National appointments shine spotlight on Mohawk
College employees named to two committees focused on mental health
Two Mohawk College staff members have been named to national committees focusing on mental health issues in postsecondary education. The appointments build on Mohawk's leadership role in advancing mental health supports for students at colleges, institutes and universities across Canada.
Dr. Heather Drummond, a Counsellor with Mohawk's Counselling Services, has been named to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee. Heather will contribute to the development of a new standard on Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is championing the development of this standard working collaboratively with CSA Group as the standards development organization.
Louisa Drost, Mohawk's Director of Student Wellness Initiatives, has been named to the CiCan Advisory Committee to help guide its collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) on the development of a pan-Canadian mental health standard for post-secondary students. The committee is made up of individuals responsible for various portfolios within institutions including but not limited to, vice-presidents, deans, directors and managers of mental health/student services in colleges and institutes across the country. The committee will be co-chaired by Janet Morrison, President and CEO of Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, and a second president yet to be confirmed.
Mohawk College educates and serves more than 31,700 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for five years in a row and is home to the country’s largest net zero energy institutional building. Mohawk is also among the leading colleges in Canada for applied research, with a focus on sustainable energy generation and distribution, additive manufacturing and mobile and electronic health solutions.