Community and Campus Life
The Student Association of George Brown College is proud to support student engagement – offering students opportunities to get involved with their college community and create a memorable experience at George Brown. Your time at GBC is so much more than a series of essays, exams, and labs – it’s about creating life-long memories and an amazing network of friends.
SAGBC recognizes this, which is why we produce so many opportunities for students to get involved with their GBC community. If you’re a new student looking for a place to get started, look no further. Here are just a few ways SAGBC can help you get the most out of your time at George Brown.
Events & Recreation
Our Events and Recreation team is responsible for producing amazing student events both on and off-campus. You might have already seen some of the events they’ve put together – including several over the course of Orientation Week. Some of their highlights include Paint Nights, Escape Rooms and our famous annual Boat Party on Lake Ontario.
These events are not academic. They’re squarely aimed at helping you get accustomed to life at George Brown and acquainted with your fellow students. They also provide a break from the stress of schoolwork, so whether you’re interested in meeting new classmates or if you just need a break from studying, our Events and Recreation team has you covered.
Last year, our Events squad put together 57 unique events on George Brown’s campuses. They ranged from big to small, from sports to art and from major parties and concerts to relaxing group yoga sessions.
Part of what makes their events so appealing is how affordable they are. Almost all SA events are free for students and, when there is a charge, it is catered to students’ wallets. In fact, many of our events offer prizes – so not only are the events free to attend, you might even end up walking away with a gift card.
Here are a couple of last year’s most popular events:
- Diwali Party – a South Asian celebration with food & music
- 275+ attendees
- Paint Ball – a campus vs campus game of paintball
- 100 attendees
- ESports Gaming – video game tournament held at all three major campuses
- 120+ attendees
- Back-to-School Boat Cruise – our annual boat party on Lake Ontario
- 475 attendees
And yes, the pandemic means that our events look a little different than normal. But as you can see from what we have scheduled during Orientation Week, the events team is still just as committed to providing fun and engaging events delivered to you at the comfort of your own home. So look out for the events we have coming up this Fall and follow along on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We can’t wait to see you there.
Clubs & Networks
SAGBC funds and supports 71 different independent student clubs and networks. Our clubs and networks are an opportunity for like-minded students to come together and foster the sense of community so commonly associated with George Brown.
These clubs & networks connect students with a range of shared interests & identities, like cultural heritage, personal interests, and passions for social movements. To give you a sense of what our clubs and networks entail, here’s a sample of some of the existing ratified student clubs & networks.
- Black Students Success Network
- Supporting GBC’s Black community
- Offering a community for students to connect over the Super Smash Bros video game series
- Muslim Student Association
- Serve and represent the needs of Muslims on and off-campus
And all of our student networks are totally independent and student-run. Last year, SAGBC dedicated over $62,000 to supporting and ratifying its student networks – with student leaders serving as the voice and leadership for each.
So if you’re interested in joining one of our many student clubs and networks, click here to review all existing networks. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Why not submit an application to kickstart your very own student club or network? SAGBC is dedicated to fostering an inclusive atmosphere in which all students feel represented – and our student-led clubs & networks lie at the core of that mission.
The Dialog has been reporting campus news since 1982. Its award-winning record of providing coverage of all things GBC has made it the go-to source for students looking for more information on what is going on around them.
With a firm finger on the pulse of George Brown, the Dialog’s by-students, for-students mantra has given the student community impartial & independent coverage of College leadership, Huskies sports teams and the interesting stories of the diverse population of GBC students.
This year, the Dialog team will be focused on its digital platforms, so be sure to follow along at dialognews.ca and on Twitter and Facebook. And if you want to contribute as a journalist at the Dialog, check in with the team and enquire about freelance opportunities.