Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has been ranked the number one for student satisfaction among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for seven consecutive years and number one for graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk currently ranks 15th for applied research activity among all Canadian colleges and has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers and one of Hamilton-Niagara’s top employers for the past four years in a row. Mohawk is currently undertaking the largest renewal of labs and classrooms in the college’s 50-year history, with investments at all three campuses and in the City School by Mohawk initiative.
Dr. Tony Cupido, Chief Building and Facilities Officer, is leading the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation project for Mohawk College. Tony is an engineering and operations senior professional with more than 35 years experience in facilities management and sustainability. He has considerable institutional experience, particularly with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board and McMaster University. Tony has facilitated the planning, design, construction and operation of building projects totalling $750M including 7 LEED facilities at McMaster University and the first LEED Gold building of any college or university in Ontario. Tony holds a doctorate degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on green buildings and policy, is a former adjunct faculty member at McMaster University and is a lead author on three peer-reviewed journal research papers related to green buildings.