Mohawk College presents Laverne Cox

December 12, 2014

The Mohawk College community is already getting ready for a special guest early next year!  Social Inc. in partnership with the Mohawk Students’ Association, The Well (LGBTQ Community Wellness Centre of Hamilton) and the Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton and Area present Laverne Cox.

Laverne Coxlaverne cox is well-known for her role on the hit show “Orange is the New Black” and will discuss her life and journey as a transgender actress.  This event will be held at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, located at the Fennell campus on March 23rd, 2015.  For more information and tickets, please click here.

Mohawk College Library has resources to help you learn more about the LGBTQ community.  The library has recently acquired the video Beautiful Boxer which  is based on the true story of Thailand’s famed transgendered kick-boxer, Parinya Charoenphol (known as Nong Toom in Thailand).  The book, Transgender people discusses gender identity disorders, the transgender rights movement, and other issues faced by the transgender community.

If you do go to the event, be sure to send us a message on Facebook, Tweet us @mohawklibrary, or send us a picture on Instagram.


In the city: Christmas in Gore Park

December 5, 2014

This weekend in the city, the Downtown Hamilton BIA and local radio station AM 900 CHML celebrate Christmas in Gore Park with a variety of family friendly activities.

The fun begins on Friday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m. with a free concert by local band Crank.  The lighting of the Christmas Tree of Hope will take place at 6:00 p.m.  Children can ride the Christmas miniature train and merry-go-round, and everyone is welcome to enjoy free refreshments.  And don’t forget your letter to Santa; letters may be sent to Santa in a “direct to the North Pole” mailbox.

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The Downtown Hamilton BIA invites everyone back to Gore Park on Saturday, December 6th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to shop in Santa’s village.  The event includes great vendors, free refreshments and Christmas crafts.  There will be carolling and Christmas entertainment throughout the park.  You can even have your picture taken with Santa Claus.

Mohawk College Library can help you get ready for the holiday season.  The library has books on cooking, crafts, and your favorite Christmas carols.  If you still have names to cross off our list, checkout this gift guide from People magazine.  You can always keep up-to-date on the latest trends using library databases and e-journals.


Support the MSA food bank at your campus library

December 1, 2014

The season for giving is upon us, yet so many people in our community are in need.

The Mohawk Student Association operates a student food bank at each campus in the MSA Office.  This is a free service for students in emergency need of food.  To learn more about the MSA food bank, you can read this article published earlier this year by Mohawk’s own Ignite News.

The Mohawk College Library is encouraging you to support our students and the MSA food bank this holiday season.  The library will be collecting non-perishable food donations at each campus library location in support of this MSA initiative.

Please give generously to support our students!

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In the City: CP Holiday Train supports local food banks

November 28, 2014

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This weekend in the city, embrace the spirit of giving and visit the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train!  Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train is North America’s longest rolling food bank fundraiser.  This annual program has raised nearly $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food.

The CP Holiday Train is stopping in Hamilton this Sunday, November 30th, at Kinnear Yard, opposite Gage Park.  The festivities start at 7:30 p.m., with the train expected to arrive by 7:45 p.m., including entertainment by ​Kira Isabella.  The concert is free, but attendees are encouraged to make a cash or non-perishable food donation to Hamilton Food Share, which will be on site at the event.

The Holiday Train reminds us that even during this hectic time of year, there are families in need in our own community.  Supporting Hamilton Food Share, or any local food bank, helps to provide a nourishing meal to those who are at risk of going without.

To help you get informed about these issues, Mohawk College Library has a subject guide on poverty.  The guide includes an infographic about poverty in Canada, books, e-books, videos, websites, and much more.  A special investigation series, CODE Red Hamilton, from The Hamilton Spectator, provides interesting information about the lives of people living in Hamilton neighbourhoods.

So kick off the season by giving back to those in need, and support the Hamilton Food Share fundraiser at the CP Holiday Train event.  Take a picture with the Holiday Train and share it with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 


Mohawk College Open House at the Fennell campus

November 22, 2014

Today, Mohawk College faculty, staff, and volunteers are welcoming you to the Mohawk College Open House at the Fennell campus!   Fennell

This is a great opportunity to discover the wide selection of certificates, diplomas, degrees and apprenticeships programs offered at Mohawk College, and to explore the recently renovated Fennell campus.  You can meet with faculty and staff  who can provide valuable information about programs, admission requirements, and what to expect from campus life.  Our friendly library staff will be available to share the services that you can access at your campus library.

The Open House will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fennell campus.  For maps and directions, please click here.


In the city: World AIDS Day

November 21, 2014

In recognition of World AIDS Day (December 1, 2014) the AIDS Network, in partnership with Mohawk College’s positive space, Social Inc., presents the movie “The Normal Heart.”   This community event will take place on Thursday, November 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at the Fennell campus. The movie stars Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo, and deals with the emerging AIDS crisis during the 1980s.  A panel discussion will take place following the film.

The AIDS Network will also be hosting an Open House on Monday, November 24th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to celebrate HIV/AIDS Awareness week.  Guests are invited to meet staff and learn more about the programs and services for people living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV and hepatitis C.

Mohawk College Library has a variety of resources that can help you learn more about HIV/AIDS.  The book HIV/AIDS: A very short introduction includes information about the emergence of the epidemic, scientific responses, and its impact on the world.  100 questions & answers about HIV and AIDS answers the most commonly asked questions about HIV and AIDS including: diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment quality of life, alternative medicine, targeted therapy, and coping strategies.  The series HIV/AIDS: Real people, true stories is available through the online video database Films On Demand.  The videos dispel myths about HIV/AIDS, explain how HIV is acquired and how it can be prevented, and discusses the physical, psychological, and social effects of being HIV-positive.

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From the website CATIE: Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.


Power Engineering at Mohawk College

November 17, 2014

Have you ever wondered what’s involved in keeping an industrial plant working? Complex equipment and systems are at the heart of every bustling production facility. Learn how to control and maintain these critical components in Mohawk’s Power Engineering Techniques certificate program. Power Engineering Techniques is a one year certificate course that prepares you to successfully write your Technical Standards and Safety Authority 4th Class Operating Engineering and Oil Burner Technician III examinations.

Mohawk College provides a hands on educational experience. Theory classes are mixed with lab time and a work term experience. Our new boiler lab will be ready for use in January 2015. We are all excited to provide this new real world experience to our students.

From classic titles like MacNaughton’s Elementary steam power engineering to the DVD series, Boiler operations, the Stoney Creek Library and Collaboratory has the resources to help you. Prefer online resources? We have those too. Our Power Engineering Techniques Subject Guide has a large selection of training videos, current codes & regulations, a large selection of online books and more.

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In the city: Protect yourself this flu season

November 14, 2014

As the weather grows colder, flu season begins.  Protecting yourself and others around you from the flu virus is important for our overall health and wellness.

Influenza, most commonly referred to as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus.  Symptoms may include: fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, runny nose, sore throat, cough, weakness and tiredness.  The flu virus is spread through contact with people or surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus.

You can help prevent the spread of the flu:

– get your flu shot every fall

– wash your hands

– cover your cough and sneeze with something other than your hands

– stay home when you are sick

The vaccine is widely available in the city of Hamilton; to find a free flu shot location near you, click here.  For more information about influenza, getting your flu shot at Mohawk College, or other health related topics, check out the Wellness4U@Mohawk web site.

Mohawk College Library can help you protect yourself this flu season.  The video Resisting the flu: How to minimize your risk provides habits to improve your resistance, tips on how to take care of people who are infected, and covers mild and severe symptoms.  The Health, Wellness, & Fitness subject guide includes great library resources to keep you healthy this flu season and all year round!

 


In the city: Cézanne is featured at the AGH

November 7, 2014

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, look no further than the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH).  From now until February 2015, the AGH is featuring the exhibit The World is An Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne.  This special exhibition is just one more way that the AGH is celebrating its centennial year – sharing stunning art with its patrons.

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Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906) Still Life with Apples (Pommes sur une chaise), c. 1878 oil on canvas 9 1/8 × 15 5/8 in. (23.2 × 39.7 cm) Museum of Art: Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 41.012

The exhibition examines Cézanne’s monumental achievement in the genre of still life painting, and features nearly twenty masterpieces.  The World is An Apple includes “…early paintings engaging with past masters to very late works unique to him, and treating the range of themes, including apples, flowers and skulls.”  This is a rare exhibit, and the AGH is the only Canadian venue.

Mohawk College Library has resources to help you learn more about Cézanne.  These books can help you discover information about his life and his work.  For a brief view into art from prehistoric times to the 20th century, the library recommends the website World Art Treasures.  This collection of slides from the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation includes art from Egypt, China, Japan, India, and Europe.


Mohawk College Open House at the Stoney Creek campus

November 6, 2014

This evening, Mohawk College faculty, staff, and volunteers are welcoming you to the Mohawk College Open House at the Stoney Creek campus!   stoney creek

This is a great opportunity to discover the many different skilled trades and apprenticeship programs offered at Mohawk College, and to explore the recently renovated Stoney Creek campus.  You can meet with faculty and staff  who can provide valuable information about programs, admission requirements, and what to expect from campus life.  Our friendly library staff will be available to share the services that you can access at your campus library.

The Open House will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Stoney Creek campus.  For maps and directions, please click here.