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DAWSCON software conference is on!

November 19th, 2020

DAWSCON, the free software conference at Dawson College, is on as usual this year. The fifth annual conference for students and developers will be taking place virtually on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. “This year, we’re going international because we can,” said organizer and Computer Science faculty member Ken Fogel. “It is really exciting having a…

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Dawson’s first Virtual Open House a success

November 3rd, 2020

A Dawson College team worked for months to transform Open House into a virtual event. “It was an amazing community effort during extremely isolating times,” said lead organizer Lucy Segal of the Communications Office. “It was an enormous challenge to pitch something completely new, but everyone was receptive and despite new measures and limitations, I…

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Dawson creates compelling online experience for Open House Oct. 20-25

October 19th, 2020

MONTREAL (Oct. 19, 2020) – The first-ever Virtual Open House of Dawson College begins Tuesday, Oct. 20 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 25. The experience will launch from the 2020 Open House landing page on the Dawson website: www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/open-house For students considering applying to CEGEP for Fall 2021, Dawson will be offering: 22 technical programs…

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Open House will launch 46 new videos and offer daily chat opportunities

October 6th, 2020

Dawson College will be offering 22 career programs and five pre-university programs in the Fall 2021 Semester. The Medical Ultrasound Technology Program will be offered for the first time at Dawson and for the first time in English in Quebec. In addition to that, the pre-university programs of Arts, Literature and Communication, Science and Social…

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Resistance and Resilience opens Oct. 8

October 6th, 2020

Following the success of Skénn:en: Peace and Decolonization (2017) and Queer and Peace (2018), Diana Rice (Programming Coordinator, Peace Centre) prophetically conceived of a project that would provide a space for those voices traditionally unheard and often ignored: Legacy and racialized immigrant communities. Once again collaborating with Rhonda Meier of the Warren G. Flowers Art…

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Peace Week 2020

September 8th, 2020

Continuing the Conversation: Reimagining, Rebuilding, Reconnecting The semester has started. Usually a time of excitement and exhilaration as the Dawson College community dives into the beautiful trifecta of educating, engaging, and enriching.  This year is different. The halls are devoid of the cacophony of laughter and chatter, rendering the College strangely subdued. We aren’t congregating,…

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Making space for everyone is a step toward decolonization

January 27th, 2020

An inviting circle to welcome everyone was the set-up of a Dawson College classroom for a Ped Days workshop led by Catherine Richardson Jan. 14. “How can you be part of a community if you are looking at the backs of fellow students?” Catherine asked. The workshop was entitled Decolonizing Practices in Education and was…

Keynote Ped Days speaker Usha James used soccer photo to teach critical thinking

What does a soccer photo have to do with critical thinking?

January 20th, 2020

In her keynote address entitled Creating Thinking Classrooms at Dawson College Ped Days Jan. 14, Usha James shared a photo of a soccer player about to kick the ball near the net. She asked the audience of about 140 teachers, professionals and support staff how likely it was that the player scored a goal or…

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World’s top Java experts were at Dawson College Jan. 10 for software conference

January 20th, 2020

Some of the top speakers in the world on the Java language and software development were at Dawson College Jan. 10 to speak at DAWSCON, the fourth annual software development conference organized by Ken Fogel of the Computer Science Technology Program. “It was the best conference yet and we had the attendance I have been…

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Adapting to the “Phigitals” a.k.a Generation Z

November 4th, 2019

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it,” Josée Garceau quoted George Orwell during her talk for teachers and professionals at Dawson Oct. 18. Dawson’s Faculty Hub invited Garceau, who worked at the University of Sherbrooke for over 25…

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