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November 2015


Shape the AGILITY Program; Student Feedback Survey

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Are you an innovative thinker? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Have you ever had an idea that could lead to a new venture, a new business, or that might even make the world a better place? We want to hear from you! Help us shape the AGILITY program and future student opportunities, such as courses, competitions and makerspaces. Your input is valuable and necessary to help us shape the future of this program. Please complete this short survey to provide us with your feedback:   If you have any other questions, comments or ideas, please email

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Innovation in Agriculture

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The University of Lethbridge AGILITY program in partnership with Lethbridge College present: Chris Perry, President of CKP Farms Ltd. and Grow the Energy Circle Ltd. and Harold Perry, President of Perry Quest Ltd. Innovation in Agriculture   When: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Location:  Student Union Ballroom A On November 24, 2015, local agriculture enterprise owners Chris Perry and Harold Perry will be sharing their experience and insight on decreasing dependence on non-renewable resources in the agriculture sector. Discussion topics include: Generating power from waste (biodigester, base load power into the grid) and sun (microsolar generation) Advanced engineering of potato storage Driving down input costs while improving crop quality Big data in agriculture Trying new ideas on the farm – even crazy ones!

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JDC West & faculty of Management Tailgate Party

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The Faculty of Management and U of L Alumni Association are proud to be hosting an event Friday, November 13th, 2015, to support the JDC West Case Competition Team and Pronghorns Basketball Team. The ticket price is only $10 for general admission and $5 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at Price of the ticket includes: a game ticket (for both games) pizza (including gluten free) popcorn and a non-alcoholic beverage A silent auction will also be held, with proceeds to be matched by Scotiabank and used to assist the JDC West Team to attend the competition at the University of Saskatchewan in January. Come join us and support our students!  

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Gold-medal winning University of Lethbridge iGEM team may have answer for widespread agricultural problem

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For Immediate Release — Thursday, November 5, 2015   Gold-medal winning University of Lethbridge iGEM team may have answer for widespread agricultural problem   The University of Lethbridge’s incomparable iGEM program achieved a gold medal standing at iGEM 2015 recently, debuting a project that may soon eradicate a widespread agricultural problem. It was the ninth time that a U of L team participated in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston, Mass., which invites the world’s brightest university and high school students to showcase innovative new biologically-engineered systems that solve real-world challenges. Over those nine years, the University has achieved eight gold medals, more than any other Canadian team. “Given the fact that we are a small place without an engineering school, I think we’re sitting in a very good spot in terms of our performance over the years,” says Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden, chemistry and biochemistry researcher,…

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