Monthly Archive for August, 2013

C.E.M. Heavy Equipment donates $100,000 to Lethbridge College

C.E.M. Heavy Equipment of Lethbridge donated $100,000 to Lethbridge College, a gift that will support the college’s Trades and Technology Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) through the establishment of the C.E.M. High Head Heavy Equipment Bay. The gift will also support student awards through the creation of the Ed Valgardson Memorial Scholarships for Heavy Equipment […]

It’s a family affair: The Sauer Family

For the Sauer family, Lethbridge College almost feels like home. Mark Sauer, two of his daughters, Kortney and Paige, and two of his son-in-laws, Dustin and Steven, all studied here. He says everyone’s experience was unique and rewarding. “It’s hard to put into words the influence and impact that the college has had on our […]

“Power of Five:” Five families join forces to make a $1 million gift in support of scholarships, awards and bursaries

Good things come in fives: five fingers on a hand, five toes on a foot, the five senses, five oceans, quintuplets. Without fives, we wouldn’t have nickels, the Chinese elements, the Olympic rings, the Great Lakes or five course meals. Fives are fantastic. At Lethbridge College, five philanthropic families have joined together to help make […]

The Possibilities are Endless: A campaign to lead and transform education in Lethbridge and beyond

Wondering just what all this money is being raised to support? The five projects outlined here showcase the innovative and responsive planning Lethbridge College has embraced as it moves into its sixth decade. The planned trades and technology facility is an ambitious project, one of the largest in the city’s history. The 165,270-square-foot project will […]

From our kitchens: Thai Green Curry

As the seasons shift from summer to autumn, the chefs in the Lethbridge College Culinary Careers program sought out a recipe that would satisfy the senses and showcase some of the bounty from the garden. The end result: Thai green curry with chicken and okra as prepared by Chef Heng Ng (Culinary Diploma ‘94). Thai […]

Discovering Lethbridge College: The spaces you didn’t know about, the stories you haven’t yet heard.

Lethbridge College is well-known for many attributes, from its bright and experienced graduates to its gorgeous coulee views. The college has been a centrepiece of the city since 1957, and is a welcome sight when cruising along Scenic Drive. But behind the familiar façade are a host of intriguing stories about Lethbridge College’s spaces and […]

Where are they now?

Celebrating the successes of our alumni in their careers and throughout their lives. 2013 Pedro Fehr, Upgrading and Business Administration (Accounting) Pedro came to the college aftercompleting an ESL program at the Taber and District Community Adult Learning Centre. He started in the Upgrading program and then moved into Business Administration, where he received his […]

Q&A with Jeremy Hummel

Many insects harm crops and cause great devastation for farmers. Lethbridge College agricultural instructor Jeremy Hummel has been studying one of them – the cutworm – and how to  limit the serious crop damage they inflict in the Canadian Prairie provinces. Hummel’s research is just part of a larger project funded by the Canola Council […]

Amazing ovens: An oven with an on-board computer? Lethbridge College’s high-tech self-cooking centres make meal prep for the masses a piece (or several hundred pieces) of cake.

When the Lethbridge College Culinary Careers chefs and students were asked to help prepare meals for more than 2,600 athletes and 175 officials during last year’s Alberta Summer Games, they didn’t flinch. They had the experience and the staffing, of course. And they were helped tremendously by some high-tech ovens that let them prepare meals […]

Order in the classroom: Courtroom on campus gives criminal justice students experience on the witness stand

There’s a room on campus that even most long-time staff members are surprised to find exists. It’s at the end of the winding walk through the Andrew’s wing, very much out of the way. It’s full of windows that look out on the seasons and the expected desks and whiteboard at one end of the […]

Campaign kickoff: Lethbridge College launches ambitious fundraising effort

Great ambition and lofty goals have never been in short supply at Lethbridge College. Whether it was the vision that early founders had in creating Canada’s first publicly-funded community college, or the quick and thoughtful responses over the years to the changing needs and demands of industry and the community, the college has a long […]

President in action: September 2013

Dr. Paula Burns takes a moment to share a smile with Thomas Lukaszuk, Alberta’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education, and Bridget Pastoor (Nursing ’87), Lethbridge East MLA, following the college’s first-ever presidential installation ceremony April 25. In her speech, Dr. Burns said: “I can’t think of a better place to be […]

News and notes: September 2013

Anniversaries abound at Lethbridge College in 2013 This year is a big one for several Lethbridge College people and programs. Although different from the traditional gifts given for wedding anniversaries, the staff of Wider Horizons thought it would pass along virtual anniversary gifts to the following Lethbridge College programs and one very important person celebrating […]

Scanning in three dimensions: Students in Lethbridge College’s Engineering Technologies programs will get to experience the complex and interesting nuances that a world in three dimensions offers first-hand this fall semester, thanks to the arrival of a Leica Geosystems ScanStationC10 on campus in the spring

Laser scanning, or high-definition surveying, brings objects to life in length, width and depth, providing highly accurate data about a physical space. It is a useful tool for students in Civil Engineering Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology, and Engineering Design and Drafting Technology programs, who can use it to collect information about everything from coulees and […]

More than meets the eye: From dude ranch to roller rink to favourite campus watering hole, the Barn boasts a vibrant history

In Lethbridge College’s more recent history, the D.A. Electric Barn was best known as the place to be when classes were out. Alumni and former faculty and staff members can tell some impressive tales of evenings well spent at the Barn. Dave McRae, Environmental Sciences instructor and alumnus (‘84 RRM Parks Management), says back then […]

Aquaponics: Always in season

If you’ve ever had a Greek salad at the Round Street Café, an arugula salad at Mocha Cabana, or anything with herbs, tomatoes or cucumbers from the Lethbridge College kitchens, then you’ve already savoured the successful outcome of some of Lethbridge College’s most delicious applied research projects. Those vegetables are produced in a greenhouse in […]

Métis Education Foundation gives $500,000 for student awards at Lethbridge College

A $500,000 gift from the Métis Education Foundation to Lethbridge College will be directed to fund Métis Student Awards, ensuring that more than $20,000 will be awarded annually to Lethbridge College students starting this fall through awards of $3,500 each. “This gift has four purposes,” said Lorne Gladu, CEO of Rupertsland Institute, the education, training […]

Head’s on learning: Cradling craniums in the classroom to help get a handle on human evolution

Shaylene Wall’s (General Studies ‘00) anthropology and archeology students are a little squeamish when she first introduces them to her impressive assortment of skulls. But each semester, Wall sees the hesitation of her students turn to excitement as soon as they start passing the specimens around the classroom. Wall’s skull collection is just one of […]

Making sparks fly: Lethbridge College uses a simulator and students’ interest and skills in the virtual world to teach high-demand, real-word employment skills

Sparks still (and will always) fly in the welding program at Lethbridge College. But sometimes students get stuck and need to practice one particular technique – maintaining an even pressure or the correct angle, for example. When that happens, their instructors can now send them to the classroom that is home to a “virtual welder,” […]

Editor’s message – September 2013

When I started working at the college two years ago, there were no shortages of interesting discoveries to make. I loved learning about the different programs and people who built the college into the thriving and energetic place it is today. From its earliest days as Canada’s first publicly-funded community college (right here in Lethbridge? […]