Board Hears About President's Busy Month

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The monthly report provided by President Patti France to the college's Board of Governors, during its November 23rd meeting: 

1. Vaccination Statistics: As of Friday, November 19, the vaccination statistics for St. Clair College are as follows: 

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2. International Arrival Protocol: A total of 569 international students must arrive in Windsor or Toronto by December 31, from Spring 2021 and Fall 2021. A total of 2,229 projected students need to arrive by January 20, 2022 (Day 10) for the Winter 2022 semester. There are 1,241 at-risk students, currently with no visa approval, as they are required to begin face-to-face study in January 2022. Of the 536 Fall 2021 students who need to arrive in Canada by December 21, 2021, 308 have a valid visa. A total of 275 Arrival Plans (SOPs) are approved by fully vaccinated travellers between November 15 and December 31, 2021 (193 in Windsor, 45 in Toronto). Of the 2,229 Winter 2022 students who need to arrive in Canada by January 20, 2022, 988 have uploaded a visa (leaving 1,241 with no visa status). 

3. WEVAX To Win: On November 2, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and President Patti France were at Windsor City Hall to greet the two winners of the WEVAX to Win prizes of St. Clair College paid tuition. The first winner was a Massey Secondary student, Barrett Wills (Windsor), and the second was Louis Spadotto (LaSalle). The WEVaxToWin.ca contest has multiple prizes available to be won for those in Windsor Essex who have received double vaccines and entered the draw. Nearly 65,000 residents in Windsor and Essex County registered for the contest. 

"We congratulate the winners of our tuition packages and look forward to seeing them on campus soon," said France. "More than that, we congratulate everyone associated with this project and WEVax in general: those giving vaccinations and those receiving them. The fact that our case numbers have been slowly but surely declining shows that, as a caring community, we're all doing our part to bring this pandemic under control once and for all."  

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4. Coffee with a Cop: On November 10, staff and students had a chance to build relationships and discuss community concerns with leaders of the Windsor Police Service at the "Coffee with a Cop" event. The college thanks Chief Pamela Mizuno and the members of the Windsor Police for spending their afternoon enjoying coffee with our Saints. 

5. Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony: At 11 a.m. on November 11, the college community, including the Senior Team, paused to view the Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony that the vollege broadcast in order to honour those who have given their lives for our freedom, and to those who continue to risk their lives to serve our country. 

6. Local International Leaders Meeting: On November 15, the college's administration met with leaders of the South Asian Centre; Jahinder Rai, President of the Sikh Cultural Society of Metropolitan Windsor; and the Executive Director and founding member of the New Canadians' Centre of Excellence, Reza Shahbazi. As these organizations provide many services to the college's international students, the college wanted to touch base to offer our support, services and assistance with their efforts and continue the strong relationships that have been built. 

7. Mayors and CAOs Breakfast Meeting:  On Friday, December 3, the President has scheduled a breakfast meeting with the local Mayors and CAOs of Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Leamington, Tecumseh and Windsor, to give them an update on the college's operations, to discuss/identify community/student needs, and to provide support for community outreach activities.  This marks the third event of its type, and has been a welcome event among the leaders of our local communities. 

8. Canadian Automobility Hub Announcement: A media announcement for the Canadian Automobility Hub has been scheduled for November 24 in the Truck and Coach Building. The objective is to announce the Canadian Automobility Hub project and the investment of Automobility Enterprises Inc. in the region, backed by postsecondary institutions and PEM Motion. Joining President France in speaking at the event are Steve MacKenzie (CEO/President, Invest Windsor-Essex), Robert Gordon (President, University of Windsor), Christoph Lienemann (PEM Motion), Helga Riedel (President/CEO, Enwin), Drew Dilkens (Mayor, City of Windsor) and Gary McNamara (Warden, County of Essex). 

9. School Board Visits: St. Clair College has tremendous partnerships with many organizations, including local school boards, and is constantly seeking to develop and strengthen these relationships so that we can work together for the benefit of our students.  To this end, President France met with two newly appointed School Board directors: 

St. Clair Catholic District School Board: On November 15, President France met with the new Director of Education for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Scott Johnson; and 

On November 17, President France met with Emelda Byrne, the new Director of the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board.

10. S'Aints Concert: The S'Aints musical group will be live and in-person once again for their annual Christmas Concert which will be held at Caesars Windsor. The concert will be held on Friday, December 23, at 8 p.m. As always, all funds raised will benefit local food banks and charities. 

11. Community Sponsorships: 

Bright Lights City:  St. Clair College will be sponsoring the City of Windsor's "Bright Lights City" display in Jackson Park. The college will be the proud sponsor of a giant illuminated wreath that visitors can use to pose for photos. 

Winter Fest: St. Clair will be sponsoring the Downtown Business Association's 2021-22 Winter Fest which has activities that run from November 15 to January 16, including the "House To House Combat: Battle of the Gingerbreads" competition that is running from December 1 to 21 in an online format. 

Armoury In Lights (Chatham): St. Clair is the proud sponsor of The Armoury In Lights Christmas Show, which is now part of Santa Fest, a four day walk-in festival with holiday fun for the entire family! December 8-11 from 5 to 9 p.m.. Armoury In Lights Show Times, 6 and 8 p.m.. Enjoy live bands, food trucks, pony rides, artisan vendors, a cash bar and so much more. Donations will be collected for the Children's Treatment Centre.

LINKS TO MORE STORIES FROM THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS’ MEETING

• A new program to be unveiled next fall: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/board-approves-new-program-launch-next-fall

• 2021-22 budget’s bottom-line is revised: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/college-revises-its-budget-projections-mid-year

• Programs with some iffy enrolment being monitored: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/enrolment-dips-discussed-board

• New credit-transfer opportunities: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/new-additions-go-there-here-list

• Bolstered effort to retain enrolment: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/keeping-existing-students-important-getting-new-ones

• Sister school could deliver St. Clair programs in B.C.: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/scc-may-get-bc-thanks-aaa

• St. Clair’s regional economic impact: https://news.stclair-src.org/need-know-news/st-clairs-impact-updated-report