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Lethbridge College receives federal funding for new Technology Access Centre

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Lethbridge College has received one of the most significant applied research grants in its history.

On Tuesday, the local post-secondary institution was awarded one of six new Technology Access Centres by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

The $1.75 million, five-year renewable grant will be used to create the Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre which will help farmers, growers, and food processors across the country.

Lethbridge College President and CEO, Dr. Paula Burns says the announcement is “extremely significant and welcome news.”

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She says “it signifies to Canada’s agriculture industry that we are here to support their needs and find solutions to the challenges they face.”

The centre will offer ag industry clients access to applied research and development, technical services and consulting as well as training and education.

Focus will be on the college’s core research areas of aquaculture, crop production and wet processing.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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