Mohawk employees honoured for innovation, dedication at national college conference

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Published May 1, 2024 at 10:36 am

Mohawk College

Two Mohawk College employees were honoured this week with CICan Award of Excellence Gold medals at the Colleges & Institutes Canada’s national conference.

Tara-Lyn Dinyer, a professor in the college’s School of Health and Community Services, earned a CICan’s Award of Excellence gold medal in the Faculty category. Dinyer has developed innovative teaching solutions and created unique partnership opportunities in the health, wellness and fitness industry, including coordinating the annual Fit-to-Pitch capstone project for students in the Health, Wellness, and Fitness program.

Greg Gagnon, a technician with Mohawk College’s Accessible Learning Services, earned his gold medal in the Non-Managerial Staff category. Working with students who are overcoming physical or learning disability challenges, Gagnon was honoured for his expertise, dedication and his compassionate approach to students.

“Congratulations to Greg and Tara-Lyn. This is an impressive achievement and a proud moment for our college,” said Mohawk College President and CEO Ron McKerlie. “These honours demonstrate their incredible commitment to Mohawk College students and their college experience.”

Mohawk College, in partnership with CityLAB Hamilton, also received a third honour from CiCan in the Program Excellence category. Started as a pilot project in 2017, CityLAB Hamilton is an innovation program between the City of Hamilton, Mohawk College, McMaster University, and Redeemer University. Students, faculty, and civic leaders work together to develop innovative solutions to city-identified projects that align with the City’s Strategic Priorities.

CICan is the national association for publicly supported colleges, institutes, CEGEPs, and polytechnics.

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