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North-South students go on virtual field trip to Cuba

March 23rd, 2021

Travelling to Cuba is the highlight of the North-South Studies (NSS) Profile in the Social Science Program at Dawson. “Every year, we go to a country in the South,” said Gisela Frias, the North-South Profile Coordinator. “This trip strengthens solidarity and establishes bonds and often lifelong friendships among the students.” The past two academic years,…

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Dawson student stars in Rustic Oracle

March 9th, 2021

Cinema | Communications student McKenzie Deer Robinson had been interested in acting since she was a kid. “I was always too shy,” she recalled in an interview with the Communications Office. When she was 16 years old, her mother noticed a call for auditions at the local bank in Kahnawake. “We both thought that maybe…

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Peer Mentor Program Continues to Support New Students

March 9th, 2021

In September of 2020, Dawson’s COVID-19 Steering Committee approved the creation of a student peer mentoring initiative. The plan was to assemble and train a team of second- and third-year students who would mentor new students adjusting to the remote learning environment. Once approved, the program was launched within the first three weeks of the…

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Life on Mars statistically probable according to Richard Soare’s research

February 23rd, 2021

Is there life on Mars? That question is propelling the mission of the Perseverance rover, which landed on the Red Planet Feb. 18. It has also driven the research of Dawson College Geography teacher and Mars researcher Richard Soare for over two decades. Specifically, Richard’s research has focused on finding evidence of near-surface ice in…

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Asia Mason: On the Road to Major

February 23rd, 2021

Asia Mason knew early on in her life that she wanted to be a photographer, but now the Photography major (Dawson, 2021) is not so sure.  Collage, film clips, and sound are making their way into her work. If you have been in the college and wondered about the work in the display cases outside…

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Powerful stories bring Indigenous perspectives to higher education

February 9th, 2021

Storytelling is at the heart of the oral cultures of Indigenous peoples in Canada. A unique project in Quebec led by Dawson College faculty uses storytelling to advance the inclusion and welcome of Indigenous cultures and students in higher education institutions. “Our project is about changing the culture in academic institutions, underlining the need for…

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Dawson grad is candidate to watch on Star Académie

February 9th, 2021

Queenie Clément (Class of 2017, ALC- Cinema | Communications) is a candidate to watch on the upcoming season of Quebec talent show Star Académie. On one of the first shows of the season, well known Quebec musician and host Ariane Moffatt exclaimed “mic drop!” in response to Queenie’s performance. Another host of the show, Gregory…

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Second video of Dawson community reactions to AASHE Gold for leadership in sustainability

February 9th, 2021

The community of Dawson College has worked for over a decade to create an educational institution where they develop well-being for themselves, others and the planet. Dawson is truly living up to its core value of well-being for all. In December 2020, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) confirmed Dawson…

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Turn on your camera for a better learning experience

February 9th, 2021

In a joint statement issued Jan. 13, the federations representing all CEGEP students, faculty and colleges urged students to turn on their cameras. Dawson shares the concern raised in this statement, namely that “offering pedagogical activities when cameras are deactivated is an issue that affects the learning experience for both students and teachers.” Dawson has…

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Thirza Cuthand: Reclamations

February 9th, 2021

When the pandemic first struck last March, curator and Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery administrator Rhonda Meier, began thinking of what could be done if life stayed completely online for the next six or more months.  With online projects being the obvious solution, she leapt to program Thirza Cuthand, a Plains Cree/Scots artist whose work…

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