the Board of Directors

msa president's welcome message

Hello Mohawk College Students,


My name is Garrett Blair. I was in the 4th semester of the Child and Youth Care Program, and I am your new Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) President for the 2020-2021 year! I am excited to meet all of you, and I look forward to the year ahead.


As the incoming President, I encourage all Mohawk College students to get involved with the campus community and reach out when you need help. The MSA is here to help Mohawk College students succeed and maximize your college experience academically and in many other ways. Through the MSA’s four pillars, student advocacy and engagement, life services, and events and activities, I want my fellow Mohawk College students to know that we are always here for you.


To new students, welcome to Mohawk College. This college has taught me a lot of valuable life lessons and has helped me grow and develop as a person and as a professional. The supports offered here will provide you with assistance when you need it. We, here at the MSA strive to make your transition easier, and we are always here to help. We have student leaders that make up our Board of Directors, as well as our Student Representative Committees to really allow you to get involved on Campus. We host fun events, such as Frosh and Frost Week, Pub Nights, Club events, and many more, so you can take a break and relax. As the largest student employer on campus, we are proud to provide part-time employment opportunities that work around your class schedule. So if you are looking for a job at on campus, want to get involved, or check out what else the MSA has to offer, take some time to explore


To our returning students, welcome back! This could be your last year here, or maybe not if you have more schooling after this. I want you all to know that the MSA is here to support you as your Mohawk College built-in best friend. From events to our Health and Dental Plan, HSR pass, legal counselling, Career Closet, and other services offered, we are here to lead you a hand to make this year is a successful one. The MSA wants to make sure you feel taken care of and part of the campus community, so reach out to us. There might be some familiar faces on the Board, so come on by to G109 and check out the MSA, when the time allows us to be on campus again. In the meantime, please reach out to us, and we can meet virtually.


These past few months, we have had a lot of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to reassure you that students have been at the forefront of all of our minds and decisions. I know that you might be afraid, frustrated, worried, or any other feeling, and since I am a student as well, I understand those feelings. Please continue to follow Public Health’s’ guidelines to keep you, your family, and people around you safe, as we navigate this unprecedented time together.


I want to congratulate you all on choosing Mohawk College, and I look forward to meeting you throughout the year. I am always open to hearing from my fellow Mohawk College students. I want to assure all of you that I, along with the other members of the Board of Directors, will work for your support and trust every day. Please make the most of your year, study hard, and make connections that will last you a lifetime!




Garrett Blair

MSA President

The Mohawk Students' Association Board of Directors are
here to represent students.

Government Representation

The MSA Board of Directors works throughout the year to represent the over 30,000 full-time, part-time, continuing education, and apprenticeship students of Mohawk College on a federal, provincial, and community level. The Board holds seats on many committees to ensure the student voice is heard. Please help the MSA Board represent you to the best of their abilities by contacting them with any issues that are important to you.


College Representation

The MSA Board of Directors is also here to represent you within Mohawk College. From academic appeals to parking appeals, they will provide you with valuable information and also work with you and the college to resolve any issues you may have.

What are MSA Elections?


The Mohawk Students’ Association is governed by an elected group of students who comprise the Board of Directors. These student leaders provide direction for the organization and represent the student voice at Mohawk College.


Each year, an election is held to fill these positions. Full-time students are eligible to run for available positions on the Board of Directors, and all students are eligible to vote in the election. The candidate nomination period takes place in January of each year, followed by the voting period in February.

Your 2020/2021 board of directors

Garrett Blair


T: 905-575-2393

Pameer Sethi

Vice President, External Advocacy

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Samira Malik

Director, IAHS

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Teagan Myers

Director, Fennell

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Catirina Ekonomidis

Director, Fennell

Tina Vineham

Director, Fennell

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Jonah Schaufler-Biback


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Ashik Ashik

Vice President, Internal Advocacy

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Tyler Harnish

Vice President, Finance

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Director, Stoney Creek



Mohi Ahmed

Director, Fennell

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Samar Alkhawaja

Director, Fennell

Sheldon Coombs

Past President

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Our Offices

Fennell Campus (Hamilton)

135 Fennell Ave W, Room G109

Hamilton, ON  L9C 0E5


Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS - McMaster)

1400 Main St West, Room 112
Hamilton, ON  L8S 1C7

905.575.1212 ext 6411

Stoney Creek Campus

481 Barton Street, Room A125
(Fitness Centre) Stoney Creek, ON  L8E 2L7

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