During the past few months, campus was a hub of special events and openings, community gatherings and celebrations. Among the highlights were:
Orange Shirt Day recognized
The college once again joined in the nationwide recognition of Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 29, a day that recognizes the legacy of residential schools in Canada, in the spirit of reconciliation, and that every child matters.
New Niitsitapi Gathering Place opens
The area formerly known as the FNMI Services Student Lounge has a new name and a new look. All are welcome to stop by the newly-renovated Niitsitapi Gathering Place in AN1501.
Classic Cruiser campaign wraps up
All summer long, the CJOC Classic Cruiser, co-sponsored by Lethbridge College, toured southern Alberta, giving folks the chance to enter to win the beautiful 1957 Pontiac Super Chief. Jeff Ducharme was drawn as the winner in September.
Pride 2017 celebrated
For the second year, a rainbow-coloured Pride flag flew high over Lethbridge College in June, as the institution celebrated Lethbridge’s 2017 Pride Fest, indicating the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Ground broken on final College Home
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Lethbridge Region (CHBA) and the college celebrated the start of the fifth and final year of The College Home partnership in a groundbreaking ceremony in July. Along with local builder Stranville Living Master Builder, the partners broke ground on the final home to be built by CHBA builder members, suppliers and tradespeople to benefit the new trades and technologies facility at Lethbridge College.
College named to top-50 list in research
Lethbridge College has placed among Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges 2017 in November by RE$EARCH Infosource. The college came in at number 41.
Karen Mikado Memorial Award created
The Karen Mikado Practical Nursing Memorial Award has been created to honour the memory of Karen Mikado (Nursing 1993), a talented instructor dedicated to her students’ success who passed away last spring. For more information, or to donate, contact the Lethbridge College Advancement Office at 403-320-3202 ext. 3457.