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Dr. Bonnie Freeman

McMaster social work professor recognized for outstanding contributions to community

Indigenous scholar, Dr. Bonnie Freeman is one of ten Mohawk College alumni honoured for contributions in business, community contributions .

Aug 20, 2019

Mohawk College recently announced the latest additions to its honored Alumni of Distinction. The 2019 honorees include an award-winning human rights activist, an industry trailblazer for women in skilled trades, and distinguished Indigenous university professor Dr. Bonnie Freeman from the School of Social Work.

A member of the Algonquin/Mohawk, Bear Clan from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Dr. Bonnie Freeman (1992) graduated from the Native Community Care: Counselling and Development – Mental Health Stream program at Mohawk College before pursuing a decorated academic career a with a particular focus on Indigenous women and youth and community healing.

She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at McMaster University.

The Alumni of Distinction awards recognize Mohawk College graduates for their career achievements and community contributions that provide an exceptional source of inspiration for future generations. This year’s recipients will be inducted into the Alumni of Distinction at a dinner on Oct. 10 at LIUNA Station in downtown Hamilton.

2019 Mohawk College Alumni of Distinction.