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Environmental students head to Mexico for a sustainability internship

This summer, four students from Dawson’s environmental profiles in both sciences and social sciences will embark on a six week internship to two Universities in the State of Morelos, Mexico to share ideas about sustainability and learn new practices. While in Mexico, we will work on the day to day maintenance of existing projects at the Universities and upon our return, we will share our new knowledge with the students and faculty at Dawson. However, to make this cross cultural exchange of knowledge and sustainable values possible we need your help, whether this be through giving a donation or spreading awareness! All the money collected from this campaign will be used to support student driven sustainability initiatives in Mexico. The students in Cuernavaca are very excited to connect with the Canadian interns, sharing knowledge, experiences, and working together to create a sustainable future. Thank you for your help and support!

Link to campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sustainability-internship-in-mexico

New AEC program: Venture Creation in the Creative and Cultural Industries

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?

Would you be interested in launching your own business or social enterprise in one of these creative industries? Architecture, Audiovisual, Commercial Photography, Crafts, Design, Entertainment, Fashion, Gaming, Gastronomy, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts, Publishing, Visual Arts, Writing.

Come to our information session: Wednesday April 15, 2015 @ 6:30pm OR Thursday May 7, 2015 @ 6:30pm

Click here for more information about this AEC program.

Peace Lecture Series – The Five Laws of Violence

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 the Dawson Centre for Peace Education is proud to host James Loney, author of Captivity: 118 days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War, speaking on the topic: The Five Laws of Violence. A social worker specializing in body-based trauma healing, James Loney is a lifelong pacifist and survivor of a hostage-taking in Baghdad. He has worked with the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) for nonviolent resolutions in conflict zones such as Iraq, Israel-Palestine, and between indigenous communities and the Canadian government. His book Captivity has been praised by Islamic Liberation Theologians, Rabbinic scholars, peace activists, writers, and Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Continue reading

Adult Education – Fall 2015 (Tuition Free – Technical Training Programs)

Accounting Principles and Related Computer Applications (LCA.6X)
Information Sessions: Tuesday, May 5th & Thursday May 28th at 6pm in room 3F.45.
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Commercial Photography (NTA.1A)
Information Sessions: Monday, April 27th at 6pm in room 3F.45
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Venture Creation in the Creative and Cultural Industries
Information Sessions: Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 pm in room 4C.1.
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Independent Video Game Design (NWE.33)
Information Sessions: Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30 pm in room 4C.1.
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Network Administration & Support (ELJ.3B)
The cohort starting on October 19th, 2015 is financed by Emploi-Québec. To be admitted to this program you must be referred by an Emploi-Québec agent.

Information Sessions: Thursday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm in room 3F.45 and Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00 pm in room 3F.43.
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Dawson wins the award for best amateur float!

Dawson braved one of the coldest St. Patrick’s Day parades in recent memory, and took home the Best Amateur Float award for the second year running. The float, designed by members of Campus Life and Leadership in conjunction with some of our creative students, and assembled painstakingly by Dawson locksmith Mike Sheehan and Dawson employees Pascal, Eric, and Farley, wowed the judges of the United Irish Societies of Montreal, who organize the annual parade.

Revelers on the float – students, staff and faculty of the College – stayed warm by dancing to the traditional Irish folk tunes of the Wickerman Band, who played live for the thousands of Montrealers in attendance. Congratulations Dawson!
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Participate in a workshop on safe printmaking

As Dawson expands its initiatives toward a more sustainable campus, many programs are adopting new practices to ensure that they do their part to reduce environmental impact.

One such program is Visual Arts, in which a new printmaking technique is being introduced that does away with the traditional chemical elements used in this art form. Teacher Claude Arseneault has researched and experimented with many techniques and is now sharing her knowledge.

After seeing the best results using the B.I.G. ground technique developed by Welsh artist Andrew Baldwin, Claude received training on the method and is currently introducing it to her courses.

She will also be offering a training course on how to use B.I.G. to other faculty members. Though priority will be given to Dawson teachers, faculty from other Cegeps are also welcome to participate, space permitting.

More information about the “Safe Etching with B.I.G.” workshops can be found here.

Dawson hosts Montreal Independent Games Festival

The Montreal Indie Games Festival (MIGF) will hold its first annual event on Saturday, March 28 at Dawson College.

The goal of the MIGF is to provide visibility for indie game developers and to create awareness of the indie scene to the general public. The main focus of the event is the exhibition of indie games on the show floor featuring various independent game studios primarily from Montreal.

In addition to this, the selected exhibitors will each be considered for one of 6 awards that seek to highlight achievements in design, art, sound, and innovation. The event will end with a public award ceremony commemorating the works of the exhibitors. Continue reading

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education wins again!

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is proud to announce the winners the first CICan Entrepreneurship Awards. The winning colleges and institutes were celebrated at CICan’s Enabling Entrepreneurship Symposium, which was hosted by Cégep Garneau in Québec City. CICan’s Entrepreneurship Awards recognize colleges and institutes’ excellence in promoting entrepreneurial values as a means of fostering innovation and supporting local economies.

Dawson College’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education is one of the proud winners in the Student Entrepreneurship category. Read more here: http://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/news-centre/news-release/cican-announces-entrepreneurship-award-winners.

Dawson’s Model United Nations compete in Toronto, Ottawa and Seoul

Twenty-six Dawson College Model United Nations students represented Dawson College at the University of Toronto’s NAMUN (North American Model UN) conference Feb. 19-22. This was the first time that they have gone to this conference.

Accompanied by Chris Bourne and Isabelle Carrier, the students debated, wrote resolutions, negotiated and ultimately came back with considerable success both collectively and individually.

Five of the 26 DCMUN delegates brought back awards – and all brought back memories of a great experience at a high level, well-organized conference. Continue reading


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