Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart share a rendering of the renovated WHT Mead Animal Science Centre. They’re joined by agricultural sciences students TJ Gonsalves (front row left) and Rianne Harrish (front row right) as well as Lakeland’s board chair Scott Webb, Garth Rowswell, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright, and Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education (back row from left). Photo submitted Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Advanc
Lakeland College Alumni Hall. Photo Elaina John Lakeland College is returning in the fall with a blended learning experience.
Due to COVID-19, the college has revised occupancy loads and have various measures in place to ensure social distancing guidelines are met. Classrooms will have fewer students with desks and work areas spaced out according to the six-foot government recommendation, with plexiglass barriers directional guides in high traffic areas. As well, Lakeland Co
Firefighting program scheduling at Lakeland College has looked a little different this year.
The basic firefighting program began in March, and two weeks into the program, COVID-19 changed everything. Swiftly, the college set up an online learning environment for fire school students, but the program was still eventually cancelled, as was the various other emergency services programs Lakeland College typically runs throughout the summer.
With things in the province slowly r
Don Henry, 2014. Photo Vermilion Voice After 38 years, community member Don Henry is retiring from his job at Lakeland College.
Henry spent most of his time (36 years) at the college teaching heavy duty and automotive mechanics.
“I will miss the students the most, along with my fellow instructors, I will miss the team work,” Henry states, “When you only have eight weeks to finish a programme there is a lot of pressure. It was fun.” He also spent two years in the College’s
Hundreds of students visited Lakeland College as they held an Open House at both Lloydminster and Vermilion campuses on October 25 - 26. Prospective students had the opportunity to tour the college and experience demonstrations at the farm, in different trades, and at the Emergency Training Centre. “The students have been really engaged! Some have never welded or even seen it, and others wanted to see the facilities and program options,” said Instructor Doug Ewing during a ha
The Lakeland College Rodeo Team hosted the annual Saddlebronc/Bareback School at Lakeland College in Vermilion on October 25 - 27.
Participants had the opportunity to learn from the best with instructors being CFR Champions and NFR qualifiers, Dusty Hausauer, Layton Green, and Jake Vold. Sixteen saddle bronc riders and five bareback riders practiced on spur boards, and learned the basics of proper chute procedure. They also had the opportunity to practice the fundamentals o
Lakeland College hosted the Head Of Vermilion Rowing Competition on September 28, at the Vermilion Provincial Park.
Held every three years, Lakeland College students welcomed participants from the University of Alberta and Edmonton Rowing Club. Approximately 50 rowers competed in classes of doubles, quads, fours, and eights. The three and a half kilometre head race had timed starts and offered a good experience for several novice rowers.
Jenny McGuinness, Head Coach of the
From left, Mini Freeman and Goota Desmarais at the HOT 6 Talks in Vermilion on May 22. Photos Angela Mouly As a way to share Indigenous awareness, Lakeland College hosted HOT 6 Talks on May 22, as part of their ‘Meet the Inuit’ Spring Gathering which continued throughout the week.
In collaboration with the Heart of Treaty 6 Reconciliation, the Learning Network of Alberta, and Lakeland College, the session included Inuit, Metis, and First Nations presenters and performers. T
Lakeland College hosted satellite events in Vermilion and Lloydminster on April 23, allowing people the opportunity to find out more about the future of technology around the world.
Alice Wainwright-Stewart, Lakeland College President and CEO said that speaker, Dr. Taddy Blecher, shared concrete information about what they are doing in South Africa.
“They are rethinking the current education system and setting up a learning environment based on the development of the whol
Lakeland College will be hosting satellite locations in Lloydminster and Vermilion for the Singularity U Canada Summit on April 23, from 9 am – 6 p.m.
The Allan Markin Room in Lloydminster, and Alumni Hall AH 214 in Vermilion will host live stream events for a global think tank discussing technology in various industries. Lakeland College is thrilled to offer this free event to the community, as well as their staff and students.
“The uncertainty of technology can overwhel
Lakeland College research, commercial, and purebred teams highlighted their year’s work as they hosted a beef show and sale on March 22.
Having worked as part of the Student Managed Farm (SMF) powered by New Holland, research student Setlic Bishop said, “SMF represents an extensive commercial herd in the area, and our overall experience included learning about different grazing strategies and research trials.”
The research team sold five bred heifers with residual feed inta
Approximately 50 people gathered for the first Big Green Ideas seminar on renewable energy; hosted by Lakeland College Vermilion on March 20.
Dean of Environmental Sciences Mal Dissanayke, Renewable Energy & Conservation Program Head & Instructor Robert Baron, and Chair of Environmental Sciences James Woodhouse coordinated the event to build exposure and awareness of renewable energy in Alberta.
Main topics included how businesses are changing or expanding and how the ene
Lakeland College’s hosted the Little Royal Rodeo in combination with Information Sessions from March 8 – 10 in Vermilion.
Prospective students and their families were thrilled to see first-hand the opportunities available through Human Services, Interior Design, Trades, as well as Agricultural and Environmental Science programs. Staff provided helpful hints, and people had the opportunity to ask current students questions about their experiences. Other Information Sessions w
Left, Lakeland College student, Hannah Musterer, who presented at the 1st ever LC Environmental Management Conference in Vermilion on February 26. Right, M.SC, B.SC. HONS. Mara Erikson who was a plenary speaker sharing about the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance at the 1st ever LC Environmental Management Conference in Vermilion. Lakeland College (LC) held their 1st Annual Environmental Management Conference at the Vermilion Regional Centre on February 26.
From left, Shaylyn McDougall and Rebecca Watling on February 15. Photo Angela Mouly Lakeland College students will be hosting a Treats For Treatment fundraiser from March 8 - March 29 in order to fund a treatment bed at Thorpe Recovery Centre (TRC).
Rebecca Watling from Wainwright, and a Child and Youth Care student at Lakeland College in Vermilion, spent time working at Thorpe in the past.
“We were lucky to have Rebecca work with us, and while she was here she discovered
Dale Woodward hosted the annual Saddlebronc/Bareback School at Lakeland College in Vermilion on October 26 - 28.
“Rodeo needs horse riders, and this school is an effort to keep helping the younger generation of high school and college students. By the end of the weekend, you won’t be able to wipe the smile off the kids’ faces because of what they have all learned,” said Woodward who was a stock contractor for 34 years.
Participants had the opportunity to learn from the be
Left: From left, Alexis Wowk and Chelsea Hinton from Mannville enjoyed the Lakeland College Open House in Vermilion On October 19. Middle: Dustin Pinder from Elk Point during the trades demonstrations at Lakeland College Vermilion. Right: From left, Ryder Curry and Cst. Annick Carignan at the Lakeland College Career Fair on October 19. Photos Angela Mouly Hundreds of students visited Lakeland College as they held an Open House at both Lloydminster and Vermilion campuses on O
Second-year AHT student Haylie-Ann LaFrance (center) cuts the ribbon to open Lakeland College’s new Animal Health Clinic on Friday, Sept. 7. LaFrance is joined by (L-R)
Elaine Suddaby, AHT program head; Josie Van Lent, dean of Lakeland’s School of Agricultural Sciences; Dr. Richard Starke, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster; Bryan Perkins,
interim chair of Lakeland’s Board of Governors; Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO of Lakeland College; Jamie Curran, assistant
Lakeland College held their 3rd Annual Feast on the Farm fundraising for student-managed learning and leadership opportunities in Vermilion on August 18.
Area dignitaries included Vermilion Mayor Caroline McAuley, Vermilion-Lloydminster MLA Dr. Richard Starke, County of Vermilion River Reeve Dale Swyripa, and Lloydminster Mayor Gerald Aalbers.
Emcee, Matt Peck from Australia, who studied an accounting major at the Lloydminster campus and said, “Lakeland College gave me th
‘Indian Horse’ movie poster. Photo submitted Lakeland College Vermilion will be offering two screenings of the Clint Eastwood film, ‘Indian Horse’ at the Alumni Theatre on June 19, at 12:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
The screenings are part of Lakeland College’ Reconciliation Speaker Series, and an opening prayer and short presentation will precede each screening.
According to www.cbc.ca, the film tells the story of a young Ojibwe boy who is torn from his family and forced into a