Innovation Zone

Accessing the Zone


Science Academic Building - SA6304


Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday
11 AM - 5 PM


Innovation Zone Orientation

Visit the Agility Innovation Zone Training Moodle course to self-enroll. Once you are self-enrolled in the course, you must complete the contents of the Innovation Zone Orientation section before you begin training on equipment in the Innovation Zone. The section requires that you:

  • Sign the Agility Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks & Indemnity Agreement 2022/2023
  • Read the Innovation Zone Lab Hazard Assessment
  • Complete the Innovation Zone – Lab Hazard Assessment Acknowledgement 2022/2023
  • Read the Innovation Zone Orientation
  • Score a 90% or higher on the Innovation Zone Orientation Quiz 2022/2023

Access the course here



Equipment Training

Training must be completed before you can gain access to the equipment within the Agility Innovation Zone. To schedule a session on equipment training, you can speak with one of our Innovation Zone staff members in person or complete our training request form. Once you have been approved to use a piece of equipment, you will be able to begin to create bookings. Training will consist of the following elements:

  • Reading equipment specific Lab Hazard Assessments
  • Acknowledging the Hazard Assessment
  • Receiving in-person training on how to use the equipment properly.
  • Demonstrating your knowledge of how to properly use the equipment.

Equipment Training Form




3D Printers (FDM)

Crafting Tools

Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press

Laser Cutter and Engraver

Sewing Machines

Vacuum Former

Vacuum Former

vr headset

Virtual Reality


Valerie Archibald

Valerie Archibald

About Valerie

  • My role as Director of Agility, in the Teaching Centre & Agility is to provide leadership to Agility and manage the Innovation Zone. Working with faculty and students we develop and implement experiential learning opportunities. I lead the creation and delivery of a comprehensive suite of programmes that support students and community in enabling entrepreneurship activity from ideation through to prototype and product creation. My goal is to provide students with a feeling of self-confidence and belonging on campus.

Kevin Roelofs

Find them in the Zone: M/T/R 9-12, 1-3

About Kevin

  • As a maker and part-time unofficial comedian, I like to be outside doing adaptive outdoor sports and am an advocate for getting persons with disabilities engaged in adaptive outdoor activities. What I’m looking forward to most is meeting you in the Zone, having random conversations, and building mobility scooters with adventure in mind. 
  • Specializations
    • 3D Modeling + Printing
    • AutoCad Fusion
    • Everything Innovation Zone #I’llgetyoustarted #lovebrunch

Rob Horlacher

About Rob

  • An Instructional Design Specialist for the University of Lethbridge Library and serves as the main point of contact for Project Sandbox. Through Project Sandbox, Rob offers a variety of workshops covering topics such as video editing, designing posters, creating websites, and making 3D models. Rob is excited to collaborate with Agility to provide enhanced technology-based learning opportunities and access for the University of Lethbridge community.
  • Specializations
    • Digital Media
    • 3D Printing
    • Laser and Vinyl Cutting/Engraving

Bryson Duda

About Bryson

  • I graduated from the U of L with a Computer Science Degree in 2008 and have been working in the University Library since 2011. I enjoy writing, hiking, snowshoeing, and spending time with my wife and two kids. I love video games – I’m an amateur game developer in my spare time.
  • Specializations 
    • Programming
    • Web Development
    • Digital Marketing