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    Success through support

    Success through support

    uLethbridge Students Say Thanks
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    uLethbridge Students Say Thanks

    Earlier this fall, uLethbridge students wrote more than 600 thank-you cards to scholarship donors, sharing the impact financial awards have had on their educational journeys.
    Bryn Hewko (MFA ’16) named 2018 Young Alumnus of the Year
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    Bryn Hewko (MFA ’16) named 2018 Young Alumnus of the Year

    A bright, engaging and innovative entrepreneur, Bryn Hewko has already made huge inroads into the cinema industry and worked with some long trusted and recognizable brands while providing new media students and recent grads internships and employment opportunities.
    Bill Spenceley named 2018 Alumnus of the Year
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    Bill Spenceley named 2018 Alumnus of the Year

    A business leader with a strong research background, alumnus Bill Spenceley has guided his local company to worldwide success, all while taking a leading role in environmental sustainability and empowering the next generation of uLethbridge students through collaborative projects and ventures.
    Making a Difference Once Name at a Time
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    Making a Difference Once Name at a Time

    Annita Lucchesi's work to create a database of missing and murdered Indigenous women has garnered significant attention internationally, covered by NPR in the United States, The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, on The Stream through Al Jazeera and more.
    Learning About Others & Herself
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    Learning About Others & Herself

    Drawn to the University of Lethbridge by its small class sizes and the natural beauty of the city, Jamie Lewis found a community and her place in the world.
    Exploring the Atomic Era through Nuclear Tourism
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    Exploring the Atomic Era through Nuclear Tourism

    Each year, atomic tourists arrive by the thousands to Trinity, New Mexico, site of the first nuclear bomb detonation. A project by professor Mary Kavanagh explores nuclear anxiety in the post-Cold War era through a series of interviews with these visitors.
    Setting Sail for a Semester at Sea
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    Setting Sail for a Semester at Sea

    Gift provides students global perspectives, international and intercultural skills and the knowledge to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world.
    Solving World Hunger with Potatoes
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    Solving World Hunger with Potatoes

    With a thriving potato-growing industry worth $1 billion annually, Alberta is home to nearly 200 varieties of potatoes. Dr. Dmytro Yevtushenko is one of the few researchers in Western Canada dedicated to further enhancing the success of the potato industry.
    Leading the Gender Revolution
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    Leading the Gender Revolution

    With his research featured in National Geographic, The New York Times, The Nature of Things, Oprah, Discovery Channel and more, Dr. Paul Vasey is the go-to voice for cross-cultural issues related to sex and gender.
    Improving Rural Health Care
    research & innovation

    Improving Rural Health Care

    Focusing on care for older adults in rural Alberta, Dr. Julia Brassolotto is using her interdisciplinary expertise as a social scientist and health-services researcher to examine how living in a rural area affects health and health care.
    Quenching a Thirst for Knowledge
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    Quenching a Thirst for Knowledge

    A voracious love of the written word and a lifelong pursuit to quench this thirst for knowledge led to an historic gift to the University of Lethbridge’s Library.
    Realizing a Vision for Campus
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    Realizing a Vision for Campus

    One visionary donor began imagining possibilities for a new science building long before the shovels hit the ground.
    Building the Future of Finance and Business Innovation
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    Building the Future of Finance and Business Innovation

    The business school landscape is set to advance thanks to a transformational gift and a unique partnership with Navjeet (Bob) Dhillon.
    Cracking the Code on Addiction
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    Cracking the Code on Addiction

    The new Tom and Lillian Beswick Fellowship Award in Addictions Research at the Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience could help crack the code on addiction.
    Creating a More Inclusive Campus
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    Creating a More Inclusive Campus

    A gift to assist students with disabilities provides much more than accessible education.
    Investing in the Future
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    Investing in the Future

    Years of planning, consultation and collaboration, combined with the leadership and support of individuals and organizations, are making the vision for our Science and Academic Building a reality.
    Leaving a Legacy
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    Leaving a Legacy

    Recognizing the value of education and the strength of community, the Boora family gives back.
    Paying it Forward
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    Paying it Forward

    A uLethbridge alumna is making university life easier for students who are also parents.
    Understanding Religion's Purpose
    research & innovation

    Understanding Religion's Purpose

    Dr. Hillary Rodrigues is exploring religion and its purpose to help us better understand the world and each other.
    Making a Difference, One Scholarship at a Time
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    Making a Difference, One Scholarship at a Time

    "Thank you so very much for placing your trust in me and encouraging me at a time when I desperately needed it. "
    Celebrating a Culture of Achievement
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    Celebrating a Culture of Achievement

    Nearly 20 years after the program was founded, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Rugby knows what it is, having confidently carved out a recognizable identity.
    Improving Economic and Social Welfare with Corporate and Non-Profit Partnerships
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    Improving Economic and Social Welfare with Corporate and Non-Profit Partnerships

    Dr. Gloria Tian, an associate professor of finance at the University of Lethbridge’s Calgary campus, wants to know more about the relationship between corporations and the non-profit sector, and how the relationship enhances economic and social welfare in a country.
    Enhancing Student Success with Play
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    Enhancing Student Success with Play

    Education professor Dr. Jeffrey MacCormack is working with neuroscientist Dr. Robbin Gibb (BASc (BSc) ’77, MSc ’01, PhD ’04) on a play-based intervention for children and youth with difficulty socializing and regulating emotions.
    Putting Science on Display
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    Putting Science on Display

    Interactive periodic table will put science on display, igniting a spark in future scientists.
    Honouring a Life while Celebrating Learning
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    Honouring a Life while Celebrating Learning

    In 2012, the Penny family gifted the landmark Capital Furniture building to uLethbridge. Though new life has since been breathed into the building, it's true significance rests in its namesake: The University of Lethbridge Dr. Foster James Penny Building, and the young man's life it honours.
    Teaming Up to Benefit the Community
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    Teaming Up to Benefit the Community

    Residence students and Pronghorn Athletics teamed up for a number of initiatives throughout the year that benefited the southern Alberta community.
    Achieving Volunteer Greatness
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    Achieving Volunteer Greatness

    Neuroscience and psychology major Imogen Pohl was awarded the Governor General of Canada's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers by Governor General Dr. Julie Payette (DSc '05) in 2018.
    Welcoming Newcomers & Appetites
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    Welcoming Newcomers & Appetites

    A group of uLethbridge students and alumni have cooked up a delicious new project to provide city newcomers employment and integration opportunities, one meal at a time.
    Learning by Volunteering
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    Learning by Volunteering

    Since 2015, 583 students have registered with UVolunteer, a partnership between Volunteer Lethbridge and the University that matches and tracks students working with city non-profit groups, and they’ve logged 7,741 hours.
    Embracing the Uncomfortable
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    Embracing the Uncomfortable

    The effects of his many uncomfortable experiences, from leaving his native Brazil to study in Canada to creating support programs for newcomers, were life changing for Dhillon School of Business alumni, Felipe Civita Ferreira (BMgt ’15).
    Giving Youth at Risk a Chance with Chess
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    Giving Youth at Risk a Chance with Chess

    Chess for Life, a research project exploring how learning to play chess affects decision making, refers youth in the criminal justice system to a program that teaches them the game as part of their sentence.
    Sharing a Hidden Treasure of Art with All
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    Sharing a Hidden Treasure of Art with All

    Thanks to a gift from the estate of Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess which includes more than 1,000 pieces featuring works by the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, Picasso, Chagall, Inuit and Northwest Coast First Nations artists, uLethbridge has one of Canada's most significant art collections.
    Basking in Alberta's Big Sky
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    Basking in Alberta's Big Sky

    Thanks to Valerie Wilson, the land that has such a deep connection to the Wilson family's past will create a bright future for the University of Lethbridge.
    Advancing Alternative Health Care
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    Advancing Alternative Health Care

    Dr. Wendy Takeda's journey to improve her patients’ entire well-being through acupuncture has led her to establish a student scholarship and collaborate with uLethbridge researchers.
    Fostering Relationships Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Communities
    alumni

    Fostering Relationships Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Communities

    A well-respected specialist in Indigenous education, Jamie Ahksistowaki Medicine Crane is building the capacity of educators, developing curriculum and improving relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
    Carving a Path for Herself and Others
    alumni

    Carving a Path for Herself and Others

    Her ability to dive in, courage to do things she's never done and desire to take advantage of every opportunity has seen Wendy C. Fox (BASc (BA) ’71) influence the career paths of tens of thousands of Canadians.
    Changing Lives through Music
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    Changing Lives through Music

    To honour their late nephew, Dr. Wayne Burton (BSc ’97) and Jasmine Burton established the Josh Burton Memorial Award to help uLethbridge music students establish their careers.
    Combining Passion, Business and Art
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    Combining Passion, Business and Art

    An a-ha moment set Paije Ottoson (BMgt/BEd '04) on a whole new career trajectory, combining her business background with her passion for art.
    Engineering the Student Experience
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    Engineering the Student Experience

    The future of engineering at the University of Lethbridge could look very different thanks to the support of industry and the southern Alberta community.
    Hunting Dinosaurs
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    Hunting Dinosaurs

    Wendy Sloboda (BA ’01) is a legendary dinosaur hunter who made international headlines when she introduced a new dinosaur to the world.
    Inspiring a New Generation of Musicians
    alumni

    Inspiring a New Generation of Musicians

    Considered one of the most influential musical voices of our time, Dr. Andrew Staniland (BMus '00) has amassed more than 100 national and international performances of his work; garnered a long list of awards and accolades; and represented Canada at prestigious festivals worldwide.
    Learning in Nature
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    Learning in Nature

    The expansion of our Westcastle Field Station has created opportunities for expanded research, student training and community outreach initiatives.
    Planting the Seeds for the Future
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    Planting the Seeds for the Future

    Cor Van Raay's gift provides uLethbridge and Lethbridge College students leading-edge training in agribusiness practices.
    Putting Parkinson's on Ice
    research & innovation

    Putting Parkinson's on Ice

    A team of uLethbridge researchers, led by Dr. Jon Doan (PhD '06) is investigating skating and stickhandling skills as forms of therapy.
    Rebuilding in Nepal
    alumni

    Rebuilding in Nepal

    Alumna Janelle Pritchard (BN '12), an operating-room nurse in Calgary, has an infectious passion for helping the people of Nepal.
    Honouring a Community Builder
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    Honouring a Community Builder

    Harry Cox's tenacity and dedication played a key role in establishing the Pronghorn's hockey program, as well as Lethbridge's sports community.
    Recognizing the 50 Greatest Pronghorns
    pronghorn athletics

    Recognizing the 50 Greatest Pronghorns

    Over the course of 50 years, of the thousands of athletes who have worn Pronghorns blue and gold, a select group has separated itself from the herd as the best of the best.
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