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Pop-up art exhibition transforms Barrie Campus

Published on Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015

They are watching - installation art by second-year Fine Arts student Arin Beausoleil.
They are Watching – installation art by second-year Fine Arts student Arin Beausoleil.

Students, staff and visitors to the Barrie Campus were treated to an extraordinary one-day experience April 15. Second-year sculpture students in the Fire Arts program transformed the campus with a limited-time exhibition of their work.  This was the second annual event – this year it was named “In Site: A Pop-up Event”.

Under the guidance of faculty member Amy Switzer, students were asked to find a place that would create a dialogue between artist and viewers that is altered or “framed” by the architecture of the school – so the building and site become the canvas. Continue reading

Key presenters named for Growing Innovation food entrepreneurship seminar

Published on Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2015

Tom and Karen Ferri grow and market many varieties of apples from their Clarksburg-area orchard, including Honey Crisp, Mac, Mutsu, Ambrosia, Gala, Cortland and Golden Delicious.
Karen Ferri, right, will be a presenter at the April 20 Growing Opportunities event at the Owen Sound campus. She and husband Tom grow and market many varieties of apples from their Clarksburg-area orchard, including Honey Crisp, Mac, Mutsu, Ambrosia, Gala, Cortland and Golden Delicious.

Top local food entrepreneurs will share their stories and advice at Food Entrepreneurs: Growing Innovation, a free, one-day community seminar at the Georgian College Owen Sound campus on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highlights of the day include panel discussions by successful farm and food business operators. Also featured will be an exhibition of approximately 25 local food producers and processors who will showcase their locally made products, provide samples and share their unique entrepreneurial stories with attendees. Continue reading

Get Connected, Stay Connected event gives Georgian students industry insight

Published on Monday, Apr. 13, 2015

 

Members of the experts panel get set to speak at the Get Connected event.
Members of the experts panel get set to speak at the Get Connected event.

Get Connected, Stay Connected: “It’s not who you know, but who knows you” was the tagline of an industry/alumni evening hosted by third-year Hotel and Resort Administration students as part of their Applied Management class.

The event, held at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre on April 1, raised $2,500 for awards for Hotel and Resort students in the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The money was raised through donation and proceeds of a live and silent auction. Continue reading

Georgian students help transform communities

Published on Monday, Apr. 13, 2015

A young man and woman hold a plaque.
Students Dan Bingham and Kait Sutton, Right to Play team.

Through the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Georgian students are helping to transform the community for the greater good.

Seven groups of Child and Youth Worker and Early Childhood Education students partnered with non-profits this semester to develop local – and creative – solutions to some of today’s most pressing social challenges.

They gathered today at the Orillia Campus to share their learning and success. Continue reading

Georgian Den 2015 winner announced

Published on Friday, Apr. 10, 2015

A young man in a business suit holds a big cheque.Thomas Hennig, a Business – Entrepreneurship student, is the winner of the 2015 Georgian Den competition for his idea: a barging service on Georgian Bay.

Approximately 45 student groups competed in the first round of the competition, where they presented their new business concepts in a trade show setting. Judges were experienced business professionals from the college and the local community. Continue reading

Orillia Campus community projects inspire audience

Published on Friday, Apr. 10, 2015

Four women smile into the camera, one holding a Georgian document.
The Dress for Success student group helped grow the Orillia/Barrie chapter through social media and a newsletter.

Faculty, students and community partners gathered at the Orillia Campus this week to hear soon-to-be Social Service Worker graduates talk about their recent community projects. Eight groups discussed what they set out to do, what they achieved and what they learned over the course of these 14-week initiatives facilitated by the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Continue reading

Students benefit from Stress Buster Day

Published on Friday, Apr. 10, 2015

A Georgian staff member in a green T-shirt links arms with Growler, Georgian's furry mascot.Orillia Campus students enjoyed a little stress relief this week.

Stress Buster Day was a huge success and kicked off with the First Year Experience team handing out free breakfast cereal to more than 250 students. St. John Ambulance therapy dogs wandered the campus, greeted with enthusiasm by all. Students participated in numerous activities in the library, played drop-in dodge ball, and received some great study and exam tips from Peer Services. Continue reading

Grad competes in popular Food Network show

Published on Friday, Apr. 10, 2015

A young man in chef's uniform stands at a chopping block.Georgian grad Dave Mottershall will appear tomorrow (Saturday, April 11) in an episode of the Food Network’s Chopped Canada.

A Toronto chef with 15 years of experience and cook apprentice training at Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus, Dave is ready to put everything he knows to the test in order to win.

With plans to open his own restaurant, he desperately needs the $10K prize to get his dream off the ground.

Georgian Grizzlies celebrate season’s end with 45th Annual Athletic Awards

Published on Thursday, Apr. 09, 2015

The Georgian College Athletic Department celebrated a year of remarkable achievement from its student athletes at the 45th annual varsity awards banquet on Thursday, Apr. 3 at the Georgian Athletic Centre in Barrie. The event brought together nearly 200 athletes from the thirteen men’s and women’s varsity programs the Georgian Grizzlies compete in annually in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. Continue reading

Rick Hillier talks tough on leadership

Published on Thursday, Apr. 09, 2015

 

CUTLINE: Former Chief of Defence Staff for the Canadian military, General (Ret’d) Rick Hillier, shows Canadian troops with the Stanley Cup in Afghanistan. Hillier was the most recent speaker in the Georgian College President’s Thought Leadership series on April 6, 2015.
Former Chief of Defence Staff for the Canadian military, General (Ret’d) Rick Hillier, shows Canadian troops with the Stanley Cup in Afghanistan. Hillier was the most recent speaker in the Georgian College President’s Thought Leadership series on April 6, 2015.

Leadership demands commitment, says Rick Hillier. He should know.

The gruff, tough-talking former military man is probably the best-known Canadian general in decades. A favourite with troops of all ranks, the Newfoundlander was loved while in office for his plain language and his bond with individual soldiers, sailors and air force members.

He held senior posts with the Canadian Forces during some of its toughest times – in Bosnia and Afghanistan overseeing thousands of troops serving in the world’s hot spots. He spent three lively years as Chief of Defence Staff, Canada’s top military job, between 2005 and 2008. Continue reading

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