About the Centre

Launched in June 2011 thanks to a generous gift from the late Dr. Jim Coutts (LLD '12), the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage preserves and celebrates the diverse heritage that is central to the spirit of the west, honouring both its namesake and the land he so admires.

Just east of Nanton, AB, the Coutts Centre is comprised of a quarter section of land on the more than 100-year-old property that once belonged to Dr. Coutts's grandfather. The quarter section of land includes the original homestead, extensive gardens and restored outbuildings.

This unique property enables the University of Lethbridge to enhance the student experience in ways relevant to the goals and values described within the framework of a liberal education. Treating the Coutts Centre as a living classroom, students, faculty and visitors will make use of the natural setting to study the history, artwork, ecosystems and geography associated with the area.

The Coutts Centre presents extensive opportunities for students, faculty and the southern Alberta community to learn in a remarkable location.

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About Jim Coutts
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