Where the entrepreneurial spirit soars.


Where ideas create a new reality.


Where the innovations of tomorrow begin today.

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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(Oct 21) Design Thinking Workshop

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Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 Time: 9am-12pm Location:L1126 (Teaching Centre) In this fast paced, hands-on workshop facilitated by Adriane MacDonald, participants will gain experience with the design process and design thinking (NO PREVIOUS DESIGN EXPERIENCE REQUIRED). They will be asked to use design principles to identify practical and innovative solutions to a problem. This will include having participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution for their partner. We’ll provide all the resources you will need to be successful, so just bring yourself and have fun! Through this experience, we hope you will take away some of the basic principles and apply design thinking to solve challenges that you may face in school, work, and life. This workshop is free, but limited to 14 participants. Register today to save your spot! More about Design Thinking Design thinking is a problem-solving approach with the assumption that anything is possible!…

(Oct 20) Entrepreneurship Discover Program

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Do you have a business idea but are unsure where to begin? Develop your idea for a chance to win a cash prize! Everyone is invited to join the free, four-month Entrepreneurship Discover Program. Participants in this program will: Receive quality training from Innovate Calgary. Get mentoring advice from serial entrepreneurs. Compete for a cash prize by developing your business idea. Meet other entrepreneurs. To take part in this exciting program, you must attend a mandatory information session on Thursday Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon, located in room IB 2144 (inside the Instructional Building on the campus of Lethbridge College). This session will give you the additional information you need before committing to this intensive program.   For more information please contact: Christine Picken Lethbridge College Center for Applied Research and Innovation TE1220 Email: christine.picken@lethbridgecollege.ca 403-320-3202 ext. 5787

(Deadline: Nov 1) Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture

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AGILITY serves students in all disciplines and faculties, with a focus on providing students with resources to enable transformative and innovative research with cultural, social and economic benefits for Alberta and beyond. One such support is the Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture. The Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture are for qualified continuing undergraduate students with current involvement in agriculture or agribusiness or an interest in innovation and/or entrepreneurship related to agriculture or agribusiness.  Applicants are invited to submit the paper application in addition to one of the following options: A one page description of their current involvement in activities related to agriculture (e.g. Junior Achievement, Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Community Futures, 4-H, self-initiated, family business, etc) A proposal for a project or research in an entrepreneurial endeavour or innovative development in agriculture or agribusiness. The Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture are valued at $1,500 each. Up to five scholarships will be…

(Nov 1 and 2) Concept Development, Business Planning and Fundraising – Can You Turn Your Idea Into a Startup?

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Concept Development, Business Planning and Fundraising – Can you Turn your Idea into a Startup?   Have you ever had an idea for a product, service or app that you thought could add value to peoples’ lives?  Have you ever wanted to take a concept from the whiteboard and transform it into a startup? Do you have a startup idea that you are trying to move forward but not sure about how to raise angel or seed capital?   Come learn and get your questions answered in this highly engaging and interactive AGILITY IDEA SHOP workshop with Anil Pereira, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive and   advisor to a number of high-growth startup companies.   Participation is limited to 8 Uleth students per session. All sessions contain the same content, register for only one.   Location: AGILITY Idea Shop (M2039) Cost: Free Workshop times and RSVP are as follows: 

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