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SLC’s New Website Project is Underway

Computer showing a generic webpage.SLC’s corporate website is in the process of a complete redesign and the first phase of the launch is currently on track for completion in December 2020.

Under the leadership of Stew Clark, Director of Marketing and Recruitment and Irene Hernandez, Website Redesign Project Coordinator, more than 40 discovery meeting were completed with students and stakeholders from across the college.

Stakeholders were asked what is working, and what is not on the current site, as well as which features and functionalities matter most to the numerous audiences who visit the site, including prospective students, current students, parents of students, SLC employees, community partners, and the general public.

A content audit of over 4,200 web pages is currently underway with the help of a content strategist to develop the navigation and flow of the new website. Feedback is being collected from current students through an online survey that launched May 19th and will close June 9th, so far 650 responses have been received. Irene and Stew will be reaching out to the college community to identify content and text that needs updating.

“This website redesign and upgrade is a much-needed investment, as we know that the number one method prospective students use to attain information about SLC is through our website,” Stew said. “We’re excited by the progress we’re making and look forward to the reveal early next year.”

Our People

SLC’s Shopify Program Wins Silver

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has announced the recipients of its 2020 Awards of Excellence, celebrating the extraordinary contribution of individuals and highlighting the role of these essential institutions for Canada’s social, cultural and economic development. Congratulations to Pam Armstrong and Polina Buchan who won the CICan Silver Program Excellence Award for the Shopify Program. Click here for the complete list of award recipients.

 

 

 

 

Our Programs

Game Programming Students Receive Industry Accolades

Game Program StudentsSLC’s Game Programming students’ hard work on their final projects of three games earns high praise and guidance from industry professional and game enthusiasts.

Under the guidance of program coordinator James Dupuis, the three student teams created the games Zars, Dispatch Mayhem, and Cavern Crawl, which are available on the Google Play store for Android.

In the game Zars, your job is to defeat the wave of enemy zombies, aliens, and robots, from conquering the planet with your arsenal of laser guns and explosives.

“Zars had a comical twist on a pre-existing genre that takes itself too seriously. It showed potential to become a more in-depth game and had evidence it was intended to be more,” said Andy Coish, a software developer at LifeRaft Inc.

The game, Dispatch Mayhem, was designed specifically for SLC’s Supply Chain Management Program, and will be used as a fun training platform to learn some key industry knowledge, according to program coordinator, Carla Kingston-Floyd.

“Dispatch is a game that has the most potential to be great. Its concept is unique and with even more polish it could potentially be the one with the best commercial appeal,” said Coish.

Cavern Crawl is a hack and slash dungeon crawl where you, the hero must seek out the source of evil and defeat the terrifying Necromancer to prevent the attacks on the Kingdom of Ardania.

According to Coish, “Cavern Crawl is a game that seems to have the underpinnings of other great games like dungeon siege. It has so much unrealized potential, with more time it could be best of the lot.”

Each of the three teams worked hard through a very tight 14-week development cycle, and through the challenges of having to switch to online delivery midway through production, according to James.

“The students experienced a lot, from preproduction work on design and technical documents, to a production phase implementing the features of their products, all the way through to a shortened bug fixing phase. They all adapted, and persevered, and released their products to the Android Google Play Store. I am very proud of the work that these three teams completed.”

If you want to try any of these games, please click on the below links:

Pictured left to right:

Front: Tanner Olsen, Colin Labelle

Back: Nick Harrison, Alex Collings, Jordan Tuck, Chad McGillivray, Andrew Scarlett, Tim Woods, Bhavay Sharma, Brittany Cryderman, Asher Hennig, Sophia Pineda, Chad Bissonnette, Mitchell Labrecque, Ryan Massia, Jesse Wilband, Gavin Crews, James Dupuis (missing from the photo: Amaljith Kavungalparambil Ayyappan and Humza Khan).

Our Students

Live Chat Launched to Help Current Students

Chat bubbleWith campuses currently closed, SLC has launched a live chat to connect students to Student Services support. Current students can get information about college services and how to access college supports such as financial aid, wellness and accessibility, admissions, and more. Students can access the live chat through stlawrencecollege.ca, the UR SLC app (under the resources tab) or by texting 613-801-8580. The chat is monitored Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

 

 

 

Our Communities

June is Bike Month

BikeJune is Bike Month Ontario! While you’re not commuting to campus, this month-long campaign aims to encourage individuals to rediscover the benefits of cycling for any purpose and track their activity on the Active Switch campus online tool.

Participants who log their cycling trips on activeswitch.ca/campus during the month of June will be entered to win a $500 Sport Chek gift card! The more cycling trips participants log online, the more prize entries they will earn.

 

 

Supporting Our Community During Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Speech bubbleMay is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and SLC is sharing the following resources to equip our community to support those who may be experiencing violence at this difficult time.  We will also be sharing tips on how to be a positive bystander on college social media pages.

For a complete list of resources available to assist please go to our website.

The SLC Sexual Violence and Harassment Task Force developed the following videos to gain a better understanding of the student perspective. Please share these videos with your students:

Students Speak About Sexual Violence and A Compassionate, Empathy-Based Approach to Consent

 

 

Important Dates

May 21: World Culture Diversity Day

May 26: College Conversations

May 29: College Achievement Award Nominations Due

June 1: President Award NominationsDue

June 1: Valedictorian Nominations Due

July 31: Spring semester end date for most programs

August 10: Grades due - last day to post Spring 2020 grades into SIS

August 24: First day - new full-time faculty

August 31: First day - returning full-time faculty/program coordinators

September 8: Orientation Day

September 9: First day of classes, Fall semester begins