Visit the Train in Technology Expo March 1

Published on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

male student in a blue shirt reading papers in a tech labAnyone interested in learning about tech-related career opportunities and where you can obtain the necessary training and education should attend the Train in Technology Expo Wednesday, March 1 at the Barrie Molson Centre. The Expo will showcase hands-on how private sector businesses and public institutions use technology in interesting ways.

Georgian is participating in the event as a lead partner with the City of Barrie and Barrie Chamber of Commerce – and as part of an Innovation Alley.

“Train in Technology is bringing together the region’s innovative tech industry from a variety of sectors to promote their products, services and career opportunities,” said Kevin Weaver, Vice President, International, Workforce Development and Partnerships. “For the public, and in particular students, the event is a great chance to explore potential technology careers, and as an event partner Georgian will be there to discuss education pathways to those careers. Events like this are critical to support businesses and economic growth.”

The Train in Technology Expo is a free event. It runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Be here now: Georgian College Open House April 8

Published on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

open houseThe doors at all seven campuses will be thrown wide open for Open House on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prospective students and their friends and families are all welcome.

Visitors will be able to attend academic information sessions and ask questions about housing options, the application process, books, financial aid, awards, scholarships and campus food options. They’ll also have a chance to meet faculty, staff and other students and learn more about programs that start in September, January or May.

Additional highlights include


  • Social media contest – offers participants a chance to score Georgian merchandise (one of five $100 prizes available to be won)
  • Student Life Grand Prize Draw – Attend any campus and enter for a chance to win a student prize pack worth more than $400  and including a new tablet, backpack, zip lining adventure and other gifts donated by local businesses.
  • Start your application with help from college staff, or if you’ve already applied, pay your deposit to confirm your seat.
  • Try your hand at activities connected to programs offered at the campus you are interested in
  • Learn about changes to OSAP and how mature students as well as high school grads can become eligible for financial aid
  • Discover more about academic upgrading and how to meet admissions requirements


Prospective students who cannot attend Open House are invited to any one of Georgian’s seven campuses for a personal tour or to attend one of our Community Night events.



Celebrate Indigenous culture and tradition at annual Pow Wow March 11

Published on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

male indigenous dancer with a female indigenous dancerStaff, students and members of the public are invited to Georgian College’s 12th Traditional Pow Wow – Honouring the Maple Sugar Moon (Ziibaakdoke-giizis) – on Saturday, March 11. Join the community in learning about and celebrating Indigenous culture and tradition.

“The Georgian College Pow Wow is a time for people to celebrate and learn more about indigenous culture through singing, dancing, drumming and feasting, “ says Amy Taylor Special Events Co-ordinator.  “A variety of talented artists and vendors attend the Pow Wow from all across Ontario every year to showcase their traditional crafts and artwork.”

The event will be held in the Barrie Campus gymnasium from noon to 9 p.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. The spectacular grand entry will take place at noon and again at 7 p.m. for the evening session. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the event wraps up at 9 p.m.

Admission and parking are free. Donations of non-perishable food items will go to the Food Locker program, an on-campus food bank for Georgian students.
All are welcome.

Learn more about the Pow Wow. For more information contact Amy Taylor, Special Events Co-ordinator at 705.728.1968, ext. 1373 or

Georgian gives the gift of reading

Published on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Three ladies standing in front of bookshelves.

Georgian’s Early Childhood Education program held a Scholastic book fair at the Orillia Campus with the goal of raising enough funds to give away 50 children’s books to our community partners in celebration of Georgian’s 50th anniversary.

The fair was such a success that extra books were sent out with students on placements with stickers inside that read, “The gift of reading provided by the Early Childhood Education program.”

“We thank everyone who supported our efforts to make this event such a grand success!” says Heather Hill, program co-ordinator.

Learn more about the Early Childhood Education program.

Hospitality students land co-op placements at Connect2Careers Fair

Published on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

People at a fair in the gym.

The Connect2Careers event, held Feb. 7, was organized by students for students. It was an opportunity for them to hand out resumés and talk to employers from companies across Canada.

Since October, eight passionate and dedicated students volunteered their time to plan the event.

  • Samantha Rockett, a fourth-semester Hotel and Resort student, took the lead as chair person after returning to the organizing committee for the second year; she led the planning process with the help of two Georgian faculty members
  • Sydney Green, first-year Hotel and Resort student, worked on administration
  • Cory Ann Pond and Tyler Bishop, two fourth-year golf degree students, worked on logistics
  • Abdul Mughal and Brooke Mortian focused on marketing and sales
  • Katarina Chabot and Sasha Kharchenko, both Event Management students, found sponsorship while overseeing overall planning

The students’ hard work paid off. In spite of inclement weather, 68 companies and approximately 1,000 students attended the fair.

Grizzlies win bronze at OCAA Badminton Championships

Published on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Georgian Grizzlies badminton playersGeorgian College was host to some tremendous athleticism over the last two days as it hosted the 2017 OCAA Badminton Championships at the Barrie Campus.

The top student-athletes put on an impressive show of skill, agility and speed in each of the five disciplines.


The Grizzlies came away with some hardware as well as the men’s doubles team of Ethan Zhao and Eric Kern earned the bronze medal.

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Georgian plans for strong, sustainable future

Published on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

For 50 years, a strong vision, clear sense of purpose and unyielding accountability to students and community has been the backbone of Georgian College. This continues under the new strategic plan launched last fall after 10 months of extensive consultation. Georgian’s plan is built on four pillars: accelerated success, meaningful collaboration, inspired innovation and strong foundations.

Georgian is implementing a series of operational decisions aligned with the strong foundations pillar to maintain a balanced budget and ensure a strong, sustainable future. Continue reading

Local businesses support FIRST Robotics event at Georgian

Published on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

A team at a FIRST Robotics event last year, mid-competition - standing behind the plexiglass around the ring
A team in action at a 2016 FIRST Robotics event

On March 25 and 26, Georgian College is hosting Barrie’s largest ever robotics competition. Several local businesses are rallying to support the event.

Nissan is the presenting sponsor. Honda is the Georgian Team Pit and Machine Shop Sponsor. Prodomax is the food lounge and meal sponsor. InvestBarrie is an event partner. Advanced Motion and Controls Ltd is an event supporter. Continue reading

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