ShowDom partners with The Agency at Mohawk College



March 3, 2014 – ShowDom kicks off its partnership with Mohawk College’s THE AGENCY Program!

THE AGENCY has been created as a new “Living Lab” learning environment operating within the McKeil School of Business at Mohawk College. It offers students enrolled in a variety of marketing communications and business programs the opportunity to work collaboratively on a diverse range of projects and campaigns. These campaigns are for not-for-profit organizations as well as for new start-ups that have approached Mohawk College for assistance.

The first local startup inaugurated into the program is local Hamilton based company ShowDom Inc. Their product is an online map-based event finder.  Their mobile apps and web browser make it fast and easy to discover “things to do” within a local community.

“Our goal is to be a fast and easy solution to the question ‘What’s going on?’” More importantly, we want to provide insight into the entire community of events to encourage people to go out and support local arts and events.”

ShowDom founded in May 2012 and released it’s beta product in March 2013. They currently have 2 co-founders (Graeme Davis, CEO. and Kirk Williams, CTO) as well as two in-house graphic designers (Cody Young and Denise Oomen). The team have been preparing for a March 2014 market launch that includes new browser and app designs among the changes.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to pair up with Mohawk’s THE AGENCY program,” states Davis. “On the one hand, it provides the students with a very real look into the challenges facing a start-up business in a very modern and aggressive online industry. On the other hand, we have the opportunity to work with teams of students to brainstorm creative and diverse market strategies that will give our company a fighting chance.”

For more information about ShowDom, please visit The Team will post company-related updates on facebook, and they would love if you followed them on twitter You can also download the ShowDom app in the Google and Apple stores!

If you’d like to reach ShowDom directly:

Graeme Davis
Co-founder, CEO


MacGDA sign-up form for Academia Game Lab Competition


McMaster University has been invited to participate in the Ubisoft Academia Game Lab Competition. Participants can receive awards, including a paid internship to turn your prototype into a full game. McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University College and triOS College students graduating on or before April 2015 are all eligible to participate. MacGDA (@MacGDA1) has provided the following sign-up form for those interested in participating:


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iOS (iPad/iPhone) Programming Course – Summer 2013

ipadiphoneWhy not spend part of your summer becoming a mobile development guru? Mohawk College is currently offering a 4 day in-class course on iOS development in the new MEDIC facility at Fennell campus in Hamilton.

Course registration fee includes 4 days of training, course materials, access to state-of-the-art equipment and training facilities, example source code, parking and meals and refreshments (breakfast, lunch, breaks). Group and not-for-profit discounts are available upon request.

More information can be found at the following link:


Mohawk College computer science & IT professor opening


The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology in the School of Engineering Technology requires part time Professors to teach in any number of courses and program areas, at both the senior and junior level, including but not limited to:

Network Systems
Network Engineering and Security Analysis
Software Support
Software Development
Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Part time Professors in this department have the following responsibilities.


The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:

Create a positive learning environment in the classroom and laboratories
Use a variety of teaching and learning strategies including online learning
Use a variety of techniques to evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes
Deliver and assist in the revision of learning resources within the department

The successful applicant will have:

Post-secondary education in Computer Science/Engineering or a related field with Post-graduate degree preferred
A minimum of five years of industrial work experience
Prior teaching experience at the post-secondary level would be an asset
The successful candidate must have an ability to relate theoretical knowledge and practical applications through innovative delivery methods so as to provide a meaningful learning environment for students of diverse backgrounds and ages. The ability to work as a part of a team and demonstration of excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

Faculty members hired at Mohawk College must be prepared to teach with a learner-centered approach and to assist in the development and application of alternate delivery methods. He/she may be assigned to teach classes at any College Campus.


Apply Here


Mohawk College to become industry test site for 3D printing

CFIlogoHAMILTON (April 16, 2013) – Mohawk College today received more than $700,000 in funding from the Government of Canada to become a test site for 3D printing.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced a $720,760 College Industry Innovation Fund Award to help establish The Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing at Mohawk’s Fennell Campus. Mohawk was one of 17 colleges, CEGEPs and polytechnics across Canada to receive $9.6 million in funding.

Scheduled to open in March 2014, the $2 million centre will feature a pair of 3D printers that turn digital images into three-dimensional solid metal or plastic objects. Computer-controlled 3D printers build objects of virtually any shape and design by depositing metal or plastic powders in successive, micron-thin layers.

In addition to the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Mohawk’s Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing is also supported by industry partners, including Com Dev International Products, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Wescast Industries Inc., Wescam, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Canadian Foundry Association.

Industry partners will work with students, professors and staff from Mohawk’s Faculty of Engineering Technology on applied research projects to create prototypes along with finished parts and products for testing and evaluation.


“Canadian colleges are an important player in our national innovation ecosystem. The CIIF ensures that colleges have the state-of-the-art research infrastructure they need to conduct top level applied research.” – Canada Foundation for Innovation President and CEO Dr. Gilles G. Patry

“Com Dev is the world’s most prolific supplier of space hardware and has been designing products which are on the leading edge of innovation for decades. More than 90 per cent of our products are exported worldwide and continued collaboration with our partners in government, academia and industry is imperative in helping us to maintain our leadership position in innovation.” – Com Dev International Products Vice President and General Manager, Multiplexer Business Unit Joe Kane

“Mohawk’s technology students learn by doing and from working with our industry partners. Mohawk’s new Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing will deliver on both fronts as students collaborate with our partners on applied research projects to build prototypes and test components created through 3D printing.”- Mohawk Dean of Engineering Technology Tony Thoma

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For more information, contact:

Jay Robb, Mohawk College Director of Communications

905.575.1212 ext. 3965 (office), 905.979.8893 (mobile),

Ryan Saxby Hill, Canada Foundation for Innovation Media Relations

613.943.5346 (office), 613.294.6247 (mobile),


Mohawk College’s iDeaWORKS connects students to startups

Check out the video below from Invest in Hamilton TV covering Mohawk College’s iDeaWORKS program (@MohawkiDeaWORKS).



The Startup Kids Hamilton screening event

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kitestring creative branding studio, Innovation Factory, Fullerton Media, and Mohawk College have teamed up to host a screening of The Startup Kids. After watching the trailer for this film, we knew it had to be shown here in Hamilton and saw the opportunity to bring together the best and brightest of Hamilton’s entrepreneur and startup community. Join us Thursday, January 17th to be inspired by some of the biggest startups around the world, and have a chance to mingle with fellow entrepreneurs here in our great city.

The Startup Kids is a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. It contains interviews with the founders of Vimeo, SoundCloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting and many others who talk about how they started their company and their lives as an entrepreneur.

The movie is made by two Icelandic entrepreneurs, Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir, who founded their first company shortly after the economic collapse of Iceland and wanted to motivate other young people to become entrepreneurs.

The film will be screened at the beautiful McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at Mohawk College!

The Startup Kids: Trailer



Hamilton health industry tech featured in new video

Roz Allen (@TheRozBlog) of Double Barrel Studios (@DoubleBarrel_) has produced a new video showcasing the healthcare industry in Hamilton. In particular the video does a great job covering the technology innovations taking place at the hospitals and in institutions like McMaster University and Mohawk College, featuring interview snippets with people like Duane Bender (@Duane_Bender) and Rob MacIsaac (@RobMacIsaac) about important infrastructure like Mohawk’s iDeaWORKS program (@MohawkiDeaWORKS).

Hamilton hosts Ontario’s eHealth conference AppsForHealth (@AppsForHealth) and we have companies like ISIS doing some pretty cool things like BeDoc. McMaster’s medical school is ranked 16th in the world and Mohawk is embarking on an ambitious plan to become Ontario’s first institute of health and technology. Health technology has been an emerging area of strength in Hamilton for sometime now and all signs indicate we’re only just getting started. If you have a health technology startup or wish to train and/or work in the field, you should check out the video below and consider Hamilton:



MyHamilton App: An Interactive Way To Showcase Hamilton


Come see a live demo of the MyHamilton app at DemoCampHamilton8 on Monday September 24th 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Mohawk College!

Register free here


Hamilton Map App name and logo contest for students

McMaster, Columbia International College and Mohawk students have a chance to win $250 in gift certificates for downtown businesses by simply submitting a name and logo for an exciting new mobile app that will highlight jobs, events, accommodations and transportation in downtown Hamilton.

Designed by Hamilton-based Weever Apps, the Hamilton Map App is the result of a partnership between The City of Hamilton, McMaster University, Columbia International College, Mohawk College and Weever Apps.

“The application keeps our young people in touch with the pulse of the city and will encourage growth,” says Gisela Oliveira, Employment Service Coordinator with the Student Success Centre. “It’s an opportunity for students to educate other students about Hamilton’s hidden gems.”

The contest runs from August 24 to September 9. Participants are asked to submit an app name and a 64 by 64 pixel logo in png or jpg format to Hamilton Map App Contest. The first, second and third prize winners will be announced on Sept 11. The creator of the winning submission will receive $250 from local businesses in the downtown, coverage from Hamilton media and a feature in a promotional video for the app. The second place winner will be awarded a gift certificate for his or her campus bookstore and the third place winner will receive a free mobile app from Weever Apps.

The app will be available to students during Welcome Week (September 1 to 9) and will focus on a downtown pilot area from the Escarpment to Bayfront Park and from Wentworth to Dundurn Street. Users will have access to job postings, coupons from local businesses and discounts for local events such as concerts. They will also be able to pin locations on the app and obtain directions and bus route information, making exploring Hamilton easier and more interactive.



The awarded winner of the design contest will earn bragging rights for creativity and originality on a first-ever collaborative initiative between educational institutions and the city. As well, some sweet prize giveaways up for grabs. Here’s what you can win:

1st Place – Gift certificates with value of $250 from local businesses in the downtown core, coverage Hamilton media institutions and a feature in a promo video for the app.

2nd Place – Gift certificate from the winner’s campus bookstore.

3rd Place – Free mobile app from Weever Apps.


Rules for Participation

  • Students submitting entries must be enrolled at participating institutions including McMaster University, Columbia International College and Mohawk College
  • The logo must be relevant to the identity of Hamilton and the app’s features
  • Logo can be submitted as a team or by a single individual’s efforts


Full contest details here!