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Get your flu shot today

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

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Candice, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing student, administers a flu shot

Students, staff and faculty are invited to get their free flu shot at the Barrie Campus today. The shots are being administered by nursing students in Room K203, just above the library. The clinic is open until 3 p.m.


Owen Sound Campus closed today

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Due to the weather, the Owen Sound Campus is closed today, Tuesday, Nov. 18. All other campuses remain open.

How to find out if you campus is closed due to weather

Published on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Winter weather means you need to be prepared
Winter weather means you need to be prepared

Weather can impact driving conditions and operations at Georgian College campuses. It’s important to consider your personal safety in deciding when to come to class or to work. Your personal safety is one of our foremost priorities.

Wondering if your campus is closed due to poor weather conditions? Here’s how to find out:

Note: We only announce the names of campuses that are closed. If your campus is not named in a closure, it is open.When campus closure information will be available.

  • Daytime closures and information about specific campuses and services will be posted on the Georgian website and other channels, typically by 7 a.m.
  • Closures after the start of classes will be announced as they occur.
  • Evening closures are typically announced between 3 and 4 p.m.

For more, visit the Campus Safety and Security pages.

Mental Health and Wellness Week: Nov. 17 to 20

Published on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014Get involved in Georgian’s Mental Health and Wellness Week Nov. 17 to 21 and help raise awareness about mental health issues on campus. While one in five people may experience mental health issues in their lifetime, five in five are impacted (all of us).

It’s time to start talking more about our emotional distress and for all of us to make it safe and comfortable to do so. It’s time to take off the mask at Georgian, the mask of “everything is ok.” It will save lives. Georgian students and staff are not immune to the risk of suicide. Did you know that suicide remains the second leading cause of death for young adults?

The Mental Health and Wellness Committee has organized a range of activities across Georgian campuses this year to promote wellness, encourage conversations and provide new information about mental health. An official launch will take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Orillia Campus. Three presenters – including a student and an alumnus – will share their personal stories of recovery, followed by a psychiatrist who will speak about the importance of mental health on campus. The launch will be videotaped and posted on the college’s website so all of our community has a chance to view it.

Calendars of planned activities will be posted at various campuses and on the website.


Owen Sound Campus marks Louis Riel Day Nov. 14

Published on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

The Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College will mark Louis Riel Day on Friday, Nov. 14.

An event honouring this remarkable hero is being organized by the Aboriginal Services department and Heather Van Wyck, a second-year Early Childhood Education student of Métis heritage. Continue reading

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