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Upgrading can lead to life-changing experience

Published on Monday, May 30, 2016

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After completing her upgrading, Amanda Folkes decided to continue her studies in the Social Service Worker program.

Academic and Career Preparation learner Amanda Folkes is excited to be moving on to the Social Service Worker program at Georgian in the fall.

Amanda completed her upgrading by earning an Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate, which is recognized as an equivalent to a Grade 12 diploma by all Ontario colleges and by many employers.

Returning to school has been a life-changing experience.

“I came to Georgian to be a hairdresser, but I soon found my passion for helping people,” Amanda says.

She looks forward to growing as a person and thanks everyone who helped her on her journey.

Prof’s baseball podcast up for award

Published on Monday, May 30, 2016

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In addition to his role as professor and program co-ordinator of Georgian Business programs, Chris McBrien records a baseball podcast titled “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” His podcast has grown in popularity since he started the venture in 2012. In fact, it’s a finalist for the 2016 PodCast Awards (sports category) – up against nominees like CBS Sports! Continue reading

Students invited to be on cover of next program guide

Published on Monday, May 30, 2016


Be a Georgian celebrity! (image of cover with people cut out: this could be you)Are you a Georgian student? Do you love your school? Here’s your chance to be a Georgian celebrity!

You could be on the cover of Georgian’s annual Full-time Program Guide – a publication distributed to more than 40,000 potential Georgian students across Ontario.

Email a selfie to with your program name and 10 words about yourself by Friday, June 3 to be considered. We’re looking for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and academic areas, who are enthusiastic, fun and reliable.

Those selected for the cover will be asked to:

  • Choose an outfit with Georgian colours
  • Wear that outfit to a brief meeting on Thursday, June 9 at the Barrie Campus
  • Attend the photo shoot on Wednesday, June 15 at the Barrie Campus

We’ll email successful entrants with details: clothing guidelines, meeting and shoot times, as well as location details.

Georgian Auto Show “drives innovation forward” June 3 to 5 at Barrie Campus

Published on Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Professional drivers will be on hand to take brave participants around the Pfaff auto track course. Guests can “drift” into excitement on a wet track that matches the driver’s skill with the power of performance vehicles. All it takes is a small donation to the Fort McMurray relief fund.

Under the theme “Driving Innovation Forward,” the 31st annual Georgian Auto Show zooms into the Barrie Campus Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5.

It’s the largest outdoor, student-run auto show in North America. The event is organized and staffed by students in the Automotive Business School of Canada.

Chris Anderson, the 2016 Student Director of Marketing and Media, is thrilled with the level of support from industry – including manufacturers and sponsors. Continue reading

Conference examines college-university partnerships

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sheldon Levy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities speaks to the crowd gathered for the College University Partnerships: Measuring Success symposium, co-hosted by the University Partnership Centre at Georgian College and the Centre for the Study of Canadian & International Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto in the library of the Barrie campus of Georgian College on Thursday May 19, 2016. The symposium explored the challenges and opportunities facing colleges and universities that enter into partnerships featuring institutional leaders and practitioners, policy makers, funding bodies and government agencies who shared experiences of how to develop and sustain functional college-university partnerships. (Georgian College / Doug Crawford)
Sheldon Levy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities speaks to the crowd gathered for the College University Partnerships: Measuring Success symposium.

The postsecondary landscape is changing and the lines between a college and university education, blurring. Many believe collaboration can offer the best of both worlds.

More than 100 postsecondary leaders from across Ontario gathered at Georgian College May 19 to discuss developing and sustaining functional partnerships at a symposium entitled Colleges and University Partnerships: Measuring Success. Continue reading

Elementary students from Trillium Lakelands District School Board “Tech It Out” at Georgian

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2016


Bray Lynn Patterson puts the finishing touches on the summer camp chair she made during Tech It Out at Georgian College.
Bray Lynn Patterson puts the finishing touches on the summer camp chair she made during Tech It Out at Georgian College.

Sixty students from various elementary schools in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board are gaining a hands-on introduction to the skilled trades while getting a taste of college life at the same time. The students are taking part in a “Tech It Out” camp from May 16 to 20 at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College. Continue reading

Georgian hosts summer camps for children and youth aged five to 12

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Four separate images depicting children at art camp, spa camp, lego camp and science campHundreds of young people will spend part of their summer in a Georgian College camp having fun and learning about agriculture, art, engineering and robotics, science, and much more.

The week-long camps run Monday to Friday throughout July and August at various locations, including the Barrie, Orillia and Muskoka campuses and the Essa Agriplex. Continue reading

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