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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.

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.