February 2023

The Prentice Institute collaborates with researchers in Canada and elsewhere to address some of the most difficult challenges of the next generation and beyond.

Call for Presentations, Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference 2023

The Prentice Institute is currently collecting submissions for the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) conference in June of 2023.

Abstracts for individual presentations, research posters, and panels should be no longer than 250 words in length and should include all the presenters’ names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.

Complete the presentation submission form and email it back to prentice@uleth.ca before March 31st, 2023.

More information on the call for presentations for the CRRF Conference can be found here.

Conference accommodation and registration information has been added to the website.

The Prentice Institute and the CIHR funded ECHO (Environment, Community, and Health Observatory) Network are pleased to announce the release of a unique “health in the watershed atlas” of the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds. In this Atlas, the watershed, or watershed management, was the “space” in which to consider, and respond to, the combination of environmental, community, and health dynamics. The Health in the Watershed Atlas is an extensive, replicable, and intersectoral assessment of health in (rather than the typical “health of”) the watershed.

Read the book release

Prentice Institute - City of Lethbridge Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Pilot

Andrea Cuéllar, Associate Director

In the Spring 2023 the Prentice Institute-City of Lethbridge WIL pilot (see December Newsletter) expanded from one to four applied study projects involving six University of Lethbridge students: The Civic Common Comprehensive Site Plan project (Kirsten Hironaka - Urban and Regional Studies), supports the preparation of project management documentation for the Civic Common Comprehensive Site Plan, a project funded by Lethbridge City Council in the last Capital Budget, and which continues the long-term planning for this key area of the City's core....read more.

Knowledge Mobilization

In early February, the Prentice Institute's Stacey Haugen presented at the Nineteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability at the Univeristy of Ljubljana in Slovenia. The theme of the conference was "Decentering Sustainability: Towards Local Solutions for Global Environmental Problems." Stacey won an emerging scholar award to attend, and she presented an oral presentation entitled "Local Solutions to Climate Change and Human Displacement: Can Rural and Smaller Communities Play a Role in Resettling Climate Refugees and Mitigating the Environmental Impacts of Increased Urbanization?" 

Stacey Haugen will also be presenting at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Denver, in the panel "International migration to small and mid-sized cities" on March 23.

A Prentice Institute-City of Lethbridge public event to showcase the work of all of the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 students is planned for Thursday April 20th @ 12:00 p.m. (details forthcoming). It will be an opportunity to appreciate how the joint effort of City staff, students, and faculty members is supporting urban revitalization and public realm projects in Lethbridge. In fostering this partnership, the Prentice Institute contributes to tackling questions that are central to the planning of a prosperous, vibrant, inclusive and equitable City.  

Get Connected, Become an Affiliate

The Prentice Institute accepts applications for affiliation year-round. Affiliates are eligible to apply for a variety of grant funds offered by the Institute.


There is currently a petition before the House of Commons to increase the number and value of Tri-Council Scholarships. These scholarships are tremendously important to graduate students and include SSHRC funding at both the masters and doctoral level (CGS-M and CGS-D). These scholarships have not increased monetarily in nearly two decades and with our current levels of inflation, are more important than ever.

Click the link if you wish to add your name to the petition https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-4287.

The Vienna Yearbook has a new open call! The special issue on Population and Climate Change will be guest edited by Roman Hoffman, Liliana Andriano, Marion Borderon, Kathryn Grace, Tobias Rüttenauer and Erich Striessnig.

Submit by March 31, 2023

The Population Association of America conference and annual meeting takes place in New Orleans, April 10-16. Program here

Registration for the American Association of Geographers annual meeting in Denver at the end March is now available.

The UN World Data Forum Registration is open. Taking place in China, in person registration is open until March 8; virtual registration will open in April.

Op-Eds for Policy Workshop:

On March 8, the University of British Columbia will be holding a workshop that will focus on op-eds for research in the ‘humanities and social sciences’. A separate workshop will be held for the ‘sciences’ (May 23). Read more.

UN World Water Day is

March 22

4401 University Drive W, Lethbridge AB

T1K 3M4


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