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3 GEORGIANVIEW SPRING 2023 GEORGIANVIEW Ishaan Sachdeva (class of 2021 and 2023), Past President, Georgian College Students' Association, Barrie Campus, and alumna Chetna Sangar (class of 2020) take part in the 6th Annual Barrie Holi Fest – Festival of Colours organized by the Barrie Indian Association. Georgian College proudly sponsors many of the activities of the Barrie Indian Association throughout the year. The president of the Barrie Indian Association is alumnus Shakir Barmare (class of 2010). Cover photo credited to the Barrie Indian Association. 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 On the cover • Subscribe to communications • Update your contact info • Request an alumni card • Share your story Update your alumni profile 04 Greetings from Kevin Weaver, President and CEO, Georgian College 04 Greetings from Hilary Anderson, Chair, Alumni Association Executive Council 06 Grizzlies lead: dominating on and off the court, the field and the green 08 Frontline Support: nursing education for the 21st century 10 Frontline Support: thank you for helping us do MORE 12 Premier's Awards: meet our 2022 outstanding nominees 16 Black History, Black Excellence: inspiring stories about individuals shaping our region and beyond 20 Stories of impact: visionary generosity from donors and partners 24 Delivering an unrivaled experience: how Georgian is delivering on its North Star 28 Indigenous art: new additions to the Georgian collection 32 Traditional Pow Wow: vibrant dancers return to the Barrie Campus 33 Because of you: remembering Benny Readman 34 The immersive classroom: virtual reality is transforming hands-on learning 36 Career pivots: alumni stories 42 Paying it forward: alumna Maria Artuso and her niece Sabrina Artuso share a common connection 44 Unrivaled innovation: setting Georgian students apart Editor David Bell Contributors Sharon Burkhart Jamie Campbell Gregory Junop Phil Sach Melissa Smith Kristin Taylor Jenni Thompson Photography Barrie Indian Association Doug Crawford Jenni Thompson Design Michelle Al-Jbouri CONTACT US 705.722.5104 GeorgianCollegeAlumni @GeorgianAlumni

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