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Updated Resources for Fall 2020

SLC’s website has been completely updated to reflect the changes in fall 2020 program delivery. Included is a list of programs broken down by campus for new and returning students, as well as an FAQ. Click here for details. To help students prepare for fall, check out the Student Checklist.



Our People

Congratulations to the SLC Achievement Awards Recipients and Nominees

On Tuesday, June 16 SLC held a virtual awards ceremony to honor its employees in the College Achievement Awards. An impressive 268 people tuned in to show their appreciation and support for their colleagues.

What are the College Achievement Awards?

SLC has six awards to honour its outstanding achievers who have made a positive impact within the College and/or College community and are deserving of extra recognition.

Leadership Excellence Award

Service Excellence Award

Academic Excellence Award

Innovation Award

Service Excellence Award – Student Employees

Award of Merit

Congratulations to all the nominees:

Janet Venn Jackson

Louise Chatterton-Luchuk

Stephen Finnigan

Robin Tippett

Barb LeBlanc

Maha Othman

Deanna Cormier

Julie Smith

Polina Buchan

Delina Melo

Jenny Cadeau

LauraLee Barkely

Cathy Hollington

Julie Einarson

Steven Thai

Terri Trudeau

Yves Biscarra

Jenn Haley

International Admissions Team – SLC

International Admissions – Affiliates

Student Placement Software Development Team

Carla Kingston

The SCTL Team

Andre Leger

Jennifer Haley

Megan Bailey

Steve Murphy

And the winners are...

For Leadership Excellence:

Barb LeBlanc

This award is bestowed upon the individual employee who has best demonstrated efforts to:

set a high personal standard of integrity by leading by example and by supporting the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Lawrence College,

motivate and inspire the people around them and help them understand their role in achieving strategic goals,

provide team members with the tools and support needed to perform their tasks and ensure that they are recognized for their contributions,

communicate in a manner which is fair, straightforward, honorable, and open, and to take prompt decisive action to resolve issues quickly and effectively.

For Academic Excellence:

Polina Buchan

This award is bestowed upon the individual employee who has best demonstrated efforts to:

participate in activities showing consistent dedication to life-long learning,

apply innovative methods to enhance the teaching and learning experience,

create a positive learning environment and consistently demonstrate respect to students and co-workers.

For Service Excellence:

Cathy Hollington

This award is bestowed upon the individual employee who has best demonstrated efforts to:

contribute to a positive culture within the department/work unit,

bring the “best” of themselves to work on a regular basis throughout the year in performing their regular job duties,

provide exceptional service to students, employees and the college community.

The Award of Merit goes to:

The School of Contemporary Teaching & Learning Team (SCTL)

Nominees for this award will have consistently gone above and beyond the expectation inherent in their position/work, and in doing so, their actions have had a positive and significant impact on the success of the College.

This Award is to recognize employees or teams who demonstrate the highest level of excellence in advancing the Mission, Vision and Strategic Direction of the College in exemplifying our core values and belief in people by:

demonstrating leadership and participating in initiatives to promote the College, its programs, and services,

seeking to improve or enhance efficiencies in programs or services within the College community,

contributing and inspiring others to create a positive culture within the department/work unit and institution.

For Service Excellence Award (SLC Student Employees): 

Yves Biscarra

This award is bestowed upon the student employee who has best demonstrated efforts to:

contribute to a positive culture and demonstrate cooperative spirit within the department/work unit,

consistently acts professional throughout their student employment term

be committed to service excellence through excellent customer service and acting with integrity, while displaying strong leadership skills.

The Innovation Award goes to: 

SLC International Admissions Team

This award is bestowed upon a group of employees who have worked as a team to:

develop and implement an innovation related to the College’s objectives and achieve results over and above College expectations for quality and excellence,

demonstrate extraordinary cooperation and effectiveness in meeting College goals and objectives.

Special thanks to the SLC College Awards Committee:

Francine Desnoyers – Cornwall, Support Staff

Allison Taylor – Cornwall, Faculty

Jamie Belec – Brockville, Faculty

Julie Johnston – Brockville, Support Staff

Ashley Stebbins – Kingston, Support Staff

Jason Wood - Kingston, Support Staff

Brian Benn – Kingston, Admin

Ashleigh McKeil – Kingston, Admin

Our Programs

SLC Sends Activity Kits to Connect During COVID-19

Spring is usually a busy time at SLC with hallways full of grade 7 and 8 students taking part in School-to-Work Initiative (SCWI) activities across its three campuses. One of those popular activities is Connections, which brings students from SLC’s catchment school boards to campus to explore various college pathways and for a hands-experience with SLC programs from business, to carpentry, hairstyling, culinary arts, and more.

This year, without students on campus, staff in the SCWI office worked with faculty and support staff put together activity kits to go out to students who would’ve attended the Connections programs.

“We put together 600 activity kits in five subjects to engage students at home,” explained Anne Nahorny, SLC’s Dual Credit Coordinator. “Program areas covered culinary, green energy, business, Indigenous teaching and carpentry.”

For the green energy activity, students were sent a package that contains the materials for a small planter and the seeds to grow in it. Another important aspect of this project is advice on how to journal about the growth of their plants.  For the culinary activity, SLC culinary faculty created a video with step-by-step instructions to bake focaccia bread. The kit includes all the ingredients needed.

“We wanted to still engage this important audience in our college activities,” Anne said. “We know having this age group on campus to experience what college is like is a great way to expose them to the possibilities that lie ahead for them in a fun way while also being educational. We’re happy we were still able to contribute our programming under these circumstances.”

Other SCWI initiatives for grades 7 and 8 throughout the year include a College Sampler STEM day, the Young Women Innovators Conference, and the Health and Wellness program focusing on healthy eating and coping mechanisms and mindfulness training.

Our Students

Saluting Women in Trades at SLC

Kim Grant and Hayley Clark are recently graduated finish carpenters from the St. Lawrence College Carpentry Techniques Program. They currently work for Don Hogan Carpentry, specializing in building/Installing Stairs and Railings. Kim, also known as “Pip-Squeak”, originally started out in the Laurentian/St. Lawrence College affiliate Nursing program and after three years moved her studies to carpentry where she found her love for wood-working and creating works of art to be proud of. Read the article here.




Our Communities

Say Hello Campaign

SLC is proud to partner with the Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP) in their conversations around racism and discrimination in Kingston. KIP is relaunching their Say Hello video campaign series celebrating diversity within our city where new Kingstonians share their stories, find common ground and work to build a community where everyone says hello, starts a conversation and feels welcomed and supported.

Watch the first video.

Each day a video from the first campaign will be released and subsequently the second edition will also be re-introduced, highlighting newcomer success that emerges when communities are welcoming, inclusive and Say Hello! Watch for an upcoming video featuring SLC alum and current faculty, Rajita Nandyala.

For more information on Kingston Immigration Partnership visit: 


Important Dates

July 31: Spring semester end date for most programs
August 10: Grades due - last day to post Spring 2020 grades into SIS
August 24: First day - new full-time faculty
August 31: First day - returning full-time faculty/program coordinators
September 8: Orientation Day
September 9: First day of classes, Fall semester begins