Monthly Archive for January, 2009

Drawn to the Future

After more than 50 years of serving as southern Alberta’s centre for technological education, Lethbridge College is heading back to the drawing board to recast itself for the next 50. A campus development plan, a broad-brush guide to the future approved by the college’s board of governors in September, sets the tone for the finer […]

Chris Eagan Manages a ‘Town’ of 5,000 Folks

Chris Eagan’s official title at Lethbridge College is director of facilities. But, if his employer wasn’t a post-secondary institution, he could be called town manager. Lethbridge College, you see, has a daytime population of about 5,000, greater than most southern Alberta communities, including Cardston, Raymond and Claresholm. “We have people who live here, work here, […]

Campus Spirit One of Giving

Christmas is a time for friends, family, and great memory-making while sharing the joy of the season. But, it can also be a time of great stress for those without the resources to buy gifts for loved ones. For the eighth year, Lethbridge College ran its Christmas Store in November, providing items donated by faculty […]

Where Are They Now?

Ryan Armstrong Civil Engineering Technology 2006 Grande Prairie: works as a bridge technologist for Genivar Consultants. Nadine (Hines) Bonsant Recreation Management 1994 Sherwood Park: worked in sport/ recreation field, including the Paralympics Association and Alberta Sports and Recreation, then worked with seniors. She is married with three children and teaches pre-school courses for Strathcona County […]

The Neighbours are Curious

At 609 Sunridge Crescent on the outer edge of West Lethbridge, construction and science have allied to build a 1,300-square-foot laboratory known as The Living Home. When the exterior was completed recently, neighbours likely noticed a few oddities, distinctive features that set it apart from their own domiciles. First of all, no one lives at […]

Saving Lives one Drop at a Time

Clay Boyes recalls the incident like it was yesterday: just a typical day on the farm stacking hay bales with a friend and his eight-year-old son, Nathan. Suddenly, the steady pace is broken by Nathan’s bloodcurdling screams; his leg is stuck in the rotary chain of the bale machine, and he’s slowly being pulled in. […]

Muscling in on the Fitness Revolution

Want to help the Canadian economy? Put down this magazine now and walk around the block. Physical inactivity robs Canada of roughly $5.3 billion in production annually, while its bloated partner in crime, obesity, takes it for another $4.3 billion. And, the two account for almost five per cent of the nation’s healthcare costs. So, […]

Living Green + Environmental Myths

One of the chief goals of the Living Home project was to involve students in the learning process. Several paradoxes face the environmental designer and the conscientious consumer. The following are examples of the sort of critical thinking Lethbridge College students have been engaged through the design of The Living Home. Paradox I: Solving a […]

Lining up the Future in Step with the Community

If the past few semesters at Lethbridge College have seemed like a blur; the next few are rapidly coming into focus. And one constant is emerging: our college is continuously moving forward in alignment with the community it serves. After a brand change and our 50th Anniversary celebrations tweaked our “new’d” campus attitude, we have […]

Hubbard Collection a Digital Animal Act

When Alf Hubbard agreed to donate his extensive collection of Alberta’s wildlife to Lethbridge College, he stipulated it had to be made accessible to the public. He believed the collection he spent years compiling would one day help bring students throughout southern Alberta closer to the wonders of the natural world. Perhaps even Hubbard could […]

Green Perspectives

Darren Gilbertson, Student For a guy who spent 17 years as a business manager in the southern Alberta arts community, Darren Gilbertson might seem an unlikely convert to the gospel of “green” home building. But the Lethbridge College Geomatics student got his jeans dusty last summer developing a construction waste management strategy and monitoring the results […]

General Studies: Scholarship Salutes Soldiers

Brig.-Gen. Mike Jorgensen extends a hand and executes a friendly squeeze that belies his many years in the field of combat. The much-decorated Canadian soldier has come to Lethbridge College to attend a gala dinner in recognition of the 18th Air Defense Regiment and 100 years of military presence in Lethbridge. The black-tie event, hosted […]

Fit, Focused, Fanatical

Anyone who thinks obtaining a Lethbridge College diploma is a “no-sweat” proposition hasn’t visited the Physical Education Complex. Students, alumni and the community are welcome to work out here, and can take advantage of the Val Matteotti Gymnasium (three full-size gymnasiums) with seating for some 1,100; four international-size squash and racquetball courts; a fitness testing […]