Graphic design student Ben Luu’s cityscape mural featured at convocation

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Faculty, employees and college leaders in front of Ben Luu's mural at Convocation

Outside George Brown College (GBC)’s downtown Toronto convocation venue stands a striking mural created by School of Design student Ben Luu. 

Ben’s design, displayed on an 8’ by 20’ frame in the west plaza of Meridian Hall on Front Street, captures the college's essential connection to Toronto. The striking blue, yellow and white design provides an exciting visual introduction to convocation celebrations for graduates and guests. It’s also a great backdrop for photos (share with #GBConvo)! 

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The mural includes iconic elements of GBC sites including the masonry arches of 200 King St. E. at St. James Campus, the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences at Waterfront Campus, and the Casa Loma Campus stairs. It also includes a quintessential symbol of Toronto familiar to GBC students — a TTC streetcar. 

Ben, a student in the Graphic Design program, is excited to have his work on display at the college’s biggest celebration of the year. 

“I hope people like the mural,” he said. “There are a lot of tiny messages hidden in it that I hope the new grads find useful.” 

He embedded those messages through typography and words to demonstrate how “our voices shape the city we live in.” 

Sumi Shanmuganathan, GBC’s Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications, said Ben's work showcases the interconnectedness of the college community in Toronto.  

“At GBC, the city is our classroom, and Ben’s mural conveys this beautifully," she says. “We are proud to showcase exceptional student work during convocation, our biggest celebration of the year.”  

A mural for 2024 convocation created by Graphic Design student Ben Luu