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Toronto, Ontario, (June 19, 2019) — The City of Toronto is partnering with George Brown College (GBC), MaRS Discovery District and Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP) to pioneer a new kind of urban manufacturing space. Learn more.
Toronto, Ontario (May 30, 2019) – Ontario’s first mass-timber, low carbon institutional building set to drive innovation in sustainable construction. Learn more.
Toronto, Ontario (May 6, 2019) – Modern, collaborative space fuels student learning, innovation and industry research. Learn more.
George Brown College secures funding for fashion research, promoting environmentally and socially sustainable production for the fashion industry
Toronto, Ontario (July 25, 2018) – George Brown College is pleased to announce a total of $2.5 million in infrastructure funding for its Fashion Exchange, an innovative new facility purpose-built to revitalize the Canadian fashion industry. Learn more.
George Brown College Tall Wood Campus Building to be Designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects + Acton Ostry Architects
TORONTO (April 3, 2018) – George Brown College has selected Moriyama & Teshima Architects + Acton Ostry Architects to design The Arbour – it’s tall wood campus building on Toronto’s waterfront. This moves the project one step closer to construction of Ontario’s first tall wood, low carbon institutional building. Learn more.
George Brown College’s Fashion Exchange LIFT research program aims to transform apparel industry
Toronto, Ontario (March 2, 2018) – As a leader in fashion education, design, production and entrepreneurship, George Brown College is pleased to receive about $1 million in funding from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, in support of establishing a new research program that will help to transform the province’s apparel industry. Learn more.
George Brown College named #1 Research College in Canada for second time in three years
Toronto, ON – November 2, 2017 – Each year RESEARCH Infosource Inc. produces rankings of the top Canadian research institutions across universities, colleges, hospitals, and corporate research and development spenders. George Brown College achieved top results for Canadian colleges across various categories including first in research income, first in number of paid students in research, second for number of partnerships and second for number of completed projects. Learn more.
University of Windsor and George Brown College join intelliFLEX
Toronto, Ontario, October 4, 2017 – The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance has added to its membership two institutions with significant strengths in wearables and flexible electronics. George Brown’s industry-focused applied research and innovation research exchanges provide industrial companies with IP-friendly assistance to integrate flexible electronics into products along with product validation in niche use cases. Learn more.
New baking, beverage and culinary labs for students and industry
Toronto, Ontario, September 20, 2017 – Students and professionals in the food and beverage sector will benefit from sleek new research and development labs at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA). George Brown hosted a grand opening celebration on September 20 at the CHCA building at 300 Adelaide St. E. The new learning and testing spaces include a beverage lab, industry research demonstration kitchen, large-quantity baking lab, and large-quantity culinary lab. Learn more.
George Brown College’s Green Building Centre promotes sustainable construction solutions
Toronto, Ontario, August 24, 2017 – Green sustainability is being explored and redefined at George Brown College’s Green Building Centre, which has become an important hub for innovative and environmentally responsible practices in the construction sector. The Centre, which is a state-of-the-art, industry-focused applied research and innovation structure, was funded in part by FedDev Ontario’s Prosperity Initiative. Learn more.
George Brown planning Tall Wood Building at Waterfront Campus
Toronto, Ontario, July 27, 2017 – George Brown College is expanding the Waterfront Campus with a carbon-neutral wood building called The Arbour. It will be the first Tall Wood Building used for institutional purposes in Ontario. The planned 12-storey structure will produce the same amount of energy, or more than, it consumes. It will also provide students with research and learning opportunities in climate-friendly building practices during the construction process and once it’s complete. Learn more.
George Brown College Secures Funding for Design, Food and Beverage Research
Toronto, Ontario, May 3, 2017 – George Brown College has been named as recipient of two grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s College and Community Innovation Program (NSERC-CCIP). The results were announced on May 2, 2017 by the Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan. The NSERC-CCIP supports applied research and collaborations that lead to commercialization and technology transfer while facilitating the development of new technologies and innovative collaboration in communities across the country. Learn more.
George Brown College hails federal budget focus on skills and innovation
TORONTO, March 23, 2017 – George Brown College is pleased to see specific initiatives in the 2017 federal budget that will help Canada’s colleges and polytechnics expand their support for industry, employers and learners of all ages. Its strong focus on skills and innovation creates an opportunity to harness our institutions’ leadership across these priorities. Learn more.
George Brown College Announces Innovation Exchange and Expansion of Waterfront Campus
TORONTO (Jan. 23, 2017) – George Brown College announced today an expansion of its Waterfront Campus, to be located in Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts, just blocks from George Brown’s Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences. The $59-million facility will house part of George Brown’s School of Design, including its interdisciplinary design studio, Institute without Boundaries, as well as a new Innovation Exchange focused on design solutions for the smart economy. Learn more.
Government of Canada support for colleges boosts industry collaborations
Government of Canada Announces Funds That Will Contribute to Stronger, Healthier Communities.
TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 17, 2016) – The Government of Canada recognizes the important role that colleges and universities play in providing the discoveries, innovations and experiences that result in strong social and health benefits. That’s why, Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced today $7.4 million in federal support for colleges and polytechnics through the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). Learn more. | Read more about GBC Social Innovation.
George Brown College applauds Ontario budget’s increased access to post–secondary education, investment in applied research
TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2016– Measures in the 2016 Ontario budget to improve access to post-secondary education and increase investment in applied research strengthen the province’s college system, according to George Brown College President Anne Sado. “I am thrilled to see the focus on students in this budget and applaud the Ontario government for making education more accessible,” said Sado. (more)
Municipalities, Universities, Schools, Health Agencies, and Hospitals engaged to improve Torontonians’ diets
TORONTO, ON (January 29, 2016) – George Brown College today announced the launch of a new initiative to engage municipalities, universities, schools, health agencies and hospitals in helping to improve the diet, physical health and wellness of people in the GTA… (more)
George Brown College Secures Funding for Social Innovation Research in SSHRC Pilot Program
TORONTO, Ontario (Jan. 21, 2016) – Four research teams at George Brown College have been named as first round recipients of the pilot program of the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF), through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)…(more)
George Brown College Ranks #1 in Canadian College Research
Toronto, Ontario (October 23nd, 2015) – George Brown College has been recognized as the top research college in the country, according to Research Infosource…(more)
George Brown College receives $7m federal investment in support of food and beverage sector applied research
TORONTO (July 22, 2015) – In support of Canada’s growing food and beverage sectors in Ontario and Toronto, George Brown College has received a $7m investment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to expand its applied research capabilities to support industry product and process improvement. (more)
George Brown College Secures Funding for Green Construction Research
TORONTO, April 8, 2015 − George Brown College has been named as recipient of two grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s College and Community Innovation Program (NSERC−CIIP) and one from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s College−Industry Innovation fund (CFI−CIIF)…(more)
George Brown College Pleased with National Recognition of Colleges and Polytechnics Promoting Innovation
TORONTO (Dec. 5, 2014) – The federal government has acknowledged the role of colleges and polytechnics in addressing the innovation needs of Canadian businesses through the launch of a new Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, titled Seizing Canada’s Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation. Prime Minister Harper also officially launched the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. (more)
New George Brown Green Building Centre Supports Sustainable Construction and Engineering Sectors
TORONTO (Nov. 10, 2014) — In support of Canada’s growing green and smart building market George Brown College officially opened its new Green Building Centre today. The new applied research facility is training students in advanced construction systems, green energy and computer-enabled, efficient buildings while simultaneously creating space for industry partners to conduct full-scale development projects focused on construction practices that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. (more)
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