Campus Life

U of L's Calgary campus now at Bow Valley College

More than 700 students at the University of Lethbridge's Calgary Campus have started their January term in Bow Valley College's (BVC) newly renovated downtown North Campus.

This move builds on the efforts of both institutions to collaborate and provide better access to post-secondary education in Calgary.

"By increasing access to quality education in downtown Calgary, the U of L and BVC are working together to meet the needs of Calgarians," says U of L President Mike Mahon. "By providing options for individuals interested in pursuing post-secondary education, our two institutions help ensure that more students will have the knowledge and skills to be successful."

The U of L has been offering Faculty of Management programming in Calgary since 1996, and for the past 15 years has steadily increased its enrolment and course offerings. There has also been a continual progression of transfer agreements, which allow even more Albertans to take advantage of convenient evening and weekend course offerings.

"We're delighted to welcome the University of Lethbridge into our newly refurbished campus," says Sharon Carry, president and CEO, Bow Valley College. "This partnership is a significant step in the creation of Campus Alberta South — a set of principles developed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology to provide a seamless and unified system of lifelong learning for Albertans."

Program growth, both at the U of L's previous location at SAIT, and at the U of L, spurred the move to larger facilities at BVC.

"To best serve our growing number of students – from BVC, SAIT and elsewhere in Calgary – the U of L decided that moving was a viable option," says Lorne Williams, director of the U of L's Calgary campus. "In turn, this allows SAIT to expand its on-campus space to serve its students. We've had an excellent relationship with our Calgary students over the past 15 years, and it will continue, but in a different location. We already feel very much a part of the BVC family, and look forward to growing our new partnership."