Lethbridge College is taking a proactive approach to creating change in the public safety field and Canada’s criminal justice system, by appointing its first President’s Applied Research Chair in Public Safety. Dr. Kirsten Fantazir has been chosen for the role and will work directly with partners to identify knowledge, skill and research gaps in the Canadian public safety industry and create potential solutions.
For many students, the road to becoming an accountant begins at Lethbridge College, with Business Administration courses that are Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) – approved. CPA is Canada’s only accounting designation. This year, Lethbridge College courses received credit again from CPA, continuing a strong relationship that began many years ago with the former designations of Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified General Accountant.
Lethbridge College is throwing open its farm gates to showcase all it has to offer to Western Canada’s agricultural community. The college is hosting its first Field Day on July 13, which gives ag professionals and farmers the opportunity to tour the college’s research farm, meet with researchers and learn how the college’s rapidly expanding Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CARIE) is ready to meet industry needs.
Huddling in front of a computer monitor, with fish tanks burbling a few metres away and small seedlings growing in adjacent trays, Lethbridge College Computer Information Technology (CIT) student Shealyn Cossette seems to be right in her element. Cossette, who is completing her CIT diploma over three years as she waited out the pandemic, says the real-world conditions in the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) provide a true test of the interfacing and networking skills she’s learning in class.
The floor of the Val Matteotti Gymnasium at Lethbridge College is sporting a brand-new look these days. After years of the status quo, the most recent sanding and refinishing project has revealed a bold, new court. At centre, is a black Kodiaks logo emblazoned over powder-blue stain – a prominent colour of the college’s athletics teams.
Local youth can discover their inner detective at Lethbridge College this summer as they learn how to survey a crime scene through the eyes of a forensic scientist. The hands-on fun is part of a new summer camp called Forensic Explorers.
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.
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.
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.
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.