Giving a Great Referral at GBC

One concern that we hear frequently from staff and faculty is that you sometimes struggle with knowing what services and resources are available to students. This means that when your students are going through a tough time, you can sometimes feel at a loss as to how to connect them with the supports that they need. That makes sense – it's a big college, and there's a lot to keep track of! In response to this frequent concern, the Healthy Campus Initiative has developed a digital guide for GBC staff and faculty that will support you in knowing about GBC supports and giving great referrals to your students. This guide contains:

  • Useful tips for giving a great referral;
  • Contact information for all GBC and Student Association services;
  • The circumstances under which you would likely make referrals to these services
  • The best way to connect students to these services (e.g. should they call and make an appointment? can they walk in? etc.)
  • Some basic additional details about supporting students in meeting other common needs that can't be met at GBC (e.g. seeing a family doctor, sexual violence resource, after-hours supports, etc.).

We believe that equipping you with more knowledge of student workshops will not only have a strong impact on student mental health and well-being, but will also reduce your stress and make your life easier.

To request an alternate format version (including a large-text print version), please email Maryam McKenzie at

Addressing Concerning Behaviour

All members of the college community are expected to intervene in a respectful and caring manner when they are concerned that an individual's behaviour could be a risk to their safety or that of others; or possibly that their behaviour is an indication that they could be struggling with personal issues. In these situations, it is important to not make assumptions about the possible cause of the behaviour, or the underlying issue –but instead to address the behaviour specifically, and in a manner that is both caring and respectful. These can be tough conversations to start. That's why we have put together some tips and conversation starters on how to address concerning behaviour PDF icon

Does the information about your service need to be updated in the guide? Please let us know by filling out the following form: