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Featured: 

#SLCValues Winners 

Last month students, staff, and faculty shared amazing examples of SLC values Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, Students First, and Belonging online using the hashtag #SLCValues. Congratulations to the winners, who were chosen by random draw who participated:  

  • Alyssa Rytwinski – Kingston 
  • Jessica Therrin - Kingston 
  • Chase Drew - Kingston 
  • Brianna Killoran – Kingston 
  • Cassandra Hay - Brockville 
  • Mike Pettinella - Cornwall  

 

 

Our People: 

Save the Date – Years of Service Luncheon   

SLC’s Years of Service Luncheons are approaching. These events are by invitation only and are for colleagues and peers celebrating a major service milestone (I.e., five or ten years of service, and beyond).  If you are marking a service milestone this year and have not yet received your invitation to attend, please contact Ashleigh McKeil in Human Resources and Organizational Development. 

President’s Luncheon Dates – to mark years of service 

Brockville: October 30 
Kingston: November 6 
Cornwall: November 20 

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Our Programs: 

Program Spotlight: Media Arts Fundamentals 

The Media Arts Fundamentals program in Kingston is off to a strong start in its inaugural year, with 22 students, including three international students. 

A one-year certificate program, Media Arts Fundamentals students explore the wide variety of disciplines and careers in media, design, and the arts with courses in professional communications and digital media applications. Students earn credits toward our diploma programs in Graphic Design, Visual & Creative Arts - Fine Arts, Music & Digital Media, Advertising & Marketing Communications, and General Arts & Science. 

“Students are super keen and engaged,” said program coordinator, Jonathan Sugarman. “I'm impressed and already feel a strong connection with them. With a group like this I wish it was a multi-year program.” 

Courses in the final semester focus on professionalism, career exploration and the preparation of a media-arts portfolio that students can tailor to academic or career pathways that interest them most.  

“Their choice of electives gives us some clues of what their original desired pathway might be, whether it’s Graphic Design, Advertising, or Music and Digital Media, the distribution is somewhat even at this point, some may be swayed one way or another as the semester unfolds,” Jonathan said. 

A main project students will work on is a photojournalism assignment that will be a three course collaboration between Communications, Intro to Media Arts, and Photography, according to Jonathan. “The assignment involves documenting events happening in our society with pictures and an accompanying narrative laid out in a magazine format, like a Life Magazine article. It will be a great portfolio piece for them.” 

Our Students:

World Mental Health Day at SLC 

Today is World Mental Health Day. SLC will be participating and our goal is to remind our campus community of the mental health supports that are available for anyone who needs them. We also want to convey that supports and resources are offered in a safe, secure, and stigma-free environment.  

To ensure you are equipped to help a student who needs it, we want to remind everyone the professional and dedicated team of counsellors and staff in the Student Wellness and Accessibility department offers services and resources specifically designed for students. This includes individual short-term counselling, walk-in appointments, educational workshops and peer group engagement, and group therapy interventions. For online support, SLC recently introduced a new app called Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), which is available to students, staff, and faculty. TAO offers wellness strategies through self-guided learning or a therapy-assisted approach. The app is free and provides access to tools and resources on interpersonal relationships, stress, relaxation, problem solving, and mindfulness.  

To reach Student Wellness and Accessibility:  

Email: wellness@sl.on.ca  

 In Kingston: Room 01230, 613-544-5400, ext. 5504  

 In Brockville: Room 100, 613-345-0660, ext. 3154 or ext. 3111  

 In Cornwall: Room M1461, 613-933-6080, ext. 2709 

Stop by the Student Wellness and Accessibility’s table on each campus today. They’re planning a fun activity and will have information on hand, in case you or someone you know could use some help finding the TAO app, or generally connecting with them. 

In Kingston: 12:30 - 3:30pm in the cafeteria 

In Brockville: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm is the link outside of the cafeteria 

In Cornwall: 10:30am - 1:30 pm at the entrance to Moulinette

Paramedic Students Walk to Raise Awareness of Mental Health in Cornwall 

The Cornwall Paramedic students partnered with CMHA of Eastern Ontario in a Walk to raise awareness about mental illness in conjunction with World Mental Health Day. Our students supported their community while learning about the experience of people with mental illness. This was the second year participating in the walk and students met with community agencies who offer support for people with mental illness and addictions in the region. 

 

 

Our Communities: 

It’s Sustainability Month

Sustainability Month is happening now 

Students have a chance to win two tickets to see the Arkell's and a hotel night stay for November 16th. To enter, students must complete three out of the five sustainability daily challenges, follow Fooprint on Instagram @footprintslc, post when they’ve completed the challenge and tag Footprint!  Each week students complete the challenge their name will be entered to win! 

BYOM: Bring your own mug to save money and earn a free drink 

Eco Mug program is up and running on our three campuses. Save ten cents off each coffee and get a stamp on your sustainable coffee card towards a free drink! 

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Dropbikes in Kingston

In Kingston, SLC is now an official Dropbike location, a great way to get around town and reduce your carbon footprint!  

Smart Kingston Project  

Smart Kingston aims to develop secure, culture-enhancing, and green solutions that serve Kingston's people. SLC’s very own, Beth Sills, Director of Facilities Management Services, has been an active committee member providing guidance on the Smart and Green sub-committee. SLC hosted the Smart Kingston Symposium on October 4th where Beth spoke about the College’s role in helping our community achieve these goals.