Monthly Archive for September, 2017

Grads on our grounds: with Carlos Carabantes

Even after he completed Lethbridge College’s Electrical Apprenticeship program in 2015, Carlos Carabantes still kept coming to campus. For the last two years, however, that commute has been for work, not school, as Carabantes has been working at the college’s new trades and technologies facility as a journeyman electrician with ESC Automation, a building automation […]

It’s a family affair: The Bunton-Villeneuve Family

Ron Bunton (Radio Arts student 1972) Owner of Print Partners in Lethbridge Monica Bunton (Broadcast Journalism 1972) Unlicensed real estate assistant with Royal LePage Sean Bunton (General Studies and Recreational Facility Management student) Groundsman at Lafarge Melissa Villeneuve (Communication Arts – Print Journalism 2014) Reporter/photographer, Lethbridge Herald A memorable first day set the tone for […]

Where are they now?

CELEBRATING THE SUCCESSES OF OUR ALUMNI IN THEIR CAREERS AND THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES.     2017 Collin Johnson  Exercise Science Collin is currently working as a trainer at 9Round.   2017 Lucie Mayer-Wegelin Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology Lucie writes: “I am currently back home in Germany to spend time with my family but I will […]

On the Mark: With Matthew Jubelius

In 2015, Lethbridge College nursing grad Matthew Jubelius created Amoveo Training. “It’s an employee development company that focuses on engaging, growing and retaining people,” he explains. “We work with our clients to solve their business needs and provide a host of development solutions.” The company, which is based out of Medicine Hat and is active […]

Q&A with Sampath Walgama

Agriculture Sciences instructor Sampath Walgama is a man of many passions. Topping the list are teaching, research and gardening. Walgama says it seems he has always spent time each planting season with his hands in the soil, both in Sri Lanka, where he was born and raised, and in Lethbridge, where he moved in 2011. […]

Chef Doug Overes’ Wor Wonton Soup

As Lethbridge College nears the conclusion of its 60th anniversary celebration, Wider Horizons looked to update one last recipe that would have been taught to students in the early days of the Culinary program. Chef Doug Overes (Professional Cooking 1987, Distinguished Alumnus 1992) suggested wonton soup, which would have been taught as part of the […]

What’s the big idea? 60 great Lethbridge College ideas

There are lots of big ideas tied to the college, including the six shared on the previous pages, and even more that are smaller but still meaningful. Some of these ideas have changed lives. Some of them make us smile. Some of them just might change the world. Lethbridge College… 7. is situated on traditional […]

What’s the big idea? With Andrew Firby

Love what you do Work hard at something you love, and work for the team’s success not just your own. What is this idea all about? My parents instilled in me the value of hard work. I grew up on a cattle farm in Manitoba, and I think the backbone for me going through college […]

What’s the big idea? With Kristin Ailsby

Diversity The big idea that I think is so cool at the college right now is that we can actually transform education – but we can’t do this if we don’t have an eye on diversity, including gender diversity. What is this idea all about? Whether we’re talking about the law or post-secondary institutions, it’s […]

What’s the big idea? With Knud Petersen

Teamwork Fostering a team spirit, camaraderie and the idea of pulling for one another are all key to a favourable outcome in any group, institution, organization or business. How do you see teamwork in action? It is difficult for me to assess all aspects of teamwork at Lethbridge College, but in general it appears quite […]

What’s the big idea? With Jaclyn Doherty

Learning Experience Design Imagine if a learner was a learner at Lethbridge College, and all students, staff and faculty had equal access to interdisciplinary learning opportunities…all the time. This is an idea that can happen thanks to Learning Experience Design. Why is this an important idea to consider? Learning isn’t only about delivering content. It […]

What’s the big idea? With Roy Weasel Fat

The “New Buffalo” Education is the “new buffalo,” and the work done at post-secondary institutions is essential to ensuring a strong and prosperous future, especially for Indigenous peoples.   What is this idea all about? Our Elders call education the new buffalo. You know how in our traditional culture the buffalo used to provide almost […]

What’s the big idea? With Dean W.J. “Jim” Cousins

“Ex Disciplina Docti” or learning can only be achieved by discipline and hard work. Dean W.J. “Jim” Cousins, Lethbridge College’s first chief executive, was asked to bring several school mottos to the first Board of Governors during the college’s inaugural academic year, 1957-58. The board directed him to include the words “doctus” in its meaning […]

What’s the big idea? An introduction

 Sixty ideas – large and small – to celebrate Lethbridge College’s 60 years of leading and transforming education in Alberta Ideas are essential to the life and legacy of Lethbridge College. Ideas illuminate. Ideas lead to innovation. They come from everything. And our capacity to create and understand them is part of what makes us […]

The life aquaponic

“That’s Nemo,” says John Derksen, chair of the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) at Lethbridge College, as he points to a large, silver-scaled tilapia swimming near the top of a plastic tank. “He’s very friendly.” Sure enough, as I brush the surface of the water, Nemo swims up and nibbles my finger. “He thinks you’re […]

Pond to table: College research project puts tastes to the test

One afternoon in May, I sit down at a desk in a Lethbridge College School of Culinary Arts classroom to take a test I hadn’t studied for and couldn’t pass or fail. I am there, along with 16 members of the culinary program’s advisory committee, for a session of organoleptic (sensory) testing, led by instructor […]

Lethbridge College Legacies: The “college” years

With Lethbridge College turning 60, it seems appropriate to reflect on the history of Lethbridge College. For this edition, we focus on the last 20 years. Anniversaries encourage people and institutions to reflect on past achievements and hopes for the future. The college took the opportunity of its 50th anniversary in 2007 to renew a […]

News and notes

Convocation callouts In addition to the thrill of seeing about 650 students become alumni as they crossed the stage at Convocation at the Enmax Centre on April 28, guests at this year’s ceremony witnessed a few additional notable moments: The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, received an honorary degree. McLachlin, who […]

Editor’s message

My household is buzzing with noise and activity right now that signals something big is about to happen. The washing machine is going nonstop, my husband is digging out luggage from under the stairs and I am dashing around Lethbridge buying last-minute items on the list. While all this happens, our 15-year-old son is saying […]

News and notes: Hoisted high

As the final buzzer sounded at the CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championships in March, the Kodiaks jumped for joy and huddled together in sheer jubilation at centre court. In the middle of the pack, hoisted high up in the air, was an 18-year-old who hadn’t played a moment of the game. She wasn’t a Kodiaks […]