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AGILITY: the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity

The University of Lethbridge is home to AGILITY, an experiential learning opportunity in entrepreneurship that bridges education, research and innovation. AGILITY equips students with the skills of resilience, responsiveness and adaptability to allow them to keep pace with an evolving labour market, as well as skills that will enable them to tolerate risk and thrive despite change or failure.

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The University of Lethbridge is developing a new program in innovation and entrepreneurship designed to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit. Students will learn about innovative thinking and developing ideas from renowned faculty and leaders in the business and social innovation community. They will work in a cross-disciplinary environment and will have the space, tools and mentorship to bring their ideas to life.

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From concept to reality: Charmed Playhouses

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  A local Lethbridge family is taking imagination to a whole new level by bringing to life childhood fantasies with their company, Charmed Playhouses. Husband and wife duo, Tyson and Audrey Leavitt, stumbled upon viral success after entering the market of luxury playhouses in early 2015. “It’s crazy. . . . We’re in Lethbridge, Alberta,” Leavitt told The Calgary Herald. “It’s a Prairie town, population of (about) 90,000 people, and here we’re building the most expensive and luxurious playhouses in probably all the world. “It’s one of those niche markets that no one else is really doing.” Quote from Huffington Post   Before founding Charmed Playhouses, Tyson owned three landscape-related businesses while Audrey was a Registered Nurse, fitness instructor, and stay at home mom. After consistently seeing backyards with straightforward and uninspiring swing sets, Tyson hatched the idea to design beautiful, high-quality playhouses where children can dive into their imagination while…

Alberta Farms open their arms to the public

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Are you interested in what makes farms tick? Want to see what happens behind the scenes? August 20-21, farms all across Alberta are opening their fields and shops to the public as part of Alberta Open Farm Days. Over 30 farms in Southern Alberta alone, with 8 in the Lethbridge area, will be offering tours and events. You can check out what farms are open in your area on their website http://www.albertafarmdays.com/ and plan your route.

Education Challenge Day (July 13)

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On July 13, 2016, the Faculty of Education and AGILITY will be holding the second annual Education Challenge Day. The goal of the event is to engage the creative and critical thinking skills in Faculty of Education students by solving a real-world curriculum and assessment design problem. They will present their design ideas to a panel of judges which will include: Joanne Neal:               Acting Executive Director of Programs of Study and Resources, Alberta Education Robert Wood:              Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Lethbridge Amber Darroch:          Associate Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction, Horizon School Division Dawn Burleigh:           Assistant Professor, Aboriginal Education, University of Lethbridge Rod Scott:                    Assistant Principal, Victoria Park High School   The public is invited to attend Education Challenge Day on July 13th, 2016. Activities will take place throughout the day in the Curriculum Lab located on the 11thfloor of the Library.  Presentations will be displayed for judging…

What is a Social Entrepreneur? | ChangeCreatorMag

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Written by Adam Force, Founder and CEO of Change Creator magazine app,  April 23, 2016. To read the full article, please visit: Change Creator Magazine.  The terms social entrepreneur and social entrepreneurship were used first in the literature to social change in the 1960s and 1970s. The terms became more popular in the 1980s and 1990s, promoted by Bill Drayton, the founder of Ashoka, and others such as Charles Leadbeater. Before the term gained traction, those who fit this description were outsiders or radicals that seemed to bring positive change to deprived communities single-handedly. Characterized as extremely optimistic visionaries who had infinite willpower, they use entrepreneurial skills and innovation to address significant social and/or environmental problems. Profit did not motivate this free-thinking and inspirational group. Years ago they didn’t have a name but today we call them, Social Entrepreneurs. Similar to the way business entrepreneurs change the face of business, social…

The University of Lethbridge is ideally and uniquely positioned to prepare students for life in the 21st Century. Specifically, our commitment to liberal education encourages a breadth of perspective, and fosters resilience and mental agility to enhance success in a rapidly changing world. This commitment to entrepreneurialism and innovation will provide students with the opportunity to explore self-directed jobs and careers that can serve to diversify and sustain our economy, enrich our society and assist Alberta to further develop its knowledge economy.

Dr. Lesley Brown | Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President Academic