Georgian College - Barrie

1 Georgian Drive, Barrie, Ontario, Canada | Public University | Established 1967

About us

Established in 1967, Georgian is currently celebrating over 50 years of innovation in education. Georgian College is one of 24 publicly funded Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario. Known for attracting the best partnerships with local and international employers and for providing industry with highly skilled graduates to sustain and grow their operations. At Georgian, they work together with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op work experiences with top employers. Students graduate with entrepreneurial mindsets and are ready to think, create, lead and do.

At Georgian College they accelerate success through exceptional teaching and learning, innovation and partnerships. The mission of Georgian College is to inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education. They value excellence, community, engagement, integrity, inclusion and sustainability.

Why Georgian College

  • Campus Life: The largest of Georgian’s seven campuses, the Barrie Campus is a community within a community - a welcoming and safe place to study, with all the amenities. Barrie is known for its friendly residents and four-season lifestyle. With a gorgeous waterfront on Kempenfelt Bay, nearby trails and ski hills, several shopping malls, a vast assortment of restaurants and great nightlife, there is plenty to do when you’re not studying.

  • Facilities: Huge Athletics and Fitness Centre with climbing wall, Olympic-sized gymnasium, and suspended running track; lots of choice for campus eats; art gallery; Health and Wellness clinics; and student lounges, theatres and videoconferencing capabilities.

  • Hands-on Experience: Georgian is Ontario’s #1 co-op college with 6,200 employer partners and is a pioneer in co-op programs across the province with highest percentage of students enrolled in paid co-op work terms in the Ontario college system. Georgian also has one of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges - 89.7% of alumni found work within six months of graduation, well above the provincial average, which has been exceeded for 20 years (2018-19 KPIs)

  • Changemaker: Georgian is the first college in Canada designated a changemaker college by Ashoka U for its role as a leader in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. The designation falls under the Changemaker Campus program, which recognizes more than 40 colleges and universities globally that have embedded social innovation and changemaking into their culture, programming and operations.


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