/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - George Brown College students to assist
local entrepreneurs and not-for-profits with launch of the Institute of
Entrepreneurship and Community Innovation/

Institute to celebrate launch with Open House on Tuesday, November 17

TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, November 17, the George Brown College Centre for Business will be holding an open house to celebrate the launch of The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Community Innovation. The Institute, located at 230 Richmond St. East in Toronto, is a living lab where George Brown students will provide consulting services to local social enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and for-profit businesses. For clients of The Institute, this means low-cost access to physical and intellectual resources and facilitation of local and international strategic alliances. For George Brown College Centre students, The Institute provides the ideal environment to apply entrepreneurial skills with real clients while developing a network of peers, mentors and future funders.

    What:     George Brown College Centre for Business launches The Institute
              of Entrepreneurship and Community Innovation. Media are welcome
              to attend open house and meet with the students and professors
              behind Toronto's new social innovation lab.

    When:     Tuesday, November 17, 2009
              5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Where:    Institute of Entrepreneurship and Community Innovation
              George Brown College, St. James Campus
              230 Richmond St. East (Richmond and George Streets), Toronto

    Who:      The following will be available for interviews throughout the
              Mark Simpson, Professor and Coordinator of The Institute
              Maureen Loweth, Dean, Centres for Business, Arts & Design
              Student members of The Institute

About George Brown College

With nine out of 10 graduates hired within six months of graduation, Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its two main campuses located across the downtown core, George Brown offers nearly 160 programs across a wide variety of professions. Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees. More than 22,000 students attend the College (full-time equivalent) with about 68,000 registered with the George Brown College School of Continuing Education. For more information, please visit www.georgebrown.ca.

SOURCE George Brown College

For further information: For further information: Paul Zanettos, George Brown College, Mobile: (416) 893-5435, pzanetto@georgebrown.ca

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