By Caroline Zentner — Southern Alberta Newspapers

Students in Alberta should have an education system that’s flexible, engaging and respectful of all.

It might be a nice (but likely windy) day to be outside Thursday, but for the more than 60 people scheduled to jump into an ice-cube-filled pool of freezing water, not so much.

The University of Lethbridge’s International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) team is the top team in Canada, and has made it to the top  eight per cent of all teams entered at the International Genetically Engineered Machines competition in Boston, Massachusetts, which wrapped up Nov. 7.

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 08:00

It’s teachers for turkeys time in Coaldale

More than a dozen staff at Kate Andrews High School have signed up to the KA Teachers for Turkeys Weight Loss Challenge, a unique fundraiser that will support the Coaldale Food Bank’s provision of Christmas food hampers.

Researchers at the University of Lethbridge and several partner organizations are establishing a unique collaborative centre to research  issues relating to urban aboriginal communities in Alberta and Canada.

Thursday, 13 October 2011 11:51

Seed Survivor a major hit in Picture Butte

By Jamie Woodford
Picture Butte
Students at Picture Butte’s Dorothy Dalgliesh Elementary School received an educational treat when Agrium’s Seed Survivor mobile display rolled into town Sept. 29.

Submitted by Palliser Regional Schools
Iron Springs
The start of a new school year always begins with optimism and promise, but this year that is especially true at Huntsville School in Iron Springs.
This will be the first year the school staff will implement its English as a Second Language Intervention Program, a school-developed approach aimed at improving learning for all students.

The  University of Lethbridge 2011 Fall Convocation ceremony takes place Oct. 15 in the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness beginning at 10 a.m.


A new policy at the University of Saskatchewan puts Alberta students on a level playing field with their Canadian counterparts when applying for undergraduate admission.


Coming on the heels of a $5.6 million announcement for facility upgrades, Advanced Education and Technology Minister Greg Weadick’s surprise announcement  on Sept. 16 that the University of Lethbridge will receive $2.3 million to start the development process for a long-awaited science complex was, according to Dr. Mike Mahon, the U of L’s President, a great way to start the weekend.

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