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.
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.
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.
Nine Lethbridge College Kodiaks student-athletes have combined academics and athletics at the highest level, earning Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadian honours. The CCAA considers the Academic All-Canadian award as its most prestigious honour.
Lethbridge College’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) has recreated the atmosphere of the physical office in the digital environment of Microsoft Teams, through the creation of organized channels that reflect the diversity and creative culture that drives its efforts.
Alberta’s colleges have played a vital role in ensuring the success of their students, even in the face of exceptional circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Servicing all regions of the province, Alberta’s 11 colleges have shown adaptability, innovation and care to make sure students were able to finish their programs on time.
Lethbridge College has launched its Ready to Rise campaign that brings the community together to support its students. With a $1 million goal, the campaign will allow the college the ability to address its students’ most pressing needs, including mental health and wellness resources as well as additional financial support.
When instructor Kelly Oikawa hatched a plan to move the Lethbridge Regional Science Fair and Science Olympics online, organizers bubbled with the kind of enthusiasm that might be expected from a homemade volcano experiment.
Chef Stephen Klassen shared recipes for one of his family's favourite meals, Fettucine Alfredo and Pork Parmigiana. Comfort on a plate for discomforting times!