Update: September 17, 2020, 3:06 PM
Your Good News Bulletin
Two students receive Future Heroes Award bursary from CIBC
Two Centennial College students have been selected to receive a $2,500 bursary each from the Future Heroes Award program sponsored by the CIBC bank. Shelby Exil, in our Biomedical Engineering diploma program, and Christy Vo in our Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program, are the deserving recipients of this annual bursary program chosen by Universities Canada. Centennial is hoping to encourage more applications for the 2021-2022 academic year, which will be the final year of the CIBC Future Heroes Bursary program. CIBC continues to be a strong supporter of Centennial and our students. The Canadian bank provided $50,000 to Centennial’s Covid-19 Relief Bursary fund earlier this summer.
New ‘Grab & Go’ service expands Library access
While our campus libraries are able to provide access to numerous online resources, we know that our print collection is an important part of learning and teaching, too. That’s why our libraries are rolling out a Grab & Go service at all five campuses. Watch our video to learn more about this new service. You can now place holds on items that you would like to borrow through the online catalogue. You will receive an email to confirm an appointment once your item is ready for pickup.
To return items currently checked out, book an appointment online. All returned items are quarantined for 96 hours before we remove them from your account. Faculty are also welcome to borrow items from our Emerging Technology collection for use in course development; more information is available in our tech guide. Questions about the service? Live Library support is available through online chat, email or phone.
Scherry George has left the building
On Monday, August 31, Scherry George logged out of her Outlook email account one last time, closing the book on an incredible 40-year career at Centennial, which culminated with her leadership role as Director of Registrarial Process & Quality Assurance Enrolment Services. Scherry joined us in 1980 as a scheduling clerk after moving to Toronto from New Brunswick with Ed, her husband. In 1981 she took on the role of student financial aid officer and never looked back, remaining a dedicated member of the financial aid team throughout her long career. Scherry has served generations of students who have faced obstacles to education and employment, working to give them the resources needed to succeed. She has witnessed first-hand the incredible impact of donor support in the lives of marginalized students. Read all about Scherry’s remarkable career here.
Centennial virtual background photos for Zoom at the ready
Looking for an appropriate Centennial College virtual background photo for your Zoom sessions? Our Marketing and Communications department has selected a number of high-resolution photos depicting our five campuses that are ready to use. Just go to our Zoom Backgrounds webpage, click on the image you like and it will automatically save or prompt you to save the image on your computer. If you’re not familiar with the steps to create your own virtual background on Zoom, please refer this helpful link as it covers everything you need to know.