Hot off the Press student print show starts Thursday, Nov. 6

Published on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

This multi colour photo etching by second-year Georgian College Fine Arts student Ceilidh Williams
This multi-colour photo etching by second-year Georgian College Fine Arts student Ceilidh Williams is just one of many prints that will be available at the Hot Off the Press print sale Nov. 6 to 8.

Hot off the Press, the annual sale of hand-made prints by Fine Arts students, takes place Nov. 6 to 8 at the Campus Gallery, Helen and Arch Brown Centre for the Visual Arts, Barrie Campus.

The show and sale features a dazzling array of styles, subjects and techniques – all at extremely reasonable prices. Proceeds support such design and visual arts program activities as guest artist lectures.

A limited number of master prints from artists associated with Georgian College will also be available for a price of $200 each. This price does not reflect the true market value of these artists’ work. Featured artists offering master prints this year include David Alexander, Tony Urquhart, Val Nelson, Patrick Mahon, Stu Oxley, Ted Fullerton, Jeffrey Spalding and Sadko Hadzihasanovic.

Sale hours are 10 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8.

Business 2 Innovation celebrates research opportunities for local businesses

Published on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Georgian College Business to Innovation event at Barrie Campus Oct. 28
Dr. Andrew Dean, Vice President, Research, Economic Development and Innovation, Lakehead University with MaryLynn West-Moynes, President, Georgian College, at the Business 2 Innovation event, held Oct. 28 at the Barrie Campus.

Georgian College and Lakehead University co-hosted their fourth annual Business 2 Innovation (B2I) evening Oct. 28 at the Barrie Campus. The event encourages learning, collaboration and interaction by connecting industry and researchers to create partnerships. Continue reading

Georgian supports food entrepreneurs with innovative new program

Published on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Food entrepreneurs in Central Ontario now have a new resource when it comes to navigating regulations in their industry.

Georgian College, in partnership with Grey, Bruce and Simcoe Counties, has announced the launch of a unique curriculum tailored for the booming field of local food production and processing.

Food Safety Regulatory Training is a two-day seminar that provides food entrepreneurs, farmers and food retailers with the most up-to-date knowledge and tools to better understand the complexities of the highly regulated food sector. Continue reading

Georgian sponsors Barrie Business Week

Published on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Mayor Lehman talks to a group of business people at Alumni HallBarrie Mayor Jeff Lehman was at Georgian’s Barrie Campus on Oct. 22 to mark the opening of the day-long Bridges to Better Business conference in Alumni Hall.

The event, part of Barrie Business Week, was designed to provide development and growth tools for businesses. Expert entrepreneurs were on hand to discuss digital marketing and IT, global business opportunities, human resource strategies, sales and marketing, along with growth and succession planning.

Barrie Business Week is sponsored in part by Georgian’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre.

An adorable convocation guest

Published on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

a happy graduate, wearing her convocation gown, holds her son.
Opticianry graduate Whitney Marshall brought her son, Paul Davis, to convocation.

On Oct. 21, approximately 1,100 students graduated from a wide range of Georgian programs. Friends and family members flocked to the Barrie Campus as guests, making this one of the most meaningful times of the academic year.

Opticianry graduate Whitney Marshall of Orillia brought her son, Paul Davis — born just two weeks ago — to her convocation ceremony. Paul also accompanied his mom to her national opticianry certification exam last weekend.

This is one of several convocation ceremonies being held this month at the Orillia, Barrie and Owen Sound campuses at which a total of 1,400 students are graduating.


Owen Sound Practical Nursing graduate wins 2013/2014 Governor General’s Medal

Published on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Hard work and dedication have paid off for Practical Nursing graduate Karin Stockwell. She has won the 2013/2014 Governor General’s Academic Medal at Georgian College.

The annual award recognizes the graduating student with the highest academic performance at Georgian. President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes presented Stockwell with her medal during convocation ceremonies at the Owen Sound Campus on Oct. 16. Continue reading

Georgian event to pair mentors with Collingwood agencies

Published on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Imagine if new entrepreneurs could shorten their learning curve and gain insights from experienced business owners. Such advising could help jump-start new businesses and give them a stronger likelihood of surviving and thriving.

That is the concept behind a free business mentorship event planned for the John di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus of Georgian College on Friday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Continue reading

Barrie mayoral candidates debate student issues

Published on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Ram, Zachary and Jeff deep in conversation
Barrie mayoral candidates Ram Faerber, left, Zachary Gillespie-Rogers and incumbent Jeff Lehman converse before the debate Friday Oct. 17, hosted by the Barrie Students’ Administrative Council in Alumni Hall at Georgian College. Students and staff were invited to hear the candidates’ positions and pose questions. (Georgian College / Doug Crawford)

Three of the four candidates for Barrie mayor brought their campaign to the Barrie Campus of Georgian College on Friday, Oct. 17. Incumbent Jeff Lehman and challengers Ram Faerber and Zachary Gillespie-Rogers took part in a debate hosted by the Barrie Students’ Administrative Council.

Top issues included affordable housing, transportation and employment opportunities for Georgian graduates. Continue reading

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