Be Here Now

Photos of Georgian alumni


Being here can lead to amazing things.

Read about some of the remarkable achievements of our alumni, students and faculty.

Jon Montgomery

Been there: Alumnus, Georgian’s Automotive Business School of Canada


Did this: Olympic champion. Host of The Amazing Race Canada. Public speaker. Conservation advocate. Auctioneer. Georgian honourary degree recipient.

Read Jon's story
Arnesh Misra

Arnesh Misra

Been there: Alumnus, Marine Technology – Navigation


Did this: Second Officer, Algoma Central Corporation. Rising star. Amateur photographer. Proficient in five languages.

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Davina Liu

Davina Liu

Be here: Alumna, English for Academic Purposes and
International student, Electrical Engineering Technology


Do this: Georgian badminton varsity athlete. Tai Chi teacher. Painter and photographer. Architect and designer for the Beijing Olympics. Tutor. Future Canadian.

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Ross Bigelow

Ross Bigelow

Be here: Faculty member, Computer Studies


Learn this: Entrepreneur and computer geek. Former CIO. Longtime teacher and learner. Georgian Makers Club founder. 321Maker inventor. Teaching Excellence Award and Entrepreneurial Award recipient. Father of four.

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Tara Andrews

Tara Andrews

Been there: Alumna, Business – Entrepreneurship


Did this: 22-year-old owner and operator of Beyond Buoyancy Aquatics. Determined and inclusive swim teacher. Certified lifeguard and Standard First Aid trainer. Local business supporter. Mermaid.

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Victor Musowa

Been there: Alumnus, Communicative Disorders Assistant program


Did this: Child health advocate. Founder, African clinic for special needs children. Member of Malawi government. Premier’s Award nominee.

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Mary Dobson

Be here: Faculty member, Interior Decorating and Kitchen and Bath Design programs


Learn this: Decorator. Textile specialist. TV personality. Author and editor. Brand ambassador. Industry and student champion. Hostess extraordinaire.

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Heather Pearsall

Hannah Pearsall

Be here: Student, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Collaborative program


Do this: Varsity athlete. Team captain. Georgian Grizzly. Future emergency room nurse.

Read Hannah's story

Helen Tracey

Be here: Student, Indigenous Community and Social Development program


Do this: Métis. Mature student. Georgian PowWow associate facilitator. Louis Riel Day organizer. Niwijiagan (peer mentor). Cultural ambassador. Infinite Reach facilitator.

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Graduate Tyler Magri at his laptop

Tyler Magri

Been there: Alumnus, Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills (co-op) program


Did this: Trades competitor. Provincial CNC milling champion. WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 participant. Co-op student of the year. Aspiring licensed general machinist.

Read Tyler's story

Amber Fournier

Been there: Alumna, Opticianry program


Did this: Mobile vision care provider. School vision screening advocate. Ontario Opticians Association Optician of the Year. Hockey mom.

Read Amber's story
Chef and faculty member Anthony Borgo in the Georgian culinary lab

Anthony Borgo

Be here: Faculty member, culinary programs


Learn this: Chef. Teacher. Local food advocate. Italian cuisine ambassador. Barilla Pasta World Championship competitor. Educational Euro Tour organizer.

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Brittany Smith

Brittany Smith

Be here: Student, Honours Bachelor of Police Studies program


Do this: Represents fellow students on campus and in the community. Immersed in student government – organizing fundraisers, attending conferences and leading special events.

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Chris Jiang

Chris Jiang

Be here: Student, Hospitality – Hotel and Resort Operations Management


Do this: Travelled 12,456 km to study here. President of Chinese Student Association. Embraces new experiences – from triathalons to dragon boat races to the polar bear dip.

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Tom Schellenberg

Tom Schellenberg

Been there: Alumnus, Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management) program


Did this: Worked at world-class golf courses. Hosted legends like Tiger Woods, Rory McIllroy and Fred Couples. Living a golf-enthusiast’s dream.

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Picture of Don Komarechka

Don Komarechka

Been there: Alumnus, Advertising and Marketing Communications program


Did this: Published author. 1.3 million Google+ followers. Featured on The Nature of Things with David Suzuki.

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Picture of Nicole Saulnier

Nicole Saulnier

Been there: Alumna, Advertising and Marketing Communications program


Did this: President and founder of Georgian Bay Airways. Business leader. Mentor and entrepreneur extraordinaire.

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MORE STUDENTS AND FACULTY WHO ARE DOING AMAZING THINGS Accelerated success brought to you by Georgian College

  • Marvin Patani
    Marvin Patani
    Did this:
    Student, Environmental Technology
  • Michelle Slywka
    Michelle Slywka
    Did this:
    Student, Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership)
  • Emilie Tyndall poses with her golf bag in the Georgian golf simulator
    Emilie Tyndall
    Did this:
    Student, Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management)
  • Brandon, sitting in the Aboriginal Resource Centre
    Brandon Pitawanakwat
    Did this:
    Student, International Business Management
  • Close-up head shot of Design and Visual Arts alumna Aylan Couchie
    Aylan Couchie
    Did this:
    Anishinaabe artist, Premier's Award winner
  • Michelle and her client, at work
    Michelle Pietila
    Did this:
    Residential group home staff
  • A woman with short grey hair and glasses smiles into the camera.
    Lynn MacKinlay
    Did this:
    Faculty member, Cabinetmaking Techniques
  • A young woman athlete in a wheelchair
    Darda Sales
    Did this:
    Three-time Paralympian, motivational speaker, pursuing a master's degree
  • A young man holds a large camera at an outdoor stadium.
    Justin Russo
    Did this:
    Blue Jays photographer
  • A male nursing student wearing blue scrubs.
    Ryan Calver
    Did this:
    Student, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Collaborative Program
  • A man smiles into the camera in a large room with a Google logo behind him.
    Mike Pegg
    Did this:
    Google Maps marketer, Google I/O organizer, accessibility advocate
  • A young woman wearing glasses.
    Yang Yang
    Did this:
    International student, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Amy Aisosa Ojo
    Did this:
    Pre-Health Sciences
  • A young man stands beside a Georgian banner.
    Tyler Gooding
    Did this:
    Business Administration – General
  • Alumnus Neil Dunn in the mechanic's garage at his Active Green + Ross franchise
    Neil Dunn
    Did this:
    Owner/Operator, Active Green + Ross Bryne Drive
  • Portrait of Kevin Collins, alumnus
    Kevin J. Collins
    Did this:
    Executive Director, Friends of We Care Foundation Inc.
  • Uniformed Alumnus Jason Tsang
    Police Studies alumnus honing his skills in community policing
    Did this:
    Constable, Anishinabek Police
  • Hospitality Administration Hotel and Resort alumna Erin Symons
    Erin Symons
    Did this:
    Sales representative, Pelee Island Winery
  • Alumna Theresa Marcotte works on an electrical panel
    Theresa Marcotte
    Did this:
    Panel builder, Walker Panels
  • A young man holds up a piece of jewellery.
    Kyle Barrett
    Did this:
    Entrepreneur and jeweller
  • Melissa Barnes in her scrubs, talking to a patient
    Melissa Barnes
    Did this:
    Registered Nurse at Headwaters Health Care Centre
  • Portrait of smiling alumna Ellie Hutton
    Ellie Hutton
    Did this:
    Senior Director, Customer Marketing at Vision Critical
  • A portrait of Chief Donna Big Canoe, smiling at the camera
    Indigenous Studies alumna Donna Big Canoe
    Did this:
    Chief, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation