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August 20, 2012
Don’t miss the Rural Linkages Conference!

How do safe and healthy communities relate to quality of life, challenges and gaps in rural human service provision, vibrant communities, and service deficits? These and other questions will be explored through presentations that showcase communities, human services, education, research, and professional practice in rural...

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August 8, 2012
New Wheat and Oat Commissions Benefit Producers

The Government of Alberta is supporting producer requests to establish two new commissions to help build a stronger, more competitive provincial grain industry. The Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Oat Growers Commission, formed through regulations approved under the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act,...

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July 30, 2012
Alberta Government Ministers launch Healthy U app at Keyano

Any successful program is grounded in strong partnerships – that was the message brought forth by the Alberta Government’s Ministers Rodney and Denis as they launched the Healthy U app at Keyano’s Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre today. Associate Minister of Wellness Health Dave...

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July 26, 2012
Olds College to Offer Enhanced Educational Offerings within Aboriginal and Rural Communities

The signing of a new agreement between Olds College and Credenda will offer educational opportunities for surrounding aboriginal and rural based northern Alberta communities. Starting September 2012, the Business Administration Diploma will be available online to Credenda students and is an example of the...

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July 24, 2012
Lethbridge College is up for The Challenge

In its continued effort towards achieving a “greener” campus, Lethbridge College has pledged $250,000 toward the Billion Dollar Green Challenge (The Challenge).   The Challenge encourages post-secondary institutions to join together and invest a combined total of $1 billion dollars in self-managed revolving funds...

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July 16, 2012
Portage College soon to open Pipeline Training Centre

First of its kind in Alberta Portage College is once again expanding, and will soon open the first Pipeline Training Centre in Alberta. The Pipeline Training Centre will coexist with the heavy Equipment Training Centre at Portage College’s newest Campus in Boyle, Alberta. Synergies...

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July 12, 2012
Launch of Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

Part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012, the Government of Canada has launched the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). This two year national program will invest $150 million to rehabilitation and improve existing community infrastructure across Canada, with over $46 million being invested to Western...

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July 3, 2012
New Funding to “CREATE” More Research Career Opportunities for U of L Students

University of Lethbridge students will benefit from a new training program recently announced by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Over the next six years, the federal government, through NSERC, will invest more than $1.65 million at the University...

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June 27, 2012
RDC Support Staff Association creates a $230,000 endowment

Red Deer, June 26, 2012 – The former Red Deer College Support Staff Association has created a $230,000 endowment fund for deserving RDC students. In 2011, the RDC Support Staff Association joined the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE). This left the former Association...

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June 18, 2012
SAIT Polytechnic addresses labour shortage with blended education

SAIT Polytechnic’s blended learning program for apprentices is moving out of pilot stage into regular programming as the province looks at ways to address the looming worker shortage. Alberta’s new Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education, the Honourable Stephen Khan, made the announcement at SAIT...

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