How to get involved
A great college experience is about finding balance. Of course you want to study hard, excel in your courses and gain work-ready skills. But you also want to make friends, experience new things and have fun. At George Brown College, there are a variety of ways you can get involved while preparing for your chosen career. We offer everything from student activities and politics, to athletics, to a range of clubs so you have the opportunity to shape your own unique college experience.
Visit our Student Life Office in room B130 of 200 King at the St James Campus and the Casa Loma and Waterfront Welcome Desks to learn more about getting involved. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Student Life Events
Black History Month
Black History Month in Canada is a celebration each February to formally recognize the achievements and contributions of African Canadians in our society, and showcase how they have helped shape and influence the communities we live in.
Black History Premiere Event – Tuesday February 2, 2015 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St James Campus – Outside Student Life office, Room B130
Casa Loma campus – Main Lobby, E Building
Taste of the Caribbean – Sample the delights, tastes and sounds or something similar
Casa Loma Campus, Main Lobby 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., February 3, 2015
Waterfront Campus, Main Lobby 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., February 4, 2015
St James Campus, Lower Lobby 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., February 5, 2015
Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom – Free Movie Screening
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village, through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
St James Campus, Lower Lobby – Wednesday February 11, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Waterfront Campus, Concourse Level – Wednesday February 18, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Talent Competition Auditions
Showcase your talent for a chance to win one of three cash prizes. Performance s will take place during the Black History Finale & Talent Show in the St James King’s Lounge. 1st place prize $300, 2nd place $200, and 3rd place $100!
Auditions will be held on February 12th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and February 17th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Life office at the St James campus, Room B130. Contact Andria Lewis-Alexander to book your audition time email@example.com.
Pink Triangle Day
Feb 14th marks the 30th anniversary of Pink Triangle Day, the queer holiday declared in 1979 to mark the first major legal victory for Canada's gay rights movement. Drop by the Student Life Office and Welcome Desks at each campus to learn a bit more on Friday, February 13th.
Black History Finale & Talent Competition – Thursday February 19, 2015
St James Campus – Lower Lobby & Cafeteria, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Come cheer on your favourite George Brown talent and see what your fellow students can do. 1st place voted talent will win $300, 2nd place will win $200, and 3rd place will win $100.
I Am Beautiful Campaign: Student Life Fitness Expo, February 9 – 12, 2015
Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Take advantage of the free workshops and classes offered at the different campuses:
Zumba St James Campus, Lower Lobby 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bubble Soccer, St James Campus, Alex Barbier Gymnasium 6th Floor, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Zumba, Casa Loma Campus, Student Centre, 1:30 pm – 2:30 p.m.
Gestalt Therapist, Casa Loma Campus, Cafeteria, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gestalt Therapist, St James Campus, Lower Lobby, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Socacize, St James Campus, Student Life Office Room B130, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Healthy Living Tips: Toronto Public Health, St James Campus, Main Lobby, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Axe Capoeira Toronto Presentation, St James Campus, Lower Lobby, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Zumba, Waterfront Campus, Main Lobby, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with Student Life and the International Centre. Enjoy Dragon dancers, music, food and fun!
Thursday February 19, 2015 – St James Campus, Main Lobby and Lower Lobby, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.