Dr. Digvir Jayas, one of the world’s leading researchers in post-harvest handling, drying and storage of grains and oilseeds will visit Lethbridge College next week for a guest lecture to discuss solutions to food security issues.
Lethbridge College has received the largest social sciences research grant in its history, as $1 million in federal research funding will kickstart the college’s public safety applied research program.
Lethbridge College researchers have formed one of just 15 innovation teams selected from across Canada to explore and develop new tools and technologies that will enable sustainable, year-round berry farming. The Homegrown Innovation Challenge delivers funding to participating teams to pursue innovative ideas that will support Canada’s berry industry.
Lethbridge College is taking a proactive approach to creating change in the public safety field and Canada’s criminal justice system, by appointing its first President’s Applied Research Chair in Public Safety. Dr. Kirsten Fantazir has been chosen for the role and will work directly with partners to identify knowledge, skill and research gaps in the Canadian public safety industry and create potential solutions.
A new research project at Lethbridge College aims to use cutting-edge near-infrared (NIR) hyperspectral imaging technology to test potato quality more quickly in a way that doesn’t destroy good product. Dr. Chandra Singh, who has recently been promoted to Senior Research Chair in Agricultural Engineering and Technology at Lethbridge College, is leading the three-year, $523,300 project.
A new agreement signed by Lethbridge College and SVG Ventures|THRIVE will bring together entrepreneurs, industry experts and researchers to support Alberta’s agriculture sector.
A new Lethbridge College research project will work to determine how potato bedding processes can ensure the best result for producers, while also moving towards environmentally sustainable agriculture practices.
A growing research partnership between Lethbridge College and Southern Irrigation will provide valuable insight that could help producers maximize their crop production. The college and Southern Irrigation are studying the opportunities created by subsurface drip fertigation, a method that applies water and fertilizer directly to the rootzones of plants through a series of pipes.
Lethbridge College has received nearly a million dollars in new federal funding to level up its virtual and augmented reality research by hiring new staff and increasing its industry-driven research capacity.
The Grande Cache Dinosaur Track site, located on the edge of the Rocky Mountains northwest of Edmonton, is the only large-scale exposure of dinosaur tracks known in Canada. Thanks to researchers from Lethbridge College, visitors to the Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre can follow in these dinosaurs’ footsteps.