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Lakeland Link Newsletter: May 22, 2020
Lakeland College is actively planning for the fall term and exploring program delivery options while monitoring the COVID-19 situation. To ensure students, faculty and staff can continue to plan for the upcoming year, Lakeland will finalize its fall delivery plans by mid-June. 
 
Lakeland is pleased to announce a partnership with Ridgeline Canada Inc. that will bring work-integrated environmental training programs to Indigenous students.
 
Over the next three years, Lakeland's commercial agricultural research program will receive more than $1.8 million in funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Innovation Enhancement Extend program. With this funding, Lakeland will build on a strong foundation of crop and livestock research and industry partnerships. Additional news items are available on our News and Events page.

Responding to COVID-19

Best Wishes
Lakeland staff and faculty came together to make sure our students know how proud we are of their resiliency and adaptability as we ended our semester remotely. 
 
Lakeland is one of 11 Comprehensive Community Colleges (CCC) in Alberta. Together, the CCCs came together to celebrate the many ways Alberta's community colleges supported their students and their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how our colleges are positioned to lead the ​province's economic recovery. Together, the CCCs formed a task force.
  
For future updates on Lakeland's COVID-19 response, check our COVID-19 page.

Students in the lead

Quinn Hlus
Quinn Hlus, who's on track to graduate with a bachelor of applied science: environmental management, received the ECO Canada Student Impact award for her capstone presentation, A Comparison Between Point Counts and Autonomous Recording Units for the Monitoring of Breeding Birds

A gift of joy

Companion animal
Animal health technology students spent the year fundraising to purchase interactive companion animals for local seniors.

Virtual practicums

Virtual practicum
Lindsay Cline and Trisha Wuerch earned their sign language interpretation hours by virtually interpreting Lakeland's American Sign ​Language and ​Deaf Culture online classes.
 
 

Seeing social services first hand

  

Human services students worked in groups to support a cause by creating an idea, pitching it to a panel of experts and bringing their idea to life.

 

The power of starting over

Angela Smith
After injuries ended her career, Angela Smith reinvented herself at Lakeland College.

Alumni spotlight

Courtnee Coolidge
This Lakeland esthetician and university transfer alumna's creative flair led her to top honours at the Best of the Prairies competition.
 
 
 

Best of both worlds

Lakeland performing arts alumnus Justin Marmulak is combining his love of the arts with his flair for business.

 
 

Finding a career in the trades

 

Pam Brodbin found a career with a future after enrolling in Lakeland's parts technician apprenticeship program.


Message from our president

Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart

Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart discusses Lakeland's response to COVID-19, budgetary challenges, a new policy about dogs on campus and convocation in her new column.

 

Miss being on campus? Get your Lakeland fill by watching our new videos!

Programs

Virtual tours
Student presentations
 
Check out our thank you video for our incredible donors that we shared at our Donor Appreciation Celebration in Vermilion on March 10.
 
For more Lakeland content, join us for Live with Lakeland, an interactive webinar hosted by our recruitment team, on May 27.

 

 

Rustlers Recap

Brianne Hergott and Matt Peck were named female and male athlete of the year at the Rustlers' 2019-20 Athletic Awards Night, held remotely on April 7.
 
Jenay Varga was honoured as the 2019-20 ACAC Rookie of the Year.
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