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News Releases 2014

  • George Brown College Pleased with National Recognition of Colleges and Polytechnics Promoting Innovation
    TORONTO (Dec. 5, 2014) – The federal government has acknowledged the role of colleges and polytechnics in addressing the innovation needs of Canadian businesses through the launch of a new Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, titled Seizing Canada's Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation. Prime Minister Harper also officially launched the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

  • George Brown’s Anne Sado First College President Inducted into Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Hall of Fame
    TORONTO (November 26, 2014 )— George Brown College President Anne Sado has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) for the fourth time. Among Canada’s most influential female leaders in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Sado will be officially inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame, becoming the first college president to receive this distinction. The award, presented in the public sector category, acknowledges her exemplary leadership at George Brown and achievements across the city of Toronto.

  • New George Brown Green Building Centre Supports Sustainable Construction and Engineering Sectors
    TORONTO (Nov. 10, 2014) — In support of Canada's growing green and smart building market George Brown College officially opened its new Green Building Centre today. The new applied research facility is training students in advanced construction systems, green energy and computer-enabled, efficient buildings while simultaneously creating space for industry partners to conduct full-scale development projects focused on construction practices that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient.

  • George Brown only college among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2015
    TORONTO (November 4, 2014) — George Brown College has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, acknowledging its progressive and forward-thinking employee programs. This is the fourth time George Brown has been recognized as a Top 100 Employer in the country, and it is the only college to make the list this year.

  • George Brown College to Host Toronto Mayoral Town Hall
    Toronto, (October 7, 2014) – George Brown College is providing its students and the community with an opportunity to engage with the major mayoral candidates during a public Town Hall taking place October 8 from 12 – 1:30pm at its Waterfront Campus, located at 51 Dockside Drive (Queen’s Quay at the foot of Sherbourne St.).

  • George Brown College Supports Student Entrepreneurs with Government of Ontario Investment
    Toronto, (September 24, 2014) – With a $200,000 investment from the Government of Ontario, George Brown College is launching a new student-focused hub for entrepreneurship awareness, education, training and hands-on learning opportunities. The hub, a joint partnership between George Brown College, MaRS Discovery District, Ryerson University and AcceleratorU, will build on Toronto’s existing entrepreneurship support, ultimately reducing barriers for entrepreneurs who are current students and recent graduates to pursue their commercial goals. 

  •  The government of Canada supports George Brown College on an innovative green technology training program for the construction sector
    TORONTO (September 9, 2014) – In an effort to further educate the Canadian construction sector about green technology solutions and innovative ways to design, construct, manage and operate buildings, George Brown College is pleased to announce the launch of a project: the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology and Processes Adoption Support, which received an investment of $100,000 from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

  •  George Brown College President Among Canada's Top 25 Women of Influence
    TORONTO (September 2, 2014 ) - George Brown College president Anne Sado has been named one of this year's Top 25 Women of Influence by Women of Influence, Inc. Sado received this prestigious distinction for her many achievements as a senior executive and the contributions she has made at George Brown College and across the city of Toronto. She was one of only five women acknowledged for their influence in the Public Sector category.

  •  George Brown College renews partnership with ALMA’s renowned Italian culinary school
    TORONTO (June 6, 2014) – George Brown College recently renewed its partnership with ALMA, the distinguished La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, ensuring culinary students will have the opportunity to study Italian cuisine in Italy until at least 2018.

  • Winners named in 2014 George Brown College 5 to Watch awards competition
    TORONTO, ON – May 2, 2014 – George Brown College is pleased to announce the recipients of the third annual 5 To Watch – Canada’s Sport Business Awards, in recognition of the five most influential and accomplished Canadians under the age of 40 in the sports business and marketing sectors.

  • George Brown College students and faculty help City of Chicago tackle sustainability issues in underserved communities
    TORONTO (April 22, 2014) - To commemorate Earth Day, students and faculty from George Brown College's Institute without Boundaries(IwB) today revealed the results of an interdisciplinary consultation process focused on revitalizing three derelict and underserved Chicago neighbourhoods to promote urban renewal and community engagement. West Englewood, Englewood and Woodlawn are featured in the city's Green Healthy Neighbourhoods plan.

  • 5 to Watch Awards to Recognize Emerging Leaders in Canadian sports business
    TORONTO, ON – APRIL 10, 2014 – Canada’s foremost sports business, events and marketing professionals will honour the next generation of leaders in the sports industry at the highly anticipated 5 To Watch – Canada’s Sport Business Awards. 

  • New Government of Ontario investment to provide students with job training and workplace supports.
    TORONTO (March 20, 2014) – The Government of Ontario is investing $750,000 in George Brown College through the Youth Skills Connections Program. Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement at the Talent and Skills in the New Economy summit on March 18, 2014.

  • George Brown College conference tackles student mental health and wellness
    TORONTO (February 18, 2014) – Students can feel overwhelmed, stressed or exhausted as they navigate the demands of college and university. How can post-secondary institutions create healthy campus environments that support their positive mental health? This critical question will be examined at the 15th annual George Brown conference on mental health taking place February 27, 2014 at George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto

  •  George Brown College pleased with federal budget focus on youth unemployment, apprenticeships and college innovation
    Toronto – February 11, 2014 – The federal government has acknowledged the critical role of colleges in addressing the youth unemployment crisis, advancing innovation and increasing apprenticeships in today’s budget.

    TORONTO, ON, February 3, 2014 – George Brown College is accepting nominations for the 5 To Watch – Canada’s Sports Business Awards.

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Toronto’s George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. The college offers programs from its three main campuses located across the downtown core, including its newest location at the Toronto waterfront, which opened in September 2012. George Brown offers 135 full-time programs and 189 continuing education certificates/designations across a wide variety of professions to a student body of over 24,500 (full-time equivalent) students, including over 3,200 international students; and over 61,000 continuing education registrants. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, postgraduate certificates, apprenticeships and degrees.


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