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.

Sri Krishna Rajan

Director of Education & Equity

Sagar Sharma

Director of Operations

Urvish Patel

Director of Communications & Internal

Bharavi Desai

Director of Student Experience

Tasneem Khan

Construction and Engineering Technologies Educational Centre Representative

Dhwani Panchal

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Educational Centre Representative

Pallavi Jatian

Business Representative

Shehzad Contractor

Arts, Design and Information Technology Educational Centre Representative

Dhwani Bhalavat

Health Science Educational Centre Representative

Sarah Anderson

Community Services and Early Childhood 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

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

Equity and Advocacy Manager
416.415.5000 Ext. 5355
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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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Kelsy Vivash

Senior Communications and Marketing Coordinator
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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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Yukiko Ito

Senior Coordinator, Health Benefits
416.415.5000 Ext. 2443
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Yaser Alrifai

Facilities Coordinator
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Yaw Okyere

SA Connect Staff
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Mary Anne Silvestre

SA Connect & Support Staff
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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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Ronnie Cruz

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

SafeWalk Coordinator
416.415.5000 Ext. 6395
416.415.5000 Ext. 2020 (After 6:15 PM)
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Charlene Holmes

Community Care Coordinator
Community Care Centre
416.415.5000 Ext. 6048
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Annual Reports

George Brown Student Association
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Board of Directors and AGM Minutes

Student Fees

Total Student Association Fees – 2021/22

The Student Association fee supports the many services provided by the SAGBC, including the Student Academic Support Program, Student Nutrition Access Program, SafeWalk, the Community Care Centre and many more. The SAGBC is committed to its mission to supporting students and ensuring a safe, accessible and equitable academic environment, and this fee supports the staff and resources which work to make that a reality. The fee also supports the maintenance of the SA’s spaces – locations on campus where students can relax, study and socialize. A full list of the services the SAGBC’s fees support can be found in the next agenda sections and under the ‘Services’ tab on our website.

SAGBC Health Insurance Fees

The following table breaks down the SA’s health insurance fees. Please note for opt-out information, please visit studentassociation.ca/health.  For the Fall 2021 semester, the last day to opt-out is October 7, 2021. For the Winter 2022 semester, the last day to opt-out date is February 3, 2022. If you are an international student in the ESL program, please contact Student Association Health Benefits at healthbenefits@sagbc.ca regarding opt-out deadlines before the start of each session.

Coverage Dates Fee
Extended Health and Dental: Domestic students Fall 2021 (Sep. 2021 - Aug.2022) $261.28
Extended Health and Dental: Domestic students Winter 2022 (Jan. 2022 - Aug. 2022) $180.68
Extended Health and Dental: Domestic students Summer 2022 (May 2022 - Aug. 2022) $89.94
OHIP alternative + Extended Health and Dental: International students Fall 2021 (Sep.2021 - August 2022) $743.99
OHIP alternative + Extended Health and Dental: International students Winter 2022 (Jan 2022 - August 2022) $508.83
OHIP alternative + Extended Health and Dental: International students Summer 2021 - (May 2022 - August 2022) $273.29
ESL1 Sep. 2021 - Oct. 2021 $99.23
ESL2 Oct. 2021 - Dec. 2021 $99.23
ESL3 Jan. 2022 - Mar. 2022 $99.23
ESL4 Mar. 2022 - Apr. 2022 $99.23
ESL5 May 2022 - July 2022 $99.23
ESL6 July 2022 - Aug. 2022 $99.23

Campus Service Fee – SA Portion $7.67

The Campus Service fees are allocated to support SA campus spaces’ capital projects that aims to upgrade and improve the students’ access to inclusive, safe, and more collaborative spaces.

The campus service fees are charged by the Continuing Education Department at George Brown College for courses of 20 hours or more.

The campus service fee is a total of $21.67 per course of 20 hours or more. Of that fee, $14.00 goes directly to the Continuing Education Department of George Brown College. The balance of $7.67 goes to the Student Association.

Student Association Student Levy – $25.00

The $25.00 Student Levy is an optional fee, it 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 Fall 2021 semester starts on June 7, 2021, and the last day to opt-out is Sep. 20, 2021.   The opt-out deadline for the Winter 2022 semester starts on Oct. 4, 2021, and the last day to opt-out is Jan. 21, 2022. No refunds will be offered after these dates.

Canadian Federation of Students fees – $8.73

The Canadian Federation of Students was formed in 1981 to provide students with an effective and united voice to advocate for post-secondary education issues, provincially and nationally. The CFS fees offer you:

  • 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

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.