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Thank You MSA

HAMILTON, ON (May 3, 2017) -- The Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) has joined the Government of Canada, The Joyce Family Foundation and ArcelorMittal Dofasco in supporting the construction of Canada’s largest, and the region’s first, net zero-energy institutional building.

The MSA is investing $1 million in The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk’s Fennell campus. The 96,000 square foot centre, set to open for students in September 2018, is part of the largest renewal of labs and classrooms in Mohawk’s 50-year history. Enrolment in high-demand technology programs will grow from 3,500 to 4,500 students and applied research projects with industry partners will increase by 50 per cent.

In addition to supporting the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation, the MSA has also invested upwards of $2.5 million over the past three years towards renovations at Mohawk’s skilled trades campus, construction of the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre and installation of the first outdoor indigenous gathering space at any college in Ontario.

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation has received $20 million in funding from the Government of Canada, $5 million from the Joyce Family Foundation and $1 million from ArcelorMittal Dofasco. The federal funding and foundation gift are the largest yet received in Mohawk’s history.

 

CONTACTS:

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

Samantha Hoover, MSA President, 905-575-1212 ext. 3217, Samantha.hoover@mohawkcollege.ca

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About Mohawk

The Mohawk Students' Association (MSA) represents the 30,000 full-time, part-time, continuing education and apprenticeship students at the college’s Fennell, McMaster IAHS and Stoney Creek campuses. The MSA exists to fulfill their mission to enhance all student experience through advocacy, leadership and support. The MSA's four pillars are Advocacy, Services, Facilities and Events; which the association provides to all Mohawk students through their governance, marketing, food & beverage services. The MSA also has a Board of Directors with 11 student representatives and one full-time member (the President) to directly represent students in advocacy, leadership and support.

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked number one in student satisfaction among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for seven consecutive years and number one in graduate satisfaction for four years in a row. Mohawk has also been named one of Canada’s greenest employers since 2013 and is among the top 15 colleges in the country for applied research activity.