The university says Dr. Christou was an outspoken advocate to locate the school in Lethbridge in the 1960s.
The University of Lethbridge is mourning the loss of Dr. Van E. Christou, who passed away on Wednesday (Sep. 27). He was 91. The school says Christou was a founding father of the institution and an outspoken advocate for it to be located in Lethbridge in the 1960s. He was also the third chancellor. A celebration of life is being planned, but no details are available as of yet. "Van was a treasured member of the University of Lethbridge community," University president, Dr. Mike Mahon adds. "His influence on the first 50 years of our university is undeniable... Our community has suffered a great loss and he will be sadly missed." -Sam Borsato