A Brief History Of University of Lethbridge

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The University of Lethbridge rests on traditional Blackfoot Land. University of Lethbridge was launched in January 1, 1967 and the creation of the university was inspired by Lethbridge college, known as  “Lethbridge Junior College.” University of Lethbridge started because people believed that southern Alberta deserved to have its own university. The university was the biggest, major site project / development at the west side of the city of Lethbridge. It took a lot of moths to get it approved, lots of protests and even arrests to really get the university developed and built. Now, you would find the university at the west bank of the Old Man River. It was in the Fall of 1969 when the actual building of University of Lethbridge began, starting off with the construction of what is now known as University Hall, led by an amazing architect known as Dr. Erickson. It was in 1986 when the first students convocated with a graduate degree in Education. University of Letbridge also has graduate programs and in 2004, the first PhD graduate of the school, Dr. Robin Gibb crossed the stage! Nowadays, the university’s population continues to climb as more and more programs are being added. 

Published on September 7, 2021

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