News & Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Jenna Bailey on receiving two major oral history awards at the Oral History Association conference held in Montreal (October 2018).  These two awards were for the documentary film We are the Roots.  This project was the brainchild of Deborah Dobbins (President, Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots) who teamed up with Drs. Jenna Bailey (Adjunct History Professor and senior research fellow at the U of L)  and David Este (Professor (Faculty of Social Work, U of Calgary).  On October 21, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) there will be a screening of the documentary at the Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch (810 - 5th Street S).

Film documents black history on the Prairies -

Congratulations to Carly Adams (Current COHT member) for her involvement with obtaining recognition for the Preston Rivulettes women's hockey team and its national significance -

Galt School conducts oral history project -

A new oral history research project provides women with an opportunity to share their inheritance stories.  Suzanne Lenon, a professor at the University of Lethbridge, is conducting an oral history research project into women’s inheritance. She is looking to interview between eight and 15 women, and to have those interviews finished by the end of the year -

Dr. Darren Aoki presented Mukashi Mukashi - Nikkei History in Southern Alberta - After the War (Stories of Global Significance) at the Galt Museum on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - click for article.

Older citizens at Coyote Flats Pioneer Village and in Picture Butte are delighted with oral history project - click for article.

Centre for Oral History and Tradition Research Award

The Centre for Oral history and Tradition Research Award (COHTRA) aims to support Southern Alberta oral history research by University of Lethbridge faculty and their research teams, including graduate and undergraduate students and community affiliates. The award may be part of a larger project that includes colleagues at the U of L or elsewhere. The COHT Research Award is supported by an external donation from an anonymous donor.  Click here for details.

Galt Museum Partnership

Another collaboration project for the Centre for Oral History & Tradition (COHT).  The Galt Museum has partnered with the Centre for Oral History & Tradition (COHT) as Shelby Forster, a second-year history major and a member of a three-generation farming family, will conduct interviews to gather everyday stories from the region about family farming and irrigation.  This project is in collaboration with the Galt Museum, University of Lethbridge and the Centre for Oral History and Tradition.  Click on this link for more details -

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - Mike Perry (University Archivist) will present The History & Architecture of University Hall (12:00 - 1:30 p.m.) in L950.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Edwin Knox (Waterton Lakes National Park will be speaking at the COHT "Brown Bag Lunch" at 12:00 noon in the foyer of the U of L Library.  Edwin Knox has worked with Parks Canada in Waterton Lakes since 1991.  He is the lead in the Resource Conservation cultural resource management program and has recently begun to tap in to oral history as a means of recording the valuable stories of Waterton as told by local elders.  Edwin has a diploma from the Environmental Science Program (Lethbridge College).

Monday, February 1, 2016 - Prof. Jamie MacKenzie (Department of Anthropology) will present Undocumented Deities: Guatemalan Maya Migrants and Religion in Southern California at the Lethbridge Public Library (main branch) from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.  The talk is part of the Library's "Cade Community Lecture" series.  Click on the following link for further information:

On December 17, 2015 - The Honourable David Eggen visited the U of L campus and learned about the Centre for Oral History and Tradition.

September 24, 2015 - Dr. Kristina Llewellyn presented Why Young People Should Tell Tales: Oral History Education and Canada's Political Future

Jenna Bailey celebrates the receiving of the Governor General History award with the coyote flats team - congratulations

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