Ashoka U: Canadian Campuses

Georgian is the first — and only — Canadian college designated as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U.

As Ontario’s top-ranked co-op college and a recognized leader in student work experience, we’re leaders in social innovation and changemaking in post-secondary education.

Today’s economy demands new kinds of knowledge, competencies and skills. We ensure that all our students — both domestic and international — are prepared for the global realities of the workplace, now and in the future.

Through our Research and Innovation department, Georgian promotes innovation and economic growth, collaborating with industry to meet a wide range of evolving research, development and talent recruitment needs. It’s no surprise that we have one of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges.

Being a part of a change-making college has allowed me to redefine the concept of failing. Failure is the catalyst that creates opportunities, drives change, and is the key to success.

Megan Bell, Social Service Worker Student, Georgian College

MaryLynn West-Moynes

President and CEO, Georgian College

At Georgian College, we believe small acts can lead to big change. Grassroots efforts can turn into large-scale movements. Ideas can spark innovations that make our communities greener, healthier, stronger and more inclusive. Changemaking is part of Georgian’s DNA — we’re known for it! Our students, faculty, staff and partners are proof that with drive, inspiration and Ashoka’s support, anyone can make a positive difference.”

Highlights from the Network

Georgian College creates a transformative experience that connects students to the skills they need, the mindset to succeed, and the confidence to thrive. We produce graduates who are fully connected to their potential, their industry, their community and the world.

The Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre brings together community, industry, faculty and students to turn ideas into products.

Degree and diploma students access emerging technology in robotics, environmental technology, manufacturing and assembly while conducting industry-relevant research designed to address the challenges of local employers.

Entrepreneurial outcomes are embedded in every one of our 130+ programs.

Georgian’s Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation and our Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre support students, community members and industry.

From degree to career

Our core focus is students both while they’re at Georgian and beyond: our three employment-service locations in Barrie, Orillia and Orangeville are dedicated to ensuring that our graduates find meaningful work.

We can reinvent postsecondary education to meet tomorrow’s urgent challenges

Ashoka Canada is preparing students to thrive — and lead — in the world we need now and going forward. We need your support to accelerate Canada’s future leaders and changemakers.