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SLC SSFs Get Some Northern Exposure

This past August 26-29, SLC Student Success Facilitators Jana Johnson and Sarah Durant had the unique opportunity to attend Nunavut’s Arctic College to present at the conference, Ilinniagqatigiinginaujarniq: Continuing to Learn Together.  

The conference was attended by more than 160 staff and faculty from across Canada. Jana and Sarah jointly presented on Recognizing Student Distress for Front Line Staff, Jana facilitated a discussion about Supporting Student Transition, and Sarah’s session, Fending Off Compassion Fatigue was the best attended session at the conference.
 
As well as sharing their expertise, Jana and Sarah bring back exciting insight to SLC on a variety of subjects, including: 

  • Inuit Quajimajatuqangit Principles [IQ], which loosely translates into Traditional Knowledge, where they came from, and how the Government of Nunavut is incorporating them  
  • Traditional Tattoos and the reclaiming of this almost lost art 
  • Music & Identity; working with Southern Perception of Inuit & the North 
  • Inuktut Acquisition, Promotion & Preservation
  • Elder Stories & Relocation Stories   

Our People:

SLC Welcomes New Faculty

SLC is proud to welcome twelve new members to our faculty team! To see a brief bio, which campus, and what program the new faculty are part of, click here.

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Do you love golf? Volunteers needed for the upcoming OCAA Provincial Golf Championships! 

Our Athletics Department needs volunteers for the upcoming OCAA Provincial Golf Championships! Help make this an exciting event a success.

What is it: 

Ontario Colleges Athletics Association (OCAA) Provincial Golf Championship. Bringing together roughly 70 golfers from across Ontario colleges to compete in a three round provincial championship. There are two divisions, awards given to top teams and top individuals for both men and women. 

Where is it: 

Cataraqui Golf and Country Club 

When is it: 

September 29: Practice Round 
September 30 – October 2: Three round championship. Awards given at the course at the conclusion of the third round 

How you can help: 

We are looking for volunteers to help the tournament marshals on the course, and to help golfers find balls that go off the fairway in 2-3 trouble spots on the course. 12-16 spotters 

We need 2 volunteer scorers on holes 4, 9, 13, 18. They get the scores from the golfers and relay the information to officials who post the scores live on a website. At least 8-12 volunteers are needed for this position. 

If anyone is interested contact Manager of Athletics, Kevin Biggs at KBiggs@sl.on.ca or call Kevin’s office at 613-544-5400 extension 1158.
  

Our Programs: 

Important Dates for the Fall Semester 

A reminder of important dates, now that the Fall term is underway! 

September 9: Fall term begins for most Continuing Education courses 
September 10: Fall OntarioLearn semester intake Starts 
September 24: Fall OntarioLearn drop with refund (noon) 
October 3: OYAP orientation 
October 14 to 18: Fall break week (BScN program) 
October 15: Winter dual credit applications open 
October 21 to 25: Fall break week 
October 22: Dual credit teacher forum 
November 8: Equal consideration deadline for dual credits 
November 16: Fall Open House 
November 18: Registration begins for winter/spring Continuing Education 
December 2 to January 21: Winter OntarioLearn Registration 
December 3: Last day of classes (BScN program) 
December 13: Last day of classes 
December 17: Fall OntarioLearn semester intake ends 
December 18 to 19: Dual credit orientations

Our Students:

Key Updates for Student Wellness and Accessibility 

Important news for faculty and staff about the Faculty Reference Guide for Accommodating Students, accommodation letter process, and Academic Schools Liaison Program. 

Note: for more information and full explanations of the information below, the full guide can be found at: S:\AccommodatingStudents\faculty reference guide 

1. Please be aware there is new language regarding duty to inquire. See guide for details. 

2. SLC has a new Service Animal Policy, it is available in the College Policy Centre on the Intranet.  

3. In the ‘Not More Than 1 Test/Exam on the Same Day’ section, the ‘major assignments’ has been removed. 

4. Students experiencing difficulty meeting deadlines can be connected with a Learning Strategist through Student Wellness and Accessibility. 

5. Reminder for those on the Kingston campus – elevator #2 remains out of service until approximately September 20, therefore students with mobility-related disabilities may require additional time between classes.  

6. Student Wellness & Accessibility and Academic Schools Liaison Program representatives are listed in the summary here.

7. Student Accommodation Letters are now automated. Please read the guide for specific information about exceptions, courses with more than one instructor, and methods of distribution. 

Reminder, more information and explanations about the list above can be found in the full guide.  

Our Communities: 

SLC “Sails” into Brockville

SLC was a sponsor of the Brockville Tall Ships Festival which took place in Brockville August 30 to September 1. SLC volunteers welcomed visitors with free candy giveaways, face painting, games, and information about the college. Many visitors stopped by the booth inquiring about SLC programs and continuing education, and several alumni and former professors stopped by as well. The Tall Ships Festival welcomed over 40,000 people and SLC was proud to participate in such an important event for the City of Brockville.  

    

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