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Vaccinated post-secondary students could win free semester at U of L

Last Updated May 10, 2021 at 7:46 pm MDT

LETHBRIDGE – A southern Alberta university is running a contest encouraging its student body to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Students enrolled at the University of Lethbridge who receive the jab before the end of the day Sept. 8 could have a chance at one of nine grand prizes of a fully-paid semester of post-secondary.

The school says the grand prizes include student administrative fees, the fine arts access fees, and sports and recreation fees being waived for the fall 2021 term.

“This is an investment we are making in ensuring our campus is as safe as it possibly can be,” said Mike Mahon, president and vice-chancellor, in a release.

“We know many in our community have been, or are planning to be, vaccinated, while others may need some encouragement to be vaccinated as soon as they are able. Our responsibility is to create a safe campus and contribute to the health of the Lethbridge and Calgary communities, and we anticipate this campaign will have a significant impact.”

Seven of the prizes are earmarked for undergrad students at the Lethbridge campus, one prize will go to a graduate student, and one will go to a student attending the Calgary U of L campus.

There are a handful of other prizes for students who can prove they’ve been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine ahead of the school year.

Runners-up could be getting one of three $500 gift cards to the school’s bookstore, one of twenty $20 Bridgebucks prizes, or one of 100 pairs of U of L branded socks.

The draw for prizes will take place Sept. 10.