Monday, Nov. 5 to Friday, Nov. 30
11th annual blood drive begins
Lethbridge College wants you to be ready to save lives by supporting our 11th annual blood drive with Canadian Blood Services. As a Partner for Life, the college is committed to raising awareness about the need for blood donations and new donors. The need never stop. Through the month of November, we encourage employees, students, alumni and community members to donate blood in Lethbridge College’s name. To book an appointment, visit www.blood.ca, download the Giveblood app or call 1-888-2-DONATE. To ensure your donation counts toward Lethbridge College’s pledge of 500 units this year, please go to the Canadian Blood Services webpage and register your name online along with the college’s Partner ID number — LETH010182. Throughout the month, the college Food Court will be serving iron-rich meals daily to support the effort, and Canadian Blood Services will be in Centre Core three times this month giving people a chance to learn their blood type and learn more about donation.
Monday, Nov. 5 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. 5 through Friday, Dec. 21
Artwork by college students, alumni and faculty showing at CASA
Artwork by students, alumni and faculty from the college’s Fashion Design and Sustainable Production program and the University of Lethbridge drama department will be featured in Mapping the Body: Wearing the Other, an exhibit in The Gallery at Casa, 230 8 St. S., Lethbridge. The exhibit, curated by instructor Brenda Brandley, runs through Dec. 21. The project began in 2016 as a collaboration between the college and university. The project focuses on contemporary perspectives of the body through a variety of mediums, immersing in creative and critical representations. This exhibition is the third and final instalment and presents the most exciting pieces from the past two exhibits plus new innovative pieces.
Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6
LC student presenting her research nationally
Nursing student Megan Puchbauer will be in Ottawa to present her research work on the Antibiotic Alberta Prairie Plant project to a national audience. Her presentation is part of the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Symposium Accelerating Innovation through Applied Research. Puchbauer, who is in her third year of studies toward a nursing degree, has been working as a research assistant in Lethbridge College’s microbial research lab since October 2017.
Monday, Nov. 5 though Wednesday, Nov. 7
Get your flu shot at free clinics on campus
Haven’t received your influenza vaccination yet? No problem. Flu clinics will be offered by nursing students at three convenient locations this week. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.:
- Monday, Nov. 5, Centre Core between Tim Hortons and the main door
- Tuesday, Nov. 6, Cousin’s Building, Fishbowl
- Wednesday, Nov. 7, Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility main hallway
Tuesday, Nov. 6 to Thursday, Nov. 8, 5 to 8 p.m.
Garden Court Restaurant open for dinner
The Garden Court Restaurant will be open for evening dining as Culinary students continue to hone their skills in a real-life restaurant setting. Call 403-320-3230 for reservations.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 4 to 10:30 p.m.
Late night at the library to help students manage stress
The Buchanan Library and the Learning Café will stay open late for the Long Night against Procrastination. This event is to help students deal with the stress of assignments that may leave them feeling overwhelmed at this point in the semester. Students can register during the event to win door prizes, and can take part in sessions on research and writing; stress management; wellness, including healthy sleep and eating well; conversation with Indigenous elders; doggie de-stress (6 p.m.); and free mini-massages (5 to 9 p.m.). Snacks will be provided by the Learning Café and Buchanan Library, with pizza (7 p.m.) provided by the Lethbridge College Students’ Association. This event is presented in partnership with the with the Alberta Advanced Education Post-secondary Student Mental Health Grant
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Métis training and employment services on campus
The Métis Nation of Alberta and Rupertsland Institute mobile employment services unit will be at Lethbridge College. The RV will be parked on the east side of campus, outside the Andrews Building. The portable unit offers training and employment services to Métis students. Students can also learn about the Métis citizenship application process and scholarship and bursary opportunities .
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn your blood type 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 donation. To ensure your donation counts 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.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
College opens its doors to hundreds of special guests
Lethbridge College will open its doors to hundreds of prospective students during Fall Open House. This day of exploration and discovery includes program displays in Centre Core, campus tours and hands-on activities. Nearly 600 guests are expected.
Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10
Kodiaks cross-country teams vie for national glory
The Kodiaks men’s and women’s cross-country teams will be competing at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Nationals at Seneca College, just north of Toronto. Teams will arrive on Thursday, Nov. 8, have opportunities to practice Friday, Nov. 9 before Saturday’s competition. Look for opening ceremonies at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, the women’s 6K race at 10 a.m. and men’s 8K at 11 a.m. The Kodiaks women’s team heads to nationals having won Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) championship. The men took the ACAC team bronze. The appearance at the National Championships will mark the final race for Kodiaks head coach Bertil Johansson, who will retire as the most successful coach in Kodiaks Athletics history.
Friday, Nov. 9 and Monday, Nov. 12
Fall break: No classes for students
With just a month to final exams, our students need a little down time. There are no classes for students today, but the college will be open. Students return to classes Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 to 10 p.m.
Kodiaks volleyball play host to Medicine Hat
The Lethbridge Kodiaks volleyball teams will see action at home in the Val Matteoti Gymnasium, taking on the Medicine Hat Rattlers. The women’s game start starts at 6 p.m., with the men to follow at 8 p.m. Admission is free for Lethbridge College students, and just $8 for adults, $5 for students, youth and alumni. Staff get in for just $3.
Monday, Nov. 12
College closed for Remembrance Day
The college is closed for staff and students in recognition of Remembrance Day.