Hamilton,
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May
2017
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03:37 PM
America/New_York

Thank you MSA

Summary

Mohawk Students' Association Invests $1 Million in The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation

HAMILTON, ON (May 3, 2017) -- The Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) has joined the Government of Canada, The Joyce Family Foundation and ArcelorMittal Dofasco in supporting the construction of Canada’s largest, and the region’s first, net zero-energy institutional building.

The MSA is investing $1 million in The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk’s Fennell campus. The 96,000 square foot centre, set to open for students in September 2018, is part of the largest renewal of labs and classrooms in Mohawk’s 50-year history. Enrolment in high-demand technology programs will grow from 3,500 to 4,500 students and applied research projects with industry partners will increase by 50 per cent.

In addition to supporting the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation, the MSA has also invested upwards of $2.5 million over the past three years towards renovations at Mohawk’s skilled trades campus, construction of the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre and installation of the first outdoor indigenous gathering space at any college in Ontario.

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation has received $20 million in funding from the Government of Canada, $5 million from the Joyce Family Foundation and $1 million from ArcelorMittal Dofasco. The federal funding and foundation gift are the largest yet received in Mohawk’s history.

QUOTES:

“The Mohawk Students’ Association is thrilled to support the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. We are investing in both the centre and in the promise and potential of students and helping to make Mohawk a leader in environmental sustainability.”

 
MSA President Samantha Hoover
“Mohawk and the Mohawk Students’ Association share the same goal of giving students outstanding places to learn. The MSA’s $1 million investment in the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation means more students will get to earn a quality education and put their skills to work on applied research projects with our industry partners.”
Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie

CONTACTS:

Jay Robb, Mohawk College Director of Communications, 905.979.8893, jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca

Samantha Hoover, MSA President, 905-575-1212 ext. 3217, Samantha.hoover@mohawkcollege.ca

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.