13:00 PM

Media Release: Mohawk College Collecting Stories and Photos For 50th Anniversary Celebrations

HAMILTON, ON - Mohawk College is collecting memories to help celebrate the start of something amazing.

Mohawk and Ontario’s 23 other public colleges will mark their 50th anniversary in 2017. Special events are planned throughout the year for everyone who’s learned, worked and supported Mohawk during the past half-century.

Mohawk is also collecting photos and stories from graduates, students, retirees, faculty, staff and college partners. Submissions can be made online to Mohawk’s 50th anniversary webpage at www.mohawkcollege.ca/50th.


“Mohawk has a lot to celebrate in 2017, from the achievements of our alumni to the contributions of our college partners, faculty and staff over the past 50 years.  Along with celebrating our golden anniversary, we’ll be looking ahead to our next 50 years and marking the start of something amazing.”
Dr. Wayne Poirier, Vice President Student & Alumni Services and Chair of Mohawk’s 50th Anniversary Committee


  • More than 110,000 students have graduated from Mohawk since the college opened its doors in 1967.
  • Province-wide, more than two million students have graduated from Ontario colleges.
  • 1,900 full-time and part-time students were educated and served by 150 faculty and staff in Mohawk’s first year.
  • 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students currently attend Mohawk and the college employs 1,100 faculty and staff.
  • Enrolment in Ontario colleges is at a record high, with 520,000 full-time and part-time students.
  • Mohawk’s predecessors were the Provincial Institute of Textiles (opened in 1947) and the Hamilton Institute of Technology (opened in 1957).
  • The $15 million Fennell campus opened in 1967 following three years of construction.


Jay Robb, Director of Communications, 905.979.8893, jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca