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Fun in the Sun Giveaway

Fun in the Sun Giveaway

Fun in the Sun Giveaway

It’s time to celebrate sunny weather with our bright and hot giveaway! We’re excited to be giving back to you this April with our latest giveaway with two prize packages with an estimated value of $500 each!
Included in each fun-in-the-sun package are exciting pool items, park passes, outdoor games, delicious food vouchers, camping passes, and MORE! To enter please visit out Facebook and Instagram pages with a full list of entire details outlined. The contest closes at 5:00pm on April 19th, 2021 with the winner announced the same week.
 
This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram or Facebook. Current employees of St. Clair College are not eligible to enter giveaway.
Meet Your 2021/2022 TSI Executive

Meet Your 2021/2022 TSI Executive

Thames Student Inc Welcomes New Executive 2021/2022

The 2020/2021 school year has been one like no other. The TSI executive and board of directors worked diligently together ensuring Saints spirit, community leadership, and all over positivity was not lost. The TSI board launched giveaways, ran paint night packs, pumpkin carving pack giveaways, and more all while adjusting to the new normal of student life and remaining socially distant.

Thames Students Inc recently held nominations and elections for 2021/2022 executive positions including President and Vice-President. We are thrilled to announce that Hannah Lacroix has been elected President and Kendra Lall, Vice-President of the TSI for 2021/2022.

We want to thank every student who applied for the position. We greatly appreciate your dedication. The Thames Students Inc is still seeking students for board positions for the 2021/2022 school year.

Apply here → https://www.stclair-tsi.ca/careers

Meet your Thames Students Inc President Hannah

Get to know Hannah! You might have seen Hannah featured on the St. Clair College website welcoming you and fellow Saints to the Chatham campus. Hannah is in the Powerline Technician program and a member of the S.T.E.M club.

Here are 5 fun facts about Hannah! ↓
1) She used to teach figure skating and horseback riding
2) She loves swimming
3) She loves pasta
4) She has been horseback riding for 13 years
5) She doesn’t like pumpkin pie

Get to know your Vice-President Kendra Lall

Kendra is currently a Director on our Thames Students Inc board and currently enrolled in the RPN program at St. Clair College.

One of her biggest tips for online learning this year is to always participate and ask as many questions as needed! 📚

5 fun facts about Kendra are:
1. She plays soccer ⚽️
2. She used to play piano 🎹 (ask her fav song to play in the comments below ↓)
3. She loves adventures
4. She loves to travel
5. Her dream trip would be to go to Greece

10th Anniversary Sleighing Hunger Concert Raises $80,000 for Local Food Banks

10th Anniversary Sleighing Hunger Concert Raises $80,000 for Local Food Banks

There were close to 2,000 virtual concertgoers who tuned in for The S’Aints 2020 Sleighing Hunger concert which was broadcasted virtually on December 18th. The annual holiday concert raised $80,000 from ticket sales, CD sales, music downloads and contributions from various local sponsors. The funds raised have been presented to representatives from the Windsor Essex Food Bank Association ($50,500), Chatham’s Outreach for Hunger ($25,000) and the two St. Clair College student food banks Student Representative Council-Windsor ($3,000) Thames Students Incorporated-Chatham ($1,500).

“The fabled and long-standing generosity of our community may not surprise me much any longer, but its’ phenomenal degree certainly did astound me this year,” said St. Clair College President Patti France. “To set a fundraising record amid a pandemic with a concert that, by necessity, had to be staged remotely, is the most heart-warming ending imaginable for this COVID-era Christmas story. “I suppose it just goes to show you that the combination of Saints and S’Aints, and the cosponsoring LiUna Local 625, plus the caring attitude of our community creates a powerful partnership in the annual effort to ‘Sleigh Hunger’. “But let’s remember that this is a year-long effort, especially in the midst of the ongoing employment difficulties faced by many of our neighbours due to the pandemic,” France added.

“Food banks and social assistance agencies such as those helped by the concert need support throughout the year, so I encourage all of the concert’s audience members to replicate that same Christmas spirit in the months to come.” The S’Aints Sleighing Hunger concerts have now raised $350,000 in the past 10 years. The S’Aints are comprised of some of the most talented artists in our region. Jody Raffoul, Kelly Hoppe, Kelly Authier, David Cyrenne, Wes Buckley, Liz Robinson, Stephanie Baker, Martin Bak, and Jeff Burrows. “For the past 10 years, we have been honoured to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves as a group of musicians. The opportunity to record, perform during the Christmas season and partner with St. Clair College has been both humbling, and extraordinary,” said The S’Aints founding member Jeff Burrows. “Although we missed celebrating our 10th anniversary live at our partner’s Caesars Windsor Colosseum, we managed to pull off a “virtual concert“ thanks to our friends at LiUna Local 625. On behalf of The S’Aints, we are proud to be part of such an outstanding community-driven donation towards our food banks in both Windsor/Essex and Chatham/Kent.”

Bell Let’s Talk

Bell Let’s Talk

TSI Supports Bell Let’s Talk

On January 28th, 2021 the board of directors showed their support for mental health awareness through the #BellLetsTalk campaign. Support during these times is crucial. Whether it’s a small or large act, everything can make a big difference in someone’s life. When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts! The board of directors each joined the conversation displaying their end the stigma posts and letting the students of St. Clair College – Chatham Campus that they are not alone in their mental health journey.

St. Clair College offers mental health services and support for students through Real Campus. Real Campus provides you with therapy, virtual doctor visits, lifestyle counselling, courses, tools and events to improve your mental and physical health. At St Clair College that means that you have access to therapy, counselling, courses, tools and events to improve your health and wellness. You can access Real Campus by contacting them here. 

 

 

Meet TSI General Manger Stephanie Woodall

Meet TSI General Manger Stephanie Woodall

Meet Stephanie Woodall!

Stephanie is the General Manager of the Thames Students Inc and is an important part of making all things run at TSI! One of her biggest zoom tips and to help you with online learning is to be organized. Do all of your readings. Make sure you set a schedule for work to keep you on track.

5 fun facts about Stephanie ↓

1. She is a former athlete and graduate of St. Clair College

2. She is married to her high school sweetheart
3. She loves to read 📚
4. She is still in school attempting to achieve her master’s in education
5. She may have an addiction to amazon (well shopping in general lol)
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Social Media Influencers Wanted To Join Our Team

Social Media Influencers Wanted To Join Our Team

Are you a social media influencer? We’re looking to have you join the TSI team!

TSI is looking for social media influencers to help us share our information across a larger student audience. We are looking to encourage more peer-to-peer sharing, which will help us to showcase our programs and services with more students.

Deadline to apply: March 22, 2021

To apply, please send your resume to Stephanie Woodall at swoodall@stclaircollege.ca.

Meet TSI Board of Director Gaia Lunn

Meet TSI Board of Director Gaia Lunn

Introducing your TSI Board of Director Gaia Lunn!

Gaia serves as a director on our Thames Students Inc executive board and is a student in the Registered Practical Nursing Program. One of her online learning tips is to be innovative with studying techniques to stay motivated. 📚

5 Fun Facts About Gaia

1. Gaia was born in Singapore
2. She enjoys playing video games
3. She has deadlifted 310lbs
4. She has been to 16 countries
5. She has a fire collection of memes 🔥

Winter 2021 Zoom Office Hours

Winter 2021 Zoom Office Hours

Our Winter 2021 semester Zoom hours are here.

Join the TSI board of directors and hang out virtually on Zoom! Check out the weekly Zoom hours and click on the link here. Enter the meeting ID and password listed below. Zoom office hours are available Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

Monday: Kymberly 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday: Hannah 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday: Gaia 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday: Kendra 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday: Steph 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join the TSI board of directors zoom office hours here.

Meeting ID: 609 993 0903
Password: I9SFRN

 

Polar Plunge

Take the plunge and help raise money for Special Olympics Canada!

February 1st through February 28th you can join Thames Students Inc General Manager Stephanie Woodall and Chatham-Kent Police Service officer Jason Herder as they take the plunge Chatham-Kent! ❄️

This year is a little different and we’re going virtual! You can do a virtual plunge by signing up at polarplunge.ca for $30 and also get a #PolarPlunge touque. Once you register and begin raising money virtually you also have a chance at a lot of amazing swag! 👌

This year is a bit different for the polar plunge. We’re asking all participants to video their plunge and submit their entry online on their social media pages using #PlungeON. Get creative! 🎉  You can jump in the snow, use a bucket of ice – you name it!

Grade 12 students! St. Clair College is awarding a student a $500 bursary for the most creative video. Make sure that when you post your video to your social media that you include #PlungeCK.

Good luck! 👍

TSI Executive Elections

TSI Executive Elections

2021/2022 Thames Students Inc Executive Elections

Do you love being a St. Clair College Chatham Saint? Are you looking to get involved and give back to your student body? We’re looking to add members to our board of directors and executive team for the 2021/2022 year.

The Hiring Process

The Thames Students Inc. implements a hiring process during each execution election. Our 2021/2022 executive election has a strict schedule that begins in November 2020 and is completed in March 2021.

November 2020 – February 2021
Seek students to act as members of the corporation

February 22nd, 2021
Nominations for a President of the Thames Students Inc. (as per the TSI Bylaws) from the current board. February 22nd, 2021 is the deadline for individuals to file nomination papers for the 2021/2022 position.
*If no current director steps forward by the date of nomination for the Presidency will open to all full-time students at all campuses on February 23rd, 2021.

February 23rd, 2021
Nominations open at 9:00am for the elected 2021/2022 TSI Executive positions. Application packages for the appointment directorships are also available today.

February 26th, 2021
Nominations close at 4:00pm.

March 3rd, 2021
Executive election campaigning commences.

March 12th, 2021
Executive elective online voting begins.

For more information on how to apply please submit questions to Stephanie Woodall swoodall@stclaircollege.ca.