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Environmental students support Tiny Township pollinator program

Environmental Technician and Technology students from Georgian College help bees through unique pollinator programThree Environmental Technician and Environmental Technology students are spending time this summer gaining experience in land stewardship and habitat protection through the Township of Tiny’s unique Pollinator Themed Youth Stewardship Program. Pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and flies.

The students have been using their knowledge of environmental sustainability to create and promote new pollinator habitats within the township, including creating new wildflower gardens and incorporating native wildflowers that are pollinator friendly into existing gardens. Read more...

Georgian College names two new deans

Georgian College has named two new deans. Stephanie Dimech is joining Georgian as Dean, Human Services and Community Safety. Fred Varkaris will serve as Dean, Owen Sound Campus.

Dimech is currently Associate Dean, School of Community and Social Services at Humber College. She begins her new position on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Varkaris comes to Georgian from Fanshawe College, where he was Chair of the Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology. He begins his new role on Monday, July 31. Read more...

Georgian administrators recognized with province-wide awards

OCASA winners Megan Fenton and Catharine Drea

The Ontario College Administrators Network honoured Dr. Catherine Drea, left, with the Doug Light Lifetime Achievement Award and Megan Fenton, right, with the Emerging Leader Award. Read more...

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

three women and one man holding RVH Foundation signs in front of a classroom blackboard

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

firefighter student wearing navy blue uniform stands next to open door of fire truck inside vehicle bay

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...