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A fire was sparked, never left school

A fire was sparked. 

That’s how Dr. Sean Lessard, Class of 1994, describes his Lakeland College experience. 

After completing the rehabilitation services program at the Lloydminster...
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Signing abroad

Two of Lakeland College’s first-year sign language interpretation students will be travelling abroad this summer to learn a new language and experience a new culture.

With a love for travelling...
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Online options for Human Services programs expands

Lakeland’s online courses in its early learning child care (ELCC) and educational assistant (EA) programs are proving to be very popular. With three more courses to be offered online in...  Read more...

Online human services courses available through Lakeland

In recognition of Educational Assistant Day in Alberta on Wednesday, May 2, Lakeland College is pleased to announce new developments in delivery of its educational assistant courses.

After successfully...
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Take the lead, pay it forward

First-year child and youth care (CYC) and second-year early learning and child care students were tasked with paying it forward and living up to Lakeland College’s “Take the Lead”...  Read more...

First-year sign language interpretation students give back to community

First-year sign language interpretation students have a new opportunity to develop their skills as a professional all while giving back to the Deaf Deaf/Blind communities.

Throughout this semester, the...
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Human services instructors take the lead

Two of Lakeland College’s human services instructors are in the midst of writing their first textbook: The Mentors Among Us.

With approval from all of the colleges in Alberta through the ethics...
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ELCC alumna opens new care program

It’s the tiny moments that Rhiannon Cave really appreciates about her work with the Eagles Nest Out of School Care Society. 

“If I could fully explain the feeling I get when I'm...
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CYC students feel good VIBE-rations

Second-year child and youth care students were feeling good vibes last week as they assisted with VIBE day at J.R. Robson High School on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
 
VIBE is an acronym for Vermilion Is...
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Human services enrolment continues to grow

Online learning is a big factor in the nearly 300% growth in the number of human services students at Lakeland in the last five years.

Online learning was introduced in 2012. It’s expanded across...
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Second-year students to take the lead with free play program

For the 32nd consecutive year, Lakeland College’s early learning and child care (ELCC) students will take the lead in planning and operating a free children's four-week play program.

In their...
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Students “make a difference” in HS 202

The shelves in Mannville and Area Food Bank are brimming with donations, due in large part to a new human services project.

Lakeland College students enrolled in HS 202 Leadership Activities – a...
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Scott believes in lifelong learning

Learning can be exciting at any age. 

As a mature student, Shirley Scott can attest to that. She’s taking Lakeland College’s online mental health practitioner program to enhance her...
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CYC student completes "phenomenal" new practicum

As the first Lakeland College student to complete a practicum at Saskatchewan’s only provincial psychiatric rehabilitation hospital, Jessica Cadrain is eager to share her practicum experience...  Read more...

Students interpreting to prepare for practicum

Sign language interpretation students are gearing up for their practicums next semester with two new interpreting opportunities.

In November, the Edmonton-based students travelled to the Lloydminster...
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Hands-up experience gained at Open House 2015

While prospective students were learning more about Lakeland College at Open House 2015, current sign language interpretation students were gaining hands-up experience.

Six second-year students came to...
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Students prepare to open play program

Lakeland students are taking the lead by planning and operating their own play program. But before they welcome children to campus, these second-year early learning and child care (ELCC) students are...  Read more...

New “flipped” classroom garnering rave reviews

Complete with wheeled-swivel chairs, round tables, armchairs, rugs and throw pillows, a human services classroom now looks more like home than a traditional classroom. 

During the summer BB102 in...
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Virtual learning a success for ELCC students

Enrolled in Lakeland College’s online early learning and child care (ELCC) diploma program while running a day-home, Sara Johnston says virtual learning was the perfect fit for her. 

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Lakeland boosts confidence to take the next step

A great experience at Lakeland College gave Alix McCoy the confidence she needed to continue post-secondary studies in a university setting.

After graduating in 2014 with a child and youth care diploma...
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International Development provides hands-on learning opportunities

While her diploma in Christian Leadership from Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute was a great start, Adrianna Hansen knew she needed more education to pursue her goal of being a humanitarian aid worker...  Read more...

Disability? Not!

The following is an essay written by Katy Brown, a graduate from the Transitional Vocational program who is currently enrolled in the Office Administration program. She is originally from

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Student discovers second home in Vermilion

In November 2013 the current Sign Language Interpretation program class visited the Vermilion campus. It's been a little over three years since Ginette Chalifoux began her college journey. She...  Read more...

Human Services walked in her shoes for charity

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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Lloydminster CDC receives accreditation status

The hard work has paid off!

After a year-long process that included a self-study review of the program, the development of a Quality Enhancement Plan, parent and children interviews, and a site visit,...
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ELCC’s Play Program provides enriching experiences for all

Tenley Selte has a great time getting down on all floors and scooting around in her Lakeland College classroom at the Vermilion campus. That’s because she’s just 13 months old and she...  Read more...

SLIP lend ears & eyes for Deaf & Deaf-blind camp participants

It was a hands-on live-the-learning experience like no other.

First-year students in the sign language interpretation program (SLIP) teamed up with the Canadian Deaf-blind Association to provide a...
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Dual credit project expands & attracts more high school students to Lakeland

On September 11, another semester of dual credit course offerings was launched for Alberta high school students. This is the fourth semester of course offerings since the college began its dual credit...  Read more...

Going homeless for a night

Last spring, Child & Youth Care (CYC) student Teagan Hartman completed a five-week practicum at the Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS) in Edmonton and was hired by the organization as...  Read more...

Win-win dual credit project expands

Good things just keep getting better and better.

After its initial launch last year, the dual credit project between Lakeland College and East Central Alberta Catholic Schools (ECACS) has expanded to...
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TVP practicum placements a win-win for students & workplace

For Ian Imlay, a student in the transitional vocational program, having the opportunity to do hands-on jobs during work practicums is one of the best parts of going to college. In December, he...  Read more...

CYC students encourage healthy choices with youth

Armed with creative displays, hands-on activities and PowerPoint presentations, Lakeland College Child and Youth Care (CYC) students recently visited Vermilion schools.

Their mission was to inform...
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Students talk with child & youth development expert

Children and youth who have positive relationships with adult role models are likely to grow up to lead healthy and happy lives, says Keith Pattinson.

Pattinson spoke to Lakeland students—in...
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Instructor makes distinguished list for life’s work and commitment to the deaf community

Linda Cundy, instructor in Lakeland College’s deaf studies and sign language interpretation programs, has a few cool new credits to her name as published recently in the Edmonton Journal and...  Read more...

Long road to new career for Sign Language grad

Many people have stories about overcoming obstacles to earn a college diploma. Bill Sinclair is one of those people.

After a summer job turned into a 20-plus year stint at the same company, Sinclair...
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Learning at Play

When Christopher Bosgra comes to Lakeland College, his mom leads him by the hand to his classroom. Then she waits until he is engaged in his program activities so that when she leaves, he doesn&rsquo...  Read more...

Lessons in Why to Say No

When Vanessa Allen, a second year child and youth care student, showed elementary school students the contents of a cigarette she had a more than life-size prop.

It was part of a class project...
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