Georgian students win silver and bronze at marketing competition

Published on Friday, Dec. 02, 2016

A group of students and faculty posing together in Georgian jackets.Students from Georgian’s Business – Marketing and Advertising and Marketing Communications programs took on top students from 12 other Ontario colleges in two days of intense competition recently at the Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition in Kitchener.

Krista Francis and Karl Snider took home the silver medal in International Marketing, James McNabb placed fourth in Quiz Bowl, and Graeme Mieczaniec and Jocelyn Kell earned fifth place in the Direct Marketing event to score valuable team points for Georgian College. 

Congratulations to all participants, and sincere thanks to the faculty who volunteered their time to coach our team.

 

Part-time Practical Nursing diploma program is coming to the South Georgian Bay Campus in January 2018

Published on Friday, Dec. 02, 2016

nurse bending over working with simulator patientsA new, part-time Practical Nursing program will begin in January 2018 at the South Georgian Bay Campus.

Students can earn a diploma in Practical Nursing without giving up their current jobs. The program is particularly aimed at local residents with busy lives who want to get the credential but can’t travel out of town for classes.

Georgian’s Practical Nursing program offers theory combined with hands-on experience through practical labs, simulation and clinical placements.

Anticipated class dates include Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. Students will be provided with a program map that outlines what and when courses are scheduled for the entire length of the program. The South Georgian Bay Campus is located on a Collingwood Transit route. Georgian College will provide bus transportation to the Barrie Campus on Saturdays for simulation/lab courses.

Applicants who are concerned they may not meet the academic entrance requirements will want to consider the Academic and Career Preparation (upgrading) programs offered at the South Georgian Bay Campus. This free Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. Upgrading classes are held part-time in evenings to help students get ready for postsecondary studies. Many Georgian students have found great success through these upgrading programs.

Graduates of the Practical Nursing diploma can become employed as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) upon successful completion of the licensing exam through the College of Nurses of Ontario. RPNs find employment opportunities in general hospitals, special hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the aged, clinics or community health services.

Georgian’s Barrie campus also provides a successive academic pathway for RPNs with the RPN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) bridging program in partnership with UOIT. Admission requirements apply.

An information night for the Practical Nursing program is being held at the South Georgian Bay campus on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Staff will be on hand to provide information about program delivery and admission requirements, as well as upgrading and college preparation.

For more information, contact the campus at 705.445.2961 or drop in to 499 Raglan St. in Collingwood.

Sony Canada donates $20,000 in gear to Georgian College’s Digital Photography and Imaging program

Published on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

three men and one woman waving and standing in front of a table of camera equipment and boxesGeorgian’s Digital Photography and Imaging students will benefit from an in-kind donation of $20,000 worth of professional gear by Sony Canada for the next year.

“Georgian is one of only six schools in Canada to participate in this program that puts $20,000 worth of professional gear in students’ hands for a year,” said Rob Skeoch, Manager of Digital Imaging Events and Training, Consumer Products Group, Sony Canada.

The gear, which includes five camera bodies and assorted lenses, is among the best Sony makes. These cameras are mirrorless – a new trend in camera gear. That makes them different from the DSLR systems with which the students are used to working. Several of the donated items are actually on back order for the general public, so it’s an incredible coup to have them available to Georgian’s photography students.

Gaining experience on this high-end equipment will give Georgian students an advantage when they graduate, in both assisting other photographers and making important decisions when it comes to equipping their own practice. These unique cameras use exceptionally sharp lenses, can work under extremely low light conditions and can shoot without making a sound.

“Sony is massively generous to us and they have given our students the opportunity to shoot with the best cameras and lenses they make, allowing our students to push creative boundaries within a new camera format,” said Peter Stranks, Digital Photography and Imaging faculty member. “At graduation, our students will have a robust portfolio and real-world experience on a system that would otherwise be challenging for a newcomer in the field to access.”

The Georgian-Sony connection was forged when Stranks met Skeoch at a workshop he hosted for Stranks’ film union. Stranks invited him to Georgian and toured him around the Barrie Campus. Skeoch also learned how the photography students have benefitted from past equipment donations. Skeoch attended Georgian’s trade show last year with sample gear and with five ballet dancers for the students to photograph – at no charge. This past summer, he contacted Stranks with the offer to lend Sony Canada equipment.

Stranks added that Georgian’s Digital Photography and Imaging faculty are privileged to have very close ties to key players in the industry.

“It’s a small family and the respect accorded to our program is a testament to the quality of our faculty and students graduating from Georgian,” he said.

“It’s amazing that a well-known company like Sony has offered us this incredible equipment to learn on and practise new techniques for the year,” said Ryan Wesley, second-year Digital Photography and Imaging student.

Steve Paikin unveils new bio of William Davis

Published on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Journalist and author Steve Paikin speaks to the crowd assembled at the Georgian Dining Room at the Barrie campus of Georgian College on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 to hear excerpts from his new book on former Ontario premier William Davis. Among many accomplishments, Davis was responsible for the creation of the community college system and TVO. He is also the first Fellow of Georgian College.
Journalist and author Steve Paikin speaks to the crowd assembled at the Georgian Dining Room at the Barrie campus of Georgian College on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 to hear excerpts from his new book on former Ontario premier William Davis. Among many accomplishments, Davis was responsible for the creation of the community college system and TVO. He is also the first Fellow of Georgian College.

Dec. 13 – Hockey Night @ TLC

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Hockey Night at TLCTuesday Night Ticket

Toronto Maple Leafs vs SanJose Sharks

Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Come out for your chance to win Toronto Maple Leafs swag!

Buy a 32 oz. Molson Canadian skate and keep the glass! $15 tax incl.

Dec. 7 – Santa’s Naughty or Nice List @ TLC

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Wicked Wednesday @ TLCThe Original Wicked Wednesday

Santa’s Naughty or Nice List

Which list are you on? We’ll let Santa and his helpers decide!

Featuring: Gordon Ross

Doors open at 10 p.m. – 19+ event

See Brew Crew in the halls for FREE COVER!

Dec. 6 – Karaoke Night @ TLC

Published on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Karaoke at TLCTuesday Night Ticket

Karaoke Night

FREE Event

Starts @ 8 p.m.

Full menu available until 10 p.m.

 

Last chance to get your flu shot on campus

Published on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016

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

The last of three Barrie Campus flu shot clinics will take place in Room M218 (Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic) on Monday, Nov. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The clinic is only open to Georgian staff and students. All participants must bring their health cards.

If you miss this event, you also can get your flu shot at your family health care professional’s office or any local pharmacy.

Spread the news… not the germs!

Nov. 30 The Stache Bash @ TLC

Published on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

The Stache Bash at TLCThe Stache Bash

Come before midnight rockin’ a real or fake stache for your chance to WIN PRIZES!

Doors open @ 10 p.m.

19+ event

See BREW CREW in the halls for FREE COVER!

Nov. 29 – Dirty Bingo @ TLC

Published on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

xxx Dirty Bingo xxxtuesday night ticket at TLC

FREE Event

Doors open @ 8 p.m.

Bingo starts at 9:30 p.m.

Full menu available until 10 p.m.

$2 bingo daubers available

Arrive early – seating is limited!

19+ event

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