Wider Horizons

Congratulations to these Lethbridge College community members making a difference:

Andy Benoit, a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research lead, had his article published recently in the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed publication. The article, “Textbook Affordability and Student Acceptance of eTextbooks: An Institutional Case-study,” shares research conducted at Lethbridge College. He has also recently had another article published in the Journal of Learning Spaces.



Brenda Brandley, Fashion Design and Sustainable Production instructor, presented her paper, “Sustainability through Collaboration,” in September at an international conference, Critical Costume 2018, in Surrey, United Kingdom. The paper is part of her ongoing research into sustainable practices in the creative industries. As well, she was invited to present her sculpture, Costume as an Ethical Act: Morality and Costume, in the adjoining art exhibition.



Kris Hodgson, chair of the School of Media and Design, spoke about virtual reality and the future of learning at Economic Development Lethbridge's Ignite YQL event in October.



Dave McMurray, research facilitator, and Dr. Robert Kossuth at the University of Lethbridge, just published a chapter in the book Sport in the Americas. Their chapter is titled “Reclaiming Canada through Its ‘Ancient’ Sport: Lacrosse and the Native Sons of Canada in Late 1920s Alberta.” McMurray also contributed to three recently published outdoor guidebooks authored by Andrew Nugara.



Megan Puchbauer, a third-year Nursing student, presented her research results at the Colleges and Institutes Canada Symposium in November in Ottawa. The symposium is on “Accelerating Innovation through Applied Research", and Puchbauer presented the results of her work with microbiologist Dr. Sophie Kernéis and microbiology lab technician Leanne DuMontier on the Antibiotics Alberta Plant Project, which is testing plants native to the province for antimicrobial properties.



Shanda Webber, manager of Recruitment and Indigenous Services, was inducted into the University of Lethbridge Alumni Honour Society in October. Webber was recognized for being a champion of the indigenization of Lethbridge College and an advocate for Indigenous learners.

Wider Horizons
By Lisa Kozleski, Editor
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