Campus News

Monday, Nov. 26 to Monday, Dec. 3

Last chance to donate books for a great cause

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. 26, noon to 2 p.m.

Counsellor’s Luncheon focuses on School of Business

School counsellors and others who work with high school students will be on campus for Lethbridge College's annual Counsellor's Luncheon in the Garden Court Restaurant (AN1680). Counsellors will get to learn about college programs, with a special focus on our School of Business.


Monday, Nov. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 20

Library begins Food for Fines campaign

The Buchanan Library’s fall 2018 edition of Food for Fines will start on Nov. 26 and continue until Dec. 20th. Students, staff and faculty, alumni and the community are invited to participate in the campaign, entitled Give What You Can, by bringing a donation of nonperishable food to the library. You do not need to have overdue fines to donate but those with outstanding overdue fines may have them forgiven. Some restrictions are in place. See the library staff for details. All donations will be given to the Lethbridge College Students’ Association food bank.


Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5 to 6 p.m.

Learn how a southern Alberta potato farmer went international with Haskap berries

Lethbridge College’s Agriculture Enterpreneur in Residence (AgENT) program welcomes agricultural entrepreneur Joel Mans, owner of Phoenix Haskaps, to speak in IB1101. Mans grows 30 acres of Haskap berries, a fruit native to northern boreal forests in Asia, Europe and North America. A potato farmer from southern Alberta, Mans will speak on why he entered a new market with international exporting opportunities, and share his successes, challenges and vision. Haskaps are dark blue berries that boast higher antioxidant levels than blueberries. AgENT is an extracurricular program that connects students with mentors to solve real-world challenges in the agriculture industry, giving students an opportunity to develop experience, a network in the ag industry and innovation skills.


Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch buffets return to Garden Court Restaurant

Looking for a fantastic lunch? Culinary students have you covered. They’ll be serving up their first lunch buffets of the term starting this week and continuing on six dates in December. The buffet will offer Canadian-themed cuisine. Spoiler alert — there’s Alberta beef on the menu and Nanaimo bars! Help support their real-world experience in running a restaurant by coming in for a tasty lunch buffet. Call 403-320-3230 for reservations or book online on the restaurant’s Facebook page.


Wednesday, Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Warm up with Movember Mo Chili event

How hot can you take your chili? The Hairy Cousins Gang, comprised of instructors and staff from around the college, will serve chili and cornbread or a bun to raise funds for this men’s health cause. At least 13 different kinds of chili will be served for $5 a bowl, or Michael Doughty, who works on our Awards office, is making his Inferno chili. Contribute $1 for a sampler size of this extremely spicy chili. The event will be held in Centre Core starting at 11:30 a.m. and while supplies last. In addition to attending, please do what you can to encourage the men in your life to take care of their health. You can also donate to the team online.


Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4 to 8 p.m.

Annual Environmental Sciences Networking Night

A panel discussion, a mix-and-mingle session and presentations of research posters by our fourth-year student researchers will be part of the annual Environmental Sciences Networking Night. The event begins with employers, including conservation associations, the parks service, and others, having a chance to meet in our employer lounge, located in IB1133 at 4 p.m. The panel discussion will begin at 5 p.m. in the IB Theatres (IB1103 and IB1104). Then the mix and mingle for students and employers will happen in the Garden Court Restaurant (AN1680). During the Garden Court portion, fourth-year Ecosystem Management students will share their senior project poster presentations.


Thursday, Nov. 29, 2 to 4 p.m.

ITS help desk goes all out Whoville

Looking for a festive photo in an unlikely place? Stop by Lethbridge College’s ITS help desk in PA2160, where computer problems go to die and the Grinch goes to grow his heart by three sizes in a single day. The office has been decked out like Whoville, and the staff are holding their annual Cookiefest, inviting the college community to pop by for a treat and some cheer. See you soon, Cindy Lou Who.


Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.

Jay Ingram shares The Prion Mystery

Author and broadcaster Jay Ingram will speak on The Prion Mystery, a free public lecture at Lethbridge College Instructional Building Theatres (IB1101-1104). A prion is a brain molecule that changes its shape and starts to infect the cells around it. No one knows why it becomes infectious or why it changes shape, but researchers are trying to find the answers. If you don’t think prions are of interest to you, you should know that prion diseases include bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and chronic wasting disease, which affect industries, animals and people every day. Following the lecture by Ingram, the former host of radio’s Quirks and Quarks and the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, there will be time for Q and As, as well as refreshments. The lecture series is brought to you by Alberta Innovates and the Alberta Prion Research Institute, with funding from the Government of Alberta.