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Construction starts on $30 million Fennell Campus Renewal Project


During today's Centre for Entrepreneurship, Learning & Innovation groundbreaking, Mohawk President Rob MacIsaac (left) and incoming Board Chair Ty Shattuck thank Gaye Maclean whose father, the late Harold Cummings, donated $4 million to Mohawk. Ty announced that the new Centre will be home to the Cummings Library and Learning Commons.

Construction started today on the new $14.5 million Mohawk Centre for Entrepreneurship, Learning & Innovation. The centre is part of a $30 million Fennell Campus Renewal Project.

Scheduled to open in January 2011, the 3-level Centre will be home to the new Cummings Library and Learning Commons and 10 classrooms, all with leading edge wireless technology. Constructed to LEED gold certification, the Centre will be among the most sustainable buildings in Hamilton.

"One the greenest buildings in our community will serve as a regional hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurship," says President Rob MacIsaac. "We're creating new spaces where students, staff and college partners will collaborate and create, foster a culture of innovation and ignite a spirit of entrepreneurism."


(Left to right) Taking part in the Mohawk Centre for Entrepreneurship, Learning & Innovation groundbreaking ceremony was outgoing Board Chair Bryan Adamczyk, incoming Board Chair Ty Shattuck, the Honourable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Consumer Services, Gaye Maclean with Mohawk's Library Services, Hamilton Mountain MPP Sophia Aggelonitis, Ward 8 Councillor Terry Whitehead, Mohawk Students' Association President Alan Griffiths and Mohawk President Rob MacIsaac.

Download Centre for Entrepreneurship, Learning & Innovation Media Release

Download Groundbreaking remarks from President Rob MacIsaac and Incoming Board Chair Ty Shattuck

Click here for CHML 900 coverage of the groundbreaking.