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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.

Georgian receives $500,000 grant for social entrepreneurship from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Published on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

With an investment of half a million dollars from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Georgian has big plans to grow its social entrepreneurship programs.

Since 2012, Georgian’s Orillia Campus has been home to the college’s Centre for Social Entrepreneurship where students from a variety of programs collaborate on new ideas, approaches and ways of delivering services to the community. Continue reading

Owen Sound Campus marks Louis Riel Day Nov. 14

Published on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

The Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College will mark Louis Riel Day on Friday, Nov. 14.

An event honouring this remarkable hero is being organized by the Aboriginal Services department and Heather Van Wyck, a second-year Early Childhood Education student of Métis heritage. Continue reading

Georgian Dream Gala raises $145,000 for student scholarships

Published on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

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Soul Drums performs with students and guests at the Georgian Dream Gala at Casino Rama. The sold-out event raised $145,000 for awards and scholarships for Georgian students.

Liquid nitrogen raspberry mousse, a robot pouring drinks, a drumming flash mob and an online silent auction were all part of An Evening of Innovation at Georgian College’s Dream Gala on Friday at Casino Rama. Continue reading

Barrie Campus library stayed open until 2 a.m. to help procrastinating students

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

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Learning strategist Brandy Mullen, left, helps students as part of Georgian’s Late Night Against Procrastination event

Georgian College’s Barrie Campus library stayed open until 2 a.m. Nov. 13, 2014 as staff and students took part in the Canada-wide Late Night Against Procrastination.

The event was designed to help students who procrastinate find ways to work more efficiently by using healthy snacks, regular breaks and writing support. Academic Success staff also helpws students build strategies to avoid procrastination in the future. Continue reading

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