GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 27, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 27, 2017

Another week, another WOW!

This week’s Workout of the Week (WOW) is brought to you by Terrence Wold, a second year Personal Trainer Diploma student of the PEAK  Advanced Methodologies class.

Workout of the week posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

Terrence, the student responsible for this week’s WOW, has created a program tailored for advanced lifters. Terrence emphasizes the importance of rest when training for strength and hypertrophy which is why his WOW consists of a 4-day upper, lower split.

This WOW, and others like it exist to make your gym experience more interesting, as well as provide you with guidance and exciting new fitness routines.

“I feel that there are so many life lessons that can be gained at the gym. One major life lesson the gym has taught me is that hard work pays off, this has helped me to achieve many things in and out of the gym such as a good work ethic and not allowing anything get in my way of achieving my personal goals.” – Terrence Wold

 

If you would like to learn more about this weeks WOW and its creator, be sure to head down to the GPRC Fitness Centre!

Meet Your Resources this November 29th!

Meet Your Resources this November 29th!

Have you ever wondered what sort things you have access to as a GPRC student? Do you know of the different perks and resources available to you? Have you pondered who to talk to or where to go when you need a student resource?

GPRC provides access to a number of fantastic resources for their students. Resources that work to help you as a student physically, mentally and emotionally. Because lets face it, school is hard work and sometimes we need help!

To help showcase each of these fantastic support services, Stress Less Week in cooperation with your Student Success Liaisons, will be hosting a Meet Your Resources event!

Where: Cafeteria Pillars (between Howlers & the Bookstore)

When: November 29th, from 11:30 – 1:00 PM

This event will highlight the different services available to all Grande Prairie campus students. Each resource will have its own table with a representative there to answer any of your questions, tell you about important upcoming dates, or for you to simply talk about the weather with.

Some of the different tables you can expect to see there include Indigenous Services, the Academic Success Centre, Sport Fitness & Wellness, and many more!

Feel free to contact your Student Success Liaisons, Nicole Bowes & Mercy Balogun for more information or if you have any questions!

Mercy Balogun
Student Success Officer
Arts, Education & Upgrading
Office: C310, Grande Prairie Campus
Email: MBalogun@gprc.ab.ca
Phone: (780) 539-2942

Nicole Bowes
Student Success Liaison
School of Health, Wellness and Career Studies
Office: J120, Grande Prairie Campus
Email: NBowes@gprc.ab.ca
Phone: (780) 539-2761

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 20, 2017

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 20, 2017

Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected to showcase their achievements in the classroom and on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Britney Peters and Jordan Andres as our current Athletes of the Week!

#09 Britney Peters

Rookie forward from Fort St. John, British Columbia, Britney is enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program at GPRC. Britney’s ability to learn and adapt on the go is a major factor in her success on the Wolves Women’s Basketball team. She has quickly become a key member of the team, earning her way onto the starting lineup. Britney plays out of position wherever she is needed and currently leads the team in rebounds per game.

 

 

 

#20 Jordan Andres

Second year guard, Jordan Andres is enrolled in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program at GPRC. A talented athlete, who plays with passion every game, Jordan is a good mentor to the rookies on the Wolves Women’s Basketball team. A multiple Player of the Game nominee, Jordan has the highest free-throw percentage on the team and sits in the top 10 of the conference for field goals, free-throws and turnovers.

Congratulations Britney and Jordan! 

New GPRIN Coordinator Can’t Wait to Help Students with Innovative Ideas

New GPRIN Coordinator Can’t Wait to Help Students with Innovative Ideas

My name is Ejibola Adetokunbo-Taiwo, and I can’t wait to meet you!

I’m the new GPRIN/Student Projects Coordinator at GPRC. In a nutshell, that means that if students have big idea they’re not sure what to do with, they can come to me for help.

GPRIN, or the Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network, is a system of support services for innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in Grande Prairie and area. The network has partnered with GPRC to provide services for innovative student projects here at the College. My job is to help turn ideas into reality, connecting innovative students to the resources they need to succeed.

My passion is helping people move their innovative ideas forward. I’ve worked as a financial adviser and educator for small businesses and entrepreneurs at institutions around the world, from Nigeria and Cameroon to Halifax and Ottawa. Working with small businesses is both challenging and exciting. Often, people would come to me with a great idea but not the first clue about how to make it happen. My first piece of advice to them is always to write it down. So you have an idea? What are your goals? What challenges are you facing? How can you anticipate and overcome them? Put it all down on paper and come up with a plan.

Transitioning into the world of post-secondary education is a dream come true for me. It’s the intersection of all my passions rolled into one job. I love research—I’m a curious person, and I feel inspired when I meet new people and learn about their passions. A lot of students do not realize that research is not just for scientists; it’s for everyone. Whether you’re studying music, business, art – whatever it is, you can become involved with research that can change your community and even your world.

We live in a world where innovation is key, and we are constantly needing to come up with new ways of doing things. The world is evolving and becoming smaller—a true global village—thanks to technology. We need to keep up with that pace to sustain a better future. Our students have a big role to play in making sure we don’t get complacent and are always looking forward.

If I were to give advice to students, I would tell them to remember that your passions and hobbies are what will change your college, your community, and maybe even your world. I want to help students integrate their passions and skills into their course of study, help them feel fulfilled, and bring their ideas to where they can make a difference.

I’m excited to be here at GPRC and GPRIN, but what I’m most excited about is the potential of GPRC students. I can’t wait to empower them to build a bright future.

Working on a research project? Thinking about starting a business? Need help getting started? Visit Ejibola:

Ejibola Adetokunbo-Taiwo

Coordinator, GPRIN & Student Projects

Research & Innovation

Office E401-0, Grande Prairie Campus

etaiwo@gprc.ab.ca

780-357-7733

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 20, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 20, 2017

Who’s ready for this week’s Workout of the Week (WOW)!?

WOW’s are weekly workouts brought you by the PEAK Advanced Methodologies class. These workouts provide knowledgeable recommendations and well rounded exercises for the fitness goer in everyone.

Workout of the week posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

This week’s WOW is brought to you by Ryan and targeted at those individuals who are comfortable lifting their own body weight for higher reps. In this resistance training focused WOW, you will find four different days of workouts included!

Check your form and get exercise clarification by using the provided booklet found at the locations listed above.

To see this week’s workout head down to the GPRC Fitness Centre where you can learn about its creator and see the workout, useful tips, and guidance provided by him.