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Kick start your future with a Get Help to Go Back event at Georgian College on Aug. 15

Woman and her children get help from male Georgian staff member

Georgian’s friendly staff will be on hand to answer questions and help process applications at the Kick Start Your Future – Get Help to Go Back event on Aug. 15 at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

Host an international student and experience global travel right from your home

Four international students - one male and three females, standing outside.This fall, Georgian will welcome new international students to its campuses, and the college is looking to local families to help provide a place to stay through its Homestay program.

The Homestay program allows international students to learn about life in Canada and adjust to their new community with the help of host families. Read more...

Cabinetmaking students show their best work at annual exhibit

Students in Georgian College’s Cabinetmaking Techniques program will display their work at the fifth annual Student Cabinetmaking Exhibit, starting Tuesday, Aug. 8 in the Helen and Arch Brown building at the Barrie Campus. The grand opening takes place between 7 and 9 p.m.; the exhibit continues Wednesday, Aug. 9 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Read more...

Environmental students support Tiny Township pollinator program

Environmental Technician and Technology students from Georgian College help bees through unique pollinator programThree Environmental Technician and Environmental Technology students are spending time this summer gaining experience in land stewardship and habitat protection through the Township of Tiny’s unique Pollinator Themed Youth Stewardship Program. Pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and flies.

The students have been using their knowledge of environmental sustainability to create and promote new pollinator habitats within the township, including creating new wildflower gardens and incorporating native wildflowers that are pollinator friendly into existing gardens. Read more...

Georgian College names two new deans

Georgian College has named two new deans. Stephanie Dimech is joining Georgian as Dean, Human Services and Community Safety. Fred Varkaris will serve as Dean, Owen Sound Campus.

Dimech is currently Associate Dean, School of Community and Social Services at Humber College. She begins her new position on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Varkaris comes to Georgian from Fanshawe College, where he was Chair of the Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology. He begins his new role on Monday, July 31. Read more...

Georgian administrators recognized with province-wide awards

OCASA winners Megan Fenton and Catharine Drea

The Ontario College Administrators Network honoured Dr. Catherine Drea, left, with the Doug Light Lifetime Achievement Award and Megan Fenton, right, with the Emerging Leader Award. Read more...

Kempenfelt Conference Centre update

The Kempenfelt Conference Centre will be returned to the Province of Ontario after Georgian College ceases to operate it on Oct. 31, 2017.

The reconveyance of the centre is in accordance with the covenants placed on the title when the property was originally transferred from the Province to Georgian in 1981. Read more...

Scottish museum provides once-in-a-lifetime student internship experience

woman wearing a sweater, glasses and latex gloves stands next to museum display caseGeorgian College Museum and Gallery Studies student Carlie Manners is enjoying an amazing educational opportunity in Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway region. Carlie is interning over the summer in the collections department of the Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura. She’s the second Georgian student to have chosen this particular international destination and among four students currently pursuing an internship overseas.

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Georgian students and alumni submit pioneering ideas to William G. Davis Innovation Fund

Colleges Ontario's 50th anniversary logo: the start of something amazingFive Georgian College students and alumni are among the 83 applicants from graduates and current students of Ontario’s 24 colleges for the William G. Davis Innovation Fund.

The Hon. William G. Davis was minister of education from 1962 to 1971 and a visionary who played a vital role in creating Ontario’s college system. Read more...

Something About a Bed - RVH awareness campaign that went viral

three women and one man holding RVH Foundation signs in front of a classroom blackboard

Students Hunter Markle, Mandy Fernandes, Danny Bui, and Tara Macdonald created Something About a Bed, a highly successful RVH Child and Youth Mental Health awareness campaign that went viral. Read more...