Cover Stories

Discovering Lethbridge College: The spaces you didn’t know about, the stories you haven’t yet heard.

Lethbridge College is well-known for many attributes, from its bright and experienced graduates to its gorgeous coulee views. The college has been a centrepiece of the city since 1957, and is a welcome sight when cruising along Scenic Drive. But behind the familiar façade are a host of intriguing stories about Lethbridge College’s spaces and […]

Her work is not finished: Lethbridge College student adjusts to life after war overseas

In a room filled with uniforms and familiar faces, the eyes of Melissa Whitegrass, mother to toddler Dawni-Rae, Lethbridge College student and 12-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, filled with tears. Mike Bruised Head, her uncle and a Blood Tribe Councilor, was speaking on behalf of Chief Charles Weasel Head. He had just praised […]

Ready to hit the ground running: Dr. Paula Burns, new President and CEO, sees countless opportunities for innovation at Canada’s first public college.

Dr. Paula Burns had much to take in when she made her first trip to Lethbridge last fall – and she noticed it all. She saw a vibrant college where people seemed genuinely happy to be at work and in class, a growing city that is home to an increasingly diverse population, and mountains that […]

Setting a Course for Great Adventures: Edwards leaves legacy of advocacy and innovation after seven years at helm.

In considering the advice she would give to the next leader of Lethbridge College, former President Tracy L. Edwards was pragmatic and precise. “You’ve got to care about the work,” she said. “It’s not about the title. A president is a head cheerleader for that institution. You’ve got to love people. And you’ve got to […]

Waiting for the Light: Environmental Science alumnus makes second career taking memorable photos of the land and livestock he has always loved.

If it’s a day that Sam Wirzba (Environmental Science ‘79) plans to take pictures, then it’s a day that starts before the sun is even up. If he doesn’t get what he came for, he doesn’t give up. Instead, he waits again – this time, until the end of the day, when the sun in […]

Learning the Language of Health Care

Lethbridge College’s ESL for Nursing program brings the classroom to students around the world. When Mandana Azar Afshar came to Canada from Iran last July, she was in search of educational opportunities for her 16-year-old daughter. But along the way, the 43-year-old discovered there were opportunities here for her, too. In September, she started taking […]