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Congratulations Dawson College on AASHE Gold: reactions from government, leaders and others

December 16th, 2020

  « Je souhaite féliciter le Collège Dawson pour son engagement dans la lutte contre les changements climatiques. Les établissements d’enseignement supérieur, en tant que lieu de formation et en tant qu’institution, sont des acteurs importants pour le développement d’une communauté plus résiliente.  L’obtention d’une reconnaissance internationale en la matière témoigne des efforts investis pour…


International GOLD rating for Dawson’s leadership in sustainability

December 15th, 2020

After more than a decade of work implementing a vision of sustainability and well-being for all, Dawson College has achieved the international gold standard for leadership in sustainability. A third-party review team in the U.S. rated Dawson with the highest points in the gold category for any diploma-granting college in the world. The Association for…


Retirement of Richard Filion

December 15th, 2020

Director General Richard Filion will be retiring on Dec. 31, 2020 after 40 years of work in the CEGEP network. Richard began his term as Director General in January 2005 and was on duty at the time of the shooting in 2006. Under his leadership, the Dawson College community responded to these events in creative,…

Mia Kennedy

Dawson students and graduates speak about value of their CEGEP to Quebec

December 15th, 2020

Journalists and politicians in Quebec have said a lot of things about Dawson College recently. We thought it would be interesting for you to hear what some current Dawson students and some recent graduates think about their attachment to the French language and québécois culture. Dawson French department encouraged application to Université Laval Hayley Mendel,…

Ian Hamilton

“Interrupted” Photography exhibit visible from outside on de Maisonneuve Blvd.

December 15th, 2020

Our lives are interrupted, but still moving forward. In a semester when our corridors are quiet, and the walls, usually full of colour, have been bare and blank, the Professional Photography program is proud to present “Interrupted,” an exhibition of our third-year students’ images. The photographs of our graduating-year students are hanging in the 2 G…


Montreal UN Conference hosted by Dawson drew 500 participants

December 15th, 2020

Dawson College hosted the 7th Edition of the Montreal United Nations Conference on Nov. 20-22. This is an important Model United Nations event that welcomes delegates from both the Greater Montreal Area and abroad. Traditionally held on campus, this year required innovation and adaptation, like so many pedagogical activities, and the conference was moved online…


Fall Awards celebrate our students’ perseverance in tough times

December 15th, 2020

More than anything, the purpose of the Fall Awards is to encourage Dawson College students to aim high, persevere and put their best efforts into their education. The Fall 2020 semester has been perhaps the most challenging semester for students in the history of the College. These awards are usually presented at a special evening…

Joung Hwa Pak

Howlett Family doubles Nursing award recipients during pandemic year

December 1st, 2020

The Howlett family thought that Nursing students needed extra encouragement in the context of the pandemic. This semester, four future nurses from Dawson College were honoured and encouraged by receiving the Anne-Marie Howlett Memorial Award. “2020 has been a challenging year on so many fronts for so many students,” said Brian Howlett, Anne-Marie’s brother. “Studying…


Carmela Gumelli to serve as Interim Academic Dean

December 1st, 2020

The Board of Governors appointed Carmela Gumelli to the position of Academic Dean at their Nov. 25 meeting. Carmela will serve an interim term from Jan. 1- June 30, 2021. With the support of the managers in the Registrar’s Office and her fellow deans, Carmela will continue as Dean of Academic Systems while taking on…

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Governor General’s Medal recipient rowing her way to the top

December 1st, 2020

Catherine Chénier-Gagnon returned to Dawson College on Nov. 24 to receive the Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal. Academic Dean Diane Gauvin presented the medal to Catherine at an intimate and socially distanced ceremony witnessed by her parents and a few teachers. The medal means that Catherine, a graduate of Science (Health), achieved the highest overall…

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