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Webinars Provide a Tangible Way to Reach Prospective Students

Prospective students and applicants to SLC have so many questions. One way that SLC is reaching out to them is by hosting program specific webinars. Since January, SLC’s Marketing team and faculty have been hosting webinars via Skype, accessible from anywhere, on any device.
Each webinar is hosted by a professor(s) providing information about what to expect, learning outcomes, career options, student life, and how to apply. Learning more about a specific program and hearing first-hand about what to expect during their time at SLC provides applicants a chance to connect with the college directly. Potential students have a lot of questions and with interactive Q&A periods during the webinars, viewers can ask specific questions about topics that matter to them.

Currently, 15 webinars have been recorded and more are scheduled for March. Each webinar is recorded and posted to the SLC YouTube channel offering anyone who missed the webinar the opportunity to find the information.

Interested in hosting a webinar? Contact the marketing department, marketing@sl.on.ca for more information. Please allow for six-weeks’ notice when submitting a request and include details about the program with a list of topics that should be covered during the webinar.

Our People: 

OPG Conference: Women In Science

The second annual “Women in Science” conference invited over 300 grade nine and ten female students from Cornwall and area high schools to learn about some remarkable women in professional careers within their community. Each day began with opening remarks from inspirational keynote speakers, followed by four breakout sessions focusing on environmental research science, health science, engineering and the trades.

The sessions allowed groups of students to engage with a variety of local women working in science related fields. SLC contributors to the conference were Jennifer Haley, Associate Dean, Shannon Claggett Associate Dean, School of Applied Science and Computing, and Brooke Gilmour, Sustainability Manager.

Diversity is an integral part of OPG’s business practice and community outreach. This event provides young women with the opportunity to broaden their horizons, expand their interests, and show them the possibilities of pursuing science education by meeting real women working in such roles. 

Our Programs:

Accounting Hackathon Supports Local Entrepreneurs

SLC’s third-year accounting students shared their expertise with local entrepreneurs during an accounting hackathon held in the Innovation Hub last week. Participants worked together to solve finance issues faced by start-up business or those seeking to grow. Tailored assistance provided valuable advice entrepreneurs and excellent hands-on learning for students. Solutions included updated business plans, projected cash statements, cash flow budgets, and templates for recording daily transactions.

"I enjoyed the event thoroughly and was overjoyed to see these entrepreneurs creating life changing business and the excitement they all shared,” said Brett Whaley, third-year Business Administration - Accounting student. “I was proud to be a part of it as a young business professional, and I hope we were able to assist all of the businesses with their current issues.”

Hackathon events provide opportunities for student to gain employability skills needed and provide exposure to accounting practices across multiple industries, such as catering or local artisans. “Students can link theory to practice and increase the effectiveness of learning through collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving in a professional business setting,” said Alynn Boyle, Accounting professor. The accounting hackathon was made possible through partnerships with local community partners, KEYS and Rise.

Our Students:

Student Teams Represent SLC at CICAN on the Hill

Student teams representing projects in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall were selected for the student showcase at CICan on the Hill. The showcase highlights remarkable student experiences or projects and as you can see below, each project has had considerable community impact.

 

Project title: Project Management Students, Planning for the Future (Cornwall)


Team member names: Revathy Bindulekha Satish, Merine Shita Philip, Jimmy Ommen Johnson


Project description: Cornwall's population has been stagnating for about 20 years, and local employers are now having difficulty in filling their employment needs. Population growth is needed to attract more organizations to the area and to improve the city's tax base. Students taking a Project Management course worked on a project for Community Futures Development Corporation to increase Cornwall's population. Students submitted their ideas, tasks list, budget and execution plan to help the City of Cornwall attract new citizens.

 

 

Project title: Social Hackathon for Brockville, Ontario Charity - Homeward Bound

Team member names: Cassandra Jonas, Kaithlyn Ardidon

Project description: Students held a social hackathon to benefit the Brockville charity Homeward Bound Brockville, which supports mother-led families to earn college diplomas, start careers, and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Teams of Advertising and Marketing Communications (AMC) students put their team building, creativity, and problem-solving skills to the test to help Homeward Bound Brockville design a communications and marketing strategy to promote and increase donations to their scholarship fund.

 

 

Project title: No. 9 Community Gardens

Team member names: Hayley Clark, Kimberley Grant, Jamie Higley

Project description: No. 9 Gardens is Canada's First Cultural Centre for Sustainability and Reconciliation. Students volunteered to renovate a barn, turning it into a kitchen. Located on 40 acres of prime agricultural land near Elgin, Ontario, this centre will act as a global model and laboratory for exploring how to build sustainable local food systems. Hands-on workshops and educational programs are offered in partnership with the Dunin-Deshpande, Queen’s Innovation Centre, and the St. Lawrence College School of Skilled Trades and Tourism.

 


Our Communities: 

Free Event in Cornwall Examines Gender-Based Violence

On March 2, join expert speakers Farrah Khan and Courtney Skye, who will present on gender-based violence on SLC’s Cornwall campus from 9am to noon in Aultsville Hall. Examples of gender-based violence in Canada include the 1989 massacre of 14 female students at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, the murders of gay men in Toronto between 2010 and 2017, and female genital mutilation, a criminal offence in Canada.

About Courtney Skye, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

Courtney has led policy development for the public sector at local, provincial, and national levels. This includes a framework for youth development, a strategy co-developed with Indigenous partners to transform the governance, design, and delivery of child and family services, and a strategy to end violence against Indigenous women. Courtney strives to end all forms of colonial violence experienced by Indigenous peoples.

About Farrah Khan

Farrah Khan has spent two decades raising awareness about the intersections of gender-based violence and equity through education, policy, art creation, and advocacy. She is the founder of Possibility Seeds, member of the Government of Canada's Federal Strategy Against Gender-based Violence Advisory Council, board member of Girl Guides of Canada and the Manager of Consent Comes First at Ryerson University. Farrah is co-founder of innovative community projects including Use The Right Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence and co-director of Courage to Act, the first national project of its kind to address and prevent gender-based violence on post-secondary campuses in Canada. She regularly contributes to national media with her expertise in addressing gender-based violence and is the recipient of the numerous awards including the Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award. In 2018 Farrah was appointed to the Gender Equality Advisory Council for the G7 Summit.

For more information, please contact the Akwesasne Family Wellness Program at 613-937-4322 or at afwpoutreach@akwesasne.ca

 

SLC Offers Free Skills Training With Office Assistant Program in Cornwall

 

SLC provides training to members of the community who face barriers to employment. An eight-week Office Assistant program will run on the Cornwall campus from March 23 to May 15, 2020 and tuition is free for applicants who qualify.


This program trains for employment as an Office Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Front Desk Clerk, or Customer Service with the skills employers are looking for:

 

  • Microsoft Office
  • business math
  • communications
  • office procedures
  • medical terminology
  • employability skills 

Funding may be available to cover tuition and transportation through Service Canada’s Opportunities Fund (Skills for Employment).

If you know someone who could benefit from skills training that can help them find employment or upgrade their skills, please share! For more information contact: Judy Lowe, 613-933-6080, ext. 3340.

 

Say Hello


People visiting the Kingston campus may notice a new display in various areas around campus. Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP), in partnership with the City of Kingston, St. Lawrence College, Queen’s University, the Limestone District School Board, and the Kingston Police, will soon be launching the next iteration of KIP’s successful "Say Hello" campaign, and KIP will be lending SLC a stand-up display like the one pictured. You can read more about the initial, impactful campaign launched in Spring 2018 here. The campaign and its goal to increase belonging and respect in the community is a direct fit for SLC's values and community. Don’t forget to say hello!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Important Dates

February 28: Application to graduate deadline
March 31: College Conversations, Kingston (1:30pm – 2:30pm, LVS)  *New Time
April 1: College Conversations, Cornwall (10:00am – 11:00am, River Room)
April 1: College Conversations,Brockville (1:30pm – 2:30pm, B105)
March 2: Say No To Gender Based Violence, Cornwall
April 3-5: Honk!
April 4: Spring Open House (Please share with any potential students in your network.)
April 16-18: Sweet Charity
April 17: Graphic Design Exhibition
May 15: Big Data and AI Conference