Campaign Priorities

Capital Improvements

The Waterfront Centre for Health Sciences

Health care occupies a central place in the minds of many Canadians. But at a time when budgets are dwindling, new threats are emerging, and both user demand and associated costs are burgeoning, maintaining an effective system depends on radically rethinking our current methodologies.

George Brown’s new Centre for Health Sciences will be among the first facilities in Canada specifically built to support collaborative, patient-centred health-care education. Located at our new waterfront campus at Toronto’s waterfront, near the foot of Sherbourne, this eight-storey, 330,000-square-foot facility will build on our strength as one of Ontario’s largest health-care educators.

In GBC’s Schools of Nursing, Health and Wellness, Dental Health, and Health Services Management, 3,500 students will learn alongside our partners in health care as well as educators from other institutions, forging qualitative and quantitative improvements to how health care is delivered in Ontario.

OPENED IN 2012, THE CENTRE’S UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES INCLUDE:

  •  A state-of-the-art simulation centre that features acute and long-term care beds, high fidelity simulation suites, an operating room, and a fully equipped home environment with cooking facilities, reflecting the range of environments where health care is delivered.
  • Innovative inter-professional clinics where students will provide dental services, hearing and health assessments to the public, as part of a well supervised, experiential learning experience.
  • A LEED Gold building certification that features some of the most advanced technology, all of which supports the environment required in today’s and tomorrow’s health-care education.

Centre for Construction Engineering Technologies

Over the next 30 years, the GTA’s population is projected to soar, triggering new residential, commercial, institutional and infrastructure construction. Contiguous with this is the loss of thousands of experienced workers to retirement and rapid technological advances prompting the need for highly skilled workers who understand how projects are conceived, designed, built, and managed.

The new Casa Loma Renewal will create sophisticated graduates who understand how technology is impacting architecture, construction, engineering and IT. The Centre for Construction Engineering and Technologies will be a nexus for industry, faculty, and associations who will conduct applied research and inform the curriculum to ensure it is relevant and current; and it will be the source for industry to hire new employees and share knowledge.

Scholarships and Bursaries

In today’s economy, post-secondary credentials are the basic requirement for meaningful and sustainable employment. But at the very time when society needs more highly trained professionals, far too many people are prevented from gaining these skills due to a lack of financial resources.

Found at the heart of Toronto, George Brown is reflective of the city’s tremendous diversity. In the face of rising living costs, sustained levels of unemployment, and declining social assistance rates, serving our city effectively means finding ways to help those who would otherwise have no chance to become full participants in our society.

Through the campaign, George Brown aims to triple its inventory of bursaries and provide financial assistance to every student who is ready and willing to make a commitment to education. Your investment will open doors for those who thought post-secondary education was out of reach, helping them to gain the skills that will shape their careers, their lives, and in turn, our society as whole.