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Georgian College donors meet the students their gifts impact

Two women standing next to a banner.As a single mom and guardian to her grandson, Shivonne O’Brien struggled to pay her college tuition. But thanks to an award she received, she’s able to focus more on her studies and worry less about paying the bills.

O’Brien was one of several students who had the opportunity to express her gratitude and network with Georgian donors and supporters at a special gathering Sept. 19 in the Georgian Dining Room, Barrie Campus. Read more...

Update on faculty contract negotiations

Negotiations continue to reach a new contract agreement for faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges. Members voted on Sept. 14 to give their union a strike mandate. However, this does not mean there will be a strike. The two sides are scheduled to return to the bargaining table next Monday, Sept. 18.

For more information, visit thecouncil.ca and opseu.org. Read more...

Georgian opens Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre

Approximately 250 Georgian College students are now studying in a vibrant new centre in Barrie’s downtown core.

Students, staff, government representatives and community supporters celebrated the opening of the Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre today. Read more...

Lakehead-Georgian welcomes first students

Approximately 36 students began their studies at the Barrie Campus in September as part of Lakehead-Georgian’s first classes.  Students embarked on a four-year journey in the first two Lakehead-Georgian combined programs: Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with Electrical Engineering Technology advanced diploma, and Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science – Environmental Sustainability (Ecosystem Management) degree with Environmental Technician diploma.

“I’ve always been a very hands-on person,” says Bridget Healy, a first-year engineering student. “I explored a number of other degree programs, but the university-college model at Georgian really appealed to me. I liked the idea of having one-on-one interaction with the faculty and learning practical skills.” Healy, who is from Orillia, also loved the fact she can live at home and have a short commute to school. Read more...

It’s not too late – learn about January start programs at Community Night Sept. 19

A female Georgian College staff member shows a prospective future student around the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciencse at a Community Night eventFind out more about Georgian College at Community Night – your opportunity to learn about academic upgrading and our January-start programs and services in a friendly, informative setting. See for yourself why Georgian is ranked first among all Ontario colleges for post-graduate employment.

Drop by any of the Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound or South Georgian Bay campuses between 5 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19. There is no need to register, and parking is free. Read more...

Dr. Helen Pearce named new Dean, Liberal Arts at Georgian

Dr. Helen Pearce  is the new Dean for Liberal Arts at Georgian College. Dr. Pearce will begin her new role on Monday, Nov. 6.

Helen brings with her over 26 years’ experience in the college sector. Prior to beginning her academic career, she held a series of increasingly responsible positions in broadcasting. Read more...

Georgian is first college in Canada to be designated a Changemaker Campus

Georgian College is the first college in Canada to be designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U for its role as a leader in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. Since 2008, over 40 colleges and universities around the world have received the designation, including four universities in Canada.

The recognition is the outcome of a rigorous selection process lasting more than a year. Georgian will join the Changemaker Campus Network—a dynamic, global community of students, staff, administrators, faculty and community partners who share a commitment to lead positive social change around the world. Read more...

Georgian professor's "Pop Goes Your World" podcast named 2017 Podcast Awards finalist

Georgian professor Chris McBrien's podcast named 2017 Podcast Awards finalistGeorgian business and marketing professor Chris McBrien’s “Pop Goes Your World” podcast was named a finalist for a 2017 Podcast Award in the entertainment category. The 12th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards recognize the best podcasters in the world by allowing listeners to nominate their favourite podcasts across several diverse categories.

“It’s astounding that a podcast produced locally in Barrie can compete with podcasts from around the world,” says Chris. “In the new generation of multimedia, if you have an idea, you now have the ability to get your message out like never before. When you consider the sheer volume of podcasts being produced today and the calibre of competition in this space, it’s an achievement just to be recognized alongside such incredible programs.” Read more...

Founder of Date Safe Project comes to Georgian’s Barrie Campus Sept. 7

Mike Domitrz, critically acclaimed author and founder of the Date Safe Project, presents an often-funny and candid look at dating, communication, respect and intimacy.

He’ll share insights on consent, bystander intervention and how to support sexual assault survivors in his talk “Can I Kiss You?” on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the Georgian Theatre. Read more...

Part-time Studies Information Night

Looking to expand your education or career opportunities? Visit the Georgian College Part-time Studies Information Night Aug. 29 at the Barrie Campus

Life is full of commitments – work, family, and health – just to name a few. If you’re looking to start a new career or complete your education, Georgian offers flexible options to help you earn the credential you need, part-time. Read more...