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Register for Campus Cleanup May 12

Published on Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2016

Sara Tuck, left, and Angela Bertram pick up garbage at the Barrie Campus as part of Georgian College’s two-hour campus cleanup on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. More than 100 people braved the cold and sleet to tidy up the college’s Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound and Midland campuses, collecting over 20 bags of garbage. (Handout-Georgian College/Doug Crawford)
Georgian College employees Sara Tuck, left, and Angela Bertram pick up debris at the Barrie Campus as part of Georgian’s two-hour campus cleanup on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.

Just a reminder that the Campus Cleanup, originally scheduled for April 7, has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 12.

The event will take place at the Barrie, Muskoka (Bracebridge), Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay (Collingwood) campuses from 10 a.m. to noon.

Registered participants will receive a FREE lunch. If you registered for the April 7 cleanup (thank you!) please complete the registration form again for May 12 so we know you’re coming.

Meetup locations:
– Barrie: Outside the TLC
– Muskoka (Bracebridge): Student lounge
– Orillia: By the flagpole
– Owen Sound: In the foyer
– South Georgian Bay (Collingwood): Meeting place TBD

Can’t make the cleanup? Show your commitment to the planet by taking a selfie with your reusable mug and posting it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GCKilltheCup.

REGISTER TODAY 

David Suzuki celebrates Earth Day 2016 at Georgian

Published on Friday, Apr. 22, 2016

award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster Dr. David Suzuki celebrated Earth Day 2016 at Georgian College's Barrie Campus
award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster Dr. David Suzuki celebrated Earth Day 2016 at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus.

What is the real bottom line in today’s Canada? It’s being prepared to cope with climate change and taking action now to help cushion its impact for future generations.

That’s the message that award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster Dr. David Suzuki brought to the Barrie Campus of Georgian College on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.

Suzuki shared his insights on The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the Real Bottom Line with more than 1,400 Georgian students, alumni, staff and supporters. His talk was also livestreamed to students at schools across Simcoe County.

“We’re at a critical point – right now we are determining what will be the survival of our species at the end of this century,” Suzuki said. “It’s an urgent crisis that, for young people, will ripple through your entire lives.”

He urged audience members to examine everything in their lives and consider how they can modify their lifestyles to reduce consumption of everything, including “stuff” in general.

The hour-long presentation was part of the President’s Thought Leadership Speaker Series, which engages the broader community in the exceptional learning experiences available at Georgian. Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes said that playing host to Suzuki on Earth Day had special significance for her and the entire Georgian College community.

“Having the renowned thought leader Dr. Suzuki, address students and residents from Simcoe County right here at Georgian on Earth Day, is just one of many examples showing that we are all concerned and ready to innovate and act to sustain our great community,” said West-Moynes.

The Hon. Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, also celebrated Earth Day by attending the event and introducing Suzuki to the crowd.

“It is an honour to celebrate Earth Day with one of the world’s most important and influential environmentalists – Dr. David Suzuki,” said Murray. “His quest to raise awareness of the impacts our actions have on our habitat, wildlife and environment has led to important behaviour changes here in Ontario, across Canada and around the world.”

More than 700 Simcoe County secondary school students attended the keynote session, with about 100 of them staying to participate in full-day environmental workshops organized by Georgian College. Paul Sloan, Superintendent of Education for the Simcoe County District School Board, said elementary and secondary school students were inspired by Suzuki’s message.

“I am struck by the passion and commitment of our young people to environmental stewardship,” said Sloan. “I am confident that the opportunity to see a Canadian icon speak about environmental responsibility and issues will increase that commitment.”

This event was sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment, Johnson Inc. and AMG Environmental Inc.

Interested in learning about Georgian’s Environmental programs?

Georgian College is tops in graduate employment and co-op education

Published on Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016

 Lake Simcoe Regional Airport
Lake Simcoe Regional Airport is just one of many local businesses and industries that are eager to hire Georgian graduates and co-op students.

Georgian College is number one in graduate employment among all 22 English-language Ontario colleges for 2015-16.

A total of 87.8 per cent of Georgian graduates found work within six months of graduation. This is well above the average of all Ontario colleges, which is 83.6 per cent. The numbers are contained in survey results released today by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Continue reading

College Coders takes top prize in 2016 Georgian Den

Published on Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016

Irin Avery, left, and Marco Duarte are the grand prize winners of the 2016 Georgian Den competition with their College Coders business concept. (Georgian College/Doug Crawford)
Irin Avery, left, and Marco Duarte are part of a team of five Georgian students that won the grand prize winners of the 2016 Georgian Den competition with their College Coders business concept. (Georgian College/Doug Crawford)

Marco Duarte and Irin Avery  aim to be the College Pro Painters of the computer coding world. Duarte and Avery worked with three other Georgian students to develop a well-rounded concept for a business call College Coders. The team took first place and a $5,000 cheque in the 2016 Georgian Den competition at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College on Wednesday, April 13. Continue reading

Zombies taking over Orillia – to help youth

Published on Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016

Zombiefest for Youth takes over the Orillia Campus April 13, 2016
Zombiefest for Youth takes over the Orillia Campus April 13, 2016 (Photo: Rafael Chacon)

For his community project through Georgian College’s Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Social Service Worker student Che Cleland decided to combine three things he loves: helping kids, rock music and zombies. The father of three created ZombieFest for Youth!, an event-based social enterprise dedicated to raising funds and awareness for youth initiatives. Continue reading

Georgian celebrates grand opening of new Aftermarket Business Lounge

Published on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2016

Together, the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) and the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada have built an entrepreneurial ecosystem at Georgian College that will nurture student innovation in the automotive aftermarket industry. The new Aftermarket Business Lounge – created with a $250,000 donation from the AIA last year – was officially opened today with AIA members in attendance.  Continue reading

CEO of major global enterprise is the keynote speaker at inaugural Research, Innovation and Scholarship Day April 12

Published on Thursday, Apr. 07, 2016

Marc CastelMarc Castel, CEO of Maintenance Assistant, a global enterprise company specializing in providing web solutions, has been announced as the keynote speaker at next week’s inaugural Research, Innovation and Scholarship Day. The event takes place in the Barrie Campus gymnasium on April 12 from 3 to 7 p.m. Castel will speak at 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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