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The next edition of Insider will be published February 25, 2009. If you have any news to share, don't hesitate to email your articles, photos and content suggestions to

In this issue

Excellence in People

The following people and departments were acknowledged by the GPRC Executive Team at the Board of Governors meeting on January 22, 2009: 
  • Dr. Campbell Ross has been nominated by GPRC for the ACCC Excellence in Teaching award.
  • Kathy Weber, Administrative Assistant in Health, Wellness and Career Studies, has been featured in the Daily Herald-Tribune ‘Behind the Scenes’.
  • Jane Howes, Instructor in Human Services, has had an article - ‘Swedish Multi-Cultural Language School’ - published in a the Journal of the Canadian Association for Young Children.
  • Jerry Petryshyn secured grant funding in the amount of $90,000 for the Bachelor of Science and Nursing Program expansion and $26,241 through the Health Workforce Action Plan 2008 for lifting equipment in Nursing.
  • Marian Mark, Human Resources, is recognized for the extra effort made to research and implement improvements to the employee benefit plan, without additional cost to the employer or the College.
  • Paul McNeil, Palaeontologist, was featured on CBC’s Nature of Things.
  • Carmen Haakstad and the Community Relations staff is recognized for the latest Wisdom Magazine.

GPRC Hosts Volleyball Provincials

Get ready to watch some awesome volleyball action as GPRC hosts the ATB Financial Alberta College’s Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Volleyball Provincial Championships February 27, 28 and March 1.  The ACAC is always one of the strongest conferences in the nation for Men’s Volleyball and this year is no different. 
The top 8 teams across the province will be playing in our own Wolves Gymnasium.   We don't know which teams will be in the tournament as so many teams are very competitive and we don't know who has qualified yet.  The top two teams in the ACAC North Division are currently the Keyano College Huskies and Grant MacEwan Griffins and both receive a bye into the tournament.  Unfortunately, our Wolves have lost a few matches this semester slipping down from first to third in the North Division and now must play qualifying matches on the weekend of February 20th and 21st against Lethbridge Community College to qualify.  If they do then they should be playing the 8pm match on Thursday Feb. 28. 
In the South Division, Medicine Hat and Mount Royal College sit in the top two positions and will receive byes into the tournament.  Red Deer College and SAIT are in fourth and fifth and also most play qualifying matches against the fifth and sixth place teams in the North Divisionto qualify.  Their qualifying matches are to be held the weekends of February 20 and 21 as well.  Once the qualifying rounds are complete, the draws will be posted on our website and the ACAC website as soon as possible. Currently, matches are scheduled for Noon, 2pm, 6pm and 8pm on February 27 and 28th and at 9am, 11am, 1pm (Bronze medal match) and 3pm (Championship Final) on Sunday March 1.
Let’s get ready to howl!!!!
The conference would also like to acknowledge and thank ATB Financial for their tremendous support of the conference and the championships.
                                                                       Submitted by Dwayne Head 

Mark Your Calendar

Convocation this year is on Saturday, May 9 in the Gymnasium at 2:00 pm. Nominations for a guest speaker at Convocation are still open so email your suggestions to or contact Shawnna Boyd directly at 539-2819.

Help celebrate our students' success by attending Convocation!