WHAT: Employers from industries related to Orillia Campus programs showcase their organizations in this annual career fair and recruit talented students and graduates for current and future job opportunities. This event provides opportunities for Georgian students and alumni to network and research trends and in-demand skills.
WHO: Employers, including organizations offers services in law enforcement, security and justice, social work, addictions and early childhood education. Approximately 40 booths and 500 attendees are expected.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Georgian College, Orillia Campus gymnasium, 825 Memorial Ave., Orillia
• Social Service Worker students are hosting ReThreads – a “work essentials” clothing sale for students heading into the workforce. The goal is to provide peers with affordable, gently worn career wear appropriate for job interviews and job fairs, including skirts, pants, suits, professional handbags and briefcases, ties, shoes and accessories. Much of the clothing has been donated by Georgian College staff.
• A photo contest is also being held for students who dress in interview attire. The best-dressed student in each career area will win an additional prize.
• Georgian College graduates are also being encouraged to attend. This career fair presents a good opportunity for them to network and explore new possibilities.
Anyone with a room to beautify or a passion for home décor will want to attend Decorating Day at Georgian College on Tuesday, March 25.
Hosted by students in the Interior Decorating and Kitchen and Bath Design programs, the event will feature the latest decorating products from industry suppliers. At least 50 suppliers to the decorating and kitchen and bath design markets will showcase trending products in home décor and design. The show will be held in the gymnasium (Building J) at the Barrie Campus, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item for Georgian’s Food Locker program.
Consumers will see the latest home furnishing fabrics, window treatments, wallpapers, flooring, paint, and kitchen and bath products. Displayed items will include architectural hardware, cabinetry, appliances, countertops, sinks, faucets, and more. Those working in the field will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals.
Bring decorating and design ideas and ask a decorator or kitchen and bath designer for their opinion or advice. Two booth areas hosted by qualified decorators, designers and students will provide free decorating and kitchen and bath consultations to anyone with a decorating or design dilemma. Decorating and design seminars will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with information about many topics, including decorating products, applications and colour trends.
New decorating software technologies will also be a focus of the day. 20-20 Technologies provides software solutions covering the entire furniture design and manufacturing chain. SketchUp is a free Google download that anyone can use to create three-dimensional drawings of interior designed space. ViewIt Technologies is used by designers, decor professionals, vendors and retailers. AutoCAD allows users to design and shape the world with the powerful, connected design tools. Mpengo produces specific apps for the mobile professional.
A number of home decorating door prizes will be offered, including a full architectural paint reference system. Also part of the event is an art show and sale by local artists and students in Georgian’s Fine Arts program.
For further information, visit the Decorating Day Twitter feed @gc_decday or
If you’ve been invited to fill out a Student Feedback Survey, be sure to do so between now and March 8. Feedback on your course(s) is important and will be used by your professor to understand what’s working well to support student learning and what needs to be improved. Continue reading →
The walking path that connects the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to Georgian College will remain closed until at least March 12 to allow a crane to lift a cooling tower on to the health centre roof.
The path was originally scheduled to be closed for two days at the end of February, but adverse weather conditions and snow removal challenges are making it difficult to erect the crane safely.
If you walk that path regularly, please use another route. The most direct alternate route (heading to the College) is to proceed north on Gallie Court, then turn left into the main entrance road of RVH; from there, follow the sidewalk past the health centre and pick up the path again by the RVH heli-pad.
RVH thanks everyone in advance for their cooperation and patience during this temporary closure. The pathway will be reopened as soon as it is safe for pedestrians.
Internationally renowned Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield will be delivering an out-of-this-world presentation at Georgian College the morning of Friday, May 23, 2014 in the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the inspirational Col. Hadfield, a Canadian hero and ambassador, to the college for the enjoyment, education and benefit of our students and community,” said MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian’s President and CEO. Continue reading →
A representative from National Student Loans Service Centre will be on the Barrie Campus March 6 to discuss repayment and many other aspects of your student loans. Find out valuable information and get answers to your questions.
The session runs in Room K229B, Barrie Campus from 1 to 2 p.m.
You may be invited to provide confidential feedback about your course(s) through a brief, online survey. Check your Georgian student email for the survey link or access it through Blackboard or the free Blackboard mobile app. Continue reading →
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