Monday, Jan. 27 to Friday, Jan. 31
Lethbridge College holds Thrive Week for students and staff
As part of its ongoing effort to reduce stigma about mental health and support all aspects of student and employee wellness, Lethbridge College designates this week as Thrive Week. Wellness Services and its partners are offering three new workshops to support wellness, holding a Doggie De-stress session and celebrating Bell Let’s Talk Day. This can be a tough time of year for many people. If you’re looking for a story on strategies to support wellness, we’ve got experts who are happy to chat. You’ll see some of the special events listed below.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m.
Lethbridge College unveils a new friendship bench
Please join Lethbridge College and the Centre for Justice and Human Services in welcoming the Lucas Fiorella Friendship Bench, a Canadian registered not-for profit, to campus. Lucas Fiorella was a university student in Ontario when he died by suicide after suffering in silence from depression. His family created the non-profit organization to continue Lucas’s legacy of caring by distributing yellow benches as a place where people who find it difficult to ask for help can connect with others. Sam Fiorella, Lucas’s father, will be on campus to share his story during a brief ceremony in Founders’ Square in the Andrews Building. The bench will be installed in the 1700 wing of Andrews. The friendship bench is bright yellow because #yellowisforhello. This event is part of the college’s Thrive Week, with special events and workshops devoted to wellness.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to noon
It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day – stop by Centre Core
Lethbridge College is proud to join in Bell Let’s Talk Day, another way to encourage a conversation about mental health. In this 10th anniversary campaign, Bell will contribute five cents for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of Bell’s Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. Since 2010, Bell has raised more than $100 million for mental health programs. Lethbridge College is one of 227 post-secondary institutions across Canada promoting student mental health with Bell’s help. At the college, students and employees can stop by Centre Core starting at 9 a.m. to share messages about mental health and get a snazzy Bell Let’s Talk tuque, while supplies last. This year’s campaign theme is Mental Health: Every Action Counts, so join in and make your actions count in support of mental health.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Calling on our canine friends to support our mental wellness
As part of this week’s Thrive Week devoted to wellness, Lethbridge College’s Student Experience team will offer Doggy De-Stress in TE1228. Students and staff can drop in from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some time with lovable dogs. The dogs’ humans have generously volunteered their four-legged best buddies to share the unconditional pet love. This event is part of Lethbridge College Thrive Week, a week of activities and opportunities to support wellness.
Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Last chance for Lunch Express in the Garden Court
It's one of Lethbridge’s best kept secret spots for lunch. The Garden Court Dining Room is where you’ll find Lunch Express, a three-course meal for $16.75 plus GST. As an added bonus, patrons leave knowing they’ve helped support the learning experience of our Culinary Careers students as they learn what it takes to run a successful restaurant through carefully planned menus and ordering of supplies and a well-orchestrated kitchen operation. This is the last chance to catch Lunch Express. Evening dining starts Feb. 11. You’ve got to reserve your table in advance by calling 403-320-3230 or book through the Garden Court Facebook page.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m.
Engineering programs welcomes businesses to networking night
The Lethbridge College School of Engineering Technologies and the college’s Career Development team will welcome businesses to campus for a Networking Night. This is an opportunity for students to practice their networking skills and for businesses to build their talent pipeline for current and future recruitment needs.
Thursday, Jan. 30, 6 and 8 p.m.
Kodiaks volleyball take on Ambrose University Lions
Lethbridge College Kodiaks volleyball action is at home for a rare Thursday night outing. The Kodiaks will play host to the Ambrose University Lions. This is RBC’s Make Some Noise for Mental Health night for our volleyball student-athletes. The Kodiaks are proud to be part of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) conference-wide awareness campaign to break stigmas about mental health. Come out for great volleyball and add your voice in support of mental health. Catch the women’s matchup at 6 p.m., and the men’s game at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, youth and Lethbridge College alumni, $4 for college staff and free for LC students.
Friday, Jan. 31, 5 p.m. to Sunday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m.
Global Game Jam returns to Lethbridge College
The Lethbridge edition of Global Game Jam will take place on the third floor of the Technologies Building at Lethbridge College. Up to 25 participants, aged 18 or older, will have 48 hours to design, develop and test a new online or board game. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the competition starts at 5 p.m. sharp Friday. Game jammers will have access to the college until midnight each night and from 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and is part of a global event with teams around the world using the same creative brief to develop a game. There are no winners declared out of the weekend, but many great games flourish out of this weekend of creativity and collaboration.