By Lethbridge Herald on February 4, 2015.
A collaborative space used by students and faculty to incubate ideas will be included in Lethbridge Collegeâ€™s new trades and technologies facility, thanks to a $100,000 gift from The McCain Foundation, the college announced today.
â€œThe McCain Foundation recognizes the vital role that education plays in contributing to the quality of life of families and individuals who live and work in communities across the country,â€ said The McCain Foundation chair Linda McCain. â€œWe are pleased to support the new facility and are confident that it will enhance the reputation of Lethbridge College as a leader in trades and technologies education in this province.â€
The McCain Foundation Simulation Collaboratory will be located in the collegeâ€™s new facility. It will be a space shared across the college community and support programs through a variety of resources and activities. Students and staff will undertake initiatives that will respond to the collegeâ€™s mission, the learning needs of students, staff, faculty, and to community and industry-specific issues. As the college works toward leading and transforming education in Alberta, the simulation collaboratory will help Lethbridge College inspire and facilitate learning to meet economic and social needs.
â€œThe college community is so appreciative of the generous gift from The McCain Foundation and the opportunities it will provide us,â€ said Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns. â€œWhile oriented to trades and technologies activities, this simulation collaboratory will support all of Lethbridge Collegeâ€™s programs in innovative ways.â€
For a complete story on todayâ€™s announcement, please see tomorrowâ€™s print edition of The Herald.