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Congratulations Emily Ecker!

Mohawk Associate Dean receives national recognition from Colleges and Institutes Canada


Emily Ecker is the Gold recipient in the Managerial category for CICAN’s national Awards of Excellence. The annual awards showcase the extraordinary contribution of college employees from across Canada and the role of these institutions the social, cultural and economic development of our communities.

Currently serving as the college’s Associate Dean, Community Partnerships and Learning, Emily has focused her career on advancing access to education for at-risk populations in Hamilton. The initiatives she has created and led have garnered provincial and national attention as exemplar strategies for addressing poverty reduction through education.

Emily’s ability to build and maintain strategic relationships has contributed significantly to the success of the college’s community access initiatives. She has worked tirelessly to gain the support of community partners and continuously seeks their input into program planning and specialized training programs that align with their needs and the needs of the community as whole.

"Emily’s commitment to excellence and her passion for building bridges to education have been the catalyst for many successful collaborations and have helped to drive the development of innovative programs that reflect the needs of students, employers and the community.

“Congratulations, Emily, and thank you for making Mohawk College, and our community, a better place for everyone.”

Ron McKerlie, President & CEO, Mohawk College