Archive for the '2017' Category

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 […]

Lethbridge College at 60: College presidents

W. J. ‘‘Jim’’ Cousins Lethbridge Junior College Dean { 1957-1963 }   “There are people who dream and there are those who catch a vision and are able to breathe life into it. William James “Jim” Cousins, the first person to hold the position of chief executive officer at Lethbridge College, was one of the […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Kodiaks

Charlton Weasel Head General Studies 1999 Community Leader Award 2017 While he was still playing basketball for Kainai High School, coaches at a half dozen colleges tried to recruit Charlton Weasel Head to play for their teams, but the athlete chose to stay closer to home. “While I was here, Lethbridge College gave me the […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Great grads 1958-86

Scott Barton Recreation Management Administration 1985; Lethbridge College Career Virtuoso Award 2017 Scott Barton is the kind of mentor who is happy to share his knowledge and experience with his team. “One of Scott Barton’s great gifts is that of mentorship, and he does it in a humble and unassuming way,” wrote Kurtis Pratt, director […]

Q&A with Wanda LeClair

It was almost by chance that Wanda LeClair stumbled into her passion. A desire for a career change and a meeting with a Lethbridge College advisor led to a job shadow opportunity with a welding company, and the rest is history. She took both her pre-employment and apprenticeship Welder training at Lethbridge College before launching […]

News and notes: Kodiaks news

In addition to sending both women’s and men’s basketball teams to the national championships, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks collected a number of provincial and national honours during the 2016-17 season, including: Women’s basketball • CCAA national champions • ACAC provincial champions • Undefeated season (27-0) Logan Moncks • CCAA All-Canadian • CCAA tournament first team […]

Full circle: Criminal Justice graduate returns to collaborate on applied research project with college and Medicine Hat domestic violence program

Since graduating from Lethbridge College nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Chad Nilson’s academic road has taken him from his native Saskatchewan, through the United States, Europe and South America, and back again. Most recently, it brought the renowned expert on community safety back to Lethbridge College as the head of a collaborative research project evaluating […]

From our kitchens: Sundried tomato pesto and spinach Beef Wellington

In honour of Lethbridge College’s 60th anniversary, our chefs have again looked to the Culinary program’s past for inspiration and updated an old favourite with a modern twist. Beef Wellington – a decadent combination of beef is slathered in a foie gras or mushroom mixture and baked in a pastry crust – would have been […]

Editor’s message

As a dual Canadian and U.S. citizen, I love celebrating both Canada Day and Independence Day, Family Day and President’s Day, Labour Day and Labor Day, and especially Thanksgiving in October and November. However, I do always get a bit melancholy on the fourth Thursday of the 11th month each year, and the first American […]

ON THE MARK: with Casey Scheidegger, Exercise Science 2010

Not a lot of people in the world can say they defeated world and Olympic curling champion Jennifer Jones – but Lethbridge College alumna Casey Scheidegger can. She and her rink did just that in the quarterfinals of the Meridian Canadian Open in North Battleford, Sask., in January, the fourth Grand Slam of Curling event […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Faculty and staff (retired)

D’Arcy Kavanagh Communication Arts faculty member { 1984 to 2012 } When I retired in 2012, I decided to make it a complete break from the college. I’d move on to new experiences and leave the college behind. And I did. But the college, as it turned out, didn’t leave me. On a daily basis […]

News and notes: Lethbridge College women’s basketball team caps undefeated season with national championship

The Lethbridge College women’s basketball team completed a second consecutive undefeated regular season in 2016-17 and then added a conference championship and a historic national title at the CCAA national championships in Edmonton in March. The exceptional play during the season and playoffs marked the Kodiaks squad as one of the greatest athletic teams in […]

Lethbridge College legacies: Our second 20 years

With Lethbridge College turning 60, it seems appropriate to look back and reflect on the history of the college. For this installation, we focus on the second 20 years – the community college years – and hope our stories will inspire people to share their memories. In 1982, the college started a Hall of Fame. […]

News and notes

Bringing home the hardware  Wider Horizons and Lethbridge College represented at the CASE District VIII 2016 communications awards competition, bringing home a gold award in feature writing for the “Lost Boys” story written by Lisa Kozleski and a silver award for photo series for the “Whistling while he works” photos taken by Rod Leland. Lethbridge […]

Where are they now?

Lethbridge College grads, supporters named to women’s economic security councils Thirty-two Indigenous leaders with diverse backgrounds – including four with ties to Lethbridge College – make up the newly appointed First Nations women’s economic security councils. The council provides advice and recommendations to the Government of Alberta on how to improve economic security for Indigenous […]

People make the place

Whether they were founders, builders, alumni, faculty, staff or students, it is people who made Lethbridge College what it has been for the last six decades, and it is people who make it what it is today and what it will be in the decades to come. Lethbridge College at 60 If you gathered up […]

It’s a family affair: The Carey Family

Ryan, Jamie and Blake Carey chose to attend Lethbridge College for many reasons: the campus was close to home, it offered small class sizes and the programs they were interested in had good reputations. “Each of us is very thrilled with what our programs had to offer and we loved the small classroom environment,” Jamie […]

Grads on our grounds: with Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray is a passionate advocate for the trades. “I think that the trades offer incredible opportunities for people,” says the 2013 graduate of the college’s Upgrading program who now works as a first-year plumber for KB Heating and Air Conditioning. “I absolutely love how hands-on my job is. It provides a challenge every day. I […]

Lethbridge College at 60: (current faculty and staff)

Dave McMurray General Studies instructor; researcher/writer in the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation The sun’s not even up and I’m pedaling my bike towards the college. It’s early January and the air bites at the exposed skin on my face. I’m on my way to teach an 8 a.m. history class on Western Civilization […]

Lethbridge College at 60: soon-to-be-grads

Tiana Weasel Moccasin First year, Early Childhood Education For one week in March, Tiana Weasel Moccasin got a glimpse of what her future may hold – on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Weasel Moccasin was joined by 337 other young women between the ages of 18 and 23 from coast to coast to coast to represent […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Great grads 1987-2006

Miles Grove Renewable Resource Management 1989 and Conservation Enforcement 1990 Lethbridge College Distinguished Alumnus 2017 Miles Grove has accomplished a great deal during his decades-long career in conservation enforcement – rising through the ranks to his current position as superintendent of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement branch within the Ministry of Justice for Alberta. But Grove […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Founders and builders

Kate Andrews Founder, first board chair { 1957-1967 } Van Christou, one of the founders of the University of Lethbridge, vividly remembers the first time he met Kate Andrews, one of the founders of Lethbridge College, in person. “She had called me to have a meeting with her at her office,” says Christou, who was […]

Lethbridge College love stories

Yvonne Kerber didn’t know right away that Dick Kerber was the “the one” – but sometimes it takes a while to be sure. The two had known each other for what seemed like forever, riding the same bus to Coalhurst High School for four years. And when the time came to decide what to do […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Great grads 2007-2016

Mary Majoni Nursing Education in Southern Alberta (NESA) 2016 When Mary Majoni got a summer job in 2015 working at a large correctional facility, she initially wondered what in the world she had said yes to, and she didn’t think she could do the job. “I never thought about how nurses must be there to […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Great grads 1957-58

Wayne Anderson First class of Lethbridge Junior College Wayne Anderson recalls his Lethbridge Junior College student ID number as easily now as he did nearly 60 years ago. The number – 570001 – reflects the year he started and the fact that as his last name came early in the alphabet, he was the first […]

From our kitchens: Chocolate raspberry pavlova

In celebration of Lethbridge College’s 60th anniversary, Wider Horizons asked the chefs to find recipes that link the Culinary program’s past and future, as well as ones that are easy to make and delicious to eat. In this issue, Chef Heng (Commercial Cooking 1993, Professional Cooking 1994) has taken the pavlova – a dessert that […]

Sixty spectacular, sentimental and significant spots on campus

We all have them – favourite places where we live, work and study. They might not be the best known or have the most famous views and vistas, but they have meaning to us. They are the spots we think of when someone mentions a place – and Lethbridge College is brimming with them. In […]

Where are they now?

2016 Dakota Van Loon, College and University Preparation Dakota worked throughout the summer and fall after graduation and plans to return to the college to start prerequisites for dental hygiene.   2015 Sarah Brunschwiler, Criminal Justice – Policing Sarah writes: “It has been a busy year and a half since graduating. In fall 2015, I […]

Going with the flow

For more than a century, water drawn from southern Alberta’s rivers has been the lifeblood of the region’s farms and economy. Now, Dr. Willemijn Appels, Lethbridge College’s first Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science, is undertaking research and work to help farmers who rely on irrigation develop even more efficient and productive farms. “What […]

Lethbridge College Legacies: Our first 20 years

This installment of Lethbridge College Legacies looks at the first 20 years. It would be appropriate to call these the “junior” years because originally the institution was known as the Lethbridge Junior College. Students and staff found many clever ways to have fun during these first two decades. In February 1962, a group of students […]

It’s a family Affair: the Prindle family

Whether they’ve been here as students or staff, it is clear that many members of the Prindle family, as well as their extended family, have a close connection with Lethbridge College. Fourteen – yes, 14 – members of this family have spent time on campus. From the courtroom in the Andrews wing, to the business […]

News and notes

Lethbridge College kicks off a celebration of its 60th anniversary Lethbridge College kicked off a 60-week celebration of its 60th anniversary on Nov. 1 by announcing its Possibilities are Endless campaign exceeded its goal by more than 10 per cent, raising $27.8 million in private donations for college building projects, student awards and new programming. […]

Editor’s message

The year 1957 was a year of change, innovation, ambition and action. John Diefenbaker was named Prime Minister following the Progressive Conservatives’ defeat of the Liberals, the U.S. and Canada created the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), Lester B. Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize and Elvis Presley made five Canadian appearances – the […]

ON THE MARK: with Ryan Parker, General Studies 2003

The entrepreneurial spirit may well have started for current city councillor Ryan Parker when he sold corn out of the back of a truck at the tender age of eight. Ryan graduated from LCI in 1993 and because he was always looking for the next big thing and striving to gain more knowledge, he decided […]

Grads on our grounds: with Dale Krall

Dale Krall may be an electrical engineering grad from the University of Alberta, but in his work as an associate at SMP Engineering, he finds he regularly draws on the skills he learned in Lethbridge College’s Electrical Apprenticeship program. “I learned a lot of what is actually needed to build a building during my time […]

A campus evolves: Lethbridge’s legacy of learning grown from the ground

Before it was a college, it was a farm. And before it was a farm, it was the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people, the place where for more than 10,000 years the members of the Blood Tribe (Kainai) and its confederates the Peigans and the Siksika (Blackfoot) would hunt, fish and camp. For as […]

Q&A with LC’s Multimedia Production instructors

They call themselves the four generations of Lethbridge College Multimedia Production. Each was once a student in the program and, proving that you can go home again, each has returned as an instructor, to help guide the next generation. Deb Hadley (’96) teaches in the Digital Communications and Media program as well as a Multimedia […]