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Great news for college business transfer students

Published on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Ontario’s 24 colleges have signed the colleges’ first-ever province-wide agreement that grants recognition for entire previous years’ credits when a student in a business diploma program transfers to the same program at another college.

The agreement was announced by Colleges Ontario and the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT).


  • Applies to students in accounting, business administration, human resources and marketing programs

  • Allows students to easily transfer among all college business programs across Ontario

  • Business students who transfer at the end of their first or second year will receive full credit for their completed courses

  • Given the high enrolment of business programs, these pathways provide additional flexibility for a significant number of students

Ontario’s colleges are working to develop similar province-wide agreements for other program areas.

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Aspiring nurse gets boost with prize pack

Published on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Taylor, holding her prize packTaylor 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.” Continue reading

Donate to Christmas Cheer with the Grizzlies

Published on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Grizzlies poster: Grizzlies Basketball Game in Support of Barrie and District Christmas Cheer. Friday, November 28th. Georgian vs Seneca. Women's 6 p.m., Men's 8 p.m. Donate new unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items or cash donations.The Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s basketball teams will be having a big night this coming Friday, Nov. 28 when they host the Seneca Sting for their Christmas Cheer night at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.

Fans in attendance at the game are encouraged to support the Barrie and District Christmas Cheer campaign by donating new unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items or cash donations.

Anyone who brings a teddy bear donation will be eligible to participate in a special promotion during the men’s game. During halftime fans will be asked to throw their teddy bears onto the court at a special target, whoever is closest to that target will win a fabulous prize. The teddy bears will then be included into the donations to Christmas Cheer.

On the court the Grizzlies women’s team will be looking for their second straight win while the men will look to wrap up the first half of their season on top of the east division standings as they currently hold a 7-2 record. The action gets underway at 6 p.m. with the women’s game followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m..

Any fans that are unable to attend the game can still donate to Christmas Cheer at the Georgian Athletic Centre between now and Friday night or at any one of their other drop off locations.

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Georgian welcomes students from around the world

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

A group of international students poses in front of a blackboard
A group of international students enjoying Game Night – one of many activities organized for newcomers at Georgian College

If you wander the halls of Georgian College this fall, chances are good that you will run into a student like Yonggang Jiang. He arrived at Georgian in January 2013 to begin studies in our Hospitality Management – Hotel and Resort program.

A mature student, Yonggang already holds one diploma and two degrees and has considerable work experience in his native China.

But, like many of our international students, Yonggang has a desire to learn more about the world, and he has chosen to do that at Georgian. While living and studying in Barrie, he is already contributing immensely to our community and our college. Continue reading

Georgian students raise funds for MADD with mocktail event

Published on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Some of the students involved in Mocktail MADDness were on Rogers 10
Event Management students Angela Henderson, Katrina Letcher, and Evgeniya Uzhegova enjoyed promoting the event on Rogers 10

Some of Barrie’s top restaurants, pubs, and caterers will compete to create the best non-alcoholic mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail) at a Georgian College student-run event on Thursday, Nov. 27. Guests at the fourth annual Mocktail MADDness event will vote to choose the winners.

The event is an opportunity for Georgian Event Management students to put into practice the skills they learn in class. All proceeds from the event will go toward Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Georgian College scholarships. Continue reading

Local musician wins $500 in school supplies

Published on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Noel holds his $500 gift card upLocal musician Noel Ward recently won $500 toward supplies and books at Georgian College. The performer starts Georgian’s Business Administration – Accounting program in January. He entered to win the prize at Georgian’s recent Open House.  Continue reading

Georgian remembers Louis Riel

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Aboriginal Studies and second-year Métis student Helen Tracey (a peer mentor or Niwijiagan) organized a flag-raising event to honour Louis Riel on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The event took place at the Georgian Cenotaph and was attended by staff, students and faculty.

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