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Georgian Design and Visual Arts Scholarship Show starts May 4

2018 Georgian College Design and Visual Arts Scholarship ShowThe hard work is over and now it’s show time.

More than 100 top students in Georgian College’s Design and Visual Arts (DVA) programs will showcase their work in their annual Scholarship Show from May 4 to 25. Read more...

Georgian celebrates Third Annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Day at the Barrie Campus April 12

Georgian College will share and celebrate the innovative research-related and changemaking projects, papers and posters of students, faculty and community partners at the third annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Day. It takes place at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre on Thursday, April 12 from 2 to 6:30 p.m.

Be inspired by the research, major projects, innovative ideas and inventions happening at the college. Read more...

exC!te pitch competition coming to South Georgian Bay May 30

Budding entrepreneurs in South Georgian Bay who want expert feedback on their business ideas won’t want to miss the area’s second exC!te Business Pitch Competition coming up in May.

exC!te, spearheaded by Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre with support from  local community partners, invites anyone with a business idea to share their vision with a panel of judges. Participants will get expert input – and a chance to compete for part of $10,000 in cash prizes. Partners include the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, AdBank, Bayshore Broadcasting, the Town of Collingwood, the Centre for Business and Economic Development, Meridian, and The Creative Space. Read more...

Georgian College the first in Canada designated a changemaker college by Ashoka U

A group of men and women wearing lanyardsAshoka U – the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs – recognized Georgian College as the first changemaker college in Canada at a special ceremony on Friday in Boston, Massachusetts.

The designation sets Georgian apart as a leader in creating positive change in the communities it serves and producing graduates with the innovative skills and creative mindset needed to use their education for social good. Read more...

Georgian College celebrates varsity athletes

A row of female and male students holding trophies.Georgian College Athletic Department recognized the tremendous achievements of their student-athletes at the 48th Annual Varsity Awards Banquet on April 5 at the Barrie Campus Georgian Athletic Centre.

Nearly 200 student-athletes, coaches and staff were on hand representing the 13 men’s and women’s varsity sports teams than compete across the province in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA), and nationally in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Read more...

Innovative Automation donates $250,000 toward research and innovation at Georgian College

Three men in hard hats and reflective vests standing in front of blueprintsOne in four employees at Innovative Automation is a Georgian College graduate.

In recognition – and celebration – of how important the college is to training his workforce, company president Steve Loftus announced he and his partners are investing $250,000 in Georgian’s new Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre (ATIRC) that will open in September on the Barrie Campus. Read more...

County of Simcoe and City of Barrie representatives get sneak peek tour

A group of men and women in hard hats and orange reflective vests in a construction siteCounty of Simcoe and City of Barrie representatives took part in a hard hat tour of Georgian’s Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre at the Barrie Campus on Wednesday, April 4. The three-storey building is still under construction and will open in September.

In addition to provincial and federal funding, Georgian received a $5-million commitment from both the County of Simcoe and the City of Barrie towards the construction of the building. The new facility will provide academic and applied learning space for students enrolled in current programs as well as new combined diploma and degree programs in partnership with Lakehead University. It will also be an important resource for entrepreneurs and established businesses, a place where academia and industry will collaborate to innovate and accelerate projects that will strengthen and diversify the regional economy. Read more...

Dominican Republic trip will make lasting impact on students

two females standing in a hospital room setting in front of a tray of medical suppliesA number of Georgian College health and wellness students will have the opportunity of a lifetime in April and May to help 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, 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...

Cabinetmaking student Josh Petrie places second in woodworking competition

A young man wearing a backwards baseball hat leaning against a wooden dresserCabinetmaking Techniques student Josh Petrie placed second in the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) competition held at the Barrie Campus on March 24. This annual wood manufacturing competition is hosted by a woodworking program at a different college every year.

Students from Georgian’s Cabinetmaking Techniques program have participated in the competition for the past two years but this is the first time Georgian has hosted the event. Read more...