St. Lawrence College to host community event on ‘Pandemic Preparedness’

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St. Lawrence College (SLC) invites members of the Kingston campus community and the general public to join a conversation around “Pandemic Preparedness” – discussing the lessons learned and notes for “next time” that have been formed from navigating COVID-19.

According to a release from the college, attendees will explore the human side of a pandemic, in terms of what was experienced together, as a community. 

Students, employees, and community partners are invited to hear from experts on the impact COVID had on operations and plans, along with any subsequent shifts in approach, then to discuss and share insight on considerations now being made for the future, the college stated. The session will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at SLC’s Kingston campus, 100 Portsmouth Avenue.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Gerald Evans – Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, and Pathology & Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University  
  • Bhavana Varma – President and CEO, United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington  
  • Dr. Barb LeBlanc – Dean, Health and Wellness, St. Lawrence College 
  • Moderator – Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College 

This is a free community event open to the public, however, space is limited, and SLC is asking attendees to register in advance. Light refreshments will be served, according to the release.

“The SLC Community Connection Series reflects the College’s commitment to engaging with the community while helping advance topics that are relevant to our students and our partners,” the college stated. “SLC aims to collaborate on solutions while fostering relationships that help build thriving communities on and off our campuses in Eastern Ontario.”

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