George Brown students win awards from prestigious fashion scholarship
Four George Brown students have once again impressed at the international fashion industry professionals, receiving winning scholarships from the Manhattan-based YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. The YMA Fashion Scholarship accepts entries from students across Canada and the United States for its annual competition.
Students Silvia Canovas Closa, Jillian Siu and Madeline Soubry each won USD 5,000 scholarships and Barbara De Souza Pinheiro Nobre took home a USD 7,500 award.
Barbara De Souza Pinheiro Nobre said, “This award really highlights all the hard work I’ve put into my development as a fashion marketer and merchandiser and demonstrates my abilities as an individual to creatively problem solve and produce solutions,”. Jillian Siu, a second-year Fashion Management student noted, “It was incredibly gratifying to know that I was one of this year’s recipients, and I look forward to all the relationships and connections I’m able to build as I move forward into my career.”
Waterfront Campus expansion
In 2019, George Brown expanded its Waterfront Campus to include a brand new, state of the art School of Design facility. This upgrade has added more than 100,000 square feet of practical industry research and learning space. The new facility will be used to help prepare students to become the next generation of design leaders.
The college is embarking on an ambitious project. The Arbour, Ontario’s first tall-wood, low-carbon, net-zero energy building. The Arbour will allow students and researchers to generate innovative ideas and research in low-carbon, mass-timber construction. Designed by award-winning firms Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects, the facility will feature ecological innovation across its entire life cycle and open up new space for the School of Computer Technology and the institution’s 13th child care centre. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021.