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Our People: 

What Internationalization Means

Richard Webster, Internationalization Lead at SLC, was a guest speaker on the Canadian Bureau of International Education’s (CIBE) podcast last week. In the episode Richard discusses what inclusive internationalization means to the college. Internationalization at SLC is for everyone and includes supporting students to become global citizens and expanding our worldviews to respect and celebrate diversity. The launch of CBIE’s new podcast creates a space where leaders of international education are interviewed on current hot topics.

Listen to the Podcast

Our Programs:

Kingston Accounting Students Hold Case Competition 

On February 1st, second- and third-year accounting students participated in the 11th annual accounting case competition, sponsored by the School of Business. Twelve student teams from the Accounting Diploma and Bachelor of Business Administration program were given two hours to review a case study and present their analysis, recommendations, and conclusions before a panel of judges.  

"The accounting case competition held at SLC was a memorable event that helped bring out what we have learned in multiple financial and accounting classes and apply it to a real-life case study, judged by professionals from various backgrounds,” said accounting student Tyler Payne-Renaud. “The competition helped with analyzing facts quickly and determining important information that added value to the client, and our presentation skills. This is an excellent opportunity for the accounting students."  

The top three student teams were selected for a final round of judging.  

“I wanted to thank our panel of judges and our student volunteers; without whose help we could not run this event. And of course – many thanks to the students who participated in the competition – you are truly a credit to St. Lawrence College!” said accounting professor Michelle Paquin.  

Our Students:

Recognition for Academic Achievement

Civil Engineering Technology student Jason Ruypers was recognized for his academic achievements with a College Proficiency Award at the annual Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) conference awards luncheon, held on February 25 at Toronto’s Fairmount Royal York Hotel. Students representing colleges from across the province were recognized with a plaque presented by the Minister of Transportation. 

"Jason has been an outstanding student, leader, and ambassador in the Civil Engineering Program,” said Ricky Cruz, program coordinator. “He brings an eagerness to help his peers in the classroom and assists in organizing many program events. Jason has maintained a high level of academics and has gained the respect of his peers which enriches his motivation to learn. His dedication to our program will contribute to his professional success. On behalf of the Civil Engineering faculty of St. Lawrence College, we wish Jason continued success, and we look forward to seeing [him] become a valuable Civil Engineering Technologist." 


Our Communities: 

SLC Students Make it to Pitch at Mayor’s Innovation Challenge 2020 

Congratulations to the three student teams who recently pitched their ideas at the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge at Kingston’s City Hall on February 27. The pitches are described below: 

Team 1: Melissa Robaar, Catherine Gouthro, & Sean Warring – A concrete solution to homelessness (modular concrete building) 

Team 2: Maria Eduarda Lopes, David Jose, & James Delali Torkornoo – Analysing the Partners in Mission Foodbank distribution mechanism with suggestions for improvement 

Team 3: Jegaveerpandian Rajendran and Thomas Leir – A real time parking availability app. 

About the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge

The Mayor's Innovation Challenge is a competition calling on teams of students from Kingston's major 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. 


Cornwall Campus Compost Helps Local Farm


If you've seen green bins leaving SLC's Cornwall campus on Fridays and wondered where they're going, it's to a local farm that composts food waste to enrich their soil. Watch the video below to learn about Springfield Farm's compost program and to see how SLC is helping reduce waste! For more information about the ways Footprint is helping SLC's communities adopt greener practices, check out past newsletters or see ways to volunteer on the SLC website, here.



Important Dates

March 12: #S_NAP SLC Night Against Procrastination, Tri-campus (5-10pm) 
March 13: Deadline for LCC Proposals
March 31: #S_NAP SLC Night Against Procrastination, Tri-campus (5-10pm) 
March 31: College Conversations, Kingston (1:30pm – 2:30pm, LVS)
April 1: College Conversations, Cornwall (10:00am – 11:00am, River Room)
April 1: College Conversations,Brockville (1:30pm – 2:30pm, B105)
April 3-5: Honk!
April 4: Spring Open House (Please share with any potential students in your network.)
April 16-18: Sweet Charity
April 17: Graphic Design Exhibition
May 15: Big Data and AI Conference