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SALTISE’s 4th annual conference to be held at John Abbott College on June 2, 2015

Active learning is a response to the classic student question: “Why do we have to learn this?” or its closely related cousin: “Will this be on the test?”. SALTISE is a symbiotic community of developers and users of active learning pedagogies. SALTISE provides resources – human and material – for the development or implementation of active learning in Quebec. The annual conference provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the application of theory and development of best practices related to active learning.

This year’s theme is: Inspiring Learning, Leveraging Evidence: Changing Models for Designing Instruction. The Conference is expected to attract more than 200 university and college faculty, staff, professionals and administrators; and, graduate students. These individuals come from a diversity of disciplines and interests including, but not limited to: education, science, social science, professional development, educational ITC personnel, teaching assistants, and educational suppliers.

More details about the event and a link to register can be found here.
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Participate in a summer camp in China

The Confucius Institute in Quebec is providing CEGEP students with the opportunity to enjoy a summer camp in China from August 1-15, 2015. This is a cultural exchange so you must have knowledge of Canadian and Quebec culture to take part in this camp. Students are responsible for the cost of their flight and medical insurance but the Confucius Institute is paying for two weeks room and board as well as all transportation in China.

A tentative schedule, application requirements and contact details can be found here.

The deadline to apply is May 30, 2015.

Attention returning day students

Your regular full-time student fees ($170) for the Fall 2015 semester have now been assessed and are required to be paid in full by June 5, 2015.  Please note that you  will not be able to register for Fall 2015 until these fees and any other outstanding fees are paid in full.

If you are not planning to return for Fall 2015, please go to the REGISTRAR’s office in room 2D.6 to complete a form requesting the cancellation of your Fall 2015 semester.  This is a required procedure in order to cancel your invoiced amounts for Fall 2015.

New students will be able to pay their invoices from June 8 to June 30.

Dawson students win again at the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest!

It is with great pleasure that the Dawson College Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship announces a win for our students at the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest! This is the 2nd year in a row Dawson students have been honoured with a prize.

Eweek’s Dawson Den finalist Meghan Dove Designs represented the college as the winner of a $2000 grant from Desjardins. Meghan was chosen for her educational social network project ‘Ped Day’, an application for schools that combines the best of Facebook groups, LinkedIn and Omnivox, and is intended to unite and improve the education experience of students across programs, schools, the country and around the world.  Continue reading

Something to celebrate! 40+years of New School

Calling all New Schoolers, young and not so young. On May 30, Dawson will host a New School anniversary/reunion party for alumni, facilitators, students and friends; it will also be an opportunity to toast Greta Hofmann Nemiroff on her retirement as the New School’s most vocal proponent.

This long overdue celebration will include photos, memories, and testimonials of New School’s long legacy of critical humanistic education. There will be a light buffet, some drink, music, and a fun array of testimonials that will be brought together with the help of many generations of New Schoolers.

Festivities start at 6 p.m.

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Contributions at the door: $10, includes a drink ticket; $2 for current students (no drink ticket)

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