Black Student Success Network (BSSN)

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    Connecting black students and allies at George Brown College

    The Black Student Success Network (BSSN) is a community of black students, faculty and staff dedicated to encouraging the success of black students at George Brown and beyond. BSSN provides a safe space in which to meet, share, socialize and learn from black community members and allies.

  • Find Us on Campus:

    • Room B130, 200 King St. E., St. James Campus (lower level near the cafeteria)
    • Open Mondays to Thursdays,
      9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
      (excluding holidays)

    Contact Us

  • Get Involved:

  • Get involved today

    It’s easy to join the BSSN. Come to an event and join the network in person or send us an email at blackstudentsuccess@georgebrown.ca.

    Drop-in activities:

    Tutoring

    Don’t understand an assignment? Need help writing an essay? We can help. Drop in to our free tutoring sessions. No sign up required.

    English: Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-5pm; 200 King St. E., St. James Campus, Room 430A.
    Math: drop in Mondays all day, Room B173, 200 King St. E., St. James Campus.
    BSSN tutor: Thursday, Room B130, 10am - 2 pm, (Student Life Office), 200 King St. E., St. James Campus.

    Let’s Talk

    A weekly session that provides a safe space to share your experiences or vent about challenges you face.

    When – Wednesdays, 12-2:30pm.
    Where – 200 King St. E., St. James Campus, Room B121 (Peer Connect).

    Socasize

    Work out to Afro-Caribbean soca beats.


    When – Wednesdays, 11am-12pm.
    Where – Gymnasium, sixth floor, 200 King St. E., St. James Campus.
    Requires $40 refundable deposit.

    Specialized Services & Events:

    Mentoring

    Talk to black identified GBC professionals who can help you navigate the transition from school to work.

    Email us to find out about our upcoming mentoring meetings.  

    Information Services & Referrals

    Not sure where to start? Our counselling team can refer you to the right College service for your needs.

    Find our BSSN counsellor Tashka Muirhead.  

    Special Events

    For updates, visit the GBC App on featured events or Email us for more details.

    We run a number of annual social events including an Appreciation Gala, a Black History Month Fashion Show, a Spoken-word showcase, our Summer Fun Fair and more.