Georgian VP and deans take on ALS ice bucket challenge

Published on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A group of academic staff from Georgian College midway through dumping cold water on their heads.
Vice President Baldev Pooni and other academic colleagues are the latest Georgian employees to shiver through the challenge. From left to right: Baldev Pooni, Vice President, Academic and University Programming; Marion Lougas, Campus Principal, Owen Sound Campus; Nina Koniuch, Associate Dean, School and Health and Wellness; Barb Watts, Associate Dean, School of Business; Cass Thompson, Dean, School of Health and Wellness; Sean Madorin, Associate Dean, School of Health and Wellness; Anita Arvast, Professor, University Partnership Centre; and James Smith, Associate Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation.

Over the last few weeks, several groups of Georgian staff and faculty have taken part in the ALS ice bucket challenge, raising funds to combat the neurodegenerative disease.

Many, including VP Baldev Pooni, Dean Cassandra Thompson, and Owen Sound Campus Principal Marion Lougas, dumped ice water over their heads in front of a crowd at the Barrie Campus. Here’s a video of their exploit.

Professor Lance Triskle filmed his cold water episode, and staff from the Centre for Teaching and Learning have even gone so far as to challenge Col. Chris Hadfield to take part.

For more information on ALS, and to donate, visit

A large group of Georgian Stores staff, sitting on a curb and wincing as the water pours over them.
Staff from Georgian Stores, including one yogi (left), close their eyes as the cold water comes down.






Georgian College unveils new brand

Published on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

600 Georgian staff members stand in a big group, with the Georgian logo in frontFollowing months of broad consultation and development, Georgian College has unveiled a new brand position and logo.

Focusing on the theme of “accelerate success”, the new brand identity combines a stylized image of a leaf and Georgian’s familiar green and blue colours with a new forward-looking “accelerator” symbol. Continue reading

Georgian’s Teixeira sets record with win

Published on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Student stands next to a bright yellow car that's covered in stickers - with a helmet on the hood
Georgian’s Rui Teixeira at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

Georgian’s own Rui Teixeira had a record-breaking performance at the Canadian Touring Car Championship on Aug. 6  in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières was plagued with rain during practice and qualifying sessions. Teixeira, a 19-year-old student in Georgian’s Automotive Business program, had never driven his Lombardi Honda Fit in wet weather, leaving the young driver to make adjustments on the fly. Continue reading

Dunsmore walkway closed for construction (Barrie Campus)

Published on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

RVH needs to expand and pave a staff parking lot at the rear of the building. To accommodate construction, the walking path that runs from Dunsmore Lane to Gallie Court will be shut for approximately 12 weeks, beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Signs will be posted at either end of the walkway.

Those who use the walking path may detour along Cheltenham Road (Cheltenham Road is south of Dunsmore, across from Cheltenham Park). This path leads directly to the Barrie Campus, entering near the student residence.

We apologize for the inconvenience; however Ministry of Labour laws dictate that the path must be closed during the construction period.

When re-opened, the Dunsmore pathway will be paved and lit, making it much more accessible and safer.



New website launched to share Georgian-Lakehead degree expansion plan

Published on Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014

UGeorgian University Partnership Centre and Lakehead University have an innovative plan to offer students a different kind of education – the best of college and the best of university, combined.

A website has been created to provide information about the new Georgian-Lakehead Plan. Launched this week, is the one-stop shop to learn about the plan, stay up to date on its progress, and find out how it will benefit students and our communities for years to come. The website also offers visitors the opportunity to share their thoughts and comments. Continue reading

Grey County approves $2 million for Marine Emergency Training and Research Centre

Published on Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014

The front doors of the Owen Sound Campus.Grey County Council has approved $2-million in funding over 10 years for Georgian’s Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Training and Research Centre in Owen Sound. The decision was made Aug. 5, 2014.

The funding is the largest commitment ever made by the council toward economic development, and represents a large portion of the $7 million needed to build the facility.

Learn more about this exciting announcement in this Grey County news release. Read about Georgian’s marine training expansion plans in this news release from June.


Lions Club lends roaring support for Opticianry students

Published on Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Barrie Lions Club and Georgian College Opticianry students want everyone to see more clearly.

That’s why a group of Lions recently visited the Georgian College Optical clinic in the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness to present the final payment in its $250,000 pledge. Continue reading

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