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People of Georgian: Aviation student launches food truck after co-op in Nunavut

Meet Sachin Sharma, alumnus from Georgian’s Aviation Management program and owner/operator of Foodiez food truck in Barrie.

Golfing this weekend? Georgian alumnus launches golf safety device during pandemic

Meet James Skrypec, a Georgian alumnus, who helped launch Pin Caddy, a device aimed at helping make golfing safer.

Georgian alumni add $1.4 B to regional economy

Georgian creates value in many ways and influences the lives of our students, alumni, employees and the regional economy. According to a recent economic impact study by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), Georgian College campuses contribute $1.7 billion in income to the Georgian catchment area economy, approximately 5.3 per cent of the total gross regional product. This equates to 22,752 regional jobs, or one out of every 15 jobs in the catchment area. Student spending adds $64.4 million in income, while alumni impact accounts for $1.4 billion! This study quantifies the economic value of Georgian and the significant return on […]

Georgian alumni on the frontlines of the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is only one reason Freda Figueira will never forget the past year. She graduated from Practical Nursing at Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus, passed her licensing exam, and had a baby. Then in March, just as the pandemic was escalating, Freda began her first full-time nursing position in the Inpatient Mental Health Unit at London Health Sciences Centre. “At first our patients couldn’t have visitors, which took away the support of loved ones,” she says. “They couldn’t go outside, had to eat meals alone in their rooms. And many were frightened and confused seeing staff in masks and […]

Georgian alumna wins Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Global Citizen Award

The newest member of Georgian’s Alumni Association Executive Council is a recognized changemaker and award-winning global citizen. Maria Artuso, a graduate of both Georgian’s Business Administration – General diploma program and Human Resource Management graduate certificate, is recipient of the 2019 RBC Global Citizen award. The RBC Global Citizen Award program is a partnership between RBC and WE – the global organization founded by Craig Kielburger. The program recognizes the enthusiasm and eagerness of RBC employees who help communities prosper. The award also celebrates top-performing employees who have displayed an incredible commitment to giving their time and expertise to their […]

Give the gift of food security this holiday season

Dear friends of Georgian College, This past October, I finally crossed the stage as a proud Georgian graduate from the Office Administration - Executive program. It was a journey that I first began in 1994, but one that had to be put on hold. Two years ago, my husband encouraged me to go back to school and after years of stressing the importance of an education to my children, I found myself back in a classroom. Do you remember your first day of school? I can tell you that at the age of 43 I spent much of my first [...]

Georgian students and alumni submit pioneering ideas to William G. Davis Innovation Fund

Five Georgian College students and alumni are among the 83 applicants from graduates and current students of Ontario’s 24 colleges for the William G. Davis Innovation Fund. The Hon. William G. Davis was minister of education from 1962 to 1971 and a visionary who played a vital role in creating Ontario’s college system. The fund was created to honour Davis’ legacy and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ontario’s colleges. The fund supports innovative thinking and initiatives from aspiring visionaries, artists, humanitarians and entrepreneurs who want to leverage their college education and start something amazing.

Georgian College celebrates kick-off to 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago, Georgian College started as a modest storefront operation at a plaza on Wellington Street in Barrie. There were 101 students enrolled in five programs. Today, the college covers a region that spans thousands of square kilometres from the current Georgian Drive location in Barrie together with campuses in Midland, Muskoka (Bracebridge), Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay (Collingwood). There are 11,000 full-time students and more than 125 career-focused programs, including apprenticeships, diplomas, certificates, graduate certificates and degrees.

Survey Technician alumnus Peter Sullivan helping enable sustainable development on Canada Lands

For more than 30 years, Peter Sullivan has worked to implement boundary survey programs and land survey systems in the private sector and in government. In the past 11 years, Peter has led many initiatives, including a program to analyze geomatics and Indigenous property rights and the modernization of survey systems for property boundaries in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, more than 2,600 First Nations reserves, and Canada’s offshore area and national parks. His office also works with the United States to maintain the world’s longest continuous international boundary.

Business Administration alumnus Bryan Marshman paying it forward by helping non-profit organizations

Most non-profit charitable organizations around the world are perpetually short of funds, but what they often need most is help with administering and establishing best business practices and financial systems. This is where retired Georgian Business Administration alumnus Bryan Marshman steps in.

Fine Arts alumnus is inspiring the art of the young and old through workshops and public exhibitions

Since graduating from Georgian 18 years ago, installation and media artist and Fine Arts (certificate and diploma) alumnus Robert Hengeveld has shown his work across Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Art enthusiasts aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of his unique perspective. Robert instructs, inspires and shares his artwork with people of all ages through workshops. He also steers public exhibitions for those who wouldn’t normally be exposed to art or art galleries.

Design and Visual Arts alumna bringing awareness of First Nations realities to a broad audience

Just a year out of college, Design and Visual Arts alumna Aylan Couchie has built an impressive list of career achievements. A few months after graduating from Georgian, Aylan was chosen from among more than 950 entries worldwide to receive the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the New Jersey-based International Sculpture Center. She also received the inaugural Native Women in the Arts Barbara Laronde Award, which celebrates the career of one outstanding, emerging Northern Ontario-based Indigenous female artist.

Business Administration – Automotive Marketing alumnus setting new standard in mobility transportation solutions

Many Canadian municipalities have formed accessibility advisory committees to help their mayors and councils recognize and address the physical barriers that impede people of all abilities with mobility challenges. Business Administration – Automotive Marketing alumnus Peter Grande (President and Co-founder of MV1 Canada) is helping them meet their mandate by providing factory-built accessible vehicles that meet and exceed all current safety standards.

Nursing alumna a passionate advocate for collaborative, patient-centred care and healthy workplaces

As Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO), Nursing alumna Dianne Martin advocates for the province’s thousands of registered practical nurses. In addition to providing leadership to Ontario’s nurses, she also works hard to make a difference in the lives of patients and nursing students through policies, reforms and education.

Advertising alumna an author of a series of sweeping epic tales

Advertising alumna Lorri-Ann Champagne was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. In spite of these obstacles, she returned to school as a mature student and graduated from Georgian with honours at the age of 34. Lorri-Ann later became a mother and grandmother and for five years was the volunteer head of the public relations auxiliary at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre until she was no longer able to perform her job due to her illness.

Event Management alumnus establishes innovative business to help manage volunteer teams

Georgian Event Management alumnus Liam Squires was one of the winners of this year’s smOffice contest, which was presented by Chad Ballantyne from The Creative Space in Barrie. Liam received free office space for six months, advice from mentors, and $1,000 cash to help grow and promote his startup. Liam says his business calendar is filling up quickly.

Aviation Management alumnus a supporter of Georgian co-op students

Currie Russell started in Georgian’s Aviation Management program just out of high school. Only 17 years old at the time, Currie completed two semesters of the program and one co-op placement before deciding to pursue different employment. Ten years later, Currie’s love of aviation was still as strong as ever, so he returned to Georgian as a mature student to complete his diploma.

Business Administration alumnus is now a successful serial entrepreneur

Georgian Business Administration alumnus Alex Brown is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur who has started and sold a handful of thriving businesses. He’s also a well-respected operations and corporate development expert and youth entrepreneurship and employment leader in Canada and the U.S. Alex is currently at the helm of Unconscious Content, a media, events and publishing company, and Dollar Beard Club, a subscription-based men’s grooming company that earned $10.5 million in revenue in its first year alone.

Bachelor of Business Administration alumna recently named Top 40 under 40 business professional

Since beginning her career at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) 18 years ago, Maria Artuso’s career has flourished. Maria manages the second largest RBC branch in the Ontario North East (ONE) office, where she oversees a $1.1-billion portfolio. She’s also an avid volunteer with a number of children’s charities and community organizations within RBC’s ONE region. Although she was recently named one of Ottawa’s Top 40 under 40 business professionals, Maria says that being the co-founder and co-chair of a number of internal RBC committees is just one of her many career highlights. They include, among many others, co-founding […]

Double win for Georgian alumnae at Premier’s Awards gala

It’s a double win for Georgian College at the 2016 Colleges Ontario Premier’s Awards. Art and Design Fundamentals and Fine Arts – Advanced alumna Aylan Couchie won in the Recent Graduate category while Nursing alumna Dianne Martin won in the Health Sciences category. They were both recognized for their leadership and advocacy work at a gala in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 21. The Premier’s Awards are granted to six individuals across the province annually and celebrate the outstanding contributions college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. More than 100 nominations were submitted by Ontario’s 24 public colleges in […]

Direct Energy electric vehicle charging bay and solar array unveiled at Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus

Representatives from Direct Energy gathered at Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus on Sept. 19 to celebrate the company’s collaboration with the college and the installation of a solar array and electric vehicle (EV) charging bay. The charging bay will power up research and unique hands-on learning opportunities for students while also helping the environment.

New Segal International Centre at the Barrie Campus a home away from home for Georgian’s 1,100 international students

Imagine that you’ve just arrived in a new country to attend college. Maybe it’s your first time away from home. Maybe you don’t know the language. Maybe you don’t know anyone. The hardest thing you’ll do now is navigate your way through the complex support system at your school.

Georgian celebrates grand opening of new sports field at Barrie Campus

What started as a field of dreams has turned into reality. Georgian College celebrated the grand opening of a new sports field on Sept. 13 with hundreds of staff, students, dignitaries, alumni and varsity athletes in attendance. The new facility is located on Nelson Street adjacent to the Barrie Campus.

Georgian celebrates grand opening of John and Eileen Holland Study Lounge in Automotive Business School of Canada

There has been great excitement over the past year in Georgian College’s Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) with the opening of new student spaces. The John and Eileen Holland Study Lounge – created with a $100,000 donation from John Holland – was officially unveiled today with industry representatives, students, staff and members of the Holland family in attendance.

Ford-supported electric vehicle charging station powers up unique research at Georgian

Representatives from Ford Motor Company of Canada and Barrie Ford gathered at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College on June 29 to celebrate collaboration with the college and the two-year lease renewal of two Ford electric vehicles (EVs). They also learned about the work students have been doing that will further develop technology and innovation in the field.

Make a gift in memory or tribute of someone special

“In Memory” and “Tribute” donations are a wonderful way to remember or celebrate a loved one or friend. These donations are directed to Georgian’s Highest Priority Fund, which includes the Food Locker program, the Student Access and Opportunity Gift, tuition grants, and awards and scholarships.

Georgian, Canadian Automobile Dealers Association and provincial membership associations celebrate grand opening of Federation Hall

Thirty-one years ago, Georgian College opened the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) with strong support from the automotive industry and the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) and its provincial member associations. Georgian, CADA and the associations solidified the college’s stronghold in postsecondary automotive education with the grand opening of Federation Hall in the ABSC lobby at the Barrie Campus June 3.

Lace up for Team Georgian in Fun Run May 25

Represent Georgian College as part of Team Georgian in the Rotary of Barrie Fun Run the evening of Wednesday, May 25. Open to staff, students, alumni, friends, family and supporters of Georgian College.

Still time to register for Georgian Golf Classic

The 29th annual Georgian Golf Classic tees off at The Club at Bond Head on Thursday, May 26 and we’re looking for golfers to fill out a scorecard!

Georgian Night at the Barrie Colts

The Georgian College Alumni Association is proud to sponsor the second annual Georgian Night at the Barrie Colts. Join us for a night of fun with fellow graduates, students, staff and family and friends. Barrie Colts vs. Owen Sound Attack Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Barrie Molson Centre   Tickets are $12 each. Buy your tickets online.    

The 30 for 30 Challenge is back!

During the month of November, Georgian Athletics will start its 30 for 30 Active Living Challenge. We invite you to challenge yourself to incorporate 30 minutes of activity into each day, for 30 days, from Nov. 1 through 30.

Come to Alumni Night at the Toronto Argos Nov. 6, 2015

On Friday, Nov. 6, join your fellow Georgian alumni, students, staff and their families for a social night as our Alumni Association PERKS partner, the Toronto Argonauts, take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. VIP package is only $48 per person . . . complimentary bus available. Contact Anthony Melillo to purchase your tickets. Download the poster for more details.  

Jon Montgomery to present at Georgian June 19

He’s the host of the popular television show Amazing Race Canada, a gold medal Olympian, and a graduate of Georgian College’s Automotive Business School of Canada. On June 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jon Montomery will tell the Georgian community about his incredible career journey since graduation and why people should “dream big” to achieve their goals. This event is part of the President’s Thought Leadership Speaker Series. Tickets are complimentary for staff, students and alumni (two per person), and $10 per ticket for the general public. Visit to reserve your seat today!

High Tech Tint Plus

Congratulations to alumna Sara Geertsma, Opticianry 2013 winner of the HIGH TECH SPECIAL. Please email so we can arrange for you to receive your prize! Georgian alumni and students simply have to ‘Like’ the Georgian College Alumni Association Facebook page to be eligible to WIN in the monthly Social Media Mania Contests. Every month there is a new PRIZE!

Hardwood Ski & Bike

Congratulations to alumnus Carl Lesperance, Environmental Technology, 2013, winner of two Cross Country Ski Trail Passes and two Classic Ski Rentals to Hardwood Ski & Bike. Please email so we can arrange for you to receive your prize! Georgian alumni and students simply have to ‘Like’ the Georgian College Alumni Association Facebook page to be eligible to WIN in the monthly Social Media Mania Contests. Every month there is a new PRIZE!

Hardwood Ski and Bike

WIN two cross country ski trail passes and two classic ski rentals to Hardwood Ski and Bike. Georgian alumni and students simply have to ‘Like‘ the Georgian College Alumni Association Facebook page to be eligible to WIN the monthly Social Media Mania Contests. Every month there is a new PRIZE! The winner of the January contest will be randomly selected and notified on Thursday, Jan. 30. Good luck!

Alumnus honoured for excellence in entrepreneurship

  Georgian alumnus and Premier’s Award nominee Matthew R. Lawrence was recently honoured with the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

The Scandinave Spa

Congratulations to alumna, Stephanie Chong, Environmental Eng. Tech, 2000, winner of two complimentary bath passes to the Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain. Please email so we can arrange for you to receive your prize! Georgian alumni and students simply have to ‘Like’ the Georgian College Alumni Association Facebook page to be eligible to WIN in the monthly Social Media Mania Contests. Every month there is a new PRIZE!

Reliance Yanch Heating & Air Conditioning is the Alumni Association’s Social Mania Media Partner of the month!

WIN an IPOD TOUCH compliments of Reliance Yanch! Reliance Yanch offers discounts on your Heating & Air Conditioning needs – furnace, air conditioning, water heater service and installation. Click here for the current savings offers. Georgian alumni and students simply have to ‘Like’ the Georgian College Alumni Association Facebook page to be eligible to WIN in the monthly Social Media Mania Contests. Every month there is a new PRIZE! Winners of the October contest will be randomly selected and notified on Thursday, October 31! Good luck!

Reliance Yanch

Save NOW with Reliance Yanch Heating & Air Conditioning – furnace, air conditioning, water heater service and installation. The current savings offers are to: *Get your ducts cleaned for just $149.99 + $8/register +HST (Regular price $199.99 + $11/register +HST) *Get a precision 21-point inspection of your furnace for just $89.99 +HST (Regular price $129.99 +HST) *Please note promo codes are on the corresponding posters. **EXTRA INCENTIVE TO BOOK NOW: The first 10 Georgian affiliates to take advantage of Reliance Yanch savings through the Georgian College Alumni Association partnership, will receive one $10.00 gift card to Tim Horton’s. ***LIKE THE […]

The Chilton Team RE/MAX Chay realty Inc.

As an Affinity partner of the Georgian College Alumni Association, The Chilton Team RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc. is proud to offer full National Chairman’s Club level marketing at the discounted commission rate of 4.5%. Plus, anytime a member buys or sells a home through The Chilton Team RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc., we will make a $250.00 donation to Georgian College to support students and graduates through the Georgian College Child of Alumni Award.   Please contact Lance Chilton at or 705-739-0058 to take advantage of this offer. In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian […]

Alumni Night at Rotary Ocktoberfest is tonight

Looking for something fun to do tonight? Georgian students, alumni, staff and friends are invited to Alumni Night at Rotary Oktoberfest held at the Eastview arena. The 100 free tickets have all been claimed, but tickets will be sold at the door. We hope to see you there!

Hardwood Ski and Bike

      Hardwood Ski and Bike offers year round outdoor fun! Activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and disc golf. With plenty of activities for both beginner and advanced participants, there are programs and events for everyone. There is also a retail and rental shop. Georgian alumni, employees and students receive the following discounts: 20% off daily trail passes or rentals 10% off regularly priced items in our retails store 10% off Hardwood programs and clinics Learn more and access the discounts (use promo code gcalum when registering online) (Please note that proof of Georgian alumni, employee […]

Want to be spooked this coming Halloween?

The Alumni Association’s partnership with Canada’s Wonderland enables you to SAVE on tickets to Halloween Haunt. Tickets can be purchased online for weekends bewtween October 4 and October 27, 2013. Click here and enter the username: cw-gca and the password: alumni13 to purchase tickets.

Seasonal student recruiters all Georgian graduates

Every fall, Corporate Marketing hires a dynamic group of Marketing Assistants to raise awareness of Georgian College’s offerings and programs from all seven campuses. For the next three months, they will provide frontline support to our full-time recruiters, representing Georgian at high school assemblies across Ontario – everywhere from Sault Ste-Marie, to Sarnia and Kingston. This year, all four Marketing Assistants are Georgian graduates – a fact that will really help Aaron Schoenmaker (top left), Chris Araujo (top right), Dustin Aucoin (bottom left) and Sean Peressotti (bottom right), bring the Georgian experience to life for potential students. “I’m excited to […]

Georgian Alumni Night at Barrie’s Oktoberfest

The Georgian College Alumni Association is hosting its fourth annual Alumni Night at Barrie’s Oktoberfest on Friday, Sept. 27. Come join the fun with authentic German fare, live polka music and prizes for best dressed, all while reconnecting with your former Georgian classmates. This public event is from 6 p.m. until midnight at Eastview Arena, located at 453 Grove St. E. in Barrie. Be sure to stop by the alumni booth to reconnect, mingle and receive some FREE alumni swag!  

Alumni Sponsorship Application Form

Convocation Flowers is a valued partner of the Georgian College Alumni Association. Pre-purchase and reserve flowers* online ahead of time for your special graduate. For online purchases, 20 per cent of sales are donated back to the College to support the children of alumni scholarship, reunions and alumni initiatives. Simply click on the campus location below to order your flowers. Georgian College – Barrie Campus Georgian College – Orillia Campus * Pre-purchased and reserved flowers will be available for pick-up at Convocation.


The 100th Grey Cup Champions are on the road to repeat! Come out to a game this season and save 35% off regular ticket prices. Please contact Toronto Argonauts Sales Consultant, Ryan Burgess at 416-341-2705 or to take advantage of this offer! In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees, students and donors.          

Grads giving back

Thank you Rich Vander Wal (Therapeutic Rec., 2000) and Dianne Martin (Nursing, 1998) for being part of the alumni panel at Georgian’s third annual student facilitated leadership conference. Rich and Dianne shared their career experiences and advice with students like Omar Sadoon (left) who moderated the panel.

Campus Discount

Why pay more? Subscribe to your favourite newspapers and magazines at the guaranteed lowest rates. 295 Canadian, U.S. and European publications to choose from. Up to 90 per cent off newsstand prices! For more information or to subscribe visit: or 1-800-265-0180*. *When purchasing your subscription please identify/indicate that you are part of the ‘Georgian College Alumni Association’. In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees, students, retirees and donors.

Georgian digital photography grad featured in national Nikon ad

Renée McGahey, Digital Photography and Imaging ’08, was recently featured in a Nikon INSERT that went national in the Globe and Mail.

SkyLife Rewards by SkyLine Hotels & Resorts

Skyline Hotels & Resorts invites Georgian College alumni, students, staff and donors to join SkyLife Rewards VIP. This program is your all-access pass to more than 50 exciting activities and cool to-dos in Ontario and it’s absolutely FREE. It includes discounts at Horseshoe Valley, Deerhurst Resort and The King Edward, Pantages and Cosmopolitan hotels in Toronto. SkyLife VIP members receive a guaranteed 15 per cent to a maximum of 50 per cent off accommodation and SkyLife Activities In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees and students.

GeorgianView 2012/13 issue

Featured stories: Graduation doesn’t mean goodbye: stay connected to Georgian through graduate studies, Continuing Edcuation, special events and more Two Georgian grads are in top nursing roles in the province. Find out what it is about Georgian’s nursing programs that produces health care leaders Meet our distinguished alumni including Premier’s Award winner Dale George, Industrial Design ’85 Take advantage of savings and contests from discount partners Read the 2012/13 issue of GeorgianView online

Dale George – 2012 Premier’s Awards Winner

Industrial Design, 1985 Chief Technology Officer, Buoyant Aircraft Systems International (BASI) Dale George has established a niche in the world of design for improving operations, defining innovation, and creating industry standards for a number of products and services. Now he is again at the leading edge as the chief technical officer of Buoyant Airship Services International. George’s remarkable journey began in the Industrial Design program at college. Throughout his evolution from the early days of designing the now-famous “little yellow” plastic slide that can be found in backyards across North America, to developing the first high-altitude wind turbine, to his […]

New Kitchen & Bath Design program

Interested in Interior Design? There is a new post graduate program in Kitchen & Bath Design now offered at Georgian. For more information, contact Marlene Mitchelmore, Coordinator of the Interior Decorating program, at ext. 1845 or e-mail

Premier’s Awards

The Premier’s Awards are an annual provincial awards program created by the government to acknowledge the important economic and social contribution college graduates make worldwide. The Premier’s Awards are administered by Colleges Ontario. Any graduate of a college program may be nominated. The person must have demonstrated outstanding career success and be making a contribution to their community or society. Colleges may nominate one graduate in each of the following categories: Creative Arts & Design Community Service Business Health Sciences Technology Recent Graduate Do you know a Georgian graduate who should be recognized for their career achievements and successes? The […]

Orillia Career Fair

What’s on your horizon? Students, alumni and faculty are invited to attend Career Week – Nov. 5-8 – at Georgian’s Orillia campus. The main feature of the week is the on-campus Volunteer Fair on Wednesday Nov 7. A variety of organizations will be present looking to speed network, and to connect with students for potential placement, volunteer roles, public education and networking. Likewise, Placement Liaisons are encouraged to come and build their network for potential placement opportunities. For more information, please email

Georgian Alumni Night at Rotary Barrie’s Oktoberfest

On Friday, September 28 at the Eastview arena in Barrie, around 60 Georgian alumni attended the third annual ‘Georgian Alumni Night at Rotary Barrie’s Oktoberfest’. Good food, friends and fun were shared by all!

Georgian alumna inspired by mosaic art

Meg Leslie, Interior Design 1989, has made her mark in creating mosaic sculpture. Read her story in the 2012 September/October issue of GRAND magazine.

Georgian Alumni Night at Barrie’s Oktoberfest

SAVE THE DATE – Georgian Alumni Night is Friday, September 28 at Barrie’s Rotary Oktoberfest!

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

On Friday, October 12 prepare to be spooked! Brought to you by SAC and the Alumni Association, enjoy Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland for only $31 per ticket (tax included). Don’t forget to take advantage of the FREE bus departing from the Barrie Campus. Sign up for the bus and to get your tickets in the SAC Office (A162).

Volunteer Opportunity

Alumni, students and friends of Georgian College – be a part of the volunteer race crew for the Base Borden Run to be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Base Borden. This fun run/walk is held in support of the Operation Hero Scholarship at Georgian College. No experience necessary. All volunteers will receive a letter of gratitude to include in their portfolios. Sign up now to volunteer for this exciting and meaningful event!

Alumnus gives back

Thanks to gold medal Skeleton Olympian and Georgian alumnus Jon Montgomery for donating his time as an auction item to benefit the recent Georgian Charity Golf Classic. Brian and Lisa Tamblyn (centre), were the successful bidders of a weekend trip to Calgary (sponsored by the Georgian Alumni Association) and a round of golf with Jon (right), and his teammate, Mike Douglas (left), from Kleinburg, ON.  

Holiday Inn Barrie – Hotel & Conference Centre

Save up to 25 per cent* at the Holiday Inn Barrie! *Per guest room, plus tax.           In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees, students, retirees and donors.   (Please note that proof of Georgian status is required to access the Barrie Holiday Inn discount)  

Office of the Registrar Forms

Click here for useful forms on bursaries, application to graduate, and much more.  

Base Borden Run

Register now to participate in the 2012 Base Borden Run on Sunday, October 21! Proceeds support Operation Hero, an endowed scholarship to support military families pursuing an education at Georgian College.

Owen Sound Golf Tournament

The 7th Annual Georgian College Owen Sound Golf Tournament will be held on August 10, 2012 at the Stone Tree Golf and Fitness Club. This tournament is being held in support of scholarships and bursaries for students at the Owen Sound Campus. If you would like to register or discuss our sponsorship options, please contact our head golf committee representative Sheona Morrison at 519-376-0840 ext. 2048 or Click here for additional information and the registration pamplet.  

Team Georgian at Barrie Rotary Fun Run

Way to go TEAM GEORGIAN! Close to 100 runners represented Georgian College at the Rotary of Barrie Fun Run on Wednesday, May 31, 2012.

Wild Water Kingdom

Save 30 per cent on regular admission. Please note that the 2014 promo code is: GCAA12. Park is open May 28 to Sept. 1, 2014. See the park schedule.       In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees, students, donors and retirees.

Career Day – May 15

Network with over 20 employers at the upcoming Career Fair for future grads and alumni from the Business, Automotive & Computer Studies Programs! View the poster for more information

Rotary of Barrie Fun Run Corporate Challenge

Join the Georgian College team for the 25th annual Rotary of Barrie Fun Run on May 25th at 6:30 p.m. You can run 5K or 10K or walk 5K. The cost is $30 per individual. All the money raised goes to the Rotary Club of Barrie, one of Georgian’s valued donors. Read the poster to find out how to register and get your FREE Georgian T-shirt

Georgian College Day at Canada’s Wonderland – Sat. June 9th

Brought to you by the Georgian College Alumni Association, join us on Saturday June 9 for a day of family fun! Tickets* are only $34 including tax! Don’t forget to stop by the kiosk outside the front gate to receive FREE alumni swag! *Open to all Georgian employees, students, alumni and their friends and family! View the promo card.

Arlene Dickinson is coming to Georgian College

Arlene Dickinson, CEO of Venture Communications and Co-Star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den, is coming to the Georgian College Theatre on March 28 – are you going? View the poster for event details and ticket purchase information. Act quickly. . .there are limited tickets available!

Georgian College Optical

Georgian alumni receive savings at Georgian College Optical on eyeglass purchases and contact lenses and solutions. Call 705-722-5159, fax 705-722-1544 or email to book your eye exam or consultation. Visit the Georgian College Optical web site to view the clinic hours of operation.

Georgian Student Flash Mob

Check out what Georgian students are up to! Cheer on the Georgian Grizzlies by attending a varsity game . Entry is FREE!

RAP Reunion

Get RECONNECTED with the Research Analyst Program! Celebrate 20 years with us on March 2, 2012. Tickets available at:

RAP Reunion

Get RECONNECTED with the Research Analyst Program! Celebrate 20 years with us on March 2, 2012. Tickets available at:

Health Clinic Open House

You’re invited to Georgian College’s community health clinic open house.

GeorgianView 2011/12 winter issue

Featured stories: Marie Miller:Inspirational mature student tackles dream second career Meet Georgian’s Premier’s Award winner Geoffrey Stephens Georgian opens new campus in South Georgian Bay Alumnus Ali Khonsari embraces his entrepreneurial spirit   Download GeorgianView winter issue 2011/2012  

Continue your education at other institutions

Check out the University Transfer Agreements.

Georgian Conference Services – Summer Suites

Open from May 6th – August 29th, Georgian Conference Services offers an Alumni Discount if you stay at their summer accommodation. For further information email, call 705-722-5190 or go to

Georgian Dining Room

Book your wedding, reunion, Christmas party, or any special gathering at the Georgian Dining Room. As an alumnus, you will receive a 50% discount on the room booking fee. For additional information or to make a reservation please email


Your Georgian alumni card allows you continued borrowing privileges. Request your alumni card by updating your profile. Borrow books & DVD’S. Use research databases, e-books & streaming video on site. Get research help. Free interlibrary loan. Barrie: 705-722-5139 or 1-877-890-8477 Owen Sound: 1-519-376-0840 ext. 2034 Orillia: 705- 325-2740 Midland: 705- 526-3666 ext. 3716 Connected Users (Muskoka, Orangeville, South Georgian Bay, online programs): 1-877-890-8477

Co-operative Education and Career Services

Career planning guidance, job search and marketing skills Assistance with resumes, cover letters and mock interviews Job postings for graduates Employers: create an account and post job opportunities For more information, visit career services for Georgian alumni or call: Barrie: 705-728-1968 ext. 1340 Owen Sound: 519-372-3215 Orillia: 705-329-3102

Georgian College Athletic Centre: Barrie & Orillia Campuses

Receive a special alumni membership rate at the Barrie and Orillia campuses. Please present your alumni card at the athletics reception desk in order to receive the alumni discounted rate. If you do not have a card, please visit the Barrie campus, room C259 Mondays-Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or update your profile to request your alumni card.

Georgian College Athletic Centre: Barrie & Orillia Campus

Receive a special alumni membership rate.

Congratulations to Georgian graduate Geoffrey Stephens on winning a Premier’s Award for his accomplishments in business! Check out for more information and a summary of all 2011 winners.

Industrial Park Collision

Great savings for Georgian College alumni, staff and students on your automobile needs!     In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees and students.  

Georgian Grizzlies Varsity Games

Cheer on the Georgian Grizzlies at a Varsity game. Entry is free! . Varsity home game schedule Date Sport Team/Event Time Wed Nov 9 WBB/MBB Durham 6 pm / 8 pm Sat Nov 12 WBB/MBB Centennial 1 pm / 3 pm Fri Nov 18 WBB/MBB Cambrian 6 pm / 8 pm Sun Nov 20 WVB/MVB Loyalist 1 pm / 3 pm Sat Nov 26 WVB/MVB Algonquin 1 pm / 3 pm Sun Nov 27 WVB/MVB La Cite 12 pm / 2 pm Sun Dec 4 WBB/MBB Fleming P 1 pm / 3 pm Wed Dec 7 WBB/MBB Seneca 6 pm […]

Operation Hero: another success

More than 100 volunteers, mostly Georgian students, came together to provide logistical support for the second annual Base Borden Run held on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Canadian Forces Base Borden. A BIG THANK YOU to all volunteers who contributed to making this event a success!

Georgian inaugurates new cenotaph

Troops and officials from CFB Borden and the wider community together officially unveiled the new cenotaph inaugurated at the Barrie Campus on Thursday, October 6. Your Alumni Association donated $10,000 to this project. The cenotaph will be inaugurated at this year’s Remembrance Day service on a very symbolical date – 11/11/11. SAVE THE DATE!

Alumni Association travel contest

Win your trip! If you are planning for a winter getaway, Advantage Intravel can help. If you book a prepackaged vacation through with any of the following suppliers: Sunwing Vacations, Sunquest Vacations, Transat Holidays, Air Canada Vacations, WestJet Vacations, Signature Vacations or Nolitours, you can WIN your trip! Simply book your trip through the alumni travel site (be sure to register and sign in before placing your booking) between September 15, 2011 and January 15, 2012, and you will automatically be entered into the contest. * By doing this you will also unlock great discounts on charter flights and […]

Manulife Financial

    The partnership with Manulife Financial gives Georgian College alumni and employees access to affordable insurance plans*, including life insurance and health and dental coverage. Here are some of the plans available, all at great rates: Health & Dental Insurance Term Life Insurance Child Life & Accident Insurance Income Protection Major Accident Protection Critical Illness Insurance Imagine the security this coverage can bring to you and your family. Find out more about these affordable insurance plans, including free insurance quotes and online applications by clicking on the links. If you have any questions about alumni insurance plans, please call […]

Important Announcement: Georgian Homecoming 2011, Sept. 23 to 25, Cancelled

The Georgian College Homecoming scheduled for September 23 to 25 is cancelled. It will be rescheduled for next year and we look forward to seeing you then. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Barrie’s Annual Oktoberfest – Georgian Alumni Night

  The Georgian College Alumni Association will be hosting an Oktoberfest Alumni night on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 4 p.m. – midnight.

Special Alumni Invitation

Your Alumni Association invites you to celebrate the grand opening of the Centre for Health and Wellness at an honorary breakfast. Learn more about this celebration and RSVP your attendance.

Grizzlies Way Celebration

Georgian’s fun-loving mascot, Growler, is having a street on the Barrie campus named after him! Attend this event on Monday, August 29, 2011


Georgian college alumni, staff and students – save 10% on your complete purchase at SoftMoc.   In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees and students.    

They stand for us…let’s stand for them

Help Honour Canadian Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Merchant Navy by Supporting the Cenotaph Project Click here to learn more about the Cenotaph Restoration Project and how you can help.

Grad recognized as upcoming global business leader

On June 7, Victoria Martin Evans was presented with an International Business Plan Award from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) at an awards ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec. The International Business Management graduate received the highest grade for submitting a completed business plan for the FITT skills course in International Trade Management. View a photo of Victoria accepting the award on Flickr.

John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus Video

The doors to the new John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus will open this September. Learn more about this exciting addition to Georgian College by checking out this cool video. Thanks to Switch Video for sharing their creativity and talent with Georgian College! httpv://

Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition

Come out to see and purchase a variety of handmade jewelry items and objects made by Georgian students. The opening of the Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition will be held in Room H121 at the Barrie Campus on April 30, starting at 7 p.m.

Georgian College receives $1.5-million gift from Bernick family

Georgian College is blazing a new trail in the academic sector by becoming the first college in Ontario to secure a $1-million endowed chair. The donation has been made by Henry Bernick, an entrepreneur and Barrie’s first land developer, who has been instrumental in the growth of the local real estate market since the 1950s. He has given the gift, which includes an additional $500,000 to create the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, with a goal of supporting entrepreneurship education and encouraging innovation in his hometown. The Centre is set to open in January 2012. Click here to read the full […]

Support Georgian Students

Take part in the inaugural Base Borden Run in support of Operation Hero. Georgian College alumni are invited to join “Team Georgian” for a 5K , 10K or half marathon run/walk to raise funds for Operation Hero, the endowed scholarship fund to support members of Canadian military families who are pursuing post-secondary education at Georgian College.

Rotary of Barrie Fun Run

Show you are proud to be a Georgian Grad by signing up for the Rotary of Barrie Fun Run (5 k run/walk or 10 k run) at – put a GC in front of your name and/or team name to help Georgian win the Corporate Challenge!

Golf tournament for PGM grads

ATTENTION grads from the Professional Golf Management Program!! Reconnect with old friends and enjoy great food and fun at the second annual PGM alumni golf tournament. This event includes a night stay at Horseshoe Resort, dinner, breakfast, golf and cart. Don’t miss out!!!

Annual SDVA Scholarship Show starts April 29

The School of Design and Visual Art (SDVA) will present its annual Scholarship Show from April 29 to May 18 in the Barrie Campus Gallery. Work from students in the Art and Design Fundamentals, Fine Arts, Interior Design, Interior Decorating, Jewellery and Metals, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Imaging and Web Animation and Design programs will be on display. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, with an official opening on April 29 from 7 – 10 p.m. The Campus Gallery is located in the Helen and Arch Brown Centre for Visual Arts (D building).

MarketTown Condominiums

Buy a condo and support your college – an exciting limited time partnership benefiting Georgian College and the Power of Education Campaign! Market Town is a new condominium development in close proximity to Georgian College and Little Lake at the corner of Duckworth and Cundles. For all sales made to Georgian alumni, staff or students, MarketTown will donate $500.00 to the College. If you are looking for a new home, check out these affordable stylish condos. Don’t forget to mention that you are a Georgian grad, staff or student to ensure that a donation comes back to the College. For […]

Barrie Convocation – Thursday, March 3, 2011

A proud day for Georgian’s newest graduating class! Congratulations to all! [slideshow id=12]

Name of Georgian’s newest campus announced

Georgian College’s newest campus will be named the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus. The name for the new facility, located at the intersection of Poplar Sideroad and Raglan Street in Collingwood, was officially unveiled at a news conference at Cranberry Resort this month. The name honours the key donor to the project – developer John Di Poce (pictured above middle, with his wife, Marie, and Georgian President and CEO Brian Tamblyn).

Toronto Hydro Career Information Session

Toronto Hydro and Georgian College – Connecting, Collaborating and Creating Career Opportunities! On Thursday, March 31, 2011, Anthony Haines, President and CEO of Toronto Hydro, along with members of his senior team, will be providing information as to what it takes to pursue an exciting career in the energy industry! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

2011 Hospitality and Tourism Career Fair

On February 1, 2011 the Alumni Association attended and sponsored the annual H&T Career Fair. A day full of fun, networking and prizes! [slideshow id=11]

Scandinave Spa

  Enjoy 20% savings to the Scandinavian Baths at Blue Mountain – just print the Privilege Program Certificate, complete and present at the spa. Check out the Scandinave Spa website for bath terms and conditions. Access code 6013 (Please note that proof of alumni, student or staff status is required to access the Scandinave Spa discount) In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees and students.  

Georgian College Regional Campus Naming Event

Please join Brian Tamblyn, President and CEO, at a news conference/community reception at the William Watts Ballroom, Cranberry Resort, 19 Keith Avenue, Collingwood, ON L9Y 4T9 when Georgian College will announce the official name of the new regional campus. A number of Georgian staff and community representatives will be on hand for this special occasion at which Brian will update everyone on the progress of this exciting project! Please plan to stay for hospitality and refreshments immediately following the official program. For those from out of town, see map for directions to Cranberry Resort. If you plan to attend this […]

Santa’s Village

Save 25 per cent on Santa’s Village tickets! Click here regarding special ticket pricing and on line instructions.     Santa’s Village is open daily from Saturday, June 22, 2013 through Labour Day and the weekend of September 7, 2013. In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees and students.    

Ontario Science Centre

Take advantage of the fantastic Preferred Partner Rates by calling 416-696-1000 or 1-888-696-1110 and quote company name: Georgian College Alumni Association and Discount Code: 29658. In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees and students.   (Please note that proof of alumni, employee and student status is required at the time of Ontario Science Centre discounted ticket pick-up)

Great Wolf Lodge

Check Great Wolf Lodge corporate leisure discount information here. The corporate discount code is GCAA. Check out the exclusive 25 per cent off corporate offer* valid between September 2 – December 19, 2013 (must book by September 9, 2013) (Please note that proof of alumni or employee status is required to access the Great Wolf Lodge discount)

Royal Ontario Museum

  SAVE UP TO 30% OFF THE REGULAR ADMISSION RATES ! Buy now and SAVE on six great exhibitions. In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees and students.


Purchase Raptors tickets for up to 35% OFF select games. Click here to access the deals and enter the promo code: GRGNALUM Purchase a Toronto Raptors mini pack.       In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees and students.    


Marlies tickets are up to 30% OFF! Last season the Toronto Marlies made the 2012 Calder Cup Finals and look to continue their winning ways this year. Use the special offer code HOCKEY to purchase discounted tickets to catch the Toronto Marlies in action at Ricoh Coliseum this season.     In addition to Georgian College alumni, this offer is extended to Georgian College employees and students.    

Gord Bastian Variety Show 2011

Enjoy an evening of comedy, song and dance as Georgian College staff and students entertain you! Performances are at the Georgian Theatre on Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24 at 7 pm. Admission tickets are $5.00 for alumni! For more information visit the Variety Show website.


On Thursday January 13, 2011, Brian Bentz, CEO of PowerStream and honorary Georgian alumnus, the Georgian College Alumni Association and College faculty, gathered at PowerStream to celebrate the success of Georgian grads at PowerStream. With 25 plus Georgian grads employed by PowerStream, faculty and grads reconnected, great prizes were distributed and ‘Proud to be a Georgian Grad’ stories were shared. [slideshow id=9] Geoffrey- Georgian Alumnus Electrical Engineering Technology 2010 httpv:// Zach- Future Georgian Alumnus httpv:// T. Walker- Georgian Alumna Human Resource Management 2010 httpv:// Kathleen- Georgian Alumna Human Resource Management 2010 httpv:// Laura- Georgian Alumna Office Admin-Executive 2008 httpv://

Magazine owned by alumna receives great opportunity

The Government of Canada recently announced funding for Riptide Resources, the publisher of Motorcycle Mojo magazine. First published in 2002, this magazine is owned by alumna Gwen Roberts (School of Design and Visual Arts 1978, Barrie Campus) and her husband Glenn. As a high-end motorcycle magazine, it deals with all makes of street bikes, travel destinations and an offering of new products.

CAI Alumni Reception

Mix and mingle with CAI alumni at the Intercontinental Hotel while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Please RSVP to Veronique Delaunois by phone 705.728.1968 x1090 or via email by Feb. 3, 2011. For further information on this alumni event click here!

Georgian grads invited!

Are you considering degree or graduate studies? Take advantage of a one-stop shopping event! Come to Georgian’s University Transfer and Degree Fair on Tuesday, January 25 in the Barrie gymnasium. Click here for further information on this event.

GeorgianView 2010 issue

Jonathan Gushue Find out what makes this Georgian grad one of the top chefs in the world. Download GeorgianView Issue 2010

The Alumni Association is a proud sponsor of both internal and external alumni and student events. Complete the Sponsorship application form to request funding.*

Alumni phone survey – your opinion counts

All new graduates, as well as those who have graduated in the last two years, from all Colleges in Ontario, will be called as part of a phone survey from a company called Forum Research Canada. This Ministry-led initiative captures opinions and experiences as well as assures program quality and graduate outcomes. Each college is required to provide the government with graduate contact information for the purpose of surveying graduates objectively. Questions? Please contact Angela Sutton, Georgian’s Director of Institutional Research, at 705.728.1968, ext. 1273 or