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Georgian names new Executive Director, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Georgian College will welcome Dr. James (Jamie) Doran as Executive Director, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship on July 1.

As Principal Consultant and President of Doran Strategic Consulting, Doran offers innovation strategy, management consulting, program design and financing solutions to colleges, universities, municipalities and private companies. His clients have included Georgian College, St. Lawrence College, Conestoga College, University of Guelph, the Sandbox Centre, Simcoe County Board of Education, City of Guelph, City of Barrie, and NEEB Engineering. Read more...

Victoria Day recipe: Buttermilk Scones

With Victoria Day coming up on Monday, what better way to honour the monarch than by making the perfect scones? This delicious recipe by Anthony Borgo, Master Chef and Georgian Baking and Pastry Arts professor, is best served with clotted cream, strawberry jam, honey or whipped butter and Earl Grey tea (rumoured to be the Queen’s favourite!).

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Ignite your passion at the Georgian College Auto Show May 31 to June 2 at the Barrie Campus

The 34th annual Georgian College Auto Show returns under the theme of “Ignited By Passion” at the Barrie Campus from May 31 to June 2.

It’s the largest outdoor, student-run new car auto show in Canada. The event is organized and staffed by students enrolled in automotive programs at the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC). Read more...

21 proven ways to make the most of your course

The semester is in full swing. Feel like you’re struggling? Here are some tips from Georgian’s advisors:

  • Show up! Don’t hit the snooze button, even on those grey winter days.
  • Eliminate all distractions (like your phone) and be fully present while in class.
  • Know your deadlines and work toward them – map out what’s due and when.
  • Take time to understand what’s expected of you, especially before starting assignments.
  • Understand your learning style and develop study habits that reflect it.
  • Keep up with readings. Try to read every day if you can.
  • Make use of apps and technology available to you (here are 29 must-have free apps for students).
  • Break assignments and projects into small, manageable chunks.
  • Don’t multi-task; focus on one thing at a time.
  • Participate in discussions – share your voice!
  • On the flip side, listen and absorb. Not only is your prof a subject matter expert, but your classmates have amazing experience and insight too.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions. No question is silly.
  • Develop your own system of symbols, abbreviations and shorthand for your notes, e.g., with = w/, because = b/c.
  • Use mindmaps or draw charts, shapes or illustrations while taking notes if it aids your understanding.
  • Rewrite or type your notes after class so you can absorb them again.
  • Complete assignments worth the largest percentage first.
  • Say goodbye to cramming and schedule in regular study time each week. Better yet, organize a study group or find a study buddy.

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Seven questions to ask yourself before buying a new car

Camille Bérubé, Student Director Media and Marketing Relations, Georgian College Auto Show

There’s no doubt that the idea of shopping for a new vehicle can seem stressful, but the experience should not be; not if you’re well prepared. Considering that buying a vehicle is the second largest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime (buying a house coming in first place), it is extremely important to think about the following points so that you can be prepared and make an informed decision. Read more...

Five steps to ensure campfire safety

By Judith Myddleton

Acting Chief of Fire Prevention, Barrie Fire & Emergency Service Read more...

Georgian strikes gold – once again – at Skills Ontario Competition

Staff and faculty across the college were beaming with pride as Georgian students took home one gold, three silvers and two bronze at the Skills Ontario Competition held May 6 to 8 in Toronto.

Mark Reckzin brought home Georgian’s first medal – a gold – in the Mechanical Engineering CAD category. He now moves on to compete in the Skills Canada National competition to be held in Halifax on May 28 and 29. Read more...

Why cramming is a waste of time — and what students should do instead

Staying up all night before a major test or exam isn’t a good idea. Brains can only handle so much information before they go into overdrive.

Take this great advice from Georgian’s peer tutors instead: Read more...

Suicide prevention and awareness: Q&A with a Georgian counsellor

Mental Health Week, from May 6 to 12, is an opportunity to start conversations and raise awareness. We sat down with Georgian counsellor Greg Taylor to talk about suicide and the stigma that surrounds it. Greg is a registered psychotherapist and has been a counsellor for 18 years.

How common is suicide? According to the Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention, approximately one out of four people know someone who has died by suicide. Read more...