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New Cannabis Production Program Launched

May 1, 2018  | Olds, AB - Olds College is excited to launch a new Cannabis Production program. Offered through Continuing Education, the new program consists of four online courses followed by a two week field study where students will get hands-on experience at Sundial and Terra Life Sciences.

“Olds College has supported the horticulture industry for over 50 years, offering hands-on programming that explores the production and management of plants, management of pests, landscapes, soils and water systems,” comments Debbie Thompson, Vice President Academic & Student Experience and Chief Innovation Officer. “We are pleased to be working with our new Cannabis Education and Research Industry Advisory Committee, made up of representatives from industry and the College, to create new programming and research opportunities that support the cannabis sector and provide new learning opportunities for our students.”

The new Cannabis Production Program, offers four courses online, including:

  • Introduction to Horticulture Production
  • Introduction to Crop Production and Facilities
  • Cannabis Legislation and Documentation
  • Horticulture for Cannabis Production

After students complete the online portion, they will apply the production practices in a hands-on environment through a series of short work experience opportunities at Sundial and Terra Life Sciences.

“Sundial is committed to the development of a highly skilled cannabis production workforce in Alberta,” explained Sundial’s CEO, Torsten Kuenzlen. “This partnership with Olds College allows us to support our local community while preparing individuals for employment in the cannabis industry.”

“This program is a valuable addition to the Olds College curriculum, given the growing need for educated and trained employees in the medical cannabis sector,” said Dr. Anil Jain, President and CEO of Terra Life Sciences. “We are proud to support our community neighbour and partner, Olds College, and we look forward to welcoming program participants, and program graduates, to Terra Life Sciences.”

Registration for the new Cannabis Production Program, opens May 1, with delivery starting July 3, 2018. The College is also developing a second Continuing Education course that will be available in the fall, called Cannabis Retail Advisor.  Continuing Education courses are non-credit courses or programs that are offered on a cost-recovery basis and are not subject to approval by Advanced Education.

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About Sundial Growers Inc.

Sundial Growers Inc. (“Sundial”) is a privately held, Alberta-based Health Canada ACMPR-approved licensed producer of medical cannabis. Sundial combines tried and true heartland farming practices with innovative horticultural techniques to grow a select range of cannabis strains. Our focus is on producing consistent cannabis that our customers can trust.

Sundial currently operates a 31,000 square foot production facility in Rocky View, Alberta, and has two separate production facilities in various stages of completion and licensing.  By 2020, we expect to be one of the leading cannabis companies in the country with a projected production of over 100 million grams of dry cannabis and the ability to process over 32 million grams of cannabis extracts.

For more information about Sundial Growers Inc., visit

About Terra Life Sciences Inc.

Terra Life Sciences believes every life deserves to be lived to its fullest potential and is unlocking that potential by researching and developing innovative cannabis-derived medical products. Combining exceptional clinical research, precise extraction, customized compounding, and standardized dosing and delivery, we are improving people's lives by bringing pharma discipline to the medical cannabis industry.

We produce pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications and premium grade wellness products for both the Canadian and international markets at our facilities in Olds, Alberta, and are a leading global manufacturer of pharma-grade softgels and other products. Terra Life Sciences is focused on developing new research and evidence-based formulations to revolutionize wellness.

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