Wider Horizons turned to the people who know the ins and outs of campus best – Lethbridge College employees – to get their picks of the top news stories from the past four months. Here’s what they had to say.
#10 ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTRE PASSES LANGUAGES CANADA ACCREDITATION
The English Language Centre (ELC) at Lethbridge College remains in good standing with its governing agency, Languages Canada, after passing a rigorous accreditation process for the third time in 12 years.
#9 COLLEGE HOSTS 2023 ACAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
The top women’s basketball teams in the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) shot for gold in March at Lethbridge College. Presented by Fox Drilling Inc., the 2023 ACAC Women’s Basketball Championship ran March 2 to 4 in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. The host Kodiaks competed for the chance at an ACAC title and a spot at nationals.
#8 STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN MOCK DISASTER
Lethbridge College Digital Communications and Media (DCM) students got some valuable “on-the-scene” experience early in the semester thanks to their participation in a mock disaster conducted by the communities within the Municipal District of Willow Creek.
#7 PUBLIC, INDUSTRY PARTNERS PARTICIPATE IN WIND SUMMIT 2023
Lethbridge College opened the doors to its state-of-the-art Wind Turbine Technician lab in March to host both industry partners and the public for Wind Summit 2023.
#6 COLLEGE HOSTS INAUGURAL MÉTIS CELEBRATION DAY
Lethbridge College, for the first time in its history, hosted Métis Celebration Day to recognize the culture, history and contributions of Métis people. Each year on Nov. 16, Métis people across Canada pay tribute to Louis Riel, a political leader who spent his life defending Métis rights. The celebration of culture and identity coincides with the anniversary of Riel’s execution by the Government of Canada in 1885. For the past several years, the Métis Nation of Alberta has also recognized Métis Week during the days surrounding Louis Riel Day.
#5 COLLEGE TO OFFER INDIGENOUS POLICING MICRO-CREDENTIALS
Lethbridge College is offering an Indigenous Policing (Niitsitapi Inakiikawaiks) micro-credential program. The suite of micro-credentials – short-term, flexible learning programs designed for re-skilling or upskilling – provides culturally appropriate education to Indigenous police services as they work to address the needs of their communities. Courses are delivered online for asynchronous self-paced learning and are available to current officers, cadets and – where appropriate – Lethbridge College School of Justice students.
#4 PLUMBING APPRENTICE BRINGS SKILLS TO WORLD STAGE
Trust your training. That was one of the many lessons Josh Mandin, a second-year Plumbing apprentice at Lethbridge College, learned during the WorldSkills Plumbing and Heating competition in Lahr, Germany in November.
#3 COLLEGE LAUNCHES INTRO TO TRADES DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM
Two dozen southern Alberta high school students are getting a better understanding of the trades – as well as potential future careers – by participating in Lethbridge College’s Introduction to the Trades Dual Credit Pathway Program.
#2 COLLEGE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Lethbridge College celebrated Black History Month in February with
an array of cultural activities and learning opportunities for everyone on campus. Organized by a committee of employees, students and the Lethbridge College Students’ Association (LCSA), events highlighted the diversity of
the Black community at Lethbridge College and celebrated the history and achievements of Black Canadians while promoting equity, diversity and inclusion across the institution.
#1 Nikka Yuko, Lethbridge College partner for immersive video experience
Visitors to Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden experienced yet another memorable sensation this past winter. The garden’s new Nikka Yuko Kamakura (Igloo) domed experience uses 360-degree video to immerse visitors in stunning visual displays of traditional Japanese and Canadian culture and environments. The creation of the domed experience was a collaborative effort as Lethbridge College oversaw the technical development of the dome, ordered and implemented the equipment, and created the video content. Visitors could take in two different 15-minute presentations, developed by Lethbridge College, during the Winter Light Festival – a northern lights experience with dancing auroras amongst the night sky, and a traditional calligraphy experience with bright cherry blossoms.