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

Accounting Principles and Related Computer Applications (LCA.6X)
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Commercial Photography (NTA.1A)
Information Sessions: Wednesday, April 1st at 6:00 pm in room 3F.43 and Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm in room 3F.45
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Entrepreneurship
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Independent Video Game Design (NWE.33)
Information Sessions: Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 pm in room 3F.45 and Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30 pm in room 4C.1.
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Network Administration & Support (ELJ.3B)
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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.


Registration for the English Exit Test has started

The online registration for the May 13, 2015 English Exit Test IS NOW OPEN. It will be open from March 9 – 31, 2015 through your MyDawson portal. All students must pass the Exit Test to acquire a DEC.

To be eligible to write the English Exit Test, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Students who have successfully completed the three Block A English courses (603-101, 603-102, and 603-103) are eligible to write the examination. However, a student may register if he has only 603-102 or 603-103 left, and he is currently taking it. Students who have been granted Substitutions (SU) or Equivalencies (EQ) for English 603-101, 603-102, and/or 603-103, based on courses previously taken at college or university, are also eligible to write.
  • Students who attended high school/college/university outside of Canada prior to coming to Dawson, and who did those studies in a language other than English or French may be given an extra hour to complete the exam, i.e. a total of five hours rather than four. Any student who wishes to apply for the additional hour should bring a copy of his or her school/college/university transcripts to the Exit Test Coordinator, in Room 4B.3A as soon as possible and before the end of the registration period.

For further details, refer to the English Exit Test webpage.


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


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.

Please RSVP at EventBrite page:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/new-school-celebrates-celebrate-over-40-years-of-new-school-and-greta-tickets-15770167997

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

Read more about us at:
http://www.dawsoncollege/newschool

Like our event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/dawsonnewschoolcelebrates

Like New School on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/newschoolatdawson


2014 Tuition Tax Receipts

The 2014 tuition tax receipts (T2202A and Relevé 8) are now available through the MyDawson portal. To obtain your receipt, log into your portal and select “Tuition Tax Receipts” under “My Ominivox Services”.

Please ensure your social insurance number (S.I.N.) is added to your file before you retrieve your tax receipts. Just sign into your MyDawson portal and go under “My Omnivox Services” and then select “Personal File” and click on “Social Insurance Number”. Then add your 9 digit S.I.N. Finally confirm with your MyDawson password.

Tuition tax receipts will not be mailed unless a request is made at Student Fees in room 4B.5 or by calling 514-931-8731, local 1387.


 


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