Mohawk This Week

Monday, Nov. 9 - Friday, Nov. 13


Mohawk signs Indigenous Education Protocol at dedication of new Indigenous Gathering Space

Mohawk reaffirmed its commitment to Aboriginal students and partners with the signing of theIndigenous Education Protocol on November 2, 2015.

Developed by Colleges and Institutes Canada, the Protocol provides a vision of how colleges can further improve practices to better educate and serve Indigenous peoples. After signing the Protocol, Mohawk dedicated a new Indigenous Gathering Space that is located behind the Harold Cummings Collaboratory. The outdoor gathering space is the first of its kind among colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The second phase of construction will be completed next year, giving all students a unique classroom and meeting space in the heart of our Fennell campus.

NewDesk: Watch the Video of the Signing and Dedication

Software Development student creates “Poppfy” app

Sahil Gupta, a senior Software Development Technology student at Mohawk College, has created an app for Remembrance Day called Poppyfy. 

The app, which is available in the App Store and is supported by the Royal Canadian Legion. Poppyfy lets users take a photo or upload one from your phone, add a poppy to the photo (move or resize it), and share/save it on your phone and social media. What’s more, the app also allows users to make a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion and support Canada’s veterans.

Check it out in the App Store.

ARIE Fund project is bringing Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving to the college

Christine Boyko-Head wants to change the way we think about our college.

Boyko-Head is from Mohawk’s Centre for Teaching and Learning and is involved with the program review process at the college. She’s received funding from the Applied Research and Innovation in Education (ARIE) Fund to incorporate design thinking and creative problem solving in the program quality review process. She calls it “Designing4Engagement”. . . .read more on MohawkMatters

In the news: Hamilton, community of tolerance

The Hamilton Spectator has this story about the IPSOS poll commissioned by Mohawk College and presented at the InterAct Summit. Mohawk convened the summit as part of its Welcoming Communities project. Conversations from the summit will help inform the development of Mohawk’s Welcoming Communities action plan. Mohawk aims to be the college of choice for more international students and then encourage those students to continue living and working in Hamilton once they graduate.

Get your Flu Shot

Wellness4U@Mohawk is now giving flu shots to all staff, faculty and students. They are administered on a walk-in basis Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays from 9:00am-11:00am and 1:30pm-3:30pm. If you have any questions please call 905 575 2084. 

Watch a taping of “Anytime with Eric Johnson” a new series from Mohawk’s TV program

You are invited to attend the broadcast taping of “Anytime with Eric Johnston” a new web series that is being produced by the 3rd Year Television Production class and comedian Eric Johnston.

Tapings are 2 hours maximum in length and tape every Monday in the Broadcast studio F008.

Taping Times: 9:30 AM Morning Taping and 12:30 PM Afternoon Taping

Show Format: Web Series Talk Show hosted by Eric Johnston with an eight member house band “Rhythm Express” – from the Mohawk’s Music program

Each week there will be celebrity guests in studio. This Monday November 9th the studio guests will be: RJ Skinner for the morning taping and Santino Marella for the afternoon taping. Limited tickets are available for Monday November 9th tapings.

Tickets are free and can be reserved by contacting the Audience Coordinator Julie Hofman at

Here is a link to the show promo that was created from the pilot.

For more information check out


The Milestones section of Mohawk this Week celebrates important events in a person’s career at the College and includes things such as promotions and moves within the College, retirements, retirement celebrations and a welcome to new employees.


Human Resources is pleased to welcome Sarah Post to the role of Human Resources Consultant. Sarah will report to Linda Grgurich, Director, HR & Labour Relations Consulting Services. Please join us in welcoming Sarah to Mohawk College.

On the Move

Danielle Ambrosio has been appointed to the position of Manager, Hospitality with Business Development and Ancillary Services. In Danielle’s most recent role she was responsible for Conference Services, The McIntyre Theatre and Summer Camp. In additional to her pervious duties Danielle will now be the contact for Food Services. We look forward to Danielle’s continued contributions in Business Development and Ancillary Services. Please join us wishing Danielle well in this exciting new challenge.

Please note that Retirement Celebration notices may now be posted in Mohawk this Week. To make a submission please contact your area’s Human Resources Consultant.

Details for the Milestones section are provided by Human Resources who work in conjunction with managers in each area. This is done to ensure the accuracy of the information provided and to provide a consistent way of communicating these important events in a person’s careerPlease note that Human Resources and Communications may edit notices for length.

Sustainability News

Lug-a-Mug to Mohawk College

Did you know you can save 25 cents off the cost of a hot beverage on campus when you bring a reusable mug? You’ll also reduce your personal carbon footprint by eliminating unnecessary waste!

The students from the ECOS team will be set up by the C-Wing cafeteria on Wednesday, November 11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to tell you all about the benefits of investing in reusable drinkware.

Stop by for your chance at some great prizes, including vouchers for free coffee and a Sustainability Prize Pack! 

Mohawk College Commuter Survey & Focus Groups

How do you get to Mohawk? The Sustainability Office wants to hear from you!

Help shape the future of transportation at Mohawk College campuses by taking the Mohawk College Commuter Survey. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and will help us understand how you currently commute to campus and what we can do to make it better.

The Commuter Survey is open to all staff/faculty and students.

To thank you for completing the survey, students will be entered to win one of three $50 ONEcard prizes. Staff/faculty will be entered to win one of two $25 ONEcard prizes.

Click here to take the survey now.

Commuter Focus Groups

Want to get more involved? Through the Commuter Focus Groups, you can provide more detailed input to help us further improve commuting programs. Your input is essential to optimize the commuting options available to you.

Staff Focus Group:

Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Mohawk Farmstand Closed for the Season

Please note that the Farmstand is now closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who made the Farmstand a success in its second year!

Love the Farmstand? Don't worry! You can still get fresh, local produce after the Farmstand closes for the season – we’re extending the Bounty Bag program until Thursday, December 10!

To order a Bounty Bag after November 5:

1) Pre-pay $20.00 at the Sustainability Office (Al03) by the Friday before

2) Pick up your Bounty Bag at the Sustainability Office (A103) by 4:30 on the following Thursday

Payment can be made by cash or ONEcard.

Order by:

For Pick Up:

November 6

November 12

November 20

November 26

December 4

December 10


Monday, November 9 - Brock University Transfer Day, 12:00 – 2:00 pm (new time!), Fennell Campus, C-wing, Upper Level Atrium - Learn more about transferring your college credentials towards a Brock University degree. Brock will also be processing on-the-spot offers of admission. Come prepared with:

· your official Mohawk transcript,

· $100 application fee (cash or credit),

· and your photo ID.

View Brock's Guide for College Transfer Students 2015-16.

Tuesday, November 10 – University of Waterloo Visit, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Fennell Campus, C-wing Upper Level Atrium - Drop by and speak to a transfer advisor to learn how to transfer college credits and complete a degree at University of Waterloo. Find out More - Transfer Students.

Wednesday, November 11

SURGE - Speaker Series- How To Launch Your Dream Business

Date: November 11, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Fennell Campus - i219

Sanjay Singhal, is an inspiring and lifelong entrepreneur. He has co-founded and worked at three start-ups, and invested in over 20 more. His latest venture is Author's Republic, creating the first open, non-exclusive self-publishing portal for Audiobooks.

CLICK HERE to register for this event on November 11th

Mark Your Calendar

You are Invited! International Education Week at Mohawk College

Mohawk College will be celebrating International culture every day from November 16th-20th. This year we will be showcasing beautiful clothing and crafts, sporting events, interesting customs and delicious foods from diverse countries from all around the world. Activities will be happening at all campuses, so join us to have some fun and learn something new about another culture. Free snacks and prizes daily while quantities last! Keep an eye out for our detailed calendar of events coming soon.

CARPE NOCTEM – SEIZE THE NIGHT!| Back by popular demand! Join us in the Arnie on Wednesday, November 18th from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm for a night of FREE, drop-in tutoring and academic support. Over 50 staff including Peer Tutors, P.A.S.S. Leaders, Student Success Advisors (SSAs), and a Student Success Specialist will be available to help you get prepared for exams! The night also includes a free nacho bar, open study spaces and stress-relieving study breaks.

Visit the Learning Support Centre (C 122) at the Fennell campus more information. Be sure to tweet or Instagram to @MohawkLSC with the #CarpeNoctem hashtag to be entered to win a FREE study survival kit valued at over $150!

Fall Open House Events

Stoney Creek Campus for Skilled Trades

Thursday, November 12, 2015

5:30pm to 8:30pm

For more details please go to:

Pathways Events

Tuesday, November 17 - Study Abroad Visit (UK),10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Fennell Campus, across from Tim Horton's in the Food Court - Want to study abroad? Drop by and learn about options in the UK, Spain, Switzerland and Germany.

Monday, November 23 - Study Abroad Visit (Australia & Scotland), 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Fennell Campus, across from Tim Horton's in the Food Court - Drop by and speak to a representative about how to transfer college credits and complete a degree at Griffith University in Australia or Robert Gordon University in Scotland.

Monday, November 23 - Carleton University Visit, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Fennell Campus, C-wing Upper Level Atrium - Drop by and speak to a transfer advisor from Carleton University and learn how to transfer credits and complete a degree.

Tuesday, November 24 - Study Abroad Visit (Ireland & Wales), 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Fennell Campus, C-wing, Upper Level Atrium - Interested in completing a degree in Wales? Drop by inquire about pathways to University of South Wales. How about Ireland? Colleges Ontario has an articulation agreement with Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI).

Mohawk Talks Presents Karim Ramos

Mohawk Talks will be presenting a series of talks with Karim Ramos, celebrity trainer and author of From Fat Farm to Phat Farm. The talks will be held in the McIntyre Theatre from noon to 1pm on select dates (see below). We hope to see you there!

Health & Fitness - January 13, 2016Relationships - February 3, 2016Self Esteem - March 16, 2016

Download the Karim Ramos Program guide (pdf - 574kb)

Upcoming SURGE Events

Managed by the McKeil School of Business, SURGE is Mohawk’s Entrepreneurship Connection. For the past year, the on-campus resource has been stimulating and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship across Mohawk College while providing students access to start their own sustainable businesses.

Here is a listing of all upcoming SURGE events for November:

SURGE - Business Triad at Stoney Creek

Insurance Workshop: What You Need to Know About Insuring Your Business

Date: November 24, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Stoney Creek Campus - Stoney Creek Awareness Theatre

Insurance is a must when setting up shop. Learn the basics about what you need to know in order to protect your valuables and yourself! George and Jordan McCarter from Pearson Dunn Insurance will be our special guests for this event

CLICK HERE to register for this event on November 24th

SURGE - Speaker Series – How to Attract Investors to Fund Your Business

Date: November 18, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Fennell Campus - i219

This session will give you the inside track on what investors are looking for and what they need to hear before they hand over the dough. Karen Grant is the Executive Director of Angel One Investor Network. She will be reviewing what angel investors look for in a start-up.

CLICK HERE to register for this event on November 18th

What’s Happening at Social Inc.

Social Inc. invites you to join a working group for International Women's Day. Staff and students are working together to make this day an important one on campus.

Meetings occur each Tuesday from 10-11am in Social Inc. Room G112. Bring your ideas!

Female identified folks and male allies welcome!


Social Inc. invites you to join our very own book club! We meet the last (non-holiday) Thursday of every month in Room G112 from 9:30-11:30. For October we are reading "Sister Outsider" by Audre Lorde (available at Mohawk Library). See you on October 22nd!

Social Inc. and the Hamilton Black History Committee invite you to nominate the outstanding achievements of black students and staff at Mohawk College and our community.

Application Form: To learn more about Hamilton's Black History Committee:


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