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Wednesday , 14 April 2021

Press Release

Portage College Ready to Loan Ventilators to Local Health Unit

Image: Instructor, Shelley Franchuk with three ventilators from the Paramedicine Programs Portage College is ready to loan three ventilator units to Alberta Health Services (AHS) should they be needed in the battle against COVID-19. Shelley Franchuk, an instructor with the Paramedicine Programs in Portage College, was approached last week by …

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Memorial Endowment to Honour Leo Johnston and the Fallen Four

On March 3, 2020, Portage College and the Lac La Biche County announced the creation of a memorial endowment to honour the fallen four, specifically Leo N. Johnston of Lac La Biche, Alberta on the 15th anniversary of their tragic deaths. Constable Johnston’s life was cut short along with Constable Myrol, …

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Portage College celebrate social workers

Social workers have a passion to help others; many say it is a calling. Each year, a week is set aside to celebrate and honour the profession of Social Work. This year it is March 1st to 7th. At Portage College, the Community Social Work (CSW) program provides students with …

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Portage College Budget Announcement

Today the government of Alberta confirmed a further 5% reduction in budget 2020 to the Campus Alberta grant funding pool that is provided to Alberta’s twenty-six publicly supported post-secondary institutions. The government also restored the funding to the Infrastructure Maintenance Program grant that was eliminated in budget 2019. The institution …

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Portage salon open year round thanks to new agreement

The Portage College Hairstyling Salon will now be open year round instead of closing for the summer thanks to an agreement with Lac La Biche Journeyman hairstylist, Kendra Desmeules of Studio K. Portage has partnered with Miss Desmeules to mentor apprentices as they transition from students to journeyman hairstylist. Miss …

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Portage College launches new safety and emergency alert app

Portage College is excited to announce that it has launched a new safety app called PortageAlert as part of its commitment to emergency preparedness and campus safety. Built with Portage College students, staff and faculty in mind, PortageAlert is a free mobile app that serves as a one-stop access point …

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Recruitment underway for new AHS advisory council

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is now recruiting northern Alberta residents to become members of a new Addiction and Mental Health Parent & Family Advisory Council. AHS is seeking people who have lived experiences with child and youth addiction and mental health issues, who are passionate about healthcare, and who are interested …

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