Thanks to a donation from Canada Steamship Lines, students in Georgian’s marine programs, cadets and working mariners will have access to a new state-of-the art simulator and upgraded on-site systems at the Owen Sound Campus. Canada Steamship Lines contributed $540,000 toward the new Advanced Integrated Simulator. Georgian is now one of a few institutions with this capability – and has the only integrated Kongsberg engine/navigator simulator of its kind in Canada.
“This incredible investment by Canada Steamship Lines builds on a rich legacy of continued support,” said Kevin Weaver, Vice President Academic, Georgian College. “They are at the forefront of new system development and innovation and have navigated the changing face of the industry since its inception. This is why they are a renowned leader and innovator in the industry – and a perfect partner for Georgian and our highly-respected Marine Program.”
Weaver added that this latest commitment is of significant benefit not only to Georgian, cadets and working mariners, but to the entire region. “It will only further enhance the reputation of this campus and our graduates – and draw in more prospective students and those working in the field who need and want to upgrade their skills.”
In addition to its current and past donations, Canada Steamship Lines has also played an integral role in supporting experiential learning by taking a large number of Georgian’s cadets since the Marine Technology – Navigation and Marine Engineering Technology co-op programs started in Owen Sound.
“Georgian College has been instrumental in providing quality education and training to many of the talented and skilled seafarers working today on CSL’s fleet,” said Louis Martel, President and CEO of The CSL Group. “We are very grateful to Georgian and proud to support the college and future generations of Captains, Chief Engineers and Officers.”