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Shaun McCracken to head Georgian College Alumni Association Executive Council

A young man in a grey and white striped shirtGeorgian College is pleased to announce that Shaun McCracken has been named the new chair of the Alumni Association Executive Council (AAEC). McCracken is a graduate of the Business Administration – Professional Golf Management program, class of 2010.

An active member of the AAEC since 2013, McCracken is looking forward to connecting with as many alumni as possible and engaging them in college activities. One of his priorities will be to encourage graduates to update their alumni profiles so they can keep informed about reunions, special events and continuing education. Read more...

Celebrate Indigenous culture and tradition at annual Pow Wow March 10

male indigenous dancer with a female indigenous dancer

Saturday, March 10, 2018

10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Staff, students and members of the public are invited to Georgian College’s 13th Traditional Pow Wow. The annual event, organized by students, staff and community members, is a celebration of traditional culture and tradition. It takes place at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.

Join the community in learning about and celebrating Indigenous culture and tradition. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, have fun, sample food, and enjoy the day. Read more...

Recent changes to OSAP benefit students

A group of people posed in front of a green free tuition signThe Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, met with a group of Georgian College students last week to talk about changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Approximately 75 per cent of Georgian students receive OSAP funding, the fourth highest rate of all Ontario colleges. Recent changes to the program mean Georgian students are benefitting more than ever. Read more...

Visit us at Spring Open House on Saturday, April 14

A female Georgian College employee directs a prospective student at a past Open HouseWe can’t wait to show off our seven campuses and new downtown Barrie location!

Drop by Spring Open House on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about our programs and services, win great prizes and meet some wonderful people. Read more...

Georgian receives $550,000 in grant funding to support industry applied research projects

young man wearing safety glasses working with machineryGeorgian College will further support the applied research needs of local industry thanks to two large grants worth a total of $550,000 from the Government of Ontario’s Colleges Applied R&D Fund (CARDF).

Georgian was awarded $400,000 from CARDF’s College Strategic Sector/Cluster/Technology Platform (CSSCTP) program, which will be used toward its Competitive Smart Manufacturing (CSM) program. Georgian’s CSM program supports regional manufacturers with implementation of advanced technologies and information strategies that improve traditional approaches to manufacturing and boost competitiveness. Read more...

Jason Dale named new Executive Director, Automotive Business School of Canada

Head shot of Jason Dale, new ABSC Executive DirectorThe Board of Directors of the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) is pleased to announce Jason Dale as its new Executive Director.

The appointment follows a national search for an experienced automotive and academic professional to lead the ABSC – Canada’s national educational organization dedicated to training the next generation of leaders and managers in automotive business. Read more...

Matthew hopes to inspire others with his experience in Massage Therapy

Matthew shares his story of vision impairment and how a hands-on career helping others will provide him with a bright future.

Mathew places white blankets on a massage table in preparation for a client. Read more...

County of Simcoe presents Georgian College with $500,000 for health care and advanced technology education

a man in a suit doing tai chi with a female in a blue tai chi uniformCounty of Simcoe Councillors and Georgian students and staff celebrated a milestone on Feb. 6, when Warden Gerry Marshall presented Georgian President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes with the final pledge payment in the County’s $2-million commitment to the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences.

A portion of the $500,000 cheque also included the County’s first pledge payment supporting its $5-million commitment to the Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre, opening in fall 2018. Read more...

Bradley sisters embrace teamwork in Police Foundations

Emmily and Maggie work as a team to learn valuable skills through in-class and hands-on learning opportunities.

Emmily and Maggie practice take downs in a gym during Police Foundations Read more...

Georgian College students unveil renovated spaces at Orillia Campus  

A group of people staying around a desk.Students at Georgian College’s Orillia Campus are finding comfort in their home away from home with several newly renovated spaces.

An upgraded cafeteria, pub, quiet study space, prayer/meditation room and student association office were unveiled on Jan. 24 at a gathering of students and staff during the kickoff to the winter semester. Read more...