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Lethbridge College ranked as one of Canada's Top 50 research colleges
November 2018

Lethbridge College has once again been recognized as one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges. The college placed 50th in the 2018 rankings, released on Thursday by Research Infosource. It is the second-straight year – and the fifth time in the last six years – that Lethbridge College has been included in the rankings. [...]

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Southern Alberta soil comes inside at Lethbridge College to test irrigation properties
August 2018

Multiple tonnes of southern Alberta’s most common soil types sit inside three massive, custom-built wooden bins at Lethbridge College. Housed inside the college’s Innovation Space in the Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility, the soil is being used to test subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems – without the variable factors of wind, rain or gophers. [...]

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College investigates zero-waste food production
August 2018

Biochar: it’s light, durable, readily accessible and could be a key to zero-waste food production in the world’s greenhouses and aquaponics systems. And a research project at Lethbridge College is testing it as a micro-nanofiltration system in aquaponics. [...]

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Putting the moisture where it counts: Subsurface drip irrigation delivers water directly to root systems
July 2018

In 2013, Lethbridge’s Southern Drip Irrigation Ltd. took farmer Don Plett down to Texas to look at subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems in 400,000 acres of cotton. [...]

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College exploring biochar technology
July 2018

At the Lethbridge College's Aquaculture Centre of Excellence, staff are using a micro nano-filtration system to explore zero-waste food production using biochar, a type of charcoal created by burning bamboo.  [...]

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Lethbridge College research project investigates new micro-nanofiltration system for zero-waste food production
July 2018

Biochar: it’s light, durable, readily accessible and could be a key to zero-waste food production in the world’s greenhouses and aquaponics systems. And a research project at Lethbridge College is testing it as a micro-nanofiltration system in aquaponics. [...]

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Lethbridge College receives federal boost for research funding
July 2018

Lethbridge College has received its first institutional grant funding from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), a relative rarity for colleges.

Over the past three years, only 10 Colleges and Institutes Canada members have received SSHRC institutional grant funding. Lethbridge College’s SSHRC grant will provide $45,000 over three years to support small-scale research and related activities. Faculty will be invited to submit applications which will be evaluated through a peer review process. [...]

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Lethbridge College brings students, industry together to solve ag-industry issues
July 2018

Lethbridge College has a mission for those interested in agriculture, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Agriculture Entrepreneur in Residence (AgENT) program will launch in September by pairing students with local industry partners to solve real-world problems that affect the agriculture industry. [...]

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Overwhelming success of Lethbridge College's virtual reality conference prompts plans for yearly function
May 2018

On the heels of a successful inaugural event, Lethbridge College is pleased to announce that Merging Realities: An Event of Multiple Perspectives will move forward as an annual affair. On April 26, the college proudly hosted the world’s first full-day conference held completely in virtual reality. [...]

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At Lethbridge College, designer Cherie Reitzel found the perfect space
May 2018

As any graduate from the Interior Design Technology (IDT) program will tell you, a well-designed space can foster feelings of well-being, comfort and home. For IDT instructor Cherie Reitzel, southern Alberta, Lethbridge and Lethbridge College have felt like spaces designed just for her. [...]

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Lethbridge College announces first winners of Ashcroft Design Challenge
April 2018

Two Lethbridge College Interior Design Technology (IDT) students have been named the inaugural winners of the Ashcroft Design Challenge. First-year designer Lina Wiebe and second-year animator and virtual reality creator Jada Kot were selected as the winners by a panel of judges from Ashcroft Master Builder. The winners were announced during surRENDER, Lethbridge College’s annual IDT design showcase event, on Wednesday evening. [...]

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Students lead the charge on groundbreaking virtual reality conference
April 2018

What began as a year-end capstone project for Lethbridge College students has turned into a world-leading virtual and augmented reality conference. Merging Realities: An Event of Multiple Perspectives is a full-day conference, hosted entirely in virtual reality. This is the first time that hosting an entire conference in a virtual space has ever been attempted. [...]

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Lethbridge College interior design event invites participants to surRENDER
April 2018

The inaugural winners of the Ashcroft Design Challenge will be announced on Wednesday, April 25, at Lethbridge College. The announcement is part of surRENDER, an annual showcase for the Interior Design Technology (IDT) program. [...]

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Veteran researcher to lead applied research activities at Lethbridge College
April 2018

Dr. Kenny Corscadden has been appointed the new Associate Vice President of Research at Lethbridge College. Corscadden joined the college in August 2017 as Dean of the Centre for Technology, Environment and Design. He will continue in that role, while also taking on the AVP Research portfolio.  [...]

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Lethbridge College breaks ground on massive outdoor play space renovation
April 2018

Lethbridge College is going back to basics for its outdoor play space. Located in the heart of the college’s campus, the current yard will be converted to a state-of-the-art outdoor play environment over the next few months. A ceremonial groundbreaking took place in the area on Wednesday afternoon and renovations will begin immediately. [...]

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Leaders in outdoor play for children gather at Lethbridge College
March 2018

“Getting back to nature” is a phrase often relied upon by those who want to embrace a more active, outdoor lifestyle. But when it comes to child development, its usage illustrates a growing body of research about the benefits it presents to children. [...]

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Lethbridge College hosts pop-up adventure playground at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre
March 2018

The Lethbridge College Early Childhood Education program will host an exciting community event in conjunction with Spring Nature Fest at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. From 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16, the nature centre’s outdoor play square space will be turned upside down with the launch of Lethbridge’s first community loose parts playground. [...]

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College builds expertise in outdoor play with Scotland study tour
March 2018

Two Lethbridge College faculty expanded their knowledge of how to create a culture of outdoor play during a week-long study tour to Scotland. [...]

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Students learn 'the art of the pitch' during real-world competition at Tecconnect
February 2018

Creating inspired, meaningful designs is only half of the challenge once media graduates enter the workforce. An annual competition, run in partnership with Tecconnect, challenges Lethbridge College students to think about the art of the pitch as they try to get local entrepreneurs to buy into their creative vision. [...]

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Ideas and discussion emerge as outdoor play leaders meet at Lethbridge College
December 2017

A full day of discussions, brainstorming and informed presentations were the highlights of the first Visioning and Leading Outdoor Play in Alberta Symposium, held on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Lethbridge College. [...]

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Lethbridge day care replaces all plastic toys
December 2017

Lethbridge College is going old school, they're getting rid of traditional plastic toys in favor of more natural ones. [...]

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Discussion at Lethbridge College looks at playground design
December 2017

A discussion was held at Lethbridge College on Tuesday about the importance of unstructured outdoor play for childhood development. [...]

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Lethbridge College receives $6.79 million in federal funding for some innovative new infrastructure
June 2017

New infrastructure funding will allow Lethbridge College to create a flexible, modular innovation space that will benefit students, faculty and industry by providing real-world research opportunities in all disciplines. […]

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Canada and Alberta invest in post-secondary infrastructure - $21.78-million investment in four colleges will create jobs, expand research and foster innovation
May 2017

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today, the governments of Canada and Alberta […]

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“Poultryponics” Coming to Canada’s North
February 2017

A revolutionary new approach to combine vegetable and egg production is being set up in the Northwest Territories. Treena Hein of Farm Credit Canada reports that a Hay River facility may be the first of its kind in the world to employ “Poultryponics”. […]

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College receives research funding
Lethbridge College’s applied research program involving Integrated Fish and Plant Systems received a $2.1 million grant.

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Dr. Faron Ellis named research chair of Citizen Society Research Lab
November 2016

A big announcement coming out of Lethbridge College. Doctor Faron Ellis has taken on a new role of research chair at the ‘Citizen Society Research Lab’. Erik Mikkelsen has the details. […]

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Multiple benefits to come from new research chair at Lethbridge College
November 2016

A new position for an instructor at Lethbridge College is going to mean new opportunities for students, faculty and even the community. Dr. Faron Ellis has taken on the role of Research Chair at the Citizen Society Research Lab (CSRL), an initiative he has guided since 2001. […]

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Fresh water
October 2016

Lethbridge College has a new research chair in irrigation science—the school’s first-ever fully funded applied research chair. Willemijn Appels joined Lethbridge College earlier this year to fill the position, which is paid for by a $3.1-million gift from Lloyd and Dorothy Mueller, announced in 2014, and $1.9 million in additional funding from the college. […]

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Ready, set, sell
October 2016

Local entrepreneurs were given a chance to start a company in three days as part of a start-up program at Lethbridge College held over the weekend. Greg Vilk, industry liaison manager for the University of Lethbridge, said the program teaches people who have potential business or product ideas how to develop those ideas into viable products and companies. […]

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Newest college chair putting irrigation research into motion
August 2016

Dr. Willemijn Appels, originally from the Netherlands, joined the Mueller Irrigation Science program earlier this year. Before moving to Lethbridge, she was working with the University of Saskatchewan on detailed hydrological processes at reclamation sites in northern Alberta oil sands projects. […]

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College adds new dimension to its interior design program

 

December 2016

 

There’s a new way of designing and students at Lethbridge College are getting the chance to explore it firsthand. Students in the Interior Design and Technology (IDT) program are getting the opportunity to work in virtual reality. […]

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