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November 24, 2011
In this issue
Dr. Jackie Sieppert, Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and GPRC President and CEO, Don Gnatiuk shake hands after signing an agreement today to collaboratively provide a Master of Social Work on campus at GPRC. Dr. Kazem Mashkournia, GPRC Dean of Arts, Science and Upgrading will represent the College in fulfilling the terms of the agreement.
Fairview High School’s (FHS) mechanics program is the only school in Canada where students are working on a Harley Davidson bike and eight engines thanks to a partnership between FHS and GPRC Fairview Campus. On Friday November 4, 2011, students were given a surprise when Mr. Earl Verbicky, FHS Educator and Wally Besler, GPRC Harley Technician, rode into the school assembly on a Harley Davidson and a street bike, both provided under a three year contract to the school.
“It makes sense to partner with the High School” says Besler. “Being a big trades college we have the resources to bring opportunities like this to the school. Students at FHS are our future students and why not give them a preview of what options are out there.” GPRC, Fairview Campus is the only authorized training centre in Canada for Harley Davidson.
“We are very grateful for this opportunity” says Earl Verbicky who teaches various Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses at FHS . “This partnership brings enhanced opportunities for students with hands-on learning with a legendary product.”
Last year, students at FHS have worked on stand alone Harley engines under the guidance of Besler and Verbicky. “I couldn’t have asked for a better class” says Besler. “The students were so excited they were meeting me outside before class. Now this year students will have full sized machines to work with.” ~ Story & photo courtesy of Peace River School Division (PRSD)
GPRC Harley Technician, Wally Besler hands over the keys to FHS Educator, Earl Verbicky.
At each monthly Board of Governors meeting, staff and faculty recognitions are presented to the Board by Don Gnatiuk on behalf of the Executive Team. To view the list of recognitions for November 2011 please click here.
GPRC President and CEO, Don Gnatiuk, and Alumni/Development Manager, Joanne Ballance, receive a generous donation from Fred Gardner, VP Commercial Banking and Kevin Kleininger, Regional Vice President Peace Country, on behalf of the RBC Foundation. The $40,000 donation will support the Department of Business students’ case competition team and a business student scholarship, as well as Aboriginal services on campus.
Master of Social Work at GPRC Info Sessions
Alumni Lounge (C224)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and
7:00 - 9:00 pm
For more information go to: www.ucalgary.ca/fswcentralandnorth
GPRC Wind Ensemble Concert
7:30 pm - Theatre
November 25 & 26
ACAC Volleyball GPRC Wolves host Augustana University College
Games start at 6:00 pm on Friday & 1:00 pm on Saturday
Rita MacNeil in Concert
3:00 pm - Theatre
Tickets $58 available at Crystal Centre box office 780-538-0387
GPRC Jazz Ensemble Concert
7:30 pm - Theatre
Study Abroad 2012 Info Session
11:45 am - Room L123
Visitor in the Arts
Bretta Gerecke, Drama
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Collins Recital Hall (L106)
GPRC Grande Prairie Campus Christmas Party
Army & Navy Club
Cocktails: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Tickets $30 each - available
until end of the day Nov. 28th
Contact Kim Richardson
December 2 & 3
10th Annual Wolves Senior High School Basketball Classic
Games start at 9:00 am on both days.
Concert Choir Fall Concert
7:30 pm - Theatre
GPRC Oriana Girls Choir Fall Concert
7:30 pm, Collins Recital Hall
Tickets available at the door
$15 Adults/$10 Seniors & Students
Music Students Recital
11:30 am -12:45 pm
Collins Recital Hall L106
Science Open House
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
GPRC Fairview Campus Christmas Dinner
Cafeteria, Fairview Campus
Cocktails 5 PM, Dinner 6 PM
Door prizes! Visit from Santa!
$20 per ticket, $10 for children
Contact: Cheryl Frank or Shan Ball for tickets or
the Fairview Campus Reception Desk (Marie or Karen)