George Brown College

Established 
1967
Main Campus 
P.O. Box 1015, Station B
Toronto, ON M5T 2T9
Highlights 
From its three downtown Toronto campuses, George Brown College provides students with both the technical skills they need to get the job done and the people skills employers value most. We offer students real-world and hands-on experience that prepares them to hit the ground running as they start their careers. Eighty-three per cent of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

Toronto’s George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its three main campuses, located across the downtown core, George Brown offers 148 full-time and 1,600 continuing education programs across a wide variety of professions to a student body of approximately 65,000 (including those enrolled in full-time, part-time and continuing education programs). Students can earn diplomas, graduate certificates, four-year bachelor degrees, apprenticeships and industry accreditations.

Campus locations:

  • St. James Campus (Toronto)
  • Casa Loma Campus (Toronto)
  • Waterfront Campus (Toronto) * Opening September 2012

The George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology is renowned for their expertise in:

  • Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • Construction and Engineering Technologies
  • Health Sciences
  • Community Services and Early Childhood Education
  • Business
  • International and Immigrant Education
  • Arts and Design

George Brown offers Bachelor's Degrees in:

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts (Early Childhood Leadership)
  • Bachelor of Applied Business (Financial Services)
  • Bachelor of Applied Business (Hospitality Operations Management) with Niagara
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Construction Science and Management)

George Brown's Close Industry Partners

Institutional Data from 2014-2015 Academic Year*

Students:

Full-time students25,959
Part-time students2,076
Apprenticeship students1,469
Total For-Credit Enrolment (Headcount)29,504
Full time International Students (including ESL)4,950

Annual intake of new students:

2014-201514,333

Academics:

Standalone Bachelor's Degrees4
Joint Bachelor's Degrees2
Diplomas65
Certificates34
Apprenticeship Programs10
Graduate Certificates31

Graduation Data:

Total Graduates, academic year 2014-20158,356
Graduate employment rate85%

*Please note: Polytechnics Canada's data reporting rules may vary from those of our individual members. Therefore, data reported by Polytechnics Canada may not always align with our individual members' institutional reports. 

Applied Research and Innovation Services

The Office of Research and Innovation at George Brown College is dedicated to promoting Canadian innovation through industry-driven applied research projects. The office operates as the single point of access for industry and community partners to the College’s highly qualified and skilled personnel, state-of-the-art facilities and research funding. Through partnering with George Brown College our partners gain practical, innovative solutions and advance commercial and community problem-solving.

Our expert faculty act as project leads, a role that allows them to complete industry-related research that ensures they stay connected to industry and are better able to educate their students for the labor market. George Brown also promotes student expertise and job readiness by recruiting them in key investigative roles. This gives our industry partners access to potential employees while ensuring our students gain not only practical know-how but also those vital soft skills – creative problem-solving, strategic thinking, communication and team work—that have become so essential to the innovation economy.

George Brown research labs offer state of the art facilities. They stand as a showcase for our partnerships, such as our Food Innovation Research Studio (FIRSt), a test kitchen for food product development, or our Waterfront Campus, among the first Canadian facilities dedicated to interprofessional health-care learning and featuring 22,000 sq. ft. of dedicated simulation space for applied research, or our Green Building labs, offering advanced prototyping, and building envelop and automation systems research and assessment infrastructure and equipment.

Equipped with facilities to develop and assess new products, services and processes in real-world conditions, George Brown’s focus on speed to market research lets partners access the talent and funding to meet the innovation economy head-on.

George Brown College Research and Innovation — Enabling the Innovation Economy

Office of Research and Innovation  http://www.georgebrown.ca/research/
Current projects http://www.georgebrown.ca/research/projects/
Research facilities http://www.georgebrown.ca/research/facilities/

Click here for a series of short videos highlighting some George Brown College industry collaboration success stories.

Newcomer integration

George Brown College is a leader in responding to Toronto's changing demographic profile and immigrant needs. International & Immigrant Education at George Brown College serves to facilitate the seamless integration of immigrants into the social, educational, and economic structures of Ontario and to act as an advocate for immigrant issues within the college and to external bodies through their programs and services.

Our Immigrant Education programs and services have been designed specifically for immigrants to Canada and include:

-  Specialized bridging programs that allow one to make use of education and work experience acquired abroad and enter rewarding fields in the Canadian economy

  • Career and Work Counsellor Program
  • College Teacher Training Program
  • Construction Management Program
  • Academic Pathway for Nurses
  • Early Childhood Educator (Bridging)
    This program provides eligible applicants with the upgrading and experience to be recognized to work in Ontario as an Early Childhood Educator. [More information at www.aeceo.ca...

-  Services that take previous training and existing skills into account to make the adjustment easier

-  Language support through our ESL programs and Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) courses

People from all over the world come to Toronto to start new lives. George Brown College is dedicated to helping new Canadians meet their career and life goals.

International Activities and International Educational Partnerships

For more than three decades, George Brown College has welcomed students from around the world, worked internationally in more than 25 countries, and developed significant global partnerships. We support the international engagement of students and staff in several ways:

  • George Brown College welcomes international students from all over the world, and is committed to providing them with high-quality education and training in a professional and dynamic environment.
  • We offer study and work abroad opportunities in over 20 programs and in 17 different countries, including India, China/Hong Kong, Cuba, Ireland, Italy, France, Jamaica, South Korea, Panama, the United States and several others.
  • George Brown College continually develops its curriculum to reflect the dynamic needs of the global workplace and ensures its graduates are well equipped to excel in a borderless world.
  • George Brown College is at the hub of the academic world. Students have access to multiple pathways into the college and onward to other academic and employment partners around the world.

George Brown College has established a range of international partnerships with leading academic institutions across all its schools. These partnerships link us to schools in India, China, Brazil, Korea, Japan, Australia, Panama, Italy, Jamaica, France and Hong Kong. Through these partnerships, students have the opportunity to earn credentials from partner institutions through articulated programs; undertake study tours; take enrichment courses; and gain other valuable international experiences.

Top 5 countries of origin of International Students:

  • China
  • India
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • Russia

Anne Sado
President
(416) 415-5000 ext. 4471
asado@georgebrown.ca

Laura Jo Gunter
Senior Vice President, Academic
(416) 415-5000 ext. 2569
ljgunter@georgebrown.ca

Mark Nesbitt
Vice President, Corporate Services
(416) 415-5000 ext. 2366
mark.nesbitt@georgebrown.ca

Karen Thomson
Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Enrollment Management
(416) 415-5000 ext. 4477
kthomson@georgebrown.ca

Dawn Davidson
Acting Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation
(416) 415-5000 ext. 6845
ddavidso@georgebrown.ca

Brian Stock
Director of Communications
(416) 415-5000 ext. 2268
bstock@georgebrown.ca