Technology, Environment and Design

Welcome from the Dean

Terry Kowalchuk

Welcome to the Centre for Technology, Environment and Design.  I invite you to discover our programs, faculty, facilities and services and to feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

Our centre is proud of the dynamic, hands-on programming that we offer in the fields of information technology, engineering technology, environmental sciences, agriculture sciences, and media and design. The curriculum in our certificate, diploma and degree programs is developed with the aid of industry advisory partners to ensure our graduates connect with career opportunities after they graduate.   

Our faculty bring a wealth of real-world experience to our classrooms, labs, studios and field settings.  They help to blend theoretical information with applied techniques to allow our graduates to succeed in their area of study. Applied research conducted in our programs allows students the opportunity to develop skills of inquiry and reasoning as well as a deeper understanding of their chosen field. 

We are proud of offer students the opportunity to study and work in state-of-the-art facilities including our new Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility and the renovated Cousins Science Centre.  Our new labs in architectural animation, virtual and augmented reality, and computer information technology provide space for our new and expanding programs. 

Our centre’s commitment to student success is evident in the experience we have created.  Student success is built on a foundation of excellence in teaching and learning, developed with a connection to industry partners, and results in an experience that will prepare students to meet the challenges of the future. 

We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

Cheers,

Terry Kowalchuk
Dean

Centre Spotlight

Drone

Drone Activity

Geomatics Engineering

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.

Siberian Tiger

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. 

CORUS Donation

CORUS Donation

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.

Schools & Programs

School of Agriculture

School of Agriculture

Byrne Cook
Chair
Byrne Cook
Macie
Program Assistant
Macie Noftle
School of Information Technology

School of Information Technology

Program Assistant
School of Media & Design

School of Media & Design

Dr. Deb Hadley
Interim Co-Chair, Multimedia Production, Digital Communications and Media
Dr. Deb Hadley
Cherie Reitzel Bowker
Interim Co-Chair, Architectural Animation, Interior Design, Virtual and Augmented Reality
Cherie Reitzel-Bowker
Toni Gfrerer
Program Assistant
Antonietta (Toni) Gfrerer

Key Contacts

Dr. Terry Kowalchuk
Dean
Dr. Terry Kowalchuk
Candace Lewko
Associate Dean
Candace Lewko
Brianne Rader
Senior Administrative Assistant
Brianne Rader