Stay Safe, Feel Safe - Student Access Plan

  • Learn More About Our Fall Plan

    As we prepare to welcome our new and returning students back to class for September, we want to make it very clear that our College is committed to doing everything we can to ensure our students are both safe and successful – whether they’re studying on campus or online.

    Lambton remains committed to providing the best educational experience possible for our students and we are confident that our Fall Plan will give students an opportunity to successfully achieve their program learning outcomes. We've also developed a detailed Returning to Campus Protocol document (PDF).

  • Hybrid Learning

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    Lambton is implementing a blended Hybrid Learning Approach for the Winter 2021 Term.

    Based on the success of our Fall Term, a decision has been made to extend our Hybrid Academic Plan through the Winter Term. This blended approach will apply to both program delivery and student services. Delivery of theory will remain online, while most hands-on training will take place on campus, while adhering to all campus Health & Safety protocols. 

    Our College is committed to doing everything we can to ensure our students remain safe and continue to be successful in their studies - whether they're learning online or on campus.

    Winter Term Schedule

    The Winter Term will start on Monday, January 18, and will include a one-week break halfway through the term.

    Supports for Indigenous Students

    Our Indigenous Student Centre has created educational study hubs in Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, which will provide a safe, quiet space and access to technology for students in the community.

    Navigating COVID-19 on Campus

    Lambton College has released Employee and Student decision trees to assist in navigating a variety of COVID-19 related scenarios. These decision trees show you what to do in the event that you are exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms.


    Health & Safety

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    “Be Safe, Feel Safe”

    We are ready with our “Be Safe, Feel Safe” protocols and have taken considerable steps to ensure our facilities adhere to strict health and safety guidelines by working with Lambton Public Health and provincial authorities. Our rigorous health and safety protocols, increased cleaning, new hand sanitizing stations and social distancing guidelines will ensure the safety of everyone who will be on campus and our philosophy of caring will help us to be accountable for the safety of not only ourselves, but others, at all times.

    The full scope of our reopening plans, Health & Safety guidelines, videos, and Lambton’s COVID-19 Policy login to mylambton.ca and review the Re-Opening Information


  • New and Enhanced Safety Protocols

    Masks

    In alignment with public health recommendations, it will be mandatory for all individuals on campus to wear a mask when moving through the halls or accessing washrooms, and in any area of the College, where 6ft of physical distancing is not possible. Please be sure to bring a mask with you prior to entering the campus buildings. This mask wearing protocol is also in line with the new city of Sarnia by-law, effective beginning July 31, 2020 that wearing a face covering will be required in public indoor spaces in the city of Sarnia. Read more about mandatory mask protocol.

    Enhanced Screening

    Everyone entering the campus building (each time), will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire. Staff and students can complete the pre-entry questionnaire on their computer or mobile device before arriving at the college.

    The screening is available at mylambton.ca/screening. You can easily access this questionnaire and other campus guidelines on our LambtonSafe app downloadable via the App Store or Google Play.

    Login to mylambton.ca to review the Return to Campus Guidelines

    Food Services

    Students can access the following food services on campus:

    Marketplace Café - Monday to Friday (7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
    Culinary station, grilling station, sandwiches, salads and soups, Pizza Pizza, Grab 'n Go items, baked goods, desserts and beverages
    Tim Hortons - Lower Cafeteria - Daily (7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
    Email Ordering
    Order through email for pick-up meals during off service hours (re-heatable entreés, boxed meals)

    Student Services

    Services remain to be offered in a virtual capacity. View our full list of available supports below:

  • Accessibility Centre

    Visit the Accessibility Centre section for the most up-to-date information.

    Athletics & Student Administrative Council

    Visit the Student Experience section of this page for more information.

    Campus Shop

    The Campus Shop is closed to the public, but is taking online orders for delivery.

    Beginning September 8, the Campus Shop will be offering regular business hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students who are on campus will be able to come to the Campus Shop doors (but won't be allowed to enter the Campus Shop) and make direct purchases. In-person hours will best serve students who are on campus and unable to have their books delivered to their primary off-campus residence. In-person orders can be scheduled for pick-up by contacting campus_shop@lambtoncollege.ca

    If studying remotely, curbside pick-up and delivery are also available. At this time, we are encouraging all students to purchase textbooks through the Campus Shop website

    Ordering Online

    The fastest way to find the books you need is to generate a book list:

    • Have your term schedule ready
    • Visit the Campus Shop website
    • Select Generate Your Book List
    • Select the Fall Term
    • Add the courses to the list for which you need textbooks
    • When you've added all the courses you need select View Course Materials
    • Continue to the checkout screen

    You can have your textbooks, clothing, giftware and stationary orders shipped directly to your home. Shipping rates start at $4.50 and go up to $2 per item. The Campus Shop can not accept debit or VISA; only valid credit cards

    Curbside Pickup

    Orders are picked at Lot 1 - see parking map.

    To schedule a time for curbside pickup, contact 519-541-2439.

     

     

    Co-op & Career Services

    Visit the Co-op & Career Services section for the most up-to-date information.

    Counselling

    Free and confidential remote counselling sessions are available to support your academic, career and personal needs. Connect with a Counsellor if you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or just want to talk to someone. You can meet with a Counsellor either by phone or virtually through Microsoft Teams.

    Email counselling@lambtoncollege.ca or call 519-542-7751 x 3412.

    Additional Counselling Resources

    Good 2 Talk
    A free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365. By calling, post-secondary students in Ontario can receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well being.
    Call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
    Togetherall
    A safe peer-to-peer mental health community that is accessible online 24/7. It's FREE for all students and staff. In a time in which social isolation, loneliness and anxiety are already increasing mental health issues, COVID-19 is creating additional challenges. Members can share feelings and concerns with each other while underpinned by their team of clinicians who are experienced in and prepared to provide health anxiety support. During uncertain times, we must come together as a community.
    BounceBack
    A free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach, and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

    Mental Health Emergency Contact Information

    • CMHA Crisis Line - 519-336-3445 -or- 1-800-307-4319
    • Emergency Distress Line - 519-336-3000
    Health Services

    The Health & Wellness Centre at Lambton College is open for in-person and remote consultations by appointment only:

    • Monday - Friday
    • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    To book an appointment, email nurse@lambtoncollege.ca or call 519-542-7751 x 3300

    Services Available

    • Health and physical assessments
    • Student scree tool form completion
    • Immunizations
    • First Aid treatment
    • Nurse practitioner referrals

    The nurse practitioner can provide you with prescription medications, referrals, diagnostic imaging, and DZ physicals

    Those experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed access on campus. Please stay home and contact Lambton Public Health (519-383-8331) or take the Self-Assessment Tool for further direction. If you have an appointment booked, please call the Health & Wellness Centre to notify the staff of your illness. You will be screened at the bridge entrance before entering the college for your appointment with the nurse or nurse practitioner.

    Indigenous Student Services

     

    Indigenous student services will be offered remotely in Fall 2020. As a student registered with the Centre, you can access academic advising, cultural counselling, specialized tutoring, social events through the Indigenous Student Council, mentorship programs, technology support programs and other student initiatives. We are here to provide academic, cultural and social opportunities to support you.

     

    Visit the Indigenous Student Centre section for more information.

    To make an appointment or learn more about services and events, email isc@lambtoncollege.ca or call 519-542-7751 x 3494.
    Information Technology Services

    The I.T. Service Desk team is working remotely and onsite, providing support for all students, staff and faculty. All tools are available from both onsite and offsite. Onsite support will also enable students who are studying on campus to see someone - if needed - from the I.T. Service Desk Team in B1-161.

    Students can access support by:

    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Thursday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    International Student Services

    Visit the International Education section for the most up-to-date information.

    Let's Face It

    Let's Face It will offer a variety of remote services this fall.

    There will be an online presence to promote healthy coping strategies, mental health awareness, a virtual peer to peer student support program, and other online engagement and transition activities.

    How to Contact Us

    Office of the Registrar & Financial Aid Services

    Visit the Registration Services section for the most up-to-date information.

    Parking

    Visit the Parking section for the most up-to-date information.

    Student Service Navigator
    Transitioning to college can sometimes be challenging. Whether you're looking to access tutoring, wondering how to be engaged in student life outside of the classroom, or how to connect with a counsellor, there can be a lot to figure out. Our Student Service Navigator is here to assist you in answering these questions and connecting you to the appropriate service or person on campus. Please contact tammy.oliver@lambtoncollege.ca with any questions that you might have.
    Teaching & Learning Commons

    While our physical space remains closed to visitors, the team in the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) is here to help you! We can orient you to the services we have available, help you conduct research for an assignment, teach you how to search our electronic resources and provide support around academic integrity.

    If you are on our website and have questions or need help researching, you can book a session with one of our team members, or use askON - an online live chat reference service. If you'd like to borrow something from our collection, pickup service is available starting September 8.

    If you have additional questions, email us at tlc@lambtoncollege.ca. Someone will get back to you as soon as they can. You can also follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates. We look forward to serving you this term!

    Testing Centre

    The Testing Centre is offering both remote and in-person testing services for missed tests/make-up tests and accommodated tests. Note: only students who have on-campus classes/labs will have access to write tests in the Testing Centre. While in the Testing Centre, you must follow all health and safety protocols.

    Missed or make-up tests must be booked by the appropriate faculty or staff member and all paperwork must be completed by the faculty or staff member before the date of the test. Missed or make-up tests can be booked during our regular office hours - between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. If you have test accommodations, you can book directly with the Testing Centre. For more information on accommodated and missed testing services, please visit myLambton.ca or email testing@lambtoncollege.ca

    Tutoring

    Tutoring sessions for the fall term are being offered remotely and appointments can begin being booked on Monday, September 28.

    Tutoring appointments can be booked online via the myLambton.ca Tutoring pages - you will need to log in with your c# and password to book an appointment.

     


  • Student Experience

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    We want to make sure our students are able to enjoy the best student experience possible given the current circumstances.

    While plans and activities are still being finalized, Lambton students can be assured that opportunities to safely participate in activities both virtually and on campus will be provided for our Fall Term.

    Details of our student life plans are still being completed and will be communicated with students as they become available. For the most current information, students should log in to their myLambton.ca account for updates on Student Services and events.

    Athletics & Student Administrative Council

    Varsity Sports

    The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) and its members announced the decision to suspend varsity sports and recreation activities planned for the fall term at the OCAA's 27-member schools. The decision was made in response to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

    For the 2021 winter terms, basketball, volleyball, badminton, curling, and indoor soccer are currently planned to run. The OCAA will continue to monitor the evolving situation on an ongoing basis and will make decisions based on public health and safety in regards to the well being of our student athletes and membership as a whole. Visit the OCAA website for more information.

    Fitness Centre
    The framework for safely re-opening facilities, such as the Athletics & Fitness Complex, will also remain flexible, thus allowing for any changes in regional, provincial, and federal health regulations. Our plan now is to follow a phased-in approach to re-opening the Athletics & Fitness Complex, and Phase One (Fall 2020) will be the most restrictive. At this time, access to the Athletics & Fitness Complex will be restricted to just academic programming. Additionally, there will be no external guest usage of the gym space, which includes the main gym, old gym, and fitness studios. We hope to welcome students, staff, faculty and partners back as soon as possible as we work toward Phase Two, and our plan continues to evolve.
    Intramural Sports

    In association with the phased re-opening of the Lambton College Athletics & Fitness Complex, Lambton College Athletics and Lambton College Student Administrative Council will be offering outdoor intramurals for Fall 2020, utilizing both the Lambton College Soccer Field and Lambton College Rec Pad.

    Intramural offerings include, but are not limited to: 3-on-3 Basketball, Badminton, Soccer, 3-on-3 Ball Hockey, Spikeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Wiffleball.

    Student Life Plan

    Lambton College in partnership with the Student Administrative Council (SAC) has prepared a busy schedule of outdoor and online activities for you to enjoy! From hiking to kayaking, video games to trivia, the calendar is full of events for every student. Visit the myLambton Calendar for the full schedule of events. Check back often as new events will be added throughout the year.

    For more inforamtion on student life activities, please contact matthew.rose@lambtoncollege.ca or call 519-542-7751 x 3484.

    Student Health and Wellness

    We recognize that the transition to College brings with it a lot of change and new experiences, which can be both exciting and stressful. Our Let’s Face It (LFI) team aims to build strength and resilience through student led initiatives by providing a student engagement platform focusing on student health and wellness.

    In September, LFI is implementing 21 days of programming created to raise awareness of the challenges that might arise during this transition, help students develop new friendships, and have an opportunity to connect with the College and community. The First 21 Days calendar of events will be available on the LFI Facebook page.

    Additional health and wellness initiatives offered in a remote format will include peer-to-peer virtual support programs, online engagement activities, daily promotion of health and wellness, and other activities focused on student health, wellness, and engagement. Feel free to also review our COVID-19 policy (4000-3-10)


    Financial Support for Students

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    Many Lambton College students have been adversely affected by the pandemic and are experiencing significant hardship. The Lambton College Foundation has an initiative designed to support students grappling with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The Envision Tomorrow Student Support Fund will provide help in the form of a food security program that supports local businesses and distributes food to students in need, and a fall scholarship program. For more information, please email foundation@lambtoncollege.ca

    Login to myLambton.ca for additional information on COVID-19 Financial Supports.

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