Support is available in the program covering everything from academic, accessibility, student success and community resources. Here are a few of the main resources that students may take advantage of during their time at Sunnybrook.
Academic Peer Leaders
A Peer Leader is a fellow student who has demonstrated a high level of competence in specific areas of the curriculum to help facilitate sessions in those areas.
In the Technical program at Sunnybrook, Peer Leaders are there to help with both academic and laboratory work. Anatomy and Math leaders will run weekly sessions to go over the content covered in class and provide practice tests. Lab leaders will be assisting in the Lab with tips on fabricating devices and assisting with problem solving. The Student Representative will be responsible for sending out regular updates and get you connected to George Brown and any events occurring.
Lab - Jameson Lab - Patrick
Math - Breanna Anatomy - Jenna
Student Representative - Madeline
George Brown also offers many on-campus services such as tutoring for all students at the main campuses, they have additional Peer Leaders for English and other subjects. Click HERE for more information on GBC services/resources.
Academic Support from your Student Success Specialist
A GBC student success specialist sends weekly messages to your GBC email with strategies, resources, and information that will support your success in your program.
Their focus is assistance with identifying issues that are impacting your academic performance, and help with determining personalized academic strategies and resources that can get you back on track.
The student success specialist for this program is Dawn Lovas, her contact information is below. Keep an eye out for her emails at the start of the term!
416-415-5000 ext. 2408
A few links that could prove helpful in starting off your school year on the right foot!
Accessible Learning Services
Accessible learning services provides guidance and support across the college to help students understand and embrace a fully accessible and inclusive campus environment. If you are a student with a disability and you require testing or academic accommodations, your first step is to register with Accessible Learning Services as soon as possible.
You can also check out their website for more information: http://www.georgebrown.ca/accessible-learning-services/.
A point of contact for the program for accessibility resources is Marissa Malkowski, a disability consultant.
Marissa Malkowski, MA
Phone: 416-415-5000 ext. 4290
For more information on the George Brown Captioned Media and E-text Policy and Accessible Library Services:
There is free confidential counselling services available to all full time GBC students. Scheduling an appointment can be done by phone of by visiting one of the GBC campuses. More information including locations, contact information, hours, and FAQs can be found HERE.
Good 2 Talk-1.866.925.5454
Post-Secondary Student Helpline—free, professional and anonymous support for students in Ontario—counseling for anything you want to talk about—24/7/365
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