Monthly Archive for September, 2012

Where Are They Now? Celebrating the successes of our alumni in their careers and throughout their lives.

New baby? New job? New hometown? Tell your classmates all about it by emailing Be sure to include your name, your program or area of study, the year you completed your program, and a little bit about what you have been doing since you left Lethbridge College. We can’t wait to hear from you. […]

A Word or Two: Cst. Rick Semenuik

Cst. Rick Semenuik (Criminal Justice, 2000) and Police Service Dog Ymos (a 1-1/2 year old Belgian Malinois) form the newest Lethbridge Regional Police K9 team. Wider Horizons asked them to share a word or two about walking the beats and streets of Lethbridge (whether using two feet or four). How many years, on average, does […]

It’s a Family Affair: The Fyfes

For Gerald and Cindy Fyfe and their four sons, Lethbridge College is like a second home. When Gerald wanted to pursue further education in the late 1980s, he turned to the college. Cindy started taking courses not long after and says the college was a perfect fit for them because it offered what they needed […]

Widen Your Horizon: The Path to a New Vocation

  Whether we’re young or young at heart, some of us never seem to stop wondering what we want to be when we grow up. And with more than 22,000 careers (and counting) to choose from in this world, it’s no wonder. That’s where career advisor Michelle Stegen (Advertising PR ‘96) and her colleagues at […]

News and Notes

LC GRAD GUARDS THE QUEEN Cst. Jennifer McRae (Criminal Justice, 2004), was one of 15 members of the RCMP’s Musical Ride who were given the rare honour of acting as Queen Elizabeth II’s personal bodyguard at Buckingham Palace in May as part of this year’s Diamond Jubilee. The last time the Mounties took part in […]

Turning Lives Around: Criminal Justice alum strives to make a difference in the corrections community.

He lives in a world of gangs, addiction and repeat offenders. So Shane Hoiland (’93 Criminal Justice) counts running into “former offenders” who have turned their lives around as one of the best parts of his job. “We don’t usually see the success stories, “says Hoiland, who has worked in corrections since 1994. “But sometimes […]

Some Breezy Answers: Courtesy of the southern Alberta wind.

Alberta is the birthplace of wind energy in Canada. As this innovative industry prepares for its 20th anniversary, it’s clear the large scale wind sector has positioned itself well in the province and is poised to continue growing. As with any new industry, a number of facts and myths have emerged as wind energy has […]

Rising from the Ashes: One year after the fires in Slave Lake, in the face of the overwhelming process of rebuilding, the strength of human spirit and compassion still prevails.

In the year since a fast-moving fire tore through the small town of Slave Lake, Alberta, homes have begun to sprout from the ashes and important community landmarks are being given a second chance to give comfort to those touched by the devastation. The destruction left in the fire’s wake was almost unbelievable – as […]

Sandy Vanderberg and Sandy Beaches: Digging deep for answers about climate change.

For many of us, going to the beach in summer means lying around, relaxing and forgetting about work. For Lethbridge College’s Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh, summers on the beach afford him the opportunity for intellectual stimulation and the ability to contribute to the knowledge of coastal processes. The Lethbridge College dean has studied beaches, coastlines and […]

Seeking Clues to Crimes in the Great Outdoors

Environmental Science instructor Allan Orr is quick to note that he doesn’t come from an academic background – but that doesn’t stop him from applying his real world experience in the field to research that is now changing the way conservation officers do their jobs across North America. Orr worked as a conservation officer in […]

Beyond the classroom: Lethbridge College researchers connect theory and practice in applied research.

Lethbridge College students can count on putting into practice the ideas they learn in the classroom. A hands-on education, after all, is one of the distinguishing aspects of the Lethbridge College experience. That hands-on experience is also important to the college’s instructors and administrators, most of whom worked as professionals in the disciplines they now […]

An eye-opening education: College’s study trip to Uganda changes students’ perspectives.

A life-changing study trip to Baganda, Uganda, in May taught eight Child and Youth Care students many important lessons about the industry they’re studying – and also gave them the opportunity to discover more about themselves. “It was a humbling experience,” says first-year student Katlin Kelly. “They are happy with the little they have and […]

From our kitchens: Spaghetti alla Carbonara

For some, the introduction to college life might also mean the introduction to the kitchen and the wonders it contains. Lethbridge College’s culinary experts have some good advice for both novice and experienced cooks. One lesson is that you don’t need to rely on prepared food for quick, satisfying meals. In fact, often you probably […]

Where Are They Now?

Celebrating successes of our alumni in their careers and throughout their lives. 2011 Breanne Campbell Criminal Justice-Policing 2009, and Correctional Studies – Applied Degree lives in DeWinton, AB, and works as a probation officer. 2010 Jordan Bass Communication Arts – Broadcast Journalism found work right after graduation at Rock 97.7 in Grande Prairie doing the […]

Setting a Course for Great Adventures: Edwards leaves legacy of advocacy and innovation after seven years at helm.

In considering the advice she would give to the next leader of Lethbridge College, former President Tracy L. Edwards was pragmatic and precise. “You’ve got to care about the work,” she said. “It’s not about the title. A president is a head cheerleader for that institution. You’ve got to love people. And you’ve got to […]

President’s message

It’s been said that the road to success is not a path you follow but a trail you blaze. Many Lethbridge College students, alumni, faculty and staff have found that this proves to be true as they break new ground in their work, their communities and their industries during and after their time at the […]

Q&A with George Gallant

Wider Horizons asked George Gallant, Lethbridge College instructor and documentary filmmaker, to share a few words on the often complex course of movie-making, grassroots efforts and what it’s been like to bring a little bit of LA to L.A. Gallant is one of the producers of Common Chord, an independent full-length feature that was shot […]

Waiting for the Light: Environmental Science alumnus makes second career taking memorable photos of the land and livestock he has always loved.

If it’s a day that Sam Wirzba (Environmental Science ‘79) plans to take pictures, then it’s a day that starts before the sun is even up. If he doesn’t get what he came for, he doesn’t give up. Instead, he waits again – this time, until the end of the day, when the sun in […]

More than a game: For Lethbridge College students, staff and alumni, roller derby provides sense of community and source of thrilling competition.

On any given weeknight, a dozen Lethbridge College staff, students and alumni are geared up and ready to roll – literally. In a room that feels like an empty warehouse, on the naked concrete floors, bright yellow tape marks an outline of a flat track. Women in fishnet leggings and short shorts are prepared for […]

Putting Knowledge to the Test

After countless hours in the classroom, in the library, in front of a computer and in between, students at Lethbridge College get the chance and the challenge to put their newfound skills to the test in their final projects. These glimpses into some of the college’s capstone projects illustrate just how much and how quickly […]