University description (as per official university website)
In its 40 years of being in the heart of Toronto, George Brown College has become woven into the economic, cultural and social fabric of Toronto. George Brown College is one of Canada's largest, most diversified and highly respected colleges, serving a broad and vibrant student body with an incredibly rich program mix of apprenticeship training, certificates, diplomas and degrees.
Since its founding in 1967, the College has launched rewarding careers for thousands of people. Drawing from its close relationships with industry, George Brown College creates and continually enhances relevant programs and curriculum to serve the needs of both students and employers by producing workplace-ready graduates who are highly sought after. Comparative research of Ontario's colleges has revealed that nine out of 10 George Brown graduates get jobs within just six months of graduation.
In addition to its industry connections, George Brown College also nurtures strategic relationships with government agencies, community partners, and educational associations, both within Ontario and beyond. By remaining widely connected to the community in which the College operates, George Brown is better able to provide the programs that will enable our students to achieve their dreams of getting the careers they want.
The College has three main campuses in downtown Toronto at Casa Loma, St. James and Ryerson University, along with 10 training facilities, from which it offers 150 full-time programs, and 1,200 continuing education courses. Students can pursue their career goals choosing from diplomas, degrees and certificates.
The Vision, Mission and Values of George Brown College -
The Path to Leadership
We have distilled our future planning into several key guiding statements:
Inspired by a commitment to achievement through excellence in teaching and applied learning, we will set the benchmark to which all colleges will aspire and be recognized as a key resource in shaping the future of Toronto.
With this vibrant and dynamic drive, we will build a seamless bridge between students and employers as we develop workplace-ready graduates, who will be their candidates of choice.
Energized by the principles of access and diversity, we will create a community grounded in mutual respect and accountability in everything we say and do.
Our core values are:
We foster an environment of reciprocal dialogue to ensure learning, solve problems and strengthen the GBC community.
We commit ourselves to delivering a ‘GBC standard’ of quality and superior performance.
We hold ourselves responsible to ensure the future sustainability of GBC, academically and fiscally.
Diversity and Respect
We show mutual respect for each other within the community of GBC including all of our stakeholders, in all of our behaviour.