Lethbridge College teams up with Liquid Avatar Technologies to
create a virtual campus in the metaverse
A virtual Lethbridge College will be the first of its kind, allowing students to occupy property in
March 3, 2022  Today, Lethbridge Colleges Centre for Technology, Environment and Design
(CTED) announced that it is partnering with Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc., a publicly traded
global blockchain and fintech solutions company, to launch a first of its kind work-integrated
learning opportunity for students. Liquid Avatar Technologies is providing 9,000 plots of land
within its Aftermath Islands Metaverse a network of spaces where users can create a virtual
world parallel to their physical one. Students will begin engaging in the new program and
mentorship opportunities by the end of the winter 2022 semester.
Collectively named Lethbridge College Island, on Aftermath Islands, Lethbridge students will
learn how to work, play, learn, game, entertain and earn in the metaverse. In addition to the
virtual land, up to 100,000 in-game currency credits are being made available to the college.
Those credits can be used to build, buy and trade assets like additional property, objects,
landscape items and even avatars.
Students in Interior Design Technology, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Architectural
Animation Technology programs will build on the virtual island creating structures and
businesses and completing transactions. Each student will receive a plot of virtual land. The plot
and all the assets they create for it will remain their property for as long as they choose. The
college will also have a significant parcel of virtual land to provide students with virtual events,
learning and other services.
Im so excited for this partnership with Liquid Avatar Technologies, says Cherie Bowker, chair
of Lethbridge Colleges School of Spatial Design Technologies. Our students will learn so much
about entrepreneurship and building in the metaverse and will gain a much greater
understanding of digital space and digital identity while these worlds evolve and grow. We are
proud of how we lead in this space, and we are thrilled to work with the skillful, talented and
creative Liquid Avatar team.
David Lucatch, President, CEO and Chair of Liquid Avatar Technologies, has spent the past 25
years developing technologies and taking them to market. Part of his recent resume includes
co-founding Aftermath Islands Metaverse a planned virtual environment that provides online
users with theme-based first-person Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
experiences, quests, games and integrated e-commerce activities. David, and the team at
Liquid Avatar Technologies will also be mentoring Lethbridge College students to further
process their education in the metaverse.
Providing the next generation of creative and technical thinkers with the tools to engage in
new technologies that are primed to change consumer behaviour is an exciting opportunity for
Liquid Avatar Technologies and Aftermath Islands, said David Lucatch, President, CEO & Chair,
Liquid Avatar Technologies and Managing Director of Aftermath Islands Metaverse Limited. We
envision this collaboration with Lethbridge College as a sandbox for learning and acquiring
significant tangible experience, providing Canadian students with an advantage when entering
the evolving job market.
CTED students will have hands-on opportunities to build out Lethbridge College Island by
working closely with experts in the field, as well as faculty, who will mentor them in the
development of the property.
Our students are sure to gain a better sense of working outside their comfort zones as they
tackle real-world problems and develop core competencies such as collaboration and leadership,
while at the same time increasing their employability, says Candace Lewko, Associate Dean of
the Centre for Technology, Environment and Design. We are confident our students will be
making an impact and will be equipped with all the skills necessary to join the workforce.
About Lethbridge College
Established in 1957 as Canadas first publicly funded community college, Lethbridge College is a
board-governed institution serving the training and applied research needs of southern Alberta.
As we approach our 65th anniversary, we look to the horizon and recognize the need to address
our growing populations of learners, and to facilitate innovation and new opportunities. We will
continue to build on our successes and stay in tune with the changing world of technology and
About Aftermath Islands Metaverse Limited - www.aftermathislands.com
Aftermath Islands Metaverse Limited is a Barbados corporation which is 50% owned and is
controlled by Oasis Digital Studios Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liquid Avatar
Aftermath Islands as first described in the initial whitepaper published in 2017 and then
subsequently updated, was based on the premise of a water-world with islands that
represented destinations in a global virtual game. Since then, the Aftermath Islands metaverse
has evolved and now represents exciting themed based islands, communities, and estates
where players can experience a wide range of adventures and opportunities.
In Aftermath Islands virtual world, users can buy, develop, trade, and sell Virtual Land (VL),
property and assets, like buildings, crafted items, transport, and other items all through NFTs, a
non-fungible token that represents the ownership of virtual and other assets. Each plot or
parcel of VL is unique and owners get to choose what content they want to publish on their VL.
This can range from simple scenery and structures to an interactive game, store, warehouse,
dwelling, facility, or destination. Users can purchase VL as well as all other goods and services
in Aftermath Islands with CREDITS, the current code name for in-game currency, fiat and other
authorized currencies, coins, and tokens.
Aftermath Islands is a shared virtual world, much like the Metaverse described by author Ernest
Cline in his science-fiction novels Ready Player One and Ready Player Two. Expected to launch
mid-2022, Aftermath Islands will allow users to connect and interact with each other, create
content, craft, participate in activities and quests and play games. Aftermath Islands will have a
virtual economy where users can engage in a myriad of in-world economic transactions as well
as monetize the content, items, quests, and applications they build.
For more information about Aftermath Islands, please visit www.aftermathislands.com
About Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. - www.liquidavatartechnologies.com
Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. focuses on the verification, management and monetization of
Self Sovereign Identity, empowering users to control and benefit from the use of their online
The Liquid Avatar Mobile App, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play is a verified Self
Sovereign Identity platform that empowers users to create high quality digital icons
representing their online personas. These icons allow users to manage and control their digital
identity and Verifiable Access and Identity Credentials, and to use Liquid Avatars to share public
and permission based private data when they want and with whom they want.
The Liquid Avatar Verifiable Credentials Ecosystem (LAVCE) has been developed to support all
participants in a digital credential ecosystem, including the Holder, Issuer and Verifier, using
state-of-the-art blockchain and open standards technologies initially as a node on the Indicio
Network. The Company is a voting and steering committee member of the Trust over IP
Foundation, founding and steering committee member of Cardea, a Linux Foundation Public
Health project, member of the Good Health Pass collaborative, DIACC, the Covid Credentials
Initiative ("CCI"), The Linux Foundation and a founding member of the Lumedic Exchange.
The Company has a suite of early-stage revenue generating programs that support the Liquid
Avatar Mobile App program, including KABN KASH, a cash back and reward program that has
over 500 leading online merchants and is working to release its own branded network payment
The Companys subsidiary, Oasis Digital Studios, is a creative and development agency that
supports a wide range of artists, talent, and enterprises with Non-Fungible Token (NFT)
solutions and has acquired 50% and control of the Aftermath Islands Metaverse program.
Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. is publicly listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)
under the symbol "LQID" (CSE:LQID).
The Company also trades in the United States, on the OTCQB under the symbol "LQAVF" and in
Frankfurt under the symbol "4T51".
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