September 28-October 2
September 28-October 2
Update: September 30, 2020
Your Good News Bulletin
Acer Chromebooks for sale at the Bookstore
Our Progress Campus Bookstore is selling a limited number of brand-new Acer Chromebooks through the online shopping portal. These small, lightweight laptops were originally ordered in March to assist students transitioning to remote study. This is an exclusive offer to Centennial students and employees at a competitive of price of $321 plus HST – a considerable discount compared to the retail price of comparable models (please note that no other discounts will be applied). To view product specifications and to place an online order, please visit our bookstore. Chromebook orders can be either shipped to your home address or picked up at Progress Campus using the curbside pick-up option. Don't miss out on this limited-time opportunity to buy a new Chromebook while supplies last!
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), will be 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. Virtual Homecoming Week will take place during the week of October 13-17, 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, visit Homecoming.
Scarborough Ribfest at Progress Campus a success
The 19th annual Scarborough Ribfest has been deemed a success by the Rotary Club of Scarborough, the organizer of the annual rib barbecue. This year’s participants enjoyed the Ribfest in “drive-thru” format in the Progress Campus parking lot so that everyone could remain socially distanced to mitigate transmission of the coronavirus. Ribfest traditionally has taken place in Scarborough’s Thomson Memorial Park. Organizer Michael Cooksey sent a heartfelt note to President Craig Stephenson thanking the Centennial College community for the support that made for “a hugely successful event with some 3,000 cars driving thru!” The funds raised will allow the Rotary Club to further support front-line workers, Centennial students and other community causes.
Journalism grad’s pandemic story picked up on World News Day
As part of World News Day, September 28, newspapers had access to The Toronto Observer, the community news site written and published by Centennial journalism students. Recent graduate Meredith Omstead had her article about the challenges of accurately reporting on the pandemic picked up by a Copenhagen newspaper in Denmark. “Meredith was a top student in our post-grad Contemporary Journalism program, class of 2020,” says professor Tim Doyle. “She is a multi-talented journalist with a broad range of interests, from data journalism to global affairs. She completed an internship at Canadian Press in data journalism in the summer and was immediately hired.” Meredith’s story was produced as part of the Entrepreneurial Reporting class, a third-semester course that challenges students to bring together their storytelling skills while exploring subjects of interest. You can read her story here. Meredith's work, and that of other Centennial students, was included in the World Journalism Day showcase.