Social Inc.

Hours
See below
Campus code
FF
Room
G112
135 Fennell Ave. W
Hamilton
Ontario
L9C 0E5

Email: socialinc [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Established in 2012, Social Inc. is located at all three campuses, providing a safer, respectful and positive space for all students. Social Inc. is grounded in human rights, celebrates and promotes inclusion while working to identify, prevent and eliminate discrimination. With the support of staff and many student volunteers, Social Inc. hosts, facilitates and coordinates events at all campuses in collaboration with other departments including International Student Services, Mohawk Students’ Association, Accessible Learning Services and Student Life. Social Inc. also hosts guest speakers, panel discussions and information exhibits on equity, inclusion and anti-oppression topics such as LGBTQ2S+ rights, dis/ability awareness, addressing racism and gender identity/expression.

Social Inc. services includes:

  • Hosting equity, inclusion and human rights activities
  • Partnering with student groups and community organizations to support special events
  • Supporting social innovation campaigns
  • Providing opportunities for student placements and co-op experiences
  • Human rights, equity and inclusion learning sessions
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion library
  • Supporting Students Groups           

Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30, with minor interruptions when events are being held. The room is accessible and we offer this space for students to relax, study, and participate in activities and events.

 

Information about becoming a recognized student group can be found by accessing the following links:

Recognized student groups can book Social Inc for meetings and events. For more information you can contact us.

 

Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Upcoming Events

Social Inc Weekly Schedule

Days Activities Location Time
Every Tuesday Social Inc Info Table C-wing 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Every Wednesday Movie Day Social Inc (G112) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Every Thursday Board Games Day Social Inc (G112) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, October 11, 2019 Learning Support Centre Drop-In - For casual conversations on note taking methods and overcoming stress during mid-terms. Social Inc (G112) 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Past Events

Event Date Time Location
International Women's Day March 08, 2019 All Day Fennell Campus
Open House March 30, 2019 10am-1pm Fennell Campus
Open House April 02, 2019 5pm-8pm IAHS Campus
Open House April 04, 2019 5pm-8pm

Stoney Creek Campus

Day of Pink April 10, 2019 All Day Fennell Campus

Diversity at Mohawk

On March 14th, 2012, Mohawk College held it’s first ever Diversity Forum where we heard from students and staff about their experiences with inclusivity and diversity at Mohawk College. For more information, check out the following report, A Sense of Belonging: Report on Social Inclusion at Mohawk PDF

Interested in Getting Involved?

If you are interested in starting or joining a social/activity or academic club, visit your the Mohawk Students' Association (opens new window). If you are interested in starting or joining a cultural or religious group, please visit your Student Engagement office.

"You can play" campaign highlights the diversity of Mohawk students and welcomes everyone to enjoy physical activities in an inclusive environment. You Can Play video

 

Our Message

Mohawk College is looking to evaluate how we are doing as a community, at creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that reflects the diverse experiences of our students and staff.

We want to ensure that we not only provide services, spaces, activities and curricula that represent all aspects of our diverse student and staff community, but also that our campuses are accessible and inviting. We want to create an environment where students and staff see themselves reflected in our learning community, and in which diversity is respected and celebrated. Join the discussion today!

Wayne Poirier,
VP Student Services

Definitions, Words and Terms

Here are some helpful definitions we use when talking about diversity at Mohawk College.

Diversity:
The presence of a wide range of human qualities and attributes within a group, organization, or society. The dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Equity:
A condition or state of fair, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people. Equity does not mean treating people the same without regard for individual differences.

Inclusive Education:
Education that is based on the principles of acceptance and inclusion of all students. Students see themselves reflected in their curriculum, their physical surroundings, and the broader environment, in which diversity is honoured and all individuals are respected.

Source: Realizing the Promise of Diversity. Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy, 2009 PDF. Government of Ontario. (4)

Words and Terms

Labels hurt.Search the Canadian Race Relations Foundation glossary (opens new window) for the appropriate diversity words and terms.

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