Dawson College participates in the Jazzmen Park Social Innovation Design Charette

Karine Lachance (3rd year Interior Design), Amy Spingle, Rachel Anderson, and Liu, Han Szu (all 2nd year Interior Design students) and Lina Callisto (2nd year Industrial Design student) participated on one of the five multidisciplinary and inter-institutional teams each.

March 2014: Five Dawson College students from Interior and Industrial Design programs recently participated in the Jazzmen Park design competition in Little Burgundy. The intensive design charette was organized by the Coalition de la Petite Bourgogne under the leadership of the École d’innovation citoyenne1 spearheaded by the École de technologie supérieure (ETS), a French language Montreal engineering university. Students from ETS and five other schools: Dawson College, McGill University, CEGEP Andre Laurendeau, Université de Montreal, and UQAM, participated. The goal of the Charette was to develop a new identity for the Jazzmen park.

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Dawson College multidisciplinary team wins second place during the local 24-hours of Innovation Competition.

May 27 & 28, 2014: The 24-hours of innovation challenge is a competition originating in France that challenges participants to propose solutions to problems presented by the community, industry or universities. This year’s challenges included engineering, design and quality of life challenges. Teams of 5 to 10 participants work together over a 24-hour period to prepare a proposal and pitch on video. Prizes are awarded for the most innovative solutions. This global event gathers more than 1,000 students in 10 countries on five continents. In Montreal, the École de technologie superieure is the go-to place for this competition. For a list of all the challenges and more information on the competition: 24-hours of innovation.

We would like to congratulate our Dawson College team who picked Challenge #17 – Reinventing Stairs: “How do we make stairs more attractive to users?”
Take look at this second place winning video.

Congratulations to:
Zhuoran Wang Shanghai Normal University, visiting professor
David Weeks Industrial Design Faculty
Scott Millar Interior Design Faculty

Amy Spingle Interior Design student
Thohahen:Te McComber Industrial Design student
Olivia Serrano Industrial Design student
Olivia Lusterio-Adler Cinema & Communications student
Olivier Magne Cinema & Communications student
Angelika Selivanova Health Science student
Dara Aghamirkarimi., Masters student at ETS-Creativity & Innovation
Adjaout Abdelkrim Masters student at ETS, Mech. Eng.

Special thanks goes out to Olivier Magne, a Cin. Vid. Comm student who pulled an all-nighter to put the video together.


Dawson College is honored to be a part of Montreal’s new innovation ecosystem – Le Quartier de l’innovation

May 14, 2013: Two Dawson College Interior Design students, Mathilde Chauvin-Amyot and Laura Coss-MacDonald accompanied by their teacher Scott Millar, attended the inauguration of the Quartier de l’innovation (QI) championed by the École de technologie supérieur (ETS) and McGill University. The QI is defined by the boundaries of the Montreal Sud-Ouest. Dawson College is one of many partners in an ETS-led project called École de l’innovation citoyenne, which aims to improve the quality of life in the Quartier de l’innovation. Our two students will be busy planning a series of activities culminating in a special edition of 24 heures de l’innovation, organized by ETS.

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Madeleine Bazerghi

Project Lead, Entrepreneurship Initiative
Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education
Dawson College
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Last Modified: January 23, 2015