Centre Spotlight

Nurturing the New Buffalo

Marcia Black Water, Indigenous Coordinator for CBAS, contributed to an article entitled “Nurturing the New Buffalo” about the Indigenous Career Pathways program published on Sept 24 in a special Truth and Reconciliation edition of the Globe and Mail.

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A Pattern in his Path

The journey of Shayne Dahl, alumnus of Academic Upgrading and General Studies (2004) to PhD and postdoctoral success represents the path from Lethbridge College to an Advanced degree. See the feature article in the Fall 2021 edition of Wider Horizons.

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Making Their Case

Lethbridge College students did extremely well in the fall 2019 Cor Van Raay Case Competition. The first- and second-place teams this year were joint college (mix of business and agriculture students) and University of Lethbridge teams. In addition, four students on the other teams (three from the University of Lethbridge and one from the University of Saskatchewan) were former Lethbridge College business students. Way to represent, students and grads!

The Journey Continues

John Manyok and Sam Mathon were among the Lost Boys of the Sudan who, after arriving in Canada, came to Lethbridge College to study in the ESL, Upgrading and General Studies programs. After earning their diplomas in 2016, they went on to study Social Work at the University of Calgary and received their Bachelor of Social Work degrees in 2019. Congratulations, Sam and John!

Best of the Best

Simon Schaerz, an Exercise Science faculty member and coach to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s and women’s cross country teams, was named ACAC coach of the year in 2019. In addition, two members of the conference and national championship team were CBAS students. Excellent work, Simon and our student-athletes!

In the News

Alumni Lunch and Learn

On Friday January 28th, the Lethbridge College Exercise Science Program hosted an Alumni Lunch and Learn for the second year Exercise Science students.

The intent of the gathering was for alumni to provide our students with some insight through storytelling, about their journey from being a student in the EXS program to being a professional in the fitness industry. Alumni visited from as far away as Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, Nanaimo and Lethbridge, with a span of graduation years from 2009-2021.

Not only was the event a great way for our students to learn from graduates, but an amazing opportunity for alumni to visit their ol’ stomping grounds again further connecting with one another.

Testimonials from our alumni:

“Thanks so much for the invite and for hosting this session. You seem to have a great bunch of students on the brink of entering the industry, and it was great to be a part of their college experience for a day!” 

“I also wanted to say how impressed I am with each of the alumni that spoke yesterday. Your drive and determination to be where you are already in your careers, some just a year or two out of college, is inspiring and pushes me (the old gal :)), to continue to grow and challenge myself in my own career. You are all going to do amazing things and it was an honour to meet you! Thanks again for having me and would love to do it again soon! Best of luck with everything”. 

“There were a lot of great brains in one area and I think it would be great to have that group keep in contact and stay up to date in all things in Exercise Science”.

“Count me in for future events! I love catching up with fellow alumni and meeting with the future generations of fitness professionals”. 

Be Fit for Life offers Pickleball Program

Pickleball popularity is growing, and with support from the LCSA and the Lethbridge and Coaldale Pickleball clubs, Be Fit for Life is offering an introductory program to the sport this winter for the community. Weekly round robin play is giving participants a chance to practice so they’ll be confident and ready to hit the outdoor courts this spring! This initiative is just one of the ways that Be Fit for Life is supporting healthy living in Lethbridge. This exciting program was recently featured in the Lethbridge Herald – please follow the link below for the full article.

Student award fundraiser moves to the disc golf course

Our campus came together to build on the success of the “Biker Buddies” fundraiser to launch a new event, called “Chain-Shaker/Scholarship-Maker,” to raise money for scholarships.

Teams of eight competed in a disc golf game on Thursday at the Lethbridge College Disc Golf course. Over $7000 was raised for student awards for the Centre for Business, Arts and Sciences.

CBAS instructor named to Hockey Canada’s Under 17 Challenge

Joshua Hoetmer is the team Mental Performance Consultant for the Hockey Canada 2021 Capital City Challenge. The Ottawa experience brings real world connections for our Sport Psychology instructor and students in Exercise Science and General Arts and Sciences.

Hockey Canada announced the 66 players, Coaches and Officials who were selected from across Canada to wear the Maple Leaf at the Capital City Challenge, a four-team tournament featuring three men’s under-17 teams and Canada’s National Women’s Team, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Ottawa. Joshua is uniquely positioned to provide important perspective for both athletes and students on the rigors of training and competition while balancing an education.