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Learning Connections Conference, 2020

Learning Connection Conference 2020, June 10-11, will focus on sustainability by asking attendees to Think Global, Act Local.

SLC is thrilled to welcome keynote speaker, author Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an environmental, cultural, and human rights advocate and Order of Canada recipient. Her talk will take place on June 10 and will include an interactive plenary session and additional workshops on June 11.

LCC Planning Committees

The LCC core planning committee is comprised of Brian Benn (co-chair), André Léger (co-chair), Julie Johnston, and Melissa Kutz. This committee will provide strategic oversight and work with the sub-committees to shape the vision of the conference.

The first sub-committee will include college sustainability experts Beth Sills, Dan Hendry, and Brooke Gilmour, who will share information on the college’s sustainability initiatives.

The second sub-committee will review workshop proposals and draft the conference program. This group of 17 includes employees from all groups, ie., support staff/faculty/admin, and classifications, ie., full-time/partial-load/part-time.

These members include:

Jamie Edwards
Ashleigh McKeil
Amy Shelley
Anya Brooker
Allison Taylor
Breanne Johnson
Jason Boutilier
John McGrath
Krista VideChak
Meghen Shaver
Pamela Shea
Rizma Butt
Tanya Dee
Deanna Cormier
Karen Ducharme
Katherine Onstein
Maha Othman

Call for Proposals

The “Call for Proposals” is open until February 28, 2020 at 4:00pm. Applications can be submitted via the LCC website.
To learn more about the conference, please visit SLCLearningConnections.ca and follow @LearnConnectSLC for updates.

Our Programs:

Leading Experts to Present at SLC Conference

The Centre for Behavioural Studies (CBS) will host the 11th annual Building Behavioural Solutions Conference April 6, 2020, bringing together experts, practitioners, and community members who are passionate about Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and mental health in the spirit of collaboration and learning.

The keynote will be delivered by James W. Moore, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA., director of Autism Solutions, who will present on health and fitness applications of ABA. Dr. Moore also oversees operations of Canopy’s early intervention autism clinics in Mississippi. SLC alumni Dr. Jordan Belisle will also present, and other expert speakers will be announced shortly.  The conference also includes a poster gala by students in SLC’s Honours Bachelor of Behavioral Psychology degree program.

The CBS is a leader and innovator in ABA training and programming. Together with  a  team of experienced faculty and community partners, the CBS is uniquely equipped to become a national resource for applied research leading to new best practices, novel educational opportunities, and multidisciplinary behavioural interventions benefiting everyone from individuals to families, and business to government.

“This conference is an excellent extension of the  CBS’s goal to bring together professionals who want progressive training opportunities, support best-practices and want to explore opportunities to collaborate,” says CBS manager, Pamela Johnson.

To register, please follow this link

Learn more about the Centre.

*Photo Credit: Image from 2019 Conference 

Our Students:

Students Help Grow Local Business

Cornwall Business and Project Management students are working together and applying their classroom learning to build the area’s AgriTourism business, and help a local farmer open a café.

Eleanor McGrath, owner of Springfield Farm in the nearby community of Apple Hill, is hoping to open a new market café in early June 2020 and asked our students to help with the launch and grand opening.

“We have a vision to create an ‘Environmental Farm Oasis,’ but we needed help to do this. We approached the SLC Business program to see if we could collaborate, Eleanor said. “We cannot wait to begin working with the students, to have their fresh approach to marketing and strategic planning. We’re looking forward to sparking a lot of interest into Springfield Farm!”

"Preserving our organic agriculture is critically important for us and for our future generations. I am grateful that through this project our team will be able to contribute and take pride in being stewards of the land and resources by helping and supporting our local farmers and businesses. In addition, I am excited to have the opportunity through SLC to be part of an amazing team of working with the project management students and along with our supportive sponsors including Victoria and Carla," said Business student, Janisiya Srithar.

The students, with the guidance of their professors Carla Kingston and Victoria Workman, will be managing several aspects of building a business, including: brand development and social media messaging; event planning; public relations; engaging with sustainable agriculture, agriculture and organic agriculture organizations; marketing; budgeting, and more.

“I have always been inclined to work with people and for people. To manage and be part of excellent projects brings the best out of me. I am excited to start working on this amazing and experience-worthy agri-tourism project and to give my very best towards making it a grand success,” said Project Management student, Mohammed Hafeez Ullah.

“We are very thankful to Eleanor and Springfield Farm in partnering with SLC and our students on this exciting project. Working collaboratively is a key skill for our students to take into their future careers,” Victoria said.

 

Our Communities: 

SLC Launching New Sustainable Commuting Program

SLC has partnered with Commute Ontario, a province-wide program, to launch a new commute program for staff, faculty, and students. Commute Ontario replaces the previous carpooling program, offering more benefits and access to a larger network. The program focuses on a variety of sustainable transportation modes including walking, cycling, carpooling, and taking transit.

All Commute Ontario programs and campaigns can be accessed through the St. Lawrence College Information Portal. Visit commuteontario.ca/sl and create your account during the month of February for a chance to win $500 towards your carpool group's gas purchases.

1. Carpool Ontario
Find your carpool partner with Carpool Ontario, a free ride-matching tool that connects with a network. Whether you are looking to drive a carpool or share a ride, Carpool Ontario allows the user to customize their search criteria.

Kingston Campus: slkingston.carpoolontario.ca
Brockville Campus: slbrockville.carpoolontario.ca
Cornwall Campus: slcornwall.carpoolontario.ca

2. Emergency Ride Home program (ERH)
SLC staff and faculty are eligible for the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program. If you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to work, you can request a reimbursement of up to $75 for your emergency transportation costs through the portal. Please note students are not eligible for the ERH Program.


3. Active Switch

The Active Switch online tool allows faculty, staff and students the opportunity to set goals, track and monitor progress. Record a variety of activities including walking, cycling and more. Tracking activity is flexible and can be entered in steps, distance, or time. The distance travelled is converted into greenhouse gas emissions saved! Log your active trips at activeswitch.ca/campus for a chance to win great monthly prizes.


4. Monthly Rewards Program
Carpool Ontario and Active Switch faculty, staff and students are automatically entered into a monthly prize draw simply by keeping their accounts active.

Important Dates

January 10 - February 14: Marian Forster: Spirit ShadowsMarianne van Silfhout Gallery
February 3-21: Formal KPI student survey
February 17: Family Day (no classes)
February 17-21: Break week – BScN & BBA programs
February 24-28: Break week *most programs
February 28: Application to graduate deadline
March 2: Say No To Gender Based Violence, Cornwall
March 30: College Conversations, Brockville
March 30: College Conversations, Cornwall
March 31: College Conversations, Kingston
April 3-5: Honk!
April 4: Spring Open House
April 16-18: Sweet Charity