The first thing that people typically know about Lakefield is that Prince Andrew and the King of Spain both studied here. And, truth be known, they did. That said, the reality of the school isn’t perhaps of the sort that that we might feel would attract a royal gaze. Lakefield is set in a rural setting, and while academics are strong, there is also a focus on physical activity and outdoor education as a vehicle for the development of interpersonal and leadership skills. As a result, students are more likely to be found on the ropes course or at the hockey rink than in quiet contemplation at tea time. Academics are rigorous, though lifestyle is, too, often creating a heightened level of engagement. Alumni, including the royals, conspicuously retain a very personal connection to the ongoing life of the school.
Bringing pediatric specialist care to places where access to advanced medical care for children otherwise doesn’t exist is the core of World Pediatric Project’s humanitarian outreach to its 12 partner countries in the Caribbean and Central America. WPP’s International Teams program mobilizes dozens of pediatric diagnostic and surgery specialist teams each year covering most every pediatric sub-specialty need in these countries. Annually, more than 2,000 children receive diagnostic or surgical care in this highly efficient program, reaching children in their home countries or regions.
Founded in 1933, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From its home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential. The Anderson Foundation supports programs ranging from outreach, to specific projects.
From the time Canadore opened its doors in 1967, the college has taken pride in creating the best possible environment for learning and is the college of choice for students from across the province and around the world. The focus is on student success, program and service excellence, connection to community, sustainability and innovation.
The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) offers students practical experience and theoretical knowledge in a real-world context. Students benefit from hands-on learning in unique labs and classrooms, participation in applied research on campus with industry partners and, in many programs, workplace practicums that enable them to apply their learning to meet current industry needs. SAIT’s close partnerships with industry, government and other post-secondary schools help to give students the skills and connections they need to succeed in local, national and global economies.