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How to make the perfect snow angel

Making a snow angel is a totally Canadian thing to do every winter. Here are some tips to help you create the perfect one.

  1. Look for a nice big patch of undisturbed white snow. Keep in mind that fresh powder – usually after a big snowstorm – works much better than hard packed snow. And most importantly: Try to avoid any yellow areas, rocks and sketchy undetermined brownish lumps.
  2. Next, you need to get from where you are to the angel site without leaving footprints. Depending on your age, you may want to warm up with a few practice squats (we don’t want anyone blowing a hammie); when you’re ready, squat low and do a standing long jump. Be sure to land on your feet.
  3. Make a 180 degree turn with as little foot movement as possible.
  4. Extend your arms and carefully fall backward into the welcoming arms of the snow; try to land in a T position.
  5. Open and close your legs repeatedly while raising your extended arms above your head. It’s just as if you’re doing jumping jacks. Repeat this motion several times for the best results.
  6. Exiting your snow angel the right way can make or break your new creation. Bring your feet to your bum and sit up. Once you’re in a crouched position, you can use your hands to help get you stand but be sure to only place them within the angel. Once you’re standing, do another jump out of the angel.
  7. When you’re out, remember to take a moment to admire your hard work. Snap a picture and tag using @Georgian to show the rest of the Georgian community what an angel you truly are!

Wondering what to do if you can’t make it to class due to poor weather? Read Georgian’s campus closure procedure.  Read more...

4 ways to get holiday ready at the Barrie Campus

The holidays are only a few weeks away. Georgian’s health and wellness clinics can help you look and feel great before you tackle the onslaught of festive get-togethers. You’ll save money and help people gain valuable work experience. All services are provided by students under the supervision of professionals, so allow extra time for your appointment.

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9 winter driving survival hacks

Ontario winters can be challenging for motorists. Weather conditions can be unpredictable, placing extra demand on your vehicle and driving skills.

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Georgian College praises its Premier’s Awards nominees

Six Georgian College alumni were celebrated as nominees for the Ontario Premier’s Awards at a gala event Nov. 26 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The awards honour Ontario college graduates who have made outstanding contributions throughout the province and around the world.

Scott Groh (Aviation Management, 1989) is Vice President, Crew Resources, with WestJet Airlines and has more than 30 years experience in the industry. He has flown more than two million miles across 60 countries, and his strategic planning helped pioneer the use of software optimization tools to solve logistical and air crew-scheduling challenges. Read more...

What's open and closed during the holidays

All seven campuses and the downtown Barrie location will close for the holidays at the end of day on Friday, Dec. 21 and reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2. However, some areas remain open to the public on the dates and times listed below.

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9 fun ways to enjoy winter . . . really, it is possible!

Winter is here. And more snow is coming. A lot more. But don’t despair – there are many ways you can learn to embrace our traditional Canadian winter.

Buy a toboggan. They’re not just for kids. Your inner child will love zipping down a hill screaming at the top of your lungs. Read more...

11 ways to stand out with a strong personal brand

Looking for a job? Want to advance your career, start a business or meet likeminded people? You might want to consider refining your personal brand.

Your personal brand — much like a company’s brand — is what people say about you, feel about you and remember about you. It can help you stand out from the crowd, establish credibility, attract future employers and opportunities. Read more...

Georgian is first college in North America to install outdoor SaveStation

Thousands of people visit the J.C. Massie Field at Georgian’s Barrie Campus every year to participate in sporting events or cheer on their favourite team. And while fun, athleticism and team spirit is certainly the order of the day, people can feel a little safer knowing that life-saving equipment is close by.

Georgian partnered with SaveStation and Jamie Massie, President and CEO Georgian International to install a SaveStation tower at the sports field. The tower is a free-standing outdoor automated external defibrillator (AED) that provides real-time feedback on the AED device, a climate-controlled cabinet, and backlighting for full visibility at any time of day. The AED is available for anyone to use in a cardiac arrest emergency. Read more...

Story Café designed to capture changemaking in Simcoe County

Virginia Barlow and Connor Minielly were hired by the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre to oversee the Peter B. Moore Maker Space at the Barrie Campus as part of their co-op. The space is home to students from across the college who collaborate on changemaking projects and start-up initiatives – a place to imagine, tinker and create.

Furnished with high-tech equipment and gadgets, it’s a beehive of activity and often at capacity. The space is also home to the popular Maker Nights – a workshop series on topics as wide ranging and timely as 3D printing, making mini bots and Blockchain 101. ​ Read more...