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Universal bus pass results

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Over the past week, Barrie and Orillia GCSA facilitated a referendum  to ask students if they would want a universal bus pass. All eligible Georgian and Laurentian students were sent an email with a secure link to vote online. The results are below.

Based on the results, there will be no universal bus pass at this time. However, GCSA is always looking for ways to help students financially, and is reviewing all the feedback to see if there are other opportunities to assist students.


Yes   41%   1,354 students
No    59%   1,967 students
3321 total voters
38% turnout


Yes   37%   255 students
No    63%   434 students
689 total voters
43% turnout

Where to get information on campus closures

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

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

Wondering if your campus is closed due to poor weather conditions? There are a number of ways you can find out:

  • Check the Georgian College website
  • Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates
  • Log in to Blackboard
  • Call in to your campus
  • Tune in to your local media (including radio and television)

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Dual credit program helps young mom achieve career goals

Published on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015


School College initiativeKaralissa Schroeder’s first attempt at taking a dual credit was short-lived. She had to withdraw from the course when she discovered she was pregnant. But now with a three-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son, Karalissa is enrolled in full-time studies thanks to the help of the dual credit program. Continue reading

April Reimer fights back against cyberbullying with #tweetsweet

Published on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015


April Reimer speaks to students from Georgian CollegeTwo years ago, Toronto Maple Leafs’ goalie James Reimer was having a losing streak. James doesn’t use social media but his wife April does – and she took the brunt of abusive postings about his goaltending.

April received more than 300 harassing messages, some of them death threats. But instead of letting this cyberbullying pull her down, April turned the situation into something positive – she created #tweetsweet, an initiative to reward kindness on social media. Continue reading

Weather and your personal safety  

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

WinterHighway-2015-11-17It’s that time of year when you may be concerned about difficult weather or driving conditions when making your way to campus. Your personal safety is one of our foremost priorities. Continue reading

Mental Health Week: Activities for students (Barrie Campus)

Published on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Check out some of the activities at the Barrie Campus this week taking place in K205:

Tuesday, Nov. 17: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Drop in for puzzles, cards and colouring

Wednesday, Nov. 18: Breakfast Boost with cereal and granola bars from 10 a.m. to noon

Thursday, Nov. 19: Mental Health Tree: All students are invited to drop in and write on a leaf how they de-stress or cope with stressful situations, and we will add the leaves to our tree in the office with a photo


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