Orientation Events Calendar

Easily find all the exciting and informative Orientation & Transition sessions we’ve put together to get you started, and keep you on the right track this term.

In this calendar you can see all the events we have planned for you. Events will have the dates and times listed, so you can easily search by date or filter for specific types of events. Make sure to add them to your calendar so you don’t miss a step.

Pay close attention because some events may require you to register in advance. However, event listings with a Blackboard link don’t need registration. Simply click on the link within the event listing at the designated time and it will take you right into the session.

Spaces are limited in each session, so make sure you arrive on time to secure your spot!

Pick and choose whatever events suit your specific needs. These are completely optional but designed to provide the guidance to get you started.

Please be aware that these events and sessions are being recorded. Be mindful of what you share online, and message the moderators privately if you do not want to share information publicly. For more on privacy and your online presence check out our Tips for Online Etiquette.

Event Types

Academic

These workshops and info sessions are designed to help augment your academic studies

Get Connected

Build connections with students and staff at the college by building a network and having fun.

Get Involved

College is more than just your academics. Find out how you can get involved and have a rich college experience.

Get Started

These sessions are designed specifically to help you get started on the right track  and introduces you to services, supports, and resources at the college

International

Programming specific to the success of our international students can be found in these sessions.

Special Interest

George Brown is a diverse community and this section includes sessions from our different student groups.

Succeed

Learn more about the different personal and learning supports available at the college to help you succeed.

Technology

Find out more about navigating and using college software, your digital ID, and where to look for technical support.

Well Being

Find a balance between your work and school life with supports and sessions that address your well-being.

Events

Events

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Join PeerConnect on Instagram live as we interview members of the George Brown Community. Learn about the different departments at GBC devoted to helping you. Get tips for navigate online spaces at George Brown, especially during Covid-19. Every
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Join Us Join the PeerConnect Well-Being Peer Coaches to talk and hang out. Chat with text, voice, or video. Take a peer-to-peer well-being workshop, play games, or just find a friendly peer coach to relax and unwind with. We’re here for you! Join on
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Join Us Open drop-in sessions on Discord, designed to be spaces online for those needing a calm, empathetic environment, to connect with other students or Peer coaches. Join on Discord Every Monday to Friday from 4pm to 7pm. 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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Join the SNAP team for a virtual hangout and trivia. Participants will have a chance to win a $25 gift card. Join on Zoom
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Join us for a GBC Welcome to kick off our virtual orientation week and the new spring semester! We're truly excited to have you joining us for this semester and we’ll be sharing exciting things that are happening to ensure you are successful and
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Join us for a fun game of Bingo with the Events & Recreation department. Throughout the event we will also be sharing useful ‘SA Did You Know?’ facts about other SA departments (Health Benefits, SNAP, Clubs & etc.…). Lots of chances to win great
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Want to know career supports you have during your experience as a GBC student? Career Services is here to work collaboratively with you in achieving your short term and long term career goals. In this session, you’ll learn more about what Career
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Join Us Everything you need to know about your digital student ID and setting yourself up with the Library Learning Commons. We'll cover setting up your digital student ID, accessing library resources including textbooks, articles and videos, and
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From the student perspective, how to access virtual careers services. Topics include: enrolling in the career services Blackboard Community, what services are available there (coaches and advisors), GBCareers and following social media etc. (20 min)
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Are you eating? Access to food and health with dignity should be a right. The Student Association has a lot to offer to help students stay fed and stay well. Learn how easy it can be to sign up for food pantry, food hamper delivery, and learn how to
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Join Us Pandemic oriented job search for students looking/needing to work. Who is hiring? How to apply? GBCareers etc. Can include activity to support networking etc. Join on Blackboard May 5, 2021, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. May 6, 2021, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
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Interested in learning a new language, to potentially help you in communicating with customers, clients or service users? Learn some of the basics of American Sign Language, including letters, numbers, and greetings. Join us and experience a new
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Are you the first in your family to attend college? Want to meet other students like you and feel connected? The First Generation Program at GBC is designed to support students who are the first in their families to attend a post-secondary school
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Our Trivia game is a blend of pop culture, interesting facts & SAGBC fun facts & info that is both fun and informative. Picture yourself at the movie theatre and you're playing 'TimePlay' on your phone before the film starts. Great prizes to be won
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Join Us This session will provide an introduction of the Financial Assistance Office at the college, and also an overview of various financial assistance programs available to the students. Topics covered will include general OSAP information, and
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Feel empowered online. This webinar includes general tips that can help increase your safety online. Join on zoom: May 5, 2021 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.
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Join Us Did you know that your mindset affects how well you will do in your program? Research suggests that learners with different mindsets can experience drastically different outcomes when faced with the same set of circumstances. Hence it is
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Want to know career supports you have during your experience as a GBC student? Career Services is here to work collaboratively with you in achieving your short term and long term career goals. In this session, you’ll learn more about what Career
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Join us This information session will introduce you the Black Student Success Network at George Brown. Learn about our history, our mission, vision and purpose. You can connect with our team and learn how to become a member and get involved. Watch
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Join us In this session, we’ll show you the different ways you can search, and place an order, and redeem your eText through the Campus Stores website. You’ll learn to navigate the site and check your booklists by your program, and find out what to
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Welcome. This event will start by introducing GBC Counselling Services available to the students (3:00 – 3:20). We will also practice simple mindfulness meditation tools together that can help with reducing stress (3:20 – 3:45). You can join for the
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Join Us Join the Tutoring and Learning Centre (TLC) to learn the academic support you can receive through your education. The TLC has over 21,000 tutoring sessions every year, assisting the GBC students in attaining their academic goals. From
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Information session hosted by WeSpeakStudent about the SA health benefits program for international students who are enrolled in a post-secondary or ESL program at George Brown College. Find out about your plan coverage, and how to access and claim
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Make the couch your cinema. Join together for a virtual special screening. Hosted by SA's Clubs and Networks. Join on zoom: May 5, 2021 6:00 - 10:30 P.M.
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Want to know career supports you have during your experience as a GBC student? Career Services is here to work collaboratively with you in achieving your short term and long term career goals. In this session, you’ll learn more about what Career