Monthly Archive for September, 2007

Kickin’ it with Kyoto 2010

Lethbridge College initiatives running ahead of accord. When the Lethbridge College Kodiaks take to floor or field, they do so sporting their traditional blue-and-white uniforms. It’s long been the colour scheme of College athletic endeavours. But Lethbridge College also plays in another arena, one in which green is the colour of choice. The college has […]

East meets west – Japanese students at home on the range

Each year for the past dozen, Tokyo mothers have been sending their sons to an arid, windswept plain where temperatures can easily vary 70 degrees between seasons, Japanese is rarely heard and the nearest of their beloved cherry blossoms are at least two mountain ranges west. And each year since they began graduating from its […]

Zoll support and boosts emergency training

A ground-breaking initiative between Lethbridge College and a major North American medical equipment supplier gives the institution’s paramedic, nursing and emergency medical technician graduates a head start in their chosen careers. Under the initiative, which brings together a variety of organizations such as NAIT, Chinook Health and regional ambulance operators, Zoll, a leading manufacturer and […]

Finding success the second time around

Lethbridge College graduate Kevin Provost smiles as he watches the Zamboni slowly circle the Civic Arena rink in preparation for another session of his annual summer hockey camp. This is the first year that fully half of his students are of First Nations descent, and Kevin says that gives him the opportunity to address racial […]

Tell It Like It Is- Faron Ellis has his finger on the pulse of politics

Politics makes for strange bedfellows, they say, and if anyone can verify that statement, it’s Dr. Faron Ellis The Lethbridge College instructor has pulled the sheets back to reveal more about Canadian politics and those who practice the art than many others currently involved in political science in the country. Throughout his career, Faron has […]

Act your age- turning 50 and still ready to party

To: Tracy Edwards, President Lethbridge College Dear Tracy: I would like to share with you some concerns I have about the 50th Anniversary celebrations at Lethbridge College and the manner in which they are being planned. While I agree providing 50 years of education to thousands of students, allowing them to fulfill their dreams and […]

Legends of the fall of ‘57

Half a century later, our first grads prove the kids were alright. It’s been half a century since they were among the first students at Lethbridge Junior College,  but Barbara, Betty, Dick, Fiori, Jim, Julian, Leonard, Les, Wayne and Yvonne still answer “present” to the roll call. A month after classes began that storied autumn, […]

Designing woman- Shelly finds fun and future in fashion

For newly minted designer Shelly Court, the road from Raymond, Alta. to the bright lights of the fashion industry ran straight north, through the Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Lethbridge College. Even before she graduated in April, this inspired young woman had already been celebrated in Atlanta and attended a photo shoot in New […]

From dry land to pay dirt- Randy’s roots run deep in prairie soil

Randall L. Jespersen was appointed President of Terasen Gas in 2002, having previously held the positions of Senior Vice-President, Energy Delivery Services and Senior Vice-President, Gas Supply. He is past chair of the Western Energy Institute and is a board member of the Canadian Gas Association. That’s the official entry in the online guidebook of […]

Winds of change- It’s easy BZEE for Lethbridge College

Students who enrol in Lethbridge College’s wind turbine technician program may soon be required to apply for one additional piece of documentation when they graduate: a passport. The non-credit program, firmly established in the industry since the College created it in 2005, will soon benefit from years of European know-how, providing students with credentials accepted […]

Donors make the future fabulous

With Lethbridge College celebrating its 50th birthday this year, now more than ever its focus is on improving services to students. For Steven Dyck, the rising cost of education and the need for improvements to the Buchanan Library are two areas of greatest concern. “We have to look at ways at creating affordability as well […]

Say it loud and say it proud

Construction ruckus at all hours of the day, a funky new fountain in the front yard, loud parties on the lawn: what must our neighbours be thinking about the new tenants at 3000 College Drive. Get used to it, people. We’re Lethbridge College and once we get all the boxes unpacked and the attitude uncrated, […]