News and Announcements for Current Students

News and Announcements

Delivery for the 2020 fall semester 

George Brown’s 2020 fall semester will take place predominantly through alternative and remote delivery. Full-time 2020 fall semester programs start September 8. 

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Welcome back for the 2020 spring semester—a term unlike any we’ve experienced before. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant we’ve all had to drastically shift how we do things, but many of the college supports and resources you had access to in-person are still there for you online. 

The Library Learning Commons has launched a loan program for laptops, portable Wi-Fi devices and iPhone 7s to be used for Wi-Fi access.

Students can reserve a device online at llc.georgebrown.ca/Equipment. Equipment will be loaned on a first-come, first served basis. More items will become available as they’re returned to the LLC. 

Our campuses are closed so items cannot be picked up at the LLC. Items available for loan will be shipped to students on Thursdays.

Before the college closed due to COVID-19, a group of George Brown College students completed a project to help people with swallowing issues – also known as dysphagia – have a more appealing and appetizing dining experience.

So, you’ve probably noticed we have a new website! 

The updated georgebrown.ca launched May 5, thanks to an impressive joint effort involving our Marketing and Information Technology Services (ITS) teams as well as many other departments across the college. Our new digital space provides a vastly improved user experience and a look and feel aligned with the innovative and bold spirit of George Brown College. 

Many students are in urgent financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the George Brown College Foundation started a campaign to increase the college’s COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, growing it from $850,000 to more than $1 million in only a few weeks. Thanks to this fund, 3,665 students who are experiencing financial difficulties will receive support.

For the third-straight year a team of George Brown College students has made it to the finals of a global virtual construction competition. 

Jonathan Isenegger, Philip Jager, Kristopher Turnbull-Poulin, and Maxim Sokolicz, together known as Team DGC Toronto, placed second in a field of 52 post-secondary institutions from around the world in the qualifying round of the 2020 Global Student Challenge, hosted by the U.K.-based Chartered Institute of Building. 

George Brown College has donated three ventilators and a significant amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Toronto hospitals and health care facilities to help protect front-line medical workers in the fight against COVID-19. 

With families across Canada staying home from work and school, the perpetual question facing modern parents is once again top of mind: how do I navigate my child’s screen time?

With schools and daycare centres closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are looking for new ways to keep their children engaged, active and learning at home. George Brown College’s School of Early Childhood has put together a list of online resources for families and children.