Alumni in the News

George Brown takes pride in the success and achievements of our graduates. Take a minute to learn about the impact their GBC education has had on them and on our communities, both locally and globally.

Featured Alumni

Aakash Dhall

Culinary Management, 2015

Chef Aakash Dhall shares how his experiences at George Brown College helped guide him to success, including winning season 3 of Food Network Canada’s Fire Masters and as the research and development chef for 1 Hotel Toronto.

Bennett Stableforth

Bennet Stableforth, GBC construction alumnus

Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management), 2013

GBC grad Bennett Stableforth comes full circle as a project manager for Limberlost Place.

Joe Sarnovsky

Chef School graduate joe Sarnovsky

Culinary Skills, 2022

Chef School graduate Joe Sarnovsky recounts his experience working in Ukraine with the World Central Kitchen (WCK)

Lesley Hampton

Lesley Hampton

Fashion Techniques and Design, 2017

Fashion designer, entrepreneur and George Brown College graduate Lesley Hampton has been honoured by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) for her professional success. 

Marc Pannia

Marc Pannia

Sport and Event Marketing, 2014

Marc Pannia took the skills he developed while studying at the Centre for Business and used them to carve out a successful career in the film industry. The George Brown College alumnus works for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), produces Oscar-nominated films and writes and directs his own projects.

Morolayo Folami

GBC business graduate Layo Folami

Marketing Management – Digital Media, 2022

After completing a business management degree in the U.K. and working in digital marketing for nearly five years, Layo Folami decided to pursue a formal digital marketing education to take her career to the next level.

Raquel Fox

Chef Raquel Fox

Rehan Ahmed

Nursing alumnus Rehan Ahmed

Practical Nursing Program, 2020

Nursing graduate, Reham Ahmed returned to GBC to run a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Rokhaya Gueye

Rokhaya Gueye

Construction Engineering Technician - Management, 1999

Twenty-two years after graduating from George Brown College’s (GBC) construction engineering technician management program, Gueye is pursuing an apprenticeship at the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades in Vaughan, Ont.