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Lakeland's Historic Gift

May 4, 2017
Lakeland College received a $2.7 million donation from a private donor, marking the largest philanthropic gift in the college’s 104-year history.
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New enviro major champions essential resource

June 30, 2016
More accurately reflecting a program’s primary focus is the reason behind a name change for an environmental sciences major at Lakeland College
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Lakeland College and GPRC sign emergency services MOU

October 30, 2015
Together, Lakeland College and GPRC are proactively working to expand access to emergency services training in northwestern Alberta
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King named dean of School of Trades and Technology

June 24, 2015
Lakeland College is pleased to announce a new dean has been named for the School of Trades and Technology
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Athletes of the Year among honourees at awards night

April 2, 2015
Rustlers Athletics had plenty to celebrate at the annual awards evening in Lloydminster
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Lakeland’s dual credit programming grows year-to-year

March 16, 2015
The number of Alberta high school students enrolled in Lakeland College’s dual credit courses is on the rise.
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Possible ATEP in Lloydminster

November 9, 2017
A specialized four-year bachelor of education program may soon be available at Lakeland College
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Lakeland to host CIRA rodeo finals

March 26, 2018
Lakeland College is set to host the Canadian College Rodeo Finals in the Equine Centre at Vermilion campus from March 29-31 with rodeo performances starting at 6:30 p.m.
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Lakeland case team places third

April 6, 2018
Lakeland College’s case team placed third at the 13th annual Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition (ADBC) from March 22-24.
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Dean of School of Agricultural Sciences wins national award

May 2, 2018
Increasing student enrolment, expanding student-led learning opportunities, and developing key connections with industry are a few of the reasons why Josie Van Lent is the winner of a national award.
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Collaboration will increase access to academic upgrading

May 8, 2018
Academic Upgrading is the focus of a new collaboration between Lakeland College and Northern Lakes College.
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Student-led tax clinics prepare more than 400 tax returns

May 9, 2018
Lakeland College second-year business administration students hosted seven free income tax clinics and prepared 425 tax returns.
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Class of 2018 celebrates convocation

June 8, 2018
Lakeland College marked the end of its 100th academic term with three convocation ceremonies.
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Interior design’s award-winning streak continues

June 13, 2018
Lakeland College’s interior design technology program celebrated its 15th consecutive year of winning in student design competitions.
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Steamfitter/pipefitter apprentice wins Alberta Skills’ silver

June 18, 2018
Confidence, perseverance and a competitive skill set are what landed Lindsay Graham a second-place finish at the 2018 Alberta Provincial Skills Canada Competition on June 1.
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Lakeland launches new program: Animal assisted wellness

June 22, 2018
Lakeland College’s newest program – animal assisted wellness – will train professionals to safely incorporate animals into their line of work for a variety of purposes.
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Celebrate student leadership at Feast on the Farm

June 25, 2018
Lakeland College invites members of the community to venture outdoors at Feast on the Farm for an entertaining evening in support of student leadership opportunities.
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Two students claim medals in Skills’ automobile technology

June 25, 2018
Two of the three podium spots of the 2018 Alberta Provincial Skills Canada Competition’s (PSCC) automobile technology category were awarded to Lakeland College trades and technology students.
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Rogan new president of CCAA

July 10, 2018
Alan Rogan thrives on new challenges. And he’s now undertaking a national one as the 13th president of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).
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Feast on the Farm nearing sellout

August 9, 2018
Lakeland College’s major agricultural celebration is more than 90 per cent sold.
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Canadian Armed Forces certifies two Lakeland energy programs

August 14, 2018
Lakeland College’s heavy oil power engineering (HOPE) and heavy oil operations technician (HOOT) students now have more career options thanks to new certification from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
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More than $18,000 raised at third Feast on the Farm

September 5, 2018
Lakeland College’s third annual Feast on the Farm was once again a success thanks to the generous support of the event’s guests and sponsors.
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Longstanding donor to help increase Lakeland College farm

September 6, 2018
The generosity of a donor will provide more opportunities for Lakeland College’s agricultural sciences students to take the lead and grow ag-based research opportunities.
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Animal Health Clinic provides authentic industry environment

September 7, 2018
Lakeland College students are leading today in the new $8.2 million Animal Health Clinic (AHC).
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Major gift announcement for Métis students

September 11, 2018
The Rupertsland Institute and the Métis Education Foundation have announced a significant gift to support Métis student success and leadership at Lakeland College.
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School of Energy to help develop programming in Ghana

September 20, 2018
Lakeland College will share its energy expertise and program training with the Republic of Ghana’s growing oil and gas sector.
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Lakeland College selects new board chair

September 20, 2018
Scott Webb, a respected community leader, businessperson and long-time resident of Vermilion, is the new chair of the Board of Governors at Lakeland College.
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Lakeland’s fall semester enrolment topples 2017 record

October 3, 2018
An increase in students taking agricultural sciences and human services programs are factors in Lakeland College’s record fall semester class.
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Lakeland College earns VBP+ status

October 17, 2018
Lakeland College is the first post-secondary institution in Alberta to attain Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) certification.
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Lakeland wins Cor Van Raay Agribusiness Case Competition

October 31, 2018
Lakeland College agribusiness students earned first place at the fourth annual Cor Van Raay Agribusiness Case Competition in Lethbridge on Saturday, Oct. 27.
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Lakeland College joins partnership supporting reservists

November 13, 2018
Lakeland College is among 12 Alberta post-secondary institutions that have signed a memorandum of understanding supporting Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reservists who are college employees or students.
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American Sign Language & Deaf Culture Studies goes full-time

November 15, 2018
Students will be able to enrol in Lakeland College’s American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Studies on a full-time basis starting September 2019.
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Lakeland College signs MOA with Onion Lake Social Development

December 21, 2018
Lakeland College and Onion Lake Social Development (OLSD) are increasing employability and educational opportunities for social assistance individuals under a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).
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More Athabasca University degree options offered at Lakeland

January 17, 2019
Lakeland College and Athabasca University are growing their 14-year partnership to offer more degree pathways to Lakeland’s university transfer students.
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Lakeland hosts 2019 Conference on Environmental Management

January 29, 2019
Lakeland College’s School of Environmental Sciences is preparing to host its first annual Conference on Environmental Management on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
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Lakeland celebrates 2019 President’s Gala on April 4

February 6, 2019
Lakeland College will shine a light on its students and their bright futures during the seventh annual President’s Gala on April 4.
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Explore your options at Program Information Sessions

February 19, 2019
Prospective students will discover how to take the lead at Lakeland College during program information sessions on Friday, March 8.
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Lakeland College recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers

February 22, 2019
Lakeland College was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers for the third consecutive year.
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Lakeland College alumnus supports college farm expansion

March 5, 2019
When Roy Kubica retired from farming, he thought of Lakeland College, his alma mater.
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Edwards announces new pathway partnership with Lakeland

March 6, 2019
Transfer agreement provides students with an opportunity to maximize their education.
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2019 President’s Gala tickets selling fast

March 18, 2019
Tickets for the seventh annual President’s Gala are 50 per cent sold.
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Animal science technology program introduces four majors

March 27, 2019
More specialized courses and student-managed learning opportunities plus the addition of equine into the program are among the benefits of Lakeland’s restructured animal science technology program.
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2019 President’s Gala supports transformative bursary

April 10, 2019
When Jennifer Heculuck decided to return to school, it had been 30 years since she last sat in a classroom.
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Introductory Cree course available at Lakeland

April 23, 2019
Lakeland College is offering lessons on Cree language and culture this spring.
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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
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