About Our Association

SA Membership

We are the student union representing the crucial interests of all George Brown College students who become members.

We focus on representation, advocacy, events and the delivery of services with the objective to build a united student movement to strive towards a high-quality education. We voice students’ perspectives on issues to the college and all levels of government to continue to improve the GBC experience.

As a member of the SA you have a right to join or vote for the Student Association’s board of directors and shape the future of George Brown College.

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Student Centres

Your Student Association runs student centres and services at the Casa Loma, St. James, and Waterfront campuses. These spaces are where you can access services, de-stress, network, study, have lunch, and take a break from your day. Students will find the SA Connect desks nearby where you can find out more about your Student Association.

At each campus we host events that help you smile and take a break from your work.

We are dedicated to serving the needs of the George Brown College community in our spaces. Come and check out your space.

Student centre locations

Casa Loma campus:
E Building, First Floor
142 Kendal Avenue.

St. James campus:
A Building, First Floor, room 150
200 King Street East.

Waterfront campus:
Concourse level, room 033
51 Dockside Drive.

Ryerson Campus
99 Gerard St. E. – Room 614

Board of Directors

Your Student Association executives, directors and representatives are elected annually by you, George Brown College full-time students, and are here to represent your needs and interests!  The Student Association of George Brown College Board of Directors are the representative body of all full time students at George Brown College. They are elected annually, serving from May until April of the following year.

Board members are your fellow students. They are there to answer your questions and are accountable to you. Any student may attend a board meeting. If you are interested in attending a committee meeting outside of the full board meeting please email the director of communications and internal: dircommunicationsinternal@sagbc.ca

Contact information for the board is located below.

George Brown Student Association

Carla Rudberg

Director of Communications and Internal
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Manisha Punjabi

Director of Education and Equity
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Kushagra Manchanda

Director of Operations
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Vimal

Arts, Design and Information Technology Educational Centre Representative
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Taranjeet Singh Manchanda

Business Educational Centre Representative
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Benny Brown

Community Services and Early Childhood Educational Centre Representative
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Ricardo Brown

Construction and Engineering Technologies Educational Centre Representative
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Jolie Tadros

Health Sciences Educational Centre Representative, including the School of Nursing
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Jamie Jamieson

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Educational Centre Representative
SA Directory

Your Student Association of George Brown College staff are here to help you! Our team of dedicated full-time staff helps to deliver programs and services in a cost effective and efficient manner. We are always happy to receive input and feedback from you, the student.

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Rosalyn Miller

Acting General Manager
genmanager@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 2847
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Jason Beeston

Building Operations
building@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 2721
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Community Action Centre

cac@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 2439
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Michelle Pettis

Community Care Centre
community@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 2439
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Slobodan Krupezevic

Facilities
facilities@sagbc.ca
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Yukiko Ito

Health Benefits
healthbenefits@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 2443
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Kings Lounge

building@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 6313
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Publications & Media

communications@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 2764
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SA Clubs

clubs@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 6003
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SA Events

events@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 6156
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Neal Cumberbatch

SA Recreation
recreation@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 6156
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Jessica Pasion

SA Space & Table Booking
internal@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 6704
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Chris Yalousakis

Safewalk
safewalkcoord@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 6395
416.415.5000 Ext. 2020 (After 6:15 PM)
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Sarker Mohammad

Student Academic Support Program
academic@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 6377
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William Reid

Student Financial Legal Services
legal@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 2845
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Russ Adade

Student-Led Networks
networks@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 6003
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SNAP
Ronnie Cruz

Student Nutrition Access Program
communitycoordinator@sagbc.ca
416.415.5000 Ext. 2787
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The Dialog

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Documents
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Policies

Annual Reports

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Board of Directors and AGM Minutes

Annual General Meetings

Annual General Membership Meeting Minutes


Board of Directors

2019-20

2019-20 Board of Directors Agendas and Minutes

2018-19

2018-19 Board of Directors Agendas and Minutes

2017-18

2017-18 Board of Directors Agendas and Minutes

2017-18 Communications and Internal Committee Agendas and Minutes

2017-18 Elections Committee Agenda and Minutes


May 23, 2017: 
May 23, 2017 Elections Committee meeting minutes
June 26, 2017: 
Meeting rescheduled to July 4, 2017
July 4, 2017:  July 4, 2017 Elections Committee Meeting Agenda
July 25, 2017: No agenda available 

2016-17

2016-17 Board of Directors Agenda and Minutes

2016-17 Elections Committee Minutes

2015-16

2015-16 Board of Directors Agenda and Minutes

2015-16 Communications and Internal Committee Minutes

2014-15

2014-15 Board of Directors Minutes

2014-15 Internal Affairs Committee Minutes

2013-14

2013-14 Board of Directors Minutes

2013-14 Executive Committee Minutes

2013-14 Education and Equity Committee Minutes

2013-14 Elections Committee Minutes

2013-14 Internal Affairs Committee Minutes

2013-14 Student Life Committee Minutes

2013-14 Public Relations Committee Minutes

2012-13

2012-13 Board of Directors Minutes

2012-13 Executive Committee Minutes

2012-13 Finance Committee Minutes

2012-13 Internal Affairs Committee Minutes

Student Fees

Student Fees 2019-20

Your GBC account shows a list of fees where a portion goes to the Student Association. Here’s what services they pay for.

Student Association fees

SA Membership: $5.45

We are the student union representing the interests of all GBC students who become members. We focus on representation, advocacy, events and the delivery of services with the objective to build a united student movement to strive towards a high-quality education. We voice the students’ perspective on issues to the college and all levels of government to continue to improve the GBC experience.

As a member of the SA you have a right to join or vote for the SA board of directors and shape the future of GBC.

Building Capital: $16.70

Capital funds are used for large, one time projects that benefit all students. All funds will be used only for capital items that are for the benefit of GBC students and their spaces. These projects with a purpose to build upon, add to, or improve our student centres and collaborative spaces.

Building Operations: $31.20

Your Student Association runs Student Centres and services at the Casa Loma, St. James and Waterfront campuses. These spaces are where you access services, de-stress, network, study, have lunch, and take a break from your day. Students will find the SA information desks nearby where you can find out more about your Student Association.

Community Action Centre: $2.19

The CAC fee is used to create safe(r) spaces, open to all students who care about issues of equity and each other to gather, share experiences, skill-build, socialize, raise awareness, and cultivate community. Events programmed by and for students includes workshops, discussion groups, crafting, field trips, equity and constituency peer support campaigns.

SA Clubs: $0.91

Clubs at GBC are a great way to bring back face-to-face contact in areas of cultural interest personal interests and or social movements. Join or start a student-run club. This is your chance to interact with a wide variety of people, expand your skill set or find a new interest. Student clubs promote campus life activity and are inclusive and open to all. Join a club today

SA Events: $1.70

Your college experience is not just about classes and homework. Do you want great parties, cultural events, and fun on and off campus such as: concerts, boat cruises, and reading week trips? This fee supports social, non-academic programming to improve campus life for students. This fee ensures these events happen at a minimal costs and that you have VIP access to amazing campus life.

SA Recreation: $9.33

The SA recreation fee provides students with activities and programming focused on their overall well-being outside of the classroom. These activities provide a break from academic life, and supports the development of important skills for balanced living. Examples of activities include non-traditional sport activities, self-defence programs, student lead recreational programming and activities that aid in stress management.

Safewalk: $9.35

On and off-campus walk service for students, staff, and visitors to GBC. The Safewalk team acts a night-time welcome team across the college to promote health and safety education, and aid in building a safer community at GBC.

Student Academic Support Program: $6.15

The Student Academic Support Program provides students with peer-to-peer academic support during their course of study at GBC to assist with understanding course expectations, academic policy and writing academic petitions. Other activities include, the Student-Led Academic Network which allows for students to come together and form academic interest groups that foster connections with other students.

Student Community Care Services: $21.46

Student community care services focuses on the health and wellness needs of students through programs that activate health and wellness and support student health, emotional, & social well-being through the Community Care Centre, student nutrition access program and the student-led health networks. Activities include access to nutritious food and information, peer groups and counselling, mental health supports, healthy lifestyle and network meetings, harm reduction, workshops, sexual health, consent information and resources.

Student Financial Legal Services: $2.55

Provides legal assistance to students with respect to a broad array of legal issues that affects their enrolment and finances, and to prepare affidavits to fill various gaps in students’ financial aid documentation. Examples of legal activities include commission signatures on many types of documents and creating notarized copies of original documents.

Student Media: $5.58

The Student Media fee produces The Dialog—news by and for students. We provide you with independent, reliable and timely news you can use. Find out what’s happening at the college and in the community—and how it affects you. We also provide students with the opportunity for practical skills training and media work experience. Support your on-campus student news.

Total SA fees: $112.58

Canadian Federation of Students fees

Canadian Federation of Students: $4.67
Canadian Federation of Students—Ontario: $3.89

  • Participation in Canada’s largest post-secondary student organization, uniting over 500,000 students across the country.
  • National and provincial advocacy on issues impacting students including tuition fees, student debt, fairness for international students, consent and anti-sexual violence initiatives, and student mental-health services.
  • Access to the ISIC discount card free of charge, a $20 value for non-members which provides thousands of discounts internationally.

Total CFS fees: $8.56

SA health insurance fees:

Extended health & dental – fall: $243.56

September 2019 to August 2020

Extended health & dental – winter: $169.04

January 2020 to August 2020

Post-secondary international students – fall: $713.38

September 2019 to August 2020

Post-secondary international students – winter: $488.70

January 2020 to August 2020

Post-secondary international students – summer: $262.32

May 2020 to August 2020

GBC Foundation fee

$25 per student for all full-time students

75% goes to scholarships and bursaries
25% goes to capital projects

Total GBC Foundation Fee: $25

Student Association Budget

SAGBC Budget 2017-18

Student Association of George Brown College 2015-16 Budget, May 12 2015

Audited Financial Statements

2016-17 Student Association of George Brown College Audited Financial Statements

2015-16 SAGBC Audited Financial Statements

2014-15 SAGBC Audited Financial Statements

2013-2014 Audited Financial Statements

2012-2013 Audited Financial Statements

2011-2012 Audited Financial Statements

2010-2011 Audited Financial Statements

2009-2010 Audited Financial Statements

2008-2009 Audited Financial Statements

Awards

Students supporting each other through the SA’s awards and bursaries.
The Student Association has over $250,000 in awards and bursaries to be handed out this year.

Students can apply for one of the 215 awards through STU-VIEW at stuview.georgebrown.ca

Upcoming Award Application Deadlines for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:

To apply for Fall 2019 semester awards
Application Opens: Aug. 19, 2019
Application Closes: Sept. 30
, 2019 (11:59 p.m.)

To apply for Winter 2020 semester awards
Application Opens: Dec. 16, 2019
Application Closes: Jan. 31
, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)

For step-by-step instructions on how to apply for awards on STU-VIEW, visit the Student Awards Information Page.

Here’s some more tips on applying for awards from The Dialog.

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