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Kempenfelt Conference Centre update

The Kempenfelt Conference Centre will be returned to the Province of Ontario after Georgian College ceases to operate it on Oct. 31, 2017.

The reconveyance of the centre is in accordance with the covenants placed on the title when the property was originally transferred from the Province to Georgian in 1981. Read more...

Scottish museum provides once in a lifetime student internship experience

woman wearing a sweater, glasses and latex gloves stands next to museum display caseGeorgian College Museum and Gallery Studies student Carlie Manners is enjoying an amazing educational opportunity in Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway region. Carlie is interning over the summer in the collections department of the Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura. She’s the second Georgian student to have chosen this particular international destination and among four students currently pursuing an internship overseas.

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Georgian students and alumni submit pioneering ideas to William G. Davis Innovation Fund

Colleges Ontario's 50th anniversary logo: the start of something amazingFive Georgian College students and alumni are among the 83 applicants from graduates and current students of Ontario’s 24 colleges for the William G. Davis Innovation Fund.

The Hon. William G. Davis was minister of education from 1962 to 1971 and a visionary who played a vital role in creating Ontario’s college system. Read more...

Something About a Bed - RVH awareness campaign that went viral

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Students Hunter Markle, Mandy Fernandes, Danny Bui, and Tara Macdonald created Something About a Bed, a highly successful RVH Child and Youth Mental Health awareness campaign that went viral. Read more...

Mother’s Day happy ending credited to quick acting firefighter student

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When Luke Doncses stepped outside on Mother’s Day, he knew something was wrong at a neighbour’s house in Bradford. Thanks to his Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training at Georgian College he noticed some tell-tale signs of a fire. Read more...

Run-With-A-Recruiter Day gives Georgian students insight into OPP recruitment

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Georgian teamed up on “Run-With-A-Recruiter Day”, a new engagement initiative to provide recruitment tips and a training run for Georgian students. Read more...

Avery Konda receives Co-op of the Year Award

Young man bent down in a garden at Georgian's Barrie CampusA trip to India in November sparked an entrepreneurial idea that quickly built momentum. Avery Konda, president of the Georgian College Students’ Association in Barrie, returned home with a vision – to address food insecurity and ensure no student at the college goes hungry.

Through an eight-month entrepreneurial co-op he founded Growing Georgian, an on-campus garden that provides students with sustainable and nutritious food alternatives while promoting conscious consumption, ethical growing practices and the resurgence of a local food economy. Read more...

Bruce Naylor recognized with honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies

Bruce Naylor receives an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree from Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes during Orillia Campus convocation ceremonies on June 9, 2017.

Bruce Naylor receives an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree from Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes during Orillia Campus convocation ceremonies on June 9, 2017. Read more...

Lakehead University and Georgian College formalize partnership; announce two new joint academic programs

Representatives of Lakehead University and Georgian College sign an agreement to formalize their partnership and announce two new degree/diploma programs. From left, are Lakehead Board of Governors Chair David Tamblyn; Lakehead President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson; Georgian President and CEO Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes; Georgian Board of Governors Chair Tom McBride. Read more...

OMVIC Automotive Certification achieves 100,000th student registration

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Georgian College president and CEO presents OMVIC with award, recognizing the successful OMVIC/Georgian partnership and the 100,000th student.
In photo (L-R): Barb Watts, Associate Dean, Automotive Business School of Canada; MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian College President and CEO; John Carmichael, OMVIC Chief Executive Officer; Terry O’Keefe,OMVIC Director of Communications, Education and Media Relations; Sebrina Westbrooke, Georgian College Project Manager – OMVIC Project Office Read more...