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Health care studies a priority at Georgian’s Muskoka Campus

Published on Friday, Jun. 24, 2016

A male student in a lab chatting with a female studentWith health care topping the list for today’s in-demand careers, it’s not too late to pursue a career in the health sciences. Spots are still open for the Pre-health Sciences and Personal Support Worker programs at Georgian College’s Muskoka Campus.

The campus offers full-time classes in Pre-Health Sciences starting in September as well as classes in the Personal Support Worker program beginning in January.

Not sure which career to pursue in the health care sector? The one-year Pre-Health Sciences certificate program is designed to assist students in determining which health science program will best suit their needs. It provides students with the opportunity to examine the expectations of various health science disciplines and to assess their suitability and compatibility in relation to these expectations.

Recent high school graduates or mature students wanting to return to postsecondary education may wish to access this program to enrich their knowledge of health science related courses and also to obtain necessary prerequisites for admissions to other programs.

The Personal Support Worker program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to provide support services to people living at home, in long-term care or acute care facilities, and to function as integral members of the health care team. Those who have successfully completed the program will have demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate with clients, families and members of the health care team.

Georgian’s Muskoka Campus offers academic upgrading, flexible schedules, and a welcoming community of faculty and staff to help you build your future career in health and wellness

The campus also offers the Registered Practical Nursing program through part-time studies and continues to offer other part-time courses that meet local industry needs.

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W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck recognized with Honorary Degree at Owen Sound Campus convocation

Published on Friday, Jun. 17, 2016

W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck, centre, receives the Georgian College Board of Governors’ Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree during convocation ceremonies at the Owen Sound Campus June 16. Presenting the degree are Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes, left, and Board Vice Chair Jim Bertram.
W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck, centre, receives the Georgian College Board of Governors’ Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree during convocation ceremonies at the Owen Sound Campus June 16. Presenting the degree are Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes, left, and Board Vice Chair Jim Bertram.

Owen Sound entrepreneur and community builder W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck has long sung the praises of Georgian College. Today, Georgian College, in turn praised one of its most prominent boosters. Continue reading

Georgian helps raise more than $13,000

Published on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016

Georgian staff members are shown in running/walking gear and a young woman stands beside a police officer.

The fifth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, held in Shelburne June 1, raised more than $13,000.

In addition to sponsoring prizes for the run, the Georgian Career and Employment Community Services team in Orangeville participated with other local businesses and residents who brought awareness and much-needed funds to assist Special Olympic athletes.

Part-time employee vote: OPSEU representation

Published on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is seeking to represent part-time support staff and student employees on college campuses across Ontario. All part-time support staff and student employees who are working now or who worked during the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to vote.

The following voting schedule has been established by the Ontario Labour Relations Board for Georgian locations:

Date Campus Address Times Location

June 20

Barrie Campus One Georgian Drive

Barrie ON

9 a.m. to noon

2 to 5 p.m.

Lander Lounge



June 21

Bracebridge 111 Wellington Street

Bracebridge ON

9:30 to 10 a.m. Room 109

June 21

Orillia 825 Memorial Avenue

Orillia ON

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Room A101

June 22

Orangeville 22 Centennial Road

Orangeville ON

9 to 10 a.m. Room 202

June 22

Owen Sound 1450 Eighth St E

Owen Sound ON

1 to 1:30 p.m. Room A147

June 22

John Di Poce South Georgian Bay 499 Raglan Street

Collingwood ON

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Room 121

June 27

Midland 649 Prospect Blvd

Midland ON

10 to 11 a.m. Room 118

June 28

Kempenfelt Conference Centre 3722 Fairway Road

Innisfil, ON

9 to 10 a.m. Seminar C / Main

In addition to the Georgian locations, eligible voters may exercise their right to vote at any Ontario College. The full voting schedule is posted at

Please read the question and answer fact sheet for more details.

Any part-time support staff or student employee unsure of their eligibility to vote is encouraged to contact their current or past manager at Georgian.


Partnership sparks provincial recognition

Published on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016

A woman is presented with a plaque surrounded by uniformed fire staff.
Georgian’s Scott Emslie and Becca Allan are presented with the Ontario Fire Marshal Award.

A team of Georgian staff, faculty and students was recognized recently by the Ontario Fire Marshal. They were presented with the 2016 Public Fire Safety Council’s Fire Safety Action Award. Continue reading

Precision Skills student hopes to represent Canada in WorldSkills Competition

Published on Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016

Eng Tech male student (Jonathan Adair) holding the gold medal he won at the Skills Canada competition.For the second time in a row, a Georgian student has graced the podium in the Skills Canada competition. Jonathan Adair, a recent graduate of the Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills program at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus, earned the highest mark in computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling and a gold medal in the overall CNC category at the national competition held earlier this month in Moncton, New Brunswick. Continue reading

Local business provides organic olive oil to Georgian’s culinary programs

Published on Wednesday, Jun. 08, 2016

A group of people including one in chef's whites stand in front of an olive oil display.
Chef Philip Leach and Michael Agema of Georgian’s culinary programs (right) welcome a new partnership with Markku and Sarah Heino, owners of Yhdessä Olive Oil company (shown here with their son and a helper).

Yhdessä Olive Oil, a Barrie company owned by Markku and Sarah Heino,  has announced it will provide organic olive oil to Georgian’s culinary programs. With the culinary programs using approximately 500 litres of the oil a year, this will undoubtedly prove to be a tasteful partnership!

The Yhdessä oil (Yhdessä means “together” in Finnish) is from the Messenia municipality of Greece. Made from Koroneiki olives, the oil harvested and pressed at the height of olive season. The Koroneiki is considered “the queen of olives” and is recognized as one of the preferred varieties for oil production. Picked while still green, the olive is highly prized for its aromatic, strongly flavoured oil, perfect for enjoying in its natural raw state or added at the end of cooking. The olive oil is sourced from organic farms and shipped directly to Barrie, where it is bottled and distributed all over the world.

Learn more about Georgian’s culinary programs. Check out Yhdessä Olive Oil’s Facebook page.



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