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How game worlds are helping health-care workers practise compassionate clinical responses

Winnipeg Free Press
Photo: GBC
Date: June 12, 2024

A game world is a fantasy universe based on a story and a theme. In learning contexts, such as in schools or professional continuing education, game worlds permit us to teach complex subjects in an engaging way by rehearsing competencies and roles in a fictional narrative. But games also invite game users into contemplation. In the work of some researchers, contemplative learning is learning that enables deeper engagement by including elements from the learner’s world that enhance the educational context. David Chandross receives funding from Baycrest Health Sciences as part of an E Campus grant connecting Ryerson University, Baycrest Health Sciences, George Brown College and Centennial College. 


Negus King at the Skills Canada National Competition, May 31, 2024.

Students win gold and silver at Skills Canada competition

Education News Canada
Photo: GBC
Date: June 5, 2024

George Brown College (GBC) Chef School students earned top honours on the national stage, winning gold and silver medals at the 2024 Skills Canada Competition in Québec City on May 30 and 31. Negus King from the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management) program won gold in the Cooking competition. Sabina Lee from the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program won silver in the Baking category. In addition to his gold medal, Negus also received the Best of Region Award, which was presented to the top-performing competitor from each province. He was the highest-marked competitor from Team Ontario. 


Mass timber design showcased in big and small-scale education projects

Daily Commercial News
Photo: GBC
Date: May 24, 2024

Mass timber is making strides in the educational space with two new projects in Vancouver and Toronto. Acton Ostry Architects associate principal Milos Begovic presented the Here to Stay: Educational Projects in Mass Timber session during the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s annual conference held in Vancouver. Begovic highlighted innovative wood-based construction at both the Little Flower Academy, a Catholic girl’s school in Vancouver, and the Limberlost Place project in Toronto, a 10-storey building on the George Brown College campus. 


Dr. Gervan Fearon, President, George Brown College

Echoes of Excellence: Gervan Fearon’s Road to Educational Empowerment

CIO Views
Photo: GBC
Date: May 21, 2024

In the bustling corridors of academia, where dreams are nurtured and futures shaped, one figure stands tall, embodying the essence of visionary leadership: Dr. Gervan Fearon, the President of Toronto’s George Brown College. His wise words and thoughtful actions are a testament to his humble yet profound approach to leadership. This ethos has earned him a coveted spot among “The 10 Most Visionary Education Leaders to Follow in 2024.” Beyond the glossy metrics of success garnered through a long career of post-secondary education leadership, Gervan’s journey is one revelatory of perseverance and empathy.


George Brown College Partners with Cookin

Foodservice and Hospitality
Photo: GBC
Date: May 9, 2024

George Brown College (GBC) has partnered with Cookin, Toronto’s premier food-delivery marketplace, to create the George Brown Student Startup program. Through scholarships, mentorship and business programs, the startup program empowers emerging culinary talents at GBC and nurtures a new generation of culinary entrepreneurs. Seven GBC students and alums have been selected to embark on their journey into online restaurant entrepreneurship. Guided by chef John Higgins through a month-long competitive application process, these up-and-coming food creators have curated unique brands and menus for consumers across Toronto.


Nursing students working with a mannequin

Celebrating over 50 years of innovative nursing education at George Brown College

Education News Canada
Photo: GBC
Date: May 9, 2024

As we celebrate the professionals who are the backbone of the Canadian health care system for National Nursing Week (May 6 - 12, 2024), George Brown College is proud to continue preparing nurses to transform health care and seize opportunities for innovation and leadership. For over 50 years, the Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing at George Brown has played a vital role in advancing the nursing profession with high-quality programs, fostering innovation through simulation-based education, research, and scholarship.

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