Archive for the 'Spring 2009' Category

We Bridge Eras, Too

It has stood as a Lethbridge landmark for a century, a symbol of excellence, strength and initiative: representative, really, of the spirit of our community. The High Level Bridge, profiled in this issue, is an enduring legacy to those who had the dream and those who placed the concrete and steel to withstand time, wear […]

Steel-Drivin’ Men

Its majesty lies both in its size and its stability. The High Level Bridge is a testament to those who designed and built it, straddling the Oldman River Valley for 100 years as a symbol of Canadian ingenuity and enterprise. Wider Horizons sat down with four Lethbridge College engineering instructors to glean a sense of […]

Set in Steel: A Riveting Past

Anyone who has ever driven through, flown over or lived more than six hours in Lethbridge has either seen or heard about the railroad bridge spanning the Oldman River Valley. And while debate still occurs on just what world record(s) it holds, two facts are indisputable: the High Level Bridge is an engineering and construction […]

Q & A with CTV’s Creative Mind

Rick Lewchuk graduated from Lethbridge College in 1979 with a diploma in Communication Arts. The North Battleford, Sask., native is now senior vice-president of Creative Agency and Brand Strategy for CTV. Wider Horizons tuned in with him about his success in branding the network. WH: Nice title; what does it mean? RL: We have upwards […]

Nadine Adams: Takes a Long Shot for Success

There were days during the 2008-09 Kodiaks basketball season on which Nadine Adams admits she questioned her sanity. As co-captain of the women’s basketball team, ranked number one in Canada for almost the entire year and winner of the national bronze medal, Adams could have pretty much filled her time attending classes and practices, with […]

My Life: Journalist Under Fire

Abhishek (Abhi) Choudhari (Print Journalism 2002) is the editor at ITN, a fledgling news channel in Mumbai, India. For three days last November, Choudhari directed a staff of some 20 journalists in covering the terrorist attacks in Mumba, which killed or injured nearly 500. He was stationed for several days in a hotel near the […]

Finding Balance

Grad dad discovers life, education mix well Just a handful of years ago, single father Scott Fisher, now a Lethbridge College grad, navigated the campus of the University of Lethbridge, guiding middle daughter Christie through the process of registration and sorting out her financial affairs. Though the purpose of the outing was to launch Christie […]

Where Are They Now?

Marilee Allerdings, Nursing 1981 Marilee and her husband Erwin live in Victoria. She works for the Canadian Institute for Health Information as manager of research and analytical projects for Western Canada. Lisa Greenwood. Licensed Practical Nurse 2005 Lisa works at the Peace River Associate Medical Clinic. Rebecca Hastings, Nursing 1996 Rebecca works in Reno, Nevada, as a clinical […]

Essex: An Essence of Excellence

Adam Essex is one of the best chefs in the province. He’s been cited as such by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board, which gave him its highest award for chefs. He was also a member of Team Alberta, gold medal winner at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany last fall. He’s taken his […]

RECIPE: Injera (Ethiopian flatbread)

It’s not easy to make the perfect injera on the first attempt. Several factors can alter the quality: the temperature of the grill, the type of grill, the mixing of the dough. You might need to alter and experiment different ways considering the above factors. Ingredients: Sourdough yeast and 1 kg of self-rising flour 1/2 […]

Culture in the Cuisine

The clock is moments away from a wintry 8 a.m. as day breaks and the sun begins to rise, making shadows disappear and letting light flood into the windows of the Abyssinian Restaurant. It’s a quaint little space, the walls adorned with exotic pictures from a faraway land that catch the eye of all who […]

Art Connection: Two friends, One Legacy

The bodies are pressed against one another, a mass of form and texture, scarcely a breath of air between them. They are every hue and shape and size, but united in common purpose, arms outstretched to embrace the sun. The scene may give the impression of a crowded beach or a peace march, but this […]

A World of Knowledge

By now, Sampath De Silva likely knows better. Just a few months ago, the Sri Lankan engineering instructor decided to leave the University of Calgary for Lethbridge College for the “warmer” winters he and his family would find farther south. So, Sampath, how’s that working out for you? De Silva is part of Lethbridge College’s […]

My Life: Close to the ‘Finnish’ Line

Kelli Larson (Business Administration: Marketing 2004) completed the student exchange to Kajaani, Finland for one semester. She went on the exchange for a new experience while continuing her education. She splits her time between Canada and Europe, and is working on her master’s degree. We asked her about her decision to mix travel and study. I […]