Orillia Campus volunteer fair Nov. 2

Published on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Students walk toward the front doors of the Orillia Campus of Georgian College.Representatives from 17 organizations will be attending the annual volunteer fair hosted by the Orillia Campus of Georgian College on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the campus cafeteria.

Organized by Georgian College’s Co-operative Education and Career Success department, the event is open to all Georgian students, staff, and members of the public.

Participating organizations will be offering incredible opportunities for students and members of the public to connect with the community, learn new skills, put valuable experience on their resumés and make connections for future employment.

For more information email tammy.mcdowell@georgiancollege.ca or call 705.325.2740, ext. 3090.

Barrie Campus event Oct. 25 marks 500th convocation at Georgian

Published on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

convocationThe convocation being held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Barrie Campus will be the 500th convocation event held by Georgian College in its 49-year history.

Students from a wide range of programs will cross the stage at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre to receive their academic credentials.

This busy 500th convocation is much different from Georgian’s first postsecondary convocation, which took place on June 8, 1968. That ceremony was held at Collier Street United Church in Barrie, as the college did not have suitable facilities of its own. A total of seven Medical Secretary students, accompanied by about 150 guests, received their diplomas.

On Oct. 25, approximately 1,264 students are eligible to graduate from 104 programs in two convocation ceremonies at the Barrie Campus, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. This includes graduates who have completed programs at Georgian campuses in Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, and South Georgian Bay (Collingwood).





Women’s golf team and golfer Addison Wallwin take gold at nationals

Published on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

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Addison Wallwin receives a hug from teammate Emilie Tyndall on the 18th hole after winning PING CCAA Golf National Championship gold in women’s individual tournament

The Georgian Grizzlies women’s golf team took centre stage on the final day of the 2016 PING CCAA Golf National Championships in Prince Edward Island on Friday.

The team of Addison Wallwin, Emilie Tyndall and Sady Beelik won gold shooting a combined scored total of 456 to finish 14 strokes ahead of the second place Humber College team. It’s the second straight year the Grizzlies women’s team has medaled at the event after winning bronze last year.

This is also Georgian’s third all-time gold medal in the team competition at the event having won the title previously in 2000 and 2002. The Grizzlies women have now won an impressive total of eight medals (three gold, two silver, three bronze) in the team event at the National Championships since competition began at the turn of the century.

Addison Wallwin, who was named a CCAA All-Canadian prior to the start of the event, continued her consistent play throughout the tournament. The Barrie native won gold in the individual competition finishing the three rounds with a three stroke advantage over her next closest competitor. Continue reading

Georgian wants your feedback

Published on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Tell us what you think about our program guide. Come to a focus group and get $50! Georgian is interested in hearing what you have to say about our 2017-2018 program guide. Focus groups are Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Barrie Campus. Your input will help us create future publications that continue to be informative, attractive, useful and easy to navigate. Food will be supplied. Email socialmedia@georgiancollege.ca to participate.

Are you a future or recently-enrolled Georgian student? If you are, the college wants your input on the 2017-18 Full-time Program Guide.

Focus groups will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Barrie Campus.

Each participant will receive $50. Food and beverages will be supplied.

Feedback will help Georgian create publications that are more informative, attractive, useful and easy to navigate.

If you’re interested, send an email to socialmedia@georgiancollege.ca.








Oct. 30 – Planned Power Outage, Barrie Campus

Published on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

There will be a planned power outage on the Barrie Campus on Sunday, Oct. 30, noon to 5:30 p.m.  This outage will be campus wide and include the Barrie Residence on Georgian Drive.

Due to the power outage, the Barrie Library will be closed for the day on Oct. 30.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bring your e-waste to campus this week

Published on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

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Here’s what the e-waste bins look like

Happy Waste Reduction Week! Here are two ways to help our planet.

Drop off your e-waste
This week only, you can drop off your electronic waste (cell phones, computers, video game consoles, small appliances) at Georgian’s Barrie, Owen Sound and Orillia campuses. Make sure your e-waste is wiped of all personal information. When you drop off your e-waste, you can rest assured it will be disposed of as safely and sustainably as possible. Any proceeds from e-waste processing will benefit the Georgian Food Locker.

  • Barrie location: Next to the big outdoor compost and waste bins near Dock 2 (across from the TLC)
  • Orillia location: In front of Campus Connections
  • Owen Sound: Outside GCSA building doors, near the loading dock area doors

Help Georgian kill the cup
Don’t forget Georgian’s #GCKilltheCup contest! Post your reusable mug selfie with the hashtag #GCKilltheCup on Twitter, Instagram or Georgian’s Facebook page before end of day Friday to be in the draw for some amazing prizes.

Faculty Evaluation Survey Oct. 17 to Nov. 4

Published on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

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Student feedback is an important source of information used by your professors to understand what works well in terms of student learning and what improvements need to be made. You may be invited to provide feedback on your course through a brief, online survey. All feedback will remain anonymous.

The Fall Faculty Evaluation Survey is open Oct. 17 to Nov. 4. The link to the online survey will be sent via college email and can also be accessed through Blackboard.

Download instructions on how to complete the survey.

For technical assistance, email Feedback@GeorgianCollege.ca or call 705.728.1968, ext. 1187.

Parking Lot 11 closure: Barrie Campus

Published on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Construction crews will be at the Barrie Campus this week to begin site preparation for our new building. With tight deadlines and winter coming, this initial work is beginning while we await timing of the public announcement.

As a result, Parking Lot 11 will be fenced off. Staff, students and visitors are advised ample parking spots are available in lots 6 and 9.


Find out your blood type Nov. 1

Published on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

What’s your blood type? Find out at a free blood typing session led by Canadian Blood Services.

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location: Outside the Library, first floor K Building, Barrie Campus

While you’re there, discuss your eligibility to donate blood at the Georgian Blood Donor Clinic on Nov. 15 in the Athletics Centre.

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