Student Networks

Student-Led Networks create a community for students to come together for a wide range of purposes and learning opportunities for students on campus.

One of the benefits of joining a Student-Led Network is the opportunity to develop leadership and soft skills such as communication and teamwork with your peers.

All official networks are supported and funded by the Student Association. You will receive benefits such as funding to organize events, free use of Student Association and college spaces for meetings and great opportunities to collaborate on events and activities at George Brown College.

Student-Led Academic Networks

The Student-Led Academic Network facilitates students coming together to form academic groups that support peer-to-peer learning and contribute to academic success.

Student-Led Academic Networks
Student-Led Academic Networks

Canadian Nursing Student Association

The purpose of this network is to provide a communication link among nursing students across Canada. Provide a liaison with other organizations concerned with nursing healthcare and education and the official voice for nursing students at George Brown.

Enactus

Enactus George Brown College seeks to help our community to achieve the economic and social success by empowering students with field education opportunities through partnership and learning innovations. Enactus primarily operates multiple business ventures, either for profit or non-profit. These ventures will be consistent with our mission and directed towards both Enactus at George Brown College and the communities in which we live.

Fashion

The purpose of the Fashion for Fashion network is to provide GBC students with information and news about the fashion program and the fashion industry. This includes but isn’t limited to events, trends, fashion forward competitions and creative concepts to help students, especially those interested in the fashion industry, to take the initiative to become confident and independent in the industry. All fashion events are open to all current GBC students.

Fashion (Welcome to F113)

To provide GBC students with information and news about the fashion program and the fashion industry. This includes but isn’t limited to events, trends, fashion forward competitions and creative concepts to help students, especially those interested in the fashion industry, to take the initiative to become confident and independent in the industry. All fashion events are open to all current GBC students.

 

Slow Fashion Collective

The mission of the network is to bring together the GBC fashion community through events centred on promoting sustainability and conscious consumerism within the industry.

GBC Renovators

The GBC Renovators is a network designated to the Building Renovation Technology Program (T148) and Building Renovation Technician Program (T110). This network will provide greater student representation within the Student Association in order for students within these programs to have a louder voice, host events catered to our programs, be recognized as a legitimate organization and create stronger awareness on George Brown campus.

GBC Robotics and Drones

The network is for GBC students in the Robotics Technician program and provide sessions to learn more about industrial robots and manufacturing system.

HR Society

GBC HR Society is a student group that focuses on putting human resources events on for students. We have had such events such as networking events and speed mentoring. If you are looking to connect with like-minded HR students with a focus on building a community of HR students here at George Brown College, come join our network.

M.A.D (Music, Arts & Design)

The MUSIC, ART AND DESIGN Network is designed with the main purpose of composing, performing and recording songs for the production and manufacturing of an annual music release.

Mix Media

Mix Media provides a platform for students throughout the semesters to help facilitate workshops and to connect with other students in the design school program.

Project Management

Supply Chain Management

The purpose of the network is aligned with the students in the Supply Chain Management program, with a focus of demand management, production planning and other functions.

The Consulting Network

The consulting network is a collaborative and networking space for Business Students at George Brown. The network provides real-world practices and collaborative learning for our students to gain relevant workplace experience.

Student-Led Health Networks

Student-Led Health Networks create a community for students to come together for a wide range of purposes and learning opportunities to improve the health and wellness of students on campus.

Student-Led Health Networks
Student-Led Health Networks

ASL Network

ASL Network Toronto offers opportunity for individuals to learn American Sign Language. The network also focuses on creating bridges between the hearing and the Deaf culture.

ESL – American Sign Language

American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Network offers opportunity for individuals to learn American Sign Language. The network also focuses on creating bridges between the hearing and the Deaf culture.

NewView Collective

Mental Wellness support group for students. It is a resource for students who suffer from mental health conditions and come seek support from their peers.

The Network

The purpose is to bring awareness and assist with educational success to students who identify as black. The Network also provides counselling and mentorship to students.

Student-Led Recreation Networks

Student-Led Recreation Networks provide students with the opportunity to participate in peer-led non-traditional sports and recreation activities. Student-led recreation networks offer a fun way for students to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

Student-Led Recreation Networks
Student-Led Recreation Networks

Anime Vortex – Next Generation

The purpose of the network is sharing the common interest of Japanese animation and novels with George Brown College students and faculty.

Board Games and Friends

The GBC Board Games and Friends network invites you to join us for a weekly dose of fun! We have strategy, concentration, party games and many more. And if you don’t know how to play, don’t worry. Our Game Master will guide you!

Games Network

The purpose of this network is to focus on gaming community around George Brown and facilitate gaming activations throughout the school year.

GBC Dungeons and Dragons

This network aims to help students with design, writing, speaking and social skills through the use of the group based on video game interaction and peer interaction.

GBC Dragon Boat

George Brown Dragon Boat Network was formed in 2013 with the goal of promoting to GBC students in living a healthy and fit lifestyle through the sport of dragon boat.

We are currently accepting new paddlers for the 2019-20 Dragon Boat Season!

GBC Drawing Network

To host life drawing sessions and other similar drawing related events bi-weekly. To encourage students to draw regularly, and decompress. This will help students’ strengthen their visual art skills, as well as promote wellbeing and relaxing as drawing can be therapeutic. Our goal is to create a welcoming, none stressful environment where anyone interested can come and participate regardless of skill level and get creative as they draw from a live model.

GBC ESL Toronto Culture

Toronto Culture Network tries to give the chance of exploring the diverse culture of Toronto city and its vibrant lifestyle to the students.

GBC ESL Drone

Through the ESL Department, Students that have an interest in learning about drones and participating events that is associated with drones.

GBC ESL Volunteers

The network offers opportunity for students to volunteer within George Brown College and also with external organizations. The goal is to offer opportunity for students to get involved with the community.

GBC Skate

The purpose of the network is to connect fellow GBC skateboarders and create a community to skate daily and to make skate videos to share with the public.

GBC Ski and Snowboarding

The purpose of the network is to create a social network for students that love skiing and snowboarding in the winter season.

George Brown Cyclists

The purpose of the network is advocate and empower cyclist who are a part of the George Brown community.

Husky Dance Pack

League of Legends

George Brown League of Legends is a network where we gather and play a game on the computer called League Of Legends.

OLAS

The Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) provides students at George Brown College with Hispanic/Latino descent with the opportunity to share their culture with all students, faculty and staff at George Brown College. The network welcomes all students to join this network. OLAS serves as an academic space, focusing on discussions and activities such as: education, culture, history, politics and events.

Pixel Lab

The purpose of this network is to unite the students from different years in the Gaming program (T163). The network will be held in a computer lab and feature retro gaming opportunities.

Smash Bros!

The purpose of this network is to focus on gaming community (specifically super smash brothers) around George Brown and facilitate gaming activations throughout the school year.

Trophi Party

TropiParty Dance Network exists to promote integration between students at GBC that enjoy cultural arts, particularly dancing and listening music.

Volume One: Anime

Volume One is GBC’s premiere network for Anime, Manga, Gaming PC/Console, Cosplay, Fanfic and more. Our multimedia rooms provide CrunchyRoll releases as well as a gaming room stocked with XBox & Playstation. Bring your handhelds & smartphones for Pokemon Fun.

Zumba/ Salsa GBC ESL

Help students to de-stress by turning their attention to dance and away from the daily grid. Help students to improve their coordination and concentration.

GBC Yoga Network

The network is for all students interested in learning and practicing Yoga. Yoga encourages overall health and wellness. The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health.

Student Network FAQs

What are Student Networks?
What is the difference between Student Networks and Clubs?
What are the three pillars of the Student-Led Network program?
How does our network become ratified?
What is required on the Student Network application form?
Do Student-Led Networks receive funding?
Does our Student Network need a bank account or can you just wright me a cheque?
What are the benefits of being in a Student-Led Network?
Are Student Networks allowed to hold events off-campus?
What is the deadline to submit cheque request for reimbursement?
How do we update our Student Network information?
Important Dates
What are Student Networks?

The Student Networks is a program that consist of student collectives that embodies the essential service(s) that is outlined by the Student Choice Initiative and George Brown College through the Student Association.

Student Networks allow students to connect across various programs, meet new people and embrace student life experience at George Brown College.

What is the difference between Student Networks and Clubs?

Clubs are collectives with a share interest for social, cultural and political events or initiatives that are produced by George Brown students whereas Student Networks focus on the three essential streams: Health & Counselling, Recreation and Academic Support.

What are the three pillars of the Student-Led Network program?

Student Academic Networks: The Student-Led Academic Networks are student groups with a focus on providing a space that allows for peer-to-peer learning and contribute to the academic success for George Brown students.

Student Health Networks: Student-Led Health Networks create a community for students to come together to discuss health-related topics and learning opportunities to improve the health and wellness of students on campus. The Student-Led Health Networks also provide counselling, mentoring and tutoring.

Student Recreation Networks: The Student-Led Recreation Networks are student groups that promote and participate in peer-led non-traditional sports and recreation activities as well as offer a fun and alternative ways for students to indulge in healthy and active lifestyle.

How does our network become ratified?

Full-time students that are interested in creating a Student Network at George Brown College will have to submit application form with attached copy of the Network’s constitution to be eligible for the status of ratification.

Returning Student-Led Networks are automatically approved by the Student Association because it is deemed as essential service. Student-Led Networks are require to keep the Student Association up-to-date on all changes that are made to their executive structure, budget and constitution changes.

What is required on the Student Network application form?

In order to be approved by the Student Association, you will need the following:

  • Three (3) full-time George Brown student executives for the Student Network
  • Ten (10) Full-Time George Brown students as members of the Student Network
  • Propose budget for the upcoming academic school year.
  • Outline of meetings and events.
  • Constitution
Do Student-Led Networks receive funding?

Student-Led Networks receive funding from the Student Association through a reimbursement process. Student-Led Networks will receive a maximum of $800 ($400 per semester).

Does our Student Network need a bank account or can you just wright me a cheque?

The Student Association controls funding for all recognized Student Networks. Student Networks must submit cheque request with the attached receipts or invoices to the Student Network Coordinator. A cheque request takes on average 10-15 business days to be processed.

What are the benefits of being in a Student-Led Network?

Student-Led Networks have access to the following services offered by the
Student Association:

  • Student Network Funding.
  • Free Room and Table booking at George Brown College.
  • Free Photocopying and Printing.
  • Membership Development.
  • Assistance with organizing events, budgeting and constitution consultation.
  • Promotional service.
  • Skills training session.
  • Event insurance.
  • Use of Popcorn Machine.
Are Student Networks allowed to hold events off-campus?

Student Networks are able to conduct events off-campus once they have completed their event proposal form and approved by the Student Network Coordinator. Prior to the event, Student Networks are required to have participants sign the Student Association release form in order to go through with the event.

What is the deadline to submit cheque request for reimbursement?

The deadline to submit the cheque request from is usually the last month of the semester. In the Fall semester, the deadline is Friday, December 13th and in the Winter semester, the deadline is Friday April 17, 2020. The Student Network Coordinator also sends out a email to remind Student Network executives about the deadline date for cheque reimbursement.

How do we update our Student Network information?

Should you contact information change at any time, please send email with the appropriate changes to the Student Network Coordinator. It is vital that we have the most up to date contact email for your group, as most important notices are delivered via email.

Important Dates
  • Fall 2019 Student Network applications open: Sept. 1, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Student Network applications close: Oct. 30, 2019
  • Winter 2020 Student Network applications open: Jan. 1, 2020
  • Winter 2020 Student Network application close: Feb. 28, 2020

For more information about starting or joining student-led recreation networks contact:
Phone: 416.415.5000 Ext. 6003
Email: networks@sagbc.ca

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