Skip to content Skip to footer site map

In This Issue

Featured: 

Saying “Thank you”

We want to thank you! First, it’s been one year since we became a smoke-free college, improving air quality on our campuses by reducing secondhand smoke exposure for everyone who works, learns, and visits SLC. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our campuses smoke free. Second, the response to the high school Open House events was incredible! Thank you to the volunteers who helped represent SLC to almost 1,000 students who attended in Kingston and Cornwall. The feedback from the other colleges who were present was also extremely positive.  

Next up: Tri-campus Open House events Saturday, November 16th between 9:00 a.m. and noon.

Our People: 

  

Brockville Business Students Share Expertise in Support of National Non-Profit  

 

When Brockville business program coordinator and professor, Michael Jackson recently won a Stewardship Award during the Lake Links event, an opportunity arose for his students to work on a marketing project for Watersheds Canada after he was approached by its executive director for marketing help.   

Three students applied their knowledge to assist Watersheds Canada with their marketing and promotion strategy, which included social media, annual report distribution, community engagement, fundraising, and more.  

“Our students went above and beyond for Watersheds Canada,” explained Michael. “True community engagement was created with a win-win result - better public awareness for Watersheds Canada and excellent, real life application of best marketing practices for our students.”  

Watersheds Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the health of lakes and rivers across the country. Learn more: watersheds.ca

 

Photo Credit: Watersheds.ca.

 

This Month’s Staff Profiles – Get to Know Your SLC Colleagues

 

A few weeks ago, we invited SLC staff and faculty to share information about themselves that could be shared in this newsletter. The goal is to help profile members of the SLC team and help us be better connected, as one college with three campuses. Thank you to all who submitted information - Click here to get to know some of your colleagues and to send in details yourself!  

 

Create Your Profile! 

Full-time, part-time, staff, faculty, no matter the campus, SLC’s team is made up of talented and committed people. Click here to access a SurveyMonkey form designed to help us introduce more members of the SLC team. Stay tuned for upcoming issues of the newsletter sharing more SLC team profiles! 

 

Our Programs

 

Program Spotlight: Visual and Creative Arts – Fine Arts

For Visual and Creative Arts – Fine Arts graduate Fraser Radford, rounding out his degree in Art History from Queen’s University was a perfect way to blend the theoretical with the practical side of art. “I wanted to round out my arts education by diving into the practical side of art, as opposed to the strictly academic side of art history,” he explained.  

The two-year diploma program on the Brockville campus offers the flexibility to explore the areas of visual arts students are most interested in, while providing a balance of theory, studio and application skills that prepares graduates for a variety of Fine Arts related employment opportunities, according to program coordinator, Christina Chrysler.  

“Our program is one-of-a-kind; not only do we prepare students with real-world portfolio-building, students develop their personal brand, website, social media platforms, and business plans prior to graduating. Whether they choose to further their post-secondary studies through one of our articulations or start their own business, our graduates are prepared,” Christina said.  

While at St. Lawrence College, Fraser explored different approaches and materials with his art and gained confidence as an artist after seeing his work displayed in the state-of-the-art Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, located on campus. Fraser also had the opportunity to apprentice with Shayne Dark, a renowned Canadian sculptor.   

 In addition to working as an abstract and conceptual artist in a variety of mediums, Fraser recently join the VCA-FA faculty as a professor of contemporary art. His own works have been included in numerous group exhibitions in cities across Ontario, as well as larger US cities, including Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California, and at the Japanese embassy in Ottawa. Fraser has also had several solo exhibitions in Toronto.  

“Our students really benefit from the gallery where they learn from practicing professional artists, study curatorial practices, and plan and execute an exhibition of graduating students' work,” Christina said.  

To view Fraser’s artwork, please visit www.fraserradford.com.

Our Students: 

Opportunity for Students – Sponsored Toastmasters Membership!

Students who are passionate about developing their public speaking and leadership skills are encouraged to apply to win a six-month membership to Toastmasters. To apply, interested students simply need to tell Toastmasters why they would like to join, in a two-minute speech at an upcoming Toastmasters meeting. This form outlines the details to apply and we are asking Kingston staff and faculty for their help in ensuring students are aware of this opportunity.

Note for all staff, faculty, and students – Toastmasters is an international organization dedicated to helping people become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For more information about the organization, or clubs serving our campus community, see below.

Toastmasters International: 
https://www.toastmasters.org/ 

Kingston Club (SLC-Specific):
https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/01849755-toastmasters-at-st-lawrence-college 
Wednesdays, 11:45-1 pm 
Room 12000 

Brockville Community Club: 
https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00003886-thousand-islands-club 

Cornwall Community Clubs: 
https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00002959-seaway-toastmasters-club-of-cornwall
https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00004707-cornwall-smart-city-toastmasters-club

SLC Celebrates Diwali

Diwali (“de-VAH-lee”) is a holiday celebrated in India and around that world, known as the ‘festival of lights’. The festival takes on different meanings depending on regional and religious practice and rows of lights, lamps and candles are commonly lit to represent the triumph of light over darkness.  

To learn more, we invite you to join one of our tri-campus celebrations to savour delicious food, enjoy lively music, dance and much more. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact international@sl.on.ca

Kingston Campus:  

Date: October 30th  
Time: 3:00 to 5:00pm  
Location: St. Larry’s Pub  
Activities include: Food, music, dance, rangoli, henna, a photo booth, and more!  

Brockville Campus:  

Date: October 30th 
Time: 11:30am to 2:00pm 
Location: Student Lounge  
Activities include: Food, music, dancing, and more! 

Cornwall Campus:  

Date: October 30th 
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm  
Location: Aultsville Foyer 
Activities include: Food, music, dancing, henna, and more!  

Our Communities: 

Junior Chef and Women in Trades Events Held in Kingston

SLC was abuzz on Monday as some 400 local elementary and secondary students took part in the Women in Trades events and Junior Chef competition, now in its second year.  

Teams from Loyalist Collegiate took first and second place while Bayridge came in third place, and Sydenham placed fourth. Judges included Daniel Hendry from SLC, Emma Sully, a second-year Culinary Management student, and Kingston and the Islands MPP, Ian Arthur, a former chef from the renowned Kingston restaurant, Chez Piggy.  

Each culinary team of four created a three-course meal in a 2 ½ hour time limit, creating a soup of their choice, an entrée plate with chicken (donated by Pig and Olive) and a dessert using either Macintosh or Granny Smith apples. The winners received a $500 tuition bursary, if they chose to attend SLC.  

The Women in Trades event welcomed female students to experience the skilled trades labs and shops on campus.

   

   

Thank you all staff, faculty, volunteers, and community members for creating an outstanding event!

 SLC Students in the Community

SLC students from the Energy Systems Engineering Technician and Technology (ESET) programs conducted an energy audit at Kingston’s venerable City Hall last year. It was a terrific opportunity for them to apply course content in a real-world setting, and it provided incredible value for the City, in terms of information and momentum towards making positive facilities changes and upgrades.

A new audit of Kingston’ Grand Theatre is under way and a new video will be shared profiling that project. Have an innovative example of students applying their program content in the community? Tell us about it!