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Two Dawson students honoured with Lt-Gov. Youth Medal, Joseph Anali Kapita (Left) and Kiana Lalavi (Right)

Two Dawson students honoured with Lt-Gov. Youth Medal

May 31st, 2023

For their commitment to making their corner of the world a better place, graduating students Joseph Anali Kapita and Kiana Lalavi received the Lieutenant-Governor’s Youth Medal. “Joseph co-founded an organization named One to One,” said Billi-Jo Poirier, on leave from the Campus Life and Leadership Team, who nominated Joseph. “The organization enables immigrants to help…

Outstanding Dawson individuals honoured with Forces Avenir awards

May 17th, 2023

Three members of the Dawson community were honoured with Forces Avenir awards on May 4: students Kitenge Kayembe and Fred-Dgennie Louis were recognized, respectively, for commitment and perseverance. Physics faculty member Joel Trudeau was honoured for his commitment to students. Kitenge Kayembe From a young age, Kitenge Kayembe has felt a need to go for…

Mahsa Amini’s legacy is alive at Dawson

May 17th, 2023

In September 2022, Mahsa Amini was arrested in Iran for not wearing a hijab correctly. Eyewitnesses say she was severely beaten. Hours later, she died at the age of 22. Mahsa had just been admitted to university and intended to pursue law. Her death sparked protests in Iran and around the world. At Dawson, the…

A student community built on sustainability is definitely a Forces Avenir

May 17th, 2023

The student-run Dawson Sustainability Community is committed to supporting Dawson College’s award-winning, globally recognized commitment to sustainability. Led by Environmental Science students Narcisse Hassan and Kaligua Rochon, the students have worked on a variety of projects that support Dawson’s goal of promoting sustainability through reconnecting people, communities, and Nature. On May 4, Narcisse and Kaligua…

Oasis poster by Sarah Fatouros

Student comes third in North American aluminum design contest

May 17th, 2023

Third-year Industrial Design student Sarah Fatouros was awarded third place at the Aluminum Extrusion Design contest organized by the ET Foundation, which supports education and research on aluminum extrusion processes and technologies. Sarah’s “Oasis” design is for shelving that is especially designed for retail spaces. It offers adjustable shelf heights with built-in accent lighting. The modular design…

Interior Design student receives honourable mention in continental competition

May 17th, 2023

Interior Design student Nho Phuc (Kap) Nguyen received an honourable mention in a North American design competition. His work was recognized from among 150 projects from Canada, USA and Mexico in the 2023 FORM Student Innovation Competition. The project was developed in Dawson’s 5th semester Furniture Design course taught by Phil Fontaine. As part of…

3D Animation and Dawson college's Computer Generated Imagery student Second Place (tied): Angela Chiarelli for Outplayed

Dawson grads dominate Hudson Film Fest

May 17th, 2023

Class of 2022 graduates of Dawson’s 3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery Program won most of the prizes for emerging filmmakers at the 2023 Hudson Film Festival in April. “We’re really proud of our students and their films,” said Charles Le Guen, Program Coordinator. “We hope more students opt to send their films to festivals!…

Renee Condo by Sylvia Trotter Ewens

Students interview visual artist Renee Condo

May 3rd, 2023

This week, Dawson College became one of the few places in Canada to host an exhibition by a nominee of the prestigious Sobey Art Award. Renee Condo is a visual artist of Mi’gmaw descent, hailing from the community of Gesgapegiag, Québec. Shifting Perspectives features her artwork constructed from wooden beads at the Warren G. Flowers…

Image of worms eating compost

New waste management team at Dawson

May 3rd, 2023

A waste management team consisting of worms will begin working at Dawson this spring thanks to a grant from Colleges and Institutes Canada. Their task is simple: consume the organic waste we throw into our hallway sorting stations and transform it into nutrient-rich fertilizer for our gardens. The initial group will be about 30,000 red…

Professional Photography students staff grad portrait pop-up studio

May 3rd, 2023

The Dawson Professional Photography students partnered again this year with Campus Life and Leadership (CLL) and members of the Information Systems and Technology (IST) to offer graduation portraits to over 600 of 2023 Dawson grads. The collaboration is an excellent example of communities working together to achieve mutually beneficial goals. CLL has previously offered graduation…

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