Articles tagged with: Hamilton
When Ontario Human Rights Commissioner Barbara Hall praised Hamilton as a model city for fighting racism, she puzzled several people close to the issue.
“I’d sort of question how she came to that conclusion,” said Brian McHattie, councilor for Ward One and the City Council liaison for the Committee Against Racism. “I suppose I’m not unhappy, it’s a positive comment and we’ll take it, but as the council rep on the anti-racism committee I’m aware that there is still a significant degree of racism in Hamilton.”
Hall’s comments were made on Wednesday, March 21,…
Ronald McDonald House Hamilton (RMHH) and Liaison College have joined forces to give families and students alike a unique and delicious opportunity. RMHH will soon house a fully stocked catering kitchen built and staffed by Liaison Culinary College. Liaison students will be given the chance to learn and prepare restaurant quality meals for families staying at the house.
“We’re the first house in all of Canada, and as far as we know, the United States that are having this unique type of partnership,” says Debbie Logel Butler, the Director of Development at Ronald McDonald…
The satisfaction of competition drives every athlete. Being the fastest runner, highest jumper or strongest physically and mentally, mixed martial artist Will Romero drives to do the extra things that other competitors won’t. When the Stoney Creek fighter meets eyes with his opponent from across the cage, he knows his time in the gym leading up to this moment will pay off.
“I want to prove that I’m among the best in the country,” Romero said.
Leading to his bout with featherweight Stephane Bernadel, a fiery goal was imprinted into every aspect of Romero’s…
Mohawk College is offering a Police Foundations Co-op for the first time this year. Students are able to volunteer at the local Hamilton Policing Centre on Ottawa Street to gain experience in the field by participating in different programs.
“Some of them have a couple volunteer jobs,” said Marg Marshall, volunteer program coordinator at the Policing Centre. “If they’re doing a co-op program, they need seven hundred hours.”
Marshall will have students work in programs such as the Car Seat Instalment program, speed watch, the Lock It or Lose It program and school presentations,…
Ontario post-secondary students might have empty bank accounts, but if the Ontario election debate is any indication then all this might be changing soon.
In last night’s debate, the leaders of the Liberal, PC, and NDP parties were posed two questions about the future of post-secondary students, which all three answered positively.
McGuinty pointed out all of the advances Ontario has been making in the job market right now, giving hope to post-secondary students that their degrees will not be wasted on part-time jobs in the hospitality sector. He also stated that enrollment in…
It goes without saying – the support staff on strike has posed a unique set of challenges for Mohawk College. With the theoretical ball being left behind by the strikers, part-time and administrative staff have teamed up with students to keep the game in play.
Some big names in the college have been found helping out wherever possible.
“I even saw [Mohawk College] President Rob MacIsaac [helping out] in the OSAP office one of the days,” said Andy Hall, MSA’s Vice President.
Meanwhile over in The Square, Jay Robb, Director of Media Relations for…
After nearly two weeks of delays, the newly renovated Arnie may soon be open for business.
The Arnie was scheduled to open on three different dates, including this past Wednesday. Each of these cancellations were due to problems with the flooring.
President of the Mohawk Students Association, Daniel Clark, says there was an oily film on the floor, making it extremely slippery and unsafe for students.
“Honestly, it was like a skating rink in there,” Clark said. “A wet sheet of ice.”
As a solution to this problem, the flooring company has decided to…
Future Mohawk students may have even more debt before graduating as plans for a brand new athletics facility gets underway.
“[The MSA] has been talking with the college and athletics committee and the college has decided that this is the next step in our renovations in order to stay current and competitive with other colleges,” says MSA President Dan Clark.
The estimated cost of the new facility is $17 million and will be partly subsidized by an undetermined fee once the facility is completed in 2014.
Three years ago the MSA held a referendum…