Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

SACPA ,
Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:00 PM
Zoom

SACPA will hold the Annual General Meeting on Thursday June 23, 2022 from Noon to 1:00 pm via zoom. Please register at info@sacpa.

What are the Possibilities and Challenges of Virtual and …

What are the Possibilities and Challenges of Virtual and Augmented Reality?

Michael McCready ,
Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

People increasingly spend a lot of time looking at screens and particularly so during these past two years of the Covid pandemic.

Colonialism and COVID-19: The Effect of Public Health and …

Colonialism and COVID-19: The Effect of Public Health and Anti-maskers on Vulnerable Populations

Kathleen Mah ,
Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Kathleen hopes to illuminate the ongoing colonial agenda and its extension into COVID-19 and public health relations. Particularly, she will focus on how anti-mask groups- who refer to themselves as Freedom Fighters have interacted with formal institutions like public health, and vice versa, to create expendable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How are Albertans likely to be Affected by the recent UCP …

How are Albertans likely to be Affected by the recent UCP Leadership Review?

Dr. Duane Bratt , Political science Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University
Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The United Conservative Party (UCP) members voted by mail-in ballots from April 9 to May 11 whether or not they have confidence in their leader and on May 18, 2022, the result was scheduled to be announced.

The Difficult Journey out of Afghanistan after the Taliban …

The Difficult Journey out of Afghanistan after the Taliban Takeover

Mahdi and Jennel Taheri ,
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Mahdi will share his journey crossing the gate as Afghanistan fell and the events leading up to it. He will also cover current events, what to believe and what not to believe as well as his process times and integration into first, the United States and now into Canada.

Canadian Red Cross – An Overview and Update on Current …

Canadian Red Cross – An Overview and Update on Current Responses

Mark Holzer ,
Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The Canadian Red Cross has played a significant role in Canadian society for over 120 years, helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supporting communities in strengthening their resilience.

Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine in 2022? The Historical and …

Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine in 2022? The Historical and Contemporary Causes of the War

Dr. Chris Burton , Associate Professor of History
Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed forces that for weeks had been gathering along their border.

“Access Block” What is it and what are the challenges facing …

“Access Block” What is it and what are the challenges facing the Alberta Health Care System?

Dr. Paul Park , MD, FRCPC
Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The speaker will define and provide examples of “Access Block” within our Health Care system, and discuss what it means for patients and patient outcomes.

Pandemics: Community-based responses to HIV, AIDs and …

Pandemics: Community-based responses to HIV, AIDs and COVID-19

Stephen Lewis Foundation ,
Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The Stephen Lewis Foundation will share how their community-based partners in South Africa are safeguarding the years of progress made in the fight against HIV and AIDs while battling the challenges of COVID-19.

Human Trafficking – Hidden in Plain Sight

Human Trafficking – Hidden in Plain Sight

Jessica Brandon , Director of Programs for the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT) Alberta
Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

ACT Alberta provides training and education on human trafficking to service providers and stakeholders throughout the province. Incidents of human trafficking often happen in plain sight, yet may go unnoticed due to lack of citizen understanding and information.

Bees and Society: What issues are affecting bees, how can we …

Bees and Society: What issues are affecting bees, how can we help them, and what role do they play in Alberta?

Shelley Hoover ,
Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Bees and beekeepers face many challenges. The Speaker will discuss what a bee is, which bees are introduced, and which groups are indigenous to Alberta, ongoing threats to bee populations, the benefits of bees to society, bee regulations and policy, and how bees are going global.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - What are the Possibilities and …

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - What are the Possibilities and Challenges of Virtual and Augmented Reality?

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID. People increasingly spend a lot of time looking at screens and particularly so during these past two years of the Covid pandemic.

Can AIMCo be Fixed/Saved? Are 500,000 Albertans and their …

Can AIMCo be Fixed/Saved? Are 500,000 Albertans and their Families in Jeopardy with AIMCo?

Robert L. (Bob) Ascah , Ph.D. Research Fellow, The Parkland Institute
Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is one of the most important Crown corporations operating in the province. It was, until recent controversies, perhaps the least known and understood of Alberta’s provincial agencies.

As Demographics change, will Canada’s Pension Plan (CPP) be …

As Demographics change, will Canada’s Pension Plan (CPP) be Sustainable?

Jeffrey Hodgson ,
Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The CPP came into effect on January 1, 1966 and applied to all provinces and territories except Quebec, where the separate but similar QPP was established in the same year.

The Alberta Irrigation Modernization Program

The Alberta Irrigation Modernization Program

Richard Phillips , chair of Irrigating Alberta Inc
Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The development of large irrigation projects in Southern Alberta over 100 years ago brought secure water supplies to a previously arid landscape, establishing irrigation as an integral part of our society and environment.

Is Storytelling a Means to Reveal Racism in the Daily …

Is Storytelling a Means to Reveal Racism in the Daily Experiences of People of Colour?

Ibrahim Turay , full-time faculty in the School of Justice Studies at Lethbridge College
Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Race is a central concept in the subordination of Black people in Canada and the United States (U.S.). Yet, race has not always been considered to be a vital research variable in studies in North America.

The Fight to End Australian Coal Mining

The Fight to End Australian Coal Mining

Dr Moira Williams ,
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Australia is obsessed with coal. The current Prime Minister held up a lump of coal in Parliament and told Australians not to be afraid.

The Family Medicine Crisis in Lethbridge What are the Causes …

The Family Medicine Crisis in Lethbridge What are the Causes & Implications for the Citizens of Lethbridge?

Dr. Samuel deWalle , Family Physician
Thursday, February 24, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Citizens of Southern Alberta have been suffering through crises of different sorts over the past several years. Congruent with the Covid-19 pandemic has been a gradual but persisting loss of Family Physicians in the city of Lethbridge, and with them the loss of access to Primary Care.

Democracy, Freedoms and Responsibilities: How are they …

Democracy, Freedoms and Responsibilities: How are they Intertwined?

Tad Mitsui ,
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube LiveStream

People who oppose mandatory masking, Covid vaccinations and mandates as a violation of basic human rights and freedoms need to be reminded that the flip side of freedom is responsibility.

The Climate Emergency and the Future of Fossil Fuels

The Climate Emergency and the Future of Fossil Fuels

Tzeporah Berman , International Program Director at Stand.earth
Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Having recently returned from COP26 Tzeporah will reflect on whether the climate negotiations were a breakthrough or a disappointment and discuss how the emergence of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance of countries and the proposed Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty Initiative relate to the future of oil and gas in Alberta and Canada.

Not Alone – Men's experiences of domestic abuse

Not Alone – Men's experiences of domestic abuse

Stefan de Villiers , coordinator of the male domestic abuse outreach program (MDAOP)
Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Since 2006, the Calgary Counselling Centre has overseen a unique program, the Male Domestic Abuse Outreach Program (MDAOP), delivering services to men who have been impacted by family violence.

Domestic Abuse – A shift in perspective

Domestic Abuse – A shift in perspective

Nara Fedozzi , registered Social Worker
Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:00 PM
Youtube Livestream

According to Stats Canada - Family Violence in Canada - a statistical profile in 2019, there were 107,810 victims of police-reported intimate partner violence in 2019, up from 99,000 in 2018.

Water Competition and Conflict

Water Competition and Conflict

Dena McMartin , faculty member, and Vice-President of Research at the University of Lethbridge
Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Many regions in the Canadian Prairies and American Midwest are managing declining water resources, lower snowfall volumes and less predictable precipitation events.

Farming Humans

Farming Humans

Larry Elford ,
Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The speaker will account for his experiences during and after a two-decade financial career, and what he learned during the research and writing of his second book “Farming Humans”.

What did we Learn in Afghanistan?

What did we Learn in Afghanistan?

Preston Crow Chief , Sergeant
Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

This past year, Canada, along with other allies, left Afghanistan after the Taliban overran Kabul and other major centers of that country.

Covid, Chaos and Christmas!

Covid, Chaos and Christmas!

Linda Hancock , Phd
Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The season that suggests we should have joy, peace and love can often instead be filled with busyness, financial demands and feelings of being overwhelmed.

Kindness to Others – A Perspective on the Addiction Crisis …

Kindness to Others – A Perspective on the Addiction Crisis in Lethbridge

Alvin Mills ,
Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

There are many opinions on what is best practice when it comes to dealing with the serious addiction crises that is prevalent in today’s society and certainly Lethbridge is no exception.

Feeling the squeeze: Provincial cuts, Municipal impacts

Feeling the squeeze: Provincial cuts, Municipal impacts

Jacqueline Peterson , PhD
Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Municipal services are critical for our quality of life. However, the decisions facing local governments are heavily shaped by provincial policy.

Are you a senior who is feeling lonely? Would you like …

Are you a senior who is feeling lonely? Would you like someone to keep in touch?

Connie-Marie Riedlhuber , Keep in Touch Senior’s Coordinator with Volunteer Lethbridge
Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

For many elderly folks, a call from a friend or an acquaintance once or twice a week can make a big difference in how they feel.

An Exodus of Young People: Is this Alberta’s Future?

An Exodus of Young People: Is this Alberta’s Future?

David J Finch , Senior Fellow at the Institute for Community Prosperity
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Today, a community’s prosperity is linked to its ability to attract, retain, develop and mobilize talent. The future prosperity of Alberta is undoubtedly centered on people.

Insights on Ecological Effects of Coal Development in the …

Insights on Ecological Effects of Coal Development in the Eastern Slopes

Lorne Fitch , Professional Biologist
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Five retired provincial Fish and Wildlife biologists provided a submission to the Coal Policy Committee earlier this year (Insights on Coal Development from Five Retired Fish and Wildlife Biologists).

Can Solar Energy Breathe new life into Abandoned Oil Well …

Can Solar Energy Breathe new life into Abandoned Oil Well Sites?

Keith Hirsche ,
Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Alberta has 170,000 plus inactive and abandoned oil wells and over 3000 orphan wells that have been abandoned by failed companies.

Alberta's 2021 Municipal Elections: Did Partisan Politics …

Alberta's 2021 Municipal Elections: Did Partisan Politics Influence the Results?

Barry Morishita ,
Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

In addition to the municipal and Senate candidate elections, two referendum questions were added by the Alberta Government to the 2021 Municipal Elections: (1) Should section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 – Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments – be removed from the constitution?

Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Aquaponics

Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Aquaponics

Michael Lavorato ,
Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Food security and sustainable agriculture are top of mind given the challenges of climate change. The speaker will talk about a new aquaponics project happening in southern Alberta to tackle food security and climate change.

Student Affordability and Feed or Famine Food Drive

Student Affordability and Feed or Famine Food Drive

Amy Mendenhall , Vice President Student Affairs
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

The past two years have been exceptionally challenging for all Alberta Post-Secondary students, and the Student body at the University of Lethbridge has been no exception.

Government’s plan for rural medicine: Do Not Resuscitate?

Government’s plan for rural medicine: Do Not Resuscitate?

Sam Myhr , Rural Medicine President for the Alberta Medical Association
Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

Sustaining medical services in smaller communities is challenging at the best of times. Doctors have been working without an agreement for almost two years, and the unstable relationship with our government has made it nearly impossible to recruit and retain physicians to rural areas.

The 2021 Canadian Federal Election: Did the Results Justify …

The 2021 Canadian Federal Election: Did the Results Justify Calling It?

Dr. Melanee Thomas , Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The Liberal Party retained power in a close-run 2019 federal election where the Liberals won 157 seats and 33% of the popular vote, enough to form a minority government.

Municipal Elections 2021: What Will Determine the Outcome?

Municipal Elections 2021: What Will Determine the Outcome?

Maria Fitzpatrick ,
Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

Lethbridge’s 2021 Municipal Elections has the potential to be very interesting. For sure, the City will have a new Mayor and several fresh faces on Council.

Navigating the Fourth Wave of Covid-19 and Beyond

Navigating the Fourth Wave of Covid-19 and Beyond

Dr. Jason Kindrachuk PhD , Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a historic public health crisis that has had drastic and long-lasting effects on global health and the economy.

FEDERAL ELECTION FORUM WITH LETHBRIDGE CANDIDATES

FEDERAL ELECTION FORUM WITH LETHBRIDGE CANDIDATES

Federal Election Candidates ,
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:00 PM
Facebook Livestream

Here is your opportunity to hear Lethbridge Federal Candidates provide their perspective and platforms in their bid to represent Lethbridge and area constituents as a Member of Parliament.

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses …

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses strictly about Money?

Danielle Larivee , First Vice-President of UNA
Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

Alberta Health Services (AHS) (the Alberta Government) are demanding across-the-board pay cuts of 3 percent, plus additional monetary cuts that would raise the cost of the rollbacks to an average 5 percent in their negotiations with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) members who have already endured six years of zero percent increases.

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses …

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses strictly about Money?

Danielle Larivee , First Vice-President of UNA
Thursday, September 9, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

Alberta Health Services (AHS) (the Alberta Government) are demanding across-the-board pay cuts of 3 percent, plus additional monetary cuts that would raise the cost of the rollbacks to an average 5 percent in their negotiations with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) members who have already endured six years of zero percent increases.

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Members of the SACPA Board ,
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Zoom

Approval of Agenda and appointment of Secretary Adoption and discussion of Minutes – June 22, 2020 Annual Reports: Chairperson Finance Committee & Treasurer’s Report and Budget for 2021-2022

An Educator’s Perspective on Alberta’s Proposed Draft …

An Educator’s Perspective on Alberta’s Proposed Draft Curriculum

Ken Rogers and Kelly Frewin ,
Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

Educators know all curricula need timely revision and many are concerned about the most recent draft K-6 curriculum proposed by the government of Alberta.

The Deadly Effects of Residential Schools in Canada: How is …

The Deadly Effects of Residential Schools in Canada: How is that Remediable?

Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox and Elder Keith Chief Moon ,
Monday, June 21, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

At least 150,000 Indigenous youths were forced into Indian Residential Schools (IRS) between the 1870s and 1990s. They were run by Canadian/Provincial governments and religious authorities.

“Immigration Matters” Why Canada supports immigration?

“Immigration Matters” Why Canada supports immigration?

Najib Mangal , Manager of Community Connections and Employment programs at Immigrant Services of Lethbridge Family Services
Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

In October 2020, the Federal Government announced its 2021-2022 Immigration Level Plan. The government is hoping to bring a targeted 1.

Is Harm Reduction and Empathy the Main Pillars when Battling …

Is Harm Reduction and Empathy the Main Pillars when Battling Drug Dependency?

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers , Physician
Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

While painkilling medicine has been around for a very long time, Fentanyl is a powerful addictive opioid painkiller, the use of which has caused an increasing public health threat in Canada and elsewhere.

Alberta allows for Public Participation in Resource …

Alberta allows for Public Participation in Resource Development, but what are the Parameters and who are deemed Stakeholders?

Shaun Fluker , Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

Public participation is widely considered to be an essential component of any legitimate exercise of state power over resource development and environmental decision-making.

“Alberta’s War Room” and the “Steve Allan Inquiry”: Worth …

“Alberta’s War Room” and the “Steve Allan Inquiry”: Worth the Money or Millions Wasted?

Markham Hislop , Energy journalist
Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

After Jason Kenney became Premier of Alberta on April 30, 2019, he followed through on his campaign promise and set in motion the “energy war room” or the Canadian Energy Centre CEC) as it was named when launched in Dec 2019.

Are severe Funding Cuts to U of L and Lethbridge College …

Are severe Funding Cuts to U of L and Lethbridge College likely to have both Short and Long-Term Consequences for the Lethbridge Economy?

Cyndi Vos , CEO of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

Over the past two years, tenths of millions of public education dollars have been cut from Lethbridge’s two post-secondary institutions budgets, resulting initially in hundreds of directly lost jobs and as well, hefty increases in tuition for students.

What does an Independent Case Study of the Alberta Energy …

What does an Independent Case Study of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Coal Mining Regulations tell us?

Mandy L. Olsgard , M.Sc., P. Bio. Principal, Sr. Toxicologist/ Risk Assessor
Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

The Grassy Mountain Open-Pit Coal Mine proposed by Benga Mining Ltd., (Riversdale) in the Crowsnest Pass has raised questions and concerns about the regulatory process in Alberta, such as the transparency, independent decision-making, and enforcement capacity of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).

With the UCP Government running behind NDP in the Polls …

With the UCP Government running behind NDP in the Polls halfway through its Mandate, what can they do to re-earn the trust of Albertans?

Dr. Duane Bratt , Political science Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

Following their convincing election victory April 16, 2019, Alberta’s UCP Government led by Jason Kenney, has seen a steady decline in their support from Alberta voters, particularly in Calgary and some urban centers, where the opposition NDP and other parties have made gains according to the latest polls.