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Georgian students and former board chair recognized with Ontario 150 Award

MPP Hoggarth presented the Ontario 150 Award to representatives of the Barrie GCSA executive – Avery Konda, president, and Kavisha Shah, VP External and Equity.

MPP Hoggarth presented the Ontario 150 Award to representatives of the Barrie GCSA executive – Avery Konda, president, and Kavisha Shah, VP External and Equity. Read more...

Alan H. Bird recognized with honorary diploma at Automotive Business School of Canada convocation

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From left to right: Paul Larche, member of the Georgian College Board of Governors; Alan H. Bird, honorary diploma recipient; and Kevin Weaver, Vice President, International, Workforce Development and Partnerships at Georgian College. Read more...

College faculty give strike notice

Faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges, including Georgian, have given notice they may strike on Monday, Oct. 16 if there is no settlement on a new contract.

While there could still be a negotiated settlement, Georgian is making contingency plans in the event of a strike. Read more...

Information on faculty bargaining

Georgian created an information page on its website to keep students, families and staff members up-to-date on college faculty bargaining.

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Georgian celebrates 50 years of accelerating student success with a day-long birthday party


Georgian College celebrates 50-year history with the opening of a new Student Services Centre at the Barrie Campus

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Members of the Georgian College Students’ Association join (top row, third from left) Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes, Carol Anne McLay of Georgian’s first graduating class, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, Maureen Naylor, Jane Jackson, Jill Dunlop representing MPP Patrick Brown and Georgian Board of Governors Vice Chair Don Gordon. Read more...

Register today for your free ticket to hear Rick Hansen

Man sitting in a wheelchairRegister today for your FREE ticket to hear Rick Hansen (the Man in Motion) on Oct. 5 from 12:45 to 4 p.m. at Georgian’s 50th birthday bash!

There will be cake and live music after. You must register to attend, you can bring one guest. It is first come first serve for seating so be sure to come early! Read more...

Georgian College celebrates 50 years of student success with Simcoe County

Dignitaries standing around a flag pole and one firefighter holding a flagCounty of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall and Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes together celebrated 50 years since the launch of Georgian College through a flag-raising ceremony at the County of Simcoe Administrative Centre today.

West-Moynes pointed out that the County of Simcoe and Georgian College have a long-standing partnership to make postsecondary education accessible throughout the region. Earlier this year, the county pledged $5 million to support the new Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre under construction at Georgian’s Barrie Campus. County Council has previously supported the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences at the Barrie Campus and the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus in Collingwood. Read more...

Jim Bertram new Chair of Georgian College Board of Governors

Smiling man wearing a suitJim Bertram of the Town of The Blue Mountains is the new Chair of the Georgian College Board of Governors, which held its first meeting of the academic year last night. Jim joined the board in September 2012 and served as Vice Chair for two years before being elected as Chair by colleagues on the board.

He has made exceptional contributions to the board as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominations Committee. Jim has also been a member of the Executive Committee, Recognition Committee, Strategic Plan Ad-hoc Committee, board mentor, and member of the College Employer Council Governor Review Committee. Read more...

Update on Laurentian University strike

Laurentian University began a strike on Thursday, Sept. 28 and has cancelled its classes at Georgian’s Barrie Campus as a result.

This affects seven Laurentian faculty members and 64 Laurentian students. Only Laurentian classes are affected. All other Georgian classes and activities continue as normal.  Read more...