HAMILTON, ON (Sept. 19, 2017) – The talents of varsity athletes and media students will be showcased in a new partnership between Mohawk College and Ontario University Athletics (OUA).
Mohawk will serve as a broadcasting and multimedia hub for the OUA. Faculty-supervised students will edit and distribute sports program highlight packages, produce in-studio and web shows and record live broadcasts for the Internet and cable television, with a focus on mobile content.
The partnership will create hands-on and real-world learning opportunities for upwards of 400 students in Mohawk’s School of Media and Entertainment. Mohawk students will also work with the OUA through class projects and work placements. Students in the college’s Broadcasting -Television and Communications Media, Broadcasting – Radio, and Journalism programs will begin creating multi-media content this fall.
Mohawk and the OUA kicked off the partnership this morning at the David Braley Athletics and Recreation Centre with OUA CEO Gord Grace and Mohawk President Ron McKerlie.
Ontario University Athletics provides leadership, stewardship and policy direction for university sport and governs sanctioned interuniversity sport competition in Ontario on behalf of its 20 member institutions.
“Ontario University Athletics is excited to partner with Mohawk College on this new initiative. Together, we’re creating unique learning experiences and showcasing the talents and achievements of students on and off the field. We look forward to ‘kicking off’ our partnership with a few special projects this fall.” - Gord Grace, OUA CEO
“Learning by doing is one of the hallmarks of a Mohawk education. Our partnership with Ontario University Athletics opens up great opportunities for our media students to gain real-world, portfolio-building experience.” - Alison Horton, Dean of the McKeil School of Business and Media