On Monday June 6th, St. Clair hosted its 55th Annual Convocation for the graduating students from Ace Acumen. Students travelled from the GTA to Windsor to have the opportunity to walk across the stage, and receive their diploma from St. Clair President, Patti France. It has truly been an honor to watch all of these students grow throughout their time at Acumen. You should all be proud of the achievements that you have made. Our graduate students were from the Business, International Business Management, Human Resources Management, Data Analytics, Computer Networking, Social Service Worker, and the Office Health Administration Programs. Some members of our management team were happy to be there to celebrate the great achievements of our students. Acumen wishes you luck in your future endeavors, and we know that you are all off to do great things.
As a student, you will inevitably be faced with tests and exams. It is important to be able to utilize study skills and strategies that have been proven to lead to success.
Ace Acumen Academy wishes to provide students with all of the skills and strategies needed for success. A study skills workshop was hosted by Advisor Amanda prior to the 2022 Winter Semester final exams. Here you will find a recording of that workshop and can review important topics such as time management, creating study notes, answering questions confidently and what you should do after your test.
Good luck on your exams Saints (but you don’t even need luck)!
On Thursday, March 10th, 2022, students celebrated nutrition month by enjoying fruit cups and attending a workshop on the basics of healthy eating. The event helped students to gain information on how they can support their learning at Ace Acumen Academy through nutrition.
When it comes to eating healthily it can be confusing to know where to start. This workshop explains how you can make simple but effective changes to improve your diet, and most importantly your health. Advisors Steven and Amanda explore tips from the Canada Food Guide, and offer some strategies to make healthy eating both accessible and enjoyable!
To those that did not get the chance to join the workshop, you can view the recording below!
To watch a helpful video from the Canada Food Guide click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZL2BBU7Dyk
For more information visit the Canada Food Guide: https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/
St. Clair College at Ace Acumen has extended the last day to withdraw from the Winter 2022 semester by an additional 2 weeks. The new last day to withdraw & be eligible for a refund is Friday, February 11, 2022. Students who choose to withdraw from their program or change their study status from full-time to part-time prior to February 11, 2022, may be eligible for a refund, less applicable administrative fees. No exceptions will be made past this date.
Diwali, a holiday celebrated in late October or early November across the world, stretches back more than 2,500 years. In India, the five-day celebration traditionally is the biggest holiday of the year. This year, the “light” and “home” were brought to the community by our staff and students at Ace Acumen Academy with decorations, and savory and sweet traditional treats.
Students took pride in telling stories of their own celebrations and were excited to talk about their experiences back home with others. It was surely a joyful festival of lights for the whole community.
As a student said that day, when you look at the candle, think about how flames can flicker or burn brightly. As you go about your day, take opportunities to ensure your flame burns brightly and you are always ready to help others in difficulty. Through patience and perseverance, good will wins over evil.
Happy Diwali to everyone!
On October 31, in Canada every year people dress up in spooky costumes, go door to door to “trick” or “treat”, watch Halloween movies, and carve jack-o-lanterns to participate in Halloween. This year, the staff and students at Ace Acumen participated in those same ways. They dressed up in costumes, carved pumpkins and watched a Halloween movie with some Halloween treats!
Towards the end of the day, both staff and students who dressed up in costume took part in a show for students to vote on who had the best costume on. Great prizes were distributed to those who were voted as ‘best costume’.
Ace Acumen wishes all a very Happy Halloween!
Thank you everyone, and stay safe.
Lest We Forget
St. Clair College at Ace Acumen strongly encourages all individuals to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as they are eligible. Please note that the following is subject to change as the pandemic evolves and as new information becomes available.
St. Clair College at Ace Acumen will follow public health and government guidance related to COVID-19 safety protocols and measures. Due to the severity and extent of the most recent upward trend in COVID-19 occurrence and transmission, St. Clair College at Ace Acumen will be mandating vaccinations or regular testing for all staff and students. St Clair College at Ace Acumen will request that our staff and students voluntarily disclose their vaccination status. Additional information will be forthcoming once the policy is finalized by the end of the week. There will be a section within the policy describing exclusionary grounds for unvaccinated individuals: health difficulties substantiated by a qualified medical practitioner, including allergy to the vaccine(s); and other grounds covered by the Ontario Human Rights Code; or for those who wish to not disclose. Arrangements will be made for such individuals to receive self-administered “rapid testing” for COVID-19 twice weekly and report their results.
Please be advised that St. Clair College at Ace Acumen’s third-party partners (e.g. placement agencies, co-op employers and service providers) may have different standards and COVID-19 safety measures in place. St. Clair College at Ace Acumen has no oversight over its partners’ standards and COVID-19 safety measures. Compliance with those standards and COVID-19 safety measures will be the responsibility of the student.