Campus News
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Ag sector career opportunities abound for those willing to learn

You don’t need to have grown up on a farm to forge a successful career in agriculture. Just ask Autumn Barnes, Lethbridge College’s manager of the Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre (IATC), whose curiosity, search for purpose, and post-secondary education have helped her grow within the agriculture community.

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Lethbridge College launches new Aiitsi’poyoip Blackfoot Speaking Award

Recognizing that language is a key piece of Indigenous culture, Lethbridge College has announced the launch of the Aiitsi’poyoip Blackfoot Speaking Award. Each year, the $1,000 award will be given to five Indigenous students of Blackfoot descent who have participated in the preservation of Blackfoot language and culture. Recipients will be able to demonstrate a proficient ability to speak Blackfoot and/or show a commitment to learn the language.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day events taking place at Lethbridge College

In the spirit of learning and togetherness, Lethbridge College will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day Tuesday with a full slate of events on campus. Taking place each year on June 21 – the summer solstice – National Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

Research
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Lethbridge College research project gets more potatoes from field to market

A new research project at Lethbridge College aims to use cutting-edge near-infrared (NIR) hyperspectral imaging technology to test potato quality more quickly in a way that doesn’t destroy good product. Dr. Chandra Singh, who has recently been promoted to Senior Research Chair in Agricultural Engineering and Technology at Lethbridge College, is leading the three-year, $523,300 project.

Student Success
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Lethbridge College Plumbing apprentice wins national competition

Second-year Lethbridge College Plumbing apprentice Joshua Mandin needed a little convincing from his uncle, a Carpentry instructor, to try competing for the first time in the Skills Canada Alberta competition in Edmonton in May. “My uncle said it was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss and an experience I’d carry all my life,” Mandin says. So, he signed up – and ended up winning gold medals at both the provincial and national competitions.

Campus News
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Lethbridge College set to host Coulee Fest 2022

Bring on the family fun, food trucks and live music – Coulee Fest is back! After a two-year hiatus, the popular event will return to the Lethbridge College campus Saturday, Sept. 17. Festival goers will be able to enjoy live music, carnival games and other family entertainment, food trucks and beer gardens - even a pie eating contest!