SMA highlights George Brown's support for lifelong learning, responsiveness to market needs

August 26, 2014

George Brown College’s responsiveness to emerging needs in the economy, its partnerships in the community, and its support for lifelong learners are identified in the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) between the college and the province as the institution’s primary areas of differentiation. The SMA points out several areas of institutional strength, including the college’s support for applied research through the Green Building Centre and the Food Innovation and Research Studio, its work with organizations such as the Toronto Construction Association and Cisco, and its flexible learning models and experiential and work-integrated learning options. The SMA also notes George Brown’s focus on access and success for underrepresented groups including Aboriginal students, first-generation students, immigrants, and persons with mental illness and/or addictions. George Brown is also recognized as a leader in college-to-college business articulations and for its global partnerships. The SMA names 5 areas of proposed program growth: hospitality management, art and design, construction, community health, and business management. George Brown SMA