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Temporary closure of E and H buildings at the Barrie Campus

E and H buildings at Georgian’s Barrie Campus will be temporarily closed as of noon on Friday, Aug. 25. This is for necessary construction on the new Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre.

Both buildings will be closed all weekend. They will re-open Monday for regular business hours. Read more...

Parking office has new home on Barrie Campus

The parking and first aid office at the Barrie Campus has relocated to Room B119.

All parking passes are valid until midnight on Monday, July 31 and can be renewed on Tuesday, Aug. 1 in person or online. Read more...

Host an international student and experience global travel right from your home

Four international students - one male and three females, standing outside.This fall, Georgian will welcome new international students to its campuses and the college is looking to local families to help provide a place to stay through its Homestay program.

The Homestay program allows international students to learn about life in Canada and adjust to their new community with the help of host families. Read more...

Cabinetmaking students show their best work at annual exhibit

Students in Georgian College’s Cabinetmaking Techniques program will display their work at the fifth annual Student Cabinetmaking Exhibit, starting Tuesday, Aug. 8 in the Helen and Arch Brown building at the Barrie Campus. The grand opening takes place between 7 and 9 p.m.; the exhibit continues Wednesday, Aug. 9 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Read more...

Last day to apply to graduate for Fall convocation is Aug. 31

Female students throws her hands up in joy after graduating from Georgian CollegeThe moment you’ve been working toward is almost here! The last step in completing your program is to apply to graduate, which can be done through your Banner account.

NOTE: You won’t be able to receive your credential without completing the application! Read more...

Environmental students support Tiny Township pollinator program

Environmental Technician and Technology students from Georgian College help bees through unique pollinator programThree Environmental Technician and Environmental Technology students are spending time this summer gaining experience in land stewardship and habitat protection through the Township of Tiny’s unique Pollinator Themed Youth Stewardship Program. Pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and flies.

The students have been using their knowledge of environmental sustainability to create and promote new pollinator habitats within the township, including creating new wildflower gardens and incorporating native wildflowers that are pollinator friendly into existing gardens. Read more...

Scottish museum provides once-in-a-lifetime student internship experience

woman wearing a sweater, glasses and latex gloves stands next to museum display caseGeorgian College Museum and Gallery Studies student Carlie Manners is enjoying an amazing educational opportunity in Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway region. Carlie is interning over the summer in the collections department of the Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura. She’s the second Georgian student to have chosen this particular international destination and among four students currently pursuing an internship overseas.

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Students participate in simulated opioid overdose exercise

Members of the student mobile team simulate a response to an opioid overdoseAccording to statistics, the rate of opioid-related deaths in Ontario has increased almost four-fold (285 per cent) over the past 25 years. This equates to two opioid-related deaths a day in Ontario (Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, 2017).

The International Student Mobile Learning Team recently visit Georgian students to speak about this staggering statistic and about the use of a newly available non-prescription Naloxone for opioid users. Read more...

Georgian students and alumni submit pioneering ideas to William G. Davis Innovation Fund

Colleges Ontario's 50th anniversary logo: the start of something amazingFive Georgian College students and alumni are among the 83 applicants from graduates and current students of Ontario’s 24 colleges for the William G. Davis Innovation Fund.

The Hon. William G. Davis was minister of education from 1962 to 1971 and a visionary who played a vital role in creating Ontario’s college system. Read more...