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Growing Georgian officially opens on-campus garden at Barrie Campus

Nick Laferriere, Growing Georgian Garden Co-ordinator, shows guests around the Barrie Campus garden at the official opening on May 24, 2017

Nick Laferriere, Growing Georgian Garden Co-ordinator, shows guests around the Barrie Campus garden at the official opening on May 24, 2017 Read more...

Mainframe students launch video of their co-op experience at Manulife

photo of co-op students behind a boardroom table introducing themselvesWhen you have a great experience, you might tell a few people about it. Instead, Georgian’s Computer Programmer Analyst co-op students, Prashant Vaghela and Eduardo Peixe had such an extraordinary experience at Manulife that they made a YouTube video and shared their mainframe developer co-op experience with the world.

“I thought the co-op would just involve us working on mainframe, but at Manulife we got to explore new continuous integration tools and much more,” said Prashant. “Eduardo and I worked in different departments, but as part of Manulife’s soft-skill leadership development approach, we collaborated on many projects.” Read more...

Speak well. Hear well. Live well. It’s Speech and Hearing Month.

student uses tablet-style alternative communicative device to order a coffee without speaking.

Elizabeth Parkin, CDA student, orders a coffee using an augmentative and alternative communication device, while at The Last Class café, from Ayush Rai Read more...

Ontario needs more nurses. Study health care at Georgian and make a difference.

nurse bending over working with simulator patientsStudying nursing at Georgian is a great step toward preparing for a meaningful career in health care. Health care fields, led by nursing occupations, are expected to see the largest employment gains between 2017 and 2022. In Simcoe, Muskoka, Grey, Bruce and Dufferin counties, a 6.2 per cent increase in professional nursing occupations is expected by 2022.

Working closely with patients in a health care setting, become a future nursing leader who is recognized for your passion for knowledge, inquiry, human science and social justice. Explore one of three health care programs, currently accepting registrations for the upcoming terms. Read more...

Georgian Digital Photography and Imaging staff and students participate in annual photography competition

Without a Question by Jessica Rosati. Read more...

"Pearls" don't have to be so expensive

Denture pearls in a glassSeniors who need new dentures or repairs to existing ones may qualify for help with their “pearly whites” from Georgian Denturism students.

The Georgian College Oral Health Clinic can assist seniors who need complete or partial dentures or who need a denture repair or alignment. Read more...

Jewellery student surprises girlfriend with marriage proposal at Design and Visual Arts Annual Scholarship Show Awards Ceremony

A series of photos showing the progress of a Chinese male student going down on one knee to propose to his Chinese girlfriend.She said yes!

Staff, students and guests were treated to a surprise marriage proposal at the Design and Visual Arts Annual Scholarship Show Award Ceremony at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus on April 28. Read more...

School Within a College student attending Georgian Orillia Campus this fall

School Within a College student Joey Giovannone sits in a classroom at the Georgian Barrie Campus

In his own words, Joey Giovannone was “arrogant and immature” at his regular high school. He was behind in credit accumulation, skipping classes and didn’t get along with others at his school. Today, Joey has accepted a spot in Georgian’s Police Foundations program – complete with a spot in residence in Orillia this fall. Read more...

Lights, camera, action! Digital Video student producer wins big at local film festival

Digital Video student Mary Ann Watts earns first place in her category at the South Georgian Bay Film FestivalGeorgian Digital Video student Mary Ann Watts (pictured) earned first place as producer in the video advertisement category at the South Georgian Bay Film Festival April 28. She worked with International Business Management alumnus and restaurateur Brandon Pitawanakwat to promote his enterprise – and Barrie’s first Indigenous restaurant – the Crowned Eagle.

This isn’t Mary Ann’s first foray into film production – she directed three award-winning music videos at the South Georgian Bay Film Festival (formerly Wasaga Beach Film Festival) between 2014 and 2016. Read more...

Georgian wins gold – once again – at Skills Ontario competition

Georgian College CNC Precision Skills students Andrew Pittman, second from left, won gold at the Skills Ontario competition May 3. Teammate Augusto Marzinotto won bronze. Accompanying them are faculty coach Jurgen Hierholzer, left, and Dan Ferko of the Gene Haas Foundation, a generous donor to Georgian’s CNC program.

Georgian College CNC Precision Skills student Andrew Pittman, second from left, won gold at the Skills Ontario competition May 3. Teammate Augusto Marzinotto won bronze. Accompanying them are faculty coach Jurgen Hierholzer, left, and Dan Ferko of the Gene Haas Foundation, a generous donor to Georgian’s CNC program. Read more...