Reports and Research

City School is an innovative initiative for Mohawk College, which means our research is an important way to support our work.

City School Research and Reports 

The City School Model: Researching the Impact of Employer-Designed Career Access Programs in Improving Outcomes for Underserved Communities

Funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Status: Completed 2021

The City School Mobile Classroom: Evaluating a Response Method to Improving Access to Education

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 

Status: Completed 2020

"Teaching is a learning experience": Exploring Faculty Engagement with Low-Income Adult Learners in a College-Community Partnership Program (2020)

Canadian Journal of Education

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The City School Partnership: A Community-Built Response to Improving Access to Education

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 

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Status: Completed 2019

Bringing College Classrooms to the Community: Promoting Post-Secondary Access for Low-Income Adults Through Neighbourhood-Based College Courses (2019)

Canadian Journal of Higher Education

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Jobs for Locals at the Hamilton Port: Building accessible, demand-led postsecondary pathways

Funded by the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation

Status: Completed 2018

Pathway Transfer to Postsecondary: Exploring the Connection between Tuition Free Credit Courses and Postsecondary Studies

Funded by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer

Status: Completed 2017

Community Reports


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Lead Researcher, Alan Bourke, Ph.D: Alan is a Professor in the School of Liberal Studies at Mohawk College where he teaches a variety of courses in the social sciences and humanities. He has an MA in sociology from the National University of Ireland (Cork) and a PhD in sociology from York University (Toronto). He has published work in international academic journals and with a Canadian Press in areas of community engagement, higher education, and social inequality.








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