Lethbridge College is ready to celebrate its fall 2023 graduates on Saturday, Oct. 14. More than 500 students are receiving degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeship credentials from the college this month and approximately 180 of them are expected to cross the stage this weekend.
When a counsellor at Winston Churchill High School asked Colton Ensign if he’d be interested in spending a few hours away from the classroom to learn how to weld, he thought “Sure, how bad could it be?” Now, Ensign is in his second year of the Welding Apprenticeship program at Lethbridge College, and he credits his newfound passion and career to the skills development program that started it all.
Lethbridge College has received a significant boost toward its vision of making Alberta a global leader in virtual and augmented reality. Alberta Innovates announced that the college has received a $709,202 grant as part of the Ecosystem Development Partnerships program. The grant will help the college’s Spatial Technologies Applied Research and Training (START) Centre serve as a provincial hub for Alberta’s extended reality (XR) technology, services and operations.
Digital Communications and Media student Rachel Gelowitz (she/they) has been named valedictorian for Lethbridge College’s Fall 2023 Convocation. She will lead the procession of graduates and speak at the ceremony planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.
Lethbridge College is announcing two new directors in its Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CARIE) and its Facilities Management departments.
Lethbridge College unveiled its traditional Buffalo Winter Count Robe today as part of events surrounding the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The robe will be used as a teaching tool, as a record of major college events, and as a sign of the college’s ongoing work to understand and honour traditional cultures and ways of knowing.
Lethbridge College will host several events next week on campus to help members of the community gain knowledge and confidence in integrating Truth and Reconciliation in their lives.
It was a full crowd in the Lethbridge College library Friday as seven new graduates of the college’s Police Cadet program received their academic certificates and badges. The graduating class completed 22 weeks of training in the award-winning program, developed in partnership with southern Alberta police agencies.
The Lethbridge College community offers its congratulations to Tristen Brown, a 2018 graduate of the Civil Engineering Technology program, who was named one of 166 winners of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship earlier this month. The scholarships, only 55 of which are given in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), are valued at $50,000 a year for three years, and are awarded to graduate students in Canada who demonstrate leadership skills, research potential and academic excellence in their studies.
The Government of Alberta has appointed three new members to Lethbridge College’s Board of Governors. Marni Hope (Miisomii’kitsikaakii/Long Time Offering) is beginning her three-year term as a non-academic representative while student members, Niculina (Nicky) Jensen and Stefan Joseph, will serve on the board for the 2023-24 academic year.