Monthly Archive for April, 2012

President’s message

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to small towns (and small colleges). At first glance, it’s easy to think that not much is going on in a small community. But lingering a bit longer on the landscape will show the rich diversity of people and experiences. There are many new faces around […]

From our kitchens: Spring salad with crispy spelt, toasted walnuts, goat’s cheese and basil vinaigrette

This kind of spring salad would be found on many menus in Italy at this time of year. The addition of spelt (known by the Italian name “farro”) adds complexity and texture to the salad. Spelt is an ancient type of wheat with a pleasant nutty flavour that is available in most health food stores […]

Learning the Language of Health Care

Lethbridge College’s ESL for Nursing program brings the classroom to students around the world. When Mandana Azar Afshar came to Canada from Iran last July, she was in search of educational opportunities for her 16-year-old daughter. But along the way, the 43-year-old discovered there were opportunities here for her, too. In September, she started taking […]

Krista Albers on the Move

Krista Albers has been on the move since birth – literally. She took her first international flight when she was just 10 days old, heading from southern Alberta to the Netherlands. She would take that trip many times in her life as her family moved from Alberta to Europe and back again, and it would […]

It’s a Small World After All

Lethbridge College opens doors to studies around the world through study abroad, online learning and transfer agreements. While there are hundreds of interesting classes to choose from each semester at Lethbridge College, students can also take advantage of study abroad, online learning and transfer opportunities while enrolled in some college programs. The students who take […]

Fate and the Forces

Often it takes years to realize what a difference one person can make in someone’s life. But for Derek Georget, a 2011 graduate of Lethbridge College’s Criminal Justice-Policing program, that appreciation came far more quickly. The Saskatoon native came to the college in 2009 straight from high school. By November that year, he was ready […]

Diplomas Down Under

After spending the first 20 years of their lives in Lethbridge, Brent Fikowski (Business Administration – Accounting, 2011) and Andrew Hemmerling (Business Administration, 2011) have started out on a new adventure together – completing their education and pursuing their passion for beach volleyball on the Australian Gold Coast. Fikowski and Hemmerling became friends playing volleyball […]

Celebrating Our Stars

Every spring, as Lethbridge College grads prepare to move from the campus to their new careers, they have inspiring examples to emulate. The three people chosen by Lethbridge College and celebrated on these pages are among the many accomplished alumni who credit their time at Lethbridge College as one of the secrets of their success. By […]

Bringing Students of the World Together

It’s the first day of school. Your heart pounds and your stomach turns somersaults as you walk through Lethbridge College’s front doors for the first time. You’re ready for your classes, but you don’t know anyone and you’re nervous about making friends because this time, you’re not just in a new school, you’re in a […]

A World Away, A World of Difference

Jinan, China, is called the “City of Springs” and teems with a population of around seven million people. The capital of the eastern province of Shandong is located about 390 kilometers south of Beijing and never shuts down. But the continuous flurry of activity that takes place here each day has become commonplace to Lethbridge […]

A Word or Two: Greg Kaupp

Wider Horizons asked Greg Kaupp (Civil Engineering Technology, ‘85), Lethbridge and Area Manager of Associated Engineering, to share a word or two on memorable buildings around the world. Kaupp, a Certified Engineering Technologist, is a member of the college’s Engineering Design and Drafting Technology Advisory Committee. What’s the most unusual creation you’ve ever seen? The […]

Widen Your Horizon

Prepare for Adventure The arrival of spring and longer days might have you pining for the open road and starting to plan for the summer’s big trip. But before you head off on your next adventure, Lethbridge College Nursing Education in Southern Alberta chair Karla Wolsky (Nursing ‘98) has a few tips to make sure […]

Where Are They Now?

2011 Kristina Halma, Agriculture Technology Kristina is a research assistant at a Lethbridge non-profit organization called Farming Smarter. She first worked for the company as a summer student in 2010, between her first and second years at the college, after she saw the job posting through the AgTech program. She was offered a permanent position […]

Student Perspectives

Wider Horizons asked: What is great about your home (both the place where you grew up and the place you lived when you studied abroad)? Mehmet Bektas, 24 Hometown: Crancey, France Program: International Trade at Campus Edouard Herriot in Sainte Savine, France, and Business Administration at Lethbridge College My home for me is special, and that […]

Q&A with Caitlin Power

Wider Horizons asked Caitlin Power (Fashion Design and Marketing ’08), the owner and creative director of the contemporary women’s label that carries her name, to share a few words on fashion, flare, and finding your own style. To see the some of her latest creations, head to the runways of Toronto …or check out […]

Opening Doors to the World

From rural Alberta to the United Nations, alumnus Drew Donovan carries the lessons learned at Lethbridge College with him wherever he goes. Drew Donovan is living the kind of life where one week he is answering emails from the market square of old town Prague and the next week he is working from his Switzerland […]

Nothin’ But Net

Canada’s top female college basketball players gathered in March at Lethbridge College for the BMO 2012 CCAA Women’s National Basketball Championship. After three days of thrilling play, the Cégep Sainte-Foy Dynamiques cut down the net as they were crowned national champions for the fourth time in school history. The Lethbridge College Kodiaks received the Fair […]

News and Notes

A Global Community – a Click Away Lethbridge College’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Education instructors realize that it takes a village to raise a child, especially when it comes to children with FASD. But sometimes – because of isolation, work hours, being homebound and more – it’s just not possible to connect with the […]

Multimedia Magic

Creating the clouds that the superhero flies through, the crumbling bridge that a car is about to drive off, and the “demon turds” that the science fiction monster leaves behind – that’s how Lethbridge College grad Shaun Roth spends his workdays. “On one hand it’s just another job,” says the Red Deer native, who grew […]

The Story of a Sacred Place

Centre Core was packed with representatives from the college, government, First Nations community and beyond on Jan. 30 to see the unveiling of a painting by Delia Cross Child, a Lethbridge College alumna and art teacher at Kainai High School on the Blood Reserve. The two-canvas creation, titled “Blackfoot Spaces: A Narrative,” graces the south […]