Law and security runs in the Holden family

Published on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Five smiling people in uniform, standing together
From left: Mark Holden, Carol Holden, Maddie Holden, Micael Lamontagne and Matt Holden – all graduates of Georgian Community Safety programs

For the Holdens, keeping people safe runs in the family. Carol and Mark met as students in Georgian’s Law and Security program in 1983 and got married a few years later. After graduating, they both worked at a detention facility in Barrie before starting with organizations they would remain loyal to for the next three decades: Carol joined the security team at RVH and Mark became an officer with Barrie Police. Both Carol and Mark flourished in their chosen fields – Carol is now director of security, while Mark just retired as staff sergeant. Continue reading

Research Analyst students present findings to major industry partners

Published on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

Research Analyst students presented the results of their major research projects to industry partners from Ipsos Canada and Environics Research Group in October of this year. As part of the program’s curriculum, the purpose of these projects is to enable students to gain practical experience in how to conduct applied research to meet the needs of an external client organization, as well as how to manage a full research process from proposal development to project implementation and delivery of the final results. Continue reading

Funding announced for Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre at Barrie Campus

Published on Monday, Jan. 09, 2017

Funding was confirmed today for a new, $30-million Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced $10.8 million in funding through the Government of Canada’s Post‑Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. Continue reading

Georgian marks its golden anniversary this year

Published on Monday, Jan. 02, 2017

Georgian College 50th anniversary
Golden anniversary

If you drop by the Barrie Campus, you’ll notice we have some new flags saluting the wind. And Barrie’s not the only campus with new artwork – all seven Georgian locations have been outfitted with colourful wall signs.

This is all part of the college’s golden anniversary celebrations, which will include special events and contests throughout 2017.

Be sure to bookmark our celebration site to find out how you can get involved. Plan to return often for updates. We look forward to marking this momentous occasion with you – happy anniversary Georgian!

Georgian students give back this holiday season

Published on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

First year Culinary students (from left) Tiffany Rose, David McGinnis and Joseph Wismayer package freshly cooked vegetables and turkey to be shipped to Collier Street United Church and served to about 300 clients of the David Busby Street Centre.
First-year Culinary students (from left) Tiffany Rose, David McGinnis and Joseph Wismayer package freshly cooked vegetables and turkey to be shipped to Collier Street United Church and served to about 300 clients of the David Busby Street Centre.

Students and faculty across all academic areas at Georgian College – from Community Safety to Business and Management – like to give back to the community. Fundraisers, bake sales and community events are hosted year round, but the generosity peaks during the holiday season in November and December. Continue reading

Georgian, Trent announce new pathway to Indigenous B.Ed. program

Published on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Georgian College and Trent University have signed an agreement that provides pathways for graduates of two Georgian programs Trent’s new Indigenous Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program. The Indigenous Bachelor of Education is a unique, new five-year concurrent degree that puts Aboriginal knowledge and perspectives at the forefront of teacher training. Continue reading

Train in Tech Expo March 1 at Barrie Molson Centre

Published on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Students reviewing project on computerTechnology drives innovation and business growth across various industry sectors and is critical to the future of our economy. Come meet innovative local companies as they showcase how they use technology in interesting ways.

The Train in Tech Expo takes place Wednesday, March 1 at the Barrie Molson Centre from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you’re interested in tech-related career opportunities – this event is for you!

Learn more at

Brought to you by the Barrie Chamber of Commerce, City of Barrie and Georgian College.

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