Barrie philanthropist Jane Jackson honoured at appreciation event on June 4
June 04, 2019

Georgian College honoured local philanthropist Jane Jackson at an appreciation event on June 4. The event was held to recognize Jane’s ongoing support of Georgian and its students, and in particular, her generous investment in the Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre. Georgian staff, students and special guests gathered for a plaque unveiling for a new Bring Your Own Device lab where students can plug in and stay connected during class.

The lab has convenient charging stations at every desk and is set up to encourage lively discussion and teamwork. It also has two projectors, which allow for engaging presentations and lectures. Helping Jane with the unveiling were MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian College President and CEO, and Mayank Bisht, a Big Data Analytics student. Following the unveiling, guests participated in a fun activity organized by the Big Data Analytics students followed by afternoon tea to honour Jane’s Scottish ties.

A smiling older white woman with glasses and short bobbed blonde hair. She's holding up dainty tea cup and saucer and posing in front of a sign saying "Jane (Brown) Jackson
An older white woman with short blonde bobbed hair pulling down a black cloth from a sign. Helping her to her right is another white blonde woman wearing a gray business suit and a young Indian male with blue jeans and a light blue dress shirt.
Three people sitting at a table holding cell phones. There's a young white blonde female at the left end; an older blonde woman with glasses in the middle and a young Indian male with black hair and beard wearing a light blue dress shirt on the end.