News and Notes https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes en Spotlight on Heather Varty https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/fall-2019/spotlight-heather-varty <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/fall-2019" hreflang="en">Fall 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/790" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">James Harrison</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/29/2019 - 22:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ @media only screen and (min-width: 992px) { .css3-two-column { width: 100%; -webkit-column-count: 2; -webkit-column-gap: 40px; -webkit-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; -moz-column-count: 2; -moz-column-gap: 30px; -moz-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-count: 2; column-gap: 40px; column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-width: 50%; text-align: left; vertical-align: top; } } /*--><!]]]]><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]>*/ </style><div class="css3-two-column"> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Heather Varty made a promise to herself five years ago when she received the first Sharon Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship for Upgrading students. She said she would repay every dollar when she got her first job as an RN. And in May this year, that’s just what she did.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">“It’s not about how much money it was,” says Varty, who started in the Upgrading program at the college in 2014 and went on to complete the Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta program, earning her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2019. “It’s about what it meant to me, and what it might mean to the next person.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Varty, who now works as an RN at Chinook Regional Hospital, says making the decision to go back to school as an adult was not easy. “It can be scary,” she says. “You’re making enough money to pay your bills, and it can be scary to give that up and start school. I didn’t know if I was smart enough, or if I could do it.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">But her Upgrading instructors saw great potential in her, and when the opportunity came to award the first Sharon Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship, named after a long-time Lethbridge College Upgrading instructor who passed away in 2013, they picked Varty.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Varty says she wishes she could have known the woman who inspired the scholarship. The scholarship description, written in partnership with Hendrickson’s children, states that Hendrickson “exemplified what it means to persevere. Her journey from a single teenage mother to a successful college instructor was an inspiring one. Whether her journey was as a single mother, a farmer, a restaurant owner or a grieving parent, she always managed to overcome the barriers and obstacles placed before her.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Roxanne Dautremont, a retired Lethbridge College staff member who worked with the Upgrading team, among others, wrote in a letter to Varty when she received the award: “When diagnosed with terminal cancer, Sharon faced it head on and lived the year she had left, with joy and humour, dancing all the way out the door. After her diagnosis, the quote at the bottom of her email was changed to say: ‘It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.’ Good advice for you to take from my friend Sharon. Look back and see how far you’ve come… and put some life into the years ahead! Congratulations on being the first recipient!”</p> <p>Varty explains that sometimes people receive scholarships and think of it simply as a source of financial aid, and nothing more. “But for this scholarship, it was different,” she says. “It meant so much more that I was selected – that they chose me, because they thought I exemplified what Sharon's scholarship sought to reward. And sometimes that was what kept me going, that they had faith, that they believed in me, even in the times when I might not have believed in myself.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Story by Lisa Kozleski | Photo by Rob Olson</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Spotlight on Heather Varty</span> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 04:15:00 +0000 James Harrison 5751 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca Student Success https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/fall-2019/student-success <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/fall-2019" hreflang="en">Fall 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/790" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">James Harrison</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/29/2019 - 22:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;">Plumber apprentice medals at nationals</h2> <p> </p> <style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ @media only screen and (min-width: 992px) { .css3-two-column { width: 100%; -webkit-column-count: 2; -webkit-column-gap: 40px; -webkit-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; -moz-column-count: 2; -moz-column-gap: 30px; -moz-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-count: 2; column-gap: 40px; column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-width: 50%; text-align: left; vertical-align: top; } } /*--><!]]]]><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]>*/ </style><div class="css3-two-column"> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">First-year Lethbridge College Plumber apprentice Justin Dekok won a silver medal at the Skills Canada National Competition in May in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dekok, 19, of Picture Butte, also won silver — and a generous prize package of tools — at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition earlier that month in Edmonton.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Dekok and fellow plumbing apprentice Dylan Wachtler were encouraged to enter the provincial competition by their college instructors, including Jeremy Bridge, who attended the Edmonton event. Bridge says he was proud of both Dekok and Wachtler, as they appeared to be setting the pace at the competition, getting tasks done before their competitors and being mindful of the clock. Wachtler finished fifth provincially.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">In both apprentices, Bridge saw a level of skill, attention to detail and the potential to gain competitive experience this year in hopes of making a successful run to the next WorldSkills competition to be held in Shanghai in 2021. The international event is only held every two years.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Dekok has benefitted from the experience of his boss at Aquatech Plumbing and Heating, Ken Howe, who advanced to the WorldSkills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015. That same year, Dekok’s brother Rylan went to worlds in cabinetmaking.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Like his brother, Dekok was pursuing cabinetmaking, until a job offer from Howe more than a year ago introduced him to plumbing. “I never thought plumbing was in the books for me, but I just love it,” he says. “It’s a clean job. You start fresh. You lay out your tools, spend time planning, get organized, and at the end you have something you can take a picture of and say, ‘I made this.’ It challenges me every time, and I like seeing a project through from the ground up.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Skills Canada National Competition is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in Canada. More than 550 students and apprentices compete in more than 40 trade and technology competitions.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Three other Lethbridge College students competed in the Provincial Skills Canada Competition in Edmonton: Taylor Scoville in Carpentry; and Arnond Avila and Danny Peters in Heavy Duty.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;"> </h2> <h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;">Inaugural innovate ag competition winners announced</h2> <p> </p> <style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ @media only screen and (min-width: 992px) { .css3-two-column { width: 100%; -webkit-column-count: 2; -webkit-column-gap: 40px; -webkit-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; -moz-column-count: 2; -moz-column-gap: 30px; -moz-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-count: 2; column-gap: 40px; column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-width: 50%; text-align: left; vertical-align: top; } } /*--><!]]]]]]]]]]><![CDATA[><![CDATA[><![CDATA[><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]]]]]]]><![CDATA[><![CDATA[><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]]]]]><![CDATA[><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]]]><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]>*/ </style><div class="css3-two-column"> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Lethbridge College’s Agriculture Entrepreneur in Residence (AgENT) program is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural Innovate Ag competition. Teams pitched their solutions to industry-provided problems to a panel of expert judges during the April competition. The winning teams were:</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">• First place - “Full Circle Foods” - Grant Vossebelt, Mallory Adams and Evan Weir. This team’s innovative idea tackled the issue of food waste. They also won the People's Choice award.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">• Second place – “Haskii Inc.” - Stefanie Vandenberg and Anjo Van Driel. Their innovative idea diversified southern Alberta’s agriculture with a high-value crop and value-added products.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">• Third place - “Ag Consultants” - Brody Wauters, Joshua Leith, Katy Van Garderen and Ryan Devisser. Their innovative idea addressed the industry-provided challenge of improving communication.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">The winning team at Innovate Ag 2019 - (L to R): Grant Vossebelt, student; Cor Van Raay, AgENT donor; Mallory Adams, student; Evan Weir, student.</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Innovate-Ag-2019-winners_0.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e091d6ed-27aa-46bd-900b-c66d7fd5474d" height="314" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/2019/Innovate-Ag-2019-winners_0.jpg" width="472" /><figcaption><em>Photo courtesy Isaiah Mason.</em></figcaption></figure></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Story by Lethbridge College</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Student Success</span> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000 James Harrison 5752 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca Campus News https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/fall-2019/campus-news <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/fall-2019" hreflang="en">Fall 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/790" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">James Harrison</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/29/2019 - 21:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;">College receives more than $1 million in research grants</h2> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Lethbridge College will receive nearly $1.15 million in federal research funding, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced in June in Ontario. The college will receive $1 million towards its Centre for Sustainable Food Production through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF). An additional $147,023 of funding will provide two Lethbridge College researchers with equipment vital to their work through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) fund.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">The CFI grant will go toward the creation of a new greenhouse on the Lethbridge College campus that will work in conjunction with the existing Aquaculture Centre of Excellence. Additional funding and announcements about the new Centre for Sustainable Food Production and research greenhouse are expected in the coming months.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">The NSERC grants will be used to purchase equipment for the college’s research work in precision irrigation and in antibiotic identification from native plants. The awards come from the Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) grants, which provide funding for equipment used in the applied research process. These are Lethbridge College’s first ARTI grants, as the college continues to expand its applied research department. Read more about the research that takes place thanks to these grants in future issues of <i>Wider Horizons</i>.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;">Bridging Cultures on campus</h2> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Hundreds of students, employees, alumni and friends of the college came to campus in March to celebrate diversity during the annual Bridging Cultures event. At the end of a jubilant dance called the Bhangra, which was taught by instructor Gurpreet Singh and performed by international students originally from India, the audience joined in the dancing.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><img alt="bridging-cultures.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c397ee97-7d3f-4b10-aa99-822fa1c4ff4b" height="893" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/2019/bridging-cultures.jpg" width="1440" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;"><i>Wider Horizons</i> and college advancement team earn major awards</h2> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">For the second year in a row and fifth time in six years, Lethbridge College’s magazine has been named the best community college magazine in North America. And for the first time it has been awarded a Grand Gold – one of the highest honours bestowed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The award is just one of several ways members of Lethbridge College’s Communications, Marketing and Alumni Engagement teams have been recognized in their industries in recent months. The awards and recognition include: <img alt="wider-horizons-case.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ab69e891-ae51-4eb0-ba5b-a15e8ed3f67e" height="560" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/2019/wider-horizons-case.jpg" style="margin: 30px 0px 30px 30px" width="422" class="align-right" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">National Council for Marketing and Public Relations:</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">The college received five Paragon awards – the most of any Canadian community college and one of just three institutions to receive five awards. They included:</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">• Silver award in the Special Event category – for Coulee Fest 2018</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">• Silver award in the Print Ad-Series category – for the Be Ready ad campaign</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">• Silver award in the Magazine category for the Fall 2018 issue of <i>Wider Horizons</i></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">• Bronze award in the Magazine category for the Spring 2018 issue of <i>Wider Horizons</i></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">• Bronze award in the Excellence in Writing – Short Form for “The Last Word,” a special</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">feature in Wider Horizons written by Lisa Kozleski and illustrated by Eric Dyck.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">CASE Circle of Excellence:</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><i>Wider Horizons</i> received a Grand Gold for the spring and fall 2018 issues in the community college magazine category. In addition, the magazine was named a finalist for the Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year award – the most prestigious award given to recognize excellence in the field of post-secondary alumni magazines.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Alberta Magazine Publications Association:</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">This non-profit association, which supports the Alberta magazine publishing industry, announced its annual awards at a gala in Calgary on April 4. The finalists from Lethbridge College were:</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">• “Time of His Life,” written by Lisa Kozleski, a finalist in the Alberta Story category</p> <p>• “Time,” with stories by Lisa Kozleski and designed by Dana Woodward, as a finalist in the Editorial Package category</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;"> </h2> <h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;">College represents at reconciliation workshop</h2> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns and Lowell Yellowhorn, coordinator of Indigenous Services, attended the Perspectives on Reconciliation Workshop at Yukon College in August. Dr. Burns was part of a Presidents’ Panel, which discussed governance and policy surrounding the indigenization of campuses, while Yellowhorn shared the college’s work so far on indigenization and reconciliation. He was also invited to perform the college’s Honour Song.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;">Geomatics program receives national accreditation <img alt="geomatics.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c41a2d94-7998-4fef-8144-89768f01c006" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/inline-images/geomatics.jpg" style="margin: 30px 0px 30px 30px" width="890" class="align-right" /></h2> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Kudos to the college’s Geomatics Engineering Technology program, which received national recognition in April from Technology Accreditation Canada. To earn the accreditation, an independent team performed an extensive audit of the program, including interviews with employers of graduates, alumni, students and faculty, to determine whether it meets the educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;"> </h2> <h2 style="margin-bottom: 11px;">Congratulations to these Lethbridge College students making a difference:</h2> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><img alt="wildlife-society.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="412042df-ad86-4f38-a8e7-e8bcc17289d4" height="106" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/2019/wildlife-society.jpg" width="78" class="align-left" /> The Alberta Chapter and Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society recognized <strong>Sarah Julin</strong>, <strong>Kaitlin Machacek</strong> and <strong>Geoff Sage</strong> from the Ecosystem Management applied degree program, along with instructor Dr. Everett Hanna. Machacek won the $1,500 Ian Ross Memorial Scholarship, while Sage and Julin earned third place honours for their student presentations. Hanna received the Kristina Norstrom Dedicated Service Award.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><img alt="justin-bruised-head.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5ee8e650-16c5-48f2-bdfc-717cf4d12b49" height="94" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/2019/justin-bruised-head.jpg" width="76" class="align-left" /><strong>Justin Bruised Head</strong> (Ecosystem Management 2019) and <strong>Jason Cotton</strong> (Renewable Resource Management student) represented the Kainai First Nation at SevenGen 2019: Powering Resilience in Calgary in January. This was the world’s first Indigenous student energy summit and Bruised Head and Cotton were selected as the only two representatives from Kainai.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><img alt="nicholas-coley.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cfdf314a-9cbe-4109-ae33-14a6ef5e28ca" height="114" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/2019/nicholas-coley.jpg" width="76" class="align-left" /> Last year’s LCSA President <strong>Nicholas Coley</strong> (Business Administration – Management 2019) worked with various groups within the college to launch the “Borrow a Textbook” initiative, which allows students to access select textbooks through the Buchanan Library.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><img alt="banman-anker.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="07eb60c4-c658-4cf7-aace-56fc6e0d508c" height="91" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/2019/banman-anker.jpg" width="75" class="align-left" /> Interior Design Technology students <strong>Jessica Banman</strong> and <strong>Teunieke Anker</strong> won the Ashcroft Master Builder design challenge in 2019. Ashcroft will now build the home, and the two students have been working on the building project as interns. Banman and Anker’s winning design, The Daphne, was selected for its retro-modern look that met with Ashcroft standards as a unique use of space that will meet market demand. The proceeds from the sale of the home will be donated back to the college.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><img alt="skylar-peters.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d5071d6c-89b0-46d5-b613-3dae0657390a" height="119" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/2019/skylar-peters.jpg" width="75" class="align-left" /><strong>Skylar Peters</strong> (Digital Communications and Media 2019) won this year’s Troy Reeb Internship (see p. 23). During his two week, one-of-a-kind internship, Peters spent time in Toronto and Ottawa with the teams at Globalnews.ca, Global Toronto (TV), Global News Radio 640 Toronto, The Morning Show and the Ottawa bureau of Global National. For more details about his experience, check out his blog at <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="5182188b-7fcd-49e4-940a-d415f5b7704f" href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/alumni-engagement/alumni-scholarships-and-internships/troy-reeb-internship-journal" title="Troy Reeb Internship journal">lethbridgecollege.ca/reeb-internship-journal</a>.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <div style="background-color: #4F7EA6; padding: 30px;"> <h3 style="color: white">DID YOU KNOW?</h3> <p style="color: white"><strong>Paul Graham</strong> (Civil Engineering Technologies 2019) received this year’s Governor General’s award? It’s the ninth time in the last 10 years that a grad from one of the college’s Engineering Technologies programs has received the college’s highest honour.</p> </div> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-large paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default" style="background-image:url(https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/styles/section_paragraph_background/public/2019-08/celebrating-pride.jpg?itok=1eSbHRBb);"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <div style="background-color: #D4E1EA; padding: 35px; width: 33%;"> <h2>Celebrating Pride</h2> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">Promoting a campus culture that is inclusive to all, Lethbridge College once again raised the Pride flag on its campus in June. The rainbow flag flew outside of the main entrance to the college, in conjunction with Lethbridge-wide Pride activities that were taking place throughout June. This is the fourth year that the college has flown the Pride flag in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Representatives from the college also, once again, marched in the Lethbridge Pride parade on June 22. Members of the leadership team, employees and students walked together as a symbol of solidarity and support.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> </div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Story by Lethbridge College</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Campus News</span> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 03:45:00 +0000 James Harrison 5753 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca Campus news https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/spring-2019/campus-news <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/spring-2019" hreflang="en">Spring 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/12" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Greg Kruyssen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>U.S. presidential speechwriter featured at speaker series</h2><p></p> <p><img alt="speaker-series-inline-2019.png" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5d4aab66-0872-48be-b06f-920b3cb4f7be" height="400" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/spring-2019/speaker-series-inline-2019.png" width="400" class="align-right" /> Lethbridge College arrived on the speaker series circuit as Wider Horizons: An evening with… launched in April. Bestselling author David Frum, who served as special assistant and speechwriter to former United States President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2002, spoke at the inaugural event. The series will take place annually and is made possible as part of a $100,000 gift from Bruce McKillop.</p><p></p> <p>Frum spoke on the rise of populism in politics at a ticketed evening event open to the entire southern Alberta community on April 3. He also offered a separate session with students from the Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences earlier that day.</p><p></p> <p>McKillop was the owner and operator of Lethbridge’s McKillop Insurance and Registry Services for more than 45 years. He stressed the value of supporting all post- secondary education in the city and said he wanted to help highlight the educational choices at the college when the series was announced in March.</p><p></p> <p>“The college has so many different types of programming, and I think it’s important to elevate the recognition of those programs, and what the college can provide as a whole,” says McKillop. “The speaker series aligns with that vision and I’m excited to see how it grows and supports academics at the college. I had a good career and Lethbridge supported me. I’m fortunate to be in a position where I’m able to give back, and I think this is a great way to do that.”</p><p></p> <p><em>The Wider Horizons: An evening with…</em> community speaker series celebrates diverse stories and perspectives, from world-renowned speakers each year. “We’re thankful to Bruce McKillop for stepping forward to make this project a reality,” says Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns. “He believes in a culture of philanthropy and finding ways to support initiatives he believes in, which is an example to the entire community.”</p><p></p> <p>Check out the fall issue of Wider Horizons for an interview with Frum.</p> <p> </p> <p></p><p></p> <h2>EMTs’ commitment to blood donation recognized</h2> <p>Chris Tomaras, coordinator of the Emergency Medical Technician (Primary Care Paramedic) program, and his students won a Canadian Blood Services Shuttle Up to Save Lives draw in February for having group appointments from October to December. For their commitment to donating blood, they won a $300 gift card to Tim Hortons, which Tomaras put to good use during a multi-casualty scenario that took place in March.</p> <p> </p> <h2>College wins big at CASE VIII awards</h2> <p><img alt="wh-sp19-campus-news-case.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="519895e3-14e8-4f63-9917-06de1d1ff294" height="400" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/spring-2019/wh-sp19-campus-news-case.jpg" width="400" class="align-right" /> Lethbridge College’s Advancement team was recognized for its outstanding work by winning six CASE District VIII 2019 Communications Awards at a ceremony in February in Vancouver. The college received five awards for exemplary achievement in marketing and communications while senior communications specialist Paul Kingsmith received a Rising Star award. The Communications awards included:</p> <ul><li>A gold award in Branding and Image Development for the college’s new “Be Ready” brand campaign.</li> <li>A gold award for “Time” in the Editorial Shorts category.</li> <li>A silver award in the Marketing and Brand Video category for the “Be Ready” brand video.</li> <li>A silver award in the Feature Writing category for the story “Time of His Life.”</li> <li>A bronze award in the Individual Illustrations category for the illustration “South of 60.”</li> </ul><p>CASE’s Rising Star award, presented to Kingsmith, honours individuals with three to five years of experience working in an advancement field “whose early success bodes well for future leadership and achievement.”</p> <p> </p> <h2>Electric vehicle charging network announced</h2> <p>Against the backdrop of the Lethbridge College Crooks School of Transportation shop, partners from the Government of Alberta, as well as the public and private sector, announced the Peaks to Prairies electric vehicle charging network for southern Alberta in February. The network will have 19 fast-charging and Level 2 charging stations from Medicine Hat to the Crowsnest Pass and Waterton Lakes National Park to Morley by the end of this year. The college was a fitting setting as Automotives students are learning how to service electric vehicles and the college is committed to the renewable energy sector.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Town of Coaldale supports Culinary composting efforts</h2> <p>Culinary Services and the Facilities Department have been recycling materials for several years. In addition to recycling plastics, glass, cardboard and tin, the college composts its kitchen waste and trim. Chef Stephen Klassen, who lives in Coaldale, approached the Town of Coaldale and asked them to donate three green compost bins to Culinary. This collaboration will help to streamline compost collection in the kitchen and help the college to increase composting potential.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Criminal Justice, ESL students break the ice</h2> <p><img alt="wh-sp19-campus-news-cj-esl.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e3b772ba-b09f-4728-9ac1-eb9ac0fe9a1d" height="400" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/spring-2019/wh-sp19-campus-news-cj-esl.jpg" width="400" class="align-right" /> Story and photos by Seth Slomp (Digital Communications and Media 2019)</p> <p>During a class assignment that involved interviewing international students, Justice Studies student Landon Malinowski noticed something unusual. The person he was interviewing seemed afraid. “She hated cops,” said Malinowski. And after doing some research, he realized that some recent immigrants bring the fear and distrust of law enforcement they may have experienced in the countries they left with them to Canada.</p> <p>But the police force in Canada is generally recognized as looking out for “the great good of the people,” says Malinowski, and he hoped to reassure her about that. After the interview, Malinowski proposed that the college’s Criminal Justice and ESL students engage with one another over lunch at a meet-and-greet event. That’s just what more than 140 students did in late February in The Cave over pizza and potluck food items from the home countries of many ESL students.</p> <p>Emil Cipion, a first-year ESL student, grew up in the Dominican Republic where he said police officers would just pull you over for nothing and take your money. Cipion said both international and CJ students benefit from socializing over lunch. “The international students will get a feeling about how the police force in Canada works here,” said Cipion. “But the Criminal Justice students get the chance to learn about different cultures and beliefs.” The Criminal Justice program and the LEO Club plan to continue this event in the coming years and hope to see an increase in attendance.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Partnership trains Indigenous front-line cooks</h2> <p>Indigenous students taking a front-line cook program on campus had their first opportunity to work in the kitchen as the new term started in January. Chef Doug Overes snapped this photo of the first cohort on the night of their first lab. The students are part of a partnership between Lethbridge College Corporate and Continuing Education and Saamis Aboriginal Employment and Training Association. The partnership also sees Indigenous students taking pre-employment carpentry and an administrative professional fast-track program on campus. A similar front-line cook program was offered by Corporate and Continuing Education to students on the Blood Tribe First Nation, but this iteration brings students — including many who live off-reserve — to our campus. All three programs wrap up in April.</p> <p> </p> <h2>LC, LPS team up to provide training to police cadets</h2> <p>Lethbridge College’s Police Cadet Training program welcomed a new class of 34 cadets from five different agencies in January. This class is unique as it marks the first time in Alberta’s history that police recruits and community peace officer recruits are training side-by-side. The cadets include 23 from Lethbridge Police Service, three from the Blood Tribe Police Service, one from the Taber Police Service, four from the Canadian Pacific Police Service and three from the Manitoba First Nations Police Service.</p> <p> </p> <h2>College joins national journalism collaboration</h2> <p>Lethbridge College and 11 other journalism schools from across Canada have joined forces to strengthen journalism education, creating a new organization called J-Schools Canada/ÉcolesJ. Acknowledging that journalism faces a range of threats around the world, the agreement allows the partner institutions to share best teaching practices and knowledge to help bolster the quality of journalism education in Canada. Instructors and students in Lethbridge College’s Digital Communications and Media program will gain additional access to resources and opportunities to share ideas.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Students get real-world experience making a pitch</h2> <p>Multimedia Production and Digital Communications and Media students practised the art of the pitch at February’s Tecconnect Challenge. During an intense five hours, they worked in groups to create marketing materials and a distribution strategy for KJ Concepts. The business, founded by Kenny Joss (Engineering Design and Drafting Technology 2005), is a design and drafting company that uses 3D scanning technology.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Student projects receive prestigious provincial award</h2> <p>Randy Holmberg, Tyson Baldrey and Allan Johnston, all 2018 Engineering Design and Drafting Technology graduates, have been selected for the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta Capstone Project of the Year Award. The award recognizes originality, quality and relevance of the research, and real-world applicability. The trio’s project was one of eight selected and featured in ASET’s quarterly magazine, Technology Alberta, in the fall.</p> <p> </p> <h2>DCM students make home reno series</h2> <p>From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to Love It or List It to Property Brothers, home renovation shows are a television staple. This past year, Lethbridge College’s Digital Communications and Media (DCM) students threw on their work boots and hard hats to produce a show of their own. The students were in charge of scripting, filming, editing and producing Flipped Out, a six-episode web series.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Lethbridge College</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Campus news</span> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:45:32 +0000 Greg Kruyssen 5540 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca Philanthropy https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/spring-2019/philanthropy <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/spring-2019" hreflang="en">Spring 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/12" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Greg Kruyssen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:56</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ @media only screen and (min-width: 992px) { .css3-two-column { width: 100%; -webkit-column-count: 2; -webkit-column-gap: 40px; -webkit-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; -moz-column-count: 2; -moz-column-gap: 30px; -moz-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-count: 2; column-gap: 40px; column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-width: 50%; text-align: left; vertical-align: top; } } /*--><!]]]]]]]]]]><![CDATA[><![CDATA[><![CDATA[><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]]]]]]]><![CDATA[><![CDATA[><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]]]]]><![CDATA[><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]]]><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]>*/ </style><div class="css3-two-column"> <p>Lethbridge College Kodiaks Athletics received a game-changing $100,000 gift from long-time booster Flora Matteotti, on behalf of her late husband Val and herself, in December. The announcement fittingly took place just steps away from the entrance to the Val Matteotti Gymnasium – the home court for Kodiaks Athletics – as the Matteottis continued a long tradition of supporting the Kodiaks and the college.</p> <p>“I find it tough to explain just how much of an impact this gift will have on the Kodiaks,” says Todd Caughlin, manager of Kodiaks Athletics. “We pride ourselves on building our programs around student-athletes who fit our three pillars of academic accountability, athletic excellence and community involvement, and those are values Flora and Val have always championed. This gift will help us to support more student-athletes than ever before as they pursue their educational and athletic goals.”</p> <p>The gift will go to support the newly named Val and Flora Matteotti Kodiaks recruitment fund, the Kodiaks team of the year award winners and athletics scholarships. The Kodiaks team of the year award will be rebranded as the Val and Flora Matteotti Kodiaks Team of the Year award and given annually to the Kodiaks team that best represents the three pillars of Kodiaks Athletics.</p> <p>The Matteottis have been long-time supporters of Lethbridge College. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Matteottis’ gift that led to the construction of the college’s Physical Education building and the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Another major gift, in 2000, led to the creation of the Flora Matteotti Centre for Teaching and Learning.</p> <p>The Matteottis have also supported events such as the Clayton Allan Wine Auction and the Lethbridge College Golf Tournament. Val and Flora Matteotti have both been inducted into the Lethbridge College Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions to the college.</p> <p>“We are so thankful for the ongoing support of the Matteotti family and their commitment to the college and to the Kodiaks,” says Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College President and CEO. “Our student-athletes are a shining example of what we embody at Lethbridge College, and they are ambassadors both while they’re at the college and once they enter their careers and communities. This gift will benefit them both directly and indirectly for years to come.”</p> <p>The Matteotti family has a long tradition of supporting young athletes, including multiple decades as name sponsors of the Val Matteotti Golden Hawks bantam hockey team, the first sports team sponsored by the family. “Val always had a soft spot for sports, as he loved them but was never able to participate as a young boy because he was busy working on the family farm,” says Flora Matteotti. “So I can continue to honour Val and his passion for sports by supporting the Kodiaks and these student-athletes.</p> <p>Val and Flora Matteotti have been honoured with countless awards for their generous philanthropy over the years, including being named Philanthropists of the Year by the Alberta Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2001. Val passed away in 2014 at the age of 101. His wife of 66 years, Flora, continues to be a passionate supporter of a wide array of causes across southern Alberta.</p> <img alt="wh-sp19-philanthropy-inline-1.jpg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8ff5b666-543b-4447-b768-11bd2488ad65" height="400" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/spring-2019/wh-sp19-philanthropy-inline-1.jpg" width="580" class="align-center" /></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">By Lisa Kozleski, Editor</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Philanthropy</span> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:56:08 +0000 Greg Kruyssen 5538 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca Spotlight on Bill and Sue Smienk https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/spring-2019/spotlight-bill-and-sue-smienk <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/spring-2019" hreflang="en">Spring 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/12" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Greg Kruyssen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ @media only screen and (min-width: 992px) { .css3-two-column { width: 100%; -webkit-column-count: 2; -webkit-column-gap: 40px; -webkit-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; -moz-column-count: 2; -moz-column-gap: 30px; -moz-column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-count: 2; column-gap: 40px; column-rule: 1px dotted #cccccc; column-width: 50%; text-align: left; vertical-align: top; } } /*--><!]]]]><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]>*/ </style><div class="css3-two-column"> <p>As a couple, what do you do when one person loves to explore other cultures, and the other doesn’t enjoy travel? You bring the world to your door. That’s what Bill and Sue Smienk have done nearly every week for the past four years.</p> <p>It began when Sue Smienk, a research technician at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, started Friday Afternoon Conversations in English at the Smienks (FACES). Bill Smienk, chair of the Lethbridge College School of Engineering Technologies, initially went along for the ride, but today’s he’s fully engaged in this unique exploration of language and culture. On any given Friday, five to 25 English language learners from around the world drop in. Some are young adults attending college. Others have careers in the city.</p> <p>“It’s so amazing,” Bill Smienk says. “We’re so thankful to be part of it, getting to know them and watching them grow as people.” Bill Smienk, whose parents were immigrants, knows how much his family benefitted from the support of others. Sue Smienk took a course at the college on teaching English as a second language. It inspired her to provide more opportunities for individuals to practise their English.</p> <p>They hope others may be inspired to help in their own way. There is no shortage of learners. The college’s international student program doubled in one year to 471 in Fall 2018. That’s not including students in English as a Second Language(ESL) programs.</p> <p>Visitors to the home can experience Bill Smienk’s passion project — an HO (1:87) scale model train layout that dominates the basement. His guest book has been signed by people from all over the world. The afternoons might be filled with presentations about home countries or exploring aspects of Canadian culture. Some guests pop by once or twice. Others are regulars. The Smienks say they have been treated to dance and drum lessons, made friends around the globe and gained invaluable cultural understanding from their guests.</p> <p>Camila Santos, now a career and academic advisor at Lethbridge College, accompanied her husband Vini Illana to the Smienks’ home at the urging of a friend. The couple had just arrived in Lethbridge from Brazil. “We come from a country where people don’t open their doors to strangers,” she says. “I thought, are we intruding?” That was more than three years ago. They’ve been going back ever since.</p> <p>“They are our home away from home,” Camila says. “Bill and Sue let our family know we’re good. They understand what it’s like to have their kids away and they take that worry away for our families.” Sue Smienk says the couple has learned as much from FACES as the people learning English.</p> <p>“You’re investing in our lives,” she tells a typical Friday gathering that sees people from Brazil, Mexico and Italy hanging out in her kitchen. “Bill and I are so blessed to have you in our lives.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Story by Dawn Sugimoto | Photo by Rob Olson</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Spotlight on Bill and Sue Smienk</span> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 22:07:35 +0000 Greg Kruyssen 5537 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca Campus kudos https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/winter-2019/campus-kudos <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/winter-2019" hreflang="en">Winter 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/12" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Greg Kruyssen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:18</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Congratulations to these Lethbridge College community members making a difference:</p> <p>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.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <p>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.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <p>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.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <p>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.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <p>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.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <p>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.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">By Lisa Kozleski, Editor</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Campus kudos</span> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 23:18:42 +0000 Greg Kruyssen 5247 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca News and Events https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/winter-2019/news-and-events <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/winter-2019" hreflang="en">Winter 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/12" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Greg Kruyssen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:25</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Enrolment jumps 6 per cent</h2> <p>If the Lethbridge College campus felt busier than usual this past September, that’s because it was. The college’s student population surged for the 2018 fall semester with more than 5,100 students enrolled in college programming, a six per cent increase from fall 2017. As of Sept. 19, a total of 5,154 students are enrolled in certificate, diploma, degree, apprenticeship and upgrading programs. The increase is led by a dramatic rise in the number of international students attending the college. A total of 471 international students are taking degree, diploma or certificate programs this fall, compared to 231 last year. The largest increase is students from India, jumping from just 14 in 2017 to 176 this year. Kenyan students also saw a large jump, from 36 to 95. The college also has more than 1,100 students registered in non-credit continuing and corporate education programs.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <h2>Government initiative adds 19 new tech seats</h2> <p>Lethbridge College added 19 additional seats in its Computer Information Technology (CIT) program this fall as part of a Government of Alberta initiative to grow technology programming across the province. The college’s CIT program traditionally fills to capacity, with lengthy waitlists for admission. These seats will help to service that demand, while adding to the college’s reputation as a leader in the technology field in a wide variety of program areas. The additional seats are part of the government’s five-year, $50-million investment in growing Alberta’s tech sector. By 2023, at least 3,000 new tech-related seats will be added to post-secondary institutions across the province. The recently established Talent Advisory Council on Technology will work with the tech industry, students, labour and post-secondary institutions to advise government on the best training opportunities to prepare Albertans for a more diversified and tech-savvy economy.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <h2>Federal grant boosts research funding at college</h2> <p>Lethbridge College received its first institutional grant funding from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), a relative rarity for colleges. Over the past three years, only 10 Colleges and Institutes Canada members have received SSHRC institutional grant funding. Lethbridge College’s SSHRC grant will provide $45,000 over three years to support small-scale research and related activities. Faculty will be invited to submit applications that will be evaluated through a peer review process. These small grants – five, $3,000 awards per year – will create more opportunities for students by providing for pilot projects or work that will be foundational to larger research efforts.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p><img alt="wh-wn19-top-50-research-colleges-inline.png" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b694114f-7a59-4249-a9dd-6190a96d977f" height="189" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/winter-2019/wh-wn19-top-50-research-colleges-inline.png" width="161" class="align-left" /></p> <h2>College ranked as one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges</h2> <p>Lethbridge College has once again been recognized as one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges. The college placed 50th in the 2018 rankings, released in November by Research Infosource. It is the second-straight year – and the fifth time in the last six years – that Lethbridge College has been included in the rankings. With a focus on applied research that meets needs identified by industry, the college’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation is a catalyst for economic growth, sustainability and social development in southern Alberta. Lethbridge College has an annual research budget of $1.6 million and has provided valuable support this year to 64 industry partners.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <h2>College opens a dedicated Pride Lounge</h2> <p>Lethbridge College now has a dedicated space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to meet and socialize. The Pride Lounge was officially opened by members of the college community, the Lethbridge College Students’ Association’s (LCSA) LGBTQ+ club and Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt in September. The Pride Lounge is located on the main floor of the Andrews Building in the heart of the campus. The creation of a dedicated space was the top priority of the student association’s LGBTQ+ club, which was re-formed in 2016 after a brief hiatus. The college’s Executive Leadership Team unanimously approved the creation of the lounge earlier in 2018. “We have countless examples of LGBTQ+ individuals who feel isolated, don’t know where to go for support and don’t feel like they belong anywhere,” says Zachary Wigand, vice president of the LCSA LGBTQ+ club. “This lounge will give them that space, and it comes with a message that we are inclusive and we are really going to try to help anyone who needs support.” The college has made on-going efforts to show its inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community, including raising the Pride flag in conjunction with the city’s Pride week each of the past three years, officially marching in the Pride parade for the first time earlier this year and creating gender non-specific washrooms on campus. The LCSA LGBTQ+ club also hosted an on-campus Pride day on Sept. 19.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="wh-wn19-pride-lounge-inline.png" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="17398427-08a5-48af-85f3-b5be315a35f4" height="400" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/winter-2019/wh-wn19-pride-lounge-inline.png" width="1200" /></p> <hr /><p> </p> <h2>AgENT program off to successful start</h2> <p>Lethbridge College’s Agriculture Entrepreneur in Residence (AgENT) program launched successfully in September by pairing more than 40 students with local industry partners to solve real-world problems that affect the agriculture industry. All Lethbridge College students are eligible to join the extracurricular AgENT program. Forty per cent of AgENT participants are registered in one of our agriculture diplomas. AgENT also has students from the Business, Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology and Environmental Sciences programs. It is a very engaged and energetic group that benefits from cross-disciplinary collaboration. At the beginning of the academic year, students were presented with challenges and then received industry mentorship throughout the fall as they brainstormed, designed and tested solutions. Students also took part in a speaker series, workshops, field trips and more and these activities will continue throughout the winter. In April, they will pitch their solutions to industry with the chance to win awards and see their ideas put into action. The students’ mission will provide them with practical experience while expanding their network by connecting them with key industry partners. The experience they gain by working through an issue that currently faces the agriculture industry will help set them apart from other job seekers once they graduate and begin their chosen careers. The AgENT program is made possible thanks to a $5-million gift in 2014 to Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge from Cor Van Raay, a leading Canadian cattle producer. The program meets his mandate to spur innovation in the local agriculture industry.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <h2>Rising to the top</h2> <p>The entire campus is benefitting from the launch of the second year of the Baker Apprenticeship program this fall. The apprentices are learning to blend their passion for baked goods into a sweet career – while students, staff and visitors to campus get to experience their learning successes throughout the semester in the Food Court and Culinary Market.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <h2>LC students win bronze at Cor Van Raay CASE Competition</h2> <p>Three Lethbridge College School of Business students teamed up with two University of Lethbridge students to win third place in the Cor Van Raay Agribusiness Case Competition Oct. 26 and 27. Alois Kerckhof (Business Administration – Marketing) and Mark Grisnich and Bryan Ross (Business Administration – Accounting) were teamed with U of L students Taylor Jacque and Katie Dudek and shared the $250 prize. A team of Lakeland College students took the first place prize of $1,000, while a University of Saskatchewan team won $500 for second place. This year’s challenge was based on a dairy company, and students had four hours to analyze and recommend ways to improve the company’s structure, product line and marketing. Teams then delivered 15-minute presentations to a panel of judges. Fifty students participated, including 11 from Lethbridge College. Students had an opportunity to network with industry leaders and attend a keynote address by Lethbridge College alumna Dianne Finstad (Radio Arts 1981). Finstad, a Lethbridge College distinguished alumni award winner, has more than 30 years of experience in television, radio and print media.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p><span class="round-image"><img alt="wh-wn19-cat-cafe-inline.png" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5c85b85c-00b0-4383-af31-e60663bd5963" height="195" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/winter-2019/wh-wn19-cat-cafe-inline.png" width="195" class="align-right" /></span></p> <h2>Staying paw-sitive</h2> <p>The college welcomed six furry new friends to campus in October for the first Cat Café, a feline version of Doggy De-Stress. Kittens Holt, Jake Peralta and Scully from the Brooklyn Nine-Nine litter and adult cats Moby and Angel provided cuddly de-stress to students and staff.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <h2>Staff represent at police run</h2> <p>Nearly 700 runners came together in September to run in the annual Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) Run in support of the Special Olympics – including at least 10 from Lethbridge College. LPS is an important partner to the college, and staff from the Criminal Justice and Corrections programs are involved in administering the competency-based training for LPS cadets. In addition, many of our grads go on to work for and with LPS. From Lethbridge College, Cate Rigaux and Barb Mantello finished in the top three in their age categories for the 10-km race and Ibrahim Touray finished with a personal best in the 5-km race. Other LC team members and family members who also ran include Aaron Eyjolfson, Sheila French, Dean Kolebaba, Jim Laing, Roberta Smallbones, Jeanine Webber and Wendy Weninger.</p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> <h2>Teaching and Learning staff leading the way</h2> <p>Lethbridge College staff members focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) have been leading the way in their industry. Andy Benoit and Melanie Hamilton, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research leads, travelled to Bergen, Norway, in October to present their research, "Waving a Magic Wand: An Innovative Journey for Early Career Researchers and SoTL Engagement," at an international conference. In addition, the two presented their work at the Mount Royal SoTL symposium in Banff in November. At the same conference, Hamilton also teamed with Nursing instructor Robyn Brownlee and with Allied Health chair Karla Wolsky to present their research on teaching and learning in the Nursing classroom.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">By Lisa Kozleski, Editor</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">News and Events</span> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:25:35 +0000 Greg Kruyssen 5245 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca Philanthropy https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/winter-2019/philanthropy <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/winter-2019" hreflang="en">Winter 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/12" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Greg Kruyssen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/07/2019 - 09:16</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Ashcroft Scholarship winner receives life-changing gift</h2> <p><img alt="wh-wn19-Ashcroft-Giving-Back-inline.png" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6519e584-0eb3-49c5-8176-36639fac4d7e" height="500" src="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/wider-horizons/winter-2019/wh-wn19-Ashcroft-Giving-Back-inline.png" width="1200" /></p> <p>Tyler Dow was announced as the winner of the inaugural Ashcroft: Giving Back scholarship contest, presented by Lethbridge College, at a celebration in October. The scholarship comes with up to $10,000 to support his education, which will start in January when he begins working towards a Digital Communications and Media diploma.</p> <p>“Winning the Ashcroft contest is the opportunity I need to restart my life and start realizing my dreams,” says Dow. He dropped out of high school at 16 after spending his childhood constantly moving around. He says a battle with depression caused him to quit school and enter the workforce at a young age. “Before I entered the contest, I knew that I needed to make a drastic and positive change, as the life I was living was not going to get me anywhere,” he continues. “I knew I had the ambition to go far if I just applied myself. I have had the dream of being a photojournalist for many years, and I knew if I had the opportunity to right the many wrongs of my life, I could realize that dream and reach my fullest potential.”</p> <p>The Ashcroft: Giving Back scholarship contest is the latest phase of a multi-faceted partnership between Ashcroft Master Builder and the college. The contest was open to anyone, with a focus on giving the gift of education to someone who would otherwise not be able to pursue it. “We wanted to give back in a way that actually changes lives,” says Dave Bodell, sales manager. “Tyler was the exact sort of person that we wanted to help. He has drive, ambition and talent, but had barriers in the way of pursuing his education. We hope we have removed those barriers, and we are so excited to see where he goes from here.”</p> <h2>Annual golf tournament a soaring success</h2> <p>The 35th annual Lethbridge College Golf Tournament enjoyed sunshine, good times and a full slate of golfers in August. The event, with the support of presenting sponsor, Galko Homes Master Builder, master sponsors D.A. Electric Ltd. and the Ensuite Bath and Kitchen Showroom, and many other sponsors and supporters from the community, is the city’s longest-running charity golf tournament. Kodiaks student-athletes and coaches served as tremendous ambassadors for our institution. At the end of the day, the golfers raised more than $35,000 for Kodiaks student awards.</p> <h2>A sparkling celebration</h2> <p>November’s Clayton Allan Wine Auction proved to be another success, with generous guests contributing $171,000 to support the college’s culinary facilities and programming. This project will ensure that this vital college program will continue to support the current demands of the industry, to meet the needs of the future and to explore applied research innovations. Thanks to the 247 guests, 167 sponsors, 70 volunteers, 40 LEO Club members who provided safe rides home, 12 Culinary team members as well as the students and staff members who all played a part in making this such a memorable event.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">By Lisa Kozleski, Editor</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Philanthropy</span> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:16:17 +0000 Greg Kruyssen 5244 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca Kodiaks news https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/winter-2019/kodiaks-news <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wider-horizons/winter-2019" hreflang="en">Winter 2019</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/user/12" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Greg Kruyssen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/04/2019 - 15:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-large full-width-background paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default" style="background-image:url(https://lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/styles/section_paragraph_background/public/2019-01/wh-wn19-kodiaks-wmn-soccer.png?itok=IJRdxn7V);"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Nowicki earns national XC gold, women’s team silver</h2> <p>Lethbridge College Kodiaks cross country runner Sophia Nowicki capped a perfect season with her first Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national title in November. Nowicki also helped the Kodiaks earn a team silver medal in the women’s competition at the championships hosted by Toronto’s Seneca College. Nowicki (second year, Nursing, Bragg Creek, Alta.) crossed the finish line in 23:32, finishing the 6-km course four seconds ahead of the silver medalist. She completed a perfect season, winning both the CCAA and Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) championships, along with all four of her ACAC Grand Prix events, and she was named a CCAA All-Canadian. The Kodiaks women’s team earned a silver medal, finishing with 67 points. The Kodiaks were 22 points behind the gold medalists from Fanshawe College, and 14 points ahead of the bronze medalists from Red Deer College. Emily Spencer was the next highest finishing Kodiaks runner in 13th place. The Kodiaks men’s team finished 15th, led by Connor Jackson, who was 15th.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Soccer teams shine at ACACs</h2> <p>The Kodiaks women’s soccer team entered the October ACAC championships as underdogs but shocked the conference to win the bronze medal, earning the program’s first playoff wins and medal since 1994. The women beat The King’s University in an ACAC quarterfinal but went on to lose against eventual south division champion SAIT in the semifinal. A thriller in the bronze medal game against Concordia pushed the Kodiaks to the podium. After ending regulation in a 1-1 draw, the team won in penalty kicks with goalkeeper Paige Gattafoni making the key last stop. The Kodiaks men also had a shot at a medal, but came up just short. The Kodiaks started with a 3-1 win over The King’s University in the quarterfinal, but the team lost 4-0 to NAIT in the semifinal. In the bronze medal game against SAIT, a goal in the final minutes by Taylor Laviolette tied the game, but the Kodiaks lost in penalty kicks.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Six soccer players named ACAC all-stars</h2> <p>Three men’s players and three women’s players were named to ACAC south division all-star soccer teams. Those named on the men’s side were striker Wilson Ntignee (third year, Administrative Office Professional, Nigeria) who finished second in the ACAC with 13 goals; midfielder Ben Knight (second year, General Studies, England), who captained the Kodiaks and finished fourth in the ACAC in assists; and defender David Low (first year, General Studies, England), who was the defensive leader for the team that finished second in the division in goals against. On the women’s side, the Kodiaks all-stars were forward Kayla Kehoe (first year, General Studies, Edmonton), who was third on the Kodiaks with four goals and was fifth in the ACAC in shots; midfielder Christine Moser (second year, Exercise Science, Whitehorse, Yukon), who had three goals; and defender Aimee Santangelo (fifth year, General Studies, Lethbridge), who helped the Kodiaks to the second best defensive record in the south division.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Johansson earns ACAC honours as he hangs up his cleats</h2> <p>Kodiaks long-time head cross country and indoor track coach Bertil Johansson completed his coaching career with an abundance of honours for his runners and himself this fall. At the ACAC championships in October, just after the women’s team won individual and team gold awards and the men’s team won bronze, Johansson received the Al Bohonus Recognition Award, an honour given to outgoing ACAC Executive Committee members and sport conveners, as well as other individuals who make a significant contribution to the ACAC. Johansson, who is retiring following this season, is just the third coach to earn the award since 2010. He took over the Kodiaks cross country program from coach Mary Wall in January 1987, and he led the Kodiaks women’s team to its first ACAC championship that fall. Hired by long-time Lethbridge College athletic director Tim Tollestrup, Johansson says the Kodiaks team at that time was mainly made up of local southern Alberta runners, mostly from the Nursing and Law Enforcement programs. He says he focused on expanding the program to incorporate students from all programs, and extended his recruiting focus both out-of-province and internationally. In 2014, he added the responsibility of coaching the indoor track team when that sport was introduced to the ACAC. By the end of his 32nd and final season as cross country coach, his teams and athletes in cross country and indoor track had earned 56 gold medals at both the ACAC and CCAA levels as well as more than 100 conference and national honours.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Carey earns double coach of the year honours</h2> <p>Kodiaks soccer head coach Sean Carey has earned a historic honour, being named both women’s and men’s coach of the year in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) south division. Carey is the first coach to ever earn both the men’s and women’s awards in the same season. In his second season at the helm of both teams, Carey coached the men’s team to second place in the ACAC south division with a 7-3-2 record, while guiding the women’s squad to third place in the division with a 6-4-2 record, and a return to the playoffs for the first time in three years. Carey went forward as the ACAC nominee for men’s coach of the year at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) awards in November. Carey is just the third coach in ACAC history to win both men’s and women’s coach of the year honours in their careers, joining legendary Kodiaks coach and ACAC Hall of Famer Alvin Tietz, and Jim Loughlin of Medicine Hat College.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Hats off to last year’s CCAA Academic All-Canadians</h2> <p>Nine Lethbridge College student-athletes were among the 181 announced as the 2017-18 CCAA Academic All-Canadian award recipients last spring, just after Wider Horizons went to press. The award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, epitomizing a commitment to academic success and athletic achievement. Among those honoured were basketball players Amy Arbon, Keanu Funa and Michael Clemons; cross country runners Sophia Nowicki and Emily Spencer; soccer players Braydon Jetten and Kohl Wandyka; and volleyball players Kristine Ward and Matthew Primrose.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph-padding-small paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-paragraph-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Kodiaks 'played for Payden'</h2> <p>The Kodiaks women’s soccer team received motivational support from the start to the end of the season from a teammate who returned to the sidelines after a serious injury over the summer. Payden Olsen led the cheering at the opening game of the season, just over a month after losing her right foot in an accident at her home in Cardston. Olsen was named the Kodiaks newcomer of the year last season and was expected to be a key defender this season. Her team looked to her as a motivational leader as they dedicated their home opener against SAIT to her. She returned to Calgary to cheer the team on again in their ACAC championship games.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-photo-credit field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Photo by Azin Ghaffari</div> </div> <div class="main-field-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-wh-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://lethbridgecollege.ca/wh-category/news-and-notes" hreflang="en">News and Notes</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Kodiaks news</span> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 22:15:17 +0000 Greg Kruyssen 5242 at https://lethbridgecollege.ca