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Seven lucky Georgian students get help with tuition

Published on Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015

A young man wearing a jacket appears to be very happy.
Student Hyecheon Park, winner of a $1,000 tuition grant, will start the Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills program in September.

Seven students will start their full-time programs at Georgian this September with substantial additional funding to help pay their tuition.

Mitchell Hertner of Cambridge will receive a $2,000 bursary toward his first-year tuition. He won Georgian’s Twitter contest by tweeting about the program of his choice – Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training. He’s been accepted and will start the program this fall. Continue reading

Georgian celebrates Earth Day

Published on Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015

Georgian College employees Sara Tuck, left, and Angela Bertram pick up debris at the Barrie Campus as part of Georgian’s two-hour campus cleanup on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.
Georgian College employees Sara Tuck, left, and Angela Bertram pick up debris at the Barrie Campus as part of Georgian’s two-hour campus cleanup on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.

More than 100 people braved the cold and sleet to tidy up the college’s Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound and Midland campuses on Earth Day.

At the Barrie Campus, over 20 bags of trash were collected. Continue reading

Foodland Ontario flag flies at Owen Sound

Published on Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015

Getting ready to fly the Foodland Ontario flag at the Owen Sound campus are Kevin Laidley, left, of OMAFRA, Owen Sound Mayor Ian Boddy, Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes, and Grey county Warden Kevin Eccles.
Getting ready to fly the Foodland Ontario flag at the Owen Sound campus are Kevin Laidley, left, of OMAFRA, Owen Sound Mayor Ian Boddy, Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes, and Grey county Warden Kevin Eccles.

For the first time ever, the Foodland Ontario flag was flying over the Owen Sound campus of Georgian College April 20. Despite almost gale force winds, a stalwart group of VIPs stepped outside to raise the flag in a gesture of solidarity to mark the start of the Food Entrepreneurs: Growing Innovation community seminar. Continue reading

Jon Montgomery to present at Georgian June 19

Published on Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015

Portrait of alumnus Jon MontgomeryHe’s the host of the popular television show Amazing Race Canada, a gold medal Olympian, and a graduate of Georgian College’s Automotive Business School of Canada. On June 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jon Montomery will tell the Georgian community about his incredible career journey since graduation and why people should “dream big” to achieve their goals.

This event is part of the President’s Thought Leadership Speaker Series. Tickets are complimentary for staff, students and alumni (two per person), and $10 per ticket for the general public.

Visit GeorgianCollege.ca/DreamBig to reserve your seat today!

Pop-up art exhibition transforms Barrie Campus

Published on Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015

They are watching - installation art by second-year Fine Arts student Arin Beausoleil.
They are Watching – installation art by second-year Fine Arts student Arin Beausoleil.

Students, staff and visitors to the Barrie Campus were treated to an extraordinary one-day experience April 15. Second-year sculpture students in the Fire Arts program transformed the campus with a limited-time exhibition of their work.  This was the second annual event – this year it was named “In Site: A Pop-up Event”.

Under the guidance of faculty member Amy Switzer, students were asked to find a place that would create a dialogue between artist and viewers that is altered or “framed” by the architecture of the school – so the building and site become the canvas. Continue reading

Key presenters named for Growing Innovation food entrepreneurship seminar

Published on Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2015

Tom and Karen Ferri grow and market many varieties of apples from their Clarksburg-area orchard, including Honey Crisp, Mac, Mutsu, Ambrosia, Gala, Cortland and Golden Delicious.
Karen Ferri, right, will be a presenter at the April 20 Growing Opportunities event at the Owen Sound campus. She and husband Tom grow and market many varieties of apples from their Clarksburg-area orchard, including Honey Crisp, Mac, Mutsu, Ambrosia, Gala, Cortland and Golden Delicious.

Top local food entrepreneurs will share their stories and advice at Food Entrepreneurs: Growing Innovation, a free, one-day community seminar at the Georgian College Owen Sound campus on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highlights of the day include panel discussions by successful farm and food business operators. Also featured will be an exhibition of approximately 25 local food producers and processors who will showcase their locally made products, provide samples and share their unique entrepreneurial stories with attendees. Continue reading

Get Connected, Stay Connected event gives Georgian students industry insight

Published on Monday, Apr. 13, 2015

 

Members of the experts panel get set to speak at the Get Connected event.
Members of the experts panel get set to speak at the Get Connected event.

Get Connected, Stay Connected: “It’s not who you know, but who knows you” was the tagline of an industry/alumni evening hosted by third-year Hotel and Resort Administration students as part of their Applied Management class.

The event, held at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre on April 1, raised $2,500 for awards for Hotel and Resort students in the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The money was raised through donation and proceeds of a live and silent auction. Continue reading

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