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The Saint Scene

Province Bolsters Skilled Trades Training Funds

Editor’s Note: During the past couple of days, the provincial government has announced new funding to bolster skilled trades training in the province. The college is eligible to apply for this funding, if it develops programs that fit the government…
The Saint Scene

Study Suggests Colleges Are More Accessible And Affordable

Editor’s Note: There are a number of ways to look at this study, but the gist of it is pretty simple – it’s a confirmation of the fact that a college education in Ontario is more affordable and accessible to students than a university one. Here’s…
goodfellows

Saints And Goodfellows Team Up To Deliver A Merry Christmas

The community-minded hard work of students, coupled with the generosity of the college’s administration, has led to a huge St. Clair donation to the city’s Goodfellows Christmas charity. The unprecedented success of students who volunteered for the…
sonography event

Sonographers Gather At College For Annual Symposium

Contributed by Christine Gardin On Saturday, November 23, St. Clair’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program held an Education Day at the college. Over 100 students and sonographers filled the lecture theatre to listen to prominent radiologists Dr…
eap

Very Basic Level Added To English Training Program

The college’s English For Academic Purposes (EAP) program (an altered version of the previous English As A Second Language program) will be adding a “very preliminary” stage to its current eight-phase curriculum. During the November 26th meeting of…
midyear budget

Some Different Numbers, But Same Year-end Result

St. Clair’s Chief Financial Officer, Marc Jones, says the school is on-target with its 2019-20 budget projection at the midway point of the fiscal year. He provided an update of the current financial picture, and a forecast of the March 31st year-…
ocmc

BofG Briefs: OCMC, ECE, And Walking Safely

Items that popped up during the November 26th meeting of the college’s Board of Governors included: • Faculty observer George Vrantsidis reported that the St. Clair team participating in the recent Ontario College Marketing Competition (OCMC),…
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BofG Updated On Sexual Violence Stats And Programs

Editor’s Note: During its November 26 meeting, the college’s Board of Governors (BofG) received the mandatory, annual report on Sexual Violence from the school’s administration. Given the importance of this topic, The Scene has chosen to present…
student choice

Court Strikes Down Student Choice Initiative

The Conservative provincial government’s “Student Choice Initiative”, which made many previously mandatory postsecondary student fees optional, has been struck down by Ontario’s Divisional Court. If the government appeals that November 21st…
preapprentice

Province Bolsters Pre-Apprenticeship Funding

Editor’s Note: Last week, during National Skilled Trades and Technology Week, we commended the provincial Conservative government for its efforts to bolster enrolment in those educational fields, as a means of addressing the looming “skills gap”…