Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.
College community recognizes Orange Shirt Day
Lethbridge College invites students, staff and the broader community to join us in a spirit of reconciliation and hope, recognizing the legacy of Canada’s residential schools and honouring the resilience and culture of Indigenous peoples. A short Orange Shirt Day program is planned in Centre Core at 10 a.m. to open a Legacy of Hope Residential School exhibit, which will be on display until Oct. 4. Following the program at 11 a.m., a Cookies and Conversation discussion will be held in the E.C. Fredericks Theatre, featuring a panel of college Grandparents/Elders Peter Weasel Moccasin, Georgette Fox, Betty Ann Little Wolf and Louise Saloff. Orange Shirt Day grew out a B.C. Indigenous woman’s experience at a residential school. The public is welcome to see the Legacy of Hope display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., all week. While on campus, the public can also see the Ohkotoki'aahkkoiyiiniimaan Showcase in Centre Core. This display recognizes the college’s Blackfoot name, meaning “stone pipe.” The public can also visit Founders’ Square, a space dedicated to telling the story of the land where the college now sits, across from the Culinary Market in the Andrews Building.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct. 4
Students button down plans to attend design conference
Students in Lethbridge College’s Multimedia Production program will be selling buttons (think lapel pins showing support for a candidate running for election) in the Centre Core kiosk to raise money to help cover the costs of attending a design conference in Calgary. Their hours will be noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday; 9 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday; 9 to 10 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday. The students will have a selection of small and large buttons featuring their own designs, selling for $1 and $2 each, respectively. They’re also prepared to make a custom button for $3 for anyone who brings along a digital photo of what they want. This is the second year Multimedia students will be attending CAMP: The art and technology of creative storytelling. The event is Oct. 7 and 8 in Calgary.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Nov. 30
Prospective students can get a taste of college life
One of the best ways to decide whether a program at Lethbridge College is the right fit for you is to spend a day experiencing it. The college’s popular Student for a Day program begins today through Nov. 30, pairing individuals in Grade 11 or higher with a current student in a program of interest. Interested students need to register and provide at least two weeks of notice. Interested? Check out our programs and register online to be a student for a day.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Last chance this fall to enjoy Lunch Express in Garden Court Restaurant
Students in Lethbridge College’s Culinary Careers diploma program will wrap up this fall’s Lunch Express opportunities in the Garden Court Restaurant. Lunch Express returns in January. How popular is this best-kept secret lunch spot? Oct. 3 is already fully booked. For $17.59, patrons can enjoy soup or salad, entrée and dessert. Your meal is also a learning experience for our students. Follow the Garden Court on Facebook for menu updates and to reserve your table or call 403-320-3230. While you’re here for lunch, get great visuals of gourmet meals being created with care by students who are exploring a passion for food and discovering how to run a successful restaurant.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 11 am. to 1 p.m.
Session for Indigenous students embarking on their careers
Lethbridge College will hold Indigenous Students Career Day in the Niitsitapi Gathering Place (AN 1501) giving our Indigenous students an opportunity to drop in to speak with an employment specialist. Whether they’re looking for a summer job or thinking about what comes next after they graduate, this session will help them be ready for what happens next. This is one of two Indigenous Students Career Day events planned this fall. If you’re interested in a story on career development, we have an expert on campus.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We’re celebrating our students — with free food, of course
The Lethbridge College Bookstore will celebrate students and their success with a special event in front of the store (PA1110). The first 500 students will be given free student day T-shirts. They can also pick up free cotton candy and popcorn. Barbecued burgers will be served outside, free for students and $2 for staff. This event is joyful thanks to our truly appreciative students. Join us to celebrate our hardworking students!
Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
We show support to our Sisters in Spirit
Lethbridge College students will lead a special event to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This is a chance for the campus community to participate in advance of this evening’s vigil in Galt Gardens. The event will feature a short film inspired by the murder of Gloria Black Plume, a member of the Blackfoot Nation in Calgary, in 1999. Members of Black Plume’s family will be in attendance. Her granddaughters Selena and Kerri-Ann Medicine Shield are Lethbridge College students who planned this event. Students Keira Standing Alone and Kasmira Fox organized faceless doll making sessions in advance of the event. The dolls represent the missing and murdered women and will be incorporated into the evening vigil.
Friday, Oct. 4, 3:30 p.m.
Extended reality expert and entrepreneur to speak on campus
Lethbridge College will welcome Amy Peck to the Instructional Building Theatre. Peck is an entrepreneur and leader in virtual and augmented reality, who launched her own extended reality (XR) company to help others incorporate the technology into their own businesses. Her speech is open to students, employees and the public for free. Peck is senior director of Enterprise Content at HTC Vive Studios and had previously founded EndeavorVR, a leading global XR strategy and consulting firm. She is a venture partner at the Capital Region AR/VR Accelerator, holds several advisory board roles, and co-chairs the Virtual and Augmented Reality Association’s (VRARA) Enterprise Committee. If you plan to attend this guest speaker, please register online to ensure a seat.
Sunday, Oct. 6, noon and 2 p.m.
Kodiaks soccer teams take on Olds
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks soccer teams will take on the Olds College Broncos. The women’s game begins at noon with the men to follow at 2 p.m. You can catch the action at the Servus Sports Centre field. Admission is free.