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.
1. BUSINESS ADMIN COURSES GET NOD FROM CPA AND GRADS
For many students, the road to becoming an accountant begins at Lethbridge College, with Business Administration courses that are Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)–approved. This year, Lethbridge College courses received credit again from CPA, continuing a strong relationship that began many years ago with the former designations of Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified General Accountant.
2. CELEBRATING FAMILY FUN ON THE FARM
Fun family activities and fascinating insight into cutting-edge agriculture research were on display as Lethbridge College took part in Alberta Open Farm Days for the first time in August. Visitors were invited to come to scheduled tours or drop in at the college’s Research Farm, located minutes east of the city.
3. NEW OPTION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN THE FIELD ANNOUNCED
Lethbridge College announced a new flexible option for early childhood educators who want to continue their education while continuing their work. The new Early Childhood Education (ECE) internship certificate program starts in January 2023 and has been designed for students who are already working as early childhood educators.
4. STUDENTS CREATE IMMERSIVE ART EXHIBIT FOR WHOOP-UP DAYS
Visitors to Whoop-Up Days immersed themselves in a whimsical train excursion thanks to the work of two Lethbridge College Multimedia Production students. The projection mapped performance, created by Denise Camille Serrano and Aaren Agaton, was on display all week at La Galleria, a curated creative space for local artists in the Main Pavilion of Lethbridge and District Exhibition.
5. COLLEGE INTRODUCES NEW AIITSI’POYOIP BLACKFOOT SPEAKING AWARD
Recognizing that language is a key piece of Indigenous culture, Lethbridge College announced the launch of the Aiitsi’poyoip Blackfoot Speaking Award last summer. Each year, the $1,000 award will be given to five Indigenous students of Blackfoot descent who have participated in the preservation of Blackfoot language and culture.
6. NEW PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN HEALTH CAREERS
Lethbridge College launched a new certificate program for students interested in pursuing in-demand careers in the health sector. The new Health Sciences certificate caters to students who may need to upgrade before entering a health-related diploma or degree program as well as to those who are waitlisted and want to start earning credits right away.
7. COLLEGE CREATES PROGRAM TO SUPPORT STUDENT REFUGEES
As part of its commitment to education as a fundamental human right, Lethbridge College created a Humanitarian Program to offer financial support to students recognized under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The new award expands on a commitment made to Colleges and Institutes Canada in April 2022, to offer scholarships to displaced Ukrainian students.
8. YOUNG SLEUTHS SHINE AT NEW COLLEGE FORENSICS CAMP
Local youth discovered their inner detective at Lethbridge College last summer as they learned how to survey a crime scene through the eyes of a forensic scientist. The hands-on fun was part of a new summer camp called Forensic Explorers.
9. COLLEGE SELECTED FOR FOOD SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE
Lethbridge College researchers have formed one of just 15 innovation teams selected from across Canada to explore and develop new tools and technologies that will enable sustainable, yearround berry farming. The Homegrown Innovation Challenge delivers funding to participating teams to pursue innovative ideas that will support Canada’s berry industry.
10. SIXTIES SCOOP EXHIBIT PART OF TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION WEEK AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE
Lethbridge College hosted a public exhibit documenting the experiences of Sixties Scoop survivors as part of Truth and Reconciliation Week Sept. 26 to 30. The exhibit, along with several other initiatives taking place on campus, encouraged individuals to educate themselves on the history of Canada’s residential school system and its harmful legacy, while memorializing the children who were lost. It was also a time to honour residential school survivors, their families and their communities.
You can read all of these stories and more at lethbridgecollege.ca/news. And thanks to our college colleagues who helped shape this list!