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Lakeland College to host regional skills comp

Lakeland College will host more than 90 students from across the region during the 10th annual Lakeland Regional Skills Competition later this month.

Nearing the maximum allowance of 100 participants,...
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The Green Cup is back

Lakeland College’s recreation department is writing a new beginning for the coveted Green Cup street/ball hockey tournament.

After a one-year hiatus, Green Cup is set to return April 7 and 8 at...
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Lakeland recognized for glycol recycling

Lakeland College recently received an environmental stewardship award for 2016 from Clear Glycol & Solvents Inc. 

Calvin Connell, president of Clear Glycol, was at the Vermilion campus on...
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Aboriginal committee to help raise awareness

Providing guidance and academic support, the student-led Aboriginal Student Advisory Committee (ASAC) is dedicated to First Nations student success and raising aboriginal awareness throughout the...  Read more...

Rustlers set to host two ACAC championship events

In two weeks, Lakeland College will welcome the top teams in the province as the college hosts the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) championships in both women’s volleyball and...  Read more...

Lakeland welcomes new Indigenous support specialist

Dedicated to guiding Indigenous students in their transition to college while leading and promoting retention strategies, Clint Chocan joins Lakeland College as its first Indigenous student support...  Read more...

The Commons supports students

Lakeland’s Teaching and Learning Commons puts students first with a range of support services.

Learner success strategists are in place at both campuses to provide academic support. From study...
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The Commons fights back against procrastination

You’ve known for weeks when a project is due, an essay needs to be submitted and the schedule for your final exams.

But time passed and you didn’t tackle your assignments or do any studying...
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Peer tutoring works

“I looked at my marks, and I wasn’t happy with myself.”

This second-year agribusiness student knew her grades in math were poor and she wanted to turn things around.

“I came to...
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The Way Forward MOOC is open

After a successful pilot period, The Way Forward – Transitional Life Skills for Military Members and their Families is now available as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for anyone to access.

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Border City youth take part in ceremonial teepee raising

An estimated 400 school children from across Lloydminster were welcomed to Lakeland College to witness the annual raising of the teepee located on the south side of the campus on Thursday, Sept. 22.

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Class of 2016 will ever to excel

Lakeland College’s alumni family has grown again. 

Graduates of the Class of 2016 were celebrated during two convocation ceremonies at the Vermilion Regional Centre on June 3. More than 350...
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Honorary degree for top-selling cookbook author

Even though they’ve finished their studies at Lakeland College, Jean Paré encourages the Class of 2016 to never stop learning.

“Now they are entering the real world and the main...
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Music inspired success for Distinguished Citizen

For nearly four decades Ross Ulmer has excelled in the business community – a feat he attributes to his family’s philosophy of giving back. In honour of his achievements, Lakeland College...  Read more...

President’s Gala shines spotlight on students in the lead

While the 2016 President’s Gala is only weeks away – April 8 – many Lakeland College students have been preparing for this event for months.

“Student involvement in the...
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Judging team scores 30-year milestone

Tucked away in the W.H.T Mead Building at the Vermilion campus sit several trophy cases brimming with ribbons, trophies and silver plates. But they’re more than well-earned accolades; they...  Read more...

Students invited to LC Design Jam

Lakeland College students will be challenged to flex their creativity and problem solve with their peers at LC Design Jam on Jan. 27.

Working in teams, participants will be presented with a challenge...
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Lloydminster campus turns 25

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Lakeland’s Lloydminster campus.

Home to state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and resources, students from across Canada and around the world take charge of their...
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Summer travel, work and recreation highlight photo contest

Pictures of restored trucks, lobster fishing near Cuba, castles in Belgium, harvesting lentils, fishing at nearby lakes and decked out as a beekeeper are among the 117 entries in the ...  Read more...

Master the art of public speaking with Speakers’ Corner

Sweaty palms, nausea, wobbly knees and dry mouth are a few of the telltale signs when it comes to being afraid of public speaking.

Students who have these symptoms and more can end their suffering and...
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Lakeland learns more on waste diversion

A member of Lakeland College's team was selected to learn more about waste diversion and sustainability.

In June 2015, the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence (EWMCE) launched its first...
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Upgrades start on Vermilion classrooms

Numerous classrooms at the Vermilion campus will be revamped over the next five years to align them with the teaching methods and technology of today.

“We’ve established a committee with...
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Geretta Partington honoured with 2015 Dean Stetson Award

Lakeland College students are Geretta Partington’s number one priority, and they have been for more than three decades.

In honour of her dedication to student engagement and learner success,...
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Green & gold celebration for Class of 2015

Nearly 700 Lakeland College students from degree, diploma and certificate programs sported caps and gowns at convocation ceremonies that marked the end of the 2014-15 academic year.

On May 29, the...
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Honorary degree for community builder

The Musgrave family’s connection to Lakeland College grows stronger. 

During the Lloydminster campus convocation ceremony on June 5, Bill Musgrave was inducted to the Wall of Distinguished...
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Lakeland’s seventh honorary credential conferred on Charlesworth

The number seven is a very lucky number for Glenn Charlesworth.
  • He was the seventh president and chief executive officer of Lakeland College.
  • He served as president for seven years before his
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Still a place for the working cowboy

Feedlot rider, colt starter, pasture rider and contractor, Farm Credit Program employee, rancher. Ron Hoffman of Vermilion, Alberta, has worn a lot of western hats through the years, but it’s...  Read more...

Reading Week 2015 in Photos

From as close as the Lakeland College farm to as far away as Hawaii, students shared what they were seeing and doing during Reading Week in a photo contest on the college's mobile app.

Students showed...
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Students reach full potential at Lakeland with donor support

Without the awards, scholarships and bursaries that donors provide, financial limitations would prevent many students from reaching their full potential at Lakeland College, said Robyn Gerrard.

The...
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Record year for awards, scholarships and bursaries

For the first time in Lakeland College’s history, more than $1.2 million in awards, scholarships and bursaries is expected to be awarded to Lakeland students this year.

Thanks to 21 new donors...
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Lakeland's connected and social

Lakeland College is one of the more social colleges according to a study completed by MediaMiser.

Lakeland College ranked among the top 10 Canadian colleges of 2014 for Twitter use and took third...
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Wagner first Rustler to win CCAA Coach of the Year award

Kevin Wagner has secured his spot in Lakeland College Rustlers history.

Last week the men’s soccer coach became the first Rustler coach to win a national coach of the year award. He received the...
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They Found a Seat & Backed the Rustlers

As Rustler and junior high student-athletes cheered, new bleachers courtesy of Servus Credit Union were officially unveiled at the Lloydminster campus gymnasium on Oct. 17.

After the bleachers were...
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Alumni Hall featured in mural

The façade of Lakeland College’s Alumni Hall, opened in 1988, imitates the look of the original college dormitory that housed students from 1929 until the early 1980s.

The building's...
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Century Farm Recognition for Lakeland College

Lakeland College’s Alberta Century Farm Plaque is now on display in the William J. Elliott Arboretum at the Vermilion campus.

The plaque, which marks the 100 anniversary of the 1911 founding of...
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Students agree app is OOHLALA

OOHLALA, Lakeland College has a mobile app.

Launched at the end of August, the mobile app was designed for current students. “This was really the missing piece of our digital offerings. While...
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Be an inspired learner Stelmach tells Class of 2014

The real value of post-secondary education is in the training to be an inspired learner, being disciplined in the pursuit of truth, and being open minded to all points of view, says Ed Stelmach.

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Community service theme of messages to Lloydminster convocation

Vic Juba, one of Lloydminster’s most involved citizens, was truly humbled to receive Lakeland College’s 2014 Distinguished Citizen Award for the Lloydminster campus.

The consummate...
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Difference Maker Inspires Gala Crowd

Rick Hansen received two standing ovations from an appreciative and inspired crowd at Lakeland College President’s Gala.

The Canadian hero regaled the crowd that included Alberta Premier Dave...
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Outdoor pursuits suit Simard

She loves adventure and is not afraid to tackle what might intimidate the average person. From skiing to show jumping, training young horses to rowing, and roping to travel adventures, Rachelle Simard...  Read more...

Stronger than the wind

Lakeland’s Jeff Dustow, volunteer chair of facilities and partner support for Lloydminster’s Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, had his work cut out for him with the record breaking winds on...  Read more...

445 years of service honoured

Some 445 years of working at Lakeland College were represented by the 28 long-service recipients in 2013.

As impressive as those numbers are, even more noteworthy was for the fourth time in long...
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Practicums prove worth for Lakeland students

Practicum hosts deserve credit and thanks for their important role in educating Lakeland College students.

During the last academic year, 21 programs had a practicum component. More than 620 practicum...
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Three Honoured for 10 Years at Career Fair

The 10th annual edition of the Lakeland College career fair had a full house of exhibitors and steady traffic of current and prospective students throughout the day.

Certificates were presented to...
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Saving trees one sticker at a time

If Rayleigh Conley can make people think twice before using an extra piece of paper-towel or using the photocopier, she’ll have accomplished her goal.

Last year’s Students’...
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Jamie Holdstock: Following the Path of Curiosity and Enthusiasm

Jamie Holdstock is a great role model for students who want to find work they love and enjoy every step along the way.

A Lakeland College grad from agricultural sciences in 2004, she was welcomed back...
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Career Fair Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Lakeland College Career Fair at the Vermilion campus celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and organizer Leanne Griffiths says the event continues to grow in popularity.

“The first year there...
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Two Paths to Walking in Heels

Two different Lakeland College groups raised money for the international Walk a Mile in Her Shoes awareness campaign that came to Lloydminster this fall.

On the Vermilion campus, alumna Mandy Kratchmer...
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Digging in for future growth

Lakeland will be able to substantially increase its full-time and part-time programs and courses geared to the energy industry once construction of a new Energy Centre at the Lloydminster campus is...  Read more...

Stay off this grass

When students returned to the Vermilion campus this fall, they discovered a new building in the quad: The Green Roof Pavilion.

This novel building is another example of what can happen when the student...
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One of a kind installation for geothermal research

Earthnet Geothermal and Vital Engineering have partnered with Lakeland College in the design and installation of a vertical borehole geothermal system at the college’s Renewable Energy Learning...  Read more...

Now that’s worth celebrating!

Joined by Skype, staff at Lakeland College's Vermilion and Lloydminster campuses joined on June 20 to celebrate a number of success stories from the past year. The events, accomplishments, and...  Read more...

Lakeland gears up to host 2013 Alberta Services for Students Conference in May

Lakeland College will open its doors to delegates from Alberta’s post-secondary education system for the 30th annual Alberta Services for Students Conference May 14 to 17 at the Lloydminster...  Read more...

Lakeland celebrates student success at campus awards ceremonies

There was much to celebrate at Lakeland College Donors and Award Recipients Celebrations held at the Lloydminster campus on March 13 and at the Vermilion campus on March 20.

This year, a total of $845,...
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Skiing his way to health & to support for cancer & diabetes

Todd Ree is prepared to go the distance.

Ree, an agricultural sciences instructor and avid cross country skier, is mapping a virtual trail from Vermilion, Alta., to Vermilion Bay, Ont., and he’s...
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12 Tips For Safer Winter Driving

- a message from Mac MacLean, safety & environment coordinator

Driving requires all the care and caution possible at any time of year. But winter driving has even greater challenges because of wet...
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2012 Employee Recognition & Green 'n' Gold Awards

Lakeland College will honour long service employees, retirees and recipients of the Green ‘n’ Gold awards during the Employee Recognition Award Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Vic...  Read more...

Strides to Better Health makes move to Lloydminster campus

Participants in the Strides to Better Health program now have access to a weight room, treadmills, stationary bikes and a gymnasium thanks to the program’s recent move to Lakeland College&rsquo...  Read more...

Open House 2012 a success

It was a trip well worth taking for hundreds of future Lakeland students who attended Lakeland College's Open House on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27.

Not only did they apply to Lakeland, they...
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Boundless Fun Playground

There should be no limitations to children’s ability to have fun at a play park. That’s what children of all abilities will discover with the newly installed barrier-free outdoor

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Lakeland's Vacuum Truck Operator program receives Award

Fortunately for local residents, Margo Hines believes it’s her calling to help unemployed people find work.

As co-ordinator of the Employment Skills Enhancement and Tourism--Ready to Work...
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A climb to the summit of Africa's highest peak

Mark Butler has one less thing on his bucket list – climbing to the highest peak on the African continent – Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in...
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Dual credit starts semester two with new offerings

The menu of dual credit courses available to high school students as part of the joint project between Lakeland College and East Central Alberta Catholic Schools (ECACS) has expanded to include a new...  Read more...

Movember at Lakeland's Service Centre

Razors belonging to the men of Lakeland College’s Service Centre are back in action with the passing of “Movember,” a global campaign that raises funds and awareness for men’s...  Read more...

Technology tools of the trade

Textbooks and paper weren’t the only instructional materials Emergency Training Centre instructor Dez Shubert packed with him to the North West Territories to deliver a the 1081 fire brigade...  Read more...
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