Mohawk, HPL partner on research project to support student-caregivers


Mohawk College and the Hamilton Public Library (HPL) are partnering on a new research project to help college students balance their academic life and caregiving responsibilities. Mohawk’s College Student Success Innovation Centre and HPL will develop, implement, and evaluate a new model of educational support programming–called “tandem educational programming”–that supports student caregivers and their dependents in the same space at the same time. The aim of the model is to provide dedicated learning time for student-caregivers without separating them from their caregiving roles. The initial three years of this research project will support local student-caregivers, but there are plans to create a scalable model of the project that can be applied to other communities across Canada.