Who We Are
Peerconnect is a college wide, student-run support service available through the Student Affair's Student Success Initiatives program. Our services are offered to students and faculty within George Brown College. Peerconnect offers one-on-one coaching,
events, weekly activities, online resources and workshops at every George Brown campus.
Our mission is to enhance student well-being and success at George Brown College through the talents of our peer coaches. Peerconnect contributes to a healthy campus environment where students feel engaged, included and equipped to thrive at college and
beyond. Peerconnect promotes a culture of care that is inclusive of all members of the GBC community.
Diana McIntyre, Student Success Initiatives Coordinator
Diana is a faculty member and is the SSI Coordinator for St. James and Waterfront Campuses. She provides leadership to the Peerconnect program, working with peer leaders across the college to help all students "study, work, and live well".
Diana also guides and supports teaching faculty by providing tailored workshops both inside and outside the classroom, and by sharing effective resources to enhance student well-being and success.
"Peerconnect provides an inclusive and supportive community for students. It creates an environment where students can flourish, and is a critical component of our Healthy Campus initiative."
Jacqueline Macchione, Student Success Initiatives Coordinator
Jacqueline is a faculty member and SSI Coordinator for Casa Loma campus. She holds a MA in Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development and has taught Psychology & Professional Development courses across 6 programs at George Brown College.
She works collaboratively with faculty, peer coaches, and students in fostering meaningful connections and supporting successful student learning outcomes.
She is dedicated to her work with both students and faculty, and provides support for others in the college community by delivering workshops, creating activities that focus on well-being and supporting the planning of college wide events that promote
a positive and inclusive learning community where all can thrive and flourish.
"Peer connect promotes a strong community and culture of care at George Brown College where students are empowered in developing the necessary skills and abilities that will help support successful learning outcomes and engagement."