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When Bad Weather Happens

Inclement weather season is upon us. Click here to review SLC’s Inclement Weather policy and to read the FAQ’s. Note that only cancellations and/or delays are sent to SLC email and posted to social media – so when it comes to bad weather days, no news means business as usual!




Our People: 

SLC Associate Dean Contributes to Publication

Congratulations to Dr. Barb LeBlanc for her work as part of an author team on a new publication called “The Ottawa Model for Nursing Curriculum Renewal: An Integrative Review.”

Related to her work at Algonquin College on their curriculum renewal process, the publication summarizes the work done to identify and synthesize existing curriculum renewal/redesign practices, using a systematic review, and create an aggregated logic model depicting an evidence-informed process for nursing curriculum renewal. This was a collaborative effort between Algonquin College and University of Ottawa.

Available until March 13th, the article below is available for free and will be in the April 2020 edition of Nurse Education Today.

The Ottawa Model for Nursing Curriculum Renewal: An Integrative Review

Our Programs:

Stand-Alone Nursing Degrees at Ontario Colleges will Strengthen Health-Care Training

The Ontario government’s decision to give colleges the option to deliver stand-alone nursing degree programs will produce more qualified nurses to fill key shortages in many communities. Click here for all the details about this exciting announcement!




Music and Digital Media Program Hosts Artist Studio Workshop

All are invited to join Music and Digital Media students for an Artist Studio workshop featuring musician and music producer Sadaf Amini, one of the winners of the YGK 2019 Emerging Musician Competition. The workshop will include an interview portion, facilitated by a Music and Digital Media faculty member, and will start and conclude with musical performances by Sadaf. The workshop takes place on February 14, 11:30 am to 1 pm in the Innovation Hub on the Kingston campus.

As a young girl Sadaf Amini started playing the santur, a 72-string instrument played with two lightweight, wooden hammers. After attending the Tehran Music School, Sadaf went on to study music at Tehran University, graduating in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Iranian music performance. In 2014, she moved to Canada and enrolled at the University of Toronto, earning a master’s degree in Music Technology and Digital Media.

Sadaf composes original music and combines electronic samples into her traditional world music and Iranian classical music. She has performed at music festivals in diverse locations in Iran and Canada and has collaborated with numerous ensembles at concerts in Iran, Turkey, China, and Canada. In addition to musical performance, her skills include music production, recording, editing and mixing.

For more information about Sadaf, visit

For information about this Artist Studio Workshop, please contact Jamie Edwards, or Mark Bergin,

SLC Students Teach Critical Skills to Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Students in SLC’s Autism and Behavioural Science program have been leading a skill building clinic for children with autism spectrum disorder at the college’s Centre for Behavioural Studies.

Under the supervision of their professor Meaghen Shaver, the six-week clinic is delivered as part of a course named Behavioural Skill Building. During the clinic, the students develop their repertoire of clinical skills such as building therapeutic rapport with the children, collecting and graphing data, developing and delivering skill building programs to young children ages 2-10 with autism. 

In this clinic children are learning skills such as how to use words to ask for what they want, how to tell parents about their day, and how to respond to bullying. The clinic concludes on Thursday February 27th, when families, children and students will come together to celebrate the successes of the children. 

“This skill building clinic being offered in collaboration between our program and the Centre for Behavioural Studies has been an invaluable experience for me and my fellow students,” said student, Morgan deMolitor. “As we learn new concepts, we apply them almost immediately which ensures a thorough and meaningful understanding of the material. Working with clients has given us the opportunity to reflect on the information gathered throughout first semester and our previous experiences in a constructive, impactful way that allows us to help a child that may not have otherwise received these specific behavioural services.”

Our Students:

Students for a Short Time, Alumni for Life

Time is flying by, and soon we will be preparing for Convocation, but before the Class of 2020 embark on their post-graduate life, the Alumni Office would like to stop by your classrooms and meet our grads-to-be. Schedule your grad celebration class visits and send them off in style!

Can you spare 15 minutes of class time? 

The Alumni Office will provide: 
  • A brief presentation on Alumni benefits, discounts, and post-grad services  
  • An introduction to the new Currents SLC platform to stay engaged with SLC 
  • The benefits of being an engaged alum 
  • A swag bag filled with gifts for our graduating students 
  • Answer any questions students have about Alumni  

Visit this link to indicate the times that work best. The Alumni Office will confirm with you by email and will send the meeting request to finalize date and time of your class visit. 


  1. Please select the time(s) that works best for you and which class and campus you represent. 
  2. Three options are being requested, due to travel and placement schedules, so that the Alumni Office can meet as many graduating students as possible. 
  3. Please provide your name, program, campus and if you have more than one section. 

If you have students on placement, please advise us of their final date on campus. 

If you have questions or need to suggest an alternate date, please email Kris Ward:

Follow the Grad Celebration activity on social media. #SLC_Alumni 


Our Communities: 

St. Lawrence College Joins Queen’s University and Launch Lab in Startup Runway

SLC’s Innovation & Business Engagement department, Queen’s University Partnerships & Innovation, and Launch Lab have partnered to create new programming that fosters entrepreneurial enterprises in Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall, and Smiths Falls.

The partnership includes shared office space in a satellite office in downtown Kingston in the newly conceived Queen’s Startup Runway Incubation Program. The Startup Runway provides access to shared workspaces, meeting rooms, event spaces, and various amenities and services via Seaway Coworking by VentureClub. Additionally, entrepreneurs can network with other entrepreneurs and connect and collaborate with members of the Startup Runway and the Seaway Coworking community.

“As the partnership evolves and new programs and resources are offered to the business community, other departments are encouraged to start a dialogue with the Innovation & Business Engagement department to explore opportunities to help more college programs and services integrate with the surrounding community,” said Steve Janssens, project manager, Innovation & Business Engagement.

For more information please email Steve Janssens at


Volunteer Opportunity: KFL&A Health Unit


KFL&A Public Health is looking for mothers between 25-45 years of age to participate in a focus group to gain feedback on materials for an upcoming public health campaign about edible cannabis.

This focus group will be centered around impressions of potential campaign materials and will not be concerned with any use of cannabis (past, present, or future). It does not matter if participants plan to use edible cannabis or have used it before; the health unit would like to hear from all perspectives.

The focus group will be held February 21st, 2020 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Empire Boardroom and will be between 45 minutes to one hour long.

To volunteer, email by end of day, Tuesday, February 18th confirming your interest. The first ten emails received will get a spot in the focus group. Volunteers need to use their own time (lunch hour or vacation) to participate.

As a thank you, all focus group participants will receive a $20 President’s choice gift card from the health unit.

Important Dates

February 13: SHAC fitness/exercise equipment sale
February 3-21: Formal KPI student survey
February 17: Family Day (college closed)
February 17-21: Break week – BScN & BBA programs
February 24-28: Break week *most programs
February 26: Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day
February 28: Application to graduate deadline
March 2: Say No To Gender Based Violence, Cornwall
April 3-5: Honk!
April 4: Spring Open House (Please share with any potential students in your network.)
April 16-18: Sweet Charity