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SLC Virtual Credentials Distributed This Week

In a first for SLC, virtual credentials are being distributed to graduates of the Class of 2020. In an initiative led by the Registrar’s Office, students are receiving an email with their official credential (certificate, diploma, degree) attached. By the end of the week students at all SLC campuses and partners should have received their virtual credential which is an official document and can be used to confirm their graduation with employers or other organizations who require it. Students are encouraged to share their accomplishment on social media, and you may see them posting on LinkedIn and other channels. Paper credentials will be sent at a later date when the teams responsible to produce them can return to campus.



Our People

Introducing SLC’s New Electronic Timesheet - PUP HCM Project Update

While a direct response to COVID-19 and having to shift to working off campus, SLC’s new electronic timesheet is also an improvement in sustainability and operational efficiency, as the process is no longer paper-based, and is easier for employees and managers. The following information summarizes what you need to know about SLC’s new electronic timesheet.

Who is it for?

  • Part-time staff who are not on a contract and who submit their hours each pay period
  • Part-time staff who are on contract submitting approved time above their confirmed/regular hours
  • Full-time support staff who are recording overtime or evening shift premiums,
  • Full-time staff who normally work less than 35 hours per week who are recording additional regular hours
  • Student positions that are paid on a timesheet
  • Part-time, partial load, sessional faculty submitting time above their confirmed/regular hours

How do I use it?

  • Employees complete the form on-line and email it to their supervisor
  • Supervisors approve the form, enter accounting information and email it to
  • HR processes the timesheets in time for the pay period they are submitted for
  • NOTE - employees will only be able to submit time for jobs that exist in PeopleSoft. Therefore, managers will need to ensure that all hire information is sent to Human Resources before an individual can record time.

A user guide has been prepared that explains this process for everyone and it will be shared in the coming days. It is recommended people read it and it will be permanently housed on the intranet in the HR/OD section.

NOTE: The new timesheet is in effect as of July 6, 2020 so anyone submitting hours to be paid from this point forward will need to use the new process. Watch for an invitation to attend an optional online workshop to learn more about the new timesheet process.

Our Programs

UR SLC App Reaches Over 10,000 Downloads!

Since it launched just two years ago, the UR SLC app has been downloaded over 10,000 times, and has hosted over 1,400 events! UR SLC is a powerful platform keeping students and employees connected to information on campus events, discussion boards, links to resources and services, and notifications, all in one convenient location.

With an average of 750 visits from students daily, the most accessed resource has been, with 235,562 clicks during the 2019-2020 academic year.

“UR SLC has become an important resource for our students,” said Jeremy Mastin, Access & Inclusion Coordinator. “We are looking forward to the redesign and new features being introduced soon.”

Don’t have the UR SLC app? Download it from the App Store / Google Play or Login Here on your computer. Users will be able sign in with their username and password.

Virtual Orientation This Fall

Orientation will look very different this year as students will be connecting with SLC virtually. Here is a sneak peek on what the tri-campus orientation team have planned.

Online Orientation On Blackboard

In August first-year students will be able to interact with a wide range of college information, including campus specific services and resources, student engagement activities, as well as what’s happening in their city and community. The resources will be available to students through first semester.

(re)Orientation (Formally Smart Start@SLC)

New and returning students will be able to access virtual live sessions in late August connecting to a variety of information that will lay the foundation for skills needed during their semester. Each topic will be facilitated by a topic expert and cover a variety of areas, from using virtual technology to student engagement programming.

Orientation Day, September 8th

First-year students will be able to connect with their faculty virtually during set times. Sessions will be similar to previous years and provide the students with an introduction to their program. Note: Coordinators tri-campus have received initial information regarding their session, and are encouraged to email with any questions.

Orientation Fun

In partnership with the student governments, virtual events will be held from the end of August through September for students to have some fun and connect with each other. Each student will be receiving an Orientation Box in the mail with SWAG including an SLC t-shirt and more!

Anyone with questions about orientation can email More details will be shared in an upcoming issue of the newsletter.

Note: Boxes are being sent tri-campus. 

Our Students

SLC Graduate Chosen as Changemaker For Rural Ontario Development Program

Two-time SLC graduate Forrest Heard has been selected as one of 18 participants in the Rural Change Makers Pilot project. The aim of the project is for the participants to make a positive impact on the development of their rural community. Forrest graduated with a graduate certificate in User Experience Design (UX) in 2018, and with an advanced diploma in Graphic Design in 2017.

The vision of the Rural Change Makers Program is to grow the capacity of young adults to serve as changemakers and strengthen rural community development by providing leadership opportunities through sustainable, experiential learning.

Forrest, who hails from Elliot Lake, Ontario is currently conducting research and analysis to determine the most suitable project(s) to create positive community development in Elliot Lake.

“My education in UX will assist in my ability to select appropriate research and analyze the results to determine the most effective solution/approach. As well as how effective the project(s) is proving. My education in Graphic Design will assist me in marketing, getting the word out and creating a positive and informative buzz around the project(s),” Forrest said.

While she was a student at SLC, Forrest worked as a Graphic Design Assistant in the college’s Marketing department and she recently completed a one-year internship in the Continuing Education and Online Learning Department at Sault College.

Forrest also gained many skills and experience working as a residence advisor in her final year of Graphic Design. She is also an active volunteer in her community always willing to help out different sporting associations in Elliot Lake and helping the local Rotary Club. Her parents have always been a big part of the community through volunteering and Forrest is following in their footsteps.

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Our Communities

Energy Systems Engineering Technology Students Audit Kingston’s City Hall

Since the program was launched in 2005, students from the Energy Systems Engineering Technology students have worked with community partners to perform energy audits of various buildings in Kingston as part of their experiential learning. Past partnerships include the Limestone District School Board as well as Fort Henry.

This past year, third-year students partnered with the City of Kingston to conduct an energy audit of its historic City Hall, which was built in 1841 when Kingston was briefly named Canada’s first capital city until 1844.

The project was featured in the magazine of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Read full article here, and watch the accompanying video.



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 20: School of Business - NEXT Webinar series
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