Pharmacy Technician students help make OPP drug drop-off a success

Published on Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Gloved hands are shown going through a large collection of medications/pills.
Pharmacy Technician students sort through prescription drugs dropped off by members of the public. They were volunteering at events organized by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Georgian College Pharmacy Technician students fanned out across Simcoe County and Muskoka recently to help with a province-wide prescription drug drop-off day organized by Ontario Provincial Police.

The event was created as a way for members of the public to safely dispose of prescription drugs – no questions asked. Sixteen Pharmacy Technician students volunteered their time to assist at drop-off locations in Orillia, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Alliston, Midland, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst, said program co-ordinator Kelly Mannen. Students used their skills and knowledge to assist with drug identification and counting of pills.

OPP said that more than 300 kilograms of medications were collected across the province, including opiates, amphetamines and barbiturates which could be dangerous if used improperly.

 

 

Stress-Free Day is well received

Published on Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Georgian staff and student hold stuffed animals as part of Stress-Free Day.
Pictured with Learning Strategist Cindy Korpatnicki are Peer Services Advisor Beth Salt and student Jessica.

The Academic Success Centre participated in Stress-Free Day on April 9. Everything was well received: free hot chocolate, a relaxation booth with massage, deep breathing and creating vision boards, a craft booth with knitting, crochet, colouring, beading and clay modelling.

Knitted and crocheted dolls were made by staff, with the help of students, to send to the Dominican Republic with the Nursing students.

 

 

Spring and summer hours – Chartwells

Published on Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Barrie Campus

■Main cafeteria: Regular hours until April 17, closed April 18 to May 4, open May 5 to Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Monday to Friday), closed June 23 to 27 for Study Week

■Pizza Pizza: Regular hours until April 17, closed for the summer, Pizza Pi available daily as of May 5

■Subway: Regular hours until April 17, closed for the summer

■F Building cafeteria: Regular hours until April 17, closed for the summer

■Tim Hortons in C Building: Regular hours until April 17, open April 21 to Aug. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday), deli bar will close at 3 p.m.

■Tim Hortons in M Building: Regular hours until April 17, closed for the summer as of April 18

■All operations closed on statutory holidays, regular hours of operation resume Sept. 2

Owen Sound Campus

■Regular hours until April 11, April 14 to 17 open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., closed for the summer effective April 18

■Regular hours of operation resume Sept. 2

Midland Campus

■Regular hours until June 27, closed June 28 to Aug. 31

■Regular hours of operation resume Sept. 2

 

Innospire impresses in advertising competition

Published on Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Georgian College held its 2014 Advertising Advisory Competition on April 10, sponsored by Paul Sadlon Motors. The competition included all students from the graduating class of the Advertising and Marketing Communications program at the Barrie Campus. Continue reading

Colton Kalkanis eyes PGA TOUR Canada

Published on Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Georgian College’s reigning two-time Male Athlete of the Year Colton Kalkanis is set to make the next step in his golf career this week as he competes at the PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying School event in Kissimmee, Florida. Continue reading

Students process close to 250 tax returns

Published on Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

A dedicated group of 15 Accounting students hosted a free tax clinic for their peers at the Barrie Campus. They processed a total of 247 tax returns using the live version of the tax software ProFile –  the same software they practise with in the classroom. Continue reading

SAC presents cheque to local hospital foundation

Published on Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

The Students’ Administrative Council (SAC) at the Orangeville Campus presented a cheque to Headwaters Health Care Centre for $2,110 on April 8. Funds were raised by student reps in each class (pictured) and presented to Liz Ruegg, President and CEO of Headwaters and Chair of the Community Development Committee for the Orangeville Campus, and Joan Burdette, Executive Director, Headwaters Foundation.  Continue reading

‘The Finger’ takes top honours at Georgian Den

Published on Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

This den featured bears instead of dragons, but 140 students faced stiff competition presenting business ideas in pursuit of their names on an entrepreneurship award earlier this week.

Laura Wiebe, left, and Jessica Traitses demonstrate how their product, Rohyp-NO!, is applied to fingernails. It changes colour upon coming in contact with the ‘date rape’ drug Rohypnol. The team’s concept took second place in the Georgian Den competition.
Laura Wiebe, left, and Jessica Traitses demonstrate how their product, Rohyp-NO!, is applied to fingernails. It changes colour upon coming in contact with the ‘date rape’ drug Rohypnol. The team’s concept took second place in the Georgian Den competition.

Approximately 140 students from the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation participated in Georgian Den on April 7, judged by ‘bears’ from the business community. Teams of one to six students prepared a total of 33 business plans and battled it out in a competition adapted from the popular CBC television show Dragons’ Den. The event was the culmination of academic requirements for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business course. While the effort was for educational purposes, some students are interested in pursuing their ideas in the business world. Continue reading

Take charge of your oral health

Published on Friday, Apr. 04, 2014

A Dental Assisting student works with a patient in a clinic setting.
The Georgian College Sadlon Centre at the Barrie Campus is home to a number of health care clinics that are open to the public. The Oral Health Clinic offers select services to the community in May and June.

Every Thursday in May and June, Dental Assisting students will offer select dental services to the community for a fee of only $10. Services include:

  • Assessments
  • Polishing
  • Fluoride application
  • Dental sealants
  • Oral hygiene instruction

The Oral Health Clinic is located on the first floor of the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness at the Barrie Campus in room M141.

All services provided align with professional standards and current infection control practices. Clinics are supervised by registered dental hygienists, certified dental assistants and dentists.

The Georgian College Sadlon Centre is home to a number of health care clinics that are open to the public. These clinics serve a dual purpose: they are real-world learning environments for our students, providing them with practical experience on real clients under the guidance of experienced professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, dental hygienists, dentists, massage therapists and others. They also help meet the local demand for health care services – many community members in the Barrie area and beyond are benefitting from the affordable care provided by students and health care professionals in the community health clinics.

Call 705.722.5114 to book your oral health appointment today or visit oralhealthclinic@georgiancollege.ca. Learn more about Health and Wellness clinics at Georgian College.