Starting July 1, the General Studies program will be known as General Arts and Science, a change that represents the core skills ingrained in a program that has long been a popular entry point into post-secondary education for students.
Lethbridge College is ready to help the agriculture industry after receiving one of the most significant applied research grants in the college’s history. The $1.75 million five-year renewable grant will be used to create the Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre (IATC), which will help farmers, growers and food processors across the country tap into the latest research and recognized expertise at the college.
Lethbridge College’s first Be Career Ready: Learn from our Alumni panel discussion takes place next week. This free event is designed to connect prospective students, current students and recent graduates with Lethbridge College alumni whose determination, grit and perseverance have elevated them to become leaders in their chosen fields.
Alberta’s colleges are uniquely positioned to be leaders in the province’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing relevant, high-quality training for the careers that serve the province, Alberta’s colleges work closely with industry to ensure highly-skilled graduates are prepared for the jobs needed to drive Alberta forward.
Colleges and Institutes Canada named Lethbridge College the recipient of two national awards for excellence, recognizing the “extraordinary contributions” of the college’s Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship team with a gold award and the Criminal Justice student members of the college’s LEO Club Executive Team with a bronze.
Lethbridge College’s Massage Therapy program has received a coveted national accreditation. The Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA) granted the college full accreditation for three years – the longest term possible for a first-time accreditation.
In the midst of a global pandemic that has affected the lives and livelihoods of people around the world, Alberta’s colleges have been leading the way to support their local communities and the unique challenges they are facing. From donating health and personal protective equipment, to organizing food drives and fundraising for students, Alberta’s 11 publicly-funded colleges have demonstrated the care that makes them an essential and responsive part of the communities they serve.
President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns will sit on an economic recovery task force created by Alberta’s 11 Comprehensive Community College’s to assist the work of local, provincial and federal governments, and industry, as they tackle the economic challenges faced as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Planning is underway for Lethbridge College’s Fall semester. Uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic means final decisions on delivery of the Fall term won’t be made until later in the summer, but the college is actively planning scenarios that will allow all students to receive a high-quality education in a safe manner that complies with provincial guidelines.
In a surprise – but pleasant – twist, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks didn’t have to look far to find a coaching staff for its women’s basketball team. Deanna Simpson, the reigning ACAC south division coach of the year, will return to the team for the 2020-21 season with Ken McMurray as co-coach.