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Enhancing Student Learning
December 17, 2015

Nursing Faculty Michelle Groundwater and Cindy Pallister did a major presentation on delivery of simulation lab training at the annual Sim One Conference in Toronto (December 14 & 15). "We were thrilled to be asked to make this presentation to our colleagues throughout the province at this important conference. It illustrates...

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Thames Students Inc. Announce Proposed Renovations
December 01, 2015

Thames Students Inc. (TSI), the student government at St. Clair College's Chatham Campus have championed a new proposed construction project that, pending financial approval, will see a number of improvements in facilities and services for students. The highlights include renovations and expansion of the cafeteria, study areas...

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St. Clair College Celebrates Opening of Village at St. Clair Long Term Care Facility
December 01, 2015

St. Clair College President Patti France was on hand to celebrate the official ribbon cutting for the Village at St. Clair Long Term Care facility in mid November 2015. The partnership between the Schlegel Villages and the College was also celebrated as the centre is located within the College's campus area. The partnership is also designed...

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Students Score Big at Provincial Marketing Competition
November 30, 2015

Congratulations go out to our Business Administration - Marketing students who competed this past weekend in the Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition in Toronto. Five students out of our 12 member team medaled under the awesome coaching of head coaches Nicole Rourke and Stephen Janisse and their coaching team made up of...

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Local High School First Robotics Teams Get Cool Video Thanks To Help From College Staff
November 30, 2015

FIRST Robotics is a big event in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent and it's growing! If you haven't seen the competition in action it's like the "Olympics of technology". To show what experiences high school students get when they are part of the FIRST Robotics team at their high school, a video was produced from the recent competition...

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Saints Athletes Support Sounds of the Season Food Drive
November 25, 2015

Our Saints Basketball team has put on a full court press to help the CBC raise money and food as part of their Sounds of the Season campaign. The athletes used it as an opportunity to shed a few pounds for the cause.

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Women's Soccer Coach wins National Championship as Coach of the Year
November 11, 2015

Prior to the National Championship for Women's Soccer the CCAA doled out its annual awards. At Tuesday's CCAA Women's Championship Banquet hosted by Fleming College in Peterborough St. Clair Head Coach Steve Vagnini was named the CCAA Coach of the Year. Vagnini had been named the OCAA Coach of the Year...

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St. Clair College Women's Basketball Nationally Ranked
November 10, 2015

The St. Clair College Women's Basketball team have entered the National Rankings for the 1st time this season in the most recent Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association poll. The Lady Saints are in the #15 spot with a 5-1 record (2nd place) in the OCAA's West Region. St. Clair has also moved up to the #3 spot...

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ECE Grad Completes Liberal Arts Degree
November 05, 2015

Recent changes to admission policies for UWindsor's Liberal Arts and Professional Studies program are providing broader opportunities for mature students to complete a degree. Graduates of community colleges can receive advanced standing in the liberal arts program and an opportunity to pursue...

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St. Clair College Badminton Win Gold in Ancaster
November 03, 2015

The St. Clair College Badminton team won the Gold Medal in the Team Challenge Event hosted by Redeemer University College in Ancaster this past weekend. The Saints were 1st place in their Pool with a record of 3-0 after defeating Seneca (3-2), George Brown (4-1) and Georgian (4-1). St. Clair advanced through the semi-finals...

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Students Share Their Stories for College TV Commercials
October 29, 2015

*Specialty Page* - Mary Bastien and Christine Desjardins are typical students. They are passionate about what they want to do in life, very self driven, and have carved out a path for themselves by starting with an education at St. Clair College. We caught up with them in March 2015, and asked them if they would be part of our TV advertising campaign...

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St. Clair College Awarded Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Award
October 27, 2015

For the 4th year in a row, St. Clair College has achieved the Diamond Award level in the Gord Smith Healthy Workplace program. As well, the college received the Platinum Plus Award for its work on making the campus a more bike friendly environment. The awards, sponsored by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and the...

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St. Clair College Baseball and Softball Players Earn OCAA League Awards
October 27, 2015

Prior to the Provincial Championship for both Baseball and Softball the OCAA doled out its annual league awards and once again St. Clair earned recognition in several areas. 2nd year catcher Eric Cunningham (Lasalle, ON/St. Thomas of Villanova) was crowned League batting champion after setting a new record with a 0.548 average...

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St. Clair College Men's Baseball Win 3rd Straight OCAA Gold Medal
October 26, 2015

The St. Clair Men's Baseball team were 9-8 walk-off winners in the Gold Medal Game against host Fanshawe College Sunday evening at the OCAA Provincial Championship being played at London's Labatt Memorial Park. Saints DH Jeff Watkin (Tecumseh, ON/General Amherst) led off the inning...

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Students Show Off Their Skills
October 26, 2015

The Automotive Product Design program and faculty were out at Devonshire Mall in full force this past weekend showing off their skills and entertaining the crowds who came to visit. CNC demonstrations, a "Bridge Busting" competition and more showed the wide variety of skills...

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Power Engineering Student Awarded Women in Technology Scholarship
October 23, 2015

First-year Power Engineering student Brook Lippert was awarded with this year's Women in Technology Scholarship. St. Clair College awarded the scholarship to Lippert, 18, at the end of the summer, before she began classes. Lippert is excited to have St. Clair supporting her decision to enter...

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St. Clair Grad Named in Marketing Magazine's Top 30 Under 30 Across Canada
October 22, 2015

A St. Clair grad has been named by Canadian magazine, Marketing, as one of this year's Top 30 Under 30 advertising professionals across the country. Celia Gibb, 28, graduated from St. Clair's Advertising & Marketing Communications Management program in 2010 and is thrilled about Marketing...

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St. Clair College Women's Softball Win Regular Season Pennant
October 19, 2015

The St. Clair College Women's Softball team won two games at Seneca College in North York Sunday to cap their 3rd consecutive regular season title with a 19-5 record. The Saints won the doubleheader with game scores of 12-1 and 8-0. Allison Telfer (Windsor, ON/FJ Brennan) picked up her 13th win of the season...

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Saints Continue Their Winning Streaks!
October 19, 2015

The St. Clair Men's Baseball team ran their OCAA unbeaten streak to 30 games and finished the 2015 regular season a perfect 20-0 after a doubleheader sweep of Seneca College (North York) at Lacasse Park in Tecumseh Sunday afternoon. St. Clair bested Seneca by scores of 7-0 and 9-8 this afternoon to complete a historic season...

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Women's OCAA Team of the Week
October 14, 2015

St. Clair College's Women's Soccer team has been named Women's Team of the Week by the Ontario College Athletics Association (OCAA). In a match between unbeaten clubs, St. Clair prevailed 2-1 over Fanshawe. Two early goals by third-year defender Brittany Chapieski (Bel le River) and fourth-year forward Tiffany Trembley...

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Developmental Services Worker Students Raise Money for Charity
October 13, 2015

Students in the Developmental Services Worker (DSW) program at Thames Campus kicked off the year with a "We Inspire" themed workshop and followed it up with a cheque presentation of $500.00 to the Chatham-Kent Special Population Program. The students in the DSW Club worked hard holding a colour run, bake sale and...

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St. Clair College Men's Baseball Claim League Title with Fanshawe Sweep
October 13, 2015

The St. Clair Men's Baseball team (16-0) kept their unbeaten streak alive with a doubleheader sweep of Fanshawe College (London) Friday night at Lacasse Park in Tecumseh. On a cool night the Saints were strong on the mound with Kyle Breitner (Mississauga, ON) pitching a 6-hitter in a 4-3 win in the opener and Shane Courtney...

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Saints End Mustangs Reign and Take CCSA National Championship
October 12, 2015

The St. Clair College Women's Softball team won their first ever National Championship this past weekend in Oshawa defeating the University of Western Ontario (London) 2-1 in dramatic fashion with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 7th inning on Sunday afternoon. The incredible upset of 4-time defending National Champion Western...

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Advertising Students Get Up Close and Personal With Apple Advertising Guru
October 9, 2015

Regis McKenna is a legend in the advertising industry. While his name may not have meaning, the work he did with iconic Apple brand will certainly resonate. McKenna spent 90 minutes of his time to do a guest lecture from his office in California via Skype. Advertising and Graphic Design students were invited to the lecture...

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Women's Soccer Wins Tight Match Over Fanshawe
October 9, 2015

The St. Clair College women's soccer team travelled to London on Wednesday and won a tight match over the top ranked Fanshawe Falcons by a score of 2-1. This match was a battle for first place in the OCAA West Division. The Saints went up 1-0 in the 11th minute on a goal by Brittany Chapieski. St. Clair made it 2-0 in the 14th minute...

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Saints Teams Sit Well in National Rankings
October 8, 2015

Three of St. Clair College's varsity teams have made the CCAA National Rankings that were released yesterday. Women's Golf is ranked 7th in the Country, Women's soccer is ranked 11th in the Country and Women's Cross Country is ranked 11th in the country. This is on the heels of a number of celebratory wins...

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College Celebrates Golf Coach's OCAA Coach of the Year Award
October 5, 2015

St. Clair College's Kevin Corriveau was named the OCAA Coach of the Year at the awards ceremony following the completion of the OCAA Championships on Wednesday afternoon in Welland. The award is voted on by all coaches participating in the event. Corriveau has been coaching the Saints golf team for 14 years. The women's golf team...

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St. Clair Saints Celebrate a Number of Wins This Week
October 5, 2015

It has been a busy weekend for the Saints and our teams are celebrating a number of wins! GOLF: The St. Clair men's team came away with the Division II Gold Medals. The Saints finished with a 3 day total of 932 to claim the Championship. Fifth year player Alex Zappio was the top Saint on the day and for the tournament shooting...

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St. Clair College Signs Indigenous Education Protocol
September 28, 2015

On Tuesday, September 22, St. Clair College signed the Indigenous Education Protocol that signals a strengthening of the partnership between the College and the Indigenous groups in our region. The ceremony was accented with a number of moving ceremonial drumming numbers...

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Saints Had Busy Weekend With Wins in Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, and Men's and Women's Soccer
September 21, 2015

After waiting for the morning rains to subside the St. Clair College Men's Baseball team introduced themselves to the home crowd at Lacasse Park in Tecumseh Saturday with a pair of wins over Humber College (Etobicoke). In the opening game the Saints scored all their runs in the final inning...

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Music Theatre Grad Marching to Her Own Drum
September 17, 2015

Laura is a graduate of the St. Clair College Music Theatre Program and brings with her years of theatrical experience both on and off stage. Laura has performed professionally with the Great Big Theatre Company, Koogle Theatre, as well as with Fringe Festivals in Ontario. She currently resides in Chatham...

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Saints Soccer Rock Their Home Opener
September 16, 2015

The St. Clair College women's soccer team dominated their OCAA home opener on Tuesday night at the Main Campus Field. The Saints defeated the visiting Lambton Lions by a score of 9-0. Tiffany Trembley led the way with 4 goals while Robyn Preston had 3 tallies and Bella Riccardi and Andie Albert had singles...

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Busy Weekend for Saints Athletics
September 15, 2015

It was a busy weekend for Saints Athletics! The St. Clair College Men's Baseball team defeated Fanshawe College 10-0 in a 6-inning mercy to open the OCAA Season Saturday night at London's Labatt Park and then swept the doubleheader with a 4-2 victory in the night cap. The St. Clair College Women's Softball team travelled...

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First Year DSW Students Get INSPIRED!
September 14, 2015

The Developmental Services Worker program at Thames Campus took a very innovative approach to the first day of class for first year students in the program. Faculty named the day "WE INSPIRE" to provide some motivation and inspiration for students as they start their first day of class. Guest speakers were invited to bring first hand insight...

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Orientation Kicks Off School Year
September 1, 2015

Thousands will attend Orientation Sessions at St. Clair this week. There are more than 5,000 first-year students beginning programs next week. Before then, St. Clair is helping new students ease into their programs and college life with a number of informative orientation activities this week. On Tuesday morning, St. Clair's...

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Pre-Season Wins for Women's Soccer
August 31, 2015

The St. Clair College women's soccer team had a busy weekend of pre-season exhibition games. The Saints travelled to Kingston for three matches and came away victorious in all of them. On Friday, the Saints took on OUA school Royal Military College and defeated them 2-1 after a long bus ride to Kingson. Goal scorers for...

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Students Graduate From Native Community Worker Program
July 15, 2015

The Anishinabek Educational Institute is proud to announce the graduation of eight students from the Native Community Worker program. The event was held at the Munsee Delaware Nations Small Business and Community Centre on Thursday, July 9, 2015...

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St. Clair College Honours the Schlegel Family
July 09, 2015

In a dedication ceremony today, St. Clair College announced the naming of the Schlegel Student Lounge located in the Anthony P. Toldo Centre for Applied Health Sciences. The Schlegel family is one of Canada's leading providers of Long Term Care and Retirement Living. And St. Clair College is one of...

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Journalism Grad Earns Degree 'Down Under' to Elevate Her Education
July 03, 2015

St. Clair Alumni Melissa Iarusso continued her education 'down under' to help her climb her way to the top! After graduating from the Journalism program at St. Clair College in 2013, she decided to make the trek to Australia to further her studies and earn a degree. Through a transfer agreement with Griffith University...

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Architectural Tech. Grad Transfers to Lawrence Tech. University, Earns Degree in Less Than a Year
July 02, 2015

When Allaa Mokdad graduated from St. Clair's Architectural Technology program last year, her diploma fast-tracked her into senior year at one of the top architecture universities in the U.S. From St. Clair, she crossed the border and enrolled at Lawrence Technological University. St. Clair has had a significant...

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Cutting-Edge Updates Make St. Clair's Automotive Service Technician Program More Competitive
June 30, 2015

St. Clair College's Automotive Service Technician program is full of new new state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge updates. Program Coordinator Dan Vincent said these necessary upgrades allow for more portable and high-tech learning and have made St. Clair's program much more competitive. "There's more of an interest...

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Chatham Donor Wall Unveiled
June 29, 2015

St. Clair's One Campaign Two Campuses Donor Wall was unveiled in Chatham Monday morning. The wall is located on the first floor of the HealthPlex at the Thames Campus. One Campaign Two Campuses helped kick off St. Clair's Capital Campaign in 2007. This campaign was focused...

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Gerontology Club Donates $3,000 to Local Music for Memories Programs
June 24, 2015

Several local long-term care facilities benefited from the fundraising efforts of St. Clair College's Social Service Worker Gerontology Club. Students raised $3,000 for the Music for Memories programs at Extendicare Tecumseh, Extendicare Southwood Lakes and Country Village Home – Woodslee. The program helps those suffering from...

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Windsor Police Partners With Culinary Program for 'Camp Brombal'
June 23, 2015

Culinary Management student Taylor Berthiaume attended Windsor Police Service's Camp Brombal as a youth, and now she's excited to be returning this summer as a chef as part of a new partnership between WPS and St. Clair College. "Going to Camp Brombal was such a great, positive experience. I had never been...

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One Campaign Two Campuses Donor Wall Unveiled On Campus
June 22, 2015

St. Clair's One Campaign Two Campuses Donor Wall was unveiled in Windsor Monday morning. The wall is located on the second floor of the SportsPlex at the South Campus. One Campaign Two Campuses helped kick off St. Clair's Capital Campaign in 2007. This campaign was focused...

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Grads Plant Roots in Chatham-Kent
June 19, 2015

As hundreds graduate from St. Clair's Thames Campus on Saturday, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent wants them to remember that they're roots are planted in the community – both literally and figuratively. Every year, the municipality plants a tree to commemorate the graduating class...

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Thousands Graduating from St. Clair This Week
June 17, 2015

Nearly 3,000 students will graduate from St. Clair College this week. During each ceremony, an Alumni of Distinction will be the guest speaker of honour. Click to view the schedule of Convocations.

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PR Program Donates Bursary Fund to Windsor Youth Centre
June 16, 2015

As students from the second graduating class of St. Clair's Public Relations program cross the stage and receive their diplomas today, they can do so knowing that they helped others in the community do the same someday. To end their journey at St. Clair, they decided to give back to the community and raised money...

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Students Receive Top Honours for Achievements at College
June 15, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of this year's graduation medals! These medals are the highest honour that the College can bestow on outstanding students. This year's winners are: President's Medal (Windsor): Miranda Underwood, Public Relations - Governor General's Medal: Pawel Borkulak, Diagnostic Medical Sonography...

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St. Clair Dental Hygiene Grad Recognized for Distinguished Service
June 15, 2015

A St. Clair Dental Hygiene grad was honoured recently with the Distinguished Service Award by the Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association. MaryLynn Nael was presented the award by the Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association (ODHA) last month. The award recognizes her outstanding contributions...

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Job Fair Aims to Fill More than 100 Positions Available Immediately in Manufacturing Sector in Windsor-Essex
June 11, 2015

Recent CAD CAM grad Nicole Shanks, who was hired following St. Clair's last Manufacturing Job Fair, attended another job fair the college hosted on campus Wednesday – only this time as a recruiter for a company she now works for. "Nicole is a perfect example of how successful our grads are and how quickly they are getting...

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Tuesday Tip: Mani/Pedi Safety
June 09, 2015

The summer season has fast approached us and so has the need to get our hands and feet "summer ready," says Esthetician student Kaitlyn Babington. But she advises, "just as important as it is to choose the perfect color, it is important to do your research and find a place that is clean and sterile." She says when doing your research...

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Graphic Design Student Wins Gold at National Competition
June 05, 2015

A second-year St. Clair College Graphic Design student won top honour at a national competition last week. Ryan Frith won a gold medal in Graphic Design at the Skills Canada National Competition held in Saskatoon May 27-30. "It feels great to have won. It was such a great experience," said Frith who will graduate from St. Clair...

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St. Clair Wins Red Cross Award 4th Year in a Row
June 04, 2015

For the fourth year in a row, St. Clair College's Aquatic Services has been nationally honoured for their educational aquatic programs. The college was once again given the Canadian Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety Training Partner Award for an Educational Institution. The award recognizes St. Clair for its achievement...

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Four-day Event Gives Grade 8 Students Hands-on College Experience
June 02, 2015

Hundreds of local Grade 8s, and some Grade 9s, will get a hands-on St. Clair College experience during a unique four-day event. The Amazing Skills Challenge will take place June 3, 9 and 10. The first day of the event took place today (June 2). "The goal of the event is to increase awareness of various career pathways and to promote...

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College Partners With Local Dentists to Host 'Operation Smile' Event
May 29, 2015

Some community members were crying tears of joy at the free life-changing dental treatments they received at an event held at St. Clair College Friday morning. The Essex County Dental Society hosted the event, called 'Operation Smile,' at St. Clair's Dental Clinic. The event was designed to promote oral health...

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Childhood Trauma Conference Teaches How to Help Victims Manage
May 22, 2015

Up until recently, many believed that children did not experience the effects of trauma. But more than 100 people who attended the Childhood Trauma Conference hosted by St. Clair College on Thursday learned about how the impact of trauma on children can be both significant and long-term. "I think that trauma affects a large percentage...

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Remembering 'Mikey': A Touching Tribute for Late Powerline Instructor
May 20, 2015

When Powerline Technician Faculty Mike Barton-Hill passed away after suffering a stroke in the fall, his students were determined to do something to keep his memory alive. And a packed pig roast celebration at the Thames Campus last month did just that. "There wasn't a person that didn't like Mike," said Tyler Meijer...

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Tuesday Tip: Herb Gardening 101
May 19, 2015

This year, why not add some rich new varieties to your garden that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but taste delicious as well! Herbs are full of fragrance and flavour, and come in all kinds of interesting textures and colours. Whether on your windowsill indoors or in your yard outdoors, herb gardening...

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St. Clair Hosts 2nd Women in Skilled Trades Event
May 15, 2015

More than 100 local students took part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career, which was held at St. Clair's Thames Campus on Thursday. There were 120 female high school students from the Lambton Kent District School Board that took part in the second...

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Two New St. Clair Coaches Named
May 13, 2015

Two new coaches have joined St. Clair to lead Saints athletes in the upcoming basketball and volleyball seasons. Luc Stevenson was announced as the next Head Coach for the St. Clair Men's Basketball team during a press conference at the main campus Tuesday morning and Jimmy El-Turk was named...

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Tuesday Tip: Luscious Lashes & Beautiful Brows
May 12, 2015

Want to spruce up your look this spring? Looking to make an impactful change to your appearance? Well one of the latest trends in the beauty industry – eyelash and eyebrow tinting – may be right for you! The procedure is a quick, easy and relatively inexpensive way to highlight your eyes, says Esthetician...

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Hundreds Gather to Honour 2015 Alumni of Distinction
May 12, 2015

The 2015 Alumni of Distinction were honoured at an awards gala held at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts on Friday. This year's Alumni of Distinction Award winners are: Margaret Anderson, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario in London; graduated from Literacy Business and...

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St. Clair Students Win Top Medals at Provincial Competition
May 08, 2015

St. Clair College took home a dozen top medals from the Ontario Technological Skills Competition held in Waterloo May 4-6. Of the 29 St. Clair student participants, nearly half placed in the top three and won medals. The three gold medals St. Clair took home were all Graphic Design participants. St. Clair students won...

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Parisian-Themed Fashion Show a Fabulous Success
May 07, 2015

Friday's 'Meet Me in Paris' fashion show hosted by St. Clair College's Fashion Design program was a huge success! From trendy and chic to stylish and sleek, the show featured unique fashion-forward designs from both first and second-year students...

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Tuesday Tip: Surviving Allergy Season
May 05, 2015

Warm weather has arrived – and is welcomed by most – but with it comes a whole host of airborne allergens that are very unwelcome and just downright irritating, annoying and bothersome for the many who suffer from environmental allergies. Pesky pollens, weeds and grass cause...

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Media Convergence Student Nominated for Top Provincial Journalism Award
May 01, 2015

A Media Convergence student who usually has a way with words was left speechless after learning he had been nominated for a prestigious provincial journalism award earlier this week. Shaun Garrity, a St. Clair Journalism grad, is nominated for this year's Ontario Newspaper Awards Student Journalist of the Year...

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Interior & Graphic Design Students Create Plans to Revitalize Downtown Windsor
April 30, 2015

Interior Design & Graphic Design students teamed up to create creative and innovative plans to revitalize downtown Windsor. Tomorrow night, four teams will be presenting their plans to industry leaders and will have the chance to win monetary prizes. Good luck! Check out these photos of their cool design displays...

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'Say Yes to St. Clair College' Contest Winners Claim Cool Prizes
April 29, 2015

Five lucky newly accepted students won some great prizes in the 'Say Yes to St. Clair College' contest this month. First prize winner Vanessa Vendrasco, who got accepted to the Medical Laboratory Science program, won a MacBook Air, valued at about $1,300. Vendrasco will graduate...

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Good Luck St. Clair Skills Ontario Competitors
April 29, 2015

St. Clair College has a track record of gold, silver and bronze medal winners at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition that takes place in Waterloo. Wishing our 2015 competitors "good luck" as they compete in the 26th Annual competition May 4-6, 2015!

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Tuesday Tip: Coping with Exam-Time Stress
April 28, 2015

The last week of St. Clair's winter semester is here and students are now finishing their courses with exams, final projects, papers and presentations. It can be a particularly stressful time of year for students, so it's important to learn how to deal with and cope with this stress...

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Exotic Animals Provide Stress-Relief for Students
April 24, 2015

Zoo2You, a local animal outreach organization, helped relieve some end-of-semester stress for students today with a variety of exotic animals! Spending time with animals is proven to reduce tension and have a positive impact on your mood. Dozens flocked to the Student Centre...

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Boost Your City Helps Support Local Talent And Small Businesses In Windsor
April 23, 2015

Boost Your City is excited to announce their first ever event in Windsor, Ontario. The project, in partnership with St Clair College School of Media Art and Design and the Genesis Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre, was created by Jessica Apolloni and Katie Stokes; two passionate local entrepreneurs...

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Powerline Students Raise Funds in Memory of Former Instructor
April 22, 2015

Powerline Technician students at St. Clair's Thames Campus are raising funds in memory of a former program instructor. Students will be donating funds in memory of Michael Barton Hill to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Following the Powerline Rodeo last week, EnWin Utilities...

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St. Clair Helps Make YMCA Sweat for Strong Kids Event Successful Through Sponsorship & Participation
April 22, 2015

St. Clair College sponsored and participated in the 2015 YMCA Sweat for Strong Kids event, which helped make it a tremendous success! Denis Giles, YMCA Co-ordinator of Health, Fitness and Recreation, noted that St. Clair Instructor Pete Soulliere played a huge part...

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Tuesday Tip: Waxing Tricks & Tips
April 21, 2015

Warm weather has finally arrived, so it's time to bring out your spring and summer wardrobe. This means you're sure to be showing more skin, so for many, hair removal is top of mind! St. Clair Esthetician student Kaitlyn Babington says waxing is the most requested hair removal service...

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Interior Design Students Create Plan for Windsor Youth Centre's New Location
April 20, 2015

A group of St. Clair College Interior Design students are leading an initiative to ensure the success of the future location of the Windsor Youth Centre. Third-year students chose the local organization as a case study for their Project Management...

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Students Strut Skills for Employers at Powerline Rodeo
April 17, 2015

There was no bull riding, or lassoing loose animals of any kind, but this year's Powerline Rodeo was action-packed and full of adrenaline-pumping events. About 120 Powerline Technician students took part in the 3rd annual Powerline Rodeo held in a power pole-packed field just off St. Clair's Thames Campus...

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Public School Board's Skilled Trades Apprentices to Get Advanced Standing at St. Clair College
April 17, 2015 - Article courtesy of The Windsor Star

While precision metal-cutting students in Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs around the province are finishing up their final year at college, Greater Essex County District School Board OYAP graduates will already be certified apprentices in the workforce. That's the direct benefit of the Dual Credit Attestation agreement...

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St. Clair College Tops the Provincial Average in Four Key Performance Indicator Categories
April 15, 2015

St. Clair College has performed extremely well on the 2015 Key Performance Indicator figures released today by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The data shows that St. Clair College exceeded the provincial average on the four main categories...

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Another FIRST Robotics Team From Windsor-Essex Off to World Competition
April 15, 2015

The Belle River FIRST Robotics team - Automatrons - are off to the World FIRST Robotics competition in St. Louis Missouri. St. Clair College provided the team with a much needed sponsorship to help get the team to St. Louis...

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Tuesday Tip: Post-Winter Springtime Lawn Care
April 14, 2015

With warm weather finally starting to become the norm, people are inching to clean up their lawns. "In particular, at this time of year, people are really eager to get going with lawn care, but timing is important," says St. Clair College Horticulture Faculty Sandy MacDonald...

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College Entrepreneurship Centre Will Help Students Start Own Business
April 13, 2015

Got an idea for a business? Looking to turn it into a reality? Well why not develop your business goal at St. Clair College's Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre? The 2,000 square-foot space will open in September and will be located at Windsor's Main Campus...

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Award Created to Honour Strasser, Jersey Retired at Athletics Banquet
April 10, 2015

St. Clair College President Dr. John Strasser was honoured at the 48th Annual Athletics Awards Banquet held at the Centre for the Arts Wednesday evening. This is the last year Dr. Strasser will be in his position as President, so an award was created to honour him...

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St. Clair College Athletic Awards
April 09, 2015

The 48th Annual St. Clair College Athletics Awards were held at the Centre for the Arts Wednesday evening. Click to see some of the award winners who were honoured...

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Tuesday Tip: Spring Clean Your Diet
April 07, 2015

Spring has arrived, so of course many are cleaning up the house and yard, but why stop there? In addition to revamping your abode, why not spring clean your diet, too? "There are many healthy dietary options out there that will provide you with the essential vitamins...

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College Researchers Aim to Create Next-Generation Mattress
April 06, 2015

St. Clair College student and faculty researchers are teaming up with a local mattress manufacturer to create an innovative mattress that will reduce the development of bedsores for those who are elderly or have mobility issues. Daniele DeFranceschi, Coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering Technician...

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Music Theatre Performance Grad's Diploma 'Instrumental' in Carving Creative Career Path
April 02, 2015

St. Clair Alumni Kelsey McRae says her Music Theatre Performance Diploma was instrumental in helping her land a career that is meaningful each and every day – sharing her passion for the arts with persons with disabilities. McRae, who graduated from St. Clair in 2010...

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St. Clair Honours 'Get Skilled' Competition Winners With Medals
April 01, 2015

St. Clair's Get Skilled competitions held at St. Clair's Main Campus in Windsor and Thames Campus in Chatham on Saturday, March 28 were a great success! Dozens of local high school students competed in the areas of photography, electrical wiring...

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Tuesday Tip: Spring & Summer Skin Care
March 31, 2015

As the seasons change, so does our skin, and there are some important actions we must take to be proactive when it comes to skincare, according to St. Clair Esthetician student Kaitlyn Babington. "You may have noticed that during the winter months...

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St. Clair Leads Community Gardening Project at Local School
March 25, 2015

St Clair College is planting the seeds for a community initiative that will help local underprivileged families grow and eat fresh produce. Early Childhood Education Faculty Kathryn Petro is leading a project that will involve college staff and students teaming...

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Tuesday Tip: Springtime Dog Care
March 24, 2015

Now that it's spring, it's time to take your "stir-crazy" dogs outdoors! After a long, cold winter, dogs can get pretty restless and are more than happy to be enjoying more frequent walks outside, says St. Clair Veterinary Technician Faculty Betsy Wismer. "It's good for their frame...

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St. Clair's Gold Win in Indoor Soccer
March 23, 2015

The St. Clair College women's indoor soccer team shocked the OCAA by winning the gold medal on Saturday in Ancaster. It was the first ever gold for the St. Clair women's indoor soccer team and second medal ever (Bronze 2000). The Championships were hosted...

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Article Shines National Spotlight on St. Clair Program
March 18, 2015

The Toronto Star published an article this week that featured St. Clair's amazing Advertising Marketing and Communications Management program. Called "Building your career in hashtags," the article takes a look at cutting-edge digital courses the program offers, which emphasize...

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Tuesday Tip: Spring Break Sun Safety
March 17, 2015

This spring break, many are either headed south, to sunnier and warmer destinations, or maybe north, to ski on some slopes. Wherever you're travelling, chances are you're going to be exposed to the sun a bit more than you're used to this time of year. Nursing Faculty Bev Jones says it's important...

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10th Annual No Man's LAN Tournament Hosted at St. Clair
March 16, 2015

Large crowds of gamers attended this year's No Man's LAN tournament held at St. Clair College this weekend. Each year, hundreds take part in the electronic gaming event, said Derek Richard, president of St. Clair's Information Technology Club, which hosts...

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Public Relations Grad Lands Exciting Job at Caesars Windsor
March 12, 2015

From obtaining an education at St. Clair College's MediaPlex to attaining a career at Caesars Windsor - where world-famous and iconic superstars perform regularly - Jason Tang's Public Relations Diploma has landed him an exciting career in the field...

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Tuesday Tip: Students Need to Hydrate More and Eat Breakfast
March 10, 2015

Dieticians across Canada have named March as Nutrition Month. So what is some good nutritional advice for students? St. Clair's Fitness & Health Promotion Coordinator, Deb Ivey, says first and foremost, hydrate! "If students are properly hydrated, they'll do better in school," explains Ivey...

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St. Clair Pair Creates Winning Designs for Upcoming Competition Medals & Pins
March 09, 2015

Two Graphic Design students have created winning medal and pin designs for the upcoming Ontario Technological Skills Competition. Second-year students Nina Keast and Jessica Nelson won a contest that was held last semester to determine the design of this year's competition...

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St. Clair's Shannon Kennedy Named OCAA Player of the Year
March 09, 2015

St. Clair College student Shannon Kennedy has been named Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Player of the Year. The top honour was awarded to the second-year Saints basketball guard during the OCAA Women's Basketball Championship Banquet, which was hosted in Toronto on March 5...

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It's a Whole New World: DSW Grad is Inspired Every Day
March 09, 2015

Four years after graduating the Developmental Services Worker program, there is no denying that Don Myers is in a happy place. "I've never had a job where you actually get up in the morning and you like going to work." A former truck driver, Don decided to begin a new career in his mid thirties...

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Pressure-Packed Paramedic Competition Puts Students' Skills to the Test
March 06, 2015

From evaluating one patient while blindfolded to carrying another in a stretcher up a set of stairs, St. Clair Paramedic students put their skills to the test at the Main Campus Thursday. John Lassaline, Coordinator of the Paramedic program, said eight teams of two students participated...

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PR Students Perform Ignite-Style Presentations in Downtown Windsor
March 05, 2015

St. Clair College Public Relations students gave Ignite-style presentations at Milk Coffee Bar in downtown Windsor Wednesday night. PR Faculty Lori Newton said it was an opportunity for the students to get some real-world presentation experience in a public space "well outside the comfort of the classroom"...

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Tuesday Tip: Comfort Cookin' - Hearty Ham & Kale Mac 'N' Cheese Casserole with Caramelized Pear Dessert
March 03, 2015

This week's Tuesday Tip is twofold: cooking comfort food, and the comfort of cooking itself. "Are you feeling fed up with frigid temperatures and mountains of snow? Maybe feeling a case of the winter blues," asks Melanie de Liberato, Chef at St. Clair College's Eatery 101...

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Nursing Workshop Promotes Clinician's Positive Influence on Patients
March 02, 2015

A group of nursing students participated in a community partner outreach workshop held at the Main Campus this semester. About 60 St. Clair College BScN students in their final semester took part in the workshop, which is sponsored...

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St. Clair Hosts Drum Social & Round Dance
March 02, 2015

St. Clair College partnered with the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre to host a Drum Social & Round Dance at the Centre for the Arts Saturday. The day was filled with plenty of traditional music, featuring many singers and drummers. Delicious customary food was served and vendors...

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St. Clair College Announces 6th President
February 26, 2015

From a support staff position in the Registrar's Office 25 years ago, to Senior VP College Operations, Patti France has climbed to the top and will be St. Clair College's next President. "It's overwhelming," France said following the announcement of her new role...

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Tuesday Tip: Fighting Cold & Flu Season
February 24, 2015

With cold and flu season in full swing, St. Clair College Nursing Faculty Beverley Jones says there are some key things you should be doing to arm yourself against catching a virus, and some simple strategies to getting better if you are sick. First and foremost, she says...

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Fitness & Health Promotion Good Fit For Health Professionals of the Future
February 23, 2015

If you're interested in the body and how it works and looking for a fun, exciting career in a field that is continuing to grow to meet increasing demands worldwide, St. Clair College's Fitness & Health Promotion program may be the right fit for you. The program provides students with the knowledge...

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Andrew Glancy
Advertising Alumni Andrew Glancy Achieves 'Dream' Career
February 20, 2015

While many flip the channel or leave the room when commercials come on TV, for Andrew Glancy, watching these "short, succinct, snapshot stories" were defining moments. "I loved the wit, the clever design and delivery," said Glancy, who graduated St. Clair College's...

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Robotics Competition
St. Clair Helps FIRST Chatham-Kent Team Enter Robotics Competition
February 19, 2015

Because of St. Clair College, three local schools have entered a world-renowned robotics competition for the first time ever. Called the C.K. Cyber Pack, the team is made up of 34 students from three area high schools: Chatham-Kent Secondary School, Ursuline College Chatham and Lambton Kent...

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Job Fair
Significant Demand, Shortage of Workers in Local Manufacturing Sector; Job Fair Connects Students With Employers
February 18, 2015

Several local manufacturing employers were at St. Clair's South Campus participating in a job fair Wednesday. There were 25 local companies in the manufacturing field at the Fourth Annual Manufacturing Job Fair. They set up booths in the Hangar and current students from the...

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Ingredients
Tuesday Tip: Dry Skin Solutions
February 17, 2015

With these record-breaking freezing temps, along comes the winter woes of dry skin. Tammy Child, Esthetician Program Coordinator at St. Clair's Thames Campus, says dry skin is a common concern during the winter due to the extreme cold weather outside and...

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Ingredients
Tuesday Tip: Perfect Pantry Pasta - Scrumptious Snowed-in Simple Supper
February 10, 2015

This winter, Windsor has had its fair share of the white stuff, and the forecast is calling for a few more wallops! So for a simple supper solution for when you're snowed in, check out your pantry and whip up some pasta! "In the event of a snow day, when a trip to the grocery store is...

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Police Chief
Police Chief Al Frederick Guest Lectures About Motivating Staff
February 09, 2015

Windsor Police Chief Al Frederick guest lectured for a class at the Main Campus Monday afternoon. Faculty member Steve Brown, who teaches a course called organizational behaviour as part of the Business Marketing program, said he invited Frederick in to speak...

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Volleyball
Weekend Wins for Women's & Men's Volleyball & Basketball Teams
February 09, 2015

St. Clair College's women's and men's volleyball and basketball teams all came away with wins this weekend...

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Ministry Funding
Ministry Funding Improves Health Care at St. Clair College
February 06, 2015

A government-funded initiative has ramped up health care at St. Clair College, making it easier for students and staff to have access to medical services. A partnership between the Windsor Family Health Team and St. Clair College has meant an increase in medical staff...

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Polar Plunge
Polar Plunge a Good Reason to be Freezin'
February 05, 2015

A large crowd gathered to cheer on dozens of daring dippers who participated in the Polar Plunge at St. Clair College's Main Campus Thursday.College students, faculty, staff and Windsor Police Chief Al Frederick took a frigid fall into a specially constructed pool...

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Power Engineering
Power Engineering Program Offers Diverse Career Opportunities
February 04, 2015

With February being Heart Month, Deborah Ivey, co-ordinator for St. Clair College's Fitness & Health Promotion program, says it's time to take the steps to reduce risks of heart disease by moving more...

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Tuesday Tip: Walk & Move More to Improve Heart Health; 'Every Step Counts'
February 03, 2015

With February being Heart Month, Deborah Ivey, co-ordinator for St. Clair College's Fitness & Health Promotion program, says it's time to take the steps to reduce risks of heart disease by moving more. "You should really just try to be more active...

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Teaching Students
Fashion Design Students Teach Kindergartners Tricks of the Trade
January 30, 2015

A group of St. Clair College Fashion Design students shared some of their styling skills and trendy techniques with a class of kindergartners Friday morning. "I got the email from Joanne, the kindergarten teacher, and I told her we don't usually go to schools and teach students this young...

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Maya Stanisic
St. Clair Student Wins Rare Provincial Leadership Scholarship
January 29, 2015

St. Clair College student Maya Stanisic is one of just thirteen students from across Ontario to win a prestigious scholarship. The College Student Alliance (CSA) Leadership Scholarship recognizes outstanding student leaders across Ontario who have demonstrated exceptional work on campus and in their community...

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Static Hair
Cyber Pack Robotics Team in Build Mode
January 29, 2015

Over 20 students from high schools across Chatham-Kent are participating in their inaugural FIRST Robotics competition which takes place April 1 - 4 at the University of Windsor...

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Static Hair
Tuesday Tip: Dealing With Dry, Static Hair
January 27, 2015

Cold weather means dry, static hair. St. Clair College Hairstyling Faculty Michele Berry says household heat, dry air and overuse of alcohol-based products contribute to these pesky problems...

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Tropical Retreat
Tropical Retreat on Campus a 'Hidden Secret'
January 26, 2015

Looking for a tropical retreat to escape this winter weather? No need to spend money heading to a warm destination - or even travel off campus at all! The St. Clair College Horticultural Department boasts a beautiful tropical greenhouse that is open to the public year-round...

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Sports Update
St. Clair Saints Weekend Sports Update
January 26, 2015

The St. Clair College women's volleyball team defeated the Sheridan Bruins 3-0 at the SportsPlex on Sunday. With the win, the Saints improved to 8-4 in the season. St. Clair is currently ranked 7th in Ontario and currently sits in 4th place in the OCAA west division...

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Job Fair Event
Job Fair Attracts Hundreds of Students and Grads
January 21, 2015

Hundreds attended the 16th annual St. Clair College and University of Windsor Job Fair held at the Centre for the Arts Wednesday.Karen Gill-Gore, Director of Government Training Services for the St. Clair College Employment Centre, said the event is a unique opportunity...

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Broccoli
Tuesday Tip: Keep Your Green Veggies Green
January 20, 2015

Nobody likes brownish broccoli or dull-coloured green beans. So when cooking, how do you keep the rich green shades that define these veggies vivid and bright? Eva Cross, St. Clair College Culinary Management Faculty, says the answer is pretty simple...

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Danielle Giroux
Alumni Profile: Danielle Giroux, Design Guru
January 19, 2015

Growing up, Danielle Giroux enjoyed more than just the content of the magazines she frequently flipped through. It was the design elements that fascinated her most. "I would buy magazines with the most interesting layouts and compelling covers," says Giroux. She says she knew she wanted...

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Tuesday Tip: Post-Holiday Poinsettia Care
January 13, 2015

Following the holidays, many toss their festive poinsettias aside, but according to St. Clair College Horticulture Faculty Sandy MacDonald, the traditional Christmas plant can be enjoyed year-round. "If kept in a good growing environment, the attractive bract colour can last for at least a couple of months...

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Adorable Adoptable Pets on Campus
January 12, 2015

Looking to bring new fuzzy friends into your home and provide a cuddly cat or dog a new lease on life? St. Clair College can help make this possible through their Pet Adoption Program, which is run through the Veterinary Technician department at main campus...

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Volleyball Action
Weekend Wins for Women's & Men's Volleyball Teams
January 12, 2015

The St. Clair College women's and men's volleyball teams both won against the Redemeer Royals on Saturday. The women defeated the Royals with a solid 3-1 victory. With the win, the women's team is now 6-4 in the season and are in 4th place in the OCAA West Division...

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Girls at Orientation
Orientation Kicks Off January-Start Programs
January 9, 2015

There are about 700 first-year students entering January-start programs at St. Clair College this year, and many were eager and excited to attend orientation at the main campus Friday morning. Kulwinder Singh, 23, travelled to St. Clair College from his home in India just weeks ago to start in the International Business Management program...

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Women's Volleyball
St. Clair Women's Volleyball Win Silver
January 5, 2015

The St. Clair College women's volleyball team finished second place in the Durham College Adidas Cup Tournament held over the weekend. Twelve teams competed in the tournament, which took place in Oshawa. Saints teammates Helen Wiebe and Monica Roch were named tournament all stars...

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