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Technology advisor joins Business Accelerator

September 29, 2016
Alberta Innovates, Lakeland College, and the Regional Business Accelerator have partnered to create an East Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network (RIN) in Lloydminster
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New reclamation courses meet industry demand

September 14, 2016
Industry demand is driving the delivery of Lakeland College’s new environmental reclamation courses.
/news-events/news/2016/Two-new-reclamation-criteria-courses.aspx

Interior Design program reaccredited by NKBA

January 20, 2016
Lakeland College’s interior design technology program has once again met the stringent standards for National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) reaccreditation
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Enviro Club's campaign focuses on bats and bees

December 4, 2015
Local bats now have new homes thanks to the Enviro Club
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Federal funds help Lakeland and partners advance ag tech

July 22, 2019
Lakeland is one of eight organizations that will advance national agriculture technology priorities thanks to new funding for the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN).
/news-events/news/2019/2019-SIF-Funding-Ag-Technology.aspx

Feast on the Farm 2019 tickets 75 per cent sold

August 1, 2019
Tickets for Lakeland College’s fourth annual Feast on the Farm are selling fast.
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Lakeland receives NSERC funding for crop research

August 12, 2019
Lakeland College’s agronomic research has been boosted once more by federal funding.
/news-events/news/2019/2019-NSERC-funding-crop-research.aspx

Feast on the Farm 2019 fetes student leadership

August 26, 2019
More than 200 people enjoyed an evening outdoors in support of student leadership at Lakeland College’s Feast on the Farm on Thursday, Aug. 15.
/news-events/news/2019/2019-Feast-on-the-Farm-Recap.aspx

Students take sustainable beef practices to the bank

September 10, 2019
An $18.52 cheque caused excitement among Lakeland College animal science technology (AST) students earlier this year.
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Hot on the trail of the August 31 fireball

September 18, 2019
Scientists are searching for meteorites from the fireball that lit up Edmonton skies.
/news-events/news/2019/UofA-fireball-network-search-meteor.aspx

Lakeland honoured as 2019 NKBA College of the Year

September 23, 2019
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) named Lakeland College the 2019 NKBA College of the Year for its interior design technology program. Lakeland previously won this accolade in 2017.
/news-events/news/2019/2019-NKBA-College-of-the-Year.aspx

Lakeland College joins Academics Without Borders’ Network

September 27, 2019
Lakeland College is pleased to join Academics Without Borders’ (AWB) Network of Canadian post-secondary institutions.
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Trades dean appointed to provincial task force

October 8, 2019
Lakeland College School of Trades and Technology dean Dave King joins the 19-member Skills for Jobs Task Force.
/news-events/news/2019/2019-dean-on-trades-task-force.aspx

Lakeland’s Safe Spaces: allies to the LGBTQ+ community

December 11, 2019
A visual representation of support for individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) are in various areas of Lakeland College.
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Conference on Environmental Management presents Brian Keating

January 29, 2020
Please note: The 2020 Conference on Environmental Management has been cancelled.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-conference-on-environmental-management.aspx

New lab spaces improve student experience

February 13, 2020
Lakeland College put student experience at the forefront of newly renovated environmental sciences and agricultural sciences lab spaces.
/news-events/news/2020/renovated-environmental-agricultural-labs.aspx

Lakeland restructures 2nd Class power engineering program

February 13, 2020
Starting this fall, students can earn while they learn in Lakeland College’s updated 2nd Class power engineering program.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-2nd-class-program-update.aspx

2020 President’s Gala update

February 13, 2020
With much regret, Lakeland College has decided to cancel the 2020 President’s Gala that was scheduled for March 26.
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Lakeland College named a 2020 Top Employer

February 20, 2020
Lakeland College is honoured to be named one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers. The 2020 announcement marks the fourth consecutive top employer accolade for Lakeland.
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Historic $4M gift establishes bison operation at Lakeland

February 25, 2020
Armin and Rita Mueller, owners of Canadian Rangeland Bison and Elk, are donating $4 million to Lakeland College to purchase land and establish a bison herd at the college.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-Historic-Gift-Brings-Bison-to-Lakeland.aspx

Clinical certificate amplifies Lakeland's esthetician program

March 5, 2020
Lakeland College's School of Health and Wellness is growing with a new clinical esthetician certificate program.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-clinical-esthetician-new-program.aspx

Take Lakeland for a test drive

March 4, 2020
Prospective students are invited to see what Lakeland College has to offer at Program Information Sessions.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-info-sessions.aspx

Hair and makeup talent to compete at Lakeland - Cancelled

March 10, 2020
Please note: Event is cancelled.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-best-of-the-border-competition.aspx

School of Agricultural Sciences dean wins dairy award

March 26, 2020
Lakeland College is pleased to share that Josie Van Lent was honoured with the John J Kennelly Western Canadian Dairy Seminar Award of Merit.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-dairy-award-of-merit.aspx

A message from Lakeland College's president

April 9, 2020
During a time of great uncertainty and extraordinary challenges, our Lakeland College community has demonstrated tremendous resiliency and understanding.
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Alberta’s colleges support students through COVID-19 response

May 6, 2020
Alberta’s colleges have played a vital role in ensuring the success of their students, even in the face of exceptional circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-colleges-supporting-students.aspx

Lakeland addresses budget challenges, suspends five programs

May 7, 2020
Lakeland has suspended intakes into five programs as it adjusts to a reduction in its Campus Alberta Grant and reduces budgeted expenses by $12 million to meet 2020-21 fiscal year government targets.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-Lakeland-addresses-budget-challenges.aspx

Alberta’s CCC taskforce to support COVID-19 economic recovery

May 8, 2020
Alberta’s 11 Comprehensive Community Colleges (CCC) have launched an Economic Recovery Taskforce.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-Alberta-College-COVID19-Task-Force.aspx

New partnership turns worksite into classroom

May 11, 2020
Lakeland College and Ridgeline Canada Inc. are pleased to announce a partnership that will bring work-integrated environmental training programs and college credits to Indigenous students.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-lakeland-ridgeland-partnership.aspx

Alberta’s colleges give back to communities in time of need

May 13, 2020
During a global pandemic that has affected the lives of people around the world, Alberta’s colleges have been leading the way to support their communities and the unique challenges they are facing.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-college-supporting-community.aspx

Alberta’s colleges ready to help lead economic recovery

May 19, 2020
Alberta’s colleges are uniquely positioned to be leaders in the province’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-colleges-supporting-recovery.aspx

Research at Lakeland receives a $1.8 million boost

May 20, 2020
Lakeland College will receive more than $1.8 million in funding to support commercial agricultural research over the next three years.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-NSERC-funding.aspx

Lakeland College planning for fall term

May 22, 2020
Lakeland College is actively planning for the fall term and exploring program delivery options while monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-Lakeland-planning-fall-delivery.aspx

Lakeland College seeks support for student relief fund

June 1, 2020
COVID-19 dramatically changed the post-secondary landscape. Students are in dire need of financial support to help them to start or continue their education.
/news-events/news/2020/2020-Great-Canadian-Giving-Challenge.aspx

Partnership brings students virtual practicum opportunity

June 15, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person classes and derailed many practicums, Lakeland College was pleased to share its virtual practicum simulations with Portage College students.
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Lakeland to welcome students to campus for fall programming

June 18, 2020
Lakeland students will have the opportunity to excel with the highest quality educational experience this fall with a blend of in-person, hands-on learning that'll be augmented by online programming.
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What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree