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Enviro Club generating buzz with bats and bees project

Bats and bees have found allies in members of Lakeland College’s Environmental Club.

For the past two years, club members have focused on building awareness of and homes for these important...
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Field trip offers clearer view on environmental industry practices

When you first enter a post-secondary education program, knowing what your career will look like and where it can take you isn’t always clear.

Providing a clearer view of where their education...
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Degree pathway started at Lakeland

At the end of April Shelby Kaczur, Class of 2015, will have both a diploma and degree to her credit – a feat she’s excited to accomplish.

“It’s wonderful but it’s not...
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Enviro alumna excels with Lakeland advantage

When Brooke Howat finished high school, she knew she wanted to pursue her passion by earning a degree in environmental sciences. And to do so, the Class of 2015 alumna started her education at...  Read more...

Interim Alberta wetland policy changes could see job growth

Changes to a provincial wetland policy may bring more job opportunities for students in the environmental sciences conservation and restoration ecology (CARE) major.

To help them, relevant course...
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On-farm energy management comes to Lakeland

Lakeland’s School of Energy and Environmental Sciences is growing its team with the addition of an on-farm energy management program outreach officer.

Servicing the east-central region of Alberta...
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Students take charge with S-ECO

Bachelor of applied science: environmental management (BASEM) students are preparing for phase two of their Student-Environmental Consulting Office (S-ECO) projects.

The class of 13 was divided into...
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BASEM students take studies to Sri Lanka

Students in Lakeland’s bachelor of applied science: environmental management (BASEM) program will travel more than 12,860 kilometres for an international field trip to Sri Lanka during spring...  Read more...

Enviro students to take the lead abroad

Two Lakeland College environmental sciences students will be taking the lead during a five-week environmental expedition south of the equator this summer.

Both in their first year of studies at...
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Transitioning for success

Positioning for Transitioning, a half-day student-run conference, was a huge success say organizers and guests.

A new student-led group known as the EnviroMentors invited students alike to hear from...
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Student-led enviro conference coming to Lakeland

Environmental sciences students will have the opportunity to hear from Lakeland College alumni working in industry thanks to the EnviroMentors. Comprised of first- and second-year environmental...  Read more...

Where are they now?

Environmental sciences alumni profile

Name: Michel Lavallee, Class of 2005 and 2006

Lakeland programs: Natural resources technology (now wildlife and fisheries conservation), and conservation...
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Practicum students share their wildfire experience

Most students will tell you their practicum is one of the most memorable experiences of their education.

That’s certainly the case for Jenny Arts and Samantha Machut, but not for the reasons you...
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Hands-on opportunity proves ducky

Written by Darcey Shyry

Students in Lakeland College's wildlife and fisheries conservation (WFC) and conservation and restoration ecology (CARE) programs duck off-campus to enhance nesting habitat for...
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Eco-friendly idea to bring positive change

A Lakeland College student and his wife are looking to make a difference in the world by diverting plastic waste from landfills.

Their eco-friendly idea is to manufacture a common home product - fence...
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Getting dirty and learning about soils

Written by Cassandra Specht
 
Shortly after the academic year starts, our environmental sciences students head outdoors to learn about soil classification. Once the snow flies and the ground...
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How old is that fish?

Written by Diana Rung, Alberta Conservation Association

The size of a fish is generally associated with age, but there are many factors that affect their growth including food availability, water...
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New student-managed enviro project launched

There is no substitute for experience. And with the newly launched Student-Environmental Consulting Office (S-ECO), students in the bachelor of applied science: environmental management (BASEM)...  Read more...

BAEM students inspire future enviro scientists

Environmental sciences students are inspiring future environmentalists and even future Lakeland College students with their new student-managed communications project.

“We wanted to get the kids...
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CARE graduates help ecosystems survive and thrive

By Mother Nature’s design, ecosystems are resilient.

For example, when fire rages through a forest, the area’s ecosystem typically rebuilds itself. New vegetation appears which attracts...
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CARE alumnus excels at Nature Saskatchewan

Kaytlyn Burrows’ passion for the environment started when she was a young girl. Though she grew up in Regina, Sask., Burrows maintained a strong connection to nature and the Prairies thanks to...  Read more...

Enviro alumnus elected to politics

Following a three decade-plus career, many would relish in their retirement. Many would set their sights abroad, try their hand at a new hobby or enjoy their well-earned time off the clock in some...  Read more...

Enviro Club raising bat profile on campus, in community

More mosquitoes and less tequila could be the case if bat populations continue to decline, according to members of Lakeland College’s Enviro Club.

“Bats actually save millions of dollars...
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Alumnus shares bird of prey on campus

If you were in the quad looking up to the sky at lunch time on Nov. 3, you may have noticed a large bird of prey – a great horned owl, to be specific – flying westwards.

Caleb Corcoran,...
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Field trip introduces applied degree students to various career paths

Seeing is believing, especially when it comes to discovering different career opportunities.

That’s one of the reasons why Kevin Romeo, program head of Lakeland College’s bachelor of...
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WFC alumnus paints his path to success

When Colin Starkevich started Lakeland College’s wildlife and fisheries conservation (WFC) program in the fall of 2008, he had a definite career path in mind. 

He wanted to be an artist.

His...
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Pavilion roof grows greener with Enviro Club

From Allium cernuum (known as nodding onion) to Artemisia cana (sagebrush), the pavilion is growing into an environmentally-aesthetic, student-managed feature of the quad at the Vermilion campus.

After...
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President’s Medal recipient “gave it her all”

Making the most out of her Lakeland College experience is exactly what Ashley Kocsis accomplished. 

She was a member of the Enviro Club for two years and served as the club’s 2014-15...
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The dirt on water movement in soil

Use the area of peat land, thickness of peat, water content at saturation, and water content at field capacity to determine the volume of water that can be drained from a muskeg. Then determine how...  Read more...

Enviro grad works with Nature Conservancy of Canada

Kylie Garchinski lives on a farm near Regina, but last summer, thanks to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Saskatchewan, she had the opportunity to enjoy a job as an intern as a natural areas...  Read more...

Saskatchewan prairie restoration workshop bring students together with experts

A contingent of Lakeland College environmental sciences students were among 240 prairie restoration enthusiasts from across North America who went Saskatoon Jan. 28 and 29 for the Native Prairie...  Read more...

Enviro grad connects with students, shares her story

There are no bad experiences. That’s one of the key messages Sarah Vinge-Mazer imparted to wildlife and fisheries conservation students recently. The Lakeland College alumnus returned to the...  Read more...

Enviro grad has "coolest job" in government

Uber-geek is how he describes himself. After speaking with Mike Fernandez and discovering his passion and excitement for what he does, you realize just how apt of a description that is.

“I have...
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Enviro Club rolls out recycling campaign

Stop. Before you throw that item into the garbage can, consider if it could be recycled. Lakeland College’s Enviro Club encourages everyone at the college to be mindful of the recycling...  Read more...

In Real Life winner returns as a Lakeland student

The last time she was at Lakeland College, Ruby-Rae Rogawski was fighting fires, driving tractors and vaccinating pigs. At that time she was only 13 years old and a contestant in the television series

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Solar Tracking Alumni

Sometimes opportunity doesn’t knock, it shines.

That was the case for Robert Wray. While working in Ontario’s manufacturing sector, he noticed an increased emphasis on solar technology in...
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Adventures in Honduras

Back from a live the learning experience like no other, environmental sciences student Chelsea Gatzke says her experience of working on a wildlife conservation project in Honduras is one she’ll...  Read more...

Renewable Energy and Conservation Certificate encourages a brighter future

With a strong passion for solar energy, and the desire to learn more about how it helps create a more sustainable world, Naydene Lewis was a perfect fit for Lakeland College’s Renewable Energy...  Read more...

CARE for a greener Vermilion subdivision

Vermilion’s newest subdivision may become a little greener thanks to the efforts of Lakeland College students.

Lakeland College environmental students and staff met with the Town of Vermilion...
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Something Fishy in Vermilion Provincial Park

T.J. Rempel wasn’t searching for a project or a cause, but an Environmental Sciences limnology lab led him to one that’s he’s pursued whole-heartedly. It all started in February 2010...  Read more...

Meeting of the classes

Renowned Lakeland alum shares global views at ACTWS

A familiar face enlightened, entertained and thrilled second-year environmental sciences students from Lakeland College and delegates at the Alberta...
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