Inaugural Showcase shines spotlight on student innovation and creativity
CityLAB Hamilton opened its doors on April 5, 2018 to show Hamiltonians what the City and its partners Mohawk College, McMaster University and Redeemer University College have been working since the social innovation hub was launched in 2017. CityLAB matches City staff with students and faculty from the three academic institutions to develop solutions that align with Hamilton's strategic priorities.
Eleven projects were featured in the Showcase. The projects brought together 172 students, 18 City staff and 15 faculty from the participating schools. In total, the students logged more than 6,000 hours working on the projects.
Mohawk was involved in three of the 11 projects featured, including a project aimed at improving travel times on the west mountain through signal timing optimization; a project to develop a digital tool to help newcomers find relevant local services, and a project to improve Hamilton's subsidized housing while providing learning opporunities for students. See below for more information on the Mohawk projects or visit: www.citylabhamilton.com/projects