Close up of a virtual reality headset.

Lethbridge College START Centre receives $700,000 grant

Lethbridge College has received a significant boost toward its vision of making Alberta a global leader in virtual and augmented reality. Alberta Innovates announced that the college has received a $709,202 grant as part of the Ecosystem Development Partnerships program. The grant will help the college’s Spatial Technologies Applied Research and Training (START) Centre serve as a provincial hub for Alberta’s extended reality (XR) technology, services and operations.

close up of strawberries growing in a greenhouse

Sunterra Greenhouse, Lethbridge College researchers make discoveries to support the greenhouse industry

New research findings will help greenhouse producers make informed decisions for growing more produce while saving money. The project, run collaboratively by researchers from Lethbridge College’s Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CARIE) and the grow team at Sunterra Greenhouse, tested novel varieties of strawberries and tomatoes under diverse greenhouse growing conditions.

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Lethbridge College agriculture research on display at Research in RINSA events

Lethbridge College’s agriculture researchers work alongside collaborators and industry partners to solve problems and create new innovations that make a real-world difference. In the coming weeks, those researchers will put their work on display as part of three Research in RINSA networking events.