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Indigenous course now required as part of business degree at U of L

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – It’s a first for a business school in Canada.

The University of Lethbridge’s Dhillon School Buisness will now include an Indigenous course requirement as part of a student’s core business degree.

Dean, Dr. Kerry Godfrey says the move is indicative of the school’s dedication to an almost 40 year history of supportive and community-guided Indigenous business education.

“Our school’s history shows that we actively value Indigenous business perspectives,” says Godfrey, “and we purposely and intentionally work to enhance and broaden our own perspectives, as well as the student lens in a way that promotes understanding.”

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It’s also part of a wider initiative to move the U of L’s reconciliation efforts forward.

The University of Lethbridge notes business students will acquire a wider understanding with this new Indigenous course component by looking beyond core business content.

U of L  business students are able to choose from a wide variety of Indigenous content courses including Conversational Reconciliation, Indigenous Languages, Aboriginal Health,Indigenous Art History, Indigenous Governance in Canada, and more.

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Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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