About LPIRG

LPIRG is a student-funded, student-directed, not-for-profit organization providing resources for undergraduate students to engage with environmental and social justice issues.

LPIRG embraces plurality and participation, and encourages students to critically evaluate the institutions and systems in which they take part. LPIRG assists students in translating their knowledge through research, education, and action to serve public interest.

LPIRG provides funding, administrative assistance, meeting and storage space, and information resources to students who have projects that are in the public interest.
Funding can be accessed for:

  • Research
  • Special Events or Projects
  • Action Groups (-collectives of students and possibly community members who work together on a public interest issue. Groups may focus on research, events, action, publications, or other activities; and have long-term goals.)

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LPIRG also facilitates opportunities for skill development through educational events, public campaigns and partnerships with community organizations.

LPIRG Fall Office Hours and COVID-19 Protcol

We are so excited to begin this academic year and welcome all new and returning students! We have been looking forward to the return to campus but recognize there are still great public health risks associated with the increased spread of COVID-19 variants.

The LPIRG office is located on the second floor of the Students' Union building, in Galileo's. As Galileo's is currently inaccessible (a decision we support to minimize congregations of large numbers), we have decided to keep our office hours open for appointment only for the time being.

You can make an appointment by calling us at 403 332 5243 or emailing us at pirg@uleth.ca.

LPIRG Office Hours for appointments:
Monday: 10am - 1pm
Tuesday: 10am - 11:30am
Wednesday: 10am - 11:30am
Thursdays: 10am - 2pm
The LPIRG office is available for use by students outside of these hours by request.

Masking will be mandatory while in the LPIRG office, and no more than 8 people will be able to use the office (for meetings or gatherings) at one time. If your group is larger than 8 people, LPIRG can support you in booking another space.

Thank you for your commitment to public safety!

How is LPIRG accountable?

LPIRG is a democratic organization that is accountable directly to University of Lethbridge students in the following ways:

  • Any undergraduate student can run for election to the LPIRG board.
  • All board meetings and general meetings are open to students.
  • Students are encouraged to volunteer with LPIRG.
  • LPIRG keeps financial records and produces an annual report, both of which are available to students.
  • Students can opt out of the LPIRG fee and receive a full refund.

Board of Directors

LPIRG’s has a board of directors of 7 undergraduate students that works on a consensus based model. These members are democratically elected during the same time period as the ULSU elections in the Spring semester. Contact us to find out how you can run to be elected to next year’s board.