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Dominican Republic trip will make lasting impact on students

A number of Georgian health and wellness students will have the opportunity of a lifetime this spring to provide care and health education to those in dire need in the Dominican Republic. Two separate groups –  one a mix from the Practical Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, and the other a mix of both nursing and Dental Hygiene students –  along with nursing and dental hygiene faculty, will travel to two rural areas, Consuelo and San Jose De Ocoa.

These trips, which Georgian has organized since 2000, have a huge emotional and professional impact on the students. The trips also broaden their cultural awareness and understanding of the implications of poverty on health. Hundreds of Georgian students have participated in this experience over the years and benefitted from the opportunity. Read more...

Top things to do around every Georgian campus

While it is important in college to dedicate time to your studies, experiencing the four-season playground available around each Georgian campus is perfect when it is time for a break.

Click on the buttons dedicated to each of our seven campus locations to see what adventures await. Read more...

An introvert's guide to thriving in college

In honour of National Introverts Week, which occurs on the third week of March every year, here’s a guide on how to thrive as an introvert in college.

Consider yourself an extrovert? This is a must-read for you as well, not only so you can work collaboratively with introverts, but also because introverts have much to teach us about how we perceive the world as extroverts. Read more...

Georgian staff and students share hidden talents to raise funds for scholarships

Over 50 Georgian staff and students will share their hidden talents at the 27th annual Georgian’s Got Talent (or not) Benefit Concert to help raise funds for financially challenged students. Performances will take place Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 at the Georgian Theatre (Barrie Campus).

The benefit concert will feature all sorts of acts: dance, music, and comedy. Read more...

Benefits of going to school close to home

Georgian Business student Alex Harris sitting in a chair in a student lounge, with his textbook and notebook sitting on the chair armrestBusiness student Alex Harris has one piece of advice if you have a Georgian campus near your hometown: “Go take a tour before you decide which schools to apply to,” he says.

Born and raised in Barrie, when Alex was in his last year of high school at St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School, he applied to three out-of-town colleges. He went to one in the Greater Toronto Area and lived in residence. During his first year, he found that his straight-A high school grades were plummeting and he was losing weight because he didn’t like food on campus. Read more...

Hard-working local mom starts college

Brittney Kenny, a hard-working and energetic single mother, started the Law Clerk diploma program at the Barrie Campus last fall. Right before her first semester, we interviewed her about her journey to Georgian. 

FIRST Robotics competition a huge success

The competition was fierce and the battles hard won at Georgian’s third District FIRST Robotics event – Barrie’s largest annual robotics competition – held at the Barrie Campus over the weekend.

A total of 26 teams of high school students had only two months to design, prototype, build, program and test their robots. This year, there were five teams from Michigan, as well as three from Simcoe County. Read more...

Top 5 reasons why you should dispose of your prescriptions safely and properly

Georgian’s Pharmacy Technician students are collaborating with Barrie Police and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to host a free medication drop-off event for the community. They will also take the opportunity to speak with community members about the importance of safe medication storage and disposal as they drop off old and expired medications.

The students put together their top reasons why it’s important to dispose of your old prescriptions in a safe and proper manner: Read more...

Dragons’ Den star Manjit Minhas shares her story prior to Georgian visit

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, we chatted with Manjit Minhas, an international beer baroness, mompreneur and Dragons’ Den star, who will give the keynote address at this year’s Henry Bernick Medal Awards on March 27.

Manjit, who is co-founder of Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery, has annual sales topping more than $150 million and her massive Wisconsin production facility is one of the largest in North America. It ships more than one million cans of beer a week. Read more...