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Applications Now Open for the SLC Board of Governors

Do you know someone who can bring their passion and expertise to the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors? St. Lawrence College is seeking volunteers from the Kingston and Cornwall communities to join its Board of Governors.

In this challenging opportunity, board members will:

  • govern SLC’s $140-million business operation
  • ensure SLC’s accountability to its students, vision, and mission
  • utilize their senior-level governance/board experience to support SLC’s strategic plan, SLC in Five: slcinfive.ca
  • promote the College’s core values: Students First, Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork, and Belonging

If you know a highly effective communicator who respects equality, good governance, and can consider multiple perspectives, please encourage them to apply for the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors. Preference will be given to those with professional governance experience within the fields of Information Technology and Finance/Accounting (CPA designation preferred).

Applications are due by Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

For more information and to apply, visit: stlawrencecollege.ca/board

Our People: 

Nominate a Colleague for the College Achievement Awards

Do you know an outstanding colleague or team who demonstrates SLC’s mission, vision, and values? Nominations are now open for the College Achievement Awards presented at the annual Learning Connections Conference in June. Nominations close April 9, 2020. For more details and nomination forms please visit the ‘Rewards & Recognition’ page under the heading ‘HR & OD’ on the SLC Intranet. Please contact Ashleigh McKeil, AMcKeil@sl.on.ca if you have questions.

Academic Excellence Award

This award is bestowed upon the individual employee who has best demonstrated efforts to:

  • participate in activities showing consistent dedication to life-long learning,
  • apply innovative methods to enhance the teaching and learning experience,
  • create a positive learning environment and consistently demonstrate respect to students and co-workers. 

Service Excellence Award

This award is bestowed upon the individual employee who has best demonstrated efforts to:

  • contribute to a positive culture within the department/work unit,
  • bring the “best” of themselves to work on a regular basis throughout the year in performing their regular job duties,
  • provide exceptional service to students, employees and the college community. 

Service Excellence Award (SLC Student Employees)

This award is bestowed upon the student employee who has best demonstrated efforts to: 

  • contribute to a positive culture and demonstrate cooperative spirit within the department/work unit,
  • consistently acts professional throughout their student employment term
  • be committed to service excellence through excellent customer service and acting with integrity, while displaying strong leadership skills. 

Award of Merit

Nominees for this award will have consistently gone above and beyond the expectation inherent in their position/work, and in doing so, their actions have had a positive and significant impact on the success of the College.

This Award is to recognize employees or teams who demonstrate the highest level of excellence in advancing the Mission, Vision and Strategic Direction of the College in exemplifying our core values and belief in people by:

  • demonstrating leadership and participating in initiatives to promote the College, its programs, and services,
  • seeking to improve or enhance efficiencies in programs or services within the College community,
  • contributing and inspiring others to create a positive culture within the department/work unit and institution. 

Innovation Award

This award is bestowed upon a group of employees who have worked as a team to:

  • develop and implement an innovation related to the College’s objectives and achieve results over and above College expectations for quality and excellence,
  • demonstrate extraordinary cooperation and effectiveness in meeting College goals and objectives. 

Leadership Excellence Award 

This award is bestowed upon the individual employee who has best demonstrated efforts to: 

  • set a high personal standard of integrity by leading by example and by supporting the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Lawrence College,
  • motivate and inspire the people around them and help them understand their role in achieving strategic goals,
  • provide team members with the tools and support needed to perform their tasks and ensure that they are recognized for their contributions,
  • communicate in a manner which is fair, straightforward, honorable, and open, and to take prompt decisive action to resolve issues quickly and effectively. 

About the Conference

The Learning Connections Conference (LCC) is an all-employee professional development event that takes place during the Spring term. The conference brings participants together from our three campuses (Brockville, Cornwall, & Kingston) for two days of learning to celebrate our SLC values.

Our Programs:

Students Create Showcase to Celebrate 15 Years of Music Theatre in Brockville 

To celebrate 15 years of the Music Theatre – Performance program in Brockville, first-year students will present a year-end performance showcase called 24 #whoarethey, March 28 at 7pm and 29 at 2:00pm at the Brockville Collegiate Institute. 

This show, previously known as New Faces, has a revamped model for 2020 and is a tribute to 15 years of musicals at SLC, created by the students. “Instead of showcasing the students’ individual talent, we will look back on past musicals, reach out to alumni, find out where they are and what they have been up too – we will perform pieces from shows of the past, and then of course, introduce our class and showcase possibilities of the future,” said Chad McNamara, the shows’ director.  

This show is 100% student driven, said Chad. “Each week is a check in, there is a costume team, props, set design, admin, etc. We have weekly budget meetings and students are learning what goes into creating and producing a show.”  

Students have also been fundraising, leading rehearsals, advertising and marketing by creating social media, posters, promotion, and more.  

“We have a sense of ownership and pride in our work,” said student Paris Healey. “We’re experiencing first-hand what goes into putting a show of this size together, and how many different components there are. I think we have created something very different for SLC and it feels great to be part of something new and fresh. It’s an exciting time to be a student here.”   

To purchase tickets: https://slc.inviteright.com/NF2020

Our Students:

Students Create Display to Raise Awareness

SLC Social Service Worker program students Nathalie Daigle and Kailey Allen have been impacted in various ways by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). Their Diverse Populations class taught by Alison Bonham included an assignment to research and discuss oppression in communities, which led to them both recognizing an opportunity to raise awareness among students, staff, and visitors to the Kingston campus about MMIW.

Inspired by the work of Metis artist Jamie Black, the students are going to build on a concept she has created and install a red dress display that includes over 300 paragraphs about missing and murdered women and their stories.

“As two Indigenous social service worker students we already felt the impact of missing and murdered Indigenous women in our own communities and were aware of what is happening all around us in Canada and the USA. We felt inspired to help educate the students and staff here at SLC on this topic after an opportunity arose from a class assignment to spread awareness outside of our classroom” Nathalie and Kailey say.

The installation was created on the 19th and will remain in place until the end of day on February 28th. It will feature red dresses of varying sizes and styles, donated by members of the community and stories that profile some of the missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The display will be installed on the bridge to the upper concourse near the SHAC. Nathalie and Kailey hope people viewing the display connect to it and see that the issue is not merely about a big number. Statistically the number of missing and murdered women is large, but this issue is also about stories and people, and family and finding peace.

Nathalie and Kailey say “Everyone's story is different, but they all have similarities. There is a lot of things that aren’t done to help connect the families and bring them peace. We want to connect to people who aren’t currently aware of these stories and help them to see sisters, daughters, and friends in the display.”

 

Our Communities: 

Eastern Regional Employment Ontario Conference

You’re invited to the 2020 annual Eastern Regional Employment Ontario Conference on April 20 and 21, 2020, at the Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre. Click ‘read more’ for details about the conference, registration information and accommodation details. SLC’s Ashleigh McKeil is a keynote speaker. Click here for full details.

 

 

 

 

 

Women in Science Conference 2020 in Cornwall

 

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is hosting the second annual Women in Science Conference, February 24 and 25, 2020 at the St. Lawrence College Campus in Cornwall. The conference will welcome grade nine and ten female students from Ottawa and Cornwall area secondary schools.

The event will provide students with exposure to a variety of careers in science related fields, and to inspire them to confidently pursue studies related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM).

OPG is hosting the event in partnership with St. Lawrence College, Cornwall Community Hospital, River Institute, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Transport Canada.

Each day will begin with formal opening remarks from guest speakers, followed by a featured keynote speaker. Once the opening remarks have concluded, the students will attend four breakout sessions featuring professional women with careers related to various science related fields including environmental research science, health science, engineering and the trades.

Important Dates

February 3-21: Formal KPI student survey
February 17: Family Day (college closed)
February 17-21: Break week – BScN & BBA programs
February 24-28: Break week *most programs
February 26: Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day
February 28: Application to graduate deadline
March 2: Say No To Gender Based Violence, Cornwall
March 31: College Conversations, Kingston (10:30am – 11:30am, LVS)  *New Date
April 1: College Conversations, Cornwall (10:00am – 11:00am, River Room) *New Date
April 1: College Conversations,Brockville (1:30pm – 2:30pm, B105)  *New Date
April 3-5: Honk!
April 4: Spring Open House (Please share with any potential students in your network.)
April 16-18: Sweet Charity