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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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More

(Left to right): Gisela Frias (Dawson College), Chris Adam (Dawson College), José Iván Fernández Galván (Sustainable Development Secretariat), Dr. Gustavo Urquiza Betltrán (Academic Secretary, UAEM), Dr. Ruben Castro Franco (Director of Graduate Studies)

Forum: Linking North-South through research on campus sustainability

March 31st, 2017

From March 13 – 15, 2017, Dawson faculty, staff and students participated in the Third Sustainable Campuses Research Forum, which took place at three partner institution campuses in the state of Morelos in Mexico. Dawson’s delegation was comprised of lead Sustainable Campuses Researcher and Dawson faculty member Gisela Frias, Sustainable Dawson’s Chris Adam, CRLT faculty… Read More

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Universal Design at Dawson, explained

February 7th, 2017

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework supports the growing need for the creation of pedagogy that responds to the increasingly diverse student demographic in post-secondary classrooms. At Dawson, we embrace this diversity and we understand that it includes students of varying cultures, backgrounds, abilities, learning preferences, ages and genders. Universal Design for Learning’s core… Read More

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Dawson College welcomes students and teachers from Rotteck Gymnasium in Freiburg, Germany

October 18th, 2016

On Thursday, October 13th, 2016, Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC) welcomed a group of 17 exchange students from Freiburg, Germany. This German language exchange brings together students from Dawson, Vanier and Collège Ahuntsic in Quebec and students from the Rotteck and Angell Gymnasiums in Freiburg, Germany. The German students are currently participating in a homestay… Read More

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