Lois Hole: Queen of Hugs

October 23, 2014 - March 22, 2015

Human Ecology Building Gallery
Main Floor, 116 Street and 89 Avenue
University of Alberta, Edmonton

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm


From the Clothing and Textiles Collection, Lois Hole: The Queen of Hugs is an exhibition dedicated to the life and legacy of Lois Hole (January 30, 1929 - January 6, 2005), a Canadian politician, academician, and entrepreneur. Well recognized for her roles as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and Chancellor of the University of Alberta, she was also known and loved for her warm personality. Items of her clothing, jewellery, and photographs enrich visitors' experiences and help to create a personal connection with the memory of the Queen of Hugs.

This exhibition coincides with the centennial celebrations for the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences and was generously supported by ALES 100 celebration and the Department of Human Ecology.