CBC’s Doc Project highlights Georgian
November 28, 2019

Wearing the tall hat signalling head chef status for the night's service, Harpreet Kaur Insan (left) jokes with Gurleen Singh and Harmandeep Kaur Brar over the sizzling biryani pan.
Wearing the tall hat signalling head chef status for the night's service, Harpreet Kaur Insan (left) jokes with Gurleen Singh and Harmandeep Kaur Brar over the sizzling biryani pan. (Jennifer Warren/CBC)

Two of Georgian’s international students at the South Georgian Bay Campus have been featured in a new episode of CBC’s The Doc Project with Acey Rowe.

In response to a shortage of tourism-related labour in the Collingwood area, students like Harprett Kaur Insan and Gurleen Singh are part of a new pilot program that places international Hospitality-Hotel and Resort Operations students in part-time roles at Blue Mountain and Living Water Resorts, while they are studying alongside domestic students at Georgian. Since many of the students are already overcoming the difficulties of homesickness and loneliness that come with moving away from home, this initiative helps make finding work one less thing they have to worry about.

To learn more about this innovative program and how international students are moving to the forefront of the tourism industry, while completing their studies, you can listen to the CBC podcast, read the story or visit the Hotel and Resort Operations Management program page.