Computers can do a lot but they can’t replace the expertise of an experienced human being. That’s just one lesson that high school students learned during the Skilled Trades Expo at the Robbert Hartog Midland Campus on May 15 and 16. Rob Davidson, co-ordinator of the Marine Engine Mechanic program showed a group of students [...]
Georgian College received the highest score among Ontario colleges in the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey. Georgian also ranked number two among all Canadian colleges and universities, and number three in the world. The ISB survey is the largest and most extensive survey of international students globally. The survey covers four categories spanning arrival experience, [...]
Greg Rodrigo’s job is to help Georgian College teachers become better at what they do. At the same time, that helps create an even better learning environment for Georgian students. Now, Rodrigo’s dedication to that goal has earned him a prestigious 2013 College Sector Educator Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher [...]
Quite often, it’s parents who encourage their children to enter into a fulfilling career. Sometimes it works the other way…and sometimes it works both ways. Sonya Keith and her daughter Karla Smith encouraged each other to further their education. Not only did they choose the same area of study, they chose the same program. Keith [...]
Not-for-profits and local agencies can tap into a new resource at Georgian College’s Orillia Campus for support in meeting community and project needs. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Community Education Partnership Centre took place on Jan. 22. Students enrolled in Georgian’s community studies programs are taking on the role of “social entrepreneurs” as [...]
Winter has become an increasingly popular time to start classes at Georgian College. This semester, more than 1,200 new students (including 124 international students) will navigate their way across Georgian campuses.
In addition to yesterday’s safety alert, Georgian would like to provide students and staff with some tips for ensuring your personal safety. City police are asking staff, students and the general public to continue using increased vigilance at this time, as two of the three abduction attempts took place in local east end neighbourhoods. Extra [...]
Georgian College and the wider community celebrated the leadership of a new President and CEO in an official installation ceremony at the Barrie Campus Oct. 11. Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes brings extensive academic and administrative experience to the position, with more than 25 years in the post-secondary system. The ceremony marked the fifth time in Georgian’s [...]
Georgian College has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in a national competition – for the sixth time in 10 years. Canada’s Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes Canada’s best places to work. The award honours companies and organizations across Canada that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees.
Georgian’s new First Year Experience initiative aims to increase student awareness through resources for both students and parents. These resources were developed in partnership with the First Generation Project. The Parent and Family Resource Calendar (PDF) provides information on support services, important dates, events, and opportunities for campus involvement. It also provides parents with an idea of what the [...]
Imagine more students moving seamlessly between college and university – transferring credits, or starting a program in college, completing it at university, and then graduating with a joint degree that packs a one-two punch with future employers. These are the kinds of innovative post-secondary opportunities that will be available to students as part of a [...]
The Georgian College Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of MaryLynn West-Moynes as the college’s next President and CEO, effective August 7, 2012.
International students say Georgian College tops their list for providing them with an outstanding student experience. The results from the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey – the world’s largest survey on international student satisfaction – tell the story. Georgian received the highest ranking of participating students from 16 countries, making international students at the college [...]
Georgian College has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in a national competition – for the fifth time in 10 years. Canada’s Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes Canada’s best places to work. The project aims to identify companies and organizations across Canada that lead their industries in attracting and [...]
After 26 years in 10 temporary locations, staff and students at the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus are finally settled into their permanent new home. Monday, Oct. 17 marked the official grand opening of the 20,000-square-foot campus located at the corner of Poplar Sideroad and Raglan Street in Collingwood.
Georgian students and members of the wider community are the winners with the opening of Georgian College’s new $62.5-million Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness at the Barrie Campus Aug. 31. Dedication of the structure, the largest building project in Georgian College history, opens a new era in health care education.
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 31, as the grand opening of the Centre for Health and Wellness – the largest academic expansion in Georgian College history, is taking place at the Barrie Campus. The public is welcome to tour the new facility from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Georgian College is blazing a new trail in the academic sector by becoming the first college in Ontario to secure a $1-million endowed chair. The donation has been made by Henry Bernick, an entrepreneur and Barrie’s first land developer, who has been instrumental in the growth of the local real estate market since the 1950s. [...]
Sven Hansen, a student in Georgian College’s Business Administration – Marketing program, has been named 2010 Co-op Student of the Year by the Canadian Association of Co-operative Education (CAFCE). He is also Georgian College’s Co-op Student of the Year.
The Owen Sound Campus could be welcoming as many as 20 Chinese students annually to its Engineering and Marine Navigation programs in coming years. Under an agreement signed by Georgian and the Tianjin Maritime College (TMC) in Tianjin, China, a new joint marine training program is being created. Georgian’s Bob Emptage, Dean of Engineering and [...]
Georgian Grizzlies’ Summer Bly and coach Marnie Buchanan took home major awards from the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Women’s Basketball awards banquet held March 2 at Algonquin College. Bly, a 5’11″ forward with the Grizzlies, was named the OCAA Player of the Year. She led her team in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and steals, and [...]
As the exterior of the Centre for Health and Wellness takes shape, there is a lot of curiosity surrounding what will be included inside the building. Members of the Corporate Marketing and Communications team Rachael Bergerson, Communications Specialist (Health and Wellness project) and Doug Crawford, Visual Media Specialist, had the opportunity to walk through the [...]
How can we make post-secondary education more accessible for students? It’s one of the questions John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, came ready to answer in a visit to Georgian’s Barrie Campus on Jan. 18. Georgian President and CEO Brian Tamblyn and MPP Aileen Carroll joined him in a roundtable discussion with news [...]