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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…


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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Jobena Petonoquot: The Rebellion of my Ancestors

October 17th, 2019

        By Chelsea Moore, The Plant The Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery recently showcased the work of renowned Fabric artist Jobena Petonoquot. She refers to this specific collection of works as an “ode to my grandfather and his resilience” which is the inspiration behind the title “The Rebellion of my Ancestors.” Her…

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CBC at Dawson College for our 50th

September 20th, 2019

CBC Daybreak did a live broadcast from Dawson College on Sept. 19 in honour of the 50th anniversary. Journalist Shari Okeke was on site, first in the Colab with the living garden wall and then in the Upper Atrium, from 5:45 a.m. until 9 a.m. Dawson College was featured throughout the show and the audience…


$38,000 raised at 14th Annual Dawson College Foundation Golf Tournament

June 27th, 2019

Presented by Alexis-Nihon, the major annual fundraising event took place June 12 at Summerlea Golf and Country Club in Vaudreuil. Over 140 golfers from Dawson College and the larger community served by the cegep enjoyed perfect weather conditions and a lovely day of golf and camaraderie that benefited students. The funds raised will go toward…


Celebrating our 2019 graduates!

June 26th, 2019

We welcomed 2,800 graduates into our community of Dawson College Alumni on June 18 at Convocation 2019 at Place des Arts. This 50th anniversary year class is one of the largest ever. “We are so very proud of each of our graduates,” said Richard Filion, Director General of Dawson College. “The number of Dawson graduates…


Actress Catherine Bérubé is Honourary Chair of Dawson’s 14th annual Golf Tournament

May 16th, 2019

Most Quebecers who watch television would recognize Dawson theatre grad Catherine Bérubé (Class of 2004) from the hit shows she has appeared in, such as 19-2, District 31, and Toute la Verité.  She is also known to fans of the video game Assassin’s Creed Unity, in which she played one of the main characters. TL;DR…

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“Colorectal Surgeon” stars Bowser and Blue, Dawson’s own Rodney Ramsey @Dawson March 30

March 25th, 2019

Comedian, actor and Virtual Reality entrepreneur Rodney Ramsey had a defining moment in his life at Dawson College. When he was studying in the Cinema-Communication program in the early 2000s, he remembers thinking “wow, this is me – this is exactly who I am.” Rodney recalled his Dawson experience in an interview a few weeks…


DawsCon: Anatomy of a successful software conference

January 22nd, 2019

Ken Fogel, long-time Computer Science coordinator and co-chair, got involved with a little project called NetBeans a few years ago that he hoped might lead to some added opportunities for students in the program and inspiration for software developers everywhere who wanted to attend a free conference in Montreal. Ken’s little project has grown into…

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