A special issue of Lethbridge College’s Wider Horizons magazine published last year that focused on how the opioid crisis has changed the working world for college graduates continues to receive accolades from magazine and communication industry organizations. Wider Horizons has earned two major industry accolades in the last month.
A Lethbridge College researcher and educational development specialist has been appointed to two prestigious positions. Melanie Hamilton has been named chair of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Canada and Vice President of the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
The editor of Lethbridge College’s award-winning Wider Horizons alumni magazine has earned major provincial recognition. Lisa Kozleski, who has edited Wider Horizons since 2013, was named Editor of the Year by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. Kozleski’s excellent work was exemplified as Wider Horizons was named a finalist by AMPA in five additional categories.
Starting July 1, the General Studies program will be known as General Arts and Science, a change that represents the core skills ingrained in a program that has long been a popular entry point into post-secondary education for students.
Alberta’s colleges are uniquely positioned to be leaders in the province’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing relevant, high-quality training for the careers that serve the province, Alberta’s colleges work closely with industry to ensure highly-skilled graduates are prepared for the jobs needed to drive Alberta forward.
Colleges and Institutes Canada named Lethbridge College the recipient of two national awards for excellence, recognizing the “extraordinary contributions” of the college’s Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship team with a gold award and the Criminal Justice student members of the college’s LEO Club Executive Team with a bronze.
Lethbridge College’s Massage Therapy program has received a coveted national accreditation. The Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA) granted the college full accreditation for three years – the longest term possible for a first-time accreditation.
In the midst of a global pandemic that has affected the lives and livelihoods of people around the world, Alberta’s colleges have been leading the way to support their local communities and the unique challenges they are facing. From donating health and personal protective equipment, to organizing food drives and fundraising for students, Alberta’s 11 publicly-funded colleges have demonstrated the care that makes them an essential and responsive part of the communities they serve.
President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns will sit on an economic recovery task force created by Alberta’s 11 Comprehensive Community College’s to assist the work of local, provincial and federal governments, and industry, as they tackle the economic challenges faced as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Planning is underway for Lethbridge College’s Fall semester. Uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic means final decisions on delivery of the Fall term won’t be made until later in the summer, but the college is actively planning scenarios that will allow all students to receive a high-quality education in a safe manner that complies with provincial guidelines.