Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of George Brown College

  • Save the Dates:

    May 1, 2018
    50 X 50 photography exhibition opens
    51 Dockside Dr., Waterfront Campus, front lobby

    March 28 - April 22: student-run spring events
    Celebrate and support students in our Special Event Management program who are hosting 11 fun events around Toronto between March 28 and April 22, 2018. Events include a sandwich festival, a retro games night, a 90s live band karaoke night, and more! Proceeds from these events support the George Brown College Foundation and other local charities. 

    50 x 50 Photo Contest

    Photographers to capture stories of 50 new Canadians who are also George Brown graduates

    In honour of our 50th anniversary, we've partnered with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival to celebrate the diversity of George Brown College and the changing face of Toronto. We've chosen 50 graduates and paired them with a photographer who will tell their story through a photographic portrait displayed in the 50 x 50 exhibition at Waterfront Campus during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2018.

    Learn more about the 50 x 50 photo exhibition at

    Congratulatory Messages for George Brown's 50th

    Anne Sado, President of the George Brown College  

    "Since 1967, George Brown College has been the place to start something amazing.”

    Read our President Anne Sado’s special 50th Anniversary message:

    prime minister meeting with Anne Sado  

    "It is with great pleasure that I join everyone in celebrating the 50th anniversary of George Brown College."

    Read Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s full congratulatory letter:

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    "We wish to thank you for preparing students with the skills they need to succeed in their careers, being a leader in your local community and contributing to our province’s economic growth."

    Read the full letter from Premier Kathleen Wynne and Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

    John Tory 50th anniversary message  

    "For the past 5 decades, dedicated staff at George Brown College have enriched the lives of their students…"

    Read Mayor John Tory’s full congratulatory letter

    Learn more about George Brown College’s history & community:

    Support the Family Campaign:

    The Family Campaign is an employee fundraising campaign at George Brown College. Our goal is to support student scholarships college-wide. Last year, we successfully created 100 new scholarships for 100 individual students. In celebration of our 50th anniversary, our goal for this year’s campaign is to increase the numbers of student scholarships and continue supporting students in financial need. To learn more about the campaign or to donate visit  

    Want to get involved with the 50th anniversary?

    We’ll be celebrating until September 2018 and posting more information about upcoming events and activities on this page.

    For more information about how you can get involved please contact us at:

    Graduates who are interested in sharing their story of how George Brown was the “start of something amazing” can record and share a video by visiting: If you are a current George Brown College employee looking to get more involved in the celebrations, visit to find out more about what’s going on within the college!