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Years of Service Milestone Recipients

Celebration luncheons were recently held to recognize milestone anniversaries for SLC employees. The dedication and professionalism of SLC staff and faculty make everyone #ProudToBeSLC.

Congratulations to everyone celebrating a milestone work anniversary!


Andrée LeBlancq

Nicole Donnelly

Beth Sills

Matthew Hoy

André Léger

Kristy Babcock

Lisa Knechtle-Jerkiewicz

Karen Ducharme

James Seaby

Erin Farrell

Sara Ryder

Anne Nahorny

Ryan Brown

Krista Smith

Jim Elliot

Maggie Lance

Ruth MacIntyre

Carrie Kyte

Leo Ashley

Valerie Closs

Wendy Hart

Debbie Baker

Connie Rawlyk

Diane Dowling

Grant Currie


Julie Howse

Curtis McKague

Tammy Kerr

Belinda Doyle

Catherine Thorp

Ronald Dowker

Brad Greenwood

Mary Ann Lyons

Hollee Harris

Christina Decarie

Lynne Beiner

Carlene Lott

Karen Gale

Robin Martin-Penrose

Peter Walker

Jeff Hoekstra

Mary Finkle

Terry Spence

Laura Norman

Kelly Morey

Ruth LeBlanc

Mark Bussieres

Diane Costa

Catherine Sheehan

Donna Robertson

Lori Crossley


Debbie Lloyd

Taunya Murphy

Bradley Craig-Pettem

April Last

Nancy Flynn

Mark Weldon

Cindy Presse

Sara Craig

Janice Spencer

Tara Chenier-Beach

Chris Paul

Julie Johnston

Patti Carter


Carolle Boudreau

Nicole MacDonald

Elysa Brunet

Daniel Shannon

Natalie Clark

Julie Smith

Michael Pettinella

David White

Carolyn Taylor

Our People: 

November Staff Profiles – Get to Know Your SLC Colleagues

Staff profiles continue to be popular newsletter content! Read this month’s submissions and submit your own information for a future newsletter. Click the link below to read this month's profiles.

November Profiles

Create Your Profile!  
Full-time, part-time, staff, faculty, no matter the campus, SLC’s team is made up of talented and committed people. Click here to access a SurveyMonkey form designed to help us introduce more members of the SLC team. Stay tuned for upcoming issues of the newsletter sharing more SLC team profiles! 


SLC’s Meaghen Shaver Wins Teaching Award at Provincial Conference

Meaghen Shaver, MSc, BCBA, coordinator and professor of SLC’s Autism and Behavioural Science program, won the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) Teaching Award 2019 at their annual conference in Toronto last week.  

According to Meaghen’s student Cierra Vandermeer, who nominated her for the award, Meaghen has been dedicated to this program and students since it began. “She goes above and beyond to make sure every single one of the students are getting the best education and opportunities possible,” Cierra said.  

“I nominated Meaghen for this award because even after just three months in the program, it is evident how passionate she is about not only the work she does in the field, but about the program and her students,” Cierra said. “As a class, we wanted to show that the amount of time and effort she puts into her teaching and content, as well as getting to know her students, doesn't go unnoticed.”

Meaghen uses a variety of methods to teach, often reflecting on her many valuable experiences in the field. These experiences and the way she uses them in her teaching enhance each concept that she teaches.

She remains involved in the field and is driven to keep with her professional development and research, with leading a journal club through ONTABA, being involved with the Centre of Behavioural Studies, and by co-presenting concurrent sessions at the ONTABA conference. 

“I’m so honored to be nominated by my students for this award,” Meaghen said. “It’s a privilege to ignite a passion for applied behaviour analysis in my students and help them embark on amazing and meaningful careers."

Flu Vaccine - Update

We’re all at risk of catching the flu. Protect yourself – and others – by learning about the virus and recognizing the symptoms.    

With short supply and changes in vaccine distribution this season, the Campus Health Centre has a limited supply of flu vaccine available.  For this reason, flu clinics are focused on students this year.

We encourage you to contact your doctor, nurse practitioner, or local pharmacy to get your flu shot.  

For more information:  




Speak to a nurse: Telehealth Ontario - Toll-free: 1-866-797-0000  

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Our Programs: 

Student-Run Event Raises Awareness for Local Charities 

Advertising and Marking Communication (AMC) students are raising awareness for nine local charities in the Kingston area. This class assignment with support of professor, Tom Brennen, teaches project management and sales skills, while also benefiting the Kingston Student Food Pantry.   

“We always strive to integrate our teaching strategies with the community, and this is a great chance for our students to help others while applying what they learn in the classroom” said Tom. 

Students, staff, and faculty, along with the community, are invited to attend the charity vendor event, Gift for Good on Tuesday, November 26th. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item in support of the Kingston Student Food Pantry. Each donation will offer a chance to win holiday gifts and prizes from charity sponsors.   

The campus food pantry program is available to students in need and funded by the students of SLC. Food pantry usage has increased dramatically, 82% since 2018, and to date has already increased by 210% from 2016. Use of the food pantry will continue to increase as we move into the new year and through the holidays.

Date: November 26th 

Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm 

Location: Event Space C, Student Life and Innovation Centre, Kingston Campus 

Local Charities Include:  

Yellow Bike Kingston 

Sustainable Kingston 

Crohns and Colitis 

Kingston Humane Society 

Dress for Success 

Canadian Mental Health Association 

Camp Outlook 

Boys and Girls Club Kingston  

Kingston Animal Rescue 

Our Students:

SLC Cross Country Runner Places Fourth in Canada 

For the second year in a row, Andrew Brown, a third-year Energy Systems Engineering Technology student from Carrying Place, ON placed fourth in Canada at Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championship on November 9 in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Andrew also received the CCAA All-Canadian award. 

Battling temperatures as low as -15 and snow squalls, team SLC ran to an impressive 10th place finish overall in the country. Leading the pack for SLC was Andrew Brown, with a time of 28:52 in the Men's 8k race. Rounding out the men's team was Isaac Fraser (36th), Greg Garey (62nd), Flynn Schooley (101st) and Kai Mackintosh (105th). 

Follow our amazing teams’ accomplishments at SLCathletics 

Our Communities: 

Supporting United Way – Be Involved 

Across Canada, United Way is working locally to build great communities for everyone. SLC is partnering with our local United Way in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall to support our neighborhoods and communities as we continue supporting opportunities to see SLC values of belonging and teamwork in action.

Kingston Campus:  

Nov 22: Kick-off

  • 8:30 – 11:30am: Business Student United Way Agency Awareness Displays, Cafeteria  
  • 11:30am: Official Kick-Off Pathways to Education Speaker, Upper Concourse  
  • 11:45am: Chilifest $5 with A Bowl, $7 without, Upper Concourse  
  • All Day: Comfy Day for the United Way $2 

Nov 25: 11:30am – 3:00pm: $7 Mini Mani, Upper Concourse 

Nov 26: All Day: Brown’s Coffee Day, Cafeteria

Nov 27: 2:00 – 4:00pm: Staff Social & Games, St. Larry’s Pub

Nov 28: 9:30am – 12:30pm: $10 Blow Outs, Dynamic Designs and 11:00am – 2:00pm: Silent Auction, Cafeteria 

Nov 29: All Day: Comfy Day for the United Way $2

Payroll deductions are available – click here for details.

Brockville Campus: 

On Now: Christmas Raffle to be held on Dec 16 at 1pm Purchase tickets through the Dean’s Office, $2 each or 3 for $5 

Nov 21: 9am – 1pm: $6 Pancake Breakfast, Cafeteria Brown’s is donating $2 per meal to the United Way 

Nov 27: 9:30am – 1:30pm: Sidewalk Sale, Foyer 

Payroll deductions are available – click here for details.

Cornwall Campus:  

Support the United Way through Payroll Deductions. Forms can be picked up through Dana Lacosse in room M3231.

Donations of $2/week can provide 11 children with backpacks filled with school supplies or $5/week can provide 203 meals at 2 soup kitchens. 

Important Dates

November 25-29: Student De-Stress Week, Brockville & Cornwall
November 26 to December 3: Student De-Stress Week, Brockville & Cornwall
November 28: Student #S_NAP (SLC Night Against Procrastination), Brockville & Cornwall
November 29 to December 1: The Little Mermaid
December 2 - January 21: Winter OntarioLearn Registration
December 3: Last day of classes (BScN program)
December 3: Student #S_NAP (SLC Night Against Procrastination), Kingston
December 6-8: Spring Awakening
December 13: Last day of classes
December 17: SLC Faculty and Staff December Holiday Celebrations, Cornwall
December 18: SLC Faculty and Staff December Holiday Celebrations, Brockville
December 19: SLC Faculty and Staff December Holiday Celebrations, Kingston
December 21 - January 1: December Holiday Period, SLC closed    

November 23: Community E-Waste Drive, Kingston

Enactus SLC and Footprint SLC Presents: On Saturday November 23rd from 11:00-3:00 pm a shipping container will be available at the front entrance at 100 Portsmouth Avenue in Kingston. Student volunteers from Enactus and the Footprint team will be collecting electronic waste to divert from landfills.
Have questions about Enactus? Contact General Manager Jadon Hook at
Want to know what other green initiatives Footprint does? Contact Sustainability Manager Brooke Gilmour at
Accepted e-Waste items include:
• Display devices (monitors and televisions)
• Desktop computers, portable computers
• Computer peripherals (i.e., computer mouse, keyboard, etc.)
• Desktop or floor standing printing; copying and multifunction devices
• Telephone and telephone answering machines
• Cellular devices and pagers
• Home theatre in a box (equalizers, amplifiers, speakers, and turntables)
• Aftermarket vehicle audio and video devices
• Image, audio and video devices (personable/portable)
• Image, audio and video devices (home/non-portable)
Important note: Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is not responsible for any data that remains on a recycled computer or other electronic devices. It is the responsibility of the consumers to ensure that all personal data is removed from computer systems, cell phones and all electronics. Consumers should take all necessary steps to clear hard drives, SIM cards and all memory storage areas of personal information before delivery for reuse or recycling"