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George Brown College

Deciding where to pursue your post-secondary education is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. George Brown College helps you develop the technical skills needed to launch your career and the people skills that will help you succeed in the workforce.

About

History

The college was established during the formation of Ontario’s community college system in 1967. Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology were established on May 21, 1965. The college is named after George Brown, who was an important 19th century politician and newspaper publisher (he founded the Toronto Globe, forerunner to The Globe and Mail) and was one of the Fathers of Confederation.

Education

George Brown offers a wide variety of programs in art and design, business, community services, early childhood education, construction and engineering technologies, health sciences, hospitality and culinary arts, preparatory studies, as well as specialized programs and services for recent immigrants and international students.

Career

Students, employers, faculty and staff can find useful services and friendly staff here. There’s everything from networking events – connecting students to industry leaders – to helpful resources for finding a job, to training in those ‘soft skills’ that employers value but textbooks can’t teach.

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Services

Housing services

In September 2012, George Brown opened the Waterfront Campus located at 51 Dockside Drive, south of Queen's Quay between Jarvis and Parliament Streets (between Corus Quay and Redpath Sugar Refinery). This campus is home to the Centre for Health Sciences. It also has a residence building that is the former 2015 Pan American Games Athletes' Village.

Library services

The Library Learning Commons offers services that enable library users who have a disability or are Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing to access library services and resources effectively. Our goal is to make all learning materials and services accessible. Please inform library staff when you experience accessibility barriers and how we can make the library services more accessible to you. 

Medical services

Mental health is as important to our well-being as our physical health – and the two often overlap! We all benefit from creating a supportive campus climate that understands mental health and well-being as essential elements of student success and learning.

Student Life

Campus life

A great college experience is about finding balance—studying hard, learning technical and people skills and also making new friends and having fun. George Brown College offers students many ways to get involved in campus life while studying for your chosen career.

Student clubs

Do you love social networks? You might be on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but how about socializing in real time? Student clubs are a great way to bring back the face-to-face contact that may be missing from your life.

Join or start a student-run club based on your personal interests, social movements, or your field of study. This is your chance to interact with a wide variety of people, expand your skill set or find a new interest.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

George Brown College reflects the diversity in Toronto. It is a great place to meet people from all around the globe. If the program you are interested in has a co-op or placement do not hesitate to apply, nowadays the work experience is very important when applying for a job, and GBC gives you opportunities for that. Your tuition includes a lot of services that usually...

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