Cover Stories

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 […]

Fate and the Forces

Often it takes years to realize what a difference one person can make in someone’s life. But for Derek Georget, a 2011 graduate of Lethbridge College’s Criminal Justice-Policing program, that appreciation came far more quickly. The Saskatoon native came to the college in 2009 straight from high school. By November that year, he was ready […]

Diplomas Down Under

After spending the first 20 years of their lives in Lethbridge, Brent Fikowski (Business Administration – Accounting, 2011) and Andrew Hemmerling (Business Administration, 2011) have started out on a new adventure together – completing their education and pursuing their passion for beach volleyball on the Australian Gold Coast. Fikowski and Hemmerling became friends playing volleyball […]