“The IwB is a place where creative minds come together and learn how to solve problems.”

– Carmen Paz, Alumni from World House Project Year 1

Become a part of the IwB.

The Interdisciplinary Design Strategy (IDS) is a unique 10 month post-graduate certificate program that combines design thinking with design action. Each year students from different disciplines take on a real-world wicked problem and seek to achieve social, ecological and economic innovation through design intervention.

The Institute without Boundaries is located in Toronto’s downtown east core between the historic St. Lawrence Market and Distillery District. The IwB studio is a creative, open-concept space, designed by award winning architects Daoust Lestage. To learn more about the IwB click here.


How Do I Apply?

We are currently accepting applications. There are two separate processes to complete your application; see steps 1 and 2.

For full program information, including tuition, program requirements, and curriculum see our FAQ section and the George Brown College IDS Program page.


Step 1: Ontario Colleges or International

First you must apply through Ontario Colleges.

Click here to apply to the program online and follow the instructions including submitting transcripts and test scores if applicable.

Or if you are an International Student please contact the International Centre: http://www.georgebrown.ca/international/futurestudents/applynow

Step 2: Application & Supporting Documents

Complete the following form by filling in your details and submit the following via email or snail mail:

1. Completed application form
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2. Statement of intent (max 3 pages)

3. CV or resume

4. Three (3) reference letters (academic or professional)

5. Portfolio


We prefer digital applications!

Send yours to lendes@georgebrown.ca or send via mail to us at:
Institute without Boundaries Admissions,
230 Richmond St East, P.O. Box 1015, station B,
Toronto ON M5R 2T9 CANADA

Have questions? Check out the FAQ or contact us.