Celebrating student success and generosity of GBC partners at the annual Centre for Business Awards

A person at a podium speaking to a room full of people

The Centre for Business honoured student achievements during its annual awards celebration at Waterfront Campus, attended by educators, industry partners and donors. 

Fifty awards worth a combined value of $160,000 were handed out to more than 100 recipients during the event on June 6 at the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences. The theme of the 2023 awards celebration was “Open Doors” — a nod to the dedication, leadership, and resilience shown by students and to the generosity of donors who support student success.

The evening included a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring industry leaders on the dynamic intersection of AI and the future of work. The celebration highlighted the exceptional accomplishments of students, the transformative power of education, and the doors to success that are opened at George Brown’s Centre for Business. 

3 awards recipients holding certificates with the Centre for Business Dean Dr. Ian Austin

“To all who are receiving awards this evening – congratulations. This achievement recognizes your talent and hard work and signals the potential that lies ahead,” George Brown College President Dr. Gervan Fearon said. “I encourage you to continue challenging yourselves, to believe in your potential and to explore ways to have a meaningful and lasting impact on your field and in the community.” 

Fearon thanked college partners for their contributions to student success at the Centre for Business, including Scotiabank and Scotia Wealth Management, which supported three awards: the Scotiabank Endowment for the School of Business, the Scotiability Award, and the Scotia Global Wealth Management Scholarship Program. All three awards provide paid co-op placements or full-time roles upon graduation. 

“Awards have a tremendous influence on a learner’s journey, providing financial support and well-deserved accolades that can fuel continued achievement,” Fearon said.  

Centre for Business Dean Dr. Ian Austin also acknowledged the important role donors play in setting students up for success. 

“I am proud to witness the transformative power of education and the invaluable support provided by our donors,” Austin said. “Together, we illuminate pathways to success, propelling our students towards a future of innovation, leadership, and societal impact.” 


Student Awards and Scholarships 

Program Advisory Committees – Partner with George Brown College 

George Brown College Foundation