New Faculty Orientation – January 16, 2023

November 24th, 2022

The winter New Faculty Orientation will be held in person on January 16, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.    Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation is designed to introduce new faculty to information about college services and procedures, teaching at the college-level, and tips for engaging students.  The orientation includes asynchronous and synchronous components:  Welcome…

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Submit Proposals for the Intercollegiate Ped Days!

November 17th, 2022

It is time to submit your proposal to present at the annual Intercollegiate Ped Days! The conference will take place virtually, on January 10 and 11, 2023. The deadline for submissions is November 27th at 11:59pm Read more about this event by clicking on this document: Intercollegiate Ped Days 2023

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The Biases within Co-Design – a SALTISE webinar – Friday Dec. 2

November 17th, 2022

SALTISE | The Biases within Co-Design: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue with our Emerging Scholars Circle December 02, 2022 | 2:30 – 4:00 AM   Picking up from the 2022 SALTISE Conference and the insights from Dr. Gomez’s webinar on October 6th, our panel of emerging researchers reunite to critically explore their own experiences of collaborative design…

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Read the Creative Collective for Change (CC4C) November Newsletter Here

November 9th, 2022

The Creative Collective for Change seeks to bring students, teachers, administrators, ​activists, artists and curators ​together to work towards developing opportunities for addressing complex social issues in creative, constructive and critical ways. Our approach is interdisciplinary, inspired by artistic forms of activism and the theory and practice of nonviolence. Creative Collective for Change Website Latest…

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SALTISE Webinar: Workshopping Principles of a Collaborative Design Partnerships Mode – November 11

November 7th, 2022

About this event In the first of this 2-part webinar series, Dr. Kim Gomez discussed how working collaboratively in partnership can be enhanced through the use of co-design, an exciting and evidence-based approach to increasing the likelihood of successful adoption and implementation of innovative educational initiatives. Montreal-based examples of such initiatives include the Learning Communities…

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Recovering Student Engagement at Mid-course Time

November 4th, 2022

November 2, 2022 Faculty Focus Anna Conway, EdD Around the semester midpoint you may be noticing that some of your students are becoming overwhelmed, may lack motivation, or feel disconnected from the class. Sound familiar? Unlike the end-of-semester feedback, when gathering formative feedback on what’s helping or hindering student learning might be too late, mid-term…

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Ped Day Keynote Speaker is Roger Azevedo!

October 4th, 2022

Ped Day Keynote Speaker is Roger Azevedo, Ph.D.  Ped Day will be held on October 14th. The schedule will be available shortly! Dr. Azevedo is a Professor in the School of Modeling Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Departments of Computer Science and Internal Medicine…

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Essentials of Competency-based Programs – Available to faculty asynchronously

September 28th, 2022

The Essentials of Competency-based Programs is designed to facilitate a shared understanding of and common language for discussing competency-based programs and competency development within our community. The Essentials of Competency-based Programs is for: faculty new to teaching faculty with experience but new to the CEGEP network seasoned college teachers with experience in the CEGEP network…

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Anxiety problems are up by nearly a third among postsecondary students since 2018

September 21st, 2022

Flexibility in the delivery of mental health services will be key for this school year, the co-authors of a new report say. BY MOIRA MACDONALD | SEP 20 2022 University Affairs.ca Anxiety, academic difficulties related to online learning, concentration problems and pandemic fatigue have been named in a national report as leading reasons why students…

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Congratulations ECQ Grant Recipients!

August 31st, 2022

In July, the Minister of Higher Education announced a total of $214,988 in Entente Canada-Quebec (ECQ) grants for Dawson from the 2022-23 call for projects launched last March. Here is a list of the new projects funded, including brief summaries:   Experiential Learning and Community-Based Fieldwork in the Local and Global Context Gisela Frias (Geography)…

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