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The distinction between the roles of colleges and universities is not as clear as it once was. Today we live in a society where applied skills and theoretical knowledge must be integrated. Employers are looking for doers, thinkers, creators and leaders – all in one person. As the postsecondary landscape continues to change, we can expect to see expanded pathways and more blended program options than ever before.

At Georgian’s University Partnership Centre, we understand the world is changing. We know that students like you are looking for increasingly flexible options. That’s why we provide our own degrees and graduate certificates, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees with seven partner institutions. We also partner with select universities to offer an ever-growing number of transfer credit options and articulation agreements with institutions around the world.

We have a vast array of programs and services in place to ensure that you succeed.

Explore your options at the University Partnership Centre.

Rosetta Studio integrated into the Research Analyst Program

Rosetta Studio is being integrated into the New Research Technology course of the Research Analyst program. As students graduate and enter the job market, they are increasingly likely to encounter Rosetta Studio in the workplace. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Marisha Holmberg

Marisha Holmberg

Cultural Inventory Co-ordinator, City of Barrie

Program:

Research Analyst


The program was so relevant because we learned methods and software to use on the job. I’ve had several contract jobs since I graduated and I’m currently working for the City of Barrie, analyzing a database that will help to expand arts and culture. Read more...

Alan McGee

Alan joined the faculty of the Automotive Business School of Canada in 2003. Prior to joining Georgian College, Alan taught in university business programs, as well as working as a textbook supplement author. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in business administration in marketing in 1984. Read more...

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Melanie Marchand

Melanie joined the Bachelor of Human Services – Police Studies degree at Georgian College as professor in the spring of 2003 and has been co-ordinator of the program since 2007. While working on her master's, she worked closely with the RCMP conducting original research on DNA databank offences and crime escalation. Melanie’s research interests include criminological theory, female sex offenders, biology of crime and crime escalation. Melanie’s teaching promotes student-centred learning and she believes strongly in active and co-operative learning strategies. Read more...

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Howard Bloom

Dr. Bloom has a PhD with a focus on adult education, teaching and learning. In addition, he completed an ME with a concentration in educational psychology, special education and adaptive instruction. Read more...

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John Jackson

John Jackson has been involved with the automotive aftermarket since the 1980s when he took a contract with the Auto Parts Sectoral Training Council as a curriculum designer. After working in western Canada, he eventually joined the Canadian Automotive Institute, now the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC). He is an experienced faculty member at the ABSC and longtime humanist. Read more...

Rosetta Studio integrated into the Research Analyst Program

Rosetta Studio is being integrated into the New Research Technology course of the Research Analyst program. As students graduate and enter the job market, they are increasingly likely to encounter Rosetta Studio in the workplace. Read more...

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New clients welcome for speech services

For many, the summer is a time to kick back and relax. However, when it comes to speech, consistent and regular practice can help retain and improve speech goals. Read more...

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Annie Pettit comes to Georgian

Students from both Research Analyst cohorts were privileged to attend a seminar with special guest speaker Annie Pettit. Annie is the of author of “The Listen Lady,” an educational novel about social media research, and a self-described market research methodologist. Read more...

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Student research spreads insight on millennial mindset

Georgian Research Analyst students Barbara Ireland, Ramandeep Matharu, Jessica Moore and Gladys Concon received kudos from Smucker’s for a study they completed on the beverage consumption patterns and preferences for millennials (18 to 30-year-olds). Read more...

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Students design jewellery fit for a princess

When Princess Anne visits Barrie on Oct. 22, she’ll be presented with not one, but two unique pieces of jewellery created by recent graduates of Georgian’s Jewellery and Metals and Goldsmithing and Silversmithing programs. Read more...

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Student visit the home of golf in St. Andrews, Scotland

After a six-hour overnight flight and two-hour bus ride, third-year students in Georgian’s Bachelor of Business (Golf Management) degree program arrived at their final destination and began a weeklong pilgrimage in the ancient seaside home of golf: St. Andrews, Scotland. Read more...

Golf Management student Craig Seeler practices his swing in Georgian's golf course simulator

Craig Seeler

The main thing Georgian has given me is my contact list. All of my professors are so connected, and they teach us well. We can pretty much take anything we learn in class right out to the golf course, and stand out above the rest. Read more...

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Viengtha Vongphachan

After working for an environmental consulting company for two years, I decided I needed to take my life in a different direction. I enrolled in the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program at Georgian College, because I knew it would give me the tools I needed to become my own boss. Read more...

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Mocktail Maddness

For the third year in a row, Event Management students at the Barrie Campus will host Mocktail Maddness – a fundraiser supporting Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Georgian College Event Management Scholarships. Local bars and restaurants will compete against each other for the best mocktail. Read more...

Tom Schellenberg

Georgian golf management degree grad blogs direct from President’s Cup

When many of the world’s top golfers met in competition at the prestigious President’s Cup Oct. 1 to 6, a Georgian College alumnus was in the middle of the action. Read more...

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Blair Fleming

I needed to upgrade my skills, so I took the Pre-Health Sciences program. I studied sciences, biology, physics, math and general education. In one year, I had all the prerequisites I needed to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

Hospitality Management student Sara Grainger, standing in uniform and holding a wine glass

Sara Grainger

It didn’t take Sara Grainger long to discover how to make the most of her college experience.Within her first few months as a student in Georgian’s Hospitality Management – Hotel and Resort program, she was elected to a position on the Students’ Administrative Council (SAC). Read more...

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Golf Management student awarded international scholarship

Bachelor of Business (Golf Management) soon-to-be graduate Sean Collins was awarded a scholarship based on his recent international co-op work experience. During the summer of 2012, Sean worked at the internationally renowned Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. Read more...

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Travis Van Sluytman

I decided to expand my entrepreneurial abilities at Georgian because it met and exceeded my checklist for the kind of learning environment I wanted. The experienced instructors, new facilities and opportunities available to students were exactly what I needed. Read more...

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Georgian offers Hear Smarter – Communicate Easier workshop for seniors with hearing aids

The Georgian College Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) program and the Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic offered a Hear Smarter – Communicate Easier workshop for seniors with hearing aids in May and June, 2013 at the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness. Read more...

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Student partners with Dufferin organizations

Survey to help identify gaps in internet service

Two leading organizations in Dufferin County – the Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce (GDACC) and Dufferin.Biz – have partnered with the Research Analyst program at Georgian College to launch a survey about high speed internet availability in that area. Read more...

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Students attend Canada’s food service event of the year

As part of their Food Service Operations Management class, third-year Bachelor of Business (Golf Management) degree students recently had the opportunity to attend the CRFA show – Canada’s food service event of the year, held in Toronto from March 3-5. Read more...

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Smiles for Hope charity gala a success

Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) students raised $4,104.70 in support of Operation Smile at the second annual Smiles for Hope dinner gala fundraiser on July 25 in the Georgian Dining Room, Barrie Campus. Read more...

Diving into digital data with comScore

On February 6, 2013 students welcomed Laura Hemeryck, Account Manager at comScore Toronto, into their New Research Technology class. Laura explained the technology and methodology of how comScore measures online behaviour, and then took the students on a “deep dive” into practical case studies. Read more...

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Golf industry business owner visits the classroom

Ryan Sommerfeld took time out of his busy schedule to visit with second-year Bachelor of Business (Golf Management) degree students at Georgian College. He spoke about sales concepts and applications for the golf industry. He is the owner of Shinebox Lifestyle Brands, a Canadian distributor for IJP Designs, Legendary Headwear, Club Glove and more. Read more...

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Students put theory into practice at charity event

Event Management students honed their practical skills while helping to set up for a Dining in the Dark fundraiser at the Barrie Masonic Temple in support of CNIB. Read more...

CDA students teach Sound Sense

This summer, students in the Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) program facilitated Sound Sense presentations on behalf of the Hearing Foundation of Canada to fourth grade students across Simcoe County. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Marisha Holmberg

Marisha Holmberg

Cultural Inventory Co-ordinator, City of Barrie

Program:

Research Analyst


The program was so relevant because we learned methods and software to use on the job. I’ve had several contract jobs since I graduated and I’m currently working for the City of Barrie, analyzing a database that will help to expand arts and culture. Read more...

alumnis Matthew Campbell stands in front of a MacBook pro in his workplace, Jump Plus

Matthew Campbell

Apple Product Professional, Jump Plus

Program:

Computer Systems Technician - Networking, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Year:

2013


I started using Macs in 2007 because of their built in accessibility features, and today I get to help other people get as excited about Apple products as I am. I’ve also helped to make my workplace more accessible. Read more...

Alumnus Alley Haras in uniform, speaking into a receiver

Alley Haras

Provincial Constable, Huntsville OPP

Program:

Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies)


My education at Georgian gave me a good, sound base in theories and will help me further my career. I hope to move up within the OPP and maybe get involved with the behavioural science unit. Read more...

Lisa Plume

Program:

Human Resources Management


In this video, alumna Lisa Plume talks about why she enrolled in the Human Resources Management program at Georgian and how it helped prepare her for the workplace. Read more...

Melissa Barnes in her scrubs, talking to a patient

Melissa Barnes

Registered Nurse at Headwaters Health Care Centre

Program:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Nursing is something I’ve always wanted to do. I plucked up the courage to go back to school. It’s easier being a mature student because you’re better ready to handle things and know what you want in life. I was surprised how many mature students were in my class. Read more...

Alumnus Leo von Niebelschuetz-Godlewski crouched in front of a large wall of technology, with a keyboard in his hands

Leopold von Niebelschuetz-Godlewski

Support analyst, Town of Georgina

Program:

Computer and Network Systems Security


I have been fascinated with the Internet and technology since I was a child, and this was my inspiration to attend the Computer Systems Technician – Networking and Computer and Network Systems Security programs at Georgian College. Read more...

Portrait of a smiling alumnus Heather Stokes

Heather Stokes

Account Manager, Export Development Canada

Program:

International Business Management

Year:

2008


Georgian College’s International Business Management graduate certificate program is a necessity for any student aiming to improve his or her knowledge of the global arena and to develop practical skills that can be applied to any dynamic work environment. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Rachel Lochhead

Rachel Lochhead

Recruiter, H.R. Services, York Region

Program:

Human Resources Management

Year:

2008


After graduating from university, I wanted to work in Human Resources but did not have the specific skills required and the program at Georgian was the missing link. The program offered the hands-on experience and amazing practical information you need to know on the job. Read more...

Alumnus Rich Vander Wal in full cycling gear, speeding by in a unique three wheel cycle

Rich Vander Wal

Co-Founder Neurocore Physiotherapy

Program:

Therapeutic Recreation


A traumatic spinal cord injury in 1992 forced Rich Vander Wal to re-evaluate his personal values. After graduating from Georgian’s Therapeutic Recreation program and working in the field for five years, he decided to start his own rehab centre. Read more...

Dave Edgar in uniform

Dave Edgar

Constable, Barrie Police Services

Program:

Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies)

Year:

2008


Through the Police Studies program, I received a great understanding of the policing system and everything that surrounds it. In addition, I was able to work with two different police services by gaining paid co-op placements in my second and fourth year. Read more...

Alumnus Mike Fudge in a golf supply store

Mike Fudge

Merchandise manager, National Golf Club of Canada

Program:

Bachelor of Business – Golf Management


Georgian College is a creative and innovative institution. My program was perfectly tailored to two of my passions – business and golf. The three different co-op positions, the plethora of guest speakers and the amazing field trips make this program one of a kind. Read more...

Smiling alumnus Kristi Ferguson standing next to a Porsche logo

Kristi Ferguson

After Sales Marketing and Project Specialist, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.

Program:

Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management)


The skills I learned at Georgian help me in my job every day. Students in the Automotive Management program learn from the best. The instructors are industry professionals and share the connections students need to succeed. Read more...

Smiling alumnus Julia Pastore sits behind the wheel of a car

Julian Pastore

Dealer development co-ordinator, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc.

Program:

Automotive Business (Formerly Business Administration - Automotive Marketing) and Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management)


As someone who grew up with an overwhelming passion for cars, I began working in the industry at the age of 16. It wasn’t long before I encountered many alumni who introduced me to the excellent programs offered through the Automotive Business School of Canada. Read more...

Alumna Courtney Foster

Courtney Foster

Registered Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The Hospital for Sick Children

Program:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Year:

2010


In my job, I care for critically ill newborn babies in a family-centered care environment. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program curriculum helped prepare me to handle the emotions our patient families face every day. Read more...

Alumnus James Skrypec

James Skrypec

Player Development Assistant, National Golf Club of Canada

Program:

Bachelor of Business (Golf Management)

Year:

2013


I think that Georgian College is a great place that facilitated the development of my personal and professional life. The number one thing I learned at Georgian is the more you challenge yourself, the better you will become as a person. Read more...

Victoria with a collection of Monster High dolls

Victoria Martin Evans

European Regional Senior Brand Manager, Mattel

Program:

International Business Management

Year:

2010


My internship was at Mattel, and I was able to leverage that experience into a full-time role at their Toronto office. From there, I helped launch Monster High in Canada. I’ve since had the opportunity to work in London, England, and travel all over the world. Today, I’m based in Barcelona. Read more...

Katelyn McKeown in a library

Katelyn McKeown

Development Officer, Barrie Public Library

Program:

Fundraising and Resource Development

Year:

2010


As a recent graduate of Georgian College’s Fundraising & Resource Development Program, I can certainly attest to the professionalism and level of personal satisfaction this program offers. I was able to relate all the information I learned online while interning. Read more...

Alumnus Tom Schellenberg in action on the golf course

Tom Schellenberg

Assistant to the General Manager, Muirfield Village Golf Club

Program:

Bachelor of Business – Golf Management

Year:

2013


My professors at Georgian really opened my eyes to what I could do with my career. Instead of setting my sights on running a small club close to home, I realized I could work at the best courses in the world. Read more...

Portrait of alumnus Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor

District Sales Manager, Disney Destinations

Program:

Hospitality Administration - Hotel and Resort

Year:

2000


I would highly recommend Georgian College. I had great relationships with my professors – many of whom I still keep in touch with today – and I gained the leadership skills that helped me hit the ground running. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Dasmeet Singh

Dasmeet Singh

Student engagement and retention assistant, Georgian College International Education and Training Centre

Program:

International Business Management


This graduate certificate course has helped make me more employable. International Business Management is a program that trains people to work flexibly in different countries and cultures. There are endless opportunities and the sky’s the limit. Read more...

Aluman Stephanie Mockridge examines charts

Stefanie Mockridge

Institutional research and planning analyst, Georgian College

Program:

Research Analyst


I now work at Georgian as an institutional research and planning analyst. I deal with data surrounding enrolment, student satisfaction, graduation rates, graduate satisfaction, employment rates and employer satisfaction. Read more...

Alumnus Taylor Moffitt

Taylor Moffitt

Marketing Manager, Crosby Auto Group

Program:

Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management) (with honours)

Year:

2012


I did two out of four co-op terms here at Crosby, and always felt like part of the team. It’s a young, progressive organization, so when I was offered a full-time position before graduation, it was an easy decision. Read more...

Kyle Mitchell stands in front of Royal Roads University

Kyle Mitchell

Project Official III (Water / Wastewater), Environmental Services, City of Orillia

Program:

Environmental Technology

Year:

2011


After graduation, I decided to pursue a BSc in Environmental Management through an articulation agreement between Georgian and Royal Roads University. Today, I conduct environmental engineering and inspections of water and wastewater projects throughout the City of Orillia. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumna Ellie Hutton

Ellie Hutton

Vice President, Vision Critical

Program:

Research Analyst


After Ellie Hutton completed a Bachelor of Arts, she decided to continue her education and gain practical experience. She enrolled in the Research Analyst program at Georgian College, and that decision paid off. She is now Vice President at Vision Critical, a software and marketing research firm. Read more...

Alumnus Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Speaker & Writer

Program:

Business Administration

Year:

2007


I found my passion in non-profit work, like my position running NextGen for Startup Canada, and every day I live out my dream of helping young people create the life they have always wanted. Read more...

Alumna Lisa Newman

Lisa Newman

Business Partner, Casino Rama

Program:

Aboriginal Community and Social Development, Addictions: Treatment and Prevention

Year:

2004


I enrolled in Aboriginal Community and Social Development at the age of 30, after working on the line at Honda for 10 years. As a member of Shawanaga First Nation, I loved studying teachings from other first nations. We employ Cree, Mi’qmak, Mohawk, Inuit and more, so those lessons were important. Read more...

Michael Taylor in his office

Michael Taylor

Operations Manager, The Sharing Place

Program:

Social Service Worker

Year:

2012


After a placement and volunteering at The Sharing Place Food Bank, I was offered the position of Operations Manager where I coordinate and manage approximately 70 volunteers serving on average 1400 clients a month. Read more...

Alumna Christine Stevens

Christine Stevens

Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Beacon Hall Golf Club

Program:

Bachelor of Business – Golf Management

Year:

2013


I joined my program with four years of prior experience in the golf industry, but Georgian helped me find my passion within the business. It also gave me the formal education, experience and connections I needed to feel confident and ready when offered a promotion. Read more...

Smiling alumna Jennifer Sheremoto leans on a car

Jennifer Sheremeto

Marketing Specialist, Automotive Business School of Canada, Georgian College

Program:

Research Analyst

Year:

1998


It is funny how life takes you on a journey that sometimes brings you full-circle. It has been very rewarding being able to sit on many sides of the fence at Georgian – as a student, a marketer, and a part-time teacher for this fantastic college. Read more...

Dhaval Patel

Dhaval Patel

Job and workplace: System Administrator, Walton International Group Inc.

Program:

Computer Systems Technician – Networking

Year:

2012


As a Systems Administrator in Walton International Group’s Information Technology Department, I make sure that all IT operations work well throughout the organization – both here in Canada, and overseas. Read more...

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Shannon McLuhan

Shannon McLuhan, Export Development Canada

Program:

International Business Management, Bachelor of Arts, Laurentian @ Georgian

Year:

2011


After completing a BA at Laurentian University at Georgian College, Shannon obtained a graduate certificate in International Business Management. After completing an internship with Export Development Canada (EDC), she was offered a contract as an account manager in Small Business Solutions within EDC. Read more...

Uniformed alumnus Dave Wickware sits on a motorcycle

Dave Wickware

Provincial constable, Bracebridge OPP

Program:

Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies)


Georgian College was an excellent choice for postsecondary education. It provided first-hand opportunities to work for the OPP as a co-op student and a high quality education within a small school environment on the Orillia Campus. Read more...

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Rick Leendertse

Executive Assistant to the COO, Hamilton Golf and Country Club

Program:

Bachelor of Business (Golf Management)

Year:

2012


As part of his duties at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Rick Leendertse is required to work behind the scenes at the RBC Canadian Open. He has experienced three Canadian Open events so far – with increasing responsibility. Read more...

alumna Magda Montagnese

Magda Montagnese

Research Analyst, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Program:

Research Analyst

Year:

2004


As a Research Analyst for a health unit, I plan sound evaluation of public health programs. My team helps develop surveys, analyze data and write reports. I love that every project is different and that I’m contributing to people’s health at a population level – that’s very rewarding. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Brian Janes

Brian Janes

Addictions counsellor, DeNovo Treatment Centre

Program:

Addictions: Treatment and Prevention


Why Georgian? The program has a great reputation within the addiction/mental health community. Its geography was convenient. My peers in this postgraduate program were extremely motivated and focused on their studies, which made for a great learning environment. Read more...

Smiling alumna Mindy Piva using a large hand puppet

Mindy Piva

Early Intervention Worker, Community Support Services

Program:

Communicative Disorders Assistant


I chose my program because when my sister was younger, she was unable to talk and express her needs – that is, until she received help from a speech language pathologist and a communicative disorders assistant. Read more...

Alumnus Kyle Barrett examines his brooch for Princess Anne

Kyle Barrett

Entrepreneur and Jeweller

Program:

Jewellery and Metals, Goldsmithing and Silversmithing

Year:

2013


Since graduation, I’ve become an entrepreneur, making custom pieces for clients. I recently made a piece for Princess Anne, commissioned by Grey and Simcoe County Foresters as a gift for her on her visit to Barrie. Read more...

Smiling alumna Elizabeth Nowicki

Elizabeth Nowicki

Director, Consumer Insights, Environics Research Group

Program:

Research Analyst

Year:

2006


If you’re interested in research, I think the program at Georgian is the best way to learn the fundamentals and to get a foot in the door at a research company. Honestly, the Research Analyst Program gave me the career I’ve always wanted. I truly don’t think I’d be where I am today without it. Read more...

At the Georgian University Partnership Centre, we work with our university partners to develop seamless and effective pathways for students. We are proud to partner with the following universities to provide these innovative postsecondary opportunities:

Laurentian University

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

York University

Central Michigan University

Nipissing University

University of Windsor

For inquires please contact Aaron Schoenmaker at (705) 728-1968 x 1272 or or fill out the form below.