Mohawk College

Inaugural CityLAB showcases student innovation

 

Hamilton, Ontario, April 11 2018 – CityLAB Hamilton opened its doors on April 5, 2018 to show Hamiltonians what the City and its partners Mohawk College, McMaster University and Redeemer University College have been working since the social innovation hub was launched in 2017. CityLAB matches City staff with students and faculty from the three academic institutions to develop solutions that align with Hamilton’s strategic priorities.

Eleven projects were featured in the Showcase. The projects brought together 172 students, 18 City staff and 15 faculty from the participating schools. In total, the students logged more than 6,000 hours working on the projects.

Mohawk was involved in three of the 11 projects featured, including a project aimed at improving travel times on the west mountain through signal timing optimization; a project to develop a digital tool to help newcomers find relevant local services, and a project to improve Hamilton’s subsidized housing while providing learning opporunities for students. See below for more information on the Mohawk projects or visit: www.citylabhamilton.com/projects

 

New IoT and Raspberry Pi workshops at Mohawk CE

Mohawk College Continuing Education is offering two new tech workshops for 2018 – The Internet of Things and Raspberry Pi. These unique and innovative workshops will be of great interest to makers, electronic hobbyists and those in the tech field looking to expand their skills. If you’ve always been curious and wanted to learn about smart devices – now’s your chance!

Starting in January, The Internet of Things Workshop, a three-part series, will cover the basics of electronics, microcontrollers, sensors and how to program them to be internet enabled. The workshops are conveniently held on Saturdays, and begin on January 27.

Starting in February, The Raspberry Pi Boot Camp caters to all levels and will take you through the Pi’s capabilities. You will work with the Raspberry Pi Zero W, which comes with wireless LAN and Bluetooth. The courses will be held Tuesday evenings, and will start on February 23.

All of the hardware will be provided and you do not have to have prior experience – just a willingness to learn something new.

For more information, contact cetechnology@mohawkcollege.ca.

Or you can register online for the Internet Of Things Workshop, or the Raspberry Pi Boot Camp.

 

New IBM Cognos Analytics course at Mohawk

Mohawk College is offering a brand new analytics course this Spring, Applied IBM Business Intelligence, designed to enhance your analytics skills.

Explore the latest IBM Cognos Analytics (11.0.6) suite of products and underlying architecture. Build drill-through reports, animated infographics, geospatial visualizations, and executive style dashboards through hands-on demos and labs and gain the knowledge to become a report designer.

Network with guest speakers, IBM partners, BI developers and administrators. 27 hours in class, 15 hours online.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of “Database Theory” would be an asset.

Course Number: COMP 10192
Schedule: Wednesday Nights OR Weekends
Start Date: May 10

Questions?

Contact cetechnology@mohawkcollege.ca

More Information

 

Mohawk Coding Competition for high school students

 

When: Saturday May 6th 9am to 3pm

Where: Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, Collaboratory

Who: High School Students (teams of 1 to 4)

Prizes: $500 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, $125 for 3rd

Cost: $10 per student

Registration deadline: Sunday April 30th

Register: mohawkcollege.ca/mcc

Mohawk will be hosting its first annual programming competition open to all high school students. All participants will receive a t-shirt, lunch and an opportunity for prizes. Students may form teams of up to 4, but each student must register individually.

 

Competition Rules

  • Bring your own computer, one computer per team (a limited number of Mohawk College supplied computers are available and can be reserved upon request)
  • No communicating with any person not on your team during competition
  • No phone use during competition
  • No internet access
  • Participants may use any programming language
  • Participants may bring any printed or electronic resources (textbooks, PDFs, etc.)

 

Gold Sponsors

Hifyre

IBM

Viziya

Silver Sponsors

Experis

Fluidmedia

Webility

 

Apps For Health 2017 call for speakers

 

Apps For Health is back in 2017 on April 27th at Mohawk College. Check out the new website, videos of last year’s event and the call for speakers!

 

What is Apps For Heath?

Apps For Health is one of Ontario’s premier information-sharing, networking and recruiting events for the digital health industries. This interactive, one-day event provides a valuable opportunity for professionals from healthcare, technology, education to come together to discuss current and emerging trends in health, technology, medical education, and entrepreneurship.

 

Call for Speakers

Share your expertise and ideas with an audience of over 350 digital health professionals.

The Apps for Health organizing committee invites you to answer our call for speakers at this year’s Apps for Health.

Speaker opportunities are available on one of our nine panels and speakers may apply for solo presentations or for group presentations. All speakers receive  two complimentary passes to Apps for Health for themselves and a guest.

Areas of interest at this year’s conference focus on discussions related to Healthcare in Non-traditional Practice Settings and how digital health is making it possible to improve quality of care for anyone, anywhere.

Speakers are invited to speak about their unique clinical, research or tech-focused perspective. Topics could include but are not limited to:

People Places Things
Seniors Homes/Care Homes Open source solutions
Aboriginal populations Low resourced countries/regions New mobile apps
Rural/remote populations Ambulances Wearable devices
Infants/Children/Teenagers Continuity of care  Virtual care tools

 

Please apply for consideration by February 15, 2017.

 

Learn IBM Cognos Analytics at Mohawk this winter

 

Mohawk is offering a brand new analytics course this Winter, Applied IBM Business Intelligence, designed to enhance your analytics skills.

Explore the latest IBM Cognos Analytics (11.0.5) suite of products and underlying architecture. Build drill-through reports, animated infographics, geospatial visualizations, and executive style dashboards through hands-on demos and labs and gain the knowledge to become a report designer.

Network with guest speakers, IBM partners, BI developers and administrators. 36 hours in class, 12 hours online.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of “Database Theory” would be an asset.
Course Number: COMP 10192
Schedule: 6 Saturdays (9:30 am to 3:30 pm)
Start Date: Feb 4th excluding Feb 18th long weekend
Fee: $999

Register here

 

Editor’s note: full disclaimer – Mohawk College is my employer. It’s a new and interesting course that the regional industry may want to know about though. 🙂

 

Mohawk Innovation building receives record donation

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The Joyce Family Foundation is donating $5 million towards construction of the Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk’s Fennell campus.

The single largest donation ever made to Mohawk will support the largest renewal of labs and classrooms in the college’s 50-year history. The cornerstone of the renewal project is the 90,000-square-foot centre that will feature state-of-the-art labs where students and faculty work alongside industry partners on applied research projects.

In recognition of the record-setting donation, the newest addition to the college will be named The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. Mohawk President Ron McKerlie unveiled the name at a ceremony this morning attended by Joyce Family Foundation trustees Grant and Steven Joyce.

The Joyce Family Foundation first made history at Mohawk in 2013 with the single largest donation to the college in support of student bursaries. The $1.5 million donation established full-tuition Ron Joyce Access Bursaries for up to 20 students a year from priority neighbourhoods in Hamilton.

“The Joyce Family Foundation is a great supporter of the education and training at Mohawk College. We are proud to be part of the student learning and creativity that will emerge from the new Partnership & Innovation Centre and influence the region.” – Ron Joyce

“The Joyce Family Foundation is once again making history at Mohawk with the single largest donation to our college. The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will be a game-changer for our students, our industry partners and the regional economy. Mohawk will be educating more technology students than ever before and putting them to work with industry partners on job-creating and prosperity-building applied research projects.” – Mohawk College President Ron

FAST FACTS:

  • Mohawk will invest $45.25 million over the next two years to build and renovate 120,000 square feet of technology labs and classrooms at the Fennell campus.
  • The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will be the region’s first net-zero energy institutional building. The Canada Green Building Council has selected The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation as a national pilot project to demonstrate its new net-zero carbon standard and validation process.
  • Construction on The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will be substantially complete by Spring 2018, with the doors opening to students and industry partners for the Fall 2018 term.
  • Once the renewal project is complete, enrolment in Mohawk’s technology programs will grow from 3,500 to 4,500 full-time students and applied research activity will increase by 50 per cent.
  • The Government of Canada’s $20 million investment in The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is the largest federal infrastructure grant in Mohawk’s history.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Maureen O’Neill, Foundation Administrator, The Joyce Family Foundation, 905.336.6993, moneill@joycefamilyfoundation.com

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

 

Medical 3D Printing event at Mohawk on October 27th

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From printing prosthetics to printing synthetic body parts, 3D printing is beginning to capture the attention of Canadian medical and healthcare researchers and practitioners.

But what are the opportunities and limitations of the new technology?

On October 27, 2016, Mohawk College will be hosting 3D Printing for Health in Hamilton, Ontario, the only event in Canada that is exclusively designed to explore emerging trends in medical 3D Printing.

This half-day conference will showcase the wide variety of ways that additive manufacturing and 3D Printing can be included in a physician’s workflow.

Featured speakers are:

3D Printing for Health is supported by NSERC and organized by Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre.

Registration is open at www.3dprintingforhealth.ca. Early Bird registration pricing of $45 +HST is available until October 7.

For more information, visit www.3dprintingforhealth.ca or email 3Dprintingforhealth@mohawkcollege.ca

 

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 students at three campuses and two City School locations in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked number one among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in student satisfaction for six consecutive years and number one for graduate satisfaction the past four years. Mohawk has also been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for three years in a row and is among the top 20 colleges in Canada for applied research activity.

 

Government invests in Mohawk tech programs

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HAMILTON, ON — Mohawk College will break ground on a new Centre for Partnership and Innovation next month as part of a record $54.25 million renewal of technology labs and classrooms at its Fennell campus.

The Government of Canada is contributing $20 million through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. The fund was established to enhance, modernize and improve the environmental sustainability of college and university campuses across Canada. The largest federal infrastructure investment in Mohawk’s history was announced by Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas Member of Parliament Filomena Tassi at a groundbreaking ceremony this morning.

 

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Construction and renovations to 120,000 square feet of labs and classrooms at the college’s Fennell campus represent Mohawk’s largest ever renewal of academic programs. Enrolment in high-demand technology programs will increase by 1,000 students and applied research activity with industry partners will grow by 50 per cent.

Designed by Hamilton-based McCallum-Sather Architects in partnership with B&H Architects, the 90,000 square foot Centre for Partnership and Innovation will be the region’s first net-zero energy institutional building. The five-level centre is expected to be substantially complete by Spring 2018 while renovations have already begun to existing labs and classrooms.

 

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“This infrastructure investment will increase Mohawk’s capacity for applied research which will drive innovation and grow the economy in Hamilton. I am confident that the students and faculty who use this new infrastructure will launch startups and new businesses that will help to shape Hamilton’s community and future prosperity.”

– Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas Member of Parliament Filomena Tassi

“This renewal will allow Mohawk to educate more students than ever before in high-demand technology programs and put our students to work with even more industry partners on job-creating and prosperity-building applied research projects.”

– Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie

 

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BACKGROUND:

  • The Government of Canada’s targeted, short-term investments under the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund promote economic activity and help colleges and universities develop highly skilled workers, act as engines of discovery, and collaborate on innovations that help Canadian companies compete and grow internationally.
  • The Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund supports the Government of Canada’s climate change objectives by encouraging sustainable and green infrastructure projects.
  • More than 3,500 students are currently enrolled in 23 technology programs at Mohawk. Enrolment will grow to 4,500 students over five years following the renewal of the technology programs.
  • The renewal of Mohawk’s technology programs is endorsed by college partners, including ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Burlington Economic Development Corporation, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, BWXT Canada The City of Hamilton, FANUC, Hamilton Health Sciences, Horizon Utilities, IBM Canada Ltd, Innovation Factory, L-3 Wescam, St. Joseph’s Health System, Schneider Electric, Siemens Canada and Walters Inc.
  • Mohawk plans to add a FANUC Robotics Training Laboratory, a Non-Destructive Testing Centre, a Centre for Climate Sustainability Excellence and partner with Siemens on delivering Mechatronics certification.
  • Mohawk currently ranks among the top 20 colleges in Canada for applied research activity and is recognized as a leader in digital health, additive manufacturing and energy research.
  • More than $100 million has been invested in the renewal of Mohawk’s Fennell campus since 2009. Projects have included the 40,000 square foot Harold Cummings Library, the 23,400 square foot David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre, the Mohawk Transit Terminal, consolidation of Student Services and repatriation of the college’s Justice, Health and Wellness programs.
  • A net-zero building generates as much energy as it consumes. The Centre for Partnership and Innovation will serve as a living lab by giving students access to its environmental technologies.

 

For more information, contact:

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

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 students at three campuses and two City School locations in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked number one among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in student satisfaction for six consecutive years and number one for graduate satisfaction the past four years. Mohawk has also been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for three years in a row and is among the top 20 colleges in Canada for applied research activity.