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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.

 

Mohawk launches Digital Health Technology Access Centre

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HAMILTON, ON (September 7, 2016) – Mohawk College is launching the region’s first Technology Access Centre for Digital Health to support innovation, adoption and commercialization of digital technology into the healthcare sector.

Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament for Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas, today announced the Government of Canada’s $1.75 million investment over five years in Mohawk’s Technology Access Centre with a College and Community Innovation Program Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Set to open in January 2017, Mohawk’s Technology Access Centre in Digital Health will draw on the expertise of more than 30 faculty, staff and students working in the college’s award-winning mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC). The team will work with small and medium-size companies to design, build, test and implement digital health technologies and also deliver customized training.

Digital health uses informational technology and electronic communication tools, services and processes to deliver health care services in new ways.

QUOTES:

“I am thrilled to make this major funding announcement for Mohawk College today. This grant is proof that Mohawk is a college on the move. The funding will help Mohawk continue to build its dynamic presence as a leading Ontario centre for innovation in e-health and mobile health, as well as contribute to our economy by offering innovative opportunities to small and medium sized businesses in our region and around the province. I am so happy for the hard-working faculty, students and staff at Mohawk College.” – MP Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas Filomena Tassi

“We are proud to invest in Canadian colleges and CÉGEPs that are at the forefront of applied research and technological innovation. This unique program supports R&D excellence and invests in the next generation of highly skilled innovators. By deepening interactions between the college community and businesses we’re helping local companies increase their R&D capacity, access new technologies and boost their competitiveness.” – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada PresidentDr. B. Mario Pinto

“The Government of Canada’s $1.75 million investment in the region’s first Technology Access Centre for Digital Health will allow Mohawk to share our wealth of expertise with even more college partners. Our team will help companies bring innovative digital health solutions into homes and hospitals, create new jobs, further develop the skills of our students and help build healthier communities.” – Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie

“Mohawk’s Technology Access Centre will bridge the gap between small and medium-size companies and our healthcare system. Our centre will give these companies full access to our talent, technology and our connections to more than 1,000 digital health professionals from around the world.” – Mohawk College Director of Digital Health Applied Research Duane Bender

FAST FACTS:

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada awarded $32.7 million in College and Community Innovation Program Grants to 32 applied research projects at colleges across Canada.

The Government of Canada has invested more than $4.3 million in Mohawk’s mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC).

Mohawk ranks among the top 20 colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has set a goal of being among the top 10 colleges within the next five years. Mohawk is recognized as a leader in applied research in digital health technology, additive manufacturing and energy.

MEDIC was established in 2007 and has worked with more than 60 private, public and non-profit sector partners in 10 countries. Partners include Canada Health Infoway, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, eHealth Ontario and PATH, an international health organization

MEDIC faculty and staff have educated approximately 700 Mohawk students through co-op work terms, capstone projects and classroom instruction.

MEDIC was a finalist for PwC’s (formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers) 2016 Vision to Reality Innovator of the Year Award and received a Canada Health Infoway  Standards Collaborative Team Peer Award in 2010.

Mohawk is a member of the Synapse Life Science Consortium, which includes St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, the City of Hamilton, Innovation Factory, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Bay Area Health Trust.

Hamilton’s health service and research sector is the city’s largest employer, with more than 1,350 healthcare, information technology, software and medical equipment and device manufacturers in the region.

CONTACTS:

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

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Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has been ranked number one in student satisfaction among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for six consecutive years and number one in graduate satisfaction for the past four years.

 

SURGE drives entrepreneur culture at Mohawk

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Check out this feature article on Mohawk College’s SURGE (@MohawkSURGE) entrepreneur program led by the efforts of Melanie Sodtka (@melaniesodtka).


After only just over a year on the ground, two students working with SURGE will have their offerings available through the campus bookstore. One arranges leases for cellphones as well as a full stop mobile shop and the other designs and creates jewellery with ethically sourced crystals.

“It’s very exciting to be doing this,” said Sodtka, a professor and coordinator of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship program for the McKeil School of Business at Mohawk.

Sodtka’s two-year plan for SURGE focuses on creating a marketplace for student and alumni business ventures.

“We would love to see a SURGE-dedicated showcase to promote our clients’ products and services.”

SURGE launched in January 2015 after Mohawk successfully landed a grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence.