Kodiaks Athletics
Kodiaks runner Sophia Nowicki crosses the finish line to win the 2018 CCAA national cross country championship.

Season preview: Kodiaks cross country looks to defend banners

Even by the Kodiaks cross country program’s own lofty standards, the 2018 season was one to remember. Heading into a new ACAC season, the most successful athletics program in Lethbridge College history hopes to once again reach those same heights.

Campus News
Students attend Lethbridge College's New Student Orientation

Lethbridge College welcomes new students this weekend

Lethbridge College wants to ensure new students are ready to hit the ground running when classes begin next week. So, beginning Sunday, those new to Lethbridge College have three full days of New Student Orientation options to get them ready for the upcoming academic year.

Industry & Employers
Mike McCready, Lethbridge College's President’s Applied Research Chair in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Lethbridge College appoints first Applied Research Chair in VR/AR

Continuing its role as a leader in emerging technologies, Lethbridge College is pleased to announce its first President’s Applied Research Chair in Virtual and Augmented Reality. Mike McCready has been appointed to the role and will work to connect industry with the limitless potential of VR and AR technology.

Campus News
Actor Andrew Legg and instructor George Gallant take part in production of a virtual reality research project.

Virtual training for real life: research project brings VR to justice studies

A police officer knocks on a door and immediately has an angry person screaming in their face – how do they react? A veteran officer can draw on experience to resolve the situation, but the interaction can cause inexperienced officers to freeze. A new internal research project at Lethbridge College will test whether virtual reality can better prepare justice and corrections students for those types of face-to-face interactions.

Announcement
Dr. Willemijn Appels and her team in the field as part of a research partnership with the Potato Growers of Alberta.

Lethbridge College, potato growers partner on irrigation study

A new study will dig deep into the soil to determine how watering and irrigation methods affect southern Alberta’s potato crops. The four-year research project is a partnership between Lethbridge College’s Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Potato Growers of Alberta. It is made possible through a grant from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Announcement
Dr. Jennifer Davis, Lethbridge College researcher and instructor who is taking the lead on the Dimensions project

Lethbridge College chosen for diversity and inclusion pilot project

Lethbridge College is making a commitment to identifying and improving its equity, diversity and inclusion on campus. The college is one of just 17 Canadian post-secondary institutions chosen for the Dimensions pilot program, a national initiative designed to foster transformational change within research bodies and post-secondary institutions.

Announcement
The Lethbridge College logo

New Deans to lead Lethbridge College into 2019-20 academic year

Lethbridge College will have new leaders in three of its academic centres for the 2019-20 academic year. Dr. Kevin Smith joins Lethbridge College, while long-time employees Dr. Terry Kowalchuk and Sheldon Anderson move into new roles.

Announcement
Coulee Fest headliner Leeroy Stagger

Leeroy Stagger to headline Coulee Fest

Lethbridge College’s third annual Coulee Fest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, and will be headlined by a performance from internationally-renowned singer-songwriter Leeroy Stagger. Stagger will cap off a day of free live music, family fun areas, food trucks, beer gardens, interactive program showcase areas and more.

Kodiaks Athletics
Kodiaks soccer and futsal co-coach Mark Pries

Long-time assistant promoted to Kodiaks soccer co-coach

A long-time assistant coach and Kodiaks alumnus will take on elevated responsibilities with Lethbridge College’s soccer and futsal teams. Mark Pries will join Sean Carey as co-head coaches of both the men’s and women’s Kodiaks teams for the 2019-20 seasons.

Announcement
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Developers invited to flex their muscles at Alberta Game Jam

Create a new video game from scratch in just 48 hours. That is the task presented to participants of Alberta Game Jam, Alberta’s first province-wide hackathon-style event for game developers. From professional designers to amateur hobbyists, everyone is welcome to take part in the event that runs from Aug. 23 to 25. Lethbridge College will be the southern Alberta host site.