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Honda of Canada Mfg. and the Honda Canada Foundation announce $1.8 million, multi-faceted partnership with Georgian College

  • HCM provides $900,000 in cash and in-kind for research and innovation quality improvement, supporting students, faculty and industry
  • HCM strengthens Georgian College partnership with $193,500 in student recruitment and engagement and scholarship funding
  • Honda Canada Foundation makes $750,000 donation to purchase leading-edge equipment

Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) and the Honda Canada Foundation announced a $1,843,500 donation in cash and in-kind to Georgian College today, as part of a multi-faceted partnership benefitting students, faculty and industry. The five-year agreement includes funding for leading-edge equipment, innovative research and development, collaborative program support and newly-established scholarships for Georgian College students. The equipment will be purchased over the next two years and will benefit 30 program areas at Georgian campuses in Barrie and Owen Sound. Annually, up to 3,000 diploma and degree students will be able to access the new, state-of-the-art equipment.

Honda and Georgian College will also work together to recruit students and provide additional co-op placement opportunities, preparing students to meet the specialized needs of employers. Industry-relevant, future-ready equipment, combined with Georgian’s quality education and reputation for work-integrated learning experiences, will prepare the future workforce to sustain Honda, their supply chain and many other manufacturers located across central Ontario. Read more...

Interview: Georgian students experience Europe

Every year, the Euro Tour gives students the opportunity to experience the world outside of the classroom. The 14-day tour takes students on an adventure that covers everything from history to art, agriculture, food and more.

We caught up with Developmental Service Worker students Kala Trew and Lyndsey Tuck to talk about this life changing trip and how future students can get the most from it. Read more...

David Bell appointed new Associate Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Relations

Barrie resident David Bell has been appointed Georgian’s new Associate Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Relations. He starts his new role at the college on June 3.

David brings to Georgian more than 17 years experience and expertise in higher education advancement. Read more...

Happy Paramedic Services Week! Take a 360-degree tour of our paramedic lab

The theme of the week is celebrating successes and we want to celebrate our paramedicine graduates, students and faculty!

Many paramedics are first introduced to life-saving techniques inside our state-of-the-art paramedic lab in the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

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...