Ladies from Points West Living Lloydminster visited the Lakeland College hair salon on Feb 1. Some of the senior ladies were models for the students to practice their new skills in perming.  Others enjoyed roller set and comb outs from the students. Sincere thank you, to Points West for supporting our students’ practical learning. Hair salon hours are Tuesdays from noon to 8 pm. Students now offer colouring and perming along with scalp massages, styling and cutting. Please call 780 871 5453 to book an appointment.
Human Services leadership students experienced pitching a project for funding through a mock Dragon’s Den activity. Their pitches are for real activities as varied as an after-school art program and a soccer goalkeepers clinic. Each presentation included research, budget and project plan. Panelists asked questions and also provided tips. Above Kerri Wolfe asked for funding to add fruit to a school meal every day.
Congratulations to Maegan Quinn and her dogs, Dixie and Jack, on their success at the PAWSitive Dog Sports agility trial in Cold Lake during the last weekend of February.  Maegan is a member of the Lakeland College Agility Dog Club. She only began training her dogs this past fall.  This was their first trial and their hard work paid off.  Well done!
Brad Onofrychuk hosted a Business Dean’s Honours Lunch on Feb 27. All students whose GPA was 3.5 or higher during the 2017-18 fall semester enjoyed a meal with staff. Above is the group. Congratulations to all on your achievement.
Pink was the colour of the day on both campuses Feb 28. Both students and staff displayed the anti-bullying message. Above Denise Earle (left) of the human resources department and Ben Acquay (right), chair of business, show their support.
Esthetician students are now doing facials during their day spas. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 7 pm.  Other services include manicures, pedicures, waxing and tinting. Please call 780 870 5454 to book an appointment.
Samara Froland, a 2nd year Animal Health Technology student, monitors a cat post-surgery. When the cat awakens from anesthesia, the breathing tube can be removed. Students work with both the Bonnyville and Lloydminster SPCAs to do spaying and neutering. This particular day was a cat clinic for the Bonnyville SPCA on Feb 15. Students did all of the physical exams, radiographs, blood work, surgery prep, anesthesia monitoring and recovery for the 12 cats.
Feb 9 was graduation day for the 2018 Employment Skills Enhancement program. The 22-week program helps people enhance their potential to either get a job or go on to further education. Congratulations and best wishes to all the class. <br />Back row (L to R): Jimmy Chief, Larry Lee (Instructor), Jarren Cannepotato, Sylvia Ironbow, Joe Lewis, Bailey Alexan<br />Middle Row (L to R): Margo Hines (facilitator), Kristie Burton, Leanne Cook, Nicole Grewcock, Robert Lister, Nadine Muskego, Shelby Martell, Greg Perillat, Jorell Whitstone, Al Popoff (instructor)<br />Sitting (L to R): Val Hoveland, Albaciel Balungcas, Angela Rugama, Donna Paul
Environmental Sciences students traveled to Sri Lanka where they were able to experience the culture and try on sarees in Habarana. <br />(L to R): Brandon Hrycash, Kaitlyn Brown, MacKenzie Dow, Laura Ferguson, Ashley Kowalchuk, Stephanie Over, Hannah Musterer, Angela Stefura, Hannah Hammond, Jazlyn Hull, Seanna Paul, Tara Voogd
This is the last night of the Sri Lanka trip. Environmental Sciences students are holding a picture tri-fold that the tour company Adam Lanka Travels gave them. <br />Back row (L to R): Hannah Hammond, Jazlyn Hull, Kaitlyn Brown, Laura Ferguson, MacKenzie Dow, Tara Voogd, Brandon Hrycash, Dhanuka Gunasekera (tour guide), Bus Driver and helper (I am not sure how to spell their names)<br />Front row (L to R): Noe Waelchli, Hannah Musterer, Stephanie Over, Ashley Kowalchuk, Seanna Paul, Angela Stefura
The blanket exercise is a interactive learning experience that covers over 500 years of history in roughly two hours. The second-year Child and Youth Care students took on the role of the Indigenous peoples of Canada, while the facilitators Kevin John and Debbie Semeniuk acted as colonizers. Blankets were utilized to represent Indigenous lands, and as time progresses from pre-contact to colonization, blankets were removed as Indigenous lands are occupied by the colonizers. Through the exercise the students were able to understand the negative impact residential schools had on the Aboriginal people which linked with their coursework for abuse.
Lakeland College’s Ag Tour Club spent eight days exploring the countryside of Belize and Mexico from Feb. 16-24. There were 17 students on the trip and they toured the University of Belize student-managed farm as well as citrus, coconut and rice farms.
Street Rod Technologies student Jake Weir is working on his English wheel project. Students shape sheet metal to match a wooden buck; they then embellish the metal with bead rolling and rivet on a brass or aluminum garnish. The students choose their design, but commonly the project is modeled after a shield of armour.
Rustlers women’s volleyball team won the ACAC Championship to repeat as Conference Champions. Not an easy task but they battled and prevailed in the end.
Chelsea Steinley, full-time student, athlete and mom,  shares how she juggles all of her roles with support from the people around her at the 7th annual Inspiring Women Conference on Feb. 6 in Lloydminster. Georgina Altman, our vice-president of external relations and infrastructure, also spoke at the conference on behalf of the college, and our students, Rachel Lambert and Christi Hergott, took the lead as moderators for the panel discussion.