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Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG) is a student-funded, student-directed, not-for-profit organization providing resources for undergraduate students to engage with environmental and social justice issues.

LPIRG embraces plurality and participation, and encourages students to critically evaluate the institutions and systems in which they take part. LPIRG assists students in translating their knowledge through research, education, and action to serve public interest.

LPIRG provides funding, administrative assistance, meeting and storage space, and information resources to students who have projects that are in the public interest. Funding can be accessed for:

  • Research
  • Special events or projects
  • Action groups of€” collectives of students and possibly community members who work together on a public interest issue. Groups may focus on research, events, action, publications, or other activities; and have long-term goals.

LPIRG also facilitates opportunities for skill development through educational events, public campaigns and partnerships with community organizations. Learn more at