Georgian welcomes thousands of new and returning Grizzlies

This message is posted on behalf of Kevin Weaver, President and CEO

Aanin, She:Kon, Tanshi, which means hello in Ojibwe, Mohawk and Michif (the language of the Métis).

This is one of the most exciting times of the academic year as we welcome thousands of new and returning students to our campuses. We’re so glad they chose Georgian for their studies. I’m inspired by their courage to pursue their passions and dreams, start or change careers, and make better lives for themselves and their families.

President and CEO Kevin Weaver chatting with three Georgian Grizzlies, smiling and laughing

Many of our students already call Central Ontario home, while others come from across Canada and more than 85 countries around the world. They each bring unique experiences and perspectives that truly enrich our classrooms, campuses and region.

A place where everyone belongs

Georgian is a place where every voice matters, you’re encouraged to be yourself, and where allyship and inclusion are expected. We want everyone to feel seen, heard and to know they belong.

Welcome to Georgian - students sitting in lounge interacting

Creating this kind of environment takes everyone and I’m deeply appreciative of the ways our employees, partners and communities wrap their collective arms around our students to make them feel welcome. They’re surrounded by people who care and who are genuinely committed to their success.

Enriching our communities

Georgian and our students have a significant impact on our campus communities and region, adding $1.7 billion total income to the region and supporting 22,752 jobs.

Welcome to Georgian - group of graduating students at convocation dressed in blue gowns cheering and celebrating with President Weaver

Georgian students are also critical to the fabric of our communities. We need them. They help to strengthen and grow our economy, meet workforce demands of local employers, and influence meaningful change as engaged and compassionate citizens who understand that we truly are stronger together.

Embracing a new year

We’re all here at Georgian to learn, unlearn, take risks, make mistakes and iterate…including me. A new year means new opportunities and I encourage you to take advantage of all we have to offer.

Whether you’re a current student, employee, partner or community member – this is your college. We’re here to support and grow alongside you. No matter your goals, let us help you get there. No matter your challenges, let us collaborate with you on creative, tangible solutions.

Welcome to Georgian - students collaborating in a classroom on a project

Stay connected

I love hearing your stories and experiences. Follow and tag @georgiancollege on social media. You’re also welcome to connect with me on X (formerly Twitter) @kevinweaver_ or Instagram @k.weaver_

I wish our students all the best in their studies, our employees a great start to the academic year, and our partners and campus communities a healthy and prosperous fall.

I remain proud, humbled and grateful to serve as Georgian’s president.

Welcome to Georgian - student athletes and employees hold up Let's Go Grizzlies sign

Chi-Miigwech, thank you.


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