Update: October 15, 2020
Your Good News Bulletin
Colts athletes get their own drive-through lane
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Centennial College Athletics and Recreation department recognized its winning athletes and teams virtually this past spring during its 53rd annual Athletics Banquet. However, our Colts athletes did not physically receive their awards until this week, when they were invited to drive through Progress Campus to safely pick up their awards being handed out by some of the Athletics & Recreation staff members. The graduation frames were graciously donated by the Centennial College Alumni Association. Pictured is Michelle Bowen, who collected the OCAA All Academic Award and the Most Improved Player in Women’s Soccer. As a mature student and mother, she was also the recipient of our inaugural Ann Buller Award for achieving the highest GPA (4.5) as a member of a Centennial Varsity Team. Check out the complete list of our winning athletes.
Career Week goes virtual, November 2-6
Like so many of Centennial’s activities this year, Career Week has shifted online to support the career development of our students, faculty and staff. Virtual Career Week, November 2 to 6, will feature innovative sessions that address the new trends of digital tools in career planning, and strategies to work and communicate virtually to meet the needs of job seekers, entrepreneurs and global citizens. Students, alumni, staff and Centennial friends and supporters are cordially invited to participate in the online sessions. The week’s signature event is Co-Shaping the Workforce: Succeeding on Your Career Journey, featuring LinkedIn’s Perry Monaco as keynote speaker, along with two interactive sessions led by industry leaders on Thursday, November 5. Register on HireCentennial, invite a colleague to learn, connect and win prizes! Faculty are encouraged to promote Career Week to their students. Follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn using #CareerWeekCC. For the full schedule of events, visit Virtual Career Week 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-289-5233.
Centennial’s Pac-Man on display at the Zoo’s ‘Hay-lloween’
Centennial proudly continues to show our support for our community partners during this particularly challenging time. Last week, volunteers from the Office of Strategic Initiatives and External Relations (SIER) created a Pac-Man display from hay bales in support of the Toronto Zoo’s first-ever Hay-lloween Town. Now open to the public, this special exhibit features jaw-dropping Halloween-themed hay bale creations decorated by Toronto Zoo staff and community volunteers. SIER’s Samia Khandakar, Jennifer Gawor and Charlene D’Costa are pictured setting up our own display. Be sure to visit this family-friendly outdoor exhibit and explore other exciting events taking place at the Toronto Zoo in Scarborough this fall by visiting the Toronto Zoo Event Calendar.
Reminder: Virtual Homecoming Week, October 13-17
The Office of Development and Alumni Engagement, in partnership with the Centennial College Alumni Association and Centennial College Student Association (CCSAI), is presenting Homecoming Week 2020 virtually this year. Although 2020 has thrown us a few curveballs, we are committed to continuing this exciting annual tradition – this time from the comfort of home. Here’s a friendly reminder that Virtual Homecoming Week is taking place this week until Saturday, October 17, featuring a great line-up of online activities, career networking sessions, events and webinars, all at no cost to participants. For a list of all the Homecoming activities, please visit Homecoming Week 2020.