Awareness

Ebare Award

Thames Student/Grad Honoured For Perseverance And Accessibility Advocacy

Contributed by Mark Benoit Thames Campus student (and graduate) Ashley Gialelem recently received the Sid Ebare Perseverance Award from the Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee. Ashley knew from a very young age that the purpose of her…
sexual assault survey

Next Month, Provincial Survey Seeks Sexual Assault Info

FEBRUARY 20 UPDATE: AS IT TURNS OUT, ST. CLAIR WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS SURVEY. HAVING EXAMINED THE SURVEY IN CLOSER DETAIL, THE COLLEGE'S RESEARCH AND ETHICS COMMITTEE HAS IDENTIFIED VARIOUS INADEQUACIES IN THE PROCESS, AND HAS SCRAPPED…
ConvoPlate

Plate Spurs Conversation

A couple of months ago, Ron McKerlie, the President of Hamilton’s Mohawk College, presented his two dozen Ontario Presidential counterparts with ceramic plates, emblazoned with messages about mental health dialogues. They were “ConvoPlates”, a…
let's talk

This Wednesday, Let's Talk

From the Canadian News Wire Service Bell “Let's Talk” has announced the expansion of its national postsecondary mental health campaign to 128 campuses nationwide, representing a student population of more than a million. Moving into the broader…
The Saint Scene

Weedless Wednesday Features New Help To Quit

Contributed by the Ministry of Health Ontario is making it easier for youth aged 24 years and under to quit smoking by providing them with free counselling from a pharmacist and medication through OHIP+, part of the biggest expansion to Medicare in…
slip tips

(Anti-)Slip Tips

From the College’s Office of Occupational Health and Safety It’s the winter season and, with that, comes slippery conditions. What can you do to decrease your chance of having a slip and fall injury? • WEAR APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR. This is the most…
test tips

Go Into Exams With A Plan

Editor’s Note: As the first-semester-ending exam period looms next week, this is probably a very good time to provide some test-taking tips. The webpage of the college’s Learning Commons (http://www.stclaircollege.ca/studentservices/helpfullinks.…
The Saint Scene

Report Calls For Federal Action On Students' Mental Health Issues

Editor’s Note: The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) recently released a report on one of the major topics of concern in the postsecondary realm, the alarming mental health conditions of students, and the on-campus and community-based…
Mental Health Report

Groups Call For Comprehensive Mental Health Services

Contributed by the College Student Alliance and Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Ontario’s students, colleges and universities are calling on the provincial government to take immediate action on the growing problem of student mental health,…
The Saint Scene

Study Indicates Insufficient Funding For At-Risk Students

Contributed by Colleges Ontario Providing essential supports and services for at-risk students at Ontario’s colleges has created a funding shortfall of over $160 million a year, says a new report by Deloitte. At-risk students are those who require…