Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University

Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University

November 07, 2005 09:00 ET

McMaster and Mohawk Host Think Tank on Technology Education

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2005) -
More than 150 business, government, community and education leaders are gathering in Hamilton on November 8, 2005 to investigate opportunities for increasing collaboration between McMaster University and Mohawk College in providing technology education.

Led by the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster and the Faculty of Engineering Technology at Mohawk, the Community Think Tank will focus on the potential of providing joint degree programs in technology and management. Participants will provide insight and advice on matters related to curriculum and desired graduate knowledge. They will also explore the capabilities needed to generate future economic and technological productivity and prosperity.

- Donald Green, Chair of the Board of Governors, McMaster University
- MaryLynn West-Moynes, President, Mohawk College
- Ken Norrie, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), McMaster University
- Mo Elbestawi, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University
- Cheryl Jensen, Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Mohawk College
- Bob Magee, President and CEO, Woodbridge Group and Chair of the Human Resources Development Working Group established by the federal government
- Martin Hicks, Director, Universities Branch, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

When: Tuesday, November 8, 2005
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address by Bob Magee,
President and CEO, Woodbridge Group

Where: Ancaster Old Mill
548 Old Dundas Road, Hamilton

Media interested in covering the event are asked to contact Gene Nakonechny or Ron Holgerson.
/For further information: Gene Nakonechny
McMaster University
905-525-9140 ext. 26781

Ron Holgerson
Mohawk College
ronald.holgerson@mohawkcollege.ca/ IN: AUTOMOTIVE, ECONOMY, EDUCATION, LABOUR, TECHNOLOGY

Contact Information

  • Gene Nakonechny, Manager, Public Relations, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University
    Primary Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26781
    E-mail: genen@mcmaster.ca