Introducing our Premiers Awards nominees

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GBC has winners two years in a row.
Health Sciences graduate wins Premier's Award
Health Sciences graduate Dr. Anthony Brissett is this                 contributions made by Ontario's college graduates. It’s
year's recipient of the Premier's Award for the Health                goal is to raise public awareness of the potential of,
Sciences category. He is one of only five Ontario                      and excellence in, college education.
                                      college graduates
                                                                      Born in Toronto, Brissett is a clinician investigator and      Brissett is passionately committed to continuing
                                      to win this
                                                                      instructor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota,         education and the pursuit of excellence. A strong
                                      prestigious award
                                                                      specializing in head and neck surgery. In addition to          believer in mentorship, and a life long supporter of his
                                      in 2001, and the
                                                                      having surgical and teaching duties at the clinic,             home town community, Dr. Brissett recently
                                      third George
                                                                      Brissett is deeply involved in research work in the area       established the Theresa V. Brissett Scholarship Fund
                                      Brown College
                                                                      of wound healing.                                              at his high school in Kitchener to encourage youth of
                                      graduate to have
                                      received one                    He credits George Brown for awakening his intellectual         underrepresented minorities to pursue post-secondary
                                      since its                       curiosity and providing the foundation for his success         education. The scholarship provides a student with
                                      introduction in                 in the medical field. Through the Dental Assistant and          $1000 a year for up to four years of post-
                                      1992. The official              Nursing programs, he gained exposure to the health             secondary education.
                                      awards                          field, which inspired him to become a doctor, surgeon           His personal philosophy is that one must create a
                                      presentation will               and researcher.                                                foundation to reach for the stars and he credits
                                      took place in                   Prior to attending George Brown, Brissett says he did          George Brown College for the foundation of his own
                                      February 2002.                  poorly as a high school student in Kitchener and had           accomplishments. George Brown, he says, gave him
                                                 The annual           no interest in furthering his education. At his parent's       his first mentor, developed his study skills and
                                                 Premier's Awards     insistence, he entered the Dental Assisting Program at         stimulated his intellectual curiosity. The College
                                                 recognize the        George Brown, where he found himself getting involved          allowed him to pass through borders, set him on the
                                                 outstanding          in his studies and scoring high marks. He then enrolled        path to a brilliant career and ignited a lifelong passion
                         Dr. Anthony Brissett,   career success       in the Nursing Program. After graduation, he left to           for education and excellence.
    Premier’s Award winner in Health Sciences    and community        work in the U.S. where he enrolled in medical school.

Introducing our Premier's Awards nominees
This year, George Brown nominated five graduates for the 2001 Premier's Awards. Dr. Anthony Brissett was announced on Friday as the winner
in the Health Sciences Category (see cover story). City College News is proud to introduce readers to the other George Brown nominees.

                                Yilmaz                                          Susan                                          Troy                                          Colleen
                                Alimoglu                                        Physick                                        Ross                                          Walker
Nominated in the Technology Category                    Nominated in the Applied Arts:               Nominated in the Recent Graduate              Nominated in the Applied Arts:
                                                        Community Services Category                  Category                                      Creative Arts and Design Category
GBC program: Electrical Engineering
Technology                                              GBC program: Assaulted Women's               GBC program: Fashion Technology               GBC program: Culinary
                                                        and Children's Counsellor/Advocate           and Design                                    Management
Graduated: 1996
                                                        Diploma                                      Graduated: 1997
Yilmaz Alimoglu is currently a design                                                                                                              Graduated: 1985
verification leader at SiberCore                         Graduated: 1990                              A two-time Olympic althlete, Troy Ross is a   Colleen Walker is the president and
Technologies, a semiconductor                           Susan Physick has been instrumental          professional boxer and the creator and        co-owner of Catered Affare, one of
company based in Kanata, Ontario.                       in helping to humanize the criminal          designer of Ross Wear active and athletic     Toronto's largest full-service catering and
Alimoglu arrived in Canada from                         justice system in Toronto through her        clothing. Born in Guyana, he is the son of    event planning companies, which she
Istanbul with an electrical engineering                 work as a manager for the Ministry of        a boxer who represented Guyana at the         founded 15 years ago with husband,
degree, unable to speak a word of                       the Attorney General's Victim/Witness        1968 Olympics and the cousin of Egerton       partner and George Brown College
English and knowing nothing about                       Assistance Program. Over her 11-year         Marcus, who won a silver medal boxing for     classmate, Robert Hudyma.
computers. He says coming to George                     career, Physick has worked to make           Canada in the 1988 Olympics. Ross was
                                                                                                                                                   In March, Walker, Hudyma and the
Brown turned his life around, and the                   the court environment less intimidating      still a student in GBC's Fashion
                                                                                                                                                   Catered Affare team won the Best
education he received here gave him                     for victims, and has helped thousands        Technology and Design program when he
                                                                                                                                                   Catered Event in Canada at the Canadian
the practical computer and industrial                   of people deal with the emotional            represented Canada at the 1996 Olympic
                                                                                                                                                   Event Industry Awards.
electronics knowledge he needed to                      trauma of being a victim and having to       Games in Atlanta. He credits the help of
pursue his career goals. He continues                   appear in court. Physick's public            friends who took notes for him and the        Through her creative vision, Catered
to take Distance Education courses                      service has been recognized with the         teachers who let him reschedule               Affare has grown to serve more than
from the College.                                       first-ever Civilian Award from the Metro      assignments for his being able to keep up     50,000 guests per year, catering 15 to
                                                        Toronto Police Department.                   with his studies, despite frequent            25 events per day. Walker also gives
As an engineer, Alimoglu helped design
                                                                                                     absences for training and competition.        generously of her time and experience to
a compound breath analyzer to detect                    She credits George Brown with helping                                                      help other women entrepreneurs and to
radiation in a person's body that could                 her to develop the skills required to        Since 1999, Ross has been a
                                                                                                                                                   promote professionalism and high
potentially be used to diagnose as                      work sensitively with victims and            spokesperson and volunteer for Youth
                                                                                                                                                   standards in her industry.
many as 400 illnesses. His goal is to                   witnesses and to advocate for victims'       Assisting Youth, a non-profit, charitable
have his own medical instrumentation                    rights, especially those of women and        organization that provides guidance,          She says that the George Brown Culinary
company and further develop the                         children victims of violence, and to         support and positive role models for          Management program taught her to think
technology. Before he dies, says                        change the system to make it fairer          children aged 6 to 15 who are                 creatively about food and management,
Alimoglu, he wants to see one of the                    and more responsive to the needs of          experiencing behavioral, social, emotional    which she has applied to all aspects of
devices in every hospital in the country.               victims and witnesses.                       or cultural difficulties.                     her catering and event planning
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President’s                                                                                                           our lives. These stories help me realize again the important responsibility we have
                                                                                                                      to keep building our College for the future.

Message                                                                                                               In 2001, we launched "Vision 2003" --- our commitment to make George Brown
                                                                                                                      "The City’s College" offering best of class programs, services and facilities in the
                                                                                                                      college system. In "Vision 2003", we describe George Brown as "The City’s
                                                                                                                      College" woven into the economic and socio-cultural fabric of the city region. We
In June 2002, another 4100 students graduated from George Brown. I love                                               commit to sector-driven Centres that are rooted in the industries, professional
convocation. I love looking at the faces of our graduates and families who attend. I                                  associations and regulatory bodies they serve. We promise high quality programs,
see the diversity of our College community and I feel privileged to be included. I see                                applied educational experiences and state-of-the-art facilities.
the pride of the graduates, their children and their parents. I feel the room bubbling
                                                                                                                      I invite you to come and see what we’re doing. Three new buildings are under
with the energy, talent and passion that our graduates carry with them to the jobs,
                                                                                                                      construction for completion within a year. By September 2003, we will begin offering
to their communities and to the further studies they will undertake.
                                                                                                                      applied degrees. Our partners including Siemens, Celestica, Dell, Kenaidan,
Behind each graduate is a story. Stacey Ann Mauger, one of our Valedictorians,                                        Cuisnart, the Financial Planners Standards Council, Bruce Mau --- to name a few, are
was receiving her second college diploma. A few years ago, she graduated from                                         investing in our Centres and helping design our programs. The excitement about
Dental Assisting. After that first graduation, her mom gave her one week to rest up.                                   Vision 2003 is palpable when you talk to staff and when you see the care they are
Then she drove her the equivalent of a three-hour walk from her home and dropper                                      investing in their work here.
her off. She told her to walk home, stopping at every dental office on the way and
                                                                                                                      As a GBC alumnus/a, you can be proud of your alma mater and its position today.
asking for a job. By the time she got home, she had a job!
                                                                                                                      As a friend of the College, we need your support and participation going forward.
Recently, I met Wayne Kingsland who graduated from our Graphic Design program in                                      Your Alumni Association can help you find the place where you can be part of
1979. Wayne is the proprietor of the Mont Blanc store in Toronto, one of Mont                                         building our future. Please join in.
Blanc’s most successful operations in North America. Wayne told me his first job
after graduation was to draw a small ad for his first client --- Mont Blanc.                                           Acting President,
As we celebrate the College’s 35th birthday, it’s good to tell these stories. They                                    Michael Cooke
remind us of our own stories as GBC alumni, of the people (parents, friends, staff)                                   George Brown College
who made it possible for us to succeed, of how our College education has shaped

Putting a new                                                                           face on the GBC Web site
George Brown's Web site has a whole new look and                                        user groups. The ‘I am’ portal pages, as they are
feel that has been getting a lot of positive comments.                                  developed, will make this a truly great Web site.”
According to Webmaster Wayne Herd, “it has more                                         With the new revisions, GBC’s total Web presence
links, a better navigation system, a fully integrated                                   includes the college Intranet site and the main public
search engine and looks much different from what                                        site. The main site includes links to the Continuing
people are used to seeing.”                                                             Education Course Guide and Web Registration
Herd, along with team members Joyce Lamb and Neil                                       package, as well as the Stu-View/BannerWeb student
McGillivray and a development team from IBM, have                                       information system and full-time registration site,
spent more than a year working on this particular                                       along with the LIAD and Educational Resources sites.
project.                                                                                Herd says that having an up-to-date, easy to use Web
“The feedback from both external and internal users                                     site has been a top priority given the high traffic it
has been very positive,” reports Herd. “Everyone says                                   receives and the importance of the site to the college
it’s easier to use. Among other improvements, we                                        and our current and potential students. “Today our site
have incorporated links on every page of the site to                                    receives approximately 200,000 visits a month from
make searches faster and more efficient. In addition,                                   over 60 countries. On January 7, 2002, we had a
we introduced the concept of targeted portal or entry                                   record 5,200 different visitors from outside the
pages to the site. This gives us the potential to                                       college and that number does not include repeat visits
provide specific information that is tailored for different                              during the day. That’s 5,200 knocks at our door.”

                                                                                                                      Brown’s ECE and Gerontology Programs. The space is to be shared by George

SuperBuild                                                                                                            Brown and Ryerson students.
                                                                                                                      Bashar Amer, Director of Facilities Management, reports that at this time, the
                                                                                                                      construction at the Centre is 30% complete and includes the building of the elevator

Update shape
projects are taking
                                                                                                                      towers, the extension of the existing stairwells and the erection of the steel frame
                                                                                                                      including the metal floor decks. He says that construction costs are under budget,
                                                                                                                      allowing for a small contingency as the project moves forward.
                                                                                                                      St. James, excavation is 85% complete. Stairwell #1 is finished, and work has
                                                                                                                      commenced on the second stairwell. Sub-floor plumbing is near completion (90%)
                                                                                                                      and the structural steel frame has reached the halfway mark. Site remediation is
Things are starting to take shape for SuperBuild as the frame for the newly-named                                     now underway.
Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Studies in Community Health at Ryerson University                                     At the Casa Loma site, demolition is now underway and the full building permit is
Campus is erected. The Centre, which is a two-story addition to Ryerson’s existing                                    expected shortly. Amer says that the original exterior bricks for the site are being
Eric Palin Hall, has been named as the result of a $1.5 million donation made by                                      used as design features within the new building. “These bricks are 60 years old, so
Sally and her husband, John Craig Eaton who is chancellor at Ryerson. Including the                                   we wanted to preserve them and integrate them into the interior of the new site.”
Eaton’s generous contribution, the joint initiative has already raised $3.2 million.
                                                                                                                      The 8-foot hoarding wall is up at the Casa Loma site and the full building permit is
When completed, the new space, totaling 72,000 sq. ft., will house classrooms,                                        expected by the end of January so construction of the two new buildings can begin.
faculty offices and associated common areas, with a particular emphasis on George
                                                             Photo by William Conway.

Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre                                                             St. James                                                   Casa Loma
Projected completion date is August 2002.                                               Target for completion remains at January 2003.              Target for completion is June 2003.

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delivered services with a group rate discount that we        from the Alumni Affairs Office at St. James Campus.           work in your new home.
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                                                             Please present your Alumni Association card at time of      rental supplier of George Brown College Alumni
Wild Water Kingdom                                           registration to receive a low rate of $155                  Association. Take advantage of discounts and benefits
Wild Water Kingdom, Canada’s largest water park,             single/double plus applicable taxes – based on              offered when renting with National Car Rental.
located at Highway 427 and Finch Avenue, offers              availability and subject to change without notice. To
something for everybody. Your Alumni Association has         make reservations please call (905) 470-8500 or             For more information on National Car Rental’s
negotiated a special discounted program with Wild            1-800-Hilton. Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham is              association program, visit us online at
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show your Alumni Card at the Guest Services booth            Visit us at our website                     1-888-556-1516.
and you and up to four guests will receive a
discounted rate of $17.50 (10+) and $13.50 (4-9) all
                                                             Bob’s Cruises                                               To make a reservation, please call 1-800-CAR-RENT
                                                             George Brown Alumni Cruise – Departing January              (1-800-227-7368). To guarantee your special
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please call (905) 794-0565.
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Call the Alumni office at (416) 415-2535 or                                                                              Office to obtain Contract ID number. Certain terms
(416) 415-2395 to pick up tickets. Cash only!                Join fellow George Brown alumni on this fabulous
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Collingwood and Sault Ste Marie, east to Brockville as       Norwegian Sky to exotic ports of call where beautiful       services and privileges that include networking with
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Chatham, Windsor, Sarnia and Owen Sound (see                 dining and what you wear are up to you.
                                                                                                                         key business information resources; professional
application for applicable counties.)                        Explore Old San Juan with its cobblestone streets and       development opportunities; exclusive use of meeting
As an Alumnus of George Brown College living in the          the ancient walled fortress of Fort Cristobal. Enjoy the    and dining facilities at our three locations; group
CAA Central Ontario club 282 territory you are entitled      French atmosphere of Martinique. In St. John’s,
                                                             Antigua, tour Nelson’s Dockyard, site of Horatio            insurance plans; research assistance; over 100
to enjoy the special CAA group membership rates that
the George Brown Alumni Association has established.         Nelson’s fleet headquarters, and let your gaze survey        business events every year and much more.
                                                             neighbouring islands from high atop Shirley Heights         Membership in the Toronto Board means that you are
Please refer to the website below for details on CAA         Lookout. Savour St. Maarten/St. Martin, the two-            part of the largest local Chamber of Commerce/Board
emergency road services, member benefits and a                nation island, and drink in the lush beauty of Tortola in   of Trade in Canada – and the George Brown Alumni
comparison of regular and group rate charges.                the British Virgin Islands. In St. Thomas, pilgrimage to    Association can help by saving you $100 off the
Find out more about CAA services on the Central Ontario      this shopper’s mecca or take a submarine dive and           annual individual BOT membership price. Call Keith
chapter website, which is: or Call     marvel at the underwater world of the Caribbean Sea.
                                                                                                                         Paterson of the Toronto Board of Trade membership
during regular business hours: 1-800-341-2226 or             Share this cruise with Alumni friends old and new.
anytime at (416) 806-2557 and ask for John or Peggy                                                                      department directly at 416-862-4501 for more
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                                                                                                                            • Choice of accommodations
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                                                                                                                            • Complimentary Captain’s cocktail
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 from the editor...                                      The Toronto Forum at the City
 Congratulations to all our 2002 George Brown
                                                         College: a tribute to excellence
 College graduates! Welcome to your Alumni               More than 200 business, political and community
                                                         leaders arrived at George Brown College on May 14 to
 Association! We wish you continued success and
                                                         attend “The Toronto Forum at The City College – an
 stay in touch.                                          evening with Toronto’s brightest minds and best
 Last year the alumni office conducted the first          chefs.” World-renowned designer Bruce Mau served as
 GBC Alumni survey. We asked about you, the              keynote speaker for the occasion, where he challenged
                                                         Toronto leaders to reassess their priorities and commit
 priorities in your life, what services you need, and
                                                         to greater design of the city’s infrastructure. In a
 the news you want to hear about George Brown.           provocative and entertaining address, Mau called for a
 This issue is packed with what you want!                “pledge to beauty” and outlined his eight-point strategy
                                                         to make Toronto the undisputed best city in the world.
 You said family time and career were top
 priorities. So we’ve added family fun with discount     “In this city, we design the most significant things – our
 tickets for two of Canada’s premier theme parks -       roads, parks and buildings – the least,” he said. “We
                                                         expect our tea kettles to be design masterworks, but
 Canada’s Wonderland and Wild Water Kingdom.
                                                         our highways – used by commuters every day for hours
 Take time out to relax at the new Hilton Suites         at a time – are uninspired slabs of concrete. If we                                 Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Chair Susan Goodman, who also chaired
                                                                                                                                              The Toronto Forum organizing committee, chats with theatre empressario
 Centre and Spa and enjoy a special rate, only for       don’t commit to beauty, how can Toronto possibly                                                              David Mirvish at the reception following the Forum.
 GBC alumni. Career development was also                 compete with other cities internationally?”
                                                                                                                                             Foundation Executive Director Ratna Omidvar, were on
 important. In addition to our CareerWise program        The event drew representatives from Toronto’s key                                   hand to offer their comments on the remarks made by
 which offers one-on-one confidential advising on         sectors, including financial services, community                                     Mau and Sorochinsky as they related to different
 work search strategies, we negotiated an                services, healthcare, hospitality, performing arts and                              industry sectors – from economic to political to social.
 agreement with the Toronto Board of Trade, so           technology, as well as from three levels of government.
                                                                                                                                             Following the presentations, guests gathered at
 GBC Alumni can network with dedicated                   Paul Godfrey, President and CEO of the Toronto Blue                                 Streets of Toronto, a reception held on the St. James
 professionals and save on an individual                 Jays Baseball Club, assumed the role of Honorary                                    Campus patio. There, they enjoyed an
 membership.                                             Chair and Moderator for the event and provided the                                  eclectic array of fine cuisine provided for the event by a
                                                         opening remarks.                                                                    collection of the city’s leading chefs: John Higgins and
 Services that were on-line were highly desired. We                                                                                          David Wolfman from the George Brown Chef’s School;
                                                         College President Frank Sorochinsky followed Bruce
 now offer our alumni MEDItrust, a service that          Mau’s presentation with an overview of George                                       Robert Hudyma of Catered Affare; Jamie Kennedy of
 reduces the high cost of prescription drugs and         Brown’s Vision 2003 initiative.                                                     Jamie Kennedy at the Museum; Derek Lawday from
 makes them affordable – whether or not you have                                                                                             the Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre Hotel; Mark MacEwan
                                                         An executive panel, made up of Toronto Waterfront
 a drug benefit plan. MEDItrust Pharmacy Inc.                                                                                                 of North 44)°; Neal Noble of Senses Bakery &
                                                         Revitalization Corporation Chair Robert Fung, United
                                                                                                                                             Restaurant and the Metropolitan Hotel; and Anthony
 provides an effective patient history management        Way of Greater Toronto CEO Frances Lankin, TD Bank
                                                                                                                                             Walsh of Canoe Restaurant and Bar.
 system, a pricing policy that passes on the saving      Senior Economist Derek Burleton, and Maytree
 of bulk buying.
 Traveling is a passion with our alumni! Single or
 married with kids, male, female, our alumni want
 to travel. We now offer a travel program for our
 alumni through one of Canada’s largest Cruise
 agencies, Bob’s Cruises. Join us in January
 2003, on Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest, most
 luxurious ship The Norwegian Sky for a 7-day
 Southern Caribbean Cruise. Stay in touch for our
 summer 2003 cruise to Alaska! See the Bob’s
 Cruises ad in this newsletter.
 What else? How about a special Group
 membership rate with CAA; a member discount
 with HomeScan, a home inspection service that
 allows you to "close with confidence"; and
 National Car Rental, the official car-rental supplier                                                                                           Sally Horsfall Eaton and John Craig Eaton, whose recent donation has
                                                                                                                                              made possible the new Centre for Studies in Community Health, jointly run
 for GBC alumni.                                                                                                                                                              by George Brown and Ryerson University.

 That’s nine new services added to the existing
 line-up of programs and services! See our "More
 Added-Value" section for information on all the
 above services.
 Read about The Toronto Forum, SuperBuild, new
 partnerships and our student’s achievements. We
 are excited about the commitment to make                    George Brown College president Frank Sorochinsky chats with jewellery
 George Brown the City College and invite you to                        designer Karen Palmer of Karen Palmer Jewellery and her
                                                                                         husband/partner Marty at the reception.
 participate in building the future.
                                                                                                                                             Joy McKinnon, Dean, GBC Faculty of Technology; Peggy Edwards, Executive
 Regards,                                                                                                                                           Director, Skills for Change; and Terry Ann Boyles, VP, Association of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).

 Mary Kennard
 Manager, Alumni Affairs

                                                           Mrs. Cyril Gryfe; Cyril Gryfe, Consultant to the Regional Geriatric Program and                                              Karen Lynn, VP, Northern Group;
                                                         Chair of GBC’s Personal Support Worker Advisory Committee; Patricia Chorney-        City of Toronto urban planner Michael    and Kim Nilsson, GBC Manager of
                                                          Rubin, Chair, GBC Early Childhood Education; and Angelo Pesce, VP, Baycrest           Caron and wife, Antoinette Tumillo        Academic Operations for BCA

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Margo Sheppard, GBC Foundation Director; Karen Cairney, VP, Development & Donor Relations,
           Toronto Community Foundation; Claude Lajeunesse, President, Ryerson University;
                                     Carol Oliver, President, Toronto Community Foundation.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Chef Mark MacEwan, George Brown grad

                                                                                                                           Eugene Harrigan, GBC VP of Corporate Services; and
                                                                                                                                            Barbara Hall, former Toronto Mayor
                                                                         Chef Jamie Kennedy, George Brown grad                                                                       Christine Helik, President, Association of Hearing
         Madeleine Ziniak, VP and General Manager, CFMT                                                                                                                                  Instrument Practitioners; and Susan Physick,
        Television; and David Zimmer, Chair of the Board of                                                                                                                          Coordinator, Victim/Witness Assistance Program,
         Directors, Toronto Community Housing Corporation                                                                                                                                                Office of the Attorney General

                                                                                                              Colleen Walker, President and co-owner, Catered
                                                                                                                    Affare; and John Price, GBC Board Liaison

         Irene Chu, GBC Board of Governors member; and                         City Councillor David Miller
                                            Robert Fung                                                                                                          Sharon Dunn, National Post columnist; and actor Brent Carver, who is
                                                                                                                                                                     on the Advisory Committee for the George Brown Theatre School

                                                                                                                    Chef Robert Hudyma, George Brown grad
   Doug Stulla, GBC Chair of Allied Health; Lorie Shekter-Wolfson, GBC Dean of Community Services & Health
                       Sciences; and Mark Agro, General Manager, Otto Bok Orthopedic Industry of Canada
                                                                                                                                                                       Bruce Campion-Smith of the Toronto Star and David Israelson of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Media Profile enjoy Jamie Kennedy’s poutine.

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2001 United Way Campaign breaks records
                                                                                                                       Thanks to the generosity of faculty and staff at George Brown, the 2001 United Way
                                                                                                                       Campaign exceeded everyone’s expectations. This year’s campaign raised
                                                                                                                       $62,500, which represents a 43% increase over the year 2000 total of $43,500.
                                                                                                                       Michael Cooke and Colin Simpson co-chaired a Committee that grew from eight
                                                                                                                       members in 2000 to 30 in 2001.
                                                                                                                       “Having such a large and dedicated team with representation from across the
                                                                                                                       college allowed us to improve our reach and distribute information more effectively,”
                                                                                                                       says Cooke. “Through their efforts, we were able to grow participation of the staff
                                                                                                                       to a 20% contribution rate.”
                                                                                                                       Local departments, union leaders and other staff groups organized more than 10
                                                                                                                       United Way events, including several Child Care and ECE activities that raised
                                                                                                                       almost $3,500 and a raffle led by Marilou Martin and colleagues in both union
                                                                                                                       locals that raised close to $3,000.
                                                                                                                       “This was by far the single biggest comprehensive fund-raising effort on the part of
                                                                                                                       the College,” says Cooke. “By supporting the organizations that service the Toronto
                                                                                                                       community, we are strengthening our commitment to being the City’s College.”
                                      Co-chair Michael Cooke (third from right) with United Way Committee members      Cooke adds that while this year’s contribution rate was good, “We can still do a lot
    (l to r) Reeves Miller-Medaglia, Sue Ascenzi, Anne Sardo, Erin Agnew, Fernanda Caldarella and Margaret Moran.      more.”

                   deal with
         Cuisinart                                                                       Shown here at the official announcement of the Cuisinart agreement are (l to r) Rosalie Starkey, Acting Manager of Marketing and Communications;
                                                                                                     John Walker, Dean of Hospitality and Tourism; Darla Sward, Cuisinart Corporate Chef; Margo Sheppard, GBC Foundation Director; and
Things are really cooking at the George Brown Chef's
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bev Macartney-Melnick, Cuisinart Marketing Manager.
School! Cuisinart, a division of Conair Consumer
Products Inc., in conjunction with George Brown
College Foundation, has entered into a new                                    arts students will have the benefit of using great pots                           message out to people across Canada,” stated Margo
partnership agreement with the School. This                                   and pans and hard working Cuisinarts for their recipe                            Sheppard, Executive Director of GBC Foundation. The
partnership will literally make the School a household                        creations!”                                                                      Cuisinart logo will also be featured on the Chef's
name from coast to coast. As part of the agreement,                                                                                                            uniforms at George Brown, and permanent recognition
                                                                              But there is much more in store. The most exciting
Cuisinart has donated almost 1000 high-end stainless                                                                                                           signage will be added to the state-of-the-art Canadian
                                                                              part of the deal, according to Walker, is a branding
steel pots and pans, Waring commercial blenders and                                                                                                            Pacific Culinary Arts Theatre.
                                                                              agreement that will bring George Brown's name into
Cuisinart food processors for culinary and bartending                         retail sites across the country. Cuisinart will be adding                        “This is a prime example of partnerships in learning,”
labs at the School. As well, Cuisinart will provide                           a tagline to the packaging of selected lines of                                  adds Walker. “We are working with a highly respected
ongoing discounts on materials purchased and a                                cookware that says “Great Chefs Start at George                                  industry partner to improve education and increase
$1500 annual student award for the next three years.                          Brown Chef's School.” “What makes this so unique is                              our profile in the industry.” This partnership is the first
As John Walker, Dean of the Faculty of Hospitality and                        the branding portion of the agreement. It’s the first                             in what is predicted to be an unprecedented Facilities
Tourism, says, “This means that over 600 culinary                             ever for the college, and a great opportunity to get our                         Renewal Capital Campaign for the Centre.

“Fenwick” visits                                                               Faculty of Technology and
  St. James                                                                    Siemens strike $3 million deal
                                  George Brown dog
                                  lovers were delighted
                                                                               The Centre for Advanced
                                  when 9-month old
                                                                               Microelectronics has recently
                                  Fenwick and his
                                                                               signed a landmark
                                  “foster mom” Missy
                                                                               partnership agreement with
                                  Westgate visited the
                                                                               Siemens that will bring more
                                  Main Lobby at St.
                                                                               than $3 million worth of
                                  James Campus on
                                                                               equipment, training and
                                  Thursday, January
                                                                               marketing support to the
                                  17. Missy and
                                  Fenwick are part of
                                  the Foster Puppy                             As part of the agreement,
                                  Program of the Lions                         Siemens has committed to
                                  Foundation of                                supplying automated
                                  Canada Dog Guides.                           electronics manufacturing
                                                                               equipment to the Centre’s new lab facility for                              Joy McKinnon is shown at the official signing with (l to r) David Intson (Siemens
                                  Puppies like Fenwick                                                                                              Regional Sales Manager), Jeffrey Timms (Siemens VP of Sales and Service, Americas),
                                  will eventually be                           three years.                                                                                                         and GBC President Frank Sorochinsky.
                                  providing service to                         “This equipment is so new, it does not exist in
Canadians with Disabilities in the areas of safety,                            any other educational institution in Canada,”                                   The equipment will be installed in February in time for
mobility and independence. The event was hosted by                             says Joy McKinnon, Dean of the Faculty of Technology.                           the lab’s official launch on April 2.
Disability/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.                                  “It is absolutely state-of-the-art.”

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GBC receives approval for new Bachelor degree
George Brown will have a new degree offering in the                                                     According to Paul Carder, Dean of Faculty of Business                                                     highly attractive option for students striving for a CGA,
upcoming calendar – a Bachelor of Applied Business                                                      & Creative Arts, the B.A.B. responds to the changing                                                      CFP or AICB designation, as our program will fulfill
(Financial Services).                                                                                   skills and knowledge requirements of financial                                                             these organizations’ syllabus requirements.
                                                                                                        services employers – Toronto’s largest employer group
On March 27, the college was awarded the right to                                                                                                                                                                 “This degree status strengthens George Brown’s
                                                                                                        – and will prepare students for careers as
grant an applied business degree by Ontario’s Minister                                                                                                                                                            position as the school of choice for financial services
                                                                                                        accountants, financial planners and financial service
of Training, Colleges and Universities, Dianne                                                                                                                                                                    education,” says Carder. “It’s natural for us to
                                                                                                        managers and administrators.
Cunningham. One of nine Ontario colleges granted                                                                                                                                                                  consider the B.A.B. as part of the programs we offer
approval to offer bachelor degrees, George Brown will                                                   “No other program combines business education, co-                                                        through our Centre for Financial Services Education. It
begin accepting students into the new four-year B.A.B.                                                  operative work opportunities and computer-based                                                           will ensure our graduates are in high demand for the
program in September 2003.                                                                              learning with skills development in critical thinking,                                                    fastest growing career sectors in Toronto’s economy.”
                                                                                                        team-building and communications,” he says. “It’s a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Computers, accompanied by Lawrence Pentland, Dell’s

Secondary                                                                                                                                                                                                         Vice-President of the Americas International, was on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hand to speak to invited guests and enjoy a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  demonstration of a new student-developed Web site.

school IT                                                                                                                                                                                                         Winners of the secondary school technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  competitions received first year scholarships to the

stars shine at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  college’s Faculty of Technology. There were four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  competitions –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • IT (won by Lakeshore Collegiate);

Technology in                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Building Technology (Birchmount Park Collegiate);
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Mechanical Engineering (Lakeshore Collegiate); and

the City                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Microelectronics (Earl Haig Secondary School).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Technology Dean Joy McKinnon says, “I’d like to thank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the many people who worked so hard to made
On April 2, more than 220 students, administrators,                                                                                                                                                               Technology in the City such a success. From the
                                                                                                       The day’s activities included technology competitions                                                      members of the organizing team, the GBC student
government representatives, business partners and                                                      for George Brown and secondary school students,
other invited guests visited the Casa Loma campus to                                                                                                                                                              ambassadors, exhibitors and industry partners to the
                                                                                                       presentations, tours of facilities (including                                                              secondary school students who attended and
take part in George Brown’s first-ever “Technology in                                                   Microelectronics’ new automated surface mount
the City” event.                                                                                                                                                                                                  participated in competitions and the media who did
                                                                                                       manufacturing lab), an open house, and other special                                                       the judging – everyone got caught up in the excitement
                                                                                                       events. Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell                                                             of the day.”

                                                                                                                                                             Baking Association donates
                                                                                                                                                             $18,000 to Baking and
                                                                                                                                                             Pastry Arts program
                                                                                                                                                             On April 11, representatives from the Ontario Chapter of the Baking Association
                                                                                                                                                             presented to George Brown Chef’s School a cheque for $18,000. This generous
                                                                                                                                                             donation will be used to provide new equipment for the Baking and Pastry Arts
                                                                                                                                                             program. Shown at the official presentation are (l to r): Kate Nugent, Awards and
                                                                                                                                                             Education, Baking Association of Canada, Ontario Chapter & National; David Miles,
                                                                                                                                                             President, Baking Association of Canada, Ontario Chapter; John Walker, Dean,
                                                                                                                                                             Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism; and Peter Scholtes, Awards and Education, Baking
                                                                                                                                                             Association of Canada, Ontario Chapter.

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George Brown star students honoured
It’s been a busy month for the faculties at George Brown College as they held their annual Awards events for graduating students. This year’s venues ranged from lunch and
dinner events at Siegfried’s to gallery showings at Harbourfront and the Design Exchange. The following are some highlights of the various awards presentations.

                                                                                                                            Faculty of Business and Creative Arts Dean Paul Carder (centre) presented Tricia Van Deen and Barthelmy Marshall
   Human Resources program Coordinator Suzanne Kavanagh (left) presented Daniel Vasquez, Christine Rombough,                   with the Dean’s Award at the School of Business Awards ceremonies. This marks the 25th year for the awards,
                                            Amy Cooper and Stacey Mauger with the Managing Change Award.                                                                    which were organized by the Sport and Event Marketing students.

                                                                                                                                                       George Brown Theatre School student Madeleine Donohue won this year’s Second City
                                                                                                                                                                                Encouragement Award, presented by Stephen Beauregard.

   This year’s MVPs for men’s and women’s basketball – Dion Horsford (with his number one fan, Dion II) and Anna Russell (seated) with
               friend Gina Filice – were among the 35 varsity and intramural athletes honoured at the 2001/2002 Athletic Awards Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                Jewellery Arts student Robin Gray joined her classmates at a special Jewellery Students Grad
                                                                                                                                              Show held at Bounty Contemporary Canadian Craft, Harbourfront Centre. She is opening a store
                                                                                                                                                                      at 615 College Street with other grads on May 5 called Organic Metals.

Fashion Technology and Design student
 Erlina Soegandi (left) is presented with
  the Subong Fashion Studio Award by
                    Bendangla Subong.                         The graduating class of the Fashion Management program celebrated their
                                                                                       accomplishments at a special lunch at Siegfried’s.

                                                                                                                                              Hospitality and Tourism management presented 60 graduating students in six of the Hospitality
  The Graphic Design graduates ended up its year in grand style with the EMERGE Exhibition event at the Design Exchange. Students and                programs awards honouring theiroutstanding achievements for the year on April 2 and 3.
     design professionals at the Design Exchange enjoyed the student exhibit and complimentary martinis courtesy of corporate sponsor          Shown above with Faculty Dean John Walker, who served as emcee for the events, are award
                    Absolut Vodka. Graphic Design graduate Bill Douglas (right) presented his current professional work for the audience.                   winners (l to r) Alison Schmidt and Tara Lee Rodier along with hostess Bita Bagheri.

2002 New Pioneers Youth Award goes to
GBC’s Student Association President
                                                                                 Skills for Change (SFC) has announced that George                                A high-profile spokesperson since his high school
                                                                                 Brown’s Student Association President Kevin King is                              days, King was president of the Student Council at
                                                                                 the recipient of the 2002 New Pioneers Youth Award.                              North Albion Collegiate, served as chair of the Toronto
                                                                                 The annual award honours the achievements and                                    Youth Cabinet and was selected as a Presidential
                                                                                 contributions of immigrants and refugees in Toronto.                             Classroom Scholar. He has also received the Harry
                                                                                 According to the SFC announcement, “Kevin has                                    Jerome Award for outstanding leadership. He is a
                                                                                 distinguished himself for his unique ability to bring                            graduate of George Browns’s Business Marketing
                                                                                 together diverse groups in ways that benefit them                                 program.
                                                                                 individually and as a community.” Skills for Change is
                                                                                 a not-for-profit organization that has pioneered
                                                                                 programs for internationally-trained professionals
                                                                                 seeking employment in their field.

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George Brown Fashion
Show draws record crowd
The highlight of the Fashion Technology and Design program,                          Coordinator Fay Schwartz says its offerings have a great
the Signatures 2002 Fashion Show, was held on April 25 at                            appeal for students, because “unlike some programs it’s
Convocation Hall. Ninety-seven first and second year student                          very hands-on, which is what the students enjoy. There’s a
designers, whose designs were selected based on an                                   real rapport between students and staff, and all of us who
evaluation by industry experts, showcased their original                             teach the course have industry experience.” The 250
designs, from casual and sportswear to bridal and evening                            students in the two-year program get a wide range of
gowns. With more than 1,150 visitors, Signatures 2002                                experience from sewing and production to computer grading
broke all attendance records.                                                        (sizing) and pattern drafting.
In addition to designing and making the clothing on show,                            This fall, George Brown is introducing a Post-Diploma
students in the program were responsible for selecting the                           Certificate program for Fashion Technology graduates
venue, organizing ticket sales, and arranging for models. This                       interested in Fashion Management. It is also working with
year’s venue presented a unique challenge since there was                            other institutes to allow graduates to receive credits for
no runway, which meant having to re-choreograph the event                            their courses at George Brown. “We’re doing a lot to tie in
to accommodate the stage design.                                                     with other programs, such as the FIT (Fashion Institute of
                                                                                     Technology) design school in New York,” says Schwartz. A
The Fashion Technology and Design program has been a
                                                                                     new internship program is also in the works with Harry
mainstay at George Brown for more than 30 years. Program
                                                                                     Rosen that focuses on tailoring fundamentals.

  The annual Signatures Show displays the work of students in George Brown’s Fashion Technology
                                                                           and Design program.

George Brown students STRIKE                                                                                             GOLD at Skills Ontario
                                                                              categories. Barroso will also be representing George
                                                                              Brown College and Ontario in the upcoming Skills
                                                                              Canada competition held May 31 to June 3 in
                                                                              Silver medal winners included Frankie Ornat (Electrical
                                                                              Wiring); Brett Wingson (Mechanical CADD); and Larissa
                                                                              DeMatteis (Architectural Animation). Other competitors
                                                                              included Jeremy Schamehorn (Carpentry); Conrad
                                                                              Rasowski (CAM); Blair MacNeil (Architectural CAD); and
                                                                              Patrick Hobbs (CAM) – who received a second place
                                                                              certificate in his category.
                                                                              George Brown CAD coordinator and teacher Peter Wan
  Wan is shown in photo (left) with Myriam Zitouni, Project Manager at the    served as Chair for the Skills Ontario event. Wan has
                                                     Faculty of Technology.
                                                                              been involved with Skills Ontario/Skills Canada for
On April 30, nine George Brown Technology students                            several years. Not only has he sent several of his
had an opportunity to showcase their talents at the                           Mechanical Design students to compete, he has also
Skills Ontario competition at RIM Park in Waterloo.                           participated in chairing the Architectural and
Aman Marwaha (Architectural Animation) and Brandon                            Mechanical Animation competition for secondary and          Architectural CADD teacher Ron Jeram (standing centre) joins award
L. Barroso (Architectural CAD) won gold medals in their                       post-secondary level students for the past four years.       winners Larissa Dematteis, Aman Marwaha and Brandon Barroso.

Convocation 2002 was a resounding SUCCESS
More than 2,000 students attended Convocation
2002, which was held on June 12 and 13 at the
Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Eugene Harrigan,
Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, served as the
master of ceremonies. Acting President Michael
Cooke was on hand to present the diplomas, along
with the Deans from each faculty. Six ceremonies
were held over the course of the two days. Special
thanks go to the efforts of more than 40 staff
members who provided invaluable support services
for the event.

. . . and more awards for the City College
                                                                                                                                        Calling all
                                                                                                                                        Are you a graduate of George Brown
                                                                                                                                        College? If so, the Alumni
                                                                                                                                        Association wants you!
                                                                                                                                        The George Brown College Alumni
                                                                                                                                        Association is looking for committed,
                                                                                                                                        enthusiastic and dynamic alumni
                                                                                                                                        volunteers to join the Alumni Board of
                                                                                                                                        As a board member, you are motivated
                                                                                                                                        to move with the college and support the
                                                                                                                                        Alumni Association in its mission
                                                                                                                                        statement and its services.
                                                                                                                                        This is a great way to stay connected
                                                                                                                                        with the college, make new partnerships
                                                                                                                                        and give something back to the college.
Former Board of Governors Chair receives Ontario                                                                                        The board meets every four months,
colleges award. Patricia Hatt, shown here with George                         George Brown chosen best in Toronto – for the second      usually on a Saturday morning.
Brown president Frank Sorochinsky, shows off the                              year. George Brown Vice-President Pam Royl accepts
community service award she was presented with on                                                                                       If you are interested, in joining the team,
                                                                              the 2001 Toronto Sun Reader's Choice Award for top
February 18, 2002 by the Association of Colleges of                           Toronto post-secondary institution from Sun Publisher     please e-mail or send a fax to Mary
Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario. Hatt is a                             and CEO Pierre Francoeur at a ceremony on                 Kennard with a copy of your resume.
former member and chair of George Brown’s Board of                            December 4. Sun readers chose George Brown as the         Send e-mail to
Governors who works to create educational                                     top school in a write-in ballot. York University and      or fax to: (416) 415-2445.
opportunities for people with disabilities.                                   Humber College came in second while Ryerson
                                                                              University and University of Toronto tied for third.

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Grad Grapevine                                            COMMUNITY SERVICES
                                                          AND HEALTH SCIENCES
                                                                                                                     Webb, Geoff, Human Resource
                                                                                                                     Management, 1996, is married to Michelle and
                                                                                                                     expecting their first child in August 2002. Geoff

                                                          Alinea, Laura Elaine, Registered Nursing,                  currently works at xwave managing Recruiting and
TECHNOLOGY                                                1999, is now living in California working as a             Resourcing for the Toronto office.
Adley-McGinnis, Andrea,                                   registered nurse.                                          Email:
Civil Engineering                                         Email:
                                                                                                                     Woods, Bev, Resorative Dental Hygiene,
Technology, 1985, Andrea                                  Boyko, Laura, Human Services Counsellor,                   1992, works as a Resorative Dental Hygienist in
is a Utilities/Plans Coordinator                          2000, is employed with the Rouge Valley Health             Trenton, ON. Married, Bev has four children, Michelle,
for the municipality of York. Married, Andrea has         System in Scarborough as a Residential Counsellor.         Jenna, Brittney ands Courtney.
three children, Emily and Laura and David.                Laura was married to Terry on August 12, 2000.             Email:
                                                          Cancade, April, Human Services Counsellor,
Guttmann, Sean, Eng. Technician Tool and                  1992, is self-employed as a counsellor and has two
Die, 1997, is Vice President Manufacturing, at            sons, Jacob and Jonah                                      BUSINESS AND
Algod Casters Ltd in Weston, ON. Sean has a son,          Email:
Noah born November 1997.
                                                          Christiansen, Heather, Fitness and Lifestyle
                                                                                                                     CREATIVE ARTS
Farrington, Jimmy, Architectural                          Management, 2001, is employed at the YMCA in               Barbosa, Hugo, Commercial Design, 1985,
Technology, 2000, Farrington was a gold                   Scarborough as a Team Leader of Individual                 currently works for the City Of Toronto Bicycle
medallist at the Ontario Technological Skills             Conditioning and Health Enhancements.                      Promotions
Competition in 2000, and bronze medallist Canadian        Email:                                Email:
Skills Competition 2000. Farrington also volunteers
as a mentor for GBC students.                             Cruz, David Veltmyer Cornel, Community                     Batten, John, Graphic Design, 1984, is living
                                                          Worker 1999 and Personnel Support Worker,                  in Rupert, Quebec and has been commissioned to
Marklevitz, Jeffrey Charles, Industrial                   2000, works at Central Neighbourhood House in              create a larger-than-life sculpture of Right Honourable
Instrumentation Technician, 1982, is Senior               Toronto as a Personal Support Worker.                      P.E. Trudeau for Ottawa.
Technologist at Telesat Canada. Married, he has a 14      Email:                         Email:
year old son and a 12 year old daughter.
Email:                           Gordon, Cheryl, Fitness and Lifestyle                      Brohman, David, Graphic Design, 2001, is a
                                                          Management, 1998, is working for the Bank of               junior Graphic Designer at Reich & Peter Design
Murphy, Dr. Reg, Residential Construction                 Montreal Institute for Learning Wellness Centre as a       International in Toronto. David was married to
Management, 1978, after leaving the college in            Wellness Attendent. Cheryl was married on December         Shoshana in 2001.
’78, Dr. Murphy studied achitecture, anthropology and     1, 2001.
received his doctorate in archeology. Now living in                                                                  Fernandes, Nevsa M., Business Admin.
Antigua, he found the formative years at George           Hamilton, Sandra, Nursing Diploma, 1990,                   Accounting, 2001, is now living in Yellowknife
Brown to be the most rewarding and would like to          moved to Kentucky in 1992 after working at Toronto         NWT.
hear from the class and faculty of ’78, Residential       Western Hospital. Married with two children, Sandra
                                                          would like to hear from others in her graduating class.    Fleming, Paul, Graphic Design, 1994, is Art
Construction Management.                                                                                             Director at Red Communications, Toronto. Paul won
Email:                                   Email:
                                                                                                                     three Bras d’Or at the Baddeck International New
                                                          Hopkins, Sean, Nursing, 1991, is currently                 Media Festival, Cape Breton Nova Scotia.
                                                          employed as Coordinator Mental Health at                   Email:
HOSPITALITY                                               Whitehorse General Hospital, Whitehorse, Yukon.
                                                                                                                     Hurley, Paul, B. General Arts and Science,
                                                          Married to Julie, (nee Karrys, Nursing, 1991) they
Abji, Minaz, Hotel Administration, 1975,                  have three children.                                       1999, is currently finishing his undergraduate
currently employed at CHIP Hospitality as EVP and                                                                    studies at Trent University and plans to become a
COO. Married to Julia, Minaz has three children,                                                                     teacher.
Nadia, Denise and Alex                                    Joustra, Janice, Career and Work                           Email:
Email:                                 Counsellor, 1997, is employed at the Schulich
                                                          School of Business, York University as Assistant           Ryan, Terry, Graphic Arts (Printing
Balke, David, Chef Training, 1995, David                  Director, International Placement.                         Technician), 1975, is a teacher at E.C. Drury
returned to school after working in hospitality for two                                                              High School in Milton, ON
years. He is at University of Toronto completing his                                                                 Email:
PhD in Food Engineering (previously held a Master’s       McColeman, Tara, Nursing, 1991, after
                                                          working six years in ICU, Tara now lives in California     Thomas, Everall, Furniture Production and
in chemical engineering).
                                                          where she’s started her own company, Pacific                Design, 1986, returned to school in 1990 and                                                                                             graduated with a B.A in Architecture and Art History
De Freitas, Cerys, Culinary Management,                                                                              from Carlton University. He currently works as a
1993, after working in the restaurant business for 5                                                                 Broadcast Designer at the CBC in Toronto.
years, Cery’s now works for a leading Market              McDonald, Carol, Community Worker,                         Email:
Research Company and is responsible for the               2000, is completing her B.A. in Sociology/Womens’
                                                          Studies at Trent University.                               Trakas, Georgina, Apparel Drafting, 1982,
administrative and IT departments. Married to a chef,                                                                teaches fashion design and art at the secondary
they have three children.                                 Email:
                                                                                                                     school level.
Grendel, Peter, Culinary Management,                      McLean, Cathy Perennec, Fitness and                        Email:
1986, after working 10 years in the Carribbean,           Lifestyle Management, 1997, started her own
                                                          coaching, training and consulting business,                Washington, Wayne. A.E., Printing, 1998,
Peter now lives in Picton, ON where he is the owner                                                                  is Supervisor Press Room at Engravers Limited,
of The Pastry House.                                      MotivAction Resource Group Inc. in Bolton, ON.
                                                                                                                     Pembroke, Bermuda. Wayne and wife, Liz have one
Email:                           Married, Cathy has two children.
                                                                                                                     child, Marie, born June 27, 2001
Phillips, Mathew, Chef Pre-Employment,                    Peters, David C, Health and Fitness                        Email:
1995, currently employed as cook at Spruce Lodge          Instructor, 1975, is now living in Palm Harbour,
Retirement Centre in Stratford. Married with one child    Florida, USA.
Austin and expecting their second child in July, 2002.    Email:
Potma, Kevin P., Bakery Apprenticeship,
1995, currently works in Saskatoon at Westfair
Foods as Bakery Supervisor. Married, with one child
                                                          Stockman, Brandis, Child and Youth
                                                          Worker, 2001, moved to Austin, Texas USA,
                                                          where she works as a Direct Care Worker in the
                                                          Austin Children’s Shelter. Brandis was married in
                                                                                                                     IN MEMORIAM                   '
Paul Andrew Anthonie.                                                                                                Shah, Nadia, Creative Fashion, 2002, died
Email:                            August 2001. Brandis scored the highest mark in the        April 2002 as a result of a car accident. Lovingly
                                                          state on her Associate Level Child and Youth Care          remembered by family and friends, The City College
Tom, Lucille, Baking and Pastry Arts,                     Worker Certificate.                                         extends its condolences to the Shah family.
2000, is currently employed as Pastry Cook at             Email:
Sen5ses Bakery and Restaurant in Toronto.

 REUNION NEWS                                                                          Deaf & Hard of Hearing 30th Anniversary Reunion!
                                                                                       Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services 30th Anniversary is being celebrated on Friday
                                                                                       October 4th, 2002 at the St.Lawrence, North Market in Toronto. All former
 Athletics Alumni Homecoming Weekend                                                   students and staff who have used the services of Deaf and Hard of Hearing at
 Mark your calendars for Friday October 4th and Saturday October 5th, 2002. The        George Brown College are invited to come and celebrate the college’s 30-year
 GBC Athletics Alumni Committee invites you to join classmates and colleagues for      commitment to the Deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing communities! For more
 the BEST Homecoming weekend ever! To get more information on events and               information on registration and events, go to
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                                                                                                        provincial awards program created by
                                                                                                         the government to acknowledge the
                                                                                                            important economic and social
                                                                                                       contribution college graduates make to
                                                                                                           Ontario. A nominated graduate is
                                                                                                           someone who has demonstrated
                                                                                                            outstanding career success and
                                                                                                           contribution to their community or
                                                                                                           society. The award categories are
                                                                                                        Creative Arts and Design, Community
                                                                                                        Services, Business, Health Sciences
                                                                                                          and Technology. Premier’s Awards
                                                                                                       recipients receive a bronze medal and
                                                                                                       direct a $5,000 bursary to the college
                                                                                                         of their choice. Nominees receive a
                                                                                                         certificate of achievement signed by
 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MISSION STATEMENT                                                                   the Premier of Ontario. The Premier’s
                                                                                                       Awards is administered by the Council
 "The purpose of the George Brown College Alumni Association is to                                                     of Regents.
 support George Brown College in its stated mission; to foster a spirit of
 co-operation, communication and fellowship among alumni; to provide                                   For more information on nomination forms
 alumni with benefits, programs, services and opportunities through a                                        and deadlines, please contact
                                                                                                           Mary Kennard at (416) 415-2106.
 continued affiliation with the college."

DID YOU KNOW THAT… you can find a lost classmate • you can sign up for membership online • you can change your address
• find out about services and programs for alumni • library privileges • internet business card exchange • career tips
• get up-to-date information on all college news, events and reunions • much more all on our homepage at

                                                                     IT'S EASY TO JOIN THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION!
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                                                                     also has information on services, events, programs, and a certificate of
                                                                     appreciation you can personalize for someone who supported you through
                                                                     school. Apply today! Return this to Alumni Affairs Office, George Brown

                                                                     College, P.O. Box 1015, Station B, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2T9.
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                                                                   GEORGE BROWN, the Newsletter for George Brown College Alumni and Friends, is a publication of the
                                                                   Alumni Affairs office at George Brown College. Editor: Mary Kennard, Manager, Alumni Affairs.
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