Orientation arrives Sept. 6

Published on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

OrientationAll seven Georgian campuses celebrate the start of the school year with Orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 6 – while there will be no classes that day, there will be lots of fun and informative events to transition new students to the college. Continue reading

Faculty member’s art featured at MacLaren Art Centre

Published on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016

Two people holding up a really large, colourful canvas
Gary (right) and MacLaren curator Renee Van Der Avoird with one of the pieces on display.

Collages and large paintings by Gary Evans, Georgian’s Fine Arts program co-ordinator and Campus Gallery director, are currently on display at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie.

The show, Farther Afield, will be the anchor exhibit at the MacLaren until Sunday, Oct. 30.

On Friday, Sept. 23 from 12:15 to 1 p.m., join Gary at the MacLaren for free talk called Art for Lunch: The Art of Painting with Gary Evans.

Read more about Gary and the exhibit in the Barrie Examiner.

Mexican teachers gain new teaching insights at Georgian College

Published on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

Mexican college professor Mercedes Ayarzagoitia has been soaking up new teaching techniques while attending a customized program at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus this summer.
Mexican college professor Mercedes Ayarzagoitia has been soaking up new teaching techniques while attending a customized program at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus this summer.

Midway through her career in project management and human resources for a corporate employer in her native Mexico, Mercedes Ayarzagoitia decided to make a change and switch fields, becoming a college teacher. Continue reading

Georgian and Mexican postsecondary sector collaborate on educational opportunities

Published on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes and Dr. Salvador Jara Guerrero, Sub Secretary of Higher Education, Mexico, sign an agreement to work more closely together on projects of mutual interest.
Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes and Dr. Salvador Jara Guerrero, Sub Secretary of Higher Education, Mexico, sign an agreement to work more closely together on projects of mutual interest.

Georgian College and the higher education system in Mexico plan to work more closely together in the near future.

Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes and Dr. Salvador Jara Guerrero, Sub-Secretary of Higher Education, officially signed an agreement at the Barrie Campus on Thursday, Aug. 11 to collaborate on numerous educational initiatives. Continue reading

Check out Georgian’s new Part-time Studies website

Published on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

Part-time Studies websiteThe Georgian College Part-time Studies website now has a completely new look and feel.

Plans for the redesign began a year ago with Part-time Studies compiling student and staff feedback. Audience personas, website scenarios and mock-ups were created based on the feedback received by Part-time Studies. Many departments, including staff from Part-time Studies, IT and Marketing and Communication were involved in the process. Website development, including an external vendor, StrataPrime, began last March. Continue reading

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

Published on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

John Holland celebrates the opening of the John and Eileen Holland Study Lounge in Automotive Business School of Canada.
John Holland celebrates the opening of the 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. Continue reading

Barrie Campus community garden officially opens

Published on Monday, Aug. 08, 2016

Student Avery Konda, left, and Dr. Catherine Drea, Vice President Academic and Student Engagement, plant an apple tree to inaugurate the Community Garden at the Barrie Campus on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.
Student Avery Konda, left, and Dr. Catherine Drea, Vice President Academic and Student Engagement, plant a cherry tree to inaugurate the Community Garden at the Barrie Campus.

An innovative community garden is taking shape at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College this summer. With hungry students as its focus, it will be ready for full use in the 2017 growing season.

On Monday, Aug. 8, Environmental Technology student Avery Konda and Dr. Catherine Drea, Vice President Academic and Student Engagement, together planted a cherry tree to inaugurate the garden.

Located at the north end of the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences, the garden will eventually consist of one dozen 12 by 12-foot plots that will be available to the Georgian community for growing a variety of fruit trees, and leafy greens and other vegetables. Continue reading

The family that studies together, thrives together

Published on Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2016

Yolanda Bethencourt, centre, with her children Miguel and Carolina.
Yolanda Bethencourt, centre, with her children Miguel and Carolina.

When riots and gunfire broke out near the university campus that Miguel Herrera Bethencourt was attending, his mother Yolanda decided enough was enough.

She felt saddened to watch Venezuela, her native country, descend into unrest and violence. It was time for her children to study somewhere safer. Continue reading

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