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Georgian accelerates student success

Georgian accelerates student success

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Cassandra Nordell-MacLean

Chief of Vision and Difference/Co-founder, William Standen Co. and Nordell Homes


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Knowing from age 14 that I wanted to be self-employed, each job move was a leap towards my entrepreneurial goal. In 2006 I returned back to my hometown of Sarnia and launched my first business Nordell Design/Build, and then in 2010 added William Standen Co. kitchen and bath design. Read more...

Chris Naismith and Zac Holloway stand in front of their "smart mirror" - with key information displayed on the reflective surface

Students show off dynamic projects at Innovation Showcase

A mini-computer that shows sports scores, an automatic cat food dispenser and a remote control car that follows voice commands through an android phone were among the 18 student projects presented at Georgian College’s Innovation Showcase last December. Read more...


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.

Career-focused programs

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.

Top honours

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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