Lakehead-Georgian expansion proposal submitted to MTCU

Published on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

University Partnership Centre building exteriorToday, Lakehead University, in partnership with Georgian University Partnership Centre, submitted its proposal for major capacity expansion to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

The joint proposal was developed in response to a call from the Province of Ontario to institutions to increase degree capacity in areas of the province with growing demand for post-secondary education.

As part of the Lakehead-Georgian plan for major capacity expansion, Lakehead University and Georgian College – already the two largest postsecondary institutions in Simcoe County – will deliver more than 50 degree programs to as many as 6,000 students by 2030.

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Collingwood developer believes Georgian students are important to his community

Published on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Cranberry Resort donationBusinessman Larry Law, who has owned and operated Cranberry Golf Resort and Living Water Resort and Residences since 1992, has always said one of his favourite things about his adopted hometown of Collingwood is that it’s a caring community. He too is showing he cares with a $100,000 donation to support students at the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus of Georgian College.

The donation will go toward the campus, which opened in fall 2011, and to awards and scholarships for students. A portion will come from an annual golf tournament Law will host at his golf club. Continue reading

Convert your Aeroplan™ Miles into funds for tuition

Published on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Heather Shouldice, Practical Nursing student, Owen Sound CampusGeorgian College recently joined forces with Higher Ed Points Inc. to allow students, family members, friends and donors to direct their Aeroplan™ Miles towards education.

Georgian is now one of a handful of colleges in Canada that offer the program, which was launched in 2013 to help students offset the cost of tuition.

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Ruckers register for Base Borden Run

Published on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

A smiling group of policing students standing in front of an army vehicleStudents at the Orillia Campus are at it again – raising funds for a good cause. Led by Police Foundations student Keith Dow, the group that participated in Ruck to Remember in July has signed up for the Base Borden Run on Sunday, Sept. 28.

His group joins other Georgian staff, students and members of the public in raising funds for Operation Hero – a scholarship that provides support for the families and dependents of our troops studying at the college.

There’s still an opportunity to register. Visit

Learning Strategists receive international accolade

Published on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Georgian Learning Strategists Sarah Hunter (Orillia Campus) and Cindy Korpatnicki (Barrie Campus), presented a workshop on integrating learning strategies into curriculum at the 2014 Canada International Conference on Education (CICE) held at Cape Breton University, NS. They were recognized with a “Best Workshop” award and, as a result, have been invited to submit a paper to the Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal. Continue reading

Georgian students awarded scholarships

Published on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

In recognition of their outstanding volunteer efforts, Georgian College students Collin Misch (Barrie Campus) and Krista Henderson (Orillia Campus) received one scholarship each worth $1,000 from Electronic Park Inc.

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Congratulations, Krista and Collin.

Collin and Krista volunteered at the Electronic Park Music Festival. They helped set up and man a booth, hand out flyers and promotional material, and provide information to passersby.

“Both students showed persistent and enthusiastic support for the event and were interactive and polite, no matter the demographic,” says Karine Durieux, President of Electronic Park Inc.



Plan well, age well, live well – Barrie Campus hosts Quest for Zest Oct. 4

Published on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Georgian Continuing Education, in partnership with the Barrie and Community Family Health Team and Saint Elizabeth, will host Quest for Zest on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.  QUEST FOR ZEST IMAGE_Sept. 17, 2014

The free event aims to connect Barrie and area “zoomers” who are planning for their senior years and retirement with services that can help make that phase of their lives as active and independent as possible. Continue reading

Justin Trudeau connects with Georgian students

Published on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Just Trudeau, standing with a microphone in front of a smiling crowdMore than 250 people gathered at the Barrie Campus to hear from Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau on Sept. 19. The event, organized by Georgian’s Students’ Administrative Council (SAC), offered students the opportunity to ask the federal politician their burning questions.

Trudeau entered to a big round of applause and was welcomed to Ojibwe territory by elder Ernestine Baldwin. Trudeau thanked attendees for taking an interest in the political process before opening the floor to questions.

The young MP addressed trade with China, legalization of marijuana, democratic reform, senate reform, support for soldiers facing post-traumatic stress disorder and the Keystone pipeline. After the hour-long question and answer session, he connected with students one on one – answering their questions and posing for selfies.

One student, who is running for Orillia City Council, asked why youth should go out and vote. “Because it’s a way to change the world,” Trudeau answered.

The Waffle Lotta Bacon Burger is here

Published on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Waffle lotta bacon burgerThe Last Class restaurant and pub is introducing several dishes with their new fall menu, including their greatest creation yet: The Waffle Lotta Bacon Burger.

The burger is guaranteed to feed even the hungriest of students. It features two eight ounce patties between three Belgian waffles — with Havarti cheese, bacon strips and barbecue sauce. Continue reading

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