50X50 photo exhibition ongoing at the Waterfront Campus

Our 50X50 photo exhibition celebrates how education has shaped the lives of newcomers to Canada. This showcase opened in the spring as part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival Open New Browser Window, and is ongoing at the Waterfront Campus.

We selected 50 leading and emerging photographers to capture the success stories of 50 George Brown College alumni who immigrated to Canada. This exhibit coincides with our 50th anniversary, and highlights our diversity and the changing face of Toronto.


More about the images

These stunning portraits are on display in the main lobby of our Waterfront Campus. The 50 subjects represent George Brown graduates over the past five decades from 37 different countries of origin. These graduates say George Brown College had a significant impact on their settlement and integration into Canadian life.

The 20” x 24” photographs are affixed to interior pillars in the main lobby at Waterfront Campus and have QR codes so viewers can go online to learn more about the subjects and read the artists' statements.

Exhibit hours

50X50 is open to the public until September 30 at Waterfront Campus (51 Dockside Dr.) at the following times:

Monday - Thursday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, 6 a..m - 5 p.m.

Image credits (from left to right)

Chong Cao, photographed by Mariam Magsi; Antonia and Yulia Kostiuk, photographed by Graham French; Elaine Lloyd Robinson, photographed by Kathryn Hollinrake.