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Featured: 

Student Story: An Advocate for Autism 

Michael shares his powerful story about being an advocate for people with Autism and how his journey lead him to becoming a student at SLC in the Early Childhood Education program. The supports received through the Maltby Centre changed Michael’s life and now he hopes to complete his Autism specialization and become an Autism therapist.

 

Our People: 

St. Lawrence College on the Recruitment Trail 

SLC’s recruitment team and a group of student volunteers attended the Ontario College Information Fair (OCIF), October 23-24 at Toronto’s Enercare Centre.  

The annual event is a cornerstone of the college’s recruitment activities, as it is attended by thousands of prospective students from across the province. SLC recruiters are also visiting high schools around the province, primarily in our catchment areas, to spread the word about the value of a college education.  

Visitors to SLC’s booth completed an interactive quiz called “Find Your Path,” which suggests programs that match their interests, including health sciences, business, or skilled trades, according to Sean McDade, Associate Director of Recruitment at SLC.   

“More than 1,000 people visited us at OCIF this year, giving us 300 quality leads to follow up on. We had a lot of interest in where our campuses are located and the programs we have to offer. We’re looking forward to welcoming even more prospective students to our campuses at Open House on November 16.”

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Our Programs: 

Hands-On Learning (and Sometimes Wet Feet) at SLC Prepares Students for the Real World

For Andrew Couturier, the Environmental Technician program on the Cornwall campus made perfect sense because of the college’s close working relationship with the St. Lawrence River Institute, an internationally renowned scientific research organization located on the grounds of the Cornwall campus.  

“I chose the SLC Environmental Technician program because I liked the concept of working right next to the river, and sometimes in the river, with PhD-level professors who actively work in their field of interest,” Andrew said. “This provided many opportunities I would not usually expect from an educational setting, such as working in a boat on the river, or digging a well in the school parking lot.”  

With the hands-on learning, graduates like Andrew can start their careers with the essential skills required by environment sector employers, and by being prepared to work in the green economy, according to program coordinator, Carolyn Reed.   

Program highlights include field courses at the end of the second and fourth semesters and a four-week work placement. Scientists from the River Institute teach many of the science and field courses and they work with the College in ongoing program development. Through this partnership, you will have an opportunity to learn and work with research scientists on a variety of environmental issues.  

Employment opportunities are abundant in areas such as:

 

  • Environmental consulting firms  
  • Water and wastewater treatment plants  
  • Government ministries  
  • Industry and private companies  
  • Testing laboratories  
  • Research institutes  
  • Conservation authorities  

“Our graduates have a well-rounded background for employment in a wide range of sectors through courses in water and air quality, waste management, occupational health and safety, and environmental assessment,” Carolyn said.

 

Tri-Campus Opportunity for Students - Building Intercultural Competence in a Global World 

 

The International Office is offering free, tri-campus workshops for students to enhance their intercultural competence skills – commonly referred to as one of the most important employability skills for the future. Each session will be facilitated by Ining Chao, Associate Dean of International Education and Richard Webster, Internationalization Lead. 

The workshops highlight the importance of effective intercultural skills, common stumbling blocks and practical guidelines on avoiding miscommunication. The goal of the module is to help all SLC students become more mindful of cultural differences while building a critical leadership and employability skill necessary for success at the College, work placement and future career.  

Brockville Campus 

Date: November 6 (10am-12pm)  

Room Location: Room 109 

Cornwall Campus 

Date: November 7 (10am-12pm) 

Room Location: Room M2790 

Kingston Campus  

Date: November 14 (1-3pm) 

Room Location: Room 33300 

These workshops are one of the required three modules to qualify for Student Services’ new LEAD credit and are part of SLC’s International Education Week events – watch for our full schedule of workshops and fun events. 

Our Students:

Academic Pathways Fair in Kingston: Free Transportation for Brockville and Cornwall Students

The Academic Pathways Fair is an opportunity for students, graduates, and staff to explore connections between their current credentials and other programs - both locally and abroad. Attendees can speak with representatives from a wide variety of colleges and universities. This is an important event for students who are considering their options for continued education at SLC or elsewhere. We hope to see you there! 

Free transportation is provided for students from Brockville and Cornwall, courtesy of the SLC Alumni Fund. Registration is required, please have students fill out this form to reserve their spot. 

Academic Pathways Fair 

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 
Time: 10am to 2pm 
Location: Upper Concourse, Student Life and Innovation Centre, Kingston Campus 

For more information about current credit transfers and articulation agreements go to:https://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/programs-and-courses/credit-transfer-opportunities/ 

Participating institutions: 

St. Lawrence College: 

Addictions and Mental Health (online part-time) – Graduate Certificate 

Autism and Behavioural Science (Kingston) – Graduate Certificate 

Bachelor of Business Administration (Kingston) - Degree 

Business Analytics (Kingston) – Graduate Certificate 

Communicative Disorders Assistant (Kingston) – Graduate Certificate 

Digital Marketing Communications (Kingston) – Graduate Certificate 

Registered Nurse Critical Care Nursing (online) – Graduate Certificate 

Supply Chain Management (Cornwall) – Graduate Certificate 

Therapeutic Recreation (Kingston) – Graduate Certificate 

User Experience Design (Kingston) – Graduate Certificate 

Canadian: 

Bishop's University (Quebec) 

Carleton University (Ontario) 

Memorial University (Newfoundland) 

Ontario Tech University (Ontario) 

Nipissing University (Ontario) 

Queen's University (Ontario) 

Royal Roads University (British Columbia) 

Saint Paul University (Ontario) 

Trent University (Ontario) 

University of Guelph (Ontario) 

University of Guelph-Humber (Ontario) 

International: 

Davenport University (USA) 

Dundalk IT (Ireland) 

Griffith University (Australia) 

KOM Consultants (Ireland/Australia/Scotland) 

Limerick IT (Ireland) 

St. George's University (Granada, West Indies) 

Our Communities: 

Hidden Gems at SLC: Where & What Am I?  

I showcase gratitude and past history. 

I hang on a wall in plain sight along a pathway filled with water views. 

I represent a time before our modern college. 

Where and what am I?

I am the Gratitude Board hanging in the Cornwall Campus. In 1967, the first college classes here held in the basement of General Vanier High School. A year later, St. Lawrence College purchased Cornwall Classical College and began building a campus. A new building was constructed in 1976 to house a library, student services, cafeteria, labs and theatre. Following a $14 Million dollar renovation, Moulinette hall was reopened with new paramedic, computer, chemistry, physics labs, and a nursing simulation lab. 

Do you know of a hidden gem on campus? Share it with us!

SLC students Trick or Treat for the Partners in Mission Food Bank

This Halloween night from 5:30 – 8:00pm, EnactusSLC students and Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) students will be participating in the 27th annual food drive event, Halloween Harvest. Students as well as other community groups will be trick or treating neighbourhoods across Kingston for the Partners in Mission Food Bank.  

Flyers will be distributed prior to Halloween night in all neighbourhoods to be canvassed. Once canvassing is complete, sorting will take place at the Bayridge Alliance Church on Gardiner's Road and at St. Lawrence College. The food goes into boxes and right into the food bank truck.  

Halloween Harvest offers four options for collection:  

1. In person to receive your donation in the canvassed area  

2. If you will not be home, or don’t want to be bothered, you can attach a flier to a bag/box, and we can pick it up on the 31st  

3. If we are unable to reach your house, food can be dropped off at the Partners in Mission Food Bank at 140 Hickson Avenue, or bin at your local grocery store  

4. If making a cash donation, a cheque to Partners in Mission Food Bank would be preferred. You will receive a tax receipt for a donation over 20$