Stress-Less Week Update!

Stress-Less Week Update!

This week (November 28 to December 2) is Stress-Less Week at GPRC!


It’s when GPRC offers a number of ways for students to beat stress during the final crunch time of the semester.

So far we’ve:

  • Had an Introduction to Breathing Practice with Julia from Satori Yoga & Healing Arts where we learned about how mindfulness is scientifically proven to have incredible health benefits!
  • Enjoyed a health break, with Fresh Fruit being passed around campus and
  • Got to get creative with GPRC Education Ambassador and GPRC Fine Arts student, Danielle Ribar. Students were able to create, hang-out and most importantly relax with a painting and book nook activity.

Today, GPRC had several furry friends visit us on campus to give students a chance to cuddle and forget pre-exam blues.

Our pals at St. John’s Ambulance were able to bring in two therapy dogs, Rusty (a Border Collie/Australian Sheppard mix) and Jack (a Pitbull mix) for students to hang out with.


Although, we couldn’t tell who was having more fun? The students or Jake with all the belly rubs!



A huge thank you to GPRC Student Wellness for organizing this great event!

Make sure to click here to see when the next Puppy Days on campus will be!

Then from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., we had furry feline friends visit us from our GPRC Fairview Campus. Dash, Dancer, Polly, Sherman and Yodi are all roughly 7 months old, and are cared and looked after by our GPRC Animal Health Technology program. These 6 bundles of joy joined us for a couple hours, and students were able to play, interact and cuddle every single one of them. What was even more exciting was letting our students know that these adorable balls of fur were available for adoption!

The best moment of the day was meeting Robyn, a GPRC student who recently adopted Dancer! Check it out!



If you’re interested in adopting any furry friends for yourself, contact our Animal Sciences Department!

Phone: 780-835-6630
Toll-free: 1-888-539-4772
Fax: 780-835-6626
Web: Visit Homepage

GPRC Fairview
PO Bag 3000
11235-98 Avenue
Fairview, Alberta
Canada T0H 1L0



We can’t wait for the rest of the weeks activities! Make sure you know what  we have planned: here.  

A huge thank you to our wonderful staff and students in the Animal Health Technology program for all that they do, and for joining us today! 



Kitty Cuddles & Adoption Event!

Kitty Cuddles & Adoption Event!


Kitty Cuddles & Adoption Event – a Stress Less Week Event

Wednesday November 30th, 2016 – 11am – 1pm ROOM C224 (Alumni Lounge)

Stop by for some stress relief and to meet your future feline companion! These cats are current residents at our GPRC Fairview Campus, and have been vetted and loved by GPRC Animal Health Tech students! All are currently available for adoption! Animal Health Tech staff will be on hand at the event to tell you all about them!

Adoption fee is a minimum $25 donation to GPRC Animal Wellness Fund.


GPRC Across Generations

GPRC Across Generations

Bachelor of Science University Transfer student, Reid Boulet knew he wanted to start his post-secondary education at Grande Prairie Regional College for a number of reasons; one, close to home, two, small class-sizes but most importantly he wanted to be part of a dream his grandfather helped start five decades ago.
Boulet is the grandson of retired charter instructor Paul Lemay.

“I started at the college teaching biology in 1966,” says Lemay. “It was the first year we had a biology program, and I was the only one who had a designated lab and office in the old high school building which where court house is now.”

Biology lab, J126 on the Grande Prairie campus is named after Lemay for his leadership in the institution and dedication to student learning through his thirty-one years of service at GPRC.


“As a science student, it’s really cool to sit in that lab and think about what the college must have been like for him,” says Boulet.
Read the full article here.
Reid, and his Grandfather, Paul are featured in our special edition newspaper produced by The Daily Herald-Tribune available now.
Stress Less Week

Stress Less Week


Stress-Less Week          November 28 – December 2, 2016

GPRC is offering a number of ways for students to beat stress during the final crunch time of the semester. Stress-less week will be happening from November 28 to December 2, 2016.

We have no doubt that our hard working students are spending every spare moment studying in the Theatre Concourse or Campus Library, so we want to provide you with some activities that are going to help you relax, rejuvenate and repair your state of mind.

We have a week full of stress relieving and fun activities planned.

Monday, November 28:

  • Introduction to Breathing Practice with Julia from Satori Yoga & Healing Arts.

Mindfulness is scientifically proven to have incredible health benefits. Come join Julia with two classes beginning at 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in Room A211.


Tuesday, November 29:

  • Creations with GPRC Fine Arts Student and Education Ambassador, Danielle Ribar.

Join Danielle on the Theatre Concourse between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for some creative fun including painting your own mandala stone, or creating your own book nook. All materials will be provided, so come, relax and create with us.

  • Fresh Fruit Health Break

Eating healthy is so important during exam season. GPRC is providing you with a healthy boost for your busy day between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Fresh Fruit will be provided from Save-On Foods and will be available from your friendly GPRC Education Ambassadors on the Theatre Concourse.


Wednesday, November 30:

  • Kitty Cuddles & Adoption Event

Bought to you by your GPRC Fairview Animal Health Technologist program, come play with furry feline friends in Alumni Lounge/C224 from 11 to 1pm. All of the cats are looking for homes, and available for adoption.

Adoption fee is min. $25 donation to the GPRC Animal Wellness Fund.

  • Puppy Days

GPRC Student Wellness is teaming up with St. John’s Ambulance to bring in furry bundles of joy for you to play with, pet and cuddle to help you feel less-stressed and more-happy. Beginning at 11 a.m. at Student Services, our furry, four-legged friends will be touring around campus.

  • Keep Calm and Star Wars On

Brought to you by your very own GPRC Campus Bookstore, join us for meditative colouring from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cafeteria.


Thursday, December 1:

  • Pajama Day is Back!

What is more relaxing than staying in your comfiest, warmest, snuggliest PJs all day? Wear your favourite, and share a picture with us to our GPRC Facebook, or Instagram pages for a chance to be featured and tagged on our page! #Sweet!!

  • Ice Cream à la Cart

While you’re relaxing in your favourite jammies, come enjoy some ice cream from your GPRC Students’ Association. They will be around campus from 11:30 to 1pm.

  • Ask Me Anything Hour

Have questions that are needing answers? Join us in the cafeteria between 12 – 1 to ask with GPRC Financial Aid, The Learning Resource Centre and Peer Counselling representatives who are ready to talk, listen and most importantly, help.


Friday, December 2:

  • Fresh Fruit Friday Theatre Concourse

Closing the week with some more healthy food choices, Fresh Fruit from Save-On Foods is back again. Visit your GPRC Education Ambassadors in the Theatre Concourse from 9:30am-11:30pm for your healthy boost!

  • Make Your Own Guac! Theatre Concourse

Enjoy a Friday treat by stopping the Guac Down between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to learn how to make your own guacamole! Brought to you by your GPRC Education Ambassadors Don’t be shy, it’s easy, healthy, and guaccing delicious!

The Long Night Again Procrastination Howlers 3pm – 2am

Join the Student’s Association and the Learning Resource Center in Howler’s Lounge for that long overdue crash cram-fest!! You’re on the home stretch, keep up the awesome work!


GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: Monday, November 21, 2016

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: Monday, November 21, 2016


Megan Hopkins

Program: Bachelor of Science

A 2015 graduate of GP Composite, Megan comes to the XC Wolves with a multi-sport background: running, xc skiing, mountain biking, and swimming. She was a regular participant in Wolves XC Running Series races during her Jr. High and High School years.

Megan is known for her work ethic and optimistic attitude.  She was an integral part of the XC team this fall.


aotw-jarred-st-arnaultJarred St. Arnault

Program: Bachelor of Education

Hailing from the bustling, Northern AB metropolis of Fox Lake, Jarrad St Arnault is in his rookie season with the XC Wolves.

New to running, Jarrad steadily improved over the course of the season and ended up as the #4 GPRC runner at the ACAC Provincials at the end of October.  He is known for his quirky sense of humour and misguided devotion to the Toronto Maple Leafs.