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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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COVID-19 Protocol
About
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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 (5 CAD per Fall and Spring semester) 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.

Not a UofL student but want to be a member of LPIRG? 

The Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG) is a student-led, student-directed non-profit providing financial and administrative resources for students to get involved with social and climate justice! By becoming an official community member, you will gain the ability to apply for event, project, research, and travel funding! You will also be able to form your own working group and receive administrative support! Please note, becoming a member does NOT guarantee funding.

 

 Non-members are still encouraged to participate in and all LPIRG events but do not have access to funding.

 

The membership fee is 6.50 CAD a semester.

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!

 

Class visits
Get Funded

GET FUNDED

LPIRG Research Grant Application

Travel Grant Application

LPIRG Event and Project Grant Application 

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Working groups

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!

Interested in starting your own Working Group?

Get a jump on engaging with grassroots activism, suggest a topic of interest to rally a group together, or request some time to chat about a topic you're passionate about!

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Opportunities

Opportunities & Events

Stay tuned for upcoming working groups and events!

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