BEFORE YOU READ OUR FAQ:
The best piece of advice that the Student Association can give is to encourage you to continue studying and act as though it’s business as usual while off campus and or participating in online classes. We know that you have questions regarding recent changes with how to participate and we encourage you to visit the George Brown College website to receive up-to-date information on an ongoing basis.
Will the SA remain open during the school full closure?
The SA offices and spaces will be closed effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. Students’ will not have access to SA spaces and offices during this period.
Casa Loma campus
142 Kendal Ave., Room E100
416-415-5000 Ext. 4730
St. James campus
200 King St. E., Room 147
416-415-5000 Ext. 2455
51 Dockside Dr., Room 033
416-415-5000 Ext. 5360
99 Gerard St. E., Room 614
416-415-5000 ext. 4049
What will happen to my semester as a result of the school closure?
This depends on future development of COVID-19 and GBC. Continue to monitor the https://www.georgebrown.ca/covid-19/ for continuing updates on your classes.
Will the Student Association Elections continue? How will campaigning be done?
At this time the Spring Election will continue. Candidates profiles and other information will be posted online. There will be no in person polling stations. Candidates will be encouraged to campaign online and full information and updates can be found at https://studentassociation.ca/elections.
Students will receive an email to their George Brown College account on the first day of voting, or may access the voting website by clicking on the link at https://studentassociation.ca/elections from the first day of voting onward.
What about the Student Association events?
All Student Association events, workshops, trainings and community actions are cancelled until further notice. Please check the following links to be updated
Main SA Social Media:
Community Care Centre
Recreation and Events:
What happens if I have academic issues or concerns?
Contact the academic support program at email@example.com or at our hotline 416-415-5000 ext. 6320, and we will follow up on your concern
If I have health plan questions who do I contact?
Contact us at:
In regards to COVID-19:
- As always, Morcare call centre is available to assist with any inquiry, appointment set up and coverage confirmation.
- Students can reach us at 1-888-985-1552
- In addition, students are able to reach out to the insurance company directly. Their team is equipped to take COVID-19 calls anytime.
- Students can reach IAassist at 1-866-472-8356
Can I access the SafeWalk program if I am on campus studying late at night?
SafeWalk program is put off during the college closure. We will keep our students updated with any changes that might occur into our program plans. Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be updated.
Will I have access to food through SNAP (Student Nutrition Access Program)?
SNAP program is closed in the three locations (St. James, Waterfront, and Casa Loma Campuses) until further notice.
SNAP will have pre-packaged food hampers consisting of nutritious non-perishable food items available for students to pick up from security at Waterfront, St. James and Casa Loma campus. Alternatively, students can also contact Daily Bread Food Bank to find out where the closest food bank is in their area: 416-203-0050 or visit 211toronto.ca.
Is graduation photographer appointment cancelled?
All in-campus graduation photographs are cancelled. Students are advised to contact New Paramount Studios to take their graduation photos at their studios.
Phone #: 4166535103
Is the SA regularly updating all of its social media channels, or do you have a particular channel that is the most active and maintained during this reduced service period? New – March 24
Yes, any new updates or announcements goes to all SA social media platforms as we try to maintain a consistent messaging cross all of our platforms. We notice that students engagement is much higher on Instagram so we ensure also Instagram is our channel to be updated.
Is the Academic Advocacy phone line (ext 6320) forwarded to the staff member’s home, or should I just remove that and include only the email address as contact? New – March 24
Our Coordinator has access to the voice mail box from home
Is the info re: health plan that you provided applicable only to domestic students? I believe international students and domestic students have different plans – if that is the case, can you please specify which applies to which population? New – March 24
The health plan is for both domestic and international students with the same company but with different plans. But it’s the same team and the same information provided in the QA is accessible to both to reach out to for any enquiries.
Still have questions?
Please visit the Student Association and George Brown College website often, as information will change frequently