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Monday, May 28, 2012

Spring Convocation Update -- May 31 - June 1

The 2012 Spring Convocation ceremonies take place Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 in the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness. 

Approximately 1,500 people are eligible to graduate, and this year more than 1,100 graduands will attend four ceremonies over a two-day period.  

Ceremonies are free and open to the public, starting at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day.  Get all the details, including the list of student academic achievement medals, here.

Watch Online: Convocation ceremonies will be streamed online. This web link will be live about 10 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony.

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CIHR Awards Dr. Ute Kothe 2012 Synapse Prize for Mentorship

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced that Dr. Ute Kothe (Chemistry and Biochemistry), has received its 2012 Synapse Mentorship Award – Individual Researcher.

The award, which is worth $5,000, is one three handed out nationally -- and the U of L's first. The award recognizes the efforts of a health researcher who has made exceptional efforts to promote health research among Canada's students. Learn more here.

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New Quality Assurance Website Launched

The University Review Committee recently launched a completely redesigned Quality Assurance website.

The site lays out the U of L's academic quality assurance process, the schedule of reviews, and summary reports from completed reviews. Learn more here. 

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U of L Community Cookbook Supports ULSU Food Bank

The University of Lethbridge Bookstore and the University of Lethbridge Students' Union are creating a Staff and Faculty cookbook.

This cookbook will include a collection of U of L Staff and Faculty recipes, published right here on campus.  It will be available for faculty, staff, students and the general public to purchase in the fall, with all profits being donated to the ULSU Food Bank.

Learn more, and submit your favourite recipe, here.

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8th Annual Bee Heart Smart Challenge: Walk or Ride your Bike to Work

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This week's challenge is simple -- walk or ride your bike to work.  Log your participation on the Heart Smart Challenge website, and win a prize -- like last week's winner, Trevor Flexhaug from the "Fitbits." 

This initiative for U of L employees is sponsored by the Wellness Committee with support from the Web Team, Sport and Recreation Services and AUPE.

The goal of the  Bee Heart Smart Challenge is to promote an increase in activity, improve health and offer a fun challenge to your co-workers!

Prizes - Top performance and random draw prizes available throughout the challenge.

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Team Fiat Lux fights cancer - again!

Every year, a dedicated group of staff and Faculty from the University of Lethbridge participates in the Annual Relay for Life in Lethbridge.

This is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society and it involves an overnight event where the University team, Fiat Lux, will spend 12 hours (7p.m. to 7a.m.) on June 8 and 9 walking together.

Find out who will be horribly sleep-deprived -- and how to support them -- at this website.

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Summer Science & Technology Camps Almost at Capacity

Destination Exploration & LUMACS have partnered up to offer a variety of amazing Science & Technology programs for ages 5-16. Some camps are nearing capacity. Visit this website to learn more about registration.

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Peer Partners Needed in August for Students from Hokkai Gakuen University

The International Centre for Students is looking for 15 U of L students who are interested in becoming "Peer Partners" to Japanese exchange students visiting the U of L this August from Hokkai Gakuen University. If you know a student who would be interested in this opportunity, please send them to this website for more information. 

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Eduroam Provides Secure Wireless Access Worldwide

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The University of Lethbridge has joined Eduroam, a service that provides secure access to wireless networks at cooperating educational institutions worldwide.

Using Eduroam, U of L staff and faculty can obtain Internet connectivity when visiting participating institutions by simply logging onto their computer or wireless device with their U of L usernames and passwords.

To find out how to participate in the Eduroam program, please visit this website

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Owl Update

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The great horned owl family continues to grow and are now learning to fly. Check out these future predators, here.




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UPDATE: Office Closures / Office Hours

May 1 to Aug. 25 -- Registrar's Office and Student Services Summer Hours

May 31, June 1 -- Recruitment office closed for Convocation

May 31, June 1 -- Management Drop-in Advising Hours

June 1 -- Cash Office summer hours begin 

June 12 -- Arts and Science Advising office closed

June 14 -- Arts and Science Advising office closed in the morning

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Road Trip! Paddlers and fans required for Dragonboat Festival in Kalispell, Montana Sept. 7 - 9

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The U of L is recruiting 2 teams & fans for a ROAD TRIP to KALISPELL, MONTANA to take part in their inaugural Dragon Boat Festival on scenic Flathead Lake.

Weekend of September 7 – 9, 2012

Race Date: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 on Flathead Lake

Entry Fee: No Charge.

Transportation: U of L Team Bus Booked at NO COST to registered participants (bus sponsorship arranged courtesy of the Dean’s office, Arts and Science) -- Max 56 people.

Hotel: Rooms Blocked at Red Lion Hotel @ Preferred Rate of $110 CDN/night for U of L team members

Dinner/Dance: Sat. Sept. 8th @ Red Lion...Montana Dinner/Canadian Dance - Trevor Panczak & Rough Stock

Tickets $35 CDN per person, and includes wine and whiskey tasting, local menu, door prizes and much more!

If you are interrested in attending, please visit this website for more information.

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What's new at www.thisismyU.ca?

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U of L buildings achieve LEED status

The University of Lethbridge is taking a leadership approach in southern Alberta, setting a LEED standard in the design and construction of its new campus buildings.

Beginning with the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness and continuing with the construction of the Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building (AWESB) and Markin Hall, the U of L is showing that it takes its role in sustainability and environmental responsibility seriously. Learn more here. 

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Next Uweekly -- Monday, June 4

If you have a notice or information to submit for the week of  June 4 and beyond, please contact robert.cooney@uleth.ca.

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