Volume 11 | Issue 2 | August 2020
Greetings from your Alumni Association Executive Council (AAEC)
Dear fellow Grizzlies,
It is an honour and a privilege to be writing to you today in my first address as your incoming Chair of the Alumni Association Executive Council.
As you may have read in the recent GeorgianView magazine, I immigrated to Canada from India in 2004, and like many international students, I struggled with this transition. I enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Manufacturing program and found a new home at Georgian.
In 2007, I graduated from Georgian College, and even though my journey brought me to other institutions of higher learning, my connection to Georgian remains strong. Georgian is where my Canadian journey began, and I will always be grateful. Read full message
Massage Therapy alumna pays it forward with inspiring advice
Lindsay Geiger, class of 2014

The biggest moment in my career thus far was walking out with Team Canada in front of 40,000 fans in Israel for the Maccabiah Games. It was truly a moment of pure joy. All the hard times during my personal journey paid off for this one moment.

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We're here for you
Your Alumni Association is here for you!
The Alumni Association seeks to create opportunities for alumni to stay connected to the college through information, services, alumni perks, events and promotions.

Celebrating you
  • Through stories in our alumni magazine, GeorgianView and e-newsletter, The Loop.
  • Through nominations to internal and external awards, such as the Premier’s Awards.

Benefits and services

Stay connected
  • A series of webinars to help stay connected and provide advice on issues you may be dealing with during these trying times.
  • An exclusive alumni network, GeorgianAlumni.ca, allowing you to connect and expand your professional network.
What's new
Keep updated on some of the biggest news at your alma mater, including these recent developments:
We’re proud of you. Below are some stories of success we’ve read about:
Dale George, class of 1984
A 2012 winner of the Ontario Premier’s Award for technology, Dale is known for designing the famous “little yellow” plastic slide found in backyards everywhere. His latest development is a technologically advanced cargo drone. Read more
Nadia George, class of 2009
Nadia speaks about the Motivate Canada initiative, Indigenous life and her new Youtube series Camp Cowabunga on eTalk. Watch video
Chelsey Tuck, class of 2017
Army coach finds second family through fitness. Read more
Amir Rezai, class of 2006
Amir started working in the optical industry when he was 15, as his first part-time job. He graduated in 2006 from Georgian College, majoring in Opticianry. He opened Mapleview Optical in 2014. Read more
Jill Snider, class of 1999
A graduate of the three-year Marine Technology & Recreation program at Georgian College, Jill has just been appointed as Vice President of Canadian Yachting Media. Read more
Do you have some good news to share?
Please email us or post your updates and achievements in the Georgian Alumni Network.
Have you joined Georgian's exclusive alumni network?
This exclusive platform allows you to re-connect with old classmates and use the trusted Georgian community to expand your professional network.
Re-connect
Find and re-engage with fellow Georgian alumni.

Find jobs
Post openings and find job leads.

Give back
Introduce, employ and offer to act as a mentor to our graduating students.

Expand
Leverage your professional network to get introduced to people you should know!

Advance
Advance your career through inside connections working in top companies and access to exclusive resources.
Lifelong learner?
Transform your business diploma into an honours bachelor’s degree.

Are you eager to become a leader in the world of business? Then achieve your dream and build on your business diploma. Earn an honours degree part-time online and focus on becoming the leader you’ve always known you could be. Apply today and start fall or winter 2020 in our online part-time degree completion - Honours Bachelor Business Administration degree with a focus on management and leadership.

The job market is getting more and more competitive, stand out from the crowd and move your resume to the top of the pile by building on your business diploma and earning a degree. Learn from established, experienced, committed faculty.
Explore current issues, trends and technologies preparing you to adopt innovative approaches to evolving management and leadership issues.
The interactive curriculum delivery promotes critical thinking and problem solving. Our co-op serves to maximize the link between theory and practice.
 
How does it work?
•  2 online courses per semester, online study is part-time
•  Finish in 4 years including one co-op term
•  Progression from diploma into degree requires a GPA of 70% (B-) or higher
Alumni events
THURSDAY, AUG. 13 | 2 p.m.
Staycation: Explore local

LEARN ABOUT
   Exploring your own backyard
   Finding hidden gems in your area
   Engaging the whole family in your staycation
Louise Jackson
Georgian alumna, class of 1998 and General Manager of Kempenfest
Missed the event? Want to see it again? View the recording and slides from the event.
Experience Georgian
Take your ideas further
What is the Further Faster business program?

The program is perfect for entrepreneurs starting a new business or considering pivoting an existing business. As a client of the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, we are very excited to have you take part in the Further Faster business program.

This intensive program focusing on the most important aspects of a business, making your business model effective, and efficient in market.

Take time to work on your business today!
Co-operative Education and Career Success
DRIVE Ability - opening doors

The DRIVE Ability program aims to address the skilled labour needs of automotive and advanced manufacturing employers in Ontario. This program is designed to support employers in building a talent pipeline by exposing students, recent graduates and apprentices to careers in the auto manufacturing and advanced manufacturing (assembly, parts manufacturing, business, and technology).

Email Nick O’Connell for more information.
Alumni preferred rates
As a Georgian graduate, you have access to exclusive home and auto insurance rates from Johnson Insurance.