University of Lethbridge to play role in flood recovery efforts

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the Alberta government formally requested the U of L house a number of evacuees while cleanup efforts to their communities continue.

It is expected that evacuees will start arriving at our campus later this afternoon. As you can imagine, this is a stressful time for individuals and families who have lost many of their possessions and remain unable to assess the damage to their homes.

In an effort to help transition evacuees to their temporary homes, the U of L is seeking volunteers from its campus community to welcome and familiarize evacuees with the campus. Employees who are able to volunteer during work hours will continue to be paid. Volunteers should consult with their supervisor before committing. If you are able to help, please contact Natasha Buis Deering at 403-329-2762 or at

Mike Mahon
President and Vice-Chancellor