The Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College is home to the Great Lakes International Marine Training and Training Centre. The centre’s three-year Marine Engineering Technology and Marine Technology – Navigation co-op programs boast a progressive mix of skills training, shipboard training and academic studies like navigation training in our marine simulators. The following is an article [...]
Georgian College has a variety of new programs starting in September of 2013, including Anishnaabemowin ( Ojibwe) Language Programming – two years (Barrie); Interactive Web Design and Development – two years (Barrie), Hospitality Skills – one year (Muskoka, Orangeville, South Georgian Bay), and Technology Fundamentals – one year (Muskoka, Orangeville, South Georgian Bay).
Georgian College is launching Anishnaabemowin Language Programming, a new two-year diploma program at the Barrie Campus in September 2013. Anishnaabemowin is the Ojibwe language. As Canada’s original languages are used less and less frequently in daily life, it is more important than ever to take action to preserve and revitalize indigenous languages. If action is [...]
Ontario must act quickly to become more competitive and seize opportunities in the new global economy or our prosperity will decline, according to Advantage Ontario, the report of Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Council. The report identifies five key areas for action: going global; driving productivity growth; unleashing innovation and entrepreneurship; capitalizing on strength in talent [...]
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. More than 60 Georgian programs offer a winter start date, giving students even greater opportunities in post-secondary education. This year’s January enrolment grew almost [...]
Georgian College has launched an exciting new corrections program called Community and Justice Services (CJS). This program was developed to meet and exceed industry standards and learning outcomes set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The (CJS) program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work in a variety of settings [...]
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.
Canadian community colleges get most of the credit for making the country among the top nations in the world in the proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds who hold some sort of post-secondary degree. Canadian colleges increasingly attract students who already possess a university degree or who are transferring from university, according to Academica Group, a [...]
If you have Grade 11 and 12 students who are heading for an apprenticeship, training, college, university or the workplace, they may be great candiates for the Specialist High Skills Major program. The program helps students to identify, explore and refine their career goals and make informed choices about their next steps after secondary school. Click [...]
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.
Five years ago Hydro One launched a partnership with Georgian College to promote careers in the utility sector and train more students to become the company’s future workforce. The partnership has been so successful that Hydro One announced it will continue the partnership with a second $750,000 investment in Georgian College’s School of Engineering Technology. [...]
A land donation to Georgian College made a number of years ago by Stan and Winnie Hodge in memory of their son Kerry (a Georgian student), has led to the establishment of the Hodge Research Area.
The largest and most sophisticated marine navigation simulator at Georgian College’s marine training centre will be named after one of the country’s shipping industry leaders, Jack Leitch. Leitch has donated $1.5 million to the Great Lakes International Marine Training and Research Centre (GLIMTRC), located at the Owen Sound Campus. The centre features four navigational training [...]
Three new post-secondary programs are coming to the Orillia Campus: Community and Justice Services, Human Service Foundation, and Veterinary Assistant. Demand for the programs is so strong that classes will begin as soon as possible – in January 2012. Community and Justice Services and Human Services Foundation will also see a second group of students [...]
For some construction workers, building a cenotaph means pushing around earth and pouring concrete. For Tyler Bothman, it is a very personal and meaningful experience. Bothman spent seven months as a soldier with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, so working on the new cenotaph being built at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College, is close [...]
A number of Georgian College health and wellness students had the opportunity of a lifetime this past April and May to help provide care and health education to those in dire need in the Dominican Republic. Three separate groups of students (a mix of practical nursing, BScN, massage therapy, paramedic/advanced care paramedic and pre-health sciences), [...]
Interior Design Professor Nancy Lem received gold in the Commercial Category for her design of The Orillia Bakery and Deli at the 2011 Canadian Decorators and Designers of Canada Awards.
Georgian College Optical has been a part of the college for many years, but it is receiving a facelift with the building of the new Centre for Health and Wellness. State-of-the-art equipment will be brought in, much more space will be available and College Contacts, the contact lens clinic, will be situated right in the [...]
From pulled muscles and back aches to sports injuries and chronic pain, massage therapy students have seen it all. With a professional approach from the moment a client enters the clinic to the end of treatment, the clinic is a great success with a solid client base. There is a lot for the students and [...]
For the past year and a half, anyone driving along Highway 400 in Barrie has been able to see the building of the Centre for Health and Wellness. A 172,000 square foot facility, this is the college’s largest academic expansion at the Barrie Campus. All health and wellness students will have access to first rate [...]
Teams from Huntsville High School and Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute (CTI) took first place in the cooking and baking categories at Georgian College’s High School Culinary Competition held May 3.
Your new home away from home! Once you have been accepted into a program at Georgian College, you are eligible to apply for residence. Applications for residence are now being accepted for September 2011 to April 2012. Visit http://www.georgiancollege.ca/residence/on-campus-residence/applying for more information and apply today!
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. [...]
On March 26, more than 60 prospective students and family members attended a tour of Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto, hosted by the Aviation Management Advisory Committee at Georgian College. This informative tour offered insight into the various career possibilities in aviation and provided a practical view of what the future could hold [...]
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.
Full-time post-secondary enrolment at Georgian College has grown again – increasing approximately 10 per cent over last year at this time.
Georgian College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program was recently accredited by Languages Canada, an association that regulates language training in Canada. Georgian’s EAP program is one of only 140 programs offered by public and private language institutions in Canada to have received accreditation.
In preparation for the grand opening of the Centre for Health and Wellness at the Barrie Campus a new website has launched that encompasses all you need to know about the new building, programs and clinics: www.georgiancollege.ca/healthandwellness. Each health and wellness program has its own information page with photo slideshows and/or video testimonials from students, program [...]
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 [...]
Two new programs have been approved this month by the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. Event Management and Sustainable Systems will begin this fall at the Barrie Campus. Event Management, led by co-ordinator Bryan Hunt, is of particular interest to tourism and hospitality and business graduates. The program provides students with the skills [...]