GBC in the Media

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Serving Sweet Treats

Hamilton Spectator (Online)
Jan 19, 2021

The things coming out of the kitchen of Alex Shimshon are sure to please. Shimshon does her baking in Hamilton’s Collective Kitchen. Her assorted pastry box is, for patrons, a dream come true. At the core of her story are the countless hours she gazed dreamily at a local bakery watching them do their magic and never having the guts to make the switch to baking. She enrolled in George Brown College’s Baking and Pastry Arts Management program. “One of the best decisions I made in my life,” says Shimshon. Her postgrad work included Sud Forno in Toronto and 193 Bench in Hamilton.

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Theatre Arts Grad 2007
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Jan 18, 2021

The Slaughter Brothers Dime Circus - A Radio Fantasy is a "hybrid theatrical creation. Part bedtime story, part Clockwork Orange. Half Bugs Bunny, half nightmare." The magnificent brainchild of writer-performer Sean Sullivan was set to open in Toronto at the Grand Canyon Theatre when the pandemic shut down the entire industry. This feature includes a profile of actor, Tim Fitzgerald Walker who was born and raised in the jewel of the Kawarthas: Peterborough, Ontario. He graduated from George Brown's Theatre Arts program in 2007, and he is a graduate of Italy's prestigious International school for comedic acting.

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Bachelor's Serena Pitt

Us Weekly
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Jan 18, 2021

Serena Pitt is one of the women competing on season 25 of The Bachelor in 2021. She hails from Toronto, where she works as a fashion and beauty publicist. According to her LinkedIn, her latest professional gig is an internship with the Toronto-based MacIntyre Communications firm. In 2020, she completed a certificate program in sport and event marketing at Toronto's George Brown College, a year after graduating with her bachelor's degree in communications and business management from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. During her time in college, Pitt specialized in digital and cultural theory and minored in psychology and, outside of class, was a member of WLU's competitive dance team.

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