The City Scholars Program provides students with hands-on experience structured around both professional and academic outcomes. At the City of Lethbridge, students have the unique opportunity to work on projects that inform the work of the City in areas such as urban planning and design, land development, heritage management, and corporate practices, while also benefiting from the mentorship of City and faculty supervisors.
The skills and experiences gained through City Scholars Work Integrated Learning opportunities supports students as they enter the workforce or pursue further studies.
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Corporate Purchasing Inventory Analysis (Applied Study)
The City of Lethbridge Purchasing Department is seeking an undergraduate student to participate in an Applied Study for the Spring 2024 semester. The student will carry out research, analysis and report writing focusing on public sector business processes, procurement strategies, and supply chain management. The project will support continuous improvement projects within the Purchasing Department at the City.
Exploring Connections for Fine Arts Applied Learning
Two City of Lethbridge departments are joining forces to seek one undergraduate student to participate in a unique Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity for the Winter 2024 Semester. The Partner Services department is responsible for building supportive relationships with post-secondary institutions to help improve the ways in which the City designs and delivers, programs, plans, policies and services. The Recreation and Culture department is responsible for overseeing facilities, programs and partnerships that provide opportunities for residents to engage with sports, recreation, the arts, and culture in the community.
The focus of the applied study will be to carry out research and analysis regarding opportunities for current and future University of Lethbridge Fine Arts students to participate in WIL, in collaboration with the City of Lethbridge and our community partners.
The student will explore the types of placements and opportunities available at other post-secondary fine arts programs, the needs of the City and our community partners in this area, and the intersections between those needs and the Faculty's programmatic offerings. The final outcome will be a report that summarizes the student's findings and describes new opportunities for collaboration that benefit the City, students, the Faculty of Fine Arts, and ultimately the community as a whole.
Asphalt Art Applied Study
The City of Lethbridge Recreation and Culture Department in partnership with the City of Lethbridge Public Art Committee is seeking an undergraduate student to participate in an applied study for the Winter 2024 semester. The student will carry out research, analysis, and report-writing focusing on best practices for asphalt-applied artworks. Research will include examining municipal and community programs that fund and support asphalt artwork, and identifying and analyzing completed projects to determine best practices and other useful information (funding levels, site selection, artist eligibility, approval processes, installation guidelines, permitting and safety considerations, contracting, maintenance, deaccessioning, etc.) Student research will help inform the development of future public art projects to be undertaken by the City of Lethbridge.