Clubs

 

Do you love social networks? You might be on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but how about socializing in real time? Student clubs are a great way to bring back the face-to-face contact that may be missing from your life.

Join or start a student-run club based on your personal interests, social movements, or your field of study. This is your chance to interact with a wide variety of people, expand your skill set or find a new interest.

All official clubs and associations are supported by the Student AssociationOpen New Browser Window (SA). They receive benefits such as club funding and free use of Student Association and college spaces for meetings, events and activities.

How to start a club

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Find one (1) common interest or belief that you share with at least ten other students.
  2. Pick up a clubs package at any Student Association office. Be sure to make two (2) copies, one to keep for your records and one to submit.
  3. Submit your completed package to any of the three (3) Student Association offices.

Contact information

Cameron Wathey, Clubs Coordinator

clubs@sagbc.ca envelope
St. James Campus, 200 King St. E., room 147

 

 

Clubs Directory (Winter 2017)


This is the official clubs list recognized by the Student Association and George Brown College. For a detailed summary of clubs please also visit http://studentassociation.ca/clubs/Open New Browser Window.

The list of clubs available for GBC students
Club Name Email FB Club Description President / Club Supervisor
Aboriginal Women's Collective     Our primary focus is to celebrate Indigenous.Women.Culture.Education by bringing relevant programming in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Leslie Van Every  
Afghan Students Association     Student Group to bring the Afghan community closer together. Open to Afghans and non-afghans of George Brown College and other GTA Colleges/ Universities Naqeeb Omar  
American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Club     American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Club offers opportunity for individuals to learn American Sign Language. The club also focuses on creating bridges between the hearing and the Deaf culture. Jemima Ming Go  
Anime Vortex Next Generation     The Anime Vortex: Next Generation club is established for the purpose of sharing the common interest of Japanese animation and novels with George Brown College students and faculty. Mehdi Khatau  
Baking and Pastry Club     To encourage George Brown College Baking and Pastry Management students and George Brown students in all faculties to discuss and experience Toronto bakeries and activities related to baking.  Maegan Klingenberg
Board Games and Friends Club     The GBC Board Games and Friends Club invites you to join us for a weekly dose of fun! We have strategy, concentration, party games and many more. And if you don't know how to play, don't worry. Our Game Master will guide you. Kavi Ramgoolam  
Canadian Association of Political Views     Canadian Association of Political Views is a club that discusses important political matters domestic and internationally. Edris Zalmai  
Canadian Nursing Student Association     The objects of the CNSA are:
a) to provide a communication link among nursing students across Canada recognizing the specific language needs
of our bilingual country.
b) to act as the official voice of nursing students.
c) to provide a medium through which members can express their opinions on nursing issues.
d) to provide a liaison with other organizations concerned with nursing, healthcare, and education.
Rosemary Leone  
Career Lab    

Create customized career, network and income generation strategies to transition students into young professionals + entrepreneurs before graduation 

Jennifer Domise
Chinese Student and Scholarship Association     The purpose of the Chinese Student Alliance (CSA) is to guide and help new students to adapt to live in Canada and study in college. The club serves to build a social network in college for general and international students, hold events for students, according to their different programs – create relevant study groups, solve problems and help students to improve their academic performance. CSA also serves to share information about living abroad, such as residence, food, shopping, visa and study permits. The intent is to work closely with George Brown College and the Student Association to promote a more healthy enjoyable study environment. Zhengtao Hu  
Cook Lab     Cook Lab focuses on exercising freedom of cooking, for cooking and free innovation and research. Inguk Lee  
Critical Discussions on Diversity (CDD)     Critical Discussions on Diversity (CDD) in Early Childhood Education and Care is a GBC student group that meets on a monthly basis. The group strives to create a safe space for students interested in the topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, anti-oppression and anti-bias education with an emphasis on their application in the field of early childhood studies and in early years settings. Erin Lally  
Enactus George Brown College     Eanctus George Brown College seeks to help our community to achieve the economic and social success by empowering students with field education opportunities through partnership and learning innovations. Enactus primarily operates multiple business ventures, either for profit or non-profit. These ventures will be consistent with our mission and directed towards both Enactus at George Brown College and the communities in which we live. Alisa Hamilton or Lauren Gazen  
Environmental Justice Collective     The EJC@GBC is a group of students who raise awareness about environmental destruction: what is causing it and how it can be stopped. Leslie Van Every  
ESL Gym Buddy Club     Enjoy together and make some exercises while we practice English communication skills Ersin Sanaga  
Fashion 4 Fashion     The purpose of the Fashion for Fashion club, is for students to take initiative, by hosting various types events for students at George brown collage. Either for school spirt or showcasing student success within fashion. Athea Walsh  
Filipino Students Association of GBC     Our mission is to reflect George Brown College’s culture of promoting workability skills through mentorship and networking opportunities as well as to promote the enrichment of Filipino culture.

We are partnered with universities in Toronto such as the Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson (FCAR), Filipino Student Association of York (FSAY), and Filipino Student Association of Toronto (FSAT) at UofT.

Together with our partners we can create an amazing centre for Filipinos to socialize, meet new people, network with professionals, and eat yummy food!
Mare-cris Bacani  
Financial Marketers Club     FMC exists to provide unique opportunities for engagement and community building for all students at George Brown with a common interest in either the marketing industry, financial industry or both. FMC will strive to bring students together from diverse backgrounds and to unite them under the common objective of learning to be better networkers, communicators and team players. Shaun Iyer  
Forget Me Knot     Forget-Me-Knots provides a safe, inclusive environment for George Brown College students of all genders, ethnicity and those with disabilities recognized by the Disability Centre at George Brown College. Our shared goal is building lifetime bonds and assist everyone in overcoming daily obstacles. Wei Jiet Goh  
Friends of Latin Americas    

Friends of Latin Americas are George Brown Students celebrating Latin American Culture and Diversity throughout North America, Central America, South America, and World-Wide Diaspora.

We promote friendship and informal exchanges between all cultures.

We host events to express our love for music, traditional art, dance, food, literature.

Peter Santiago  
GBC Drawing Club     To host life drawing sessions and other similar drawing related events bi-weekly. To encourage students to draw regularly, and decompress. This will help students’ strengthen their visual art skills, as well as promote wellbeing and relaxing as drawing can be therapeutic. Our goal is to create a welcoming, none stressful environment where anyone interested can come and participate regardless of skill level and get creative as they draw from a live model. Julie DaCosta
GBC ESL - Toronto Culture Club     Toronto Culture Club tries to give the chance of exploring the diverse culture of Toronto city and its vibrant lifestyle to the students. Farid Rasi  
GBC ESL Volunteer Club     The GBC ESL Volunteer Club offers opportunity for students to volunteer within George Brown College and also with external organizations. The goal is to offer opportunity for students to get involved with the community, practice english, and gain Canadian experience. Steluta Mazilu  
GBC Renovators       Chris Daniels  
GBC Robotics       Evgenii Inozemtcev  
GBC Rock Climbing Club     In a unique, challenging, fun way, the GBC Rock Climbing Club gives the opportunity for students to bond and assist each other in a team-building, cooperative manner. Khang Do  
GBC Ski and Snowboard Club     The purpose of the George Brown College Ski and Snowboard Club is to create a social network for students who love hitting the slopes in the winter season. The club was also created to organize events for GBC students to get out of the city and have the opportunity to go skiing and/or snowboarding. It is hard for some students to find transportation to and from resorts, and it is our mission to help make their winter more enjoyable! The purpose of the GBCSSC is not only to hit the slopes, but to create that atmosphere for students to interact and have fun! Emilly Parker  
George Brown Dragon Boat Club     George Brown Dragon Boat Club was formed in 2013 with the goal of promoting to
GBC students in living a healthy and fit lifestyle through the sport of dragon boat.
We are currently accepting new paddlers for the 2017 Dragon Boat Season!
Lisa Tai  
George Brown Iranian Students Society     To form a community among Iranian students. Section 2: To provide basic information to new Iranian students to make the first days less stressful. Section 3: To organize social and cultural events involving the student members as a whole. Section 4: To introduce Iranian culture to others. Farshid Ebrahiny  
George Brown League of Legends     George Brown League Of Legends is a club where we gather and play a game on the computer called League Of Legends. Aaron Kersley  
George Brown Table Tennis Club     The purpose of George Brown Table Tennis Club is to bring the diverse population of George Brown College together in an environment that promotes sociability, mutual respect and friendly competition. This will be done by providing the resources necessary for, not only those that are passionate about the sport but also newcomers looking to learn the game of table tennis. George Brown Table Tennis Club is committed to this purpose and will pursue the means necessary to achieve this goal. Tony Murat  
Helping Each Other     It is a club of students, who try to make new students familiar with George Brown College's services and help them regarding part-time jobs (ON-CAMPUS), full-time jobs, tips for studying, cheap books, iPhone tricks, cool websites for studying, playing games, free food, and much more. Jaskaran Pawar  
Inter Tribal student club       Leslie Van Every  
International Game Developers Association (IGDA GBC)     To bring together all students in game development related programs at George Brown College and allow them to learn from and connect with other student developers. In addition, the organization/club will enhance students’ experience at the college through various events and meetings. Joseph Zettler  
Investment Planning Club     The Investment Planning Club is group of students who aim to educate themselves in order to lay the groundwork for a future investment club. Starting an investment club requires research and commitment. As such, the Investment Planning Club will focus on researching key topics that are critical to establishing a legitimate investment club. Such topics will include: picking the right brokerage account, disciplined investing strategies, establishing the minimum requirements for the future investment club. The club will reach out to seasoned investors as well as established investment clubs in order to gain insight on the best practices of starting up an investment club. Kevin Yu  
Magic the Gathering GBC     The purpose of our club is to meet new people and make friends through the medium of Magic cards. The card game brings us closer through a common interest, and teaching new players renews our enjoyment of the game. The hope is that this will be a healthy outlet for the study related stress and will allow us to better succeed in school. Marc Grant-Vanasse  
MedLife     This club promotes the differences in health care around the world. It fundraises for MedLife who brings medical checkups, dental care, health promotion and rebuilding projects throughout communities in South America and Tanzania. The club also offers a trip that is a minimum of 9 days where students can go to these communities and bring medical care via daily mobile clinics. We may also volunteer locally with companies such as Habitat for Humanity that has the same values as MedLife. Mikaela Allan  
Mosaic     Students Promoting Diversity within George Brown College Andria Lewis-Alexander  
Mountain Bike Club       Daniel Soto  
Music, Art, Design Club (MAD)     The MUSIC, ART AND DESIGN CLUB is designed with the main purpose of composing, performing and recording songs for the production and manufacturing of an annual music release. Paul Royes, Faculty Advisor  
Muslim Student Association - St.James     The Muslim Student Association is determined to establish a peaceful and friendly environment among all students of George Brown College. Our aim is to provide services to the students of the Muslim faith in order for them to balance between their educational and religious obligations. Doing so through interactive sessions that engage students to the mercy and peace that Islam teaches and is known for. Sasha Perse  
Muslim Students Association- Casa Loma     The goal of MSA is to create an encouraging and inclusive environment to the Muslim population at George Brown. Our mission is to serve the needs of these students on and off campus. The Aim and Purpose of MSA is to serve and represent the needs of Muslims on and off campus. This MSA will work towards integrating their values into George Brown's community. Shahaab Khan  
New View Collective     NewView is a mental wellness support group for students. It is a resource for students who suffer from mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and school stress to come seek support from peers. It is a place to share stories, build connections, listen, share helpful resources, laugh, cry or express any emotions that may come up.  It is a place to open up about those areas in our lives that are normally suppressed and difficult to share. Interactions like these build genuine connections and help those who suffer to feel less alienated and isolated. This group will facilitate meetings once a week at the St. James Campus. There will also be an online component in the form of a Facebook page and an Instagram. These online platforms are resources to summarize topics for those who may not be able to attend the meetings. They are also a great social platform to share ideas and to connect all members online. This will allow students who are members of the group to reach out to one another outside of meeting times. Shannon Grant
OLAS       Ylenia La Ferrara  
One4All    

The purpose of One4All is to gather a group of student who are passionate about wanting to help various causes and give back to the community. We will hold different types events to raise money for different charities and foundations that are important to us all. The main goal is that we worked together as one for all different causes.

Raquel Geylman  
Open Source       Dinesh Ramdhayan  
Power To Change     Power to Change – Students is a movement dedicated to helping students discover Jesus and change the world. As part of a larger organization called Power to Change, our mission is to help students experience God’s love and forgiveness and become world changers as they¬¬ make faith a lifelong commitment. At GBC we want to kick start the conversation about meaning, significance, and discovering Jesus. Find out what it means to build a relationship with the author of meaning and significance. Anny Meza  
Racquet Club     To practice racquets sports such as Tennis, Table Tennis, Scuash, and Badminton Danylo Podhornyy  
SAVÉ (Social Action Voices Empowerment)     The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and positive environment where LGBTQ students can feel comfortable. This space will create awareness, social space and representation of the LGBTQ Student body through discussions/panel discussions, active sport events, educational events, workshops, social outings, meetings and even study space. Aintony (Sheldon) Mortimore  
Social Justice Ambassadors     To get involved and work with several different disempowered communities or organizations, through volunteer work, fundraisers, events and workshops. Tiffany Arianne Cayao  
Socialist Fightback Club at George Brown     The objective of the Socialist Fightback Club will be to give a socialist, and working class perspective and education on current and historical events, domestic and international, to its members and to those who wish to participate. Student-worker solidarity will be promoted throughout discussions and events. The club will also strongly encourage participation in the student movement to fight tuition fee increases with a long term perspective of free and universal education to the population. Jahangir Nooshinravan  
Speak Up!: Advocacy Group for Early Childhood Education     This group will function as a hub for persons interested in improving the quality of child care and working conditions regionally and nationwide. With a focus on GBC ECE students, this group will help in retaining students who have worked in advocating positions for their placements, or professional careers. Graduating members, The Board of Directors, can mentor first year students to take on leadership roles upon departing to continue with the mandate of the club. Members of this group will have opportunities to share ideas, news and concerns regarding the child care sector, and as a group discuss and respond to these matters. Consisting of SECEs, RECES, parents and concerned peers, this group will plan community events to respectfully raise awareness on the issues that face the ECE profession and provide ideas to resolve them. Dechen Kutsabpa, dechen.k@live.com  
Speakers of GBC     To share and practice skills in public speaking and interpersonal communication. Raymund Hip Loy Lee  
Student Healthy Living Club     Students pursuing meditation, exercise and healthy eating. This helps us cope with daily classes, exam stress and supporting everyone through different obstacles.                                                                           Onur Gombul
Super Smash Bros (SSBM) Club     To create a friendly community in which students can play and compete with each other respectfully. Piers Raymond  
Supply Chain & Management Club     The purpose of the Supply Chain & Management Club is to tie up the student members with real world and relate to the industry. On top of that, it's to bridge the academic study with practical experience through networking, guest speakers series, plant visit and workshop. Yang Ni  
Sustainability Squad     The purpose of the Sustainability Squad is to spread awareness and knowledge about thinking, acting and living green at GBC. The Squad will advocate for making a sustainable 0 waste environment at GBC through garbage sampling, recycling education, and waste diversion. Madison Wrighton,  Stephanie Foster
The Network       Masini McDermott  
The Social Innovation Hub Club     We envision a world where social entrepreneurship and innovation contribute to economic and social justice. Our mission is to create a sustainable ecosystem within George Brown College that develops graduates with the skills and confidence to become the next wave of leaders in social entrepreneurship and social innovation. The Hub Club’s mandate is to facilitate the students’ development of skills, attitudes, competencies, aptitude and confidence to succeed as social entrepreneurs and social innovators. Students will have the opportunity to access the resources and support needed to develop entrepreneurial habits of mind, while gaining the skills, competencies and confidence to develop and pursue their innovative ideas and enterprises related to social justice. Nishima Yashpal  
Students With African Genes    

SWAG is a non-profit, non-political, cultural, and educational organization designed to foster unity within the African Communities at George Brown College. Everyone is welcome to join!

Zemen Wakjira  
Therapeutic Yoga     The purpose of this club is to demonstrate and practice therapeutic yoga techniques based upon posture, breath, and meditative disciplines and their practical application in empowering students and faculty alike Henry Mosler  
TropiParty       Heather Ferguson  
Viet@GBC     The Vietnamese Student Organization at George Brown College (Viet@GBC) is dedicated to providing support and services to the student body while encouraging better understanding of Vietnamese culture at George Brown College. Virgil Lai  
VolumeOne: The Anime Club     Volume One is GBC's premiere club for Anime, Manga, Gaming PC/Console, Cosplay, Fanfic and more. Our multimedia rooms provide CrunchyRoll releases as well as a gaming room stocked with XBox & Playstation. Bring your handhelds & smartphones for Pokemon Fun. David So  
Yoga Club GBC     The club is for all students interested in learning and practicing Yoga. Yoga encourages overall health and wellness. The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health. Anna Belayev  
Zumba/ Salsa GBC ESL Club     Help students to de-stress by turning their attention to dance and away from the daily grid. Help students to improve their coordination and concentration. David Echeverria  

Please note that this list is always being updated as clubs start at all times during the year. Keep visiting for updates! clubs@sagbc.ca  envelope