Accelerating business Episode 8 | Connecting industry and academia with David Santi, Dean, Engineering Technology, Mohawk College

15 July 2020

Managing Partner, Lou Frapporti, sits down with Dean of Engineering and Technology at Mohawk College, David Santi, to discuss how the design and development of Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation, has brought together both industry and academia in the constantly-changing world of health, energy and technology.



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Topics Discussed

  • Challenges of Academia
  • Collaborating with Private Industries
  • Micro-Credentialing
  • The Joyce Centre
  • Recruitment of Talent
  • Partnership and innovation
  • Accepting failure

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About David Santi

David Santi is the Dean of Engineering, Technology and Aviation at Mohawk College, and has worked in the manufacturing and energy sector for more than 25 years. As a senior leader, David has experienced global environments including Europe, Mexico, the United States and Canada. He sells several management positions and operations, maintenance, engineering and human resources including business process improvement. As Dean of Engineering, David has led the design and development of Mohawk College's new Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation, which is designed to incorporate emerging technologies to ensure that students are job ready. The new Centre serves as a living lab for students and a demonstration site for industry partners. David is currently working to support the aerospace growth strategy and partnership with Economic Development Hamilton and McMaster University.


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