GPRC Business Students Present Donations

GPRC Business students raised money to support people in need this past semester. They presented the funds to Swan City Rotary Club on November 15.


The students in Personal Selling (BA 2070), raised an incredible  $8060.00 for ANSO, a local organization founded by Chris and Kathy Andersen, and supported by the Swan City Rotary Club.
ANSO is dedicated to helping the disadvantaged people of Ethiopia  reach their full potential in the fight against poverty. Purchased ANSO cards can assist a family by providing livestock (chicken, goat, cow, donkey, etc.), a medical kit, or even by micro-financing a small business.


The students in Marketing Project Management (BA 2090) , who also organized and put on the Peace County Idol event,  raised an amazing $2000.00 to donate to the Swan City Rotary Club. This money will be used to assist eight women in Southern Ethiopia enrich their lives with education they otherwise couldn’t afford, by paying living and and transportation expenses for a year.

Way to go, GRPC Business students for your effort to better people’s lives!

Peace Country Idol 2016

Peace Country Idol 2016

The 14th Annual Peace Country Idol competition that takes place at GPRC has wrapped up for another year. A GPRC Business student run event, the competition includes local talent from Grande Prairie, Alberta and surrounding areas auditioning to win the grand prize of $1,000 and be named the next Peace Country Idol!

This year was just as successful as the past, with amazing talent and a close-competition.

The Grand Finale was held November 26 at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre, where 19-year-old, GPRC Student, Olivia Francis-Akolo was named the 2016 Peace Country Idol Winner!

Photo by Daily Herald Tribune













On top of this excitement, GPRC Business students raised $8060.00 for ANSO Collectives and Educational Support Society. ANSO is dedicated to the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and the improvement of the status quo in disadvantaged communities in Africa, North America and Cambodia. 

A job well done to GPRC Business students for another successful Peace Country Idol competition.



Runner ups to Olivia include:

  • Second Place – Feyishola Shaba
  • Third Place – Shawna and MaryAnne and
  • People’s Choice Award – Presley Biegel



Congratulations to all our winners.

Read more about Olivia Francis-Akolo’s success story here. 




A Brand New Collection of Work

A Brand New Collection of Work

Hey GPRC, check out  Imaginations Journal – North By Westa brand new collection of work on Landscape/Culture/Photography in Western Canada!

Figure 4. Aerial view of seismic cutting through boreal forest near Edson, Alberta.

What’s even more exciting is this new journal was co-edited by a name you may recognize. Our very own GPRC Sociology Instructor, Dr. Andriko Lozowy. 

Featured Image: Nadia Bouchier 2014
Photographs from two artists, Nadia Bouchier and Aaron Vincent Elkaim to explore the experience of the members of Fort McKay, Alberta.

Check out what he had to say about the journal below: 

North By West speaks the language of Canadian landscapes through photographs and writing. As I look out my window today from the comfort of a fourth floor office sheltered by Cardinal’s curving design, I see Grande Prairie blanketed by snow. In Canada we live in plural places as the seasons colour our experience. It is early December, minus twenty, and an arctic front brings ice hardened snow and wind. Visually, I wonder where all of the people are as I scan and gaze? Houses, trucks and stores keep many of our bodies warm, but some of us, some of us are outside, facing the freezing cold and squinting to absorb a landscape that envelopes us in a world of grande scale. 

 North By West is an attempt at social engineering and is a collaboration between image makers and scholars. Together with my co-editor, Kyler Zeleny, a current PhD candidate at York/Ryerson, we have brought together a collection inspired by re-imagining what it means to live in relation to place, to re-visit places in cyclical patterns, and to see past memories in future visions. North By West is a timely and geographically relevant distinction in terms of North America. Grande Prairie sits somewhere in the middle of the loosely specified zone. 

 We hope North By West is a delight for the eyes and when read aloud, for the ears. Take a moment to follow the link and spend some time glancing and gazing upon landscapes, people, and places that you may or may not have come to know. We encourage you to look upon North By West as one of the many contributions that our research and teaching faculty have made over the years. North By West shares goals with GPRC as a responsive, scholarly, diverse and serves the needs of the community by taking a critical and creative stance on what we mean when we say, to live well.

How cool is that? 


We hope you enjoy! 

*All images are from Imaginations Journal – North By West with permission to use from Dr. Lozowy.

Fall Exam Season Underway!

Fall Exam Season Underway!

Exams begin today on our Grande Prairie campus. Good luck to all our students. 



Remember as you’re prepping that our GPRC Library on the Grande Prairie campus has extended hours during exams.