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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 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.