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Women explore skilled trades at Midland Campus expo

Published on Friday, May 22, 2015

Women sitting in chairs listen as a man points to a whiteboard covered in diagrams.More than 50 women from as far as Owen Sound attended the second annual Skilled Trades Expo – Evening for Women at the Midland Campus May 12. Cabinetmaking Techniques instructor Lynn MacKinlay (Barrie Campus) provided a keynote address, encouraging attendees to consider pursuing careers in the trades. Lynn also shared her own story and addressed myths surrounding women entering trades professions. Continue reading

Barrie Campus Duckworth St. entrance closing for several weeks

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Effective Monday, May 25, the Duckworth St. entrance leading to and from the college will be closed for approximately five to six weeks while necessary improvements are made to Georgian’s property in conjunction with the City of Barrie (the city is currently working on widening the street).

During this closure, please use either Georgian Dr. or Cook St. to enter and exit the Barrie Campus.

Note: Detours on college grounds will be in place during the auto show. Further communication will follow. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Georgian nursing student recognized with police chief citation

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Practical Nursing student Sarah Gray was honoured with the Owen Sound Police Chief’s Citation Award for her role assisting a cyclist who was struck by a car last spring.

Sarah witnessed the accident and her instincts immediately took over. She got out of her car, directed bystanders and used first aid training to provide care and monitor the cyclist until paramedics arrived on scene. He sustained life-threatening injuries and still walks with crutches and a leg brace. Continue reading

Culinary students head to Ireland for learning experience of a lifetime

Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A woman holds a fish in what appears to be an outdoor market; a group of people, some in chef's whites, gather for a photo op; a soup bowl with a ladle; a student in a chef's hat
Photo, top right: Members of Team Georgian pose at the celebration with (left to right): H. E. Kevin Vickers, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland; Michael Ring, T.D. Irish Minister of State and Tourism; Brian Norton, President of the Dublin Institute of Technology; and Dr. Frank Cullen, head of the culinary school.

Culinary Management students at the Owen Sound Campus ventured to Ireland recently to collaborate with students from the Dublin Institute of Technology’s culinary degree program to create a cross-cultural menu in celebration of the launch of a partnership between the two institutions.  Continue reading

Georgian Me to We club makes a difference in Kenya

Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A group of colourfully dressed people gather together in a lunch room.Members of the Georgian Me to We club have returned from an experiential learning trip to Kenya with tons of adventures to share.

The group of students and staff are motivated and inspired by their efforts to help improve a community abroad and are ready to get to work improving our community here at home!  Continue reading

Students gain entrepreneurship skills and more helping innovative startup

Published on Monday, May 11, 2015

A group of students smile at the camera, one with a green and white stuffed animal in her lap.Blair and Jean Leggett started One More Story games armed with Blair’s 14 years’ experience in the gaming industry and an exciting idea: allow people to gamify their books and stories online.

They realized they could use some help building their program, StoryStylus, and reached out to Georgian College to see if they could get some Computer Programmer students on board. Continue reading

Young women encouraged to try trades

Published on Monday, May 11, 2015

A young woman wearing safety goggles works on an electrical component in a shop/classroom.To help promote the skilled trades to women, Georgian and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program offered over 80 high school students a chance to take part in hands-on workshops at the Owen Sound Campus last week. Participants tried carpentry, welding, electrical, precision skills, and more. Continue reading

RVH walkway being paved May 8

Published on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Weather pending, the walkway in the Gallie Court parking lot at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie will be paved on Friday, May 8. Continue reading

Living with Hearing Loss workshop starts May 27

Published on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Starting Wednesday, May 27, Georgian College students and staff in the Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) program and the Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic will offer a Living with Hearing Loss workshop series for seniors living with hearing aids.

The four-part workshop series takes place on Wednesdays between May 27 and June 17 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. in the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness at the Barrie Campus in Room M233. Continue reading

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