Georgian set to host OCAA Badminton Championships

Published on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

A group of badminton players.The Athletic Centre at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College is ready to welcome the top 48 student-athletes to this year’s Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Badminton Championships presented by belairdirect Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18. Continue reading

Georgian plans for strong, sustainable future

Published on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

For 50 years, a strong vision, clear sense of purpose and unyielding accountability to students and community has been the backbone of Georgian College. This continues under the new strategic plan launched last fall after 10 months of extensive consultation. Georgian’s plan is built on four pillars: accelerated success, meaningful collaboration, inspired innovation and strong foundations.

Georgian is implementing a series of operational decisions aligned with the strong foundations pillar to maintain a balanced budget and ensure a strong, sustainable future. Continue reading

Local businesses support FIRST Robotics event at Georgian

Published on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

A team at a FIRST Robotics event last year, mid-competition - standing behind the plexiglass around the ring
A team in action at a 2016 FIRST Robotics event

On March 25 and 26, Georgian College is hosting Barrie’s largest ever robotics competition. Several local businesses are rallying to support the event.

Nissan is the presenting sponsor. Honda is the Georgian Team Pit and Machine Shop Sponsor. Prodomax is the food lounge and meal sponsor. InvestBarrie is an event partner. Advanced Motion and Controls Ltd is an event supporter. Continue reading

Georgian to launch 10 new programs this fall

Published on Friday, Feb. 03, 2017

Laughing chef student talking to another student in a bake labGeorgian College is continuing its leadership in education with the addition of 10 new programs starting in September. The programs are a mix of diploma, certificate and graduate certificates and also include two degree-diplomas in partnership with Lakehead University. Continue reading

Mechanical Technician students benefit from Gene Haas Scholarship

Published on Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017

A group of students in a workshop.Since 2014, the Gene Haas Foundation has generously donated over $134,000 in support of Georgian’s Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills program. These funds go toward the Gene Haas Scholarship which rewards students in the program who achieve an average of 75 per cent or higher in their third semester.

To date, over 100 students have benefited from this scholarship. Pictured here are this year’s award recipients.

Learn more about awards and scholarships at Georgian.

Students hosting Connect 2 Careers hospitality job fair

Published on Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017

Connect 2 Careers 2Georgian students looking for co-op positions and employment have the chance to land a job at the Connect 2 Careers hospitality job fair at the Barrie Campus gym on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Employers from a wide variety of hospitality industries – from spas to golf clubs – are filling positions in food and beverage, event planning, office administration, customer service, adventure recreation, leisure and more.

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Grizzlies volleyball: Men set record and women clinch win

Published on Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017

A male volleyball player spiking the ballThe Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s volleyball teams had a big night at the Georgian Athletic Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 30 when they hosted the George Brown Huskies.

The men’s team continued their winning streak with an impressive 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-19) victory over a Huskies team that put up a good fight. Adam Bielby had a team-high 15 points (11 kills, three service aces and one block) while Liam Gray had 34 assists and nine digs. Continue reading

Students learn what it takes to be an ultrapreneur

Published on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017


A smiling young man makes holds his hands up. Ultrapreneur, learn, network, succeed.

The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre (HBEC) hosted Ultrapreneur at the Barrie Campus last week with more than 70 students from a variety of academic backgrounds in attendance. Thanks to TEC – The Executive Committee – some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs came to share their successes and talk about hurdles they overcame along the way. HBEC mentor Chris Adams facilitated an engaging panel. Continue reading

Dual Credit program presents its first scholarship award

Published on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Two women stand on a stage, one holding a brown envelope.
Student Megan Federovich (right) receives her Dual Credit Award from Michelle Rao, Manager, School College Partnerships, at a recent award ceremony.

For the first time ever, Georgian College has awarded a scholarship to a student who has taken a dual credit here and come back to enrol in a full-time program. The scholarship  winner is Megan Federovich, a graduate of Innisdale Secondary School in Barrie and now in her second semester of the Child and Youth Care (CYC) program. Continue reading

Epic battle of robots coming to Georgian March 25 and 26

Published on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Robots in competition at a 2016 FIRST Robotics event, with the crowd looking on
Some robots in action at a 2016 FIRST Robotics event

Georgian will host Barrie’s largest-ever robotics competition on March 25 and 26 at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre. The FIRST Robotics Competition will pit 35 robots, built and programmed by teams of Ontario high school students, against one another in an epic battle that combines sport, science, and teamwork.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international organization, recently announced the theme, parameters and goals for the 2017 robotics season. The game is called FIRST STEAMWORKS. Students have only 45 days to develop custom, 120-pound robots that collect fuel, install gears, and climb structures. Continue reading

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