Chandler Family

Chandler Family

Nadine and Don Chandler have advocated for inclusiveness ever since their son Randy was born with an intellectual disability more than 40 years ago, and now they’ve established an award that will help provide inclusive learning opportunities at the University of Lethbridge.


“Our son was one of eight individuals with disabilities involved in a drama and dance course at the U of L through former drama professor Lisa Doolittle,” says Don (BASc (BA) ’73). “As a result of this very successful program, we wanted to do something to enable future intellectually disabled individuals to have an opportunity to attend courses at the University. We had been thinking about establishing a scholarship for some time and our son’s participation in that course affirmed our decision.”

“Randy had an outstanding experience,” says Nadine. “He very much enjoyed the whole process. He enjoyed being involved in the university classroom; he received a mark and was very proud of his accomplishments. It was a positive, rewarding experience all around.”