Archive for the 'Spring 2014' Category

News and Notes

Wider Horizons cited for excellence in magazine publishing Lethbridge College’s magazine, Wider Horizons, received a bronze award Feb. 13 in Vancouver at the CASE District VIII 2014 Communication Awards ceremony. The award recognizes excellence in magazine publishing among colleges and universities throughout western Canada and the western United States. Recognized at the ceremony were managing […]

News and Notes: More than $230,000 in proceeds from The College Home project to Lethbridge College

Ashcroft Master Builder and Galko Master Builder, along with their building teams, announced a $231,084 donation to Lethbridge College as part of The College Home project in March. The donation is the first of its kind from the unique partnership between the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Lethbridge Region (CHBA) and the college. “We were incredibly […]

Where Are They Now? Spring 2014

2012 Lori Patterson, Central Sterile Processing Lori sent the college a Facebook update saying she found a full-time job in Edmonton less than two months after her graduation and that she is now studying to get her international certification which was based on the course materials she was taught at the college. “Who knows where this […]

Where Are They Now? Downtown Dining Edition

Lethbridge College students and alumni are cooking up some pretty creative culinary concoctions in downtown Lethbridge. The list below is just a small sampling of some past and current Kodiaks working at local restaurants and cafés. If you would like to be included in a future list of college chefs, cooks, servers or staff, email   […]

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR: The Perlich Family

Maureen Perlich says the Perlich family has been connected to Lethbridge College since the late 1960s when her father, Joe, was on the Board of Governors. Since then, five members of the family have attended agriculture programs at the college. She and one of her brothers, John, attended, and from the next generation, so have […]

Celebrating our Stars

Every spring, as Lethbridge College grads prepare to move from the campus to their new careers, they have inspiring examples to emulate. The four people chosen by Lethbridge College and celebrated on these pages are among the many accomplished alumni who credit their time at Lethbridge College as one of the secrets of their success. […]

STEPPING AWAY FROM THE PODIUM: Flexibility and freedom in 21st Century Classrooms at Lethbridge College let instructors and students shape space to suit their needs

Four students huddle around the small whiteboard attached to the end of their shared table. They’ve pulled their colourful rolling chairs close to work on a chemistry equation together. Just as their collaboration intensifies, their instructor pulls up a chair to join the discussion. It’s an ideal environment for active learning, and one that Lethbridge […]

The journal of Constance Day Chief: Peru 2013

Editor’s note: This is a copy of the journal that Lethbridge College student Constance Day Chief kept during her time in Peru building a greenhouse in the summer of 2013. The article about her experiences there with classmate Darcie Doore can be found here.  Day 1- Departure/Travel Day Arrive at airport at 6am. I am […]

BUILDING MORE THAN A GREENHOUSE: Lethbridge College students make connections, build community in summer trip to Peru

They felt like they were walking uphill everywhere they went. They missed hot showers a little and their young sons a lot. But Lethbridge College students Constance Day Chief and Darcie Doore say they’ve never been happier than they were last summer. That’s when they were building a greenhouse where school children could grow vegetables […]

Q&A with Dave Haight

It’s late October, and three friends from Environmental Sciences, Dave Haight (Renewable Resource Management 2005, Fish and Wildlife Technology 2006), lab coordinator, Terry Kowalchuk, chair, and Dave McRae (Renewable Resource Management 1984), instructor, are gathered in Haight’s garage. The room is filled with meat cutting and sausage making equipment. Three or four pigs have been […]

FROM OUR KITCHENS: Quick braised pork chop

Lethbridge and southern Alberta are great places to find local products, such as savory cheeses, fresh, full-bodied yogurts, seasonal fruits and vegetables and succulent, sustainably-raised meat. You can start by checking out the farmer’s market that starts up this year on May 10 or stopping by some of the many shops in the region that […]

The Girl Can Cook How a Lethbridge College Alumna has been spreading the joy of cooking

Cinda Chavich’s second cookbook, High Plains: The Joy of Alberta Cuisine, received more awards than she could have hoped for, including being named the best cookbook in Canada in 2002 – but it also shed light on a growing problem. “I was constantly meeting people at book signings who would say ‘It’s such a beautiful […]

Cinda Chavich’s asparagus risotto

1 pound asparagus 4 cups low-salt chicken broth 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 ½ cups Arborio rice or medium-grain white rice ½ cup dry white wine 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 ½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese salt and freshly ground black pepper […]

Comfort foods from far away: College student shares some favourite recipes from his Hyderabadi home

Lethbridge College Business Administration student Abdul Raqeeb discusses the food of his hometown as passionately as he talks about Indian politics and the economic situation of countries around the world. “I grew up in India in the city of Hyderabad, which is very famous for its food,” he says, describing succulent meat and rice dishes […]

Abdul Raqeeb’s family recipe for dal (lentil soup)

For the dal 1 cup yellow, red, or a mix of lentils 4 roughly chopped small green chilis 1 roughly chopped medium tomato 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste) ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder To taste salt For sourness 2 to 3 tablespoons tamarind […]

And the meat is the bonus: Lethbridge College instructors share motivation behind lifelong love of hunting

Kerry Edwards (Renewable Resource Management 1983) and Terry Kowalchuk, both instructors in Lethbridge College’s School of Environmental Sciences, know each other well from academic seasons as well as from hunting seasons. These avid hunters of game and waterfowl discuss the many different kinds of satisfaction that come with hunting, including the value of knowing the […]

Kerry Edwards’ favourite recipe for grilled duck

Recipe by Don Morrison, reprinted with permission from the fall 2004 Delta Waterfowl magazine. 4 to 6 duck breasts (ideally with the skin on) ½ cup soy sauce ½ cup red wine vinegar 1 cup olive oil 6 cloves of minced garlic 1 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1½ tablespoons oregano 1½ tablespoons fresh […]

Showing his culinary chops: Claresholm chef concocts truly creative meals on Food Network show

“You’ve been chopped.” Those are the three dreaded words that contestants on the Food Network’s Chopped Canada do not want to hear. For Kieth Carlson, a ‘94 alumnus of Lethbridge College and the chef and owner of Roy’s Place in Claresholm, they were the words that came too soon in his exciting attempt to win […]

Kieth Carlson’s Pulled Pork Flatbread

Pulled pork 8 pounds pork shoulder ¼ cup smoked paprika ½ cup kosher salt ¼ cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon mustard powder 1 tablespoon Cayenne 1 tablespoon cumin 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons black pepper Mix the spices listed above together and rub about eight pounds pork shoulder with dry rub. […]

Sue B.’s Amazing Chocolate Cake

Sue B. was a woman who posted on a cooking forum about a chocolate cake recipe she liked but was having trouble with. She liked how quick and simple it was, but it had a tendency to fall in the middle. Since I love tinkering with recipes I took it and reworked it to fix the problem and thus […]

Tales from the kitchen: Jennifer Davis, an instructor at Lethbridge College, writes about why she loves cooking

I have always loved cooking, especially baking. Perhaps loved is not quite the right word. Let’s go with obsessed, pathologically obsessed. One of my earliest memories as a toddler is of sitting under the kitchen table with a bowl and spoon pretending to make bread, which I did a lot of with my Mom. When […]

Chef Cam Picyk’s recipe for Mac and Cheese

2 cups rotini, macaroni or any short pasta 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup milk ¼ cup heavy cream 4 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoons whole grain mustard 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoons Franks red or Louisiana hot sauce 1 tablespoons soy sauce 1 cup grated aged cheddar cheese ½ cup grated gruyere […]

Dude, where’s your restaurant? College culinary grad starts successful pop-up restaurant in Victoria

One night, Chef Cam Picyk’s menu at his Diyu Underground restaurant in Victoria might include a main dish of bison with beet, blackberry, juniper and cocoa. Another night, guests will instead be offered pheasant with aged farmhouse cheddar, broccoli and brioche. A starter of green beans with devilled duck egg and wild rice will be […]

Food, glorious food: Fill your plate with tales and treats from college students, staff and alumni

There’s a lot of love for food in southern Alberta. That love starts with the region’s agricultural roots, and many of those who care most about what’s on our plates come from families who have been working this land for generations. That love continues on with newer arrivals to the region, those who are dedicated […]

Good for what ales you: Lethbridge Werthogs Homebrew Club

A group of well-versed beer makers prepares to sample the next round of homebrew, a strong ale. It is supposed to smell like a lakeside cabin, and that distinctive description carries with it some high expectations. The steward delivers the brew. And as the group inhales before taking a sip, they’re transported back to their […]

Aquaponics 101: A basic introduction to the recirculating growing systems that can efficiently and safely produce fish and plants year-round

The aquaponics process is pretty simple: Fish need water. So do plants. Commercial-scale aquaculture requires controlled temperatures and a filtration system to ensure the fish are healthy. Plants grown in a hydroponic environment need those same things. However, instead of chemicals mixed into the water to encourage plant growth, in an aquaponics system the water […]

WORMS AT WORK: Vermicomposting takes ‘green waste’ from college kitchens and turns it into nourishing fertilizer for plants, soils and more

Apparently, all it takes to keep worms happy is coffee – and other snacks like vegetables, sawdust, egg cartons and cardboard. In return, the hard-working red wigglers provide valuable, nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants in Lethbridge College’s Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) facility and the college’s applied researchers with a menu of ideas for future projects. The worms at the college’s […]

A FISH (AND VEGETABLE) TALE: College’s aquaponics researcher exchanges tropical winds for Chinooks in search of innovative answers to pressing food production questions

While Charlie Shultz has been influencing the development of aquaponics in Alberta for more than 15 years, he just arrived in the province, and at Lethbridge College, in 2013. Shultz is one of a handful of researchers in Canada who works in the aquaponics field, a research discipline named by combining the words aquaculture – […]

Editor’s message

Those of us who have had the good fortune to have worked at, attended or visited Lethbridge College know one of the many benefits of being on campus is the ability to go to a cafeteria with delicious offerings every day. From freshly-prepared sandwiches and salads stuffed with local produce to delicate desserts created that […]