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Honouring a leader in applied research

Mohawk to honour Dr. Edward (Ted) Scott during Fall Convocation ceremony

Mohawk will honour the man behind the college’s rise through the rankings of Canada’s top colleges for applied research by making him a Distinguished Fellow – Adjunct Professor during the college's Fall Convocation ceremonies to be held in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre tomorrow night.

Dr. Edward (Ted) Scott is the Director of Strategy and Chief Innovation Officer at Hamilton Health Sciences and the former Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of Applied Research at Mohawk.

Dr. Scott is a graduate of Mohawk’s Radiography and Sonography programs and began teaching in Mohawk’s Medical Radiation Sciences program in 1999. He was appointed Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of Applied Research at Mohawk College in 2009. Under Dr. Scott’s leadership the college grew to become one of the top colleges in Canada for applied research activity. In 2016, he was appointed Director of Strategy and Chief Innovation Officer at Hamilton Health Sciences. He also serves on the Board with Hamilton’s Innovation Factory.

Dr. Scott has a Masters of Applied Science in Medical Ultrasound and a PhD in Obstetrical Screening and Sonography from Charles Sturt University of Australia. He was awarded a Mohawk Alumni of Distinction Award in 2007 in recognition of his work as an award-winning researcher, lecturer and expert in the clinical applications of ultrasound instrumentation and imaging techniques.

He also holds a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada credential. The professional certification validates professional competency to respected international and Canadian criteria and signifies that a health informatics professional has the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform safely and effectively in a broad range of practice settings.

Mohawk’s Distinguished Fellows make invaluable contributions to the college through academic advisement and student engagement, community outreach and strategic advisement to Mohawk’s senior leadership team. The distinction is conferred during Convocation by virtue of hooding. Participation in Mohawk College’s Distinguished Fellow program is by invitation only, with the title conferred and service to the college recognized during Convocation ceremonies.


Jay Robb
Director of Communications
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Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.