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Be here now: Visit us at Community Night on July 14

Published on Friday, Jul. 03, 2015

Anyone interested in attending Georgian College is invited to one of three Community Night events on Tuesday, July 14 in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound, from 5 to 7 p.m. Community Night offers opportunities to learn more about Georgian programs and services in a friendly and informative setting.  Continue reading

Georgian students, alumni hike 160 kilometres to honour Canadian heroes

Published on Friday, Jul. 03, 2015

This July, a group of policing students and alumni from Georgian College’s Orillia Campus are taking part in Road to Recovery – Leave the Streets Behind, a four-day 160-kilometre ruck from Barrie to Parry Sound.

The event will raise money to support the Royal Canadian Legion’s Operation: Leave the Streets Behind program, which assists homeless and near-homeless veterans struggling to get back on their feet by providing financial support and help connecting with social and community services. Continue reading

Georgian co-hosting Women in the Marine Trades event July 18

Published on Thursday, Jun. 25, 2015

Marine engine repair is big business in central Ontario, and there’s lots of opportunity for women in the field.

That’s the message of this year’s FREE Women in the Marine Trades event. It takes place Saturday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a full-service marina in Pefferlaw, Ontario.

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Owen Sound Marine Emergency Duties Centre gets the green light with major funding from federal and provincial governments

Published on Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015

Looking over renderings of the planned Marine Emergency Duties Training and Research building at Georgian College’s Owen Sound Campus are, from left, W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck, Past Chair, Georgian College Board of Governors; Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes; Board Chair Chris Gariepy; Larry Miller, MP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound; and Ann Hoggarth, MP Barrie. Miller and Hoggarth announced at a news conference in Owen Sound on Tuesday, June 23 that the federal and provincial governments will each contribute $1.96 million.
Looking over renderings of the planned Marine Emergency Duties Training and Research building at Georgian College’s Owen Sound Campus are, from left, W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck, Past Chair, Georgian College Board of Governors; Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes; Board Chair Chris Gariepy; Larry Miller, MP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound; and Ann Hoggarth, MPP Barrie. Miller and Hoggarth announced at a news conference in Owen Sound on Tuesday, June 23 that the federal and provincial governments will each contribute $1.96 million.

Georgian College’s Owen Sound Campus and the entire Grey-Bruce region are set to become the marine training centre of excellence in Ontario, following a major funding announcement by the federal and provincial governments in Owen Sound on June 23.

Bruce-Grey-Simcoe MP Larry Miller and Ann Hoggarth, MPP Barrie, announced that the federal and provincial governments will each contribute $1,960,259 towards this important project through the Small Communities Fund. This funding, together with $2 million pledged previously by Grey County council and anticipated donations from the marine industry, means that Georgian College will be able to proceed with the much-needed centre. Continue reading

Georgian marine programs showcased in Great Lakes exhibit

Published on Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015

Two men (one in naval uniform) and a woman talk in a fancy room surrounded by artwork.
Captain Colin MacNeil, co-ordinator of Georgian’s marine programs, talks to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and a guest. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Georgian showcased its Owen Sound Campus marine programs (Marine Technology Navigation,  Marine Engineering Technician and Marine Engineering Management) and mobile simulator this week at the launch of an art exhibit hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The exhibit, Identity: Art Inspired by the Great Lakes, was held in Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell’s suite at Queens Park. The exhibit  focuses on the important role the Great Lakes have played in shaping Ontario’s culture, identity and ecology.

The Owen Sound Campus and the entire Grey-Bruce region are set to become the marine training centre of excellence in Ontario, following a major funding announcement by the federal and provincial governments in Owen Sound on June 23. This funding, together with $2 million pledged previously by Grey County council and anticipated donations from the marine industry, means that Georgian College will be able to proceed with the much-needed centre. Read more about the Owen Sound Marine Emergency Duties Centre.

 

 

Georgian prof carries the torch for Pan Am Games

Published on Friday, Jun. 19, 2015

A man holding the Pan Am torch gets a hug from a woman.Joshua Barath, a faculty member who teaches in Community Safety programs at the Orillia Campus, had the opportunity of a lifetime when he was chosen to be a torchbearer in the Pan Am Torch Relay. The flame came through Orillia June 8.

Family and friends were there to cheer Joshua on as he ran down Mississauga St. and Campus Principal Mary O’Farrell-Bowers (pictured with Joshua) grabbed a quick picture before his big moment.

Jon Montgomery recognized with Honorary Degree at Barrie Campus convocation

Published on Friday, Jun. 19, 2015

Georgian Alumnus Jon Montgomery, centre, receives an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree from Georgian President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes and Board of Governors Chair Chris Gariepy.
Georgian Alumnus Jon Montgomery, centre, receives an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree from Georgian President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes and Board of Governors Chair Chris Gariepy.

Olympian, Georgian alumnus and host of The Amazing Race Canada – Jon Montgomery has an astounding resumé. Now, he can add an honorary degree from Georgian College to the list.
Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes presented Montgomery with the Georgian College Board of Governors’ Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree during convocation ceremonies at the Barrie Campus on June 18.
This morning, Montgomery will speak at a sold -out session of the President’s Thought Leadership Series at the Barrie Campus.
The honorary degree is presented to a recipient who has enhanced or promoted the college’s image and reputation in Ontario or elsewhere; made a significant contribution to society; and achieved noted accomplishments in a particular field of study or applied education.
Montgomery graduated from Georgian’s Business Administration – Automotive Marketing program in 2000. It was during his time at Georgian that he first heard the Olympics would be coming to Canada in 2010. Montgomery decided then that he wanted to attend as a competitor. The fact that he was not involved in any eligible winter sport or Olympic training program did not dissuade him from his dream. Continue reading

Celebrate Father’s Day at Kempenfelt Centre

Published on Thursday, Jun. 18, 2015

Treat your dad to a delicious barbecue lunch buffet by the bay on Sunday, June 21. The Kempenfelt Conference Centre has a put together an experience (and deal!) too good to pass up for just $18.99, plus tax.

Each father will receive a gift bag, 2-for-1 golf discount card and a ballot for a chance to win an incredible $500 gift basket from Shoppers Drug Mart, a Leadbetters prize basket or a foursome of golf from Simoro Golf Links.

Plus, each adult will receive a 25 per cent off lunch or dinner certificate for their next visit to the area’s only true lakefront dining room!

Check out the Father’s Day Brunch flyer for more information.

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