Recognizing Outstanding Alumni

Celebrating and honouring the contributions and successes of outstanding SLC alumni.

Awards and Recognition

St. Lawrence College provides a number of opportunities to recognize the success of our graduates, such as the Premier's Awards and Honorary Diplomas.

Premier's Awards

The Premier's Awards are an annual provincial awards program created by the government to acknowledge the important economic and social contribution college graduates make to Ontario. Awards are given to a person that has experienced tremendous success in their field and contribute to their community. Colleges may nominate one graduate in each of the following categories:

  1. Apprenticeship
  2. Business
  3. Community Services
  4. Creative Arts and Design
  5. Health Sciences
  6. Recent Graduate
  7. Technology

The Alumni Office of St. Lawrence College welcomes suggestions for nominations at any time; however, the deadline for each particular year is March 1. Nominations should include a cover letter by the person making the nomination including the nominee's program and year of graduation, as well as a copy of the nominee's resume or CV, and copies of any relevant media clippings or awards. All suggestions will be reviewed by an internal selection committee and the College will forward one official nomination for each category to the Premier's Office. Official College nominees will be invited to attend the annual Premier's Awards Dinner and will receive a framed certificate signed by the Premier of Ontario.

Learn more about St. Lawrence College Nominees for Premier's Awards.

Honorary Diplomas

To recognize the outstanding contributions made by individuals and organizations, St. Lawrence College grants Honorary Diplomas. The achievements of Honorary Diploma recipients are of such excellence as to provide an example, inspiration, and leadership to all graduates of St. Lawrence College. Honorary Diplomas are open, but not restricted to, members of the alumni community. Nomination forms are available through the Alumni Office. Nominations are welcome at any time. Honorary Diploma recipients are presented with their diplomas and given an opportunity to address the graduates, at spring convocation ceremonies. Learn more about Honorary Diplomas at St. Lawrence College.

Voyageur Magazine

St. Lawrence Voyageur, the magazine for alumni of St. Lawrence College, is published once per year and online and is distributed free of charge to all alumni and friends. This magazine features alumni profiles, news on alumni programs, services and upcoming events, as well as College news, and the ever-popular “Echoes” section, where you can catch up on what your classmates are up to these days. If you are not currently receiving the magazine, please email the Alumni and Development Office or update your Alumni Record online. In the meantime, you can catch up with our online version.

Explorer (e-newsletter)

St. Lawrence Explorer is published every two months and is sent to all alumni and friends with valid email addresses. Our e-newsletter features announcements and articles in a “quick and easy” format, to give you news and engagement opportunities. Have a news item to include in the newsletter? Contact us at If you are not currently receiving the e-newsletter, please contact the Alumni and Development Office, or update your Alumni Record online.

Alumni Services

Contact the Alumni Office

Phone: 1.800.228.4664

St. Lawrence College Alumni Office
100 Portsmouth Ave.
Kingston, ON K7L 5A6