George Brown faculty, staff and students came together on September 28th to celebrate the accomplished career of Georgia Quartaro, former Dean of the Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies (CPLS), as she retired from the college after 35 years of leadership.
Georgia’s extensive career at George Brown focused on creating access for students facing barriers to their education. Georgia has stood up for the rights of many disadvantaged groups including Indigenous students, students with disabilities, students facing mental health and addiction challenges and women experiencing domestic abuse.
Georgia had a particular passion for helping women reach their full potential and played a key role in establishing the Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate Program at George Brown, providing training and counselling for women and children who have experienced violence.
In honour of Georgia’s lifelong commitment to helping the disadvantaged, the “Georgia Quartaro Scholarship” was established for students in CPLS who demonstrate financial need and exhibit a commitment and spirit of dedication to their field of study.
From everyone at the George Brown College Foundation, we wish Georgia all the best in her next adventure!
Learn more about the Georgia Quartaro Scholarship or contribute to the fund.