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Information fair to showcase Georgian College-County of Simcoe health care education plan

Published on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

A nurse leans over a simulated patient with medical equipment in the background.Georgian College and the County of Simcoe are partnering to offer Practical Nursing and Pre-Health Sciences courses on a part-time basis at the County of Simcoe’s Georgian Village seniors lifestyle community in Penetanguishene.

Potential students are invited to learn more at an information fair planned for March 11 at Georgian Village. There will be two presentations, one at 3 p.m. and a second at 5 p.m.

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Nikon comes through for Digital Photography program

Published on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Two guys speak to a group of students, surrounded by camera equipment.
Nikon’s Paul Reid (left) and Mark Cruz show off some of the awesome camera equipment on loan to Digital Photography students.

Nikon has generously extended its equipment loan program to Georgian’s Digital Photography and Imaging students. This program is usually reserved for professional photographers who pay to borrow the famed photography company’s gear. Continue reading

Coldest Night warms up streets in Orillia

Published on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

The streets of Orillia were packed Saturday night with walkers aiming to help the homeless in the community. Among them were Human Services and Community Safety students from Georgian’s Community Safety Task Force, studying in such areas as policing, corrections and security. Continue reading

Pow Wow coming to Georgian’s Barrie Campus March 14

Published on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Brightly Aboriginal-costumed woman dancing.Staff, students and members of the public are invited to Georgian College’s 10th Traditional Pow Wow on Saturday, March 14 at the Barrie Campus. Join the community in celebrating 10 years of indigenous culture and tradition. The Georgian College Pow Wow has evolved into an extremely popular community-wide event organized and hosted by students, staff and volunteers.  Continue reading

Rotary Club tours health clinics

Published on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

A man and woman hold a large cheque from the Rotary Club made out to Georgian College.
Kempenfelt Rotary President Scott Brumwell presents a pledge payment to Lisa Banks, VP External Relations, Georgian College.

The Kempenfelt Rotary Club visited Georgian College recently to tour the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness (Barrie Campus). Five years ago, the club pledged $100,000 in support of the Sadlon Centre. The two other Rotary Clubs in Barrie also made donations and the three clubs are collectively recognized for their support in the Rotary Community Clinic on the ground floor of M Building.

Brown family donates $500,000 to Georgian students

Published on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Georgian College Students’ Administrative Council representatives and President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes are excited about the new Student Service Centre that donor Jane Jackson (back row, second from right) announced her family would support with a $500,000 donation.
Georgian College Students’ Administrative Council representatives and President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes are excited about the new Student Service Centre that donor Jane Jackson (back row, second from right) announced her family would support with a $500,000 donation.

Georgian College students will soon be able to access support services more easily thanks to a donation toward a new Student Service Centre and online portal.

Jane Jackson, daughter of the late Arch and Helen Brown, has announced the $500,000 donation to students on behalf of her mother’s estate. Continue reading

Cops for Cancer: Shave your head to raise money

Published on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

A man with scissors in his hand cuts the hair of a smiling, seated guy with lots of people smiling around him.
Community and Justice Services student Chris Fraser before the shave and haircut.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), in co-operation with the Canadian Cancer Society and Georgian College’s Orillia Campus, kicked off Cops for Cancer on Feb. 18. Continue reading

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