Orillia Campus volunteer fair Nov. 2

Published on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Students walk toward the front doors of the Orillia Campus of Georgian College.Representatives from 17 organizations will be attending the annual volunteer fair hosted by the Orillia Campus of Georgian College on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the campus cafeteria.

Organized by Georgian College’s Co-operative Education and Career Success department, the event is open to all Georgian students, staff, and members of the public.

Participating organizations will be offering incredible opportunities for students and members of the public to connect with the community, learn new skills, put valuable experience on their resumés and make connections for future employment.

For more information email tammy.mcdowell@georgiancollege.ca or call 705.325.2740, ext. 3090.

Barrie Campus event Oct. 25 marks 500th convocation at Georgian

Published on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

convocationThe convocation being held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Barrie Campus will be the 500th convocation event held by Georgian College in its 49-year history.

Students from a wide range of programs will cross the stage at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre to receive their academic credentials.

This busy 500th convocation is much different from Georgian’s first postsecondary convocation, which took place on June 8, 1968. That ceremony was held at Collier Street United Church in Barrie, as the college did not have suitable facilities of its own. A total of seven Medical Secretary students, accompanied by about 150 guests, received their diplomas.

On Oct. 25, approximately 1,264 students are eligible to graduate from 104 programs in two convocation ceremonies at the Barrie Campus, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. This includes graduates who have completed programs at Georgian campuses in Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, and South Georgian Bay (Collingwood).





Women’s golf team and golfer Addison Wallwin take gold at nationals

Published on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Two women hugging on the golf course
Addison Wallwin receives a hug from teammate Emilie Tyndall on the 18th hole after winning PING CCAA Golf National Championship gold in women’s individual tournament

The Georgian Grizzlies women’s golf team took centre stage on the final day of the 2016 PING CCAA Golf National Championships in Prince Edward Island on Friday.

The team of Addison Wallwin, Emilie Tyndall and Sady Beelik won gold shooting a combined scored total of 456 to finish 14 strokes ahead of the second place Humber College team. It’s the second straight year the Grizzlies women’s team has medaled at the event after winning bronze last year.

This is also Georgian’s third all-time gold medal in the team competition at the event having won the title previously in 2000 and 2002. The Grizzlies women have now won an impressive total of eight medals (three gold, two silver, three bronze) in the team event at the National Championships since competition began at the turn of the century.

Addison Wallwin, who was named a CCAA All-Canadian prior to the start of the event, continued her consistent play throughout the tournament. The Barrie native won gold in the individual competition finishing the three rounds with a three stroke advantage over her next closest competitor. Continue reading

Georgian wants your feedback

Published on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Tell us what you think about our program guide. Come to a focus group and get $50! Georgian is interested in hearing what you have to say about our 2017-2018 program guide. Focus groups are Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Barrie Campus. Your input will help us create future publications that continue to be informative, attractive, useful and easy to navigate. Food will be supplied. Email socialmedia@georgiancollege.ca to participate.

Are you a future or recently-enrolled Georgian student? If you are, the college wants your input on the 2017-18 Full-time Program Guide.

Focus groups will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Barrie Campus.

Each participant will receive $50. Food and beverages will be supplied.

Feedback will help Georgian create publications that are more informative, attractive, useful and easy to navigate.

If you’re interested, send an email to socialmedia@georgiancollege.ca.








Rick Koch recognized with honorary diploma at Automotive Business School of Canada convocation

Published on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Two people in ceremonial convocation gowns handing a diploma to Rick KochAutomotive retail entrepreneur and Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) supporter Rick Koch has been recognized with one of Georgian College’s most prestigious honours.

Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes presented Koch, Chair of the ABSC Board of Directors, with the Georgian College Board of Governors’ Honorary Diploma during ABSC convocation ceremonies at the Barrie Campus on Thursday, Oct. 13. Continue reading

Georgian Firefighter grads set world record at competition

Published on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Firefighter in full gear compete.

Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training graduates Vicky Middleton and Billy Carlisle (both pictured here) won the national championship in the mixed tandem X3 division and set a new world record with a time of 1:47:18 at the Scott FireFit National Championships last month in Spruce Meadows, Alta.

The pair represented Vaughan Fire and Rescue.

The Scott FireFit Championships is a competition based on firefighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations. Competitors range from seasoned 10-year veterans to first-time rookies.

Congratulations Vicky and Billy!

Two firefighting students in full gear.


Marine Emergency Duties Centre opens in Owen Sound

Published on Thursday, Oct. 06, 2016


Dignitaries cutting a ribbon with a giant pair of scissors
Dignitaries cut a ribbon which launched a champagne bottle to christen the new Algoma Central Corporation Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Centre at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College on Thursday, Oct. 6. Participants are, from left, Eric McKenzie, Vice President, Technical Services, Lower Lakes Towing; MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College; Karen Watt, Vice President Human Resources, Algoma Central Corporation; Bill Walker, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP; and Alan Barfoot, Grey County Warden.

The new Algoma Central Corporation Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Centre was officially opened today at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College.

The $7.5 million, 13,600-square-foot facility is a key part of the college’s renowned Marine Studies. It will be used extensively by students enrolled in Georgian’s postsecondary marine programs as well as by working mariners who require certification or refresher training. Continue reading

Grizzlies bring home the hardware at OCAA golf championships

Published on Thursday, Oct. 06, 2016

A group of golfers holding a trophy on a course.
Top row (left to right): Assistant coach Esmond Clothier, Addison Wallwin, Sady Beelik, Jon Collins, Mitch Ahrens, Matt Lemay, Danny Watts, Josh Lynch. Kneeling: Emilie Tyndall, head coach Greg Hickey.

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s golf teams wrapped up the 2016 OCAA Golf Championships in style on Wednesday with a strong medal haul.

Georgian played host to the championships presented by belairdirect which was held at the National Pines Golf Club in Innisfil. A total of 85 men’s and women’s golfers took part over three rounds of golf. Continue reading

Georgian College seeks downtown Barrie space

Published on Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2016

Student in a photography class about to take a photo
Digital Photography and Imaging students will be among those to benefit from a new downtown Barrie location.

Georgian College is taking the next step to move several hundred Design and Visual Arts students into Barrie’s downtown core.

The college has issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeking to lease up to 20,000 square feet including modern training rooms and retail space in a high-visibility downtown location. Continue reading

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