Monthly Archives: October 2011

Minister Weadick continues on in Alberta Advanced Education

Lethbridge-West MLA Greg Weadick is continuing on as Minister of Advanced Education in Alberta in Premier Alison Redford's new cabinet. The new cabinet was sworn in at a ceremony today in Edmonton. We are excited to continue our great working relationship with Minister Weadick and look forward to rolling up our sleeves and working on

Canadian Council on Learning releases final report

The Canadian Council on Learning was an education think tank established by the federal government to look at the issues facing our education system from a national perspective and it has just released its final report. In their closing recommendations they took note of something we have also noticed here in Alberta: the glaring lack

What is the value of a degree?

Our chair Zack Moline joined University of Lethbridge President Dr. Mike Mahon and ATB Financial economist William Van't Veld on Alberta Primetime to talk about the value of a university degree in our economy. It is an interesting and timely topic, given today's uncertain economy and the Alberta's low post-secondary participation rate. Check it out

Congratulations to Alison Redford

Alison Redford has been chosen as the new leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta and the 14th Premier of Alberta after a nine month campaign to replace Ed Stelmach. Throughout her campaign she ran on a platform that included post-secondary education at its heart, calling on Alberta to become a leader in offering