Campus News

Monday, Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.

Scarves for Students campaign brings warmth to Centre Core

Knitters and crocheters from the Lethbridge College community have been making scarves and other gestures of warmth to be given away to students. Visit Centre Core at 9:30 a.m. to see the donated, hand-made goods being set up for display. The scarves will be available for students to help themselves. The idea for this Scarves for Students campaign was inspired by a similar effort in Dublin, where scarves were hung from trees and other structures for those in need in the community. Once set up, students should be able to take what they need starting at 10 a.m.


Monday, Nov. 19 to Monday, Dec. 3

Got used books? We’ve got a use for them

Faculty from the Centre of Health and Wellness could use donations of gently read fiction and non-fiction books for an early December book sale. Please identify books as “Book Sale Donation” and drop them off at the Buchanan Library by Dec. 3. The sale details are still being finalized, but the money raised will go to the Ron MacDonald Emergency Fund, named in honour of an instructor who died in 2003 who was known for always being there for students who were struggling. The fund is intended to help students at high risk of dropping out due to financial pressures. Since 2004, the emergency fund has awarded just over $80,000 to students in need, giving them continued access to education. Your used books will help this fund carry on this important work.


Monday, Nov. 19, 5 to 9 p.m

Free massages for massage therapists and medical practitioners

The student massage clinic will hold an industry night, offering free massages to massage therapists and other medical practitioners. The event will honour the Massage Therapy program’s 20th anniversary. To book a massage, contact the clinic at 403-329-7274. Regular clinic hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 20, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Lethbridge ARCHES offers harm reduction training

Lethbridge ARCHES will provide overdose prevention and Naloxone training to help participants at Lethbridge College know what to do if faced with an opiod overdose. This session is open to the public as well as college students and employees. The session is free, but participants are asked to register in advance online.


Wednesday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Last chance to get blood typed in Centre Core
Lethbridge College devotes the month of November to raising awareness and promoting blood donations. As a Partner for Life with Canadian Blood Services, we welcome Canadian Blood Services to Centre Core to offer a “What’s Your Type” event. Students and employees can find out their blood type and learn more about blood donation. To have your blood donations count toward Lethbridge College’s pledge of 500 units, please go to the Canadian Blood Services webpage and register your name online along with the college’s Partner ID number — LETH010182.


Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Thursday, Nov. 22

Culinary student testing promises over-the-top meals

Students in the Culinary program will be assessed on their skills preparing a four-course dinner for 50 people. This is their last practical exam on everything from ordering, preparation, serving and execution of this dinner. Students have no assistance from instructors over the course of three days as the exam takes place. For diners, testing nights are an opportunity to experience incredible culinary delights for $47.50 plus GST. Reservations for testing nights are in high demand and are likely to sell out. Call 403-320-3230 to secure your seat, if any are left.


Thursday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to noon

Workshop explores spirituality-mental health connection

Lethbridge College’s ongoing commitment to mental health continues with this session on Spirituality and Mental Health. Rev. Canon Erin Phillips of the Ecumenical Campus Ministry will lead this workshop to introduce students and staff to what studies have found about the connection between mental health and spirituality and spiritual practice. She’ll also share resources for further study. The session is free but individuals are encouraged to register in advance online.


Thursday, Nov. 22 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Conference focuses on community awareness of substance abuse

Lethbridge College’s acting manager of Health Services, Harmoni Jones, will be one of the presenters at the CSART National Addictions Awareness Week Conference at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre. CSART stands for Community Substance Abuse Awareness Resource Team. Jones will help facilitate the Cannabis Let’s Talk session at the end of the day. The conference costs $30 to attend and you can register online.


Thursday, Nov. 22, 5 to 8 p.m.

Talking about Indigenous mental health

Lethbridge College Indigenous alumni will be among speakers on a panel discussing mental health as part of Sopoksisstsosi: Having Knowledge about an Activity through Completion and Experience. This event in the E.C. Fredericks Theatre (CE1365) will include food and door prizes. Child care will be available. This event is presented by Lethbridge College Health Services and Indigenous Services with support from the Alberta Advanced Education Post-secondary Student Mental Health Grant.


Friday, Nov. 23, 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Mass casualty simulation a mass learning opportunity

SPHERE, the college’s Simulated Patient Health Environment for Research and Education, will hold its second annual SLICK event to give students in a range or programs an opportunity to experience the collaboration and chaos that comes with a mass casualty event. SLICK stands for Simulated Learning Incident for Collaboration and Knowledge. Students from the Emergency Medical Technician, Digital Communications and Media, Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta, Practical Nursing and Criminal Justice programs will put their skills to the test in a scenario that will involve many volunteers from other programs. Several alumni and community members will also be on campus to make this learning experience the best it can be. Preparation including moulaging (the art of applying mock injuries — yes, there’s a word for that) will begin in The Cave at 12:30 p.m., with the scenario beginning in The Cave at 1:30 p.m. Patients will be transported to the SPHERE hospital (TE2226 and TE2230) by EMT students for treatment, and interviewed by Criminal Justice students shortly after. The SLICK event should conclude around 3 p.m.


Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24

Inaugural Kodiaks alumni weekend

The Kodiaks volleyball teams host Olds, with women playing at 6 p.m., Friday, and 1 p.m Saturday. The men’s game starts at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission to Val Matteotti Gymnasium is by donation this weekend in support of Kodiaks Athletics scholarships. This is your last chance to catch Kodiaks volleyball at home until the new year.


Saturday, Nov. 24, 6 to 10 p.m.

Kodiaks alumni weekend continues

Kodiaks basketball teams take to the Val Matteotti Gymasium against the Red Deer College Kings. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m., with men’s action at 8 p.m. This is your last chance to the see Kodiaks basketball until the new year. Admission is by donation this weekend, in support of Kodiaks Athletics scholarships.


Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Student work featured at Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser

Watch for creations by students and alumni of the Fashion Design and Sustainable Production program at the fifth annual Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser, put on by ARCHES Lethbridge and Club Didi. The fashion show is organized by Fashion Design and Sustainable Production instructor Brenda Brandley, whose students and alumni design and construct outfits made of condoms. The event is a lighthearted approach to educating the community about HIV/AIDS.  Tickets are $30 and available at ARCHES at 1206 6 Ave. S. or by calling 403-328-8186. The event is at the Multicultural Centre, 421 6 Ave. S.