St. Lawrence College Hosting Community Connection Event on Pandemic Preparedness

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SLC is inviting members of the Kingston campus community and general public to join a conversation around “Pandemic Preparedness” – discussing the lessons learned and notes for “next time” that have been formed from navigating COVID-19. Attendees will explore the human side of a pandemic, in terms of what was experienced together, as a community. 
Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned and the Human Impact of COVID-19 
Wednesday, October 19
4:30 to 6:00pm  
Large Venue Centre, St. Lawrence College's Kingston campus
100 Portsmouth Avenue 

Students, employees, and community partners are invited to hear from experts on the impact COVID had on operations and plans, along with any subsequent shifts in approach, then to discuss and share insight on considerations now being made for the future.

  • Dr. Gerald Evans – Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, and Pathology & Molecular Medicine at Queen's University  
  • Bhavana Varma – President and CEO, United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington  
  • Dr. Barb LeBlanc – Dean, Health and Wellness, St. Lawrence College 
  • Moderator – Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College 

This is a free community event open to the public, however space is limited, and attendees are asked to register ahead of time. Light refreshments will be served.

The SLC Community Connection Series reflects the College’s commitment to engaging with community while helping advance topics that are relevant to our students and our partners. SLC aims to collaborate on solutions while fostering relationships that help build thriving communities on and off our campuses in Eastern Ontario.



St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 100,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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