Annual dinner first official event for new chancellor Charles Weaselhead

The University of Lethbridge’s annual Chancellor’s Dinner is of special significance this year as it will mark the first official event for Charles Weaselhead, the U of L’s first Indigenous chancellor.

The University of Lethbridge's first Indigenous chancellor, Charles Weaselhead.

Weaselhead’s historic appointment by the U of L Senate took place earlier this spring and he will be installed officially as chancellor during Spring Convocation Ceremony I by Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell. He will then preside over the Chancellor’s Dinner later that evening, Thursday, May 30, at which a number of students, faculty and community members will be recognized.

Among those who will be celebrated are the winners of the University of Lethbridge Volunteer Award, the recipient of the Speaker Research Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, the President’s Award for Service Excellence winners, honorary degree recipients and student medal winners from across the University.

This year, the Blood Tribe Department of Health has joined the event as the Student Excellence Sponsor. Their involvement is making it possible for student award winners from each Faculty, as well as the recipients of the Governor General’s Gold and Silver medals, to attend and be recognized for their significant accomplishments.

Other sponsors for the event include Bruce and Donna Tait (table wine sponsors), Kurt Schlachter and Jason VandenHoek (champagne reception sponsor), Pink Tie Events and LA Chefs.

Limited tickets for the 2019 Chancellor’s Dinner (Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6 p.m. at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel) are available until May 21 and can be purchased by visiting the Convocation website: