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  • Learn about your program(s) of choice through specific breakout rooms led by program co-ordinators and faculty.
  • Attend live and interactive sessions about student services.
  • Complete your application to the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS) on Saturday, Jan. 23 with a Georgian program as one of your choices. Once you get to the payment page, you can exit your application. OCAS will waive the $95 fee within the next few business days and send you an email to confirm.
  • Need help? Our Applications Hub has people to assist!
  • Have a question during the day? Use our LIVE CHAT to connect with us in real time for help navigating today’s event. Click the live chat icon in the bottom right corner to get started.
  • Check out virtual campus and residence tours, and explore our campus communities.

Get to know more about our services and programs. Ask questions in our live, interactive sessions.

Not sure which academic area your program falls under? View our full-time programs listing to find out.
Welcome and student services
Live sessions
9:15 to 9:50 a.m.
How to apply for college Discover the steps to apply and pathways to becoming a Georgian student. Learn MORE
Your application process will vary depending on the program you are applying to and your particular pathway into Georgian. Before you apply for any full-time program, get familiar with the steps you need to take and the admission requirements you need to meet during this live session.
Academic and Career Preparation Find out how to get one step closer to achieving your academic and career goals. Learn MORE
Looking for a new career? Bring your reading, writing, math, and other essential skills up to a high school level with our FREE academic upgrading program. During this live session, see how this goal-directed, flexible and supportive program can help you prepare for postsecondary education, an apprenticeship, or the job market.
10 to 10:35 a.m.
Financial Aid Explore how to pay your way to graduation with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), awards, bursaries and more! Learn MORE
Invest in your dreams. Invest in YOU! There are lots of ways to pay your way to graduation and this live session will show you how to access free money. Learn about OSAP, as well as Georgian’s $3.7 million in annual bursaries, awards and scholarships. Be sure to have your questions ready!
Georgian College Students’ Association Meet your Georgian College Students’ Association and explore how you can get involved. Learn MORE
Being involved in the campus community is vital to every student. It’s a great way to make friends and get involved while having a lot of fun! Learn about the opportunities you have to feel connected through this live session.
10:45 to 11:20 a.m.
Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation Find out what makes changemaking and social innovation part of Georgian’s DNA! Learn MORE
It’s been said that changemaking is part of the heartbeat of Georgian College and as the only college in Canada designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker, we prove it every day. At Georgian, we promote a student experience that is filled with opportunities to engage in personal and professional growth while tackling relevant issues and social problems. Find out how changemaking is threaded throughout all of our programs during this live session.
Library and Academic Success Learn about free tutoring, research help, drop-in math, writing and language help centres and more! Learn MORE
From offering all of the resources to successfully complete your assignments, to providing a safe and quiet place to study, Georgian’s libraries and outstanding librarians are there to ensure students’ success. Need extra help? They also have Writing and Math centres, peer tutoring and resources on how to study effectively. See what it’s all about at this live session.
11:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
General Q&A Ask your questions about all things Georgian in this Q&A session! Learn MORE
Thinking about joining us at Georgian, but not sure where to start? Let our friendly and knowledgeable recruitment specialists answer your questions about our 130+ programs, delivery options, as well as our seven campuses during this live session.
Residence and ONEcard Explore what Georgian’s on-campus residences and ONEcard have to offer. Learn MORE
Georgian offers residences on or close to our Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses that allow you to be close to classes and on-campus activities, while living independently. Every Georgian student gets a ONEcard. It’s Georgian’s official identification card, but it’s more than that. It’s your student card, and depending on what campus you’re on, it’s also your meal plan, library card, bus pass, print card, athletic centre pass, and a convenient method of payment for select vendors and services on and off campus. This live session will give you the scoop on everything about our on- and off-campus residences and ONEcard. Be sure to have your questions ready!
12:15 to 12:50 p.m.
Co-op and Career Success Discover support for co-op work experiences, job searching, career planning and more. Learn MORE
Did you know that Georgian is a leading college in co-op? We also have one of the highest graduate employment rates of all Ontario colleges at 89.7 per cent, and that’s due to our focus on hands-on learning and our partnerships with over 6,200 employers. Learn how Co-operative Education at Georgian supports our students and how Career Success helps students navigate their careers and the job market during this live session.
Athletics Stay healthy and engaged with our on-campus fitness centres and campus recreation options. Learn MORE
Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses offer state-of-the-art fitness centres (membership is included in your fees), fun intramural sports, friendly tournaments, and competitive varsity teams. Learn all about it in this live session.
1 to 1:35 p.m.
Accessibility Services and wellness initiatives Learn about student services dedicated to supporting your learning and well-being. Learn MORE
We understand that each individual comes with a unique set of strengths as well as areas of need. Our accessibility advisors are case managers that provide information, support and advocacy for students who face physical, medical, sensory, mental health or learning barriers to education. We also know that physical and mental wellness is important to a student’s entire well-being. Get answers to your questions about Accessibility Services and learn about wellness initiatives during this live session.
Honda partnership Find out how you can benefit from our partnership with Honda, from co-op placements to getting hired after graduation. Learn MORE
Honda of Canada Mfg. has a longstanding, unique and multi-faceted partnership with Georgian College, providing cash and in-kind donations and opportunities to the college and our students. The company not only recruits Georgian students it also provides additional co-op placement opportunities, preparing students to meet the specialized needs of employers. Attend this live session to learn more about how this partnership could benefit you.
1:45 to 2:20 p.m.
Degrees and pathways Learn about transfer options, degrees and graduate certificates at Georgian. Learn MORE
Did you know you can earn a bachelor’s degree at Georgian? We have more than 10 degrees (four of them combined with a diploma) that will help you develop the applied skills and theoretical knowledge you need to succeed in this rapidly changing workforce. Got questions? We’ll have answers during this live session.
Toronto Hydro partnership From co-op placements to job opportunities, find out how you can benefit from our partnership with Toronto Hydro. Learn MORE
Toronto Hydro has a multi-faceted partnership with Georgian College, providing opportunities to our students. The company not only recruits Georgian students it also provides additional co-op placement opportunities, preparing students to meet the specialized needs of employers. Ask questions and learn more about how this partnership could benefit you during this live session.
2:30 to 3:05 p.m.
Financial Aid Explore how to pay your way to graduation with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), awards, bursaries and more! Learn MORE
Invest in your dreams. Invest in YOU! There are lots of ways to pay your way to graduation and this live session will show you how to access free money. Learn about OSAP, as well as Georgian’s $3.7 million in annual bursaries, awards and scholarships. Be sure to have your questions ready!
Magna partnership Explore how our partnership with Magna will help bridge the skills gap and drive change in the field of mechatronics. Learn MORE
Magna International Inc., a Canadian mobility tech company with comprehensive global presence, has announced it will make a $1 million investment in Georgian College to help bridge the skills gap, drive change in the field of mechatronics, and prepare students for industry 4.0 opportunities. The five-year, multi-faceted agreement will lead to the creation of a new, state-of-the-art facility and new scholarship opportunities for both future and current Georgian students. Learn more about how this partnership could benefit you during this live session.
3:15 to 3:50 p.m.
How to apply for college Discover the steps to apply and pathways to becoming a Georgian student. Learn MORE
Your application process will vary depending on the program you are applying to and your particular pathway into Georgian. Before you apply for any full-time program, get familiar with the steps you need to take and the admission requirements you need to meet during this live session.
Student Success advisors See what your support network looks like at Georgian and get answers to your questions. Learn MORE
Let’s face it; getting into the groove of college life can be a bit overwhelming. To help, Georgian offers support to students in a number of ways, from mental health counselling and accessibility services to advisors and peer mentors. See what your support network looks like at Georgian and get answers to your questions.
Academic areas
Program breakout rooms
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Business and Management Hit the ground running with a business diploma, degree or graduate certificate. Learn MORE
Hit the ground running with our wide variety of business diplomas, degrees and graduate certificates. Attend the program break-out rooms to ask questions of the experienced faculty from our Business and Management programs. They’ll explain how relevant courses, work experience and applied learning projects will help you learn the ins and outs of business and put you ahead of the pack when you graduate. For a full list of Business and Management programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/businessandmanagement
Community Safety Answer your call to serve with our Community Safety programs. Learn MORE
You’ve grown up wanting to help people. It’s part of who you are, and the faculty in Community Safety understand because they’re committed to the same thing. Whether your interest lays in policing, firefighting or security and investigation, you’ll benefit from a rich curriculum that will help you make a positive impact on the community. Meet program faculty in our Community Safety break-out rooms and ask questions about the program(s) you’re interested in. For a full list of Community Safety programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/communitysafety
Design and Visual Arts Find out how to turn creativity into a career with our award-winning programs. Learn MORE
Want to know how to turn your creativity into a career? Our knowledgeable and experienced faculty will discuss our specialized training across a broad spectrum of subject areas that will help you find your niche in the world of art and design, or get on the fast track to a career. Drop by the break-out rooms to get answers to your questions. For a full list of Design and Visual Arts programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/dva
Liberal Arts Explore our Liberal Arts programs, as well as General Education and Communications courses. Learn MORE
Our Liberal Arts programs, like General Arts and Science and Community Integration Through Co-operative Education, helps strengthen written and verbal communication skills, and develop the ability to solve problems and adapt to changing workplaces. Ask questions in this break-out room and our friendly faculty will show you how our supportive environment and wide range of subject areas in General Education will help prepare you for life and work. For a full list of Liberal Arts programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/liberalarts
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Automotive Business School of Canada Our Automotive Business diploma and degree programs are for the driven. Learn MORE
In your world, they’re not just cars, they’re your life. And, they may just become your career! The Automotive Business School of Canada was built by the automotive industry, for the automotive industry and that means plenty of industry support for our students and grads. If you’re interested in our two-year diploma or four-year degree programs, visit this break-out room to get answers to your questions. For a full list of Automotive Business programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/absc
Human Services Find out how to turn your passion for helping others into a rewarding career. Learn MORE
Want to turn your passion for helping others into a rewarding career? Join this break-out room and talk to faculty about how our Human Services programs ― like Social Service Worker, Developmental Services Worker and Honours Bachelor of Counselling Psychology ― can put you in the career you want. Students build knowledge and skills through classes in our unique counselling labs and real-world experiences. For a full list of Human Services programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/humanservices
Health, Wellness and Sciences Start your health-care career with our Health, Wellness and Sciences programs. Learn MORE
Now, more than ever, there is an appreciation, respect and need for what our health-care graduates do in their communities. At Georgian, we have a wide range of certificates, diplomas and degrees in our Health, Wellness and Sciences area, as well as hands-on learning clinics and placements where our students get the experience they need before they graduate. Drop by the break-out rooms for your program(s) of choice for answers to your questions, straight from our faculty. For a full list of Health, Wellness and Sciences programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/health
Engineering and Environmental Technologies Use innovation to create the future and become a skilled technician or technologist. Learn MORE
Ask questions about our Engineering and Environmental Technologies programs and state-of-the-art labs in our Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre when you drop into our program break-out rooms. Whether you're wondering about working in emerging technologies or capturing data to use in environmental applications, you’ll have your questions answered from our highly skilled and knowledgeable faculty. For a full list of Engineering and Environmental Technologies programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/eet
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Part-time, online and Continuing Education Learn how to enhance your career on your own terms with our flexible study options. Learn MORE
Want to enhance your career, but don’t have the time to go back to school full time? Our part-time, online and continuing education programs and courses can get you where you want to go at your own pace. Learn about flexible study options and how your prior learning and experience could help you get ahead in this break-out room. Whether it’s industry-driven programs taken online, evenings or weekends, we help you juggle your life and land that dream job. Learn more about our programs (even the ones just for fun) by asking questions in this break-out room. For more information on part-time or online programs and courses, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/coned
Lakehead-Georgian Find out how to graduate with a degree and diploma in just four years! Learn MORE
When it comes to diplomas and degrees, and trying to decide which is best for you, our partnership with Lakehead University means you can experience the best of both worlds with four degree-diploma programs. Drop by our break-out room to see how our combined credentials will set you apart ― and put you ahead. For a full list of Lakehead-Georgian programs, visit LakeheadGeorgian.ca
Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Serve up your dream job with our Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation programs. Learn MORE
Want to pursue a fast-paced career in hospitality, tourism and recreation? Our certificates and diplomas include learning opportunities in culinary, hospitality and fitness-and-health industries. Our break-out rooms will feature faculty who will discuss hands-on learning opportunities that will prepare you for your chosen career. Bring your questions! For a full list of Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/htr
Skilled Trades Prepare for an in-demand career in skilled trades, from welding to hairstyling! Learn MORE
Want an in-demand career in the skilled trades? Our state-of-the-art labs and equipment, along with expert faculty and employer connections, will give you the advantage after graduation. Stop by our program break-out rooms to ask questions about our dedicated skilled trades spaces that offer exceptional hands-on learning opportunities, from welding to hairstyling! For a full list of Skilled Trades programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/skilledtrades
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Marine Studies Navigate your marine career in Canada’s most advanced marine simulation and research facility! Learn MORE
Are you thinking about a career in the marine industry? Georgian houses an outstanding marine simulation and research facility at our Owen Sound Campus, as well as Ontario’s only marine emergency duties training centre. Find out what it’s like to study and work in this exciting industry from our experienced faculty in the break-out room. For a full list of Marine Studies programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/marinestudies
Indigenous Studies and Services Enrich your spirit with our Indigenous Studies programs and student services. Learn MORE
Enrich your spirit with our Indigenous Studies certificate and diploma programs. In our break-out room, find out how we include a blend of contemporary and traditional teaching methods with Indigenous cultural values and perspectives. You can also ask questions about the supports we offer to all students through our Indigenous Resource Centres, like peer mentoring, Anishinaabemowin help and social gatherings. For a full list of Indigenous Studies programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/indigenousstudies
International Discover more about studying at Georgian as an international student. Learn MORE
Georgian welcomes students from more than 85 countries, speaking more than 110 languages. Our International Centre is often considered a home away from home by our international students. In this break-out room, learn about our supports to help newcomers excel in their studies at Georgian and embrace their new Canadian home. Have your questions ready! For more information about studying at Georgian as an international student, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/international
Computer Studies Code your way to your dream job with a diploma or degree in Computer Studies. Learn MORE
Code your way to your dream job with a diploma or degree in Computer Studies. Use your creative and innovative project ideas, and the practical knowledge you gain in class, on co-op and field placements to impress potential employers when you graduate. Drop by our break-out rooms to hear our experienced faculty talk about all the cool programs we offer, including our latest (maybe coolest) graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence that starts in January. Bring your questions! For a full list of Computer Studies programs, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/computerstudies
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