New this week

September 28, 2020

Rattlers Running Club

Introducing Rattlers Running
While the Rattlers recruit student-athletes for their new cross country running team, members of the MHC community, including employees, students and alumni, are invited to participate in Rattlers Running training sessions. All that's needed is a willingness to work hard, meet new people, and have fun!

For details, contact Rattlers coach Bill Corcoran at bcocoran@mhc.ab.ca or 780.538.2369 (cell).


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Fitness Centre introduces Saturday hours   ·  Celebrating...Chuseok   ·  CS Spotlight

Fitness Centre introduces Saturday hours
The MHC Fitness Centre has added Saturday hours for the month of October on a trial basis.

  • Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday*: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (except Oct. 10)
  • Sunday: Closed

Reserve a Workout Time
The Fitness Centre is open to employees and students and workouts must be booked in advance. One hour workout slots are available throughout the day followed by a 15 minute cleaning/sanitizing period. Click here for time slots and booking information.

If you have questions, please contact Dean Studer.


Celebrating Chuseok

Celebrating...Chuseok
MHC's International Education department is shining a spotlight on celebrations from around the world! Chuseok is a mid-Autumn festival in Korea that lasts for three days. Watch for a new celebration each month!

Click here to learn more.


CS Spotlight
Start a new chapter! Check out featured online courses, now available through Continuing Studies.

Live Edge Wood Epoxy Serving Board & Coaster Class
(Starts Oct. 13)
Join Ciara Feko from WoodRocks Woodshop to learn all about live edge wood, different types of epoxy and how to use them, along with basic woodworking techniques used to make a beautiful serving board and set of 4 coasters. You will leave the class with 1 finished live edge cherry wood & epoxy serving tray 11” by 19”, 4 wood and epoxy coasters and the skills to confidently use epoxy on future projects.

Beginner Woodworking/Cabinetry Level 1
(Starts Oct. 17)
Thinking about a new hobby and would like to try woodworking? Learn how to use the basic power tools for woodworking by constructing a project of your choice such as a simple nightstand. Supply costs will be approximately $10-30 depending on the project.

Cross Connection Control Testers Specialist Certification
(Starts Oct. 26)
Cross Connection Control is a systemic approach used to protect our drinking water from pollution and contamination. This course covers a comprehensive description and hands-on testing of the backflow prevention devices used to protect our drinking water. Registration deadline Oct. 13

Foundations of Human Resources Series
(Starts Nov. 3)
Gain a fundamental overview of human resources management; explore the proven technique of behavioural interviewing; and develop solid skills in building employee engagement through strong relationships with individuals and groups of employees.

Management Skills for Supervisors
(Starts Nov. 12)
Being responsible for the effectiveness of others requires a delicate balance of goals, teamwork and encouragement. This program will provide you with skills and knowledge to effectively manage others and maximize productivity.


Worth a Second Look...

COVID-19 communications process
Thank you for your continued cooperation in following public health protocols on and off campus to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Plans are in place to communicate information about college related cases, should they occur in the future.
  • If MHC is notified of a confirmed case that is linked to the college community, a message will be shared via Campus Announcements.
  • If you hear or see reports of a case linked to MHC through social media or other sources, please email campussafety@mhc.ab.ca so an investigation can be initiated.



Q&A with Dr. Dustin Louie

Did you miss the Q&A with Indigenous scholar Dr. Dustin Louie this summer? Watch the recording of this Community Connection, sponsored by TELUS.

Facilitated by MHC instructor, Dr. Geoff Hamilton, this virtual event provides an opportunity to learn about the challenges facing Indigenous communities across Canada.

Watch for an announcement about a second session with Dr. Louie, coming soon!


Four Seasons of Reconciliation

Four Seasons of Reconciliation
The Indigenous Support Office and the Executive Team at Medicine Hat College invite you to join us in a unique learning opportunity.

Currently in use across 10 provinces, Indigenous Awareness Training resources are now available at no cost to community partners, faculty, and staff who choose to serve as guest evaluators until Oct. 12. Along with your certificate of completion, you will receive a six question survey to help us determine if this course is a good fit for the college and wider community.

To participate, visit www.reconciliationeducation.ca/medicine-hat-college.


Employee PD Opportunity: Foundations of Intercultural Development
The landscape of Canadian post-secondary education has shifted dramatically in the past decade, with increased internationalization efforts alongside the Calls to Action (2015) from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. As faculty and staff in the midst of this landscape, it is critical that we engage in our own intercultural development so that we can model the behaviours we wish to promote on our campuses.

Foundations of Intercultural Development is an eight-week online course that builds intercultural understanding, helping you gain insights into your own cultural rules, norms and biases while also weaving in elements of truth and reconciliation. The course design is visually-based and makes use of infographics and videos, replacing the need for lengthy reading required. The delivery is asynchronous and requires approximately two (2) hours of work per week.

Course Dates: Oct 5 - Nov 27, 2020
Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2020
Cost: $450

Led by Heather Williams, WIL Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Project Manager at Simon Fraser University.

For more info visit CBIE. Contact Nicole (nnemo@mhc.ab.ca) with any questions.


College Christmas Party cancelled for 2020
Due to COVID-19, the annual MHC Christmas Party has been cancelled this year. But save the date for 2021! Next year's holiday celebration is scheduled for Nov. 26, 2021.

Rattlers win 32 CCAA National Scholar Awards
The Medicine Hat College (MHC) Rattlers are pleased to announce that Rattlers athletes combined to receive 32 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) National Scholar awards for the 2019-20 season. These awards recognize student-athletes who make the honour roll while competing in their given sports. Rattlers award winners came from every varsity sport covering all of the men’s and women’s teams.

“Rattlers Athletics has always emphasized academic excellence and progression, and are very proud of our 32 Rattlers student-athletes who have been named CCAA National Scholar award winners,” says Terry Ballard, Manager of Sport and Wellness at MHC.

“It is no easy task to practice hard every day, compete at a high level on weekends and achieve Dean’s list academic honours standing. These 32 Rattlers really understand what it means to be a student-athlete. Congratulations!”