Wider Horizons

Ashcroft Ashcroft Design Competition brings students’ interior designs to life

From making initial design sketches all the way to seeing their design built into a premium house, students in the Interior Design Technology (IDT) program were part of a one-of-a-kind opportunity this past semester thanks to Ashcroft Master Builder. As part of the Ashcroft Design Challenge, first-year IDT students created an original home design that was unique, innovative and reflective of what modern living in Lethbridge looks like. Those first-year students were then paired with second-year students who brought the design to life in virtual reality. Ashcroft Master Builder judged the designs, and the company plans to build the winning design, with the IDT students working with the team as interns next year. The winning design will be announced at surRENDER on April 25 (just after Wider Horizons goes to press – stay tuned for an update in the fall issue).

Labrador retriever In this courtroom drama, Criminal Justice students win

From the back of the mock courtroom in AN1756, you can’t see the yellow Labrador retriever lying in the witness box. But if you’re in the box, she can’t be missed. “I could feel her touch my ankles a couple of times,” says Raelene Austin, a second-year Criminal Justice student. Under questioning by the defence team during the mock trial — led by retired police officer and Lethbridge College alumni Tony Andrews (Law Enforcement 1984) — and with instructor Murray Bartley serving as trial judge, Austin fidgeted occasionally on the stand. Each time she moved, she could feel the warmth of Madison, the Victim Services dog, against her legs. Madison and her handler, Adonus Arlett, program manager of Lethbridge Corridor Victim Services (RCMP), were two of the community volunteers at one of three “trials” heard in January as part of Bartley’s Courtroom Procedures course. She and the service dog spent three days on campus so students can experience how effective the dog can be in helping victims tell their stories.

A “can-do” attitude

In March, nine students and four faculty members from all three college engineering technology programs participated in this year’s Canstruction event, which benefitted local food banks. The winners were announced after Wider Horizons went to press – but their creation garnered plenty of admiration from the community.

MI3 gift puts six decades of Kodiaks history on display

A gift from Lethbridge-based Millwork Innovations 3 (MI3) ensures that the championship history of Lethbridge College’s Kodiaks Athletics programs will be permanently and prominently displayed. A new trophy case, located on the second floor of the Physical Education Building and leading into the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, was unveiled in January. The trophy case is a $55,000 gift on behalf of MI3, and it allows everyone entering the home of the Kodiaks to get a glimpse of the many awards and accolades that teams and individuals have earned over 60 years of athletics competition.

MI3 Kodiaks

Employee Excellence Award winners celebrated

In February, in addition to celebrating those Lethbridge College employees who have worked at the college for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 or more years, the campus community celebrated the winners of the annual Employee Excellence Awards. This year, Lakeshore campus instructor Doug Kitaguchi and Practical Nursing instructor Helen Van Nistelrooy won Lifelong Learning Awards; SPHERE Nursing instructor Marie Laenen won a Service and Innovation award; LINC academic coordinator Michelle Derbich, Learning Services manager Lynda Duval and Student Experience and Assessment coordinator Terri-Ann Fitz-Gibson received Above and Beyond awards; Events and Stewardship coordinator Jay Dobson and program assistant Kate Galbraith received Appreciation awards; and Health Promotion coordinator Harmoni Jones and the Creators, Educators and Innovators sculpture team won Leadership and Creating Community awards. The team, which created a sculpture that can be found in the new Trades, Technologies and Innovation facility, includes Lorne Hammond, Calvin Koskowich, Daniel Koskowich, Jeremy Lauzon, Jonathan Legg, Ron Papp, Jordan Shapka, Kiri Stolz, Tyler Wall and Leon Wensmann. Congratulations to all of these colleagues for their many contributions to building the community.

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