Novel strawberry varieties growing in one of four production bays in the Brooks Research and Production Greenhouse.

Lethbridge College selected for food sustainability challenge

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.

Dr. Kirsten Fantazir, President’s Applied Research Chair in Public Safety

New research chair expands Public Safety research at Lethbridge College

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.

Dr. Chandra Singh, Senior Research Chair in Agricultural Engineering and Technology, holds potatoes in a field.

Lethbridge College research project gets more potatoes from field to market

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.

Subsurface drip irrigation lines are installed on Lethbridge College’s irrigation research farm in summer 2021.

Lethbridge College, Southern Irrigation partnership grows irrigation research

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.

Mike McCready, START Program Research Chair

Virtual reality research gets $900,000 federal boost

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.

Virtual Reality instructor Allyson Cikor uses virtual reality to explore a dinosaur track site in the MD of Greenview.

VR team brings an Alberta heritage site to life

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.