MPP Jill Andrew among honoured guests at GBC's Jewellery Arts graduating class showcase

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A group shot of Jewellery Arts 2024 graduating students at the GBC Jewels showcase and awards, April 22, 2024

Toronto MPP Jill Andrew was among the many honoured guests who celebrated the incredible work of graduating students from George Brown College's (GBC) Jewellery Arts program. 

Andrew (Toronto-St. Paul's), who is the Ontario NDP's Culture and Heritage critic, met with students and learned about their work at the annual GBC Jewels year-end show and awards ceremony on April 22 in the auditorium at the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences. The MPP got a firsthand look at the remarkable talent and creativity of 21 soon-to-be grads, the next generation of innovators in jewellery design. 

The special preview event attended by community leaders, industry professionals, and donors took place days before the official GBC Jewels opening at the School of Design's IN Store at 3 Lower Jarvis St., Waterfront Campus. 

The GBC Jewels exhibition and sale runs April 24 – May 15 and is a must-attend event for jewellery enthusiasts, where graduating Jewellery Arts students display their handcrafted collections, each with a unique theme.  

"Our year-end show, GBC Jewels, is where jewellery lovers can find unique designs at reasonable prices that you won't find elsewhere," GBC Program Co-ordinator and Governor General's Award-winning jewellery artist Paul McClure said. "It's an opportunity to purchase something totally unique, luxurious, contemporary and Canadian." 

GBC's School of Jewellery is one of North America's largest and best-equipped schools. Our certificate and diploma programs teach students specialized skills in goldsmithing, computer-aided design/manufacture (CAD/CAM), gemmology, gem setting, repair, model making, jewellery design, history and rendering.  

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GBC Jewels at the IN Store

Toronto MPP Jill Andrew

Ontario MPP Jill Andrew speaking at the 2024 GBC Jewels event on April 22.

Jewellery Arts student Nina Nguyen next to a display case

Graduating Jewellery Arts student Nina Nguyen on April 22.