Cover Stories

Thinking fast: Lethbridge College grad creates adaptive, 600-horsepower competitive drift machine as well as a charitable organization to help others with disabilities develop a passion for motor sports – all from the seat of his wheelchair

He welds. He invents. He teaches. He races. About the only thing that 2010 Lethbridge College welding alumnus Rob Parsons can’t do is walk. Parsons used to weld and invent and race and walk – all with an intensity and quickness that inspired (and occasionally overwhelmed) the people around him. He loved motorsports and raced […]

Carving a piece of history: the true tale of a John Weaver bronze and the impressive woman who was its inspiration

On March 28, 2010, the 90th birthday of artist John Weaver, the entire Montana House of Representatives and Senate stopped their proceedings to give the sculptor a standing ovation and to sing “Happy Birthday” to him. John Weaver was an artist worth stopping for. He was born in Montana, called Canada home since 1972, and […]

STARTING A NEW JOURNEY: Class assignment and work with college Elder changes lives – and career plans – of two criminal justice students

With willows and rocks and a willingness to learn, James Smith and Warren Haayema approached the sweat lodge for the first time in February 2014 with Lethbridge College Elder Peter Weasel Moccasin. They had started on this journey in the class of Terry Dreaddy, and as Weasel Moccasin says, “Once you start on a journey, […]

Top cop: Police chief Tom McKenzie reflects on the value of community, communication and collaboration during his 38-year career

Tom McKenzie’s first day on the job as a Lethbridge Regional Police officer took him downtown on a summer day in 1976 where he was assigned the “important” job of directing traffic during a parade. While the young patrolman had prepared for – and probably hoped for – more challenging assignments during his time as […]

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 […]

This land is our land: College alumni transforming the Canadian labour landscape

Wherever you go in Canada – from Port de Grave on the Atlantic to Vancouver Island on the Pacific – you can find Lethbridge College alumni doing influential and interesting work. Some of them have built on a dream that started during their college years – taking a final semester design project and turning it […]