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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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(Oct 17) AGILITY Idea Shop Room Opening & Donor Recognition Ceremony

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Event Details Date: October 17, 2016 Time: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (networking and tours to follow) Location: Markin Hall Atrium Cost: Free   Please join AGILITY on October 17, 2016, as we open the AGILITY Idea Shop and thank our generous donor, Mr. Bruce McKillop! Located in Markin Hall M2039, the AGILITY Idea Shop is the latest Innovation Zone to be developed at the University of Lethbridge. The room is open to all students on campus, benefiting them by creating a collaborative environment with access to tools to explore and express new, innovative ideas. The official ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. where you will hear from U of L Vice Provost and Associate VP Academic, Dr. Lesley Brown, and AGILITY Program Manager, Tyler Heaton, as we unveil the room and recognize local Lethbridge entrepreneur, Bruce McKillop, for his support in bringing this space to…

Opportunity South Conference and Business Expo (Oct 13 and 14)

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Are you a student and want to attend Opportunity South? Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend for free! AGILITY is sending up to eight (8) students to both days of the conference to connect with top employers and local business leaders. You will learn key lessons of innovation and diversification from a Dragon & Beer Baroness, Uber, Alberta’s Economist, and other key influencers. To reserve your ticket, please email Reed Pisony, AGILITY Program Coordinator, at reed.pisony@uleth.ca, with the following information by October 5, 2016: Name Year of Study Major and/or area of interest A brief statement on what you hope to achieve by attending this conference Tickets for the conference are valued at $250.00 CAD. Don’t miss out on your chance to connect with the top business and innovation leaders in the Lethbridge area! For more information about Opportunity South, please visit the Lethbridge Chamber Website.  

Virtual Reality Demos

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AGILITY will be demonstrating amazing VR experiences produced by Félix and Paul Studios, Within, and more. All of the experiences are free, 10 minute, single user films, drop-ins welcome. To specifically reserve a date and time that works best for you, please email Reed Pisony, AGILITY Program Coordinator, at reed.pisony@uleth.ca. September 2016 Our feature experience this month includes:Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s National Parks: the first ever VR experience featuring a sitting President, will transport viewers to Yosemite National Park as President Obama and his family explore El Capitan, the Cathedral Rocks, Mariposa Grove, and other iconic views. Demo Dates: September 7th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 8th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 13th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. September 14th , 11 .m. to 12:30 p.m. Every month we will be showcasing a new experience. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on…

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…

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