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SLC Athletics Teams Unite Under New Name

St. Lawrence SurgeSLC Athletics will look different when teams return. During the virtual athletics award ceremony, SLC unveiled a new name and branding for its teams, unifying the three campuses under one name: St. Lawrence Surge. The new name brings together the three previous separate identities for each SLC campus.

While all three names, Vikings, Schooners, and Sharks, had an association to water, the names and branding were not aligned with the SLC corporate brand or closely associated with the waterway that defines our region and college. St. Lawrence Surge unites our campuses and athletes around a concept that reflects SLC’s values, region, and communities. The rebrand process was collaborative, with consultation from student governments, alumni, and SLC’s marketing team.

Watch the reveal video with voiceover by well-known voice actor and movie/television star, Ron Perlman.

SLC Athletics will begin using the new Surge brand with new team uniforms, updating branding on all three campuses, and acquiring a new team mascot. Updates will be posted on the website, www.slcsurge.com, and on social media. St. Lawrence College will honour the history of all its sports teams by creating an archive in a Varsity Hall of Fame on the Kingston campus.

“I’m so proud of the work that’s been done these last few months to create a team name and branding everyone at SLC can get behind and cheer for,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. ““I look forward to watching our athletes surge forward to victory.”

Our People

2020 SLC Employee Awards - Nominate Someone Today!

Trophy SLC staff and faculty are invited to nominate their colleagues for an SLC Employee Award. Outstanding faculty, administrators, and support staff can be nominated in six different categories. Student employees can be nominated in the category of Service Excellence. Nominations are due by May 29th and recipients will be honoured in June. Questions? Email ODLearning@sl.on.ca. Click the link for more information or to nominate a deserving colleague (link will take you to the HR page on slc.me intranet – College Awards section).

 

 

Four Ways to Share Your Stories

What's your story? Share your stories with us! Here’s how:

  1. If you have an event, story, or information to share, submit it for a future issue of the newsletter – here.
  2. Our College News is seeking department/team volunteers to profile their team and the work they do. Send an email to communications@sl.on.ca to volunteer.
  3. Share what is happening in your program, including what students are working on, program updates, or innovative learning opportunities.
  4. Faculty - help everyone get to know you! Share information about yourself, your career, or your hobbies. Faculty profiles are the most-read section when they’ve been run and we’re hoping to do more!

Our Programs

Cornwall Students Clean Up For Earth Day

Cornwall student helps clean up trash for Earth Day.While campus was closed due to COVID-19, 20 students from SLC’s graduating class of the Environmental Technician program chose to participate in Cornwall’s "Great Global Clean-Up" for Earth Day on April 22. Clean-up crews were careful to follow physical distancing protocols and the safety guidelines.

"We are so lucky that Cornwall is surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife. As we are blessed with this magnificent environment, it’s our responsibility as a community to maintain and protect it,” said Keval Malakiya, a second-year student. “After spending one-and-a-half years here, I feel that I am also a small part of this community, and this city gave me more than I expected. Cleaning the surrounding area of my residence and collecting garbage was my little payback to Cornwall."

"Typically, the first-year students in our program organize an annual cleanup on campus in the fall, and another one is organized by the college at this time of year,” said program coordinator, Jordan Ann Kevan de Haan. “While a campus wide cleanup as a group was not an option this year, students committed to the cleanup as a group and got a lot done while staying safe and working near their own homes."

Some 50 garbage bags of trash were collected, primarily in Cornwall, United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Akwesasne, but also in other communities between Montreal and Kingston.

"Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world in support of environmental protection,” said Chahat Grover, also in second year of the program. “In order to support my community, I chose to clean a carpool area across my street. I was surprised to see that people have discarded pizza boxes, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles, papers and plastic bags. I collected two bags of garbage, and with my small act, made a difference."

Our Students

Over 500 People Tune Into SLC’s 2019-20 SLC Athletic Awards

Thank you to all of SLC's Student Athletes. You truly make us #proudtobeSLC.St. Lawrence College was proud to host the annual tri-campus Athletic Awards on Thursday, April 30.  It was only the second time the college has hosted the event for all three campuses at once.  Previously, the awards were hosted individually at each campus.

This year’s event, however, was a little different.  It was a virtual celebration in a 30-minute YouTube Live Premiere event with over 500 people tuning in from all over to watch each award being presented.  Click here to watch the awards.

Over 40 awards were handed out, including the major award winners:

Tyler Forkes Fair Play Award: Brandon Watkins

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Cornwall)

Sports: Badminton, Men’s Indoor Soccer

Barry Ellerbeck Memorial Award: Brooke Bean

Program: Pre-Service Firefighting (Brockville)

Sport: Women’s Rugby

Female Athlete of the Year: Melissa Gilligan

Program: Child and Youth Care (Kingston)

Sports: Women’s Basketball, Women’s Indoor/Outdoor Soccer

Male Athlete of the Year: Jamaal Moussaoui

Program: Business Admin: Marketing (Kingston)

Sport: Golf

Female Academic Athlete of the Year: Chelsea Cayer

Program: Behavioural Psychology – 3.9 GPA (Kingston)

Sports: Women’s Indoor/Outdoor Soccer

Male Academic Athlete of the Year: Andrew Brown

Program: Engineering Technology – 4.0 GPA (Kingston)

Sport: Cross Country

The awards were capped off with a special brand reveal video showcasing the new varsity name and logo, the St. Lawrence Surge.

Our Communities

Brockville Community Coming Together to Help – Food Drive

Drawing of delivery truck with food in the back.The City of Brockville has taken an innovative approach to helping members of their community during times of physical distancing. They are repeating their successful Community Strong Food Drive this coming Saturday, May 9th. The concept is simple, people place donations for the food bank at the end of their driveway and the City proceeds through town and picks up the donations. Click here for details how you can participate, and to find Saturday’s parade route.

NOTE: Jamie Puddicombe, SLC’s Manager of Skills, Training, and Economic Development has offered to gather donations for anyone in Brockville who does not live on the planned route. Email Jamie at jpuddicombe@sl.on.ca or call 613-213-3830 to arrange to have your donation picked up.

 

Important Dates

May 11: Spring semester term begins for most programs*

May 18: Victoria Day (No classes)

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

**Exceptions:

May 4: CYC Brockville – Spring Start-date

May 4: ECE Online