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Do You Know an Inspiring Leader?

Helena Neveu, Honorary Diploma recipient, 2019

Nominations are now open for 2020 Honorary Diplomas. SLC confers Honorary Diplomas on individuals who will inspire our graduates and community. If you know someone whose community service and leadership goes above and beyond, nominate them for an Honorary Diploma. 

Nominations are due by January 31, 2020 and recipients are recognized at convocation ceremonies. 

Learn about past Honorary Diploma recipients and complete the nomination form:

Note: Image is of Andree LeBlancq (left), Helena Neveu, Honorary Diploma recipient, 2019 (centre), Glenn Vollebregt (right) 

Our People: 

Business Card Ordering Made Easy!

SLC is introducing a new way to order business cards that will reduce our carbon footprint and increase efficiency. Business card orders can now be submitted electronically through an online form (efficiency) and orders will be filled once a month (better for the environment - fewer deliveries from the supplier).

How do I order business cards? 

Submit your request through the online form – here, by the 15th of the month. 

Tip: Please review your information before selecting the ‘submit’ button to avoid errors. 

What happens if I miss the deadline? 

Simply submit your request through the online form; requests received after the 15th will be included in the next month’s order.

Who do I contact for help? 

If you have questions or require assistance, contact Brianna Doyon at extension 1823 or via email at

I ordered cards but can’t find them – what do I do

Business cards ordered by the 15th of each month should arrive to you by the end of that same month. Please check withyour department/team if they have them, and also check your personal mailbox as business card orders may be delivered to a reception desk or directly to your mailbox. 

Four Ways to Share Your Stories at SLC

Share your stories with us! Here’s how

  1. If you have an event, story, or information to share, submit it for a future issue of the newsletter – here.
  2. Our College News is seeking department/team volunteers to profile their team and the work they do. Send an email to to volunteer. Stay tuned for the first department profile coming January 23!
  3. Share what is happening in your program, including what students are working on, program updates, or innovative learning opportunities.
  4. Be profiled! Share information about yourself, your career, or your hobbies. Staff profiles are the most read section on the newsletter to date!


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Our Students:

Mayor’s Innovation Challenge Consultations at SLC, January 20, 2020

SLC students are welcome to participate in the Mayor's Innovation Challenge, a competition calling on teams of students from Kingston's post-secondary institutions to develop innovative proposals to address a challenge faced by the City of Kingston.

The Mayor's Innovation Challenge provides a unique opportunity for current students or recent graduates to apply their knowledge to real-world issues and help shape the future of Kingston. The winning team members gain an opportunity to launch their careers by tackling an issue they’re passionate about, while working alongside municipal and academic leaders.

This year’s challenges are:

Dunin-Deshpande Smart Kingston Stream

• Smart Kingston Challenge

Public Sector Innovation Stream

• Demonstrating Leadership on Climate Action

• Enhancing Food Security and Sustainability

• Removing Barriers and Improving Accessibility

What is the Mayor's Innovation Challenge?

Kingston faces a series of complex challenges as we work toward our vision of becoming a smart, livable, leading city and is seeking solutions from student innovators. The Mayor's Innovation Challenge is a competition calling on teams of students from Kingston's post-secondary institutions to develop innovative proposals to address an identified challenge faced by the City of Kingston. The City, in partnership with Queen's University, St. Lawrence College and the Royal Military College of Canada, has the honour of continuing to host this collaborative problem-solving platform and experiential learning opportunity now in its third year.

Have students interested in applying for the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge?

Share the details below! Students can attend a free application consultation at SLC to gain valuable feedback on their idea from experts in the challenge topic fields and help students craft a strong proposal.

MIC Applicant Consultations

Monday January 20, 2020
Students are asked to pre-register and confirm an appointment time.
Resister - here. | More information - here.

Our Communities: 

SLC Testing Building Tech

A collaboration project between SLC and Feris Build Tech Inc. is testing the next generation of high-performance, sustainable building technology on the Kingston campus. The project incorporates the Feris Harmonic building envelope and additional integrations required to complete a high-performing, net-zero home that is greater than the sum of its parts.

The building, testing, and research that will be done in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre will provide essential life cycle assessment data surrounding energy efficiency and environmental impact. This project has the potential to establish new performance and sustainability standards within the building industry to prepare it for the next generation. More details on this story will be shared as the story unfolds. 

Note: Image is an artist rendering. 

Important Dates

January 20: Deadline for partial refund for most programs (January 7th start date)
January 31: Application to graduate deadline
February 1: Equal consideration date for applications to post-secondary programs starting Fall 2020
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