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A Day of Discovery & Exploration

May 29, 2024

Our recent Discovery Day held on May 15 was a resounding success, bringing together approximately 750 attendees from all corners of the country from British Columbia to New Brunswick. A total of 23 school groups participated which created a vibrant and diverse student group across campus at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology.

Students in the Learning Commons at Discovery Day

The event had an impressive turnout with 47 Olds College applications received on the day. This enthusiastic participation showcases the event’s appeal and the growing interest in the opportunities it provides. Several activities throughout the day engaged attendees in unique and interactive ways such as a new scavenger hunt that encouraged participants to explore specific parts of the campus. A favourite stop was to "Find Paul" in the trades building, which added an element of excitement and competition.


Students appreciated the opportunity to explore different careers, meet faculty and build their own schedules for the day. The multiple tours around campus were incredibly popular, especially the Wetlands Tour as everyone enjoyed an informative and immersive experience exploring our on-campus wetlands. Additionally, the live equine reproduction demonstration was both educational and captivating, offering attendees a rare glimpse into equine science. Their enthusiastic feedback highlights the event’s success and provides valuable insights for future events.

Staff and faculty were equally enthusiastic about Discovery Day, offering glowing feedback and valuable insights. Numerous faculty members mentioned that the energy and engagement of students were off the charts.

Discovery Day was a resounding success, providing attendees with valuable experiences and insights. Positive feedback from both students and staff showcases the event’s impact, and we look forward to building on this success in the years to come.

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