History Department leading SOS charge

The University of Lethbridge History Department is celebrating 100 per cent participation in Supporting Our Students for the second year in a row.

"This is an incredible accomplishment," says Debi Sandul, who is co-chairing this year's SOS campaign.

"Students have always been at the centre of what we do and this demonstrates the continued commitment of the History Department to enhance the student experience and create opportunities."

Supporting Our Students is an annual internal fundraising campaign to raise money for student awards. Faculty and staff donations are matched by the Government of Alberta's Access to the Future Fund, doubling the impact of all contributions.

The goal for this year's campaign is 300 contributions and thanks to the dedication of faculty and staff like those from the History Department, the campaign already has 243 participants.

"This year's campaign is about participation and this group has come together to demonstrate the strength of the U of L community," explains Rob Wood, the campaign co-chair.

"We are very proud of what we've been able to do as a group and I hope this is just the beginning," says History Department Chair Chris Epplett.

"I would like to see more departments on campus with 100 per cent participation. Consider this a friendly challenge."

To accept the challenge and make a donation, visit