Monthly Archive for January, 2016

Nice work: Darryl Godwin

Darryl Godwin Business Administration – Accounting 2003 Business Planning Analyst Planning and Reporting “For the past eight years, our family has taken at least one backcountry ski trip with two or three other families to the Rocky Mountains. Usually this involves staying in a small cabin for a couple nights, and the skiing and sights […]

Keeping cool

J.J. Straker Recreation Facility Operations 2005 J.J. Straker has one of the hardest jobs in the NHL. While he doesn’t have to stand in front of 160 km/hr slapshots, worry about body checks or try to contain Crosby, McDavid or Stamkos, Straker does have to keep the ice perfect in a city that is not […]

Cool companion

Frank Lehniger and Dieter Heavy Equipment Technician Instructor and CARDA Avalanche Rescue Dog in Training There’s nothing Dieter the dog likes better than playing hide and seek – especially the seeking. When he visited a Boy Scout troop in Lethbridge in October, he found all three hidden children lickity-split. His wagging tail communicates his delight […]

Ward Bros. Construction Ltd. $200,000 gift establishes two classrooms in new facility

One of the largest general contracting and construction management companies based in southern Alberta, Ward Bros. Construction Ltd. announced a $200,000 gift to Lethbridge College in September. The gift, which will be used to establish two classrooms in the college’s new trades and technologies facility, illustrates the ongoing support the college cultivates with its industry […]

A talented team

Forty-eight years later, the jerseys still felt right. That’s what five of the remaining team members from Lethbridge College’s golden 1966-67 basketball team experienced this fall when they donned their old numbers (when possible) and took to the court during the men’s basketball home opener to be recognized for their induction into the Lethbridge Sports […]

Nice work: Francis Rankin

Francis Rankin Project Manager Facilities Management Francis Rankin is one of at least six people in the Lethbridge College community who spends his nights and weekends wearing the black and white stripes of a hockey referee. He and students Wyatt Griffin (Criminal Justice), Megan French (Massage Therapy), Justin Cameron (Nursing), Cole Nicholas (Criminal Justice) and […]

Editor’s message

My inbox was flooded with great stories when I put out a call to my Lethbridge College colleagues to share their love of winter sports and activities with me for this, the “ice issue” of Wider Horizons. With replies that were almost poetic, they told me about why they loved skiing, snowboarding, skating, camping, hiking […]

Nice work: Sandra Dufresne

Sandra Dufresne Development Officer Advancement “I prefer outdoor winter activities to summer ones, actually. The feel of the cold on my face (and in my lungs) is exhilarating! “The scenery makes it all worthwhile. I love sunny blue skies and grey snowy days equally. I skied as a child and a teen with my family […]

Cold comfort

Betty Van Der Lee and Allen Clampitt Food Services Supervisor and Culinary Instructor Betty Van Der Lee hated winter. “The more it snowed, the more I hated it,” says Van Der Lee, the college’s food services supervisor. “She would walk from the car into the house and that was it,” says her husband Allen Clampitt […]

With thanks…

Lethbridge College is the fortunate recipient of many gifts throughout the year, from employees giving $10 a month to community and industry partners giving a million dollars or more. They all make a real difference in the lives of students – now and for years to come. These gifts provide students with scholarships and bursaries, […]

From our kitchens: Gelati duo

The history of gelato dates back to the 16th century, although the origins can be traced back to ancient Rome and Egypt, where frozen desserts made of snow and ice brought down from the mountaintops and preserved below ground were welcome treats. But we can thank northern Italians for bringing together the perfect balance of […]

Nice work: Karen Harker

Karen Harker Associate Vice President Academic “I love the connection with nature in all seasons, but winter brings a special connection. Sounds – the quiet of snow falling straight down, the sound of the crunch of snow underfoot, building snowmen and snow forts with kids and the hot chocolate afterwards, the beauty of everything white. […]

Frozen frontier

Dawn Keith Physical Education and Leadership Instructor Lethbridge College Physical Education and Leadership Instructor Dawn Keith has been asked to teach basketball to players all over the country. But most invitations don’t come with the promise of seeing the Northern Lights or going out for a quick dog sled ride. Keith has experienced both in […]

Nice work: Karen Mikado

Karen Mikado Nursing 1993 Practical Nursing Instructor “I love winter activities because they are just as exhilarating as summer sports. There’s something to be said about overcoming the first few minutes of cold just as I start a run or step onto the slopes. As soon as my body warms up, I feel as though […]

News and notes

College welcomes students at NSO More than 1,200 new students at Lethbridge College got some inspiring advice at New Student Orientation (NSO) from someone who has been where they are – and then went all the way to the head of Global News. Troy Reeb, a 1988 Communication Arts graduate and Senior Vice President of […]

Nice work: David Kennedy

David Kennedy Accounting Instructor Business Administration “I have played hockey all my life. Currently I play in two leagues. One is organized – the Lethbridge Oldtimers Sports Association where I played the last 25 years – and the other is rec hockey with a group of friends. I have played rec hockey with the same […]

Where are they now

Celebrating the successes of our alumni in their careers and throughout their lives. 2015 Armond Duck Chief Business Administration – Management Armond Duck Chief won Best Country CD for The One and was named Best Indigenous Songwriter at the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards in September in Winnipeg. He was also nominated for the Best Producer/Engineer […]

Westco Construction Ltd. donates $50,000 to create new trades and technologies classroom

Westco Construction Ltd., a Lethbridge company that will be celebrating its 25th year of providing complete construction solutions in southern Alberta in 2016, has shown its support of a Lethbridge College education by donating $50,000 to establish a classroom in the college’s new trades and technologies facility, the college announced in November. Theo Van Ee […]

ON THE MARK: with Darrell Ell, Business Administration 1997

Mark Campbell (Communication Arts 1975) shares the stories of fellow Lethbridge College alumni Darrell Ell (Business Administration – Golf Management 1997) wasn’t your typical new college student when he arrived in Lethbridge, as he had just finished a 22-year military career when he came to the college. He enrolled in the Business Administration – Golf […]

Grads on our grounds: with J.J. Nelson

J.J. Nelson is just where he wants to be on the job site for the new trades and technologies facility at Lethbridge College – right in the middle of everything. Nelson, who graduated from the Automotives Service Technician program in 2009 and from the Computer Network Technician program in 2004, is the general foreman for […]

Nice work: Candace Lewko

“Being outdoors is freeing. I just soak in all the sunshine, no matter the season. I like the feel of the snow, the softness of it; it is like a big blanket of white. Being outdoors in the prairie winter makes your body feel different, too. It makes you feel alert and attentive. It is […]

Lethbridge College legacies: Cold as ice: a short history of ice in southern Alberta

Ice is essential for many things. Ice keeps food and drinks cold. We need ice for hockey, curling and other winter sports. And if your plan is to make some of the best ice sculptures around, you will need a great quantity of ice. In the days before refrigerators, it took a great deal of […]

A ride-along with a polar bear beat cop

For six years, Bob Windsor kept Churchill, Man., free of a different kind of perp. From 2009 until 2015, Bob Windsor kept the streets safe in the arctic town of Churchill—or at least tried to. Even with less than a dozen blocks to protect, the Manitoba conservation officer and his small staff were heavily outnumbered. […]

From prairies to polar bears: The life of an ’83 Conservation Enforcement alum

Bob Windsor says his two years at Lethbridge College were some of the best of his life. He remembers good friends, great times in the Cave and inspiring instructors who had real-world knowledge about the subjects they taught. Take Rowland Maw, who taught the “Parks” course to Windsor. As Windsor was reviewing his notes, he […]

Taylor Harvesting to establish the Taylor Family Heavy Equipment Bay

A family-owned and operated farming and custom harvesting business announced a $100,000 gift in October to establish the Taylor Family Heavy Equipment Bay at Lethbridge College. Taylor Harvesting Ltd. has operated out of southern Alberta for 30 years. “My son, Darren (Agricultural Technology 1998), and I are both alumni of the college and agree that […]

Nice work: Joshua Hill

Joshua Hill Tutor Learning Cafe “Doing winter activities outdoors refreshes my mind, helps me to feel alive, and increases my appreciation for the beauty that is winter as a full-body experience. I typically don’t wear all too many layers, but the layers that I do wear count! I love the feeling of the chill on […]

News and notes: Instructor helps students to address intimate partner violence

A Lethbridge College instructor has developed a project that has students drawing on their knowledge to educate others about the issue of intimate partner violence (IPV). Dr. Ron Solinski, PhD, an instructor in the college’s Child and Youth Care program, has had students from his family violence class create 20-minute persuasive videos called “If you […]

Pistons, power, passion…and a party!

With hundreds of students, staff, faculty, industry partners, government officials, community members, donors and friends on hand to celebrate, Lethbridge College officially opened the first phase of its new, state-of-the-art trades and technologies facility on Sept. 30. “This building leaves quite an impression when you see it for the first time,” says Lethbridge College President […]

Nice work: Matt Norton

Matt Norton Director, Information Technology Services “Playing in the snow provides a unique experience that is quite different than the other seasons. It also changes the landscape dramatically. It’s like living in a whole new place; nothing like a fresh dusting of snow to clean things up – bright and white!” Spending time outdoors in […]

Melcor Developments Ltd. Classroom established in new trades and technologies facility

Melcor Developments Ltd., a company that has shaped the look of the western Canadian landscape for more than 90 years, will leave its mark at Lethbridge College through the establishment of a classroom in the new trades and technologies facility. The creation of the new classroom, which will be made possible thanks to a gift […]

Q&A with Craig Deimuth

School of Justice Studies Instructor Craig Deimuth (Criminal Justice – Policing 1988) knows that when the snow starts to fly, fender benders and more serious collisions are not far behind. In November, December and January 2014, there were more than 45,000 collisions in Alberta, including 4,524 where someone was injured and 72 where someone died. […]

College celebrates $100,000 gift from Viterra

In October, Lethbridge College celebrated a $100,000 gift from Viterra, a leader in Canada’s grain industry which has made a significant investment in post-secondary institutions across the country this year. The gift will support student awards, making education more accessible to all of those with the desire to achieve. “We’re proud to be investing in […]

FortisAlberta donates $50,000 to support FNMI students at Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College announced a $50,000 gift to support student awards from FortisAlberta during the opening ceremonies of FNMI Days in October. The gift will support FNMI students and provide four awards per year of $2,500 each. “Part of Lethbridge College’s mandate is to create an inclusive environment for our FNMI and non-FNMI learners to enrich […]

Carving a culinary career

Kristy Olsen Culinary Careers diploma 2014; apprenticeship 2015 Sous Chef, Browns Socialhouse West There are tools of every trade – and for Kristy Olsen and her classmates in the third year of their Culinary apprenticeship program, the tool of the day was a chainsaw. “Growing up in a small town, I had handled chainsaws many […]

It’s a family affair: The Dalton family

Cathy Dalton recently retired after working at Lethbridge College for nearly 10 years in the department of Institutional Planning and Reporting. For the Daltons, Lethbridge College is more than Cathy’s former employer. Her two daughters, Leanne and Larisa, her step-son, Kim, and Kim’s wife Brandi are all Lethbridge College alumni. Larisa, the youngest of her […]