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Director General Richard Filion presents challenges, new opportunities in Welcome address

January 22nd, 2019

Read the full address here: Winter 2019 Welcome Address


Farewell Patrick Woodsworth: a beacon of higher education

January 22nd, 2019

After a storied career in higher education, from his PhD studies in German at McGill University, to 25 years of service at Dawson College and five years at the helm of the Regroupement des collèges du Montréal métropolitain (RCMM), Dr. Patrick Harold Woodsworth, the former Director General of Dawson College, has passed away peacefully at… Read More


Of books, festivals and book prizes

October 19th, 2018

In the busy Fall arts and literary season, Dawson is proud to have at least four of its faculty members engaging the greater community with exciting projects. Jacques Laval Jacques Laval of Industrial Design, though “retired” remains active in one of his passions, conservation efforts inspired by his love of nature especially around his home… Read More


Learning languages online and in active learning environments

October 19th, 2018

New Model of a College Level Course: A Language Course Part Online and Part in an Active Learning Classroom By Chantale Giguère Published October 11, 2018 | courtesy of ProfWeb As a French second language teacher, I like to experiment with new pedagogical approaches that engage students in their learning. In my French second language course,… Read More

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Pioneer of palliative care nursing leaves lasting legacy

October 17th, 2018

Jennifer Pratt Manitt was a member of Dawson’s first Nursing graduating class in 1972 who went on to become a pioneer in the practice of palliative care nursing, not only in administering pain medication, but most significantly in comforting the dying. Jennifer Manitt passed away on March 30, 2018 at the age of 66, ending… Read More


Legalized cannabis: What does it mean for Dawson?

October 16th, 2018

Canada is poised to usher in a new era with the legalization of cannabis, and Dawson College will respond to its social responsibility by informing its young population of students about the health, social and legal implications of this new law governing use and possession. It is clearly expressed in the provincial counterpart of the… Read More


Against Nihilism: a labour of love

August 14th, 2018

Humanities faculty member Maia Johnson-Stepenberg has written a book titled Against Nihilism: Nietzsche Meets Dostoevsky which has been published by Black Rose Books. She says it is a book inspired by and written for her students at the College.  It is an accessible new introduction to philosophers Nietzsche and Dostoevsky that compares their writings on… Read More

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Mars Matters: Exploring the Red Planet

August 14th, 2018

Dawson’s own Richard Soare (Geography) has been fascinated by Mars for many, many years. His fascination is shared by millions, but in his case, he has intimate familiarity with the planet through research and study, and is now an editor of Dynamic Mars: Recent Landscape Evolution on the Red Planet along with Susan J. Conway,… Read More

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$40,000 raised by Golf Tournament to support students

July 11th, 2018

The 13th edition of the Dawson College Foundation Golf Tournament, presented by Alexis Nihon, took place on June 13 at the Summerlea Golf and Country Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The rain held off until the last few holes, making for a good day on the course among friends, colleagues and partners. At the end of the… Read More


Nursing Profession Being Undervalued: Fiona Hanley

February 13th, 2018

Fiona Hanley, Nursing Program Coordinator, has eloquently but firmly called out the devaluation of the nursing profession and its detrimental effect on the healthcare system. Her letter to the editor published on February 13 in Le Devoir (in French) calls upon the Ministry of Health to enter into a dialogue with nurses practicing in every… Read More

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