Incoming Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to a uLethbridge graduate program!

We understand you have a lot of questions about beginning your graduate program and we're here to support you every step of the way. 

Next Steps for Graduate Students


Upcoming Events & Information Sessions

Fall Graduate Studies Orientation (GSO)

GSO is an important event to learn everything from your rights as a student to how to best take advantage of the opportunities around you. 

This year GSO activities will take place throughout the month of September. Please see a teaser of the theme of each week below and watch your inbox for more details about the individual activities and other information. Please note all activities will be available for streaming online. 

For the full schedule of events:


  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Teaching Bootcamp*: Monday August 30 – Friday September 3   
  • Welcome Week: Tuesday, September 7 - Friday September 10  
  • Taking Advantage of The Journey: Monday, September 13 - Friday September 17  
  • Resources to Help You Get Ahead: Monday, September 20 - Friday, September 24  
Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) Welcome Day
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (Online)
9:00 a.m.  - Dean's Welcome: Dr. Mike Mahon, Dr. Jackie Rice & Dr. Helen Kelley
10:00 a.m.- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carrie (nee Leonard) Shaw
11:00 a.m.- GSA Presdient's Welcome: Priyanka (Pri) Dutt
Announcing our Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carrie (nee Leonard) Shaw
Dr. Carrie (nee Leonard) Shaw:
Dr. Carrie Shaw obtained her B.A., Hon. in psychology in 2012 from Mount Royal University after which she completed her graduate work at the University of Lethbridge. There she earned her MSc in psychology in 2014 and her PhD in evolution and behaviour with a focus in cognitive psychology in 2018. Her dissertation examined susceptibility to erroneous beliefs, the outcomes associated with these beliefs as well as interventions designed to prevent and correct erroneous beliefs. Dr. Shaw is currently completing a postdoc fellowship at the University of Lethbridge, managing the Alberta Gambling Research Institute's National Project - a national study of gambling in Canada, teaching online for the University of Lethbridge and Mount Royal University, and has just taken on the role of Senior Researcher for the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming at the University of Gibraltar.
Carrie has a research focus in the area connecting cognition, individual differences, and psychometrics. She has a special interest in erroneous and anti-scientific beliefs, the manifestation of these beliefs in behavioural outcomes (e.g., gambling behaviours, endorsement of pseudoscientific treatments, etc.), and how to mitigate the impact of these beliefs. She has published on individual differences in prospective memory, poker skill, erroneous beliefs including gambling fallacies and paranormal beliefs, gambling and problem gambling.
For more information or to register for Graduate Student (GSO) Events, please vist myExperience. Please reach out to with questions.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Bootcamp

 The GTA-PD Teaching Bootcamp will provide training and support for graduate students entering Teaching Assistantships in the Fall 2021 semester. A combination of online modules, daily live Zoom sessions (2:00pm-3:30pm), and group discussions will be delivered over 5 days. Please register for all 5 events. Visit the Events & Workshop calendar to register.

Topics covered will include:

  • Aug. 30: Building community and engagement
  • Aug. 31: Teaching as a Professional Responsibility
  • Sept. 1: Facilitating Learning
  • Sept. 2: Feedback and assessments
  • Sept. 3: Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom
    • There will also be some focus on tech tools, tips, and tricks

Past Events

July Town Hall

Thursday, July 8

The School of Graduate Studies, Graduate Students’ Association and the International Centre discuss important updates to the University of Lethbridge’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it relates to graduate studies. 

Missed it? View Recording
Questions? Contact your graduate program office

International Graduate Q&A

Monday, June 28

Missed it? Please visit the International Centre's webpage for information for incoming international students and additional weekly drop-in sessions.
Questions? Please contact

Funding Q&A

Thursday, June 24

Missed it? View our Funding Your Graduate Education Webinar
Questions? Fill out our Funding Inquiry Form