Upcoming Events


Flyer for Research, Innovation and Scholarship Day

Research, Innovation and Scholarship Day

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Georgian College Barrie Campus

Be inspired by examples of student, faculty and staff projects. Learn about the research, published books and papers, major projects, innovative ideas and inventions that are happening at Georgian.

  • Presentations by students, staff, faculty and community partners
  • Book readings in a book nook designed by our very own students!
  • Technology demonstrations
  • Keynote Speakers – Rod Muir, Ashley Wallis and Meghan Attwater
  • Innov8 Showcase
  • Jewelery Expo and the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre Marketplace
Lunch & learn

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. | Georgian College Barrie Campus

Georgian’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation invites you to learn about the exciting research and scholarship activities that your colleagues are doing! Hollie Hie presents on Developing best practices for serving clients with mild to moderate mental health issues within the Employment Ontario Employment Service.

Past Events


Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series

Date: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Location: Room C259 – Barrie Campus
Videoconference: Room A101 – Orillia Campus

The Centre for Applied Research and Innovation invites you to learn about the exciting research and scholarship activities that your colleagues are doing!

Presenter: Dr. Greg Anderson, M.Sc., PhD, Departments of Engineering and Sustainability Science, Lakehead University, and School of Health, Wellness, and Sciences, Georgian College

Title: “Blood Vessels, Blood Pressure and the Developing Heart: Unraveling the Genetic Mysteries of the Cardiovascular System”

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series

Date: Feb. 23, 2017

Location: Room A101 – Orillia Campus
Videoconference: Room C259 – Barrie Campus, Room A147, Owen Sound Campus

The Centre for Applied Research and Innovation invites you to learn about the exciting research and scholarship activities that your colleagues are doing!

Presenter: Dr. Howard Bloom, PhD, MEd., Professor, Human Services and Community Safety

Title: “The Human Animal Bond in Educational and Community Contexts – Applied Research and Innovation: The Sweet Charity Canine Ambassador and Diabetes Alert/Medical Assistance Dog programs”

College and Ford celebrate charging stations and renewal of electric vehicle leases

Representatives from Ford Motor Company of Canada and Barrie Ford gathered at the Barrie campus June 29 to celebrate collaboration with the college and the two-year lease renewal of two electric vehicles (EVs).

Project partners visited the campus to see the work students have been doing that will further develop technology and innovation in this field. Click here to read the full story.

Vice-chair of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal speaking at Georgian
March 23, 2017

Susheel Gupta, Vice-Chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and an Ontario Bar Association President’s Award winner, will speak at Georgian’s Barrie Campus on Thursday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to noon in Room K229A. Gupta – whose mother was killed in the Air India Flight 182 bombing over Ireland in 1985 – will tell a powerful and engrossing story about activating ethics to triumph over tragedy, and the importance of advocating for others. This free event is sponsored by the Simcoe County Law Association in collaboration with Georgian’s Health, Wellness and Sciences division and the Georgian College Research Ethics Board.

Environmental Technology Tech Report Poster Session

Students had the opportunity to share their research findings at the Environmental Technology Tech Report Poster Session.

Posters were set up conference style. There were a great range of research topics this semester. Here are some of the highlights:

  • alkalinity in snow pack and impacts on Lake Simcoe
  • invasive mussel impacts on Lake Simcoe
  • effects of road salt on steel water mains
  • assessment of peak discharge of stormwater and Lake Ontario nutrient loading
  • distribution of microplastics along shorelines in Barrie and Keswick
  • assessment of bee health in Simcoe County

Annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Day

Date: April 11, 2017

Location: Barrie Campus

The second annual event will take place in the afternoon and evening and is open to all academic and administrative areas. It will feature:

  • a keynote speaker
  • poster presentation and oral presentation opportunities for students, faculty and staff
  • a book tent
  • an innovation showcase

The event is a great way for students to showcase their capstone/class projects and for faculty and staff to present their innovative/scholarly work to the community. Please consider how you, your students and your colleagues might participate.

Entrepreneurship Learning Channel: Disruptive Innovation

New technologies are continuously changing how we work, live and play. New business models are emerging as established ones are being disrupted. Many of these innovations are fundamentally changing businesses, schools and communities, and are coming at an ever increasing pace. This inspirational workshop will touch on many of the key change drivers, and highlight how creative thinking is helping organizations harness disruptive innovations with the goal of growing their businesses or addressing difficult “grand challenges” within communities.

Georgian Research Analyst Students win top honours at national conference

Students from Georgian’s Research Analyst graduate certificate program recently received top honours in competitions held by the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA), a Canadian not-for-profit association representing all aspects of the market intelligence and survey research industry.

At the MRIA’s national conference in Montreal this June:

  • Khyati Parmar was announced as the winner of the Jack F. Graydon award (of $1,000) for the best essay on marketing research by a student enrolled in one of the MRIA’s accredited programs (including Georgian, Algonquin College, Humber College and University of Georgia)
  • the team of Khyati Parmar, Biya Sha, and Kimi Arora also were awarded second place in a student case competition involving 39 students from nine colleges and universities across Canada (winning $2,000); honourable mentions also went to the team of Lucas Beal, Nikita Satoskar, and Amanda Allnut, who did a great job representing the program at this event as well

Please join us in congratulating our students on their achievements! The Research Analyst program is one of Canada’s longest-running programs, dedicated to preparing students for careers in applied research. It has a great reputation among employers and more than 600 alumni working in all parts of the research industry from business to government and the non-profit sectors.

RAP Student

RAP Team

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