Campus News

Monday, Jan. 13 to Sunday, Jan. 19

Final week to make an Honouring Excellence nomination

This week is your final chance to nominate yourself or someone you know for a Lethbridge College Honouring Excellence award. We're looking for our alumni who are making extraordinary contributions to their profession, field of study, volunteer organization or community. You can learn more about the award categories online. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate your success or the success of another LC grad.


Wednesday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy Lunch Express in the Garden Court

Lunch Express returns to the Lethbridge College Garden Court Dining Room. Stop by for lunch and choose your own appetizer, main dish and dessert from a menu designed by Culinary Careers students. In an hour, you’ll not only enjoy a great lunch, but you’ll be supporting the learning experience of our students. You’ve got to reserve your table in advance by calling 403-320-3230 or book through the Garden Court Facebook page.


Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.

Interested in software design? This session’s for you

Chris Rabl, the lead front-end engineer from Autovance Technologies, will visit Lethbridge College to talk to students about software development. Autovance is a Lethbridge-based tech company that created a web-based tool for automobile dealerships for the benefit of dealers and the experience of their customers. The talk’s title, “The universe only exists to torment software development,” suggests this will be a lighthearted look at software development, of interest to anyone who has been frustrated by building or using software. This session is open to all, especially Information Technology and Business students, and will be held in IB1145.


Thursday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Come see our newly renovated library

Please join Lethbridge College as we celebrate the grand reopening of our Buchanan Library. The recently renovated space offers our students more spaces for group work, quiet study and accessing resources, including our 3D printers and the entire Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation team. And in keeping with the college’s recognition of the Blackfoot Territory, the learning commons will have its own Blackfoot name. There will be an official announcement and brief program at 10 a.m. in Centre Core, before a series of showcases inside the newly renovated space starting at 11 a.m. Here’s what you can see:

  • 11 a.m. Buchanan Art Collection
  • 11:30 a.m. Learning Cafe and Accessibility Services
  • Noon Library Services
  • 12:30 p.m. 3D Printing
  • 1 p.m. Virtual Reality


Thursday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lethbridge College Practical Nurse students explore poverty

Lethbridge College students in the Practical Nurse program will be participating in a poverty simulation, facilitated by the United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta. The simulation, involving about a dozen volunteers from campus, will see about 90 students encounter a range of obstacles and challenges involved in navigating a month in the life of a family living in poverty. Volunteers will serve as business owners, police officers, service providers, government employees and more, and participants will have to make difficult choices about where and how to spend their limited resources. While this type of simulation has been held at the college before, this is the first time Practical Nurse students have participated in this empathy-building exercise. The simulation runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, with a debrief to follow to about 1 p.m. Media interested in covering this story and hearing from students must make arrangements in advance as this is a class project.


Thursday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Signature event focuses on red meat industry

The 21st annual Tiffin Conference, a one-of-a-kind event for discussing issues and trends in the red meat industry, will be held at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge. More than 350 agricultural producers, students and industry experts are expected. Highlights of this year’s conference include Mike Davis of the Davis Auto Group Ltd. presenting on family business and succession planning; Al Mussell, founder of Agri-Food Economic Systems, Inc., on the economics of beef production and the impact of trade and politics; Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell, senior manager of North America Sustainability with McDonald’s on why the restaurant chain is committed to Canadian producers; and more. The Tiffin Conference is made possible through the Ronald Tiffin Agricultural Endowment Fund, which was established in honour of Ronald W. Tiffin and is administered by Lethbridge College.


Friday, Jan. 17, 6 and 8 p.m.

Volleyball action returns to the Val Matteotti Gymnasium

Lethbridge College Kodiaks volleyball action returns to the Val Matteotti Gymnasium for the first time since late November. The Kodiaks will take on the Olds College Broncos. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m., the men 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.


Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 and 3 p.m.

Volleyball weekend continues at Lethbridge College

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks volleyball teams face the Olds College Broncos for a second consecutive day. The women take to the court at 1 p.m. with the men to follow at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, youth and Lethbridge College alumni, $4 for college staff and free for LC students.


Saturday, Jan. 18, 6 and 8 p.m.

Catch Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball action

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball teams are at home in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium for the first time in 2020 as they welcome the Ambrose University Lions. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m.; the men’s game follows 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.