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On the cover Arjun Batra, class of 2007, gets a view of the world while visiting Jasper, AB. Photo credit: Aditi Patel Publisher Jamie Campbell Editors Lisa Banks Kim Goggins David Bell Tina Hurst Jamie Campbell Contributors Jamie Campbell Kimberly Wright Kristin Taylor Christine Ward Photography Doug Crawford Mani Singh David Herzog Kristin Taylor Design Michelle Al-Jbouri CONTACT US 705.728.1968, ext. 1128 GeorgianCollegeAlumni @GeorgianAlumni IF UNDELIVERABLE IN CANADA, RETURN TO: Advancement and Alumni Relations Georgian College, room E200 One Georgian Dr., Barrie ON L4M 3X9 PRIVACY POLICY: Georgian College respects your privacy. To our alumni: on graduation, Georgian will continue to hold your contact and certain other information so that we can contact you from time to time to facilitate alumni participation in Georgian College alumni activities and offers. To our donors: your personal information, collected by Georgian College under the legal authority of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002 and in accordance with Sections 38(2) and 41(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, will not be used for any purposes other than activities and opportunities in relation to Georgian College. To both alumni and donors: Georgian College discloses your contact information to outside organizations or agencies, such as mailing houses, to enable them to contact you on behalf of Georgian College and its affinity partners but ensures it has entered into confidentiality agreements with those outside organizations so that alumni and donor personal information is kept confidential. Georgian College does not rent, trade or sell its mailing lists. IN THIS ISSUE 04 Greetings from MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian College President and CEO 04 Greetings from Shaun McCracken, class of 2010 and Chair, Alumni Association Executive Council 06 Calling all Grizzlies: Check out our upcoming events 07 Community spotlight: Recipients of the 2019 Board of Governors' Awards of Distinction 08 Faculty spotlight: Alumni Chris Dyck and Rena Lang show that learning can happen at any age 10 Entrepreneurship: Alumna Mallory Steele is opening doors for Georgian graduates 13 Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre: A gamechanger for businesses and industry professionals 16 Research and Innovation: Dr. Mira Ray is helping to transform the student, faculty and industry experience 21 Partnership announcement: Jessica Kipis reflects on a new partnership between her employer and her alma mater 22 Alumni spotlight: The amazing achievements of seven Georgian alumni nominated for the 2019 Premier's Awards 30 An international connection: How two students, born in India, found success in Canada 32 Empowered women: Two Indigenous women are using their successes to improve the world around them 34 Changemaker: Alumna Angel-Leigh Dupee is supporting active military members, veterans and first responders 36 A breath of fresh air: Alumna Jodi-Lynn Collins is improving her patients' quality of life 38 Varsity spotlight: Students impress on and off the field 40 Student experience transformed: Georgian wraps up phase two of the Power of Education campaign 42 Changing the future: Georgian's Crystal Ball, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, raises historic amount 46 Welcome to the alumni family: Photos from our 2019 campus convocations NEED AN ALUMNI CARD? Some perks partners require proof of your Georgian alumni status. If you are alumni of Georgian and don't have a card, visit, click the update my profile tab, fill out the form and check the alumni card box. You may also call 705.728.1968, ext. 1128 to request a card. Don't miss out on exclusive perks. GEORGIANVIEW 3 GEORGIANVIEW 2019-20 WINTER

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