Monday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Second annual symposium showcases research on student learning
Lethbridge College celebrates two types of research occurring on campus with its inaugural Lethbridge College Research Days today and tomorrow. This first day showcases Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research, which is research devoted to improving student learning. Lethbridge College has an internal fund to support such research, and both teaching and non-teaching staff can apply for support to conduct this work. This is the second annual SoTL conference. The event will be opened and closed by guest speaker Nicola Simmons of Brock University, who founded SoTL Canada in 2012. In between, Lethbridge College SoTL researchers will share information about the research process. This event is for college employees. Lethbridge College Research Days continues Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
College holds its first Applied Research Conference
The second half of the inaugural Lethbridge College Research Days takes place on campus with the focus shifting to the applied research projects college researchers are undertaking in partnership with community and industry. The conference will feature presentations in the areas of agriculture, aquaculture, justice studies, early childhood education, microbiology, citizen science and others. A keynote lecture on the importance of applied research for Canadian colleges will be given by Ray Hoemsen, executive director of Research Partnerships and Innovation at Red River College. The conference includes lunch, posters and a social event. In addition, you can join tours of our research facilities and participate directly in an applied research project by signing up for a sensory session under the guidance of Chef Rob Sonnenberg during which products from the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence will be analyzed.
Wednesday, May 15, 8 to 10 a.m.
Workshop tackles workplace sexual harassment
May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and Lethbridge College is pleased to play host to a community event to support this awareness effort. The Sexual Violence Action Committee will welcome Derek Warwick, a violence prevention educator with 10 years of experience, to discuss the topic of Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Warwick is a consultant at Haubner Motashaw, a company that specializes in organizational health, and has worked with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), the City of Edmonton, the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, and other organizations. This session is free and includes breakfast, in the Garden Court Restaurant. This workshop is designed for service providers, business professionals, human resources and health and safety professionals, directors, managers and team leaders. Please register online for this session.
Monday, May 20
Happy Victoria Day long weekend
Lethbridge College will be closed Monday for the Victoria Day holiday. We wish all of our staff, students and families a great unofficial start to summer.