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Dental students organize walk-a-thon for April 6

Published on Friday, Mar. 27, 2015

Cartoon picture of a single smiling toothStudents in Georgian’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs will raise money for their community partners through their Second Annual Walk for Smiles walk-a-thon.

The five-kilometre walk is in celebration of Oral Health Month and National Dental Hygienists Week (April 5 to 11). The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at the Barrie Campus.
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Police Foundations, Paramedic students face “emergency” in Meaford

Published on Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

 

Two injured girls with neck braces sit in a car. It looked like a real-life emergency. Two vehicles – a car and a van, had crashed on the outskirts of Meaford on a drizzly, overcast day.

Smoke was pouring from the van, and two people were still inside the car, injured. Blood ran from the mouth of the passenger.

That’s the scene that confronted Georgian College Georgian Police Foundations students from the Owen Sound Campus and Paramedic students from the Barrie Campus on Wednesday, March 25. Luckily for all involved it was a staged event, part of a hands-on police, fire, and EMS training day at the Meaford Fire Training Centre. Continue reading

Hospitality students turn Kempenfelt Conference Centre into living lab

Published on Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

From Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2, a total of 130 Hospitality Management/Administration students take over Georgian’s Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Innisfil for an intense four-day training session.

All participants will live at the conference centre for the duration of the “hospitality boot camp”. Twenty third-year students will take the lead in supervising 110 first-year students in the basics of operating a conference centre. The first-year students will gain hands-on training in such hospitality-related skills as front desk services, housekeeping, sales and marketing, accounting, conference services, maintenance and engineering, food and beverage service and food preparation. Continue reading

International Dinners bring the world to the Georgian Dining Room

Published on Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

 

A cooking student chops up some herbs

Flavours of the world arrive at Georgian College this month and next, as second-year Culinary students put their skills to work in the annual International Dinners series which is open to the public.

Each evening’s dinner features the gastronomic delights of a different country.

The evenings are all-inclusive featuring an hors d’oeuvres reception and a multi-course dinner with fine wines specially selected to accompany each course. Continue reading

Student entrepreneurs vie for $10,000 in prizes in Georgian Den competition Monday, April 6

Published on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015

A group of smiling students model their  GreenU T-shirts.
One group of Tourism Management students taking part in Georgian Den 2015 is promoting a business idea that would provide students with all the eco-items they need to live a “green life” – it’s called “Green U.” Team member are Dustin Blondin, Jenn Burridge, Madelyn Benson, Cailey Brennan and Della Stevens-Bain.

Georgian College student entrepreneurs are sharpening the pitches they will soon be making to judges in the annual Georgian Den competition at the Barrie Campus. This year the stakes are higher than ever, with $10,000 in cash prizes provided by Casino Rama to support student entrepreneurship.

Students from four different academic areas are participating as part of their Entrepreneurship and Small Business course. The event takes place Monday, April 6 from 2 to 7 p.m. Continue reading

Georgian recognized for unique social entrepreneurship learning experiences

Published on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015

Three young women and one man sit on a bench, surrounded by bright artwork.
Chad Lubelsky from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation visited Georgian College’s Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, a recipient of the Foundation’s $500,000 RECODE grant. Social Service Worker students (left to right) Natasha Hedden, Shannon Hopkins and Eryn Stanley told Lubelsky about their experiential learning project with Dress for Success.

 

Georgian College students are trying to disrupt business as usual by focusing on social entrepreneurship.

What they are doing is unique among postsecondary institutions in Canada and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation has recognized that by granting the college $500,000 to further develop its program. Continue reading

Georgian marks Pride Week at the Barrie Campus

Published on Monday, Mar. 23, 2015

 

A brightly striped flag waves alongside the Canadian flag. Pride Week 2015 kicked off at the Barrie Campus today with the raising of the pride flag at the main flagpoles. Having the flag flying at such a prominent location indicates that Georgian is an institution that welcomes all people. Continue reading

Karl Lohnes discusses design trends at Decorating and Design Expo

Published on Monday, Mar. 23, 2015

Celebrity design and resident expert on Canada AM Karl Lohnes speaks to a crowd at the Decorating and Design Expo March 24
Celebrity designer and resident expert on Canada AM Karl Lohnes talks about top design trends.

Karl Lohnes, best known as the resident design expert at CTV’s Canada AM, was a special guest at the Decorating and Design Expo at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus this week. Lohnes discussed design trends for 2015. Audience members had an opportunity to ask him questions during his presentation.

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