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September
2012
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Media Release: Scotiabank donates $350,000 to support renewal of Mohawk College's Fennell Campus

HAMILTON
(Sept. 5, 2012) – Scotiabank is donating $350,000 to the renewal of Mohawk’s
Fennell campus.


Mohawk recognized the donation to the Fennell Campus Renewal
Project with the naming of the Scotiabank Cafe, a popular gathering spot for
students that is located in the newest wing of the campus. Scotiabank’s
donation will support the ongoing construction and renovations at the campus.


In keeping with the bank’s long-standing tradition of
supporting students, a portion of the donation will be used to establish a
bursary for students in need. All of the funds to create the bursary will come
from the fundraising efforts of Scotiabank’s local branch employees.


The dedication ceremony and reception will be held on
Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Scotiabank Cafe at the Fennell Campus.


QUOTES:


Mohawk Quote:


“Scotiabank is a strong supporter and long-standing partner
of Mohawk College. 
We are very appreciative of this donation which will give future
generations of Mohawk students an even better place to learn, and provide
students in need with the financial support they require  to complete their college education.” – Mohawk College
President Rob MacIsaac.


Scotiabank Quote:


"Scotiabank is pleased to support the renewal of Mohawk College's
Fennell Campus with the Scotiabank Cafe," said Troy Wright, Executive Vice
President of Retail Distribution for Scotiabank. "An important part
of the post secondary education experience is the exchange
of ideas and collaboration on projects with fellow
students; something we hope will take place regularly
at Scotiabank Cafe. We are especially pleased to know that a portion of
our donation to Mohawk
College will help remove
financial barriers for deserving students wishing to pursue their education."


QUICK FACTS:



  • The $350,000 donation follows Scotiabank’s
    previous $150,000 to the Shaping the Future Campaign, which funded the construction
    of I Wing (home to the McKeil School of Business).

  • The Scotiabank Cafe is located next to the
    on-campus Starbucks along the main corridor from entrance off Fennell Avenue, a
    popular gathering spot for students on campus.

  • The Fennell Campus Renewal Project has earned
    high marks from students in the province’s annual student satisfaction survey.
    During the last two years Mohawk has ranked among the best in the Greater
    Toronto and Hamilton Area for the quality of our facilities.


Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in
which we live and work, both in Canada
and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and
among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic
activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million
annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years.
Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.


Mohawk
College serves 15,000 full-time
and apprenticeship students and 42,000 continuing education registrants
annually. In annual province-wide survey of college students, Mohawk was ranked
number one of Ontario’s large colleges in the
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.


For more:


Jay
Robb, Mohawk College Director of Communications                                                                                                              
905.979.8893 (cell), 905.575.1212 ext. 3965
jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca                                                         


Deborah Clark, Manager
Corporate Media Communications

Scotiabank, Public, Corporate, & Government Affairs

416-933-0646 ,  647-539-1211 (cell)

d.clark@scotiabank.com