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Food justice toolkit developed by Dawson researchers and local community organizations now available

June 17th, 2021

Montreal, June 17, 2021  ̶  What issues are Montrealers facing daily when trying to put dinner on the table? The answers are as diverse as our neighbourhoods. Over the past two years, citizens and community organizations in six Montreal neighbourhoods have been collaborating with Dawson’s Food Justice and Sustainability Hub to improve access to healthy…

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Powerful stories bring Indigenous perspectives to higher education

February 9th, 2021

Storytelling is at the heart of the oral cultures of Indigenous peoples in Canada. A unique project in Quebec led by Dawson College faculty uses storytelling to advance the inclusion and welcome of Indigenous cultures and students in higher education institutions. “Our project is about changing the culture in academic institutions, underlining the need for…

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Making the world more inclusive

March 2nd, 2020

Conducting applied research to improve the lives of people living in a disabling situation has been the work of CRISPESH for almost 10 years. CRISPESH is the name of a CCTT (College Centre for the Transfer of Technologies) at Dawson College in partnership with the Cégep du Vieux Montréal that is unique in Quebec. CCTTs…

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Electro Tech students power new community radio station in Mexico

May 13th, 2019

Figuring out the power supply for a brand new community radio station in Mexico was one of the projects in the power electronics course referred to as Power Supplies, a second-year class in the Electronics Engineering Technology Program (Electro Tech) at Dawson College this past semester. “Dawson’s Sustainability Office hooked us up with a great…

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Dawson is influencing Education!

June 12th, 2018

Dawson College has played a large part in the transformation of Cookshire Elementary school in the Eastern Townships into a ‘Living School’ that incorporates nature into all aspects of the learning process to help reduce stress and benefit from the positive impacts, both mentally and physically, of being connected to the natural world. Among the…

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Students Travel to Costa Rica for Ecology & Culture Course

January 31st, 2018

Twenty keen and adventurous students travelled to Costa Rica this month to explore one of the most biodiverse places on the planet as part of our Ecology & Culture complimentary course. Students got to discover flora and fauna hands-on, studying adaptations to the various natural environments, including the tropical dry forest, tropical wet forest and…

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North-South Profile Students Return from Nicaragua

January 19th, 2018

Students of the North-South Studies profile recently returned from a month-long social justice/solidarity trip to Nicaragua. The group travelled to the cities of Managua, León and Granada, but spent the bulk of their fieldtrip in small villages while living individually with local families. The villages included Las Pozas and El Carrizal in the western part…

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Delving Deeper into Student Data Visualization with Program Analytics

November 29th, 2017

In October 2017, I attended the presentation “Program Analytics”, led by Sameer Bhatnagar and Jonathon Sumner, held as part of the Ped Day activities at Dawson College. I came away from the session thoroughly impressed by Dawson’s learning analytics initiative. I contacted the workshop leaders in hopes that they would share their project details with…

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5 Environmental Science Students in Mexico for the Sustainable Campuses Internship

May 31st, 2017

Five students from the Environmental Science profile have landed in Mexico for a six week Sustainable Campuses internship. The students will spend six weeks at two partner schools: the Prepatoria Comunitaria de Tres Marías (UAEM) and the Universidad Politécnica del Estado de Morelos. The students will work to advance sustainability projects within each school and…

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Dawson, 14 other CEGEPs to receive government support for entrepreneurial studies

May 4th, 2017

Dawson is one of 15 CEGEPs from across Quebec to join forces to participate in an exciting new project called the Projet d’éducation entrepreneuriale au cégep, or PEEC, to develop and share expertise in entrepreneurship. Hélène David, Minister responsible for Higher Education made the announcement in conjunction with Directors General involved, including Richard Filion who…

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