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Monday, January 7, 2013

Mahon Goes to the "Big House" January 18, 10 a.m.

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University of Lethbridge President Mike Mahon  has agreed to be taken in for 'questioning' on January 18 at 10 a.m  about taking his zeal for campus fitness to extremes.

You can decide for yourself if  the charges levelled against the   veteran administrator and researcher are true -- and can help raise funds to bail Mike out of "Jail."  Read more here.

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New Chair in Aquatic Health Appointed

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The University of Lethbridge has added to its internationally recognized expertise in water research with the addition of a new Chair in Aquatic Health, Dr. Greg Pyle.

Pyle is the first of four new research Chairs being added to the University this year as part of the Government of Alberta’s Campus Alberta Innovation Program (CAIP) Chairs plan. The government is contributing $1-million per appointment over the course of seven years, for a total investment of $28 million.

Pyle comes to the University after spending the previous five years as head of the Aquatic Biotechnology and Ecotoxicology Laboratory at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont.

His research program is considered unique because he is able to study several aquatic species, including both vertebrate and invertebrate animals, representing different positions within a typical freshwater food web and thereby better understanding the subtle effects of environmental contamination. Learn more here.

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Calgary Campus Administration Relocates to Bow Valley College

The University of Lethbridge, Calgary Campus, has finished moving into new administrative space. Now serving students from the 6th floor of BVC's South Campus, the U of L team enjoys high quality professional space with room to grow. Learn more here.

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Operating Hours

January 9 -- Library Regular Operating Hours Resume

January 9 --  Zoo Reopens

January 7 to 14 -- Bookstore Hours

January 7 to 15 -- A&S Student Program Services Extended Hours

January 18 -- Arts & Science Academic Advisors Not Available

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SU Hosts "Frostbite" January 11

The ULSU would like to welcome students back this semester by giving them frostbite, but in a good way.

Watch for indoor fun on Friday Jan. 11 during the day, and listen for a party at the Zoo  in the evening. Learn more here. 

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Living Well at the U of L

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Upcoming Wellness sessions:

January 15  and January 17 -- Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers, Supervisors and Co-Workers

For additional information, please visit the Wellness Website.

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Teaching, Research and Volunteer Awards now Open for Nominations

Each year, the University of Lethbridge acknowledges its best teachers, researchers and external volunteers through the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Ingrid Speaker Medal for Distinguished Research, Scholarship, or Performance and the University Volunteer Award. These three award programs are now accepting nominations.

Click on the titles below for additional information.

Distinguished Teaching Award -- Deadline Feb. 1, 2013

University of Lethbridge Volunteer Award -- Deadline Feb. 1, 2013

Ingrid Speaker Medal for Distinguished Research, Scholarship, or Performance --  Deadline, Feb. 28, 2013

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News Roundup

Calgary Herald -- Lethbridge skip eager for provincials after rocking SACA playdowns (Education Student Casey Scheidegger)

Lethbridge Herald -- City plays role in new book (Professor Emeritus Bill Baker)

Edmonton Journal -- Witness describes horror of LRT attack (U of L grad Manwar Khan)

If you know anyone who has been featured or mentioned in the media, and has a U of L connection, please send a note to robert.cooney@uleth.ca

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Student Speaker Challenge 2013

The Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG), the U of L Students' Union, and the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) have once again teamed up to bring a forum for discussion to the U of L.

Students are invited to apply to participate in The Big Idea: The Student Speaker Challenge 2013.

What is the 'Big Idea' question this year? Learn more here.

More information about the Student Speaker Challenge can be found on the LPIRG website  or by contacting LPIRG at pirg@uleth.ca or call 403-332-5343.

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Survey Process Reminder

The number-crunching experts in Institutional Analysis are reminding the U of L community that if you wish to conduct a survey or distribute survey information to students or employees, they can help define how best to do that, and also ensure that the survey process follows the policy and guidelines approved by the Board of Governors on October 11, 2012.  Learn more here

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New GFC Policy - Aboriginal Education

On December 10, 2012 at the meeting of the General Faculties Council, the Aboriginal Education Policy was approved. You can view it here. 

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Lux Bucks Winner

Congratulations to Barry Knapp, the winner of the December 2012 Pronghorn Athletics LUX Bucks 50/50 draw. Barry is the winner of $442.50. Learn how to participate in this unique fundraiser, here. 

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Safe Disposal of Glass and Sharps

Any sharp object that is discarded into garbage cans has the potential for injury.

In order to protect our Caretaking staff from injury, Risk & Safety Services would like to remind everyone about proper waste disposal methods. Learn more here.

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Reading Week Science & Technology Camp

Still looking for something for your child to do over the February Reading Week break? Why not try a Science & Technology Camp at the U of L? Learn more here. 

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Next Uweekly -- Monday, January 14

If you have a notice or information to submit for the week of January 14 and beyond, please contact robert.cooney@uleth.ca


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