Big changes and big move for Georgian campus in Collingwood
July 28, 2011

The John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus in Collingwood will be open for business in fall 2011.

“This is a very exciting time for the staff and the community,” said Lynn Hynd, Campus Services and Community Relations Manager. “We are finally moving into a permanent home that will serve the needs of the community far into the future.”

The campus at 44 Hurontario Street will be closed starting at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The move will be complete by Monday, Aug. 8. During the time of the move, student inquiries will be directed to the Office of the Registrar at the Barrie Campus, 705-728-1968, ext 1511. Starting Aug. 8, the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus will be open to the public and students will be able to register on-site. The telephone number of the campus will remain the same: 705-445-2961.

When the campus opens on Aug. 8, the public will also have the opportunity to pick up a copy of the Part-time Studies calendar. This calendar will be full of educational and recreational courses, appealing to all ages and interests.

When classes begin on Sept. 7, Georgian will be able to provide greater access to full-time and part-time studies and expand corporate training, skills simulation, and small business services. The 20,000-square-foot building contains nine classrooms plus a student lounge. Among the classrooms will be two computer labs, one “e-lab”, one multi-function health sciences lab, and one community room/small classroom. The balance will be traditional classrooms, all equipped with full multimedia services. These are also multi-function rooms, fitted with movable walls for maximum flexibility in terms of space.

The new building will accommodate 250 full-time students and more than 3,000 part-time students annually.

Georgian Gives Back day is being planned for Sept. 17, when the public will have the opportunity to attend sample classes and tour the building. More details will be announced soon.