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Date: June 22, 2021
A George Brown dance student is sparking change by challenging traditions in ballet. The school says the non-binary student’s pursuit of dancing on pointe shoes has helped spur more gender-fluid practices in its ballet training. Ballet tends to follow conventional gender roles in performance and in the types of training female and male dancers pursue, with women in pointe class and men in another group. Dance Performance Preparation student Bebe Brunjes (he/she/they) who is gender fluid wanted to join a pointe class, a first, and there were no questions asked. CBC’s Talia Ricci has the story.
STRATEGY IN A CRISIS
Date: Jun 23, 2021
Shannon Hynes is the Director of Strategy and Planning at George Brown College. She says most successful institutions recognize that short- and long-term goals are mutually reinforcing, not mutually exclusive. They respond rapidly to change using short duration, small scale actions with immediate, tangible outcomes, while also investing in transformative multi-year initiatives that address complex problems. In this blog post Shannon writes, “At George Brown College, we articulated a vision that includes vivid aspirations for the college's future state, as well as medium-term strategic sprints and built-in check points that allow us to reassess, recalibrate and pivot along the way.”
Photo: Toronto Life
Date: Jun 21, 2021
Toronto Life is asking Toronto chefs and restaurateurs which takeout dishes have been getting them through the pandemic. Our own GBC Chef Jesse Vallins is profiled here. If there's one thing Jesse Vallins doesn't do, it's rest on his laurels: he's a certified sommelier and cicerone, a part-time teacher at George Brown, a contributor to Food & Drink magazine, a partner of Hamilton's Merit Brewing and, most recently, the executive chef at Toronto steak institution Barberian's. These are his go-to spots for takeout in Scarborough, where he was born and raised.
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