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Food justice toolkit developed by Dawson researchers and local community organizations now available

June 17th, 2021

Montreal, June 17, 2021  ̶  What issues are Montrealers facing daily when trying to put dinner on the table? The answers are as diverse as our neighbourhoods. Over the past two years, citizens and community organizations in six Montreal neighbourhoods have been collaborating with Dawson’s Food Justice and Sustainability Hub to improve access to healthy…


Robert Cassidy to bring fresh academic vision to Dawson as new Academic Dean

June 15th, 2021

Montreal, June 15, 2021—Dawson College is pleased to announce new academic leadership with the appointment of Robert Cassidy as its new Academic Dean. As CEGEP students across Quebec prepare for a return to the classroom in Fall 2021, Robert will lead the next chapter in pedagogical innovation and progress at Dawson. Robert holds a doctorate…


Meygan Brody is Dawson’s Valedictorian for the Class of 2021

June 1st, 2021

This year’s valedictorian is a future physician with a passion for social justice. Enriched Science student Meygan Brody has been selected to address Dawson’s Class of 2021 at Virtual Graduation on June 30. “I’m absolutely honoured,” Meygan said in an interview with Dawson’s Communications Office. “I really grew as a student and as a person…


Carmen Leung recognized with 2021 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award

June 1st, 2021

Dawson Chemistry teacher Carmen Leung “dedicates herself to teaching in ways that keep her students engaged and she contributes to all aspects of College life,” reads the announcement from SALTISE. This week, Carmen will be honoured with a 2021 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award at the SALTISE Conference happening June 2-4. “I don’t…


Selma Hamdani receives a mention d’honneur from the AQPC

June 1st, 2021

Dawson’s Psychology Profile Coordinator Selma Hamdani is incredibly grateful to receive a mention d’honneur from the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC). “Whatever I do, it is not by myself,” she said. “So many vibrant and great ideas are sparked everywhere at Dawson. I share this honour with the Dawson Active Learning Community (DALC), the…


Dawson students place third in college research contest

May 18th, 2021

Graduating Health Science students Isabeli Pizzani Maurutto and Jennifer Robert were selected by a jury as third-place winners of a province-wide competition for the best student research projects at the college level announced by the Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC) on May 11. Under the supervision of Dawson teachers and researchers Sylvia Cox…


Nursing teacher promotes environmental understanding for Quebec nurses

May 18th, 2021

For more than 20 years, Fiona Hanley has been an activist and researcher studying the impact of the environment on our health. In recent years, the Dawson Nursing Program teacher has been a key mobilizer in collaborating with the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) to create a climate change committee. “Our health…

Joint press statement from Dawson, John Abbott and Vanier in response to Bill 96

May 14th, 2021

Diane Gauvin, Director General of Dawson College; John Halpin, Director General of John Abbott College and John McMahon, Director General of Vanier College are issuing the following joint statement in response to the Quebec government’s tabling of Bill 96 “Loi sur la langue officielle et commune du Québec, le français” : We, the Directors General…


Hard-working student committed to social justice awarded Lieutenant Governor of Quebec’s Youth Medal

May 4th, 2021

Within her first month of arriving at Dawson College, Enriched Health Science student Sara Boubekri had become a class representative and was recruiting students to join her efforts to support education for girls in developing countries. Over her time at Dawson, which is set to end when she graduates at the end of this semester,…


Dawson Blue, volunteer & activist Niice Gédéon receives Lieutenant Governor of Quebec’s Youth Medal

May 4th, 2021

Maintaining high grades while playing for the Dawson Blues Division 1 women’s basketball team is an achievement that would make many students very proud. Dawson General Social Science student Niice Gédéon achieved that and much more and is now one of two Dawson students to be awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec’s Youth Medal. “During…

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