Appointments - Wendy Lawson appointed Dean of Health
Mohawk College is pleased to anounce the appointment of Wendy Lawson as Dean, School of Health.
Wendy is a highly regarded leader and respected for her research work related to hemophilia and ultrasonography. She currently serves as Chair of the Canadian National Interest Group for Point of Care Ultrasound in Hemophilia and Co-Chair of the International Experts Group: Ultrasound and Artificial Intelligence. She has won numerous awards including the Award of Fellowship from Sonography Canada in 2015, and the 2014 College Sector Educator Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
As a former professor and coordinator in the Medical Radiation Sciences program and most recently she served as Associate Dean, Medical Radiation Sciences and Allied Health. Wendy has also led the development of the Centre for Health Care Simulation and Medical Technologies Innovation Centre at Mohawk’s Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster University. In this role, Wendy worked across the health portfolio to improve processes, strengthen teams and advance projects focused on supporting research and innovation, and promoting excellence in teaching and learning.
A graduate of Mohawk College, Wendy holds Advanced Diploma, Medical Imaging Technology, and Ultrasonography. She also has a Masters of Applied Science Degree in Medical Imaging, from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia, and an Honours Bachelor of Science, Biology, from the University of Waterloo.
Wendy's leadership has been instrumental in the continued success of the School of Health. I look forward to working with her to strengthen Mohawk's position as a leader in health care simulation and training.
Mohawk College educates and serves 32,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario, at learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the college’s Aviation facility at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the leading colleges in Canada for applied research. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for six years in a row, and is also home to the country’s largest net zero energy institutional building. The college offers 178 postsecondary programs and is one of the largest trainers of apprentices in Ontario, providing training to more than 4,000 apprenticeship students annually at the Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship in Stoney Creek, Ontario.