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Mohawk This Week (Oct. 2 to Oct. 7)

Saturday, Oct. 2: Build the Dream: Education Beyond High School Unconference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Parkview Secondary, 60 Balsam Ave. North (across from Ivor Wynne Stadium). More than 125 young people, families, educators and community builders are expected to take part in a series of conversations aimed at finding innovative ways to inspire hope and help all young people to see college, university and apprenticeships in their future. The Unconference is part of an access project that Mohawk has launched with education, community and industry partners from Hamilton, Brantford and Halton aimed at increasing postsecondary participation rates.

Saturday, Oct. 2: Dr. David Suzuki reads from his new book Legacy during a community event in the McIntyre Theatre at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $7 and available from Bryan Prince Booksellers.

Sunday, Oct. 3: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure at Burlington Central Park (7:30 a.m. registration, opening ceremonies 10 a.m., run at 10:30 a.m.). Students and staff are invited to run with Cheryl Jensen, VP Academic who will be warming up at the bandshell before the run.

Wednesday, Oct. 6: Volunteer Fair in the MCACES Lounge (F114), Fennell Campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with 21 nonprofit organizations with opportunities for students and staff who want to make a difference in the community.

Thursday, Oct. 7: Hundreds of Mohawk College Police Studies, Law and Security and Police Foundation students will take part in Operation Acrobat, a mass casualty rescue and recovery training exercise at Brantford Airport for City of Brantford and County of Brant Emergency Management and Community Responders. Along with observing the exercise, students will play the part of victims of a plane crash. A mock morgue day will be held on Friday, Oct. 8 to practice dental identification, with the Ontario Society of Forensic Odontology & Wayne County (Michigan) Dental Identification Team.