SA Spring General Meeting

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Monday, March 6
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. James Kings Lounge (Room 150)

The Student Association of George Brown College (SA) invites all full-time students—SA members—to participate in our Spring General Meeting.

Meeting packages with motions, proxies, and proposed changes to the bylaws will be available for pickup at all Student Association front offices during regular office hours five business days before the meeting.

Please join us and learn more about your Student Association.

Lunch provided.

Town Hall Meetings

Come out and share your thoughts on issues that affect students

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Speakers from the Student Association will be there.

Waterfront
Wednesday, Feb. 1
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Concourse Level Learning Landscape
51 Dockside Drive

St. James
Wednesday, Feb. 8
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
King’s Lounge, Room 150
200 King Street East

Casa Loma
Wednesday, Feb. 15
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Student Centre
142 Kendal Ave.

The George Residence
Tuesday, Feb. 21
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, March 8
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided.

The Source Design Competition

The Student Association of George Brown College produces about 20,000 copies of an annual student handbook/agenda called The Source. The cover of the agenda is designed by students through a contest we run during the winter semester each year.

Width 5.25 inches · Height 8.1875 inches · Spiral binding leave 3/8″ on left side · CMYK · 300 dpi · 0.125 inches bleed on all sides

Prizes: 1st $500 · 2nd $250 · 3rd $100

Title: The Source 2017-2018

Submit: graphics@sagbc.ca
Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017

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Holiday food drive a success!

Between Nov. 14 and Dec. 14, the Holiday Food Drive successfully collected 375 donation bags of food, exceeding our goal of 300.

All the food donations were directly placed onto the shelves of our student food banks, immediately helping students in need across all three campuses.

We couldn’t have done it without your kind and generous hearts. The Student Association food bank family would like to sincerely thank all faculty, staff and students for all of your support and generous donations!

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Donations for the SA holiday food drive at the Waterfront campus student food bank. 

Apply for the SA’s Student Awards!

Jan. 22, 2017 is the deadline to apply for Student Awards. This is done through your student STU-View account under the “Student Awards” tab. This year, the Student Association has 239 combined awards, scholarships and bursaries to be disbursed with a total of $427,000.

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SA holiday office hours

Please note that all SA offices will close on Friday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

Our St. James, Casa Loma and Waterfront offices will open once again on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 9:30 a.m..

All SA front offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 6 for staff training.

Our Ryerson office will be closed the week of Dec. 5 to 9, open again on Dec. 12 and then open again starting the week of Jan, 9, 2017.

24-hour library at St. James

The St. James Library learning Commons (LLC)  will operate on our usual extended hours as follows:

  • Extended hours: Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2, 7:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Normal hours: Saturday, Dec 3,  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Normal hours: Sunday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

24 hour access begins in the lower level of the LLC on Monday, Dec. 5 The hours are as follows:

  • 24 hours: Monday, Dec. 5, 7:30 a.m. to Friday Dec. 9 at midnight
  • Normal hours: Saturday, Dec .10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Normal hours: Sunday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

24 hours continues as follows:

  • 24 hours: Monday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 a.m. to Friday, Dec. 15 at midnight

Please note,  during the 24 hour period the upper level of the LLC closes at Midnight. 

Health Benefits information

If you paid the health benefits fee for fall 2016, your benefits information is available at wespeakstudent.com. Simply click George Brown College. You can also visit one of the Student Association offices to verify your benefit coverage.

Please be advised for those students who are part of the Student Association Annual Health Benefits Plan that your emergency out of Canada Health Insurance plan is valid until Dec. 22, 2016.

If you plan to stay outside of Canada after Dec. 22, 2016, it is your responsibility to top-up your travel insurance to correspond to your return date to Canada (please refer to your air tickets).

If you need to top-up or check your travel insurance coverage please contact:

Melody Phu
Account Manager
We Speak Student
melody.phu@morelgroup.com
toll free 1-800-315-1108

When you communicating with the insurance company please be prepared to have the following information:

•             Name
•             Date of birth
•             Home Country
•             Destination
•             Date of Departure: Aug 26 2016
•             Effective Date: Dec 22, 2016 (coverage must be purchased before this date)
•             Return Date

Join the SA Board of Directors

The Student Association of George Brown College is looking to fill the vacant positions of the Director of Equity and the Satellite Campuses Director for the remainder of this term and we are asking any member who is interested to submit an application letter.

This letter should be no more than 250 words, indicating why you wish to serve on the Board, and outline what skills and experience you bring that would contribute positively to the governance of the Student Association.

The Board of Directors will review all application letters received and appoint the best-suited candidate.

If you wish to apply, kindly submit your letter to the Director of Communications & Internal by email at dircommunicationsinternal@sagbc.ca no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

SA Holiday Food Drive

We are calling on faculty, staff and students to donate food items to support our Holiday Food Drive between Nov. 14 and Dec. 14.

Our goal this year is to collect 300 donation bags full of food. Donation bags will be available for pick-up starting Nov. 14.

Students have a lot of things to worry about; where their next meal is coming from shouldn’t be one of them.

To make a donation you can drop off food at the food bank or Student Association front offices.

  • St. James – 200 King Street E, Rooms 159A and 147
  • Casa Loma – E Building, Rooms E127 and E100
  • Waterfront – Concourse Level, Room 031