Human Resources Management student wins scholarship award

Published on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

A young woman wearing glasses.Crystal Young, a student in Georgian’s Human Resources Management graduate certificate program, is this year’s recipient of a scholarship award from the Human Resources Professionals Association, Barrie and District Chapter. Her stellar academic record and her involvement in numerous volunteer activities outside the classroom were some of the criteria HRPA judges used to make the decision.

Crystal has been a peer tutor and a class leader. She is a student member of the HRPA and is preparing to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exams in pursuit of her professional designation.

Enda Soostar, Human Resources professor at Georgian, says Crystal represents the best of a strong foundation the college has built in graduate certificate studies, especially for university and college graduates who are looking to launch their professional careers. “Crystal has a great sense of humour, commitment and integrity,” says Enda, “She is very well respected by both her peers and faculty alike.”

Congratulations Crystal!

Direct Energy electric vehicle charging bay and solar array unveiled at Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus

Published on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Georgian professor Dr. Ron Sky explains the benefits of having a solar array on the Owen Sound Campus. Ron Sky in background pointing at 20-unit solar array with three men in foreground listening with their backs turned from the camera.
Georgian professor Dr. Ron Sky explains the benefits of having a solar array on the Owen Sound Campus. The solar array was donated to the college by Direct Energy. The company also installed an electric vehicle charging bay, which will be used by drivers who visit, study or work at the campus as well as for student research.

Representatives from Direct Energy gathered at Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus on Sept. 19 to celebrate the company’s collaboration with the college and the installation of a solar array and electric vehicle (EV) charging bay.

The charging bay will power up research and unique hands-on learning opportunities for students while also helping the environment.  Continue reading

Co-op accreditation moves Georgian to front of the line for experiential education

Published on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Georgian College has received accreditation for 12 of its co-operative education programs from the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). Georgian is the first college in Ontario to achieve this accreditation.

CAFCE accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes that Georgian has met a wide range of quality standards in its programming. Continue reading

Georgian Drive lane closure update

Published on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

The right-hand turning lane from westbound Georgian Drive onto northbound Duckworth Street will be closed as of Monday, Sept. 19 for two to three weeks while the intersection is rebuilt as part of the Highway 400 improvement project. Continue reading

New Segal International Centre at the Barrie Campus a home away from home for Georgian’s 1,100 international students

Published on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

: Taking part in the ribbon cutting for the new Segal International Centre at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus are, from left, international student ambassador Marvin Patani; guard.me President and founder Keith Segal and wife Sharon; Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes; Leslie Palson, Dean of International Education and Development at Georgian; and international student Paulo Cardoso from Brazil.
Taking part in the ribbon cutting for the new Segal International Centre at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus are, from left, international student ambassador Marvin Patani; guard.me President and founder Keith Segal and wife Sharon; Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes; Leslie Palson, Dean of International Education and Development at Georgian; and international student Paulo Cardoso from Brazil.

Imagine that you’ve just arrived in a new country to attend college. Maybe it’s your first time away from home. Maybe you don’t know the language. Maybe you don’t know anyone. The hardest thing you’ll do now is navigate your way through the complex support system at your school. Continue reading

Deadline to opt-out or make changes to student health plan is Sept. 30

Published on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

 All full-time Georgian College students are automatically enrolled in the student health and dental plan. If they already have coverage under another plan, they can opt-out if they do so by Sept. 30. This deadline also applies to those who want to make changes to their plan, such as adding a family member.

 For more information, visit myStudentplan.ca or the frequently asked questions section of the Georgian College Students’ Association web page.

Plan an alternate route: Lane closure on Georgian Dr.

Published on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

The right-hand turning lane on Georgian Dr. approaching Duckworth St. is closed while the intersection is rebuilt as part of the Highway 400 improvement project. The lane will be closed for some time to accommodate this work. You may need to adjust your travel plans accordingly.

To avoid delays, if you need to access Highway 400 or 11, you may wish to do so via Penetanguishene Rd.

To get to other points in the city, consider using the Cook St. or Bell Farm Rd/Duckworth St. gates.

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