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St. Lawrence College awards Honorary Diploma to Helena Neveu, Indigenous Elder​

KINGSTON - St. Lawrence College is pleased to announce it will award Helena Neveu, Indigenous Elder at St. Lawrence College, with an Honorary Diploma. Helena will address St. Lawrence College’s graduating class of 2019 at the 3pm Convocation ceremony at Leon’s Centre on Friday, June 14. 

As the Indigenous Elder at SLC since 2014, Helena creates a positive and inclusive atmosphere for students, staff, and faculty. “I want to build a safe and welcoming space for our Indigenous students and create a positive and inclusive atmosphere for learning and indigenous cultural awareness for all members of the SLC community.”

Helena provides experiential learning opportunities that combine traditional knowledge and Indigenous ways of learning. Whether teaching traditional crafting or songs and drumming, she fosters a greater understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and being for participants. Helena brings the Anishinaabe teachings of the Medicine Wheel into all interactions with learners. 

You can read more about Helena Neveu at 
Honorary Diplomas.


Three Convocation ceremonies will be held at the Leon’s Centre on Thursday, June 13 at 6pm and Friday, June 14 at 10am and 3pm.




About St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 96,000 alumni.


For media information:

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
T: 613-544-5400, ext. 1291
C: 613-329-2451