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. Within the course you will be:
Oriented on the Innovation Zone
Read the Innovation Zone Lab Hazard Assessment
Attest that you have read Lab Hazard Assessment 2022/2023
Sign the Agility Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks & Indemnity Agreement
The orientation is part of an online Agility Innovation Zone Course which can be accessed below.
Complete the online training for the equipment you wish to use in the Innovation Zone. The online training must be completed first before you can request to confirm your training in person with the Agility staff.
All online equipment modules are available in the course below.
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.
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.
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.
3D Modeling + Printing
Everything Innovation Zone #I’llgetyoustarted #lovebrunch
As a fourth year new media student I enjoy expanding my knowledge on new and innovative technologies and ideas. My favorite things to do in the zone are model, print, and paint miniature figures, as well as helping others on their creative journeys. If I had one tip for students interested in starting projects it would be to give it your all, and know that failure is how we grow.
I am a 4th year Environmental Science major. I am greatly interested in Science and SciFi along with fantasy, so I love to discuss and talk about many topics with people and exploring those topics in detail.
I have extensive experience with the Laser cutter/engraver knowing a few tips and tricks when it comes to workings and utility.
Feel free to talk with the staff of the agility centre as they are here to help you and learn what interests and intrigues you.
Hello, my name is Christina Le and I’m in my final year of BSc. Kinesiology/ BMgt. General Management. I love drinking coffee and enjoy spending time outdoors walking around different parks. My favourite equipment in the Innovation Zone is the 3D printer because it creates many unique and cool objects. I’m also a big fan of the heat press and how it imprints really great designs on t-shirts.
My name is Carlie, and I am in my fourth year of the therapeutic recreation program! besides my passion for my field of study, my other interests include adventure seeking and hiking.
Here at the Innovation Zone my favourite piece of equipment in the 3D printer where if you can imagine it, you can print it! so come on down and check it out!
I look forward to meeting you!
Hey, I'm Alex, I'm a 3rd year computer science student at the University of Lethbridge. I decided on my degree when I built an Othello AI program that won a little tournament I hosted in high school. My favourite tool in the zone is the 3D printer along with Fusion 360 (which comes with every Uleth account, take advantage). My advice would be to put a lot of love into your designs, as once in a blue moon they'll work well on the first try. Most of the time though you'll need to iterate again and again and again. I always try to remember that Ford started out with the model A, but the one we all hear about is the model T.
My name is Haylee and I’m in my final year as a studio art major. I love exploring all aspects of arts and craft!! From painting and illustration, to 2D and 3D digital art and animation, as well as cosplay/costume and plushie making! My favourite piece of equipment to support is the sewing machine. My tip for students coming into the Zone is to try to connect with your peers in the zone! You never know who’s going to have a skill or tidbit of knowledge that might help you take your project the extra mile.
Oki niistoo niitanikoo Siksiikakoan! Hello, my name is Shane Gordon McDougall, my Blackfoot name is “BlackfootMan”, and I am from the Piikani Nation. I am a 4th year student with a Major in Indigenous Studies, and a Minor in Archaeology. I was hired as a summer student at the Agility Innovation Zone, my job was to Indigenize the space and make it more inviting to our Indigenous students at the U of L. One of the things I introduced was “Traditional Games”, four games to start, Double Ball, Ball and Tail, Make the Stick Jump, and The Stone House game. We made video’s of each describing the game’s, and we displayed these on the Agility Instagram site. I also had the freedom to show my leather work and Indigenous crafting skills, and I made numerous items, including a Elk Rattle. We also hosted some events through the summer where I was able to show case the Games, Double Ball was a big hit and along with my colleague and good friend Kevin Roelofs we are going to try to offer it as an Intramural Sport at the U of L. Another big hit was Medicine Bag Making. Going into the Fall I have lots of ideas which include Moccasin making, Ribbon skirt, and shirt making, Smudge Box kits, and Beading Workshops, we are also going to have Elder Francis First Charger in to bless the Zone, and hopefully have an Elder in the Zone one day a week, to share Traditional Knowledge. The Agility Innovation Zone and the Staff have welcomed me in and I feel as an Indigenous Man that they have made and are continuing to be a big part in Truth and Reconciliation. I look forward to working more with them now and in the future.
My name is Queenie and I am currently studying computer science in my 6th (and hopefully final) year. I’ve been working with Agility and the Innovation Zone since the end of covid and I always have a ton of project ideas in mind but never enough time. The FDM 3D printer is the first piece of equipment that I learned and introduced me to the Zone, and thus is the one I have the most experience on. I also have working knowledge of most of the equipments in the Zone and will definitely be learning new ones along with everyone else as they become available. One tip I can give to students is to actually come in and talk to a staff here to let us give you a tour of what we’re all about. There is a wide variety of equipment and tools that I think anyone could find something that interests them, and plus the equipment and materials are all free!
Names Elizabeth but call me Lizz! I study neuroscience but I'm only in my second year. Even though my career will lead into STEM my calling is art and I hope to express my love for it through all kinds of mediums. This is to show others that it's ok to be uncomfortable with something you're unfamiliar with as I am still learning a lot of that aspect.
I really like any sort of power, craft or rotary tools and will stick to crafting with cheaper supplies that showcases that you don't need fancy tools or expensive supples to make nice things, it's just a bonus we provide for free. And the tip of the day; don't eat anything you ain't supposed to, most of the stuff in here isn't tasty anyways.