Lethbridge College is making a commitment to identifying and improving its equity, diversity and inclusion on campus. The college is one of just 17 Canadian post-secondary institutions chosen for the Dimensions pilot program, a national initiative designed to foster transformational change within research bodies and post-secondary institutions.
Lethbridge College will have new leaders in three of its academic centres for the 2019-20 academic year. Dr. Kevin Smith joins Lethbridge College, while long-time employees Dr. Terry Kowalchuk and Sheldon Anderson move into new roles.
Lethbridge College’s third annual Coulee Fest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, and will be headlined by a performance from internationally-renowned singer-songwriter Leeroy Stagger. Stagger will cap off a day of free live music, family fun areas, food trucks, beer gardens, interactive program showcase areas and more.
A long-time assistant coach and Kodiaks alumnus will take on elevated responsibilities with Lethbridge College’s soccer and futsal teams. Mark Pries will join Sean Carey as co-head coaches of both the men’s and women’s Kodiaks teams for the 2019-20 seasons.
Create a new video game from scratch in just 48 hours. That is the task presented to participants of Alberta Game Jam, Alberta’s first province-wide hackathon-style event for game developers. From professional designers to amateur hobbyists, everyone is welcome to take part in the event that runs from Aug. 23 to 25. Lethbridge College will be the southern Alberta host site.
Dawn Sugimoto, Lethbridge College’s internal communications specialist, has been named one of four SimpsonScarborough Scholars by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She is the only Canadian to win the award this year.
You can help shape the second class of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks Hall of Fame. Anyone is welcome to nominate the past athletes, coaches, teams and builders who have left their mark on Kodiaks Athletics at any point in the past 60+ years. Nominations are open from now until June 30.
For the second year in a row, Lethbridge College’s magazine has been named the best community college magazine in North America. And for the first time it has been awarded a Grand Gold – one of the highest honours bestowed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The award is just one of several ways members of Lethbridge College’s Communications, Marketing and Alumni Engagement teams have been recognized in a variety of different ways in their industries in recent months.
Promoting a campus culture that is inclusive to all, Lethbridge College has once again raised the Pride flag on its campus. The rainbow flag is flying outside of the main entrance to the college, in conjunction with Lethbridge-wide Pride activities that are taking place throughout June. This is the fourth year that the college has flown the Pride flag in support of the LGBTQ+ community.
Lethbridge College will receive nearly $1.15 million in federal research funding, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced this morning in Ontario.
The college will receive $1 million towards its Centre for Sustainable Food Production, while an additional $147,023 of funding will provide two Lethbridge College researchers with equipment vital to their work.