Campus News

Monday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Jan. 15

Calling all outstanding alumni

There’s just one month left to submit your nomination for Lethbridge College’s Honouring Excellence awards, celebrating alumni whose perseverance, determination and grit set them apart and led them to rise to the top of their careers and communities. Nominate yourself or others. Nominations close Jan. 15 and successful nominees will be celebrated at a special event at Lethbridge College April 25. There are four award categories for: Distinguished Alumni, Community Leader, Career Virtuoso and Rising Star. Nomination criteria and requirements can be found online.


Monday, Dec. 17

Give What You Can campaign begins

The Buchanan Library’s fall Food for Fines campaign runs now through Dec. 20. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members are invited to Give What You Can, by making a donation of nonperishable food at the library. If you have outstanding overdue fees, making a donation may be a way to have those fines forgiven. Some restrictions apply. Visit the library for details. All donations will go to the Lethbridge College Students’ Association food bank, which is experiencing high demand.


Monday, Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Course aims to reduce stigma of mental illness

Lethbridge College’s commitment to mental health and wellness includes a wide range of training opportunities to help build knowledge of mental health and reduce stigma. One such program is The Inquiring Minds, a three-hour course that aims to increase awareness of mental health, reduce the stigma of mental illness and offer resources to maintain positive mental health and resiliency. This course is offered at Lethbridge College five times in 2018-2019. The next opportunities are in February and March.


Tuesday, Dec. 18 and Wednesday, Dec. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mental Health First Aid course offered

Classes are finished for the semester, but the learning never stops, as Lethbridge College offers Mental Health First Aid, a 12-hour training opportunity that is nationally recognized by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The course aims to improve mental health literacy, increase comfort around responding to mental health issues, raise awareness of resources on campus and in the community and create a more inclusive environment. The course is full and those who complete the two days of training will receive a certificate.


Wednesday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m.

Culinary’s holiday pie sale sets a record

Looking for a photo or video that screams holiday deliciousness? Our Culinary students will be boxing a record number of pies and baklava ordered in the annual Christmas pie sale. More than 270 orders were placed by staff, and students were busy all week baking. Employees will be picking up their goodies tomorrow by noon.


Friday, Dec. 21

Holiday closure begins at end of day

Lethbridge College will close at end of day Friday for a holiday break, re-opening Tuesday, Jan. 2. During this time, Lethbridge College Health Services and onsite Shepell Counselling will be closed, but our students and staff can still access support if they need. For students, the Shepell Student Support Program phone number not only provides access to counselling and other scheduled services, it also acts as a crisis line, directly connecting a student with a crisis counsellor. Phone toll free: 1-855-649-8641. For staff, the Employee Assistance Program is accessible at 1-800-387-4765.

There’s an exception to every rule, and in our case, it’s Recreation Services. Users of our fitness centre, racquetball/squash courts, steam rooms and other amenities should note the following holiday hours if they plan to come sweat off some turkey, gravy and trimmings:

  • Dec. 24 to 26 — Closed
  • Dec. 27 to 28 — Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 29 to 31 — Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Jan. 1 — Closed
  • Jan. 2 — Regular hours resume, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
  • The Val Matteotti Gymnasium is closed from now until Jan. 4 for light replacements.

For a list of holiday hours, including extended hours being offered in early January for students joining us for the winter term, please visit our website.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holidays and we look forward to seeing you in 2019!