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Mohawk project one of 10 finalists in province-wide contest

Please vote today for Mohawk’s student-led Medical Phantom Project. The project is one of 10 finalists in the province-wide William G. Davis Innovation Fund competition.

To vote, go to www.amazing50.ca/innovationfund.

Mohawk students are looking to design a 3D printer capable of producing customized medical phantoms. These artificial body parts and models are used by health professionals to practice and prepare for complex surgical procedures, test and calibrate imaging devices and fine-tune radiation therapy treatment plans.

Voting results will be part of the criteria used by a panel of judges. The first-place project will receive $15,000, with the second place project will be awarded $5,000. Voting closes Nov. 5, with the winners announced Nov. 10.

Colleges Ontario established the William G. Davis Innovation Fund to honour the legacy of former Premier William Davis, who played a vital role in creating Ontario’s college system 50 years ago.

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.