About Our Association

SA Membership

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

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.

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.

Manisha Punjabi

Director of Communications and Internal

Taranjeet Singh Manchanda

Director of Education and Equity

Sri Krishna Rajan

Director of Student Experience

Shemar Jordan

Director of Operations

Dishant Patel

Construction and Engineering Technologies Educational Centre Representative

Purvin Patel

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Educational Centre Representative

Naman Bafna

Business Representative

Urvish M Patel

Arts, Design and Information Technology Educational Centre Representative

Robby Thompson

Preparatory and Liberal Studies 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.

Please note that phone numbers listed on this page are office numbers. Due to COVID-19 precautions, most of our staff are working from home and not reachable at these numbers.

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Rosalyn Miller

General Manager
416.415.5000 Ext. 2847
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Wafa Ulliyan

Operations Manager
416.415.5000 x.2295
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Michelle Pettis

Community Care Coordinator
416.415.5000 Ext. 2439
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Jason Beeston

Senior Coordinator, Building
416.415.5000 Ext. 2721
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Jessica Pasion

Internal Coordinator
416.415.5000 Ext. 6704
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Yukiko Ito

Senior Coordinator, Health Benefits
416.415.5000 Ext. 2443
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William Brown

Publications & Communications Coordinator
416.415.5000 Ext. 2764
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Neil Cumberbatch

Recreation Coordinator
416.415.5000 Ext. 6156
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Sarker Mohammad

Academic Coordinator
416.415.5000 Ext. 6377
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Galina Chible

Senior Coordinator, Finance
416.415.5000 Ext. 6381
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Avez Hasham

Senior Coordinator, Finance
416.415.5000 Ext. 2856
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Yaw Okyere

SA Connect Staff
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Bill Reid

Student Legal Services
416.415.5000 Ext. 2845
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Russ Adade

Student Networks & Clubs Coordinator
416.415.5000 Ext. 6003
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Ronnie Cruz

Community Services Coordinator
Student Nutrition Access Program
416.415.5000 Ext. 2787
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Chris Yalousakis

SafeWalk Coordinator
416.415.5000 Ext. 6395
416.415.5000 Ext. 2020 (After 6:15 PM)
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Annual Reports

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Board of Directors and AGM Minutes

Annual General Meetings

Annual General Membership Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meetings


June 15, 2020:
June 15, 2020 SAGBC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

July 21, 2020:
July 21, 2020 SAGBC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Aug 17, 2020
Aug 17, 2020 SAGBC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Sept. 21, 2020
Sept 21, 2020 SAGBC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Oct. 19, 2020
Oct. 19, 2020 SAGBC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes


2019-20 Board of Directors Agendas and Minutes

April. 28, 2020:
Apr. 28.2020 SAGBC Emergency Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

May 13, 2020:
May 13, 2020 SAGBC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes


2018-19 Board of Directors Agendas and Minutes


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 Board of Directors Agenda and Minutes

2016-17 Elections Committee Minutes


2015-16 Board of Directors Agenda and Minutes

2015-16 Communications and Internal Committee Minutes


2014-15 Board of Directors Minutes

2014-15 Internal Affairs Committee Minutes


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 Board of Directors Minutes

2012-13 Executive Committee Minutes

2012-13 Finance Committee Minutes

2012-13 Internal Affairs Committee Minutes

Student Fees

Student Fees 2020-21

Your GBC account shows a list of fees where a portion goes to the Student Association.

COVID-19 has had a tremendous effect on everyone at George Brown, but SAGBC has adapted its services to suit remote learning.

Here are the services your fees pay for. Please note that for Fall 2020, SAGBC is waiving or refunding a portion of its fees.

Student Association Services

SA Membership:

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:

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:

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.

SA Connect

The SA Connect team is the face of the Student Association. They are ready to help answer your questions, offer information on SA services and help adjust to life as a GBC student. Got a question? The SA Connect team is at Waterfront and Casa Loma campuses or available on the phone at 416-415-5000 (ext. 4730 or 5360).

Community Care Centre:

The CCC 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 & Networks:

SAGBC’s student-led clubs and networks 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 or network. This is your chance to interact with a wide variety of people, expand your skillset or find a new interest. Student clubs and networks promote campus life activity and are inclusive and open to all. Join a club or network today.

SA Events:

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 cost and that you have VIP access to amazing campus life.

SA Recreation:

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 support the development of important skills for balanced living. Examples of activities include non-traditional sports activities, self-defense programs, student lead recreational programming and activities that aid in stress management.


On and off-campus walk service for students, staff, and visitors to GBC. The Safewalk team acts as 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:

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 students to come together and form academic interest groups that foster connections with other students.

Student Nutrition Access Program:

The mission of the Student Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) is to provide support on the nutrition, health, and wellness needs of George Brown College students to help them succeed academically. Among their services are the Good Food market, which offers students low-cost fruits and vegetables, the SNAP Food Pantry, which offers access to nutritious food and meals, and the SNAP Resource Centre, where students can learn about nutrition, local food banks and the benefits of a healthy diet.

Student Legal Services:

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.


The communication 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. It also covers the SA’s marketing and communications strategies, including social media, managing the studentassociation.ca, and the annual Sourcebook.

General Operating Total Fee – $65.94 

Building Operations & Capital Fee – $48.84

Total SA fees: $114.78

On Sept. 21, the Board of Directors has decided cohesively to refund/credit to full-time students enrolled in the FALL semester $26.56 to those students who have paid the Student Association Fee.

Therefore, the $114.78 SA fee will be reduced by $26.56 for the FALL 2020 semester only. The refund/credit pertains to the Fall Safewalk program and Fall Capital amounts.

Please note that we will continue to operate the Safewalk/Safetalk program for the Fall semester and the SA has placed capital expenditures on hold for the Fall semester. 

Continuing Education students will be refunded/credit 50% of their Campus Service fee, which amounts to $3.84.


Canadian Federation of Students fees

Canadian Federation of Students: $4.76
Canadian Federation of Students—Ontario: $3.96

  • 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: $8.73

SA health insurance fees:

Extended health & dental – fall: $253.31

September 2019 to August 2020

Extended health & dental – winter: $175.36

January 2020 to August 2020

Post-secondary international students – fall: $736.05

September 2019 to August 2020

Post-secondary international students – winter: $503.52

January 2020 to August 2020

Post-secondary international students – summer: $270.64

May 2020 to August 2020

Student Association Student Levy

SA $25.00 Student Levy: This optional $25 Student Levy supports bursaries, scholarships and capital expansion projects through the GBC Foundation. If choosing to opt-out, please visit stuview.georgebrown.ca The opt-out deadline for the Winter 2021 intake will be January 22, 2021. No refunds will be offered after this date. If you have any questions, please visit any of the Student Association offices (studentassociation.ca/about/contact) for assistance.

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


Students supporting each other through the SA’s awards and bursaries.

The Student Association has $365,000 in awards, bursaries and scholarships to be handed out in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Students can apply for one of the 250 awards through STU-VIEW at stuview.georgebrown.ca

Upcoming Award Application Deadlines for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

To apply for Winter 2021 semester awards
Application Opens: December 14, 2020
Application Closes: January 31
, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)

To apply for Spring 2021 semester awards
Application Opens: April 19th, 2021
Application Closes: May 31st, 2021 (11:59 PM)

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

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