Power Engineer Awards 2019

Power Engineer Awards 2019

GPRC Power Engineer Instructor, Ron Dennis accepts his Education Contribution Award from PanGlobal Training Systems on June 19.

Long-time GPRC power engineer instructor Ron Dennis was honoured by his peers from across the country with an Education Contribution Award from PanGlobal Training Systems.

PanGlobal Training Systems is the leading publisher of paper and web-based technical learning materials designed specifically for trades and energy technologies.

The Education Contribution Award recognizes educators and industry professionals for their contributions to excellence in power engineering.

Dennis received his award Wednesday, June 19 at the Interprovincial Power Engineering Curriculum Committee conference in Fredericton.

In addition to Dennis’s awards, two GPRC students were also recognized at the conference. Luke Hamre received second place and Dustin Blagborne received an honourable mention for the Outstanding Achievement Student Award – Power Engineer 4th Class.

Dennis is retiring from GPRC this month after a long teaching career at the College. Chris Laue, Dean, School of Trades, Agriculture and the Environment said Dennis’s award is “well-deserved recognition for his years of dedication to GPRC students.”

At last year’s awards ceremonies, GPRC power engineer instructor Jerry Chik received an Education Contribution Award and students Shane Drummond and Andrei Tchernyi received first and second respectively for the Outstanding Achievement Student Award – Power Engineer 4th Class. Paul Biegel also received an honourable mention for Outstanding Achievement Student Award – PE 3rd Class.

GPRC volunteers care for evacuees’ furry family members

Some of the GPRC faculty and staff who helped look after the evacuated animals Tiffany Duncan, Katey Johnston, Lin Roy, Bonnie Danielson, Dr. Chris Mizzi, Lisa Coady, Carl Ball, Rhonda Shaw, and Shannon Ball.

GPRC’s Fairview campus became home for some important members of families evacuated from northwestern Alberta due to wildfires.

First year Animal Health Technology student Dayna McKay who is living on campus during the summer is lending a hand.

The College’s Animal Health Technology program put out the call offering to house any animals for displaced families shortly after the mandatory evacuations started in northwestern Alberta. A few days later, when the Town of Manning was placed under evacuation notice, the local veterinary clinic reached out to ask GPRC to look after the animals it had been housing for evacuees.

“We wanted to make sure the animals were safe somewhere else,” said Kaitie Koch, manager of the Manning Veterinary Clinic.

Shaylene Syrota, RVT, Educational Lab Technologist AHT – Animal Sciences Department and Dr. Christy Barlund, DVM – Instructor – Animal Sciences Department were two of the faculty and staff volunteers.

The clinic had already housed animals from families evacuated from High Level for about 10 days.

When the animals arrived on campus, GPRC’s animal health faculty and staff did an amazing job, said Koch.

“They were incredibly helpful and knew what exactly needed to be done,” she said.

Over the course of the evacuation notice, GPRC housed a total of 11 dogs, one cat and one hamster. The program faculty and staff continued any treatments the animals needed and monitored them daily to ensure they were doing well, explained Rhonda Shaw, Animal Health Technology instructor.

The animals were weighed in and weighed out, had their appetite and attitude monitored daily, and were fed and walked twice a day. The dogs all got time to run in the College’s round pen.

Volunteers would send videos and pictures of the animals to their owners so the owners knew their pets were doing OK. Volunteers hoped the photos would help reduce some of the stress the evacuees were experiencing.

“We were grateful to be able to provide some comfort by having the evacuees know their animals were safe and well cared for,” said Shaw.

Lin Roy, Program Assistant – Animal Sciences Department and Rhonda Shaw, RVT, Instructor – Animal Sciences Department with the first evacuee heading home.

Jill Gaudet’s dog Spike was one of the animals that were cared for by GPRC staff on the Fairview campus.

“I have to thank Manning Veterinary for ensuring Spike was safe by taking him to Fairview,” said Gaudet. “And thanks to GPRC for taking care of Spike. During a very stressful time, it is a relief to know your pet is safe and well-cared for.”

Marcella Parenteau was also evacuated from Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement and her dog Lolly was at GPRC Fairview.

“I’m so grateful,” said Parenteau. “Being evacuated was very stressful and scary, and having Lolly looked after in Manning and then in Fairview was a relief for me. Thank you for watching her for me.”

Volunteer students, faculty and staff at the Fairview campus provided all this help. They even had a waitlist of people wanting to volunteer.

Cathy Srayko, Toolroom attendant motorcycle certificate program donated five bags of dog food to send home with evacuees when they pick their pets up.

“Staff have been amazing. We had an abundance of people helping,” said Shaw.

All the volunteers received a mini-training session before they had contact with animals.

“You were there for us in our time of need,” said Koch. “We really, really appreciated it. We know how much work it is to look after that number of animals. It took a huge stress and worry off our plate.”

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped feed, water, walk and play with the animals in our care:

  • Lin Roy, Program Assistant – Animal Sciences Department
  • Lisa Coady, Program Assistant – Motorcycle & Recreational Powersports Department
  • Katey Johnston, RVT, Educational Lab Technologist AHT – Animal Sciences Department
  • Shaylene Syrota, RVT, Educational Lab Technologist AHT – Animal Sciences Department
  • Rhonda Shaw, RVT, Instructor – Animal Sciences Department
  • Shannon Ball, Toolroom Attendant – Automotive, Parts, & Engineering Department
  • Carl Ball – Instructor – Motorcycle & Recreational Powersports Department
  • Tiffany Duncan, RVT, Instructor – Animal Sciences Department
  • Bonnie Danielson, RVT, Instructor – Animal Sciences Department
  • Chris Mizzi, DVM, Instructor – Animal Sciences Department
  • Christy Barlund, DVM – Instructor – Animal Sciences Department
  • Dayna McKay, first year AHT student
  • Taryn Dodds, first year AHT student

 

GPRC Animal Health Technology Staff make sure the animals the college housed on the Fairview campus get to spend plenty of time outside.
Two new recruits for Women’s Soccer

Two new recruits for Women’s Soccer

The GPRC Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of Mariah Kyllo and Danja Fredrickson to the Women’s Soccer program.

Mariah Kyllo joins the pack for the 2018/19 season.

Mariah, who captained Team Alberta at the 2017 North American Indigenous games in Toronto is a skillful and strong player. According to Head Coach Chris Morgan, Mariah has a booming shot and he is delighted she has chosen to continue her soccer career with the Wolves. She chose GPRC because of the soccer program and its coaching staff, and looks forward to meeting new people, learning new skills and reuniting with old friends and teammates.

Welcome to the pack, Danja!

Hailing from Surrey, BC, Danja wanted to play soccer through post-secondary, and playing with the Wolves is a great opportunity to compete at a higher level.

She chose GPRC because of the Kinesiology program and looks forward to meeting and playing with new team mates.

The four-time MVP for North Surrey Secondary School, and Guildford Athletic Club back-to-back District Champion, Danja has a great skill set and a good attitude to the game, according to Head Coach Chris Morgan.

He believes that her new surroundings will allow her to flourish as a player.

Welcome to the pack, ladies!

GPRC Launches New Safety App

GPRC Launches New Safety App

GPRC is committed to the provision of a safe, healthy, and secure environment for all members of the college community.

The College is excited to announce the launch of a new Safety app which will bring our community everything it needs to know to keep safe and secure while on campus.

The app is called GPRC Safety and is available to download on your mobile device through your app store.

The GPRC Safety app provides:

  • Quick access to emergency contacts and response plans
  • Quick alerts for security and on-campus emergencies
  • Information on what to do in case of an emergency
  • Ability to request use the College’s Safe Walk and Working Alone programs
  • Anonymous reporting of safety or security incidents
  • Campus maps for all our GPRC locations
  • And so much more!

Download the app today!

 

 

 

 

Learn more on our YouTube page.

Check Out These Athletes!

Check Out These Athletes!

Every week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected to showcase their achievements in the classroom and on the field, track, or court.

Check out the Athletes of the Week for the last month.

Way to go and congratulations on your achievements.

 

GPRC Athlete of the Week: January 22, 2018

Dane Philipenko #5

Second year Guard for the GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball team.

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta.

Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GPRC Athlete of the Week: January 22, 2018

Kellen Morris #10

Second year Forward for the GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball team.

Originally from Beaumont, Alberta.

Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program.

 

 

 

 

 

GPRC Athlete of the Week: January 29, 2018

Brittany Duvall

Second year Cross-Country Running and Indoor Track

Originally from Eaglesham, Alberta.

Currently enrolled in the Personal Trainer Diploma.

 

 

 

 

 

GPRC Athlete of the Week: January 29, 2018

Jarred St. Arnault

Second year Cross-Country Running and Indoor Track

Originally from Fox Lake, Alberta.

Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program.

 

 

 

 

GPRC Athlete of the Week: February 5, 2018

Kassandra Little #15

Second year Post for the Women’s Basketball team.

Originally from Stratford, Prince Edward Island.

Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program.

 

 

 

 

 

GPRC Athlete of the Week: February 5, 2018

Derian Geddes #13

First year Forward for the Women’s Basketball team.

Originally from Calgary, Alberta.

Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program.