GBC in the Media

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Jennifer Grant

St. Catharines Standard (Online)
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Date: May 28, 2021

Jennifer Grant wrote an opinion piece that was published in a few publications including the St. Catharine’s Standard. “When George Floyd was murdered by police one year ago, it brought the realities of anti-Black racism into stark focus. However, for those of us in the Black community, his death was another tragic reminder of the perils many of us face and the failure of systems to address systemic racism,” she writes. She is the Director of Anti-racism, Equity and Human Rights Services at George Brown College. She says, “I find myself thinking more about how we create real and substantive change in the systems that surround us and how we do that now.”

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Pictou Advocate (Online)
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Date: June 02, 2021

A local athlete and coach is joining Canada's next Olympic women's hockey mission. Kori Cheverie has been named by Hockey Canada to the coaching staff of Team Canada’s women’s team that will represent this country at the 2020 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Kori Cheverie joined the men's hockey coaching staff as a full-time assistant in August 2016. Cheverie became the first female to be named a full-time assistant with a men's hockey program in U SPORTS history. In Cheverie’s education, her thesis focused on sport-based strategies as a social problem-solving tool for at-risk youth. She entered the sport and marketing program before graduating from George Brown College.

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Date: Jun 1, 2021

In an organizational first, PwC Canada has welcomed external directors to its board. The four new directors, Ian Austin, Bev Briscoe, Scott Patles-Richardson and Razor Suleman, join PwC’s board on July 1, 2021. The addition of external voices will help the Big Four firm continue to provide diverse viewpoints according to a release from PwC. Ian Austin, PhD, is the Dean of the Centre for Business at George Brown College, where he oversees academics, processes, and strategic vision. He has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in the post-secondary sector.

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