Anthony is a great advocate and promoter of equality through sport. As the founder of the Ontario Deaf Hockey Association, he empowers athletes with disabilities. But before taking on this important leadership role, Anthony studied Hotel and Resort Management at Georgian – a program he knew would allow him to work with people in a fast-paced environment. Read more...
Hospitality Management – Hotel and Resort
Anthony is a great advocate and promoter of equality through sport. As the founder of the Ontario Deaf Hockey Association, he empowers athletes with disabilities. But before taking on this important leadership role, Anthony studied Hotel and Resort Management at Georgian – a program he knew would allow him to work with people in a fast-paced environment.
It was through a Georgian co-op placement that he learned about deaf sports associations. He’d been an athlete since childhood, but this niche community was a revelation to him. As a hockey player with 90 per cent hearing loss, he quickly recognized a need for representation in his province.
In 2011, he took to social media to create Ontario Deaf Hockey. Today, the organization has a roster of over 50 hard of hearing or deaf players and constantly works to increase that number. Anthony manages everything from player recruitment and web design, to volunteer management and fundraising.
Anthony just finished fundraising for the Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Championship (10th Annual Roy Hysen Cup) held more recently in Mississauga. His efforts covered the cost of the Ontario team’s travel, jerseys, and more.
The skills Anthony gained from his diploma, combined with his passion for sport, are what make Ontario Deaf Hockey a success. His advice for current students: “No boundaries, no limits, no excuses – never let obstacles or challenges stand in the way of something that you want to do. Keep trying and eventually you will succeed.”
Aspiring nurse gets boost with prize pack
After getting into the Pre-Health program, Taylor decided she wanted to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at Georgian College's Open House last November. During the event, she filled out a ballot to win a prize pack full of school supplies and won. Read more...
Aspiring nurse gets boost with prize pack
Taylor Scott, a Georgian Pre-Health student from Singhampton, wants to be a nurse. But her path wasn’t always so clear.
“I had no interest in science when I was in high school and didn’t take it past Grade 10,” she says. “It was the College and Career Preparation program in Collingwood that showed me I could do it.”
Taylor excelled in her preparatory program, thanks to support from staff at the South Georgian Bay Campus. “They know your name, they work with you, and they’re goal oriented,” Taylor explains.
After getting into the Pre-Health program at the Barrie Campus, Taylor decided she would learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at Georgian’s Open House last November. During the event she filled out a ballot to win a prize pack full of school supplies and Georgian gear.
“I won!” she says. “It was a great surprise.”
Taylor hopes to start the nursing program in September 2015, but will enjoy her student experience in the meantime. “I love it here. It’s welcoming. People are helpful and they really care about student success.”
Georgian College fosters a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, preparing students to become not only job seekers, but also job creators. Working together with industry and community partners, Georgian offers relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op experiences.
With more than 120 career-focused programs across seven locations in Central Ontario (Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay), Georgian serves 11,000 full-time students and 28,000 Continuing Education registrants annually. Advanced study options, including the only four-year automotive management and golf management degrees in Canada, are offered through the one-of-a-kind Georgian University Partnership Centre.
Georgian received the highest score among Ontario colleges in the 2013 International Student Barometer – ranking number three in the world – and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers seven times and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers four years in a row.
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