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Georgian is first college in North America to install outdoor SaveStation

Thousands of people visit the J.C. Massie Field at Georgian’s Barrie Campus every year to participate in sporting events or cheer on their favourite team. And while fun, athleticism and team spirit is certainly the order of the day, people can feel a little safer knowing that life-saving equipment is close by.

Georgian partnered with SaveStation and Jamie Massie, President and CEO Georgian International to install a SaveStation tower at the sports field. The tower is a free-standing outdoor automated external defibrillator (AED) that provides real-time feedback on the AED device, a climate-controlled cabinet, and backlighting for full visibility at any time of day. The AED is available for anyone to use in a cardiac arrest emergency. Read more...

Story Café designed to capture changemaking in Simcoe County

Virginia Barlow and Connor Minielly were hired by the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre to oversee the Peter B. Moore Maker Space at the Barrie Campus as part of their co-op. The space is home to students from across the college who collaborate on changemaking projects and start-up initiatives – a place to imagine, tinker and create.

Furnished with high-tech equipment and gadgets, it’s a beehive of activity and often at capacity. The space is also home to the popular Maker Nights – a workshop series on topics as wide ranging and timely as 3D printing, making mini bots and Blockchain 101. ​ Read more...

Georgian College maintains high rank in graduate employment and satisfaction

According to survey results released today by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Georgian’s ranking in four key performance indicators are higher than the provincial average and an increase over last year’s results.

Results showed 90.3 per cent of Georgian graduates surveyed found work within six months of graduation. This is a three per cent increase over last year’s result and well above the average of all Ontario colleges, which is 85.7 per cent. Georgian’s graduate satisfaction rate also increased over last year to 82.5% and is three per cent higher than the provincial average. Read more...

Men's rugby earn silver after tough battle against Lords

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team played in the gold medal final on Saturday afternoon against the Durham Lords at the Civic Field in Oshawa.

It was a battle of the two teams who finished tops of their division during the regular season. The Grizzlies were first in the west while the Lords claimed the east division title. Read more...

Grand opening of Georgian’s new Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre

The new Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre was officially opened today at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College with the special announcement of a major donation by Moore, a local philanthropist, entrepreneur and owner of Moore Packaging.

Over 200 people from all levels of government, industry partners, major donors, the local community and Georgian celebrated the opening. Read more...

13 ways to take better care of yourself

Mental Health and Well-being Awareness Week is Nov. 12 to 16 at Georgian. What do you do to take care of yourself? Share your tips with us on social media @georgiancollege.

Here’s some advice from Georgian’s Well-Being Committee:

Hot Off the Press: Buy student art Nov. 15 and 16

Hot Off the Press, the annual sale of hand-made prints by Georgian Fine Arts students, takes place at the Barrie Campus Gallery:

  • Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The sale (and show) features an array of styles, subjects and techniques. Read more...

Suicide prevention and awareness: Q&A with a Georgian counsellor

Nov. 12 to 16 is Mental Health and Well-being Awareness Week at Georgian – an opportunity to start conversations, raise awareness, and share resources across the college.

We sat down with counsellor Greg Taylor in Student Success Services to chat about suicide and the stigma that surrounds it. Read more...

Georgian proud of retired veterans who call the college home

Georgian acknowledges the sacrifices made by all the brave men and women in our Canadian military as we celebrate Remembrance Day. We will remember.

TONY RUSK