With guidance and support from the Mohawk College Aboriginal Education Council, AESS continues to provide quality services and programming at Mohawk College. With our students being the priority of what we do, AESS is pleased to offer the following Aboriginal specific services.
Aboriginal Peer Tutoring
This program is available for Aboriginal students seeking academic support through tutoring, workshops or resources. It is an excellent resource for students who may otherwise be struggling with a particular course in their program. Not only does this service provide opportunities for students to receive free peer tutoring, but students can also obtain work experience as a tutor and earn part-time wages. Peer tutoring services are available at Fennell, Brantford, IAHS, SNP & OSTTC campuses.
Elder as Resource
The Elder as Resource program is available to offer additional spiritual and cultural support to Aboriginal students and to the staff of Mohawk College. Elders have been invited to provide leadership in events such as talking circles, as well as provide staff and faculty with an opportunity for more multi-cultural awareness and education. As we expand this initiative, our Elders will service students at satellite Mohawk College campuses.
Aboriginal Education & Student Services Centre and Lounge
The AESS department offers a comfortable environment for Aboriginal students to meet, mingle, socialize and study with other students. Throughout the academic year, AESS hosts lunches, traditional crafts and activities for the students to help feel culturally connected and to provide a sense of community.
Brantford Campus - Main Building, Room A134
Fennell Campus (Hamilton) - Room A114
Annual Welcome Social
The annual Welcoming Social provides a venue for Mohawk College and the Aboriginal Education & Student Services Team to welcome Aboriginal high school students from Hamilton and surrounding areas to experience the college in a meaningful way. Through this event, they will learn about the various programs and career options that result from post secondary education. More importantly they will be exposed to role models who are also current Aboriginal students here at Mohawk College. This is a great way to network with others, make positive connections, and to support and encourage Aboriginal youth.
This Aboriginal Student Counsellors provide enhanced and culturally relevant counseling to our students at Mohawk College campuses including our on-reserve satellite campuses. They facilitate student success, empower students to achieve their academic and personal goals, listen to student concerns and advocate on their behalf to help them find solutions. They engage students in order to help them feel included and involved in their educational experience at Mohawk College while assisting in career choices and academic planning for a strong future.
Aboriginal Access & Student Recruitment Coordinator
The Aboriginal Access & Student Recruitment Coordinator organizes and executes pre-admission and access activities such as:
Aboriginal Liaison & Communications Officer
Our Aboriginal Liaison & Communications Officer assists with the development and implementation of Aboriginal Education & Student Service activities at Mohawk College. This includes providing administrative support to the AESS staff, coordinating and enhancing current program and service delivery, as well as fielding all internal and external communications for the department.
Community Outreach Officer
The Community Outreach Officer ensures that the needs of students enrolled in Mohawk College programs at community partner campuses are being met. They collaborate with Associate Deans and faculty to ensure curriculum, and learning materials are meeting the needs and standards of our Aboriginal Learners. Students have the opportunity to provide evaluations and feedback to the Community Outreach Officer to ensure quality programs and service excellence are being delivered.