April 2, 2012
Lakeland ag students live the learning in Brazil
Did you know that Brazil, a major player in the world agricultural industry, has 70 million hectares of cultivated land as compared to 50 million in Canada? Students in Lakeland College’s Ag Tour Club learned that and more when they went to Brazil to experience the South American country’s agricultural industry firsthand from February 17 to 26.
 
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New member welcomed to Board of Governors
Lakeland College Board of Governors welcomes Crystal Fafard as its newest member for a three-year term. She will be representing the Lloydminster area. An established lawyer from Saskatchewan, she has extensive experience in areas relating to Aboriginal economic and business development, First Nations law, executive and corporate governance, tax law, oil and land development, investments and financing, and relationship building between business, industry, First Nations and various stakeholders.
 
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And more headlines in this issue ...
Gearing up for Lakeland Regional Skills Competition - Almost 100 high school students will converge at the Vermilion campus April 19 for the 2012 Lakeland Regional Skills Competition. Categories are electrical wiring, carpentry, culinary arts, welding, auto service, cabinet making, and new this year, junior and intermediate hairstyling and television/video production. Read more.

Lakeland students get real in Mexico - Thirteen Lakeland students will get a real-life, live-the-learning experience when they do an international work experience project to learn about Mexico's school system. Read more.

Transfer agreements opens international doors - Lakeland's articulation agreements with universities abroad are opening a world of opportunities for Lakeland students to receive transfer credit to study abroad. Last month, students heard from a GlobaLinks representative who spoke with students about how they can turn their diploma into a degree in Australia. Read more

Lakeland's Rodeo Team rides tall in the saddle at CNCFR - 21 students competing at the 2012 the Canadian National College Finals Rodeo, 4 students winning CNCFR championship titles, 5 students as regular season leaders, 2 students winning awards for Cowboy of the Year, Cowgirl of the Year and High Point Cowgirl, a feature story in the Edmonton Journal and picked up by the  Vancouver Sun. The results ... priceless. Read more.

Through the lens - For a glimpse of a few recent Lakeland moments and events, check out the Lakeland Link Photo Gallery.
 
 
A vintage tradition
It was a neck-and-neck race but the winner of Lakeland College's "name the centennial wine contest" is Ever2Excel. Bottles of the white, a 2010 pinot gris, and red, a 2008 pacific northwest blend, will make its first appearance at Homecoming 2012. A special label to commemorate the college's centennial is currently in the works.
 
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Help name the cafeterias
It’s down to three potential names for each campus cafeteria at Lloydminster and Vermilion. You can vote once a day until April 19. The winning names will be announced on April 20. Vermilion's choices are Prairie Breeze; Egisto's and Frederick Bell Hall. Lloydminster options are Skylight Room, Common Grounds, and Excel Hall. Vote today!
 
Upcoming events
Wednesday, April 11
Opportunities in Sciences information session
, BK 112, Lloydminster campus
Thursday, April 12
Becoming a Teacher
information session, BK 112, Lloydminster campus
Friday, April 13
Working Cowboy Competition
, Indoor Riding Arena, Vermilion campus
Saturday, April 14
Working Cowboy Horse Sale
, Indoor Riding Arena, Vermilion campus
Thursday, April 19
Lakeland Regional Skills Competition
, Trades Centre, Vermilion campus More event info
 
 
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