27 November 2007

GBC applied research in the news

Today's Report on Campus Research, in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, contains an excellent story on the Compliments Culinary Centre, The George Brown Chef School research kitchen. The print version (page B24) has an excellent photo of Chef James Smith and Food Scientist Winnie Chiu working with students on some culinary magic in the test kitchen. The Compliments Culinary Centre is a partnership with Sobeys, and represents just one of the many applied research capabilities at the GBC research labs.

19 November 2007

George Brown in the news

George Brown's School of Design was in the news this past weekend for work done on a Toronto version for the video game Half Life. Luigi Ferrara Director of the School of Design, is quoted as saying that the game mod could be used for all sorts of purposes, from disaster simulations to planning.

Kudos to the School of Design for their work, and for recently being named one of the world's top design schools by Business Week.

05 November 2007

Report on Colleges

The Globe and Mail today published their Report on Colleges, an overview of Canada's community colleges and what they offer today's post secondary education market. There are good articles on college-university articulation, applied degrees offered by colleges to meet demand, and Polytechnics Canada institutions that are catering to demand for applied degrees and applied research. It's clear there is room in Canada for all forms of education, but we do need more programs that enable students to transfer credits. Our education system needs to be responsive to the demands of the students, but also the workforce, as lifelong (and life-wide) learning increasingly become the norm.