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Professor bequethes more than $720,000 to Mohawk College

Heng Chan

Mohawk College has established a memorial scholarship and dedicated an electronics lab to recognize the largest ever bequest from a faculty member.

Professor Heng Chan, who passed away in April 2010, bequeathed $722,091 to Mohawk.  The legacy gift has been invested in scholarships and new equipment for Engineering Technology students. Mohawk has established the Heng Chan Memorial Scholarship and dedicated the Heng Chan Electronics Lab in the Faculty of Engineering Technology. 

Chan also served as president of the Hamilton Chinese Cultural Society, was a member of the Hamilton Chinese Alliance Church and was an airman in the Singapore Air Defence Force.


“Heng Chan was an outstanding professor, a respected colleague and dear friend to many in our Faculty of Engineering Technology. Heng’s bequest to Mohawk will continue his remarkable legacy of supporting students and helping them succeed in their studies.”               – Cheryl Jensen, Vice President Academic.


  • Heng Chan joined Mohawk College in February 1983 and taught in the Electrical Engineering Technology program.

  • Mohawk was one of the three organizations to receive bequests from Heng Chan’s estate.

  • Mohawk invested $148,872 in the Heng Chan Memorial Scholarship, producing $4,400 in annual scholarship funds in perpetuity.

  • $574,219 was invested in new equipment for the Faculty of Engineering Technology.