University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge is one of Canada`s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions, attracting over 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to our Lethbridge and Calgary campuses. We offer 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in seven Faculties and Schools: Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Liberal Education, Graduate Studies and the Dhillon School of Business.

Our motto, Fiat Lux, refers to the illumination that comes from research and learning. We create, inquire and discover, and inspire our students to do the same.

Located on traditional Blackfoot land, First Nations culture is woven into the fabric of the University, enriching our programs, teaching and research. Our Blackfoot name, Iniskim, was gifted to the University by Elder Bruce Wolf Child in 2002. Spanning 500 acres, our Lethbridge campus is known for the signature Arthur Erickson building, University Hall, nestled into the coulees overlooking the Oldman River. As Phase I of the Destination Project, a new science and academic building is near completion.  This facility will advance transdisciplinary research and learning opportunities for generations to come.

The UofL boasts 15 research centres and institutes, including the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience and the Centre for Oral History and Tradition. Faculty members bring their research into the classroom and actively engage students in research. Graduate and undergraduate students work alongside accomplished researchers in a supportive and multidisciplinary environment, grounded in liberal education.

Students explore a variety of subjects and discover what they are passionate about while developing the critical thinking and analytical skills that will prepare them for the jobs of the future. At the U of L, there are extraordinary opportunities for students to take their learning beyond the classroom and discover the world. We are known for our small classes, and personal and welcoming atmosphere.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1967
Total Number of Staff 1173
Number of Academic Staff 496
Number of Students 8803
Focus Areas


Natural and Health Sciences

Social Sciences



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Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes
Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Teaching and training
Training for pre-school teachers
Training for teachers with subject specialisation
Arts (broad programmes)
Fine arts
Music and performing arts
Audio-visual techniques and media production
Humanities (broad programmes)
Foreign languages
History and archaeology
Philosophy and ethics
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Sociology and cultural studies
Political science and civics
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Marketing and advertising
Finance, banking, insurance
Accounting and taxation
Management and administration
Biology and biochemistry
Environmental science
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Earth science
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computer science
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Nursing and caring
Medical diagnostic and treatment technology
Social work and counselling