Welcome from the Dean
On January 23, 2020 lift-off took place in the vicinity of the berm southeast of aquaculture at 10:30AM and two flight series commenced for 1 hour. The mission then moved to the coulee south of Tudor Estates and west of the first student residence.Two flight series commenced here for about 1.5 hours and the imagery gathered will be used for classroom lab demonstrations in Geomatics Engineering as well as a test data set for individuals evaluating drone software on the drone committee.
Environment and Climate Change Canada Donation
On January 13, 2020 Environment Canada and Climate Change Wildlife Enforcement Directorate (ECCC WED) donated a full skeleton mount of a Siberian tiger with it’s accompanying hide and skull. The tiger was domestically raised at St. Paul Silverspur Wildlife Ranch and when it passed the Ranch along with the following partners had the tiger mounted for educational use. The tiger skeleton was mounted by Royal Tyrrell Museum, the base was made by K&K Taxidermy and funding for the project came from BP, Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife foundation and Alberta Community Development.
Part of the duties of ECCC WED is fulfilling Canada’s mandate under our commitment to the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES). Although this specific tiger was not involved in trade its species is endangered and listed in CITES appendix 1 (the highest level of protection) and their trade is controlled. This tiger was donated to ECCC WED for the use of educating officers and the general public about CITES and the animals it protects.
Lethbridge College offers a diploma in natural resource compliance and a degree in conservation enforcement. ECCC WED decided to donate the tiger to the College so that its students and visiting public could continue to learn from the tiger.
Digital Communications and Media
Digital Communications and Media students present and future will continue to benefit from a longstanding partnership with Global Television Canada, and its parent company, CORUS Entertainment.
On October 7, 2019, CORUS Executive Vice-President, Broadcast Networks and Lethbridge College alumnus, Troy Reeb, joined CORUS President and CEO Doug Murphy and Mike Kelly, Corus Entertainment National Director, Station Operations in donating more than $52,000 to Lethbridge College President Dr. Paula Burns. Just over $32,000 will assist in the development of a new state-of-the-art digital newsroom/classroom, while $20,000 will be awarded in DCM journalism scholarships.
Renovation planning is underway. Construction on the new 3rd floor Technical Wing facility is to take place over the spring and summer of 2020.
In addition to the generous donation, Reeb, CORUS Entertainment, and the Lethbridge College Alumni Association will continue to sponsor a unique annual internship competition bearing Reeb’s name, that places the lucky winner in major market CORUS digital newsrooms every year.