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On-going LPIRG Projects

On-going LPIRG Projects

Fresh Food Box!

Sign up to pick up your fresh food box full of delicious local produce!

This fresh food box is available on a pay-what-you-can donation model. Three sizes are available, and all are available as pay-what-you-can with the suggested cost in the box size information.
 

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Transforming Social Concerns Into Effective Actions

Transforming Social Concerns Into Effective Actions

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

COVID-19 Protocol

LPIRG encourages the use of masks and requests that folks use a mask in the LPIRG office space.

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ABOUT

ABOUT

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

  • Working 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.)

How is LPIRG accountable?

LPIRG is a democratic organization that is accountable directly to the 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 all 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 as well. Once they have opted out, they are no longer able to request or obtain funding from LPIRG and vote at the Annual General Meeting. Folks who have chosen to opt out are still welcome and encouraged to attend LPIRG events! Contact us for the Fee Opt Out form.

Board of Directors

LPIRG has a board of directors consisting of seven (7) undergraduate students that work on a consensus-based model. These members are democratically elected during the same time period as the ULSU election in the spring semester. Contact us to find out how you can run to be elected to next year's board.

LPIRG Documents

Class Visits

LPIRG would love the opportunity to visit your classroom to share what LPIRG does here on campus and how students can access funding and other supports! Our presentation is only 5 - 10 minutes and can be done remotely if prefered! We may even pass out some buttons! Click below to sign up!

 

 
 
 

GET FUNDED

LPIRG Research Grant Application

Travel Grant Application

LPIRG Event and Project Grant Application 

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 WORKING GROUPS 

What are working groups?

What are working groups?

 Working groups are collectives (and possibly community members) who work together on a public interest issue and have long-term goals. Groups may focus on research, events, action, publications, or other activities. If you are interested in forming your own action group, swing by the office and let's chat. 

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Why join a working group?

Why join a  working group?

  • ​Funding, administrative, and organizational support from LPIRG.

  • Access to LPIRG office space for meetings and storage.

  • Raising public awareness through printing, button making, web space, and email publicity.

  • Assistance with project organizing, including volunteer recruitment, training, and planning

  • Lots of love from LPIRG!

Working Group Grant Applications

Want to form a working group?!

LPIRG provides funding, administrative, and organizational support to working groups. Resources will be made available (meeting, file, and storage space), library resources, web space, LPIRG staff and volunteer support, list-serve and action network, as well as equipment (PA system, button maker, laptop).

Working groups are expected to have regular communication with the LPIRG board of directors, supply a year-end report and have representation at the LPIRG AGM.

Join LPIRG Education Campaign for Renters' Rights Working Group

Student renters are an increasingly vulnerable population, especially international students and those renting for the first time. A lack of understanding of the rights of tenants in Alberta can lead to the exploitation and unfair treatment of students. If renters in Alberta seek out additional information, this is often landlord-centred or neutral at best, but students need a much more clear picture on this information, that speaks to their unique needs. 

 

Help us create a thriving student body of informed community members that are better equipped to find housing, sign better agreements with landlords, end tenancies effectively and have a clear picture of what to do in a possible scenario when things are working out while the students live in their homes. 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITIES

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Join LPIRG in volunteering for the Consent Carnival being held Thursday September 29th at the University of Lethbridge! 

Click below to sign up!

CONSENT CARNIVAL! 

 

OTHER RESOURCES

OTHER RESOURCES

Button Maker Request Form
Paid Zoom Account Request Form
 
 

EVENTS 

EVENTS 

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Class Visits

University of Lethbridge

On-going

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LPIRG AGM!

Location: TBD

October 25th at 7 PM

 
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