Lakehead University and Georgian College have signed a landmark agreement formalizing their partnership to bring increased degree options to central Ontario.
They also announced the latest offering of two new combined programs to begin September 2018.
Presidents of the two institutions signed the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership in front of both boards of governors, government representatives and invited special guests.
“Today is a very special day for Lakehead University and Georgian College,” said Lakehead President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson. “We have the great pleasure of announcing two more programs that will be offered to students under the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership, thereby doubling the number to four programs designed to give students the practical and theoretical skills they need to succeed in the workforce.”
“Our two academic institutions continue to work diligently and creatively – ensuring our partnership grows to meet the need for degree-level education in our communities,” said Georgian College President and CEO Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes. “With the Lakehead campus in Orillia and Georgian’s main campus in Barrie, we are proud to serve students and employers with innovative, collaborative programs for today’s economy.”
Lakehead-Georgian programs allow students to complete a university degree and college credential in only four years, combining academic and applied learning to graduate job-ready.
Two new Lakehead-Georgian programs announced today will begin in September 2018:
· Honours Bachelor of Science in Applied Life Science Degree with Biotechnology - Health Diploma
· Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Computer Programmer Diploma
Meanwhile, students in the first two Lakehead-Georgian Partnership programs will begin their classes this September in:
· Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Degree with Electrical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma. It is the first engineering degree in central Ontario
· Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science - Environmental Sustainability (Specialization in Ecosystem Management) Degree with Environmental Technician Diploma
Academic and service teams from Lakehead and Georgian continue to collaborate on a number of fronts, including the development of new programs for the years ahead.
In the photo: Representatives of Lakehead University and Georgian College sign an agreement to formalize their partnership and announce two new degree/diploma programs. From left: Lakehead Board of Governors Chair David Tamblyn; Lakehead President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson; Georgian President and CEO Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes; Georgian Board of Governors Chair Tom McBride.
Article and photo courtesy of Georgian College.