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Our People

Get to Know Your Colleagues – International Department Profiles

Click here and get to know the people who make up the International Education team representing SLC around the world. Email communications@sl.on.ca with your department for a profile to be featured in an upcoming issue of the newsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

Cornwall Nursing Instructor Wins Award

During National Nurses Week, May 11 to May 17, the Ontario Nurses Association (ONA), the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN) teamed together to launch the first ever Nursing Now Ontario Awards.

SLC’s Patric Campeau, a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is the inaugural winner of the Nursing Now Ontario Award for the RN category.

Campeau was nominated by 10 nursing students whom he teaches at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall.

“Patric has no idea how much of a role model he is. He believed in me when no one did. He is my hero and deserves the world,” said one of the students who nominated him.

Campeau was selected for the prize out of 243 other nominees.

 

Last Call for Employee Nominations

Submit your nominations by May 29th for the Employee College Awards. During the month of June, the outstanding staff, faculty, and student employees at SLC will be recognized in six award categories. Click “Learn More” for information on each award category and for the nomination forms. If you have questions, contact ODLearning@sl.on.ca.

 

 

 

 

Our Programs

SLC to Offer Free Online Workshops in June

Join St. Lawrence College (SLC) instructors and staff who are offering a wide range of free online workshops throughout the month of June for anyone who wants to learn a new skill, delve into a personal interest, or do something just for fun.

Workshop topics include dog grooming, yoga, belly dancing, self-publishing, esthetics, and more. Sessions begin June 1 and run until early July and will be available on demand afterwards. Courses are offered by volunteer subject matter experts who also work and teach at SLC.

Click here to register and view the full list of workshops and schedule.

 

Our Students

New Tool for Incoming Students

Starting college can be overwhelming, so SLC created a checklist to make the transition easier for incoming students and their families. The checklist includes a step-by-step guide to starting life as an SLC student with information on important deadlines for fee payments, applying for bursaries, and more. The checklist will be updated with new information in the coming weeks as September approaches. This project was a collaboration between Jeremy Mastin, Access & Inclusion Coordinator, the Communications team, and Registrar’s Office. 

 

 

 

Improving Student Access to Information

As part of the PeopleSoft Upgrade Program (PUP), the Campus Solutions (CS) project team is upgrading the Student Information System to deliver better functionality and new tools which will allow students to access their information from the time they register as new students through to graduation.

Part of the upgrade includes updates to the self-service portal where students (and staff) can see academic information such as class schedules, view bills, and payment options, request transcripts, and update contact information.

This upgrade is the first step in continual improvements that will benefit everyone using the Student Information System.

On May 20th a virtual kick-off meeting was held with more than 150 attendees introducing the CS team to share project updates. A monthly show-and-tell will be held by the CS team to discuss new developments.

Anyone with comments or questions about the project can email PUP@sl.on.ca. The CS team is looking forward to working with any interested individuals for User Acceptance Testing during the summer.

Our Communities

Volunteer at the Robinson Community Garden!

The Robinson Community Garden near Kingston will opened Saturday, May 23rd, offering a great opportunity to volunteer throughout the spring and summer.

Staff have been working with public health unit to establish safe COVID-19 guidelines such as how to maintain physical distancing while at the Garden, working in small groups, installing hand washing stations, and more. Information, garden schedule, and easy volunteer registration can be found here.

The garden provides weekly fresh produce to over 600 elementary students and other community groups. This year the need is as important as ever. Please contact Julie Anderson, Garden Coordinator with inquiries: coordinator@robinsoncommunitygarden.com

Please note: Any volunteered time would have to be completed on personal time outside of working hours.

Career Services Offers International Graduate Employment Program

Do you know recent international graduates from SLC who are looking for employment? Career Services at SLC has started a program designed to help them gain access to meaningful entry-level career opportunities in the Kingston area. Participants will benefit from an increased knowledge of the Canadian workplace and their sector as well as an expanded professional network.

The program combines work experience with mentorship. Each participant will be partnered with a business leader from the community in a mentoring relationship, designed to help them navigate career decisions and develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to establish a career in their field.

You must meet the following eligibility requirements:

- International Graduate

- Under the age of 30

- Legally entitled to work in Canada

- Graduated in the last 3 years

- Limited Canadian professional work experience

To ensure participants are career ready, Career Services staff will assist with job searching needs, including resume and cover letter writing and review, interview preparation and general job search advice. For more details, please email Career Services at, Careerservices@sl.on.ca

Important Dates

May 29: College Achievement Award Nominations Due
June 1: President Award Nominations Due
June 1: Valedictorian Nominations Due
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