salary of ULethbridge co-op students is $25.77/hour. The national average is $21.03.
  • ​95% of ULethbridge co-op students received positive evaluations from employers.
  • $1.9 million was distributed to new high school grads and transfer students through the Alberta Scholarship program, ULethbridge awards and athletic awards.
  • 62% of new high school grads received ULethbridge financial awards averaging $1,041.
  • ULethbridge has one of the most significant fine art collections in Canada, with more than 11 million pieces.
  • ULethbridge’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone.
  • Pronghorn Athletics features men's and women's basketball and soccer programs, a women's rugby team, as well as combined teams in swimming and track and field.
  • More than $5.5 million in funding was awarded to graduate students in 2021.
  • ULethbridge is home to more than 8,000 students from more than 90 countries around the world.
  • Reaching -269 °C, ULethbridge is home to one of the coldest places on Earth. Dr. David Naylor’s lab has a cryogenic test facility to evaluate the performance of instruments destined for space exploration.
  • In 2022, Lethbridge was recognized as one of Canada’s best small cities.

Programs unique to ULethbridge
ULethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer arts and science co-op work experiences for every major at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Dhillon School of Business is one of only six per cent of business schools worldwide that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It is also the first business school in Canada to include an Indigenous course requirement as part of a student’s core business degree. Students are able to choose from a wide variety of Indigenous content courses including Conversational Reconciliation, Indigenous Languages, Aboriginal Health, Indigenous Art History, Indigenous Governance in Canada and more.

The education program is one of the leading programs in Canada. Unique to ULethbridge, students receive 27 weeks of off-campus practicum experience where they teach in multiple settings, such as elementary and secondary schools. Education professors are teachers who have taught in K-12 classrooms and balance theory with practice.

ULethbridge offers the only Remote Sensing program at the undergraduate level in Canada.

The addictions counselling program is the only baccalaureate program of its kind in Canada.

The digital audio arts major is the most comprehensive degree program of its kind in Western Canada and features state-of-the-art facilities for students to refine and master their musical craft.

A leading research institution
The University of Lethbridge has built an outstanding record of research achievement. Our tradition of excellence has been achieved by the collective achievements of our researchers and fostered by our commitment to support high impact research across disciplines.

Research Fast Facts (As of Nov. 2, 2022)

  • 17 Research Centres and Institutes
  • 38 Research Chairs
  • Top 7% Research performance worldwide (Centre for World University Rankings, 2021-2022)
  • $15.8 million Annual Research Funding (2021/2022)

Faculty members bring their research into the classroom and actively engage students in research opportunities.

  • 12 Canada Research Chairs
  • 7 Royal Society of Canada Fellows
  • 2 Royal Society of Canada New Scholars
  • 2 3M National Teaching Fellows

Commitment to Indigenous communities
Since its inception, Indigenous culture has been woven into the University’s fabric, enriching programs, teaching and research. ULethbridge’s Blackfoot name, Iniskim (Sacred Buffalo Stone), was gifted to the University by Elder Bruce Wolf Child in 2002. ULethbridge is home to one of the first departments of Indigenous Studies in Canada. The unique EleV partnership established in 2019 with the Blackfoot Confederacy, Mastercard Foundation and ULethbridge continues to expand access and supports for Indigenous students to pursue academic success, both in academic programming and research.

A record number of Indigenous students graduated throughout Spring 2022 Convocation celebrations. Over the last decade, the University has graduated, on average, 50 to 75 self-declared Indigenous students between the spring and fall convocation ceremonies. In the last three academic years, those numbers have shot up to 87, 84 and 99 students respectively.

Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
The University of Lethbridge is committed to building an equitable, diverse and inclusive campus. In 2021, ULethbridge joined more than 40 universities and colleges from across Canada in signing the Scarborough Charter, a commitment to eliminating anti-Black racism and advancing Black inclusion in Canadian higher education.