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Practice your French with The CLÉO Podcast

November 19th, 2020

Dawson’s French-language tutoring centre, CLÉO, is offering a new way to practice French and share québécois culture: The CLÉO Podcast. The podcast (balado en français) episodes are between five to 10 minutes and are offered on an array of interesting topics, including author Gabrielle Roy, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and Expo 67. The first one was…

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Happy 1st anniversary to D News

November 19th, 2020

D News, Dawson’s biweekly web-based newsletter, turns 1 this month. The first issue was posted Nov. 12, 2019. The initiative was promoted by Director General Richard Filion, who wished to give the Dawson community a means of being informed. Growing value of D News “The analytics, feedback and participation suggest that D News has become…

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Dawson climate rebels in The Nature of Things Nov. 6

November 3rd, 2020

The 60th anniversary season premiere of The Nature of Things hosted by David Suzuki on Nov. 6 features an action-filled documentary that captures the beginnings of a movement that is changing the world. Rebellion brings viewers to the front lines of the climate rebellion, including Dawson College on Sept. 26, 2019, the day before the…

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4,000 new students contacted during outreach blitz

October 20th, 2020

The Student Services team conducted a huge outreach campaign during the week of Study Break, Oct. 13-16. About 60 employees contacted all 4,000 first-year full-time and part-time students, enrolled in the day programs, as well as Continuing Education and AEC programs. It was the first time the team has done an outreach operation of this…

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Students and teachers share online learning experience

October 20th, 2020

While being online is not the ideal learning environment for students or teachers, there are positive things about the experience at Dawson College. “There is no better experience than teaching and learning in a live classroom setting,” said 3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery teacher Raymon Fong. “I definitely miss the in-person engagement of the…

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Information Systems and Technology team providing support and solutions for Dawson’s online campus

October 20th, 2020

On March 13, Dawson College had 90 Zoom licenses and most people probably had never heard of the platform for virtual meetings. A month later, the College had 900 Zoom licenses and the platform had become part of the daily lives of students and employees. “Information Systems and Technology became the critical infrastructure for ensuring…

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Phones as teaching tools in the classroom

October 6th, 2020

Just before this semester began, the Adaptech Research Network completed a one-year ECQ-funded project entitled “Smart Phones: a Neglected Pedagogical Tool.” “We produced 10 deliverables including four tutorial videos about using smartphones in the physical and/or virtual classroom,” said Anick Legault, a psychology teacher from Dawson College. She added that the virtual classroom had to…

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Dawson’s first-ever Virtual Open House is Oct. 20-25

September 22nd, 2020

This year Dawson College is creating a compelling digital experience for prospective students and their parents. The aim is to create a vision of your future at Dawson and encourage you to apply to a program. Your Open House experience will include a redesigned Open House landing page, new program and profile videos addressing frequently…

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Volunteers kept gardens going and harvest shared with community

September 22nd, 2020

Despite the pandemic, the Sustainabili-Team volunteers and the Sustainability Office planted vegetable gardens and distributed the produce throughout the summer. In June and July, three to six volunteers came in every morning to take care of the gardens. Each week, there was enough food harvested to give to all the volunteers as well as to…

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Coming together for our students

September 22nd, 2020

The Dawson Student Union (DSU), the Student Services team of Dawson College and the Dawson College Foundation have come together to help students in need. “This year is very difficult for students who are already at risk,” said Yvonne Dudley of Dawson’s Financial Aid Office. “Even though the federal and provincial governments have been trying…

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